Welcome to St. John the Evangelist

We have a growing parish that is committed to fulfilling our mission through faithfulness to Church teaching, evangelization, and preparing people to be good Catholic Christian leaders in the world. As stewards of God's love, we provide numerous opportunities for individuals to use and develop their gifts (time, talent, and treasure) for the greater honor and glory of God. If you are visiting Daylight, or just passing through, we welcome you to come and pray with us.

Parish Directives Regarding COVID-19

Dear St. John’s family,

If you have not already heard, as of 9 am, March 17, 2020, Bishop Siegel has announced the suspension of all public Masses and several other suspensions in addition to last week’s regulations.  Please refer to the bishop’s new pronouncement.  Until further notice we will follow those recommendations without exception. Please click here to read a full update on the diocesan response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Many are asking if I am still saying Mass.  The answer is that I say Mass every day, and that will not change, nor will it for any of our priests.  However, I will not be keeping the same schedule for the Masses that I say without the presence of a congregation.  I do not want to get into a situation where people are showing up anyway and defeating the purpose of these temporary regulations.  I also will not be, for all intents and purposes, disobedient to our bishop.  He did not make this decision lightly.  Let us please support him and pray for him.  He is taking this hard.

Until further notice, all events here at the parish are canceled, save one thing: individual confession.  Rather than be in the confessional, I will be in the Holy Family Room (the cry room) so that the risks of meeting in a confined space are mitigated.  I will be offering individual reconciliation at these times:

  • Sunday, 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

If someone is in dire need of confession, anointing, and viaticum, please call the parish office. If it is after hours, please leave a message on the emergency line.  It will ring my cell phone, and I will be able to attend to those who are in trouble.

Finally, I encourage people to come to the church during the day (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm) to pray before the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle, of course maintaining “social distancing.” The Church will also be open during the times that I am offering individual reconciliation.

This is not easy for anyone, but with Christ’s help we will get through all of this.  One thing is for certain: we should all have a renewed appreciation for the free, easy and frequent access we have to the Sacraments.  This should never be something we take for granted.

With love and prayers,

Fr. Christopher Forler, Pastor


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Mass and Reconciliation Times

As of March 18, 2020, all public Masses in the Diocese of Evansville have been suspended until further notice. Please see above for further information. During this time, Individual Reconciliation is available in the Holy Family Room (the cry room) as follows:

Sunday: 9:00-10:00 am
Tuesday: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

If someone is in dire need of reconciliation, anointing, and viaticum, please call the Parish Office, or leave a message on the emergency line after hours.


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Office Hours

As of March 24, 2020, until further notice, the Parish Offices are closed to the public. Parish staff will continue to respond to calls and emails.

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Reminder when making a payment: Checks will need to be made payable to Stewards of God's Grace. Mail to: P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169.