“They will know that you are my disciples by your love for one another.” John 13:35

St John Church

St. John the Evangelist Parish

St John the Evangelist Parish is a parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, located in Waynesville, North Carolina. It has been a place of peace and contemplation for almost one hundred years, where area residents and visitors alike are invited to find fellowship and to seek God through the teachings of His Son, Jesus Christ, in Word and Sacrament. We invite you to join us for worship, to enjoy our hospitality, and to explore with us the Catholic faith and tradition.

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Fr. Richard Sutter
Parochial Administrator
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (Waynesville, NC)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission (Canton, NC)


Photos from the Women’s 2018 First Week of
Advent Spiritual Exercises Retreat with Fr. Richard

Click here for Men’s 2019 First Week of Lent Spiritual Exercises Retreat with Fr. Richard.
Limited Space Available.  First Come First Serve.


In our times we must remember - GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES!
From the book of the prophet Ezekiel 37:1-14
The vision of the resurrection of God’s people

“The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he led me out in the spirit of the Lord and set me in the center of the plain, which was now filled with bones. He made me walk among them in every direction so that I saw how many they were on the surface of the plain. How dry they were!

He asked me: Son of man, can these bones come to life? “Lord God,” I answered, “you alone know that.” Then he said to me: Prophesy over these bones, and say to them: Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: See! I will bring spirit into you, that you may come to life. I will put sinews upon you, make flesh grow over you, cover you with skin, and put spirit in you so that you may come to life and know that I am the Lord.

I prophesied as I had been told, and even as I was prophesying I heard a noise; it was a rattling as the bones came together, bone joining bone. I saw the sinews and the flesh come upon them, and the skin cover them, but there was no spirit in them. Then he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus says the Lord God: From the four winds come, O spirit, and breathe into these slain that they may come to life.

I prophesied as he told me, and the spirit came into them; they came alive and stood upright, a vast army.

Then he said to me: Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They have been saying, “Our bones are dried up, our hope is lost, and we are cut off.” Therefore, prophesy and say to them: Thus says the Lord God: O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people! I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the Lord. I have promised, and I will do it, says the Lord.”



True Shepherds - Strength found in these words of St. Augustine this morning in prayer before Jesus in my 3rd Floor Rectory Chapel.  God bless.  Fr Richard

“Small wonder that pride gives birth to division, and love to unity. But our catholic mother is herself a shepherd; she seeks the straying sheep everywhere, strengthens the weak, heals the sick, and binds up the injured. They may not know one another, but she knows all of them because she reaches out to all her sheep.

Thus she is like a vine that is spread out everywhere in its growth. The straying sheep are like useless branches which because of their sterility are deservedly cut off, not to destroy the vine but to prune it. When these branches were cut down, they were left lying there. But the vine grew and flourished, and it knew both the branches that remained upon it and those that had been cut off and left lying beside it.

She calls the stray sheep back, however, because the Apostle said in reference to the broken branches: God has the power to graft them on again. Call them sheep straying from the flock or branches cut off from the vine, God is equally capable of calling back the sheep or of grafting the branches on again, for he is equally the chief shepherd and the true farmer. And they were scattered over the entire face of the earth, and there was no one to search for them, no one to call them back, that is to say, no one among those wicked shepherds. There was no one to search for them, that is, no one among men.

Therefore, shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: I live, says the Lord God. Notice the beginning of this passage; it is as if God were taking an oath, giving testimony to his own life. I live, says the Lord. The shepherds are dead, but the sheep are safe, for the Lord lives. I live, says the Lord God. Which shepherds are dead? Those who seek what is theirs and not what is Christ's. But will there be shepherds who seek what is Christ's and not what is theirs, and will they be found? There will indeed be such shepherds, and they will indeed be found; they are not lacking, nor will they be lacking in the future.” 

St. Augustine

St John the Evangelist (Waynesville) and Immaculate Conception (Canton) Faith Formation Director, Ana Quintero, provides instructions to parents and youth Sunday, September 16 before the first day of Faith Formation. 

In the words of our Beloved Lord Jesus Christ: “Come, and you will see.” John 1:39
“Do you want to learn about the Catholic Faith?”  “Are you interested in becoming Catholic?”  “Are you interested in better understanding the Catholic Faith you profess weekly?” 
Sam Edward's and Fr. Richard Sutter will be co-leading the 2018-2019 St. John the Evangelist Program. Click here to listen to Sam Edward's Introduction during the
Thursday, September 13, 2018 gathering

View program and schedule also.
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Sunday:   8:30 AM - Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission (Canton, NC) 

11:00 AM - St John the Evangelist  

5:30 PM-Spanish, St. John the Evangelist

Weekdays: 9:00 AM Monday, Thursday, and Friday - St. John the Evangelist 
                   5:30PM Wednesday - St. John the Evangelist 


SaturdaySaturday, 4:00pm - 4:45pm, and by appointment

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