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Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, affectionately known as "St. John's" by its parishioners, warmly welcomes you to our website.

We are located in the heart of Center City, providing spiritual enrichment for local residents, daily commuters, and visitors to our city of brotherly love.

St. John the Evangelist has been bringing the Good News to Philadelphia for 179 years. Two canonized saints have ties to St. John's: St. John Neumann and St. Katharine Drexel.

In 1941, St. John's established Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church as a mission chapel. Twenty years later we opened St. John's Hospice to serve the homeless.

Our parish is a community of communities. There is a group for everyone -- from young adults, to healthcare professionals to the musically inclined. Stop by anytime. We'd love to see you!

Ascension Thursday Mass Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 May 2016 01:41

Ascension Thursday Mass Schedule

May 5, 2016

Upper Church

Lower Church

7:00 am

7:45 am

8:30 am

11:30 am

12:05 pm

12:30 pm

1:05 pm

5:15 pm

6:00 pm

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 01:56
2nd Raffle of Painting by Bhavisha PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 02 April 2016 16:15

For just $10.00, enter to win an oil painting by Bhavisha shown below.  

Simply click the link below and follow the instructions.


The winner will be personally notified and the name published on St. John's Facebook page.

Funds raised through this raffle are exclusively for the preservation of St. John's Church

historical building.

Red Skies at Night

To learn more about Bhavisha and view her other works, go to 


Last Updated on Saturday, 02 April 2016 18:51


Parish Calendar

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Mass Schedule

Weekdays: 7:45 a.m. (lower church); 8:30 a.m. (lower church); 12:05 p.m.; 1:05 p.m.; 5:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7:45 a.m. (lower church); 12:05 p.m.; 5:15 p.m. Vigil for Sunday
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday-Saturday: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday before First Friday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Vigil of Weekday HolyDays
: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Not available on Holy Days


Vigil of Weekday HolyDays: 5:15 p.m. (upper church)

Weekday Holy Days: 7:45 a.m. (lower church); 8:30 a.m. (lower church); 12:05 p.m. (lower church); 12:30 p.m. (upper church); 1:05 p.m. (lower church); 5:15 p.m. (lower church); 6:00 p.m. (upper church)




Directions & Parking Info

Eastbound I-676 / Vine Street Expressway
(from western PA, from I-76)

Take the Broad Street exit. Bear right at exit ramp, turning onto 15th street. After passing City Hall, turn left onto Chestnut Street. Pass Macy's department store. Turn left onto 13th Street. Saint John's will be on the right.

Westbound I-676 / Vine Street Expressway
(from NJ, from I-95)

Take the Broad Street exit. The exit ramp curves onto 15th street. Continue straight onto 15th steet. After passing City Hall, turn left onto Chestnut Street. Pass Macy's. Turn left onto 13th Street. Saint John's will be on the right.


Park for just $8 every weekend and weeknight at the Loews Hotel Parking Garage (depending on availability.) Just mention St. John the Evangelist Church. 

Contact Us

Address: 21 S. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

Parish Office Telephone: 215-563-4145

Schedule of Services (recorded line): 215-563-5432

Parish Office Fax: 215-563-1770

E-mail: secretary@stjohnsphilly.com

Wedding Inquiries: pastor@stjohnsphilly.com

Finance Committee: Kathy Howley, finance@stjohnsphilly.com

Parish Council: John Riley, council@stjohnsphilly.com

RCIA: rcia@stjohnsphilly.com

Director of Music: Dr. Annette DiMedio, music@stjohnsphilly.com

Website Inquiries: webmaster@stjohnsphilly.com