Who we are

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is a vibrant Christian community of nearly 1,000 families. St. John serves a three-county area of 1,400 square miles. We are part of the Diocese of Savannah which serves most of Georgia except the Atlanta area.

Feel free to join us for any of our Masses or other events. Please call if you need help finding us or if you have any questions.

Location of worship

St John Catholic Church
800 Gornto Rd
Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1699
United States
Phone: (229) 244-2430
Fax: (229) 244-5352
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Church Pastor

Father Brian LaBurt
800 Gornto Rd
Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1699
United States
Phone: (229) 244-2430
Fax: (229) 244-5352
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John 5:24

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.





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Parochial Vicar - Father Dawid Kwiatkowski   Edit

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Lynn Barfield   Edit
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St John Catholic Church Mass Times

Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil – 5:00 p.m. and 7 p.m. Spanish (San Jose)
Sunday – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Spanish Mass at St. John)

Weekday Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday – 8:55 a.m. (during school) and 6:00 p.m. (main Church)

Confession Schedule

Wednesday – 5:00 – 5:40 p.m.
Saturday- 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Or call the church office to make an appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday – Thursday 6:30 – 9:00am in the Chapel
Wednesday – 3:30 – 5.45 p.m. in the Church
Sunday – 3:00 -4:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Christmas Season Masses

December 24th – 5:00 p.m. and Midnight
December 25th – 10:00 a.m.

Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday
7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Bilingual)

Good Friday
3:00pm Stations of the Cross
6:00pm Living Stations of the Cross in Spanish (School Playground)
7:30pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday 8pm Vigil at St. John and 8pm Vigil at San José
Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 12 Noon and 2:00pm (Spanish)

Spanish Mass – Christmas Season

December 25th – 12:00 Noon

Holy Days of Obligation

January 1 – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
August 15 – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1 – Feast of All Saints – 9:00am 12:00pm and 6:00pm (Bi-lingual)
Vigil: October 31 6:00pm

December 8 – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 7 (Vigil) 6:00pm / St. John
December 8 – 10:00am / St. John

SPANISH: December 8 – 7:00pm at St. John and 7:00pm at San José

December 25 – The Nativity of the Lord

Masses on Holy Days are in the Church. When Holy Days fall on a Saturday or on a Monday there will be no additional Mass times outside of the daily Mass.

Although Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation, Catholics are encouraged to attend Mass to mark the beginning of the Lenten season.

Mass Times last updated on the 5th of May, 2019   Edit

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History of St John Catholic Church Valdosta GA

The original church on Ashley Street was built in 1927. In 1941 St. John Catholic School was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The school was housed in an old hospital on Adair Street until 1959, when it moved to the current location on Gornto Road. The new convent was completed in 1960 and the new church was consecrated in 1968. A new parish center was built in 1992. The sanctuary was enlarged and several new school buildings were built in 2003. With renovations and new construction projects, our sanctuary now seats over 750 parishioners and our school supports over 200 students.   Edit

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Blessed Lord, open our ears to hear what Thou speakest and our eyes to see as Thou seest. Give us hearts to beat in sympathy with Thine at the sight of every little child; and above all, our Lord, to understand and experience how surely and how blessedly Thou fulfilest Thy promise, "Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me."
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