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Welcome to St. John’s!

Msgr. Richard E. Cramblitt

We are an historic Catholic parish – the oldest in Baltimore County – and we are very proud of our heritage. We are even more proud of our community spirit. St. John the Evangelist is a warm family of faith and we are happy that you have stopped by to visit!

As you explore our website, you will see that we have an active life of worship, learning and service – the three fundamental areas of parish life. The pages of this site will describe the life and ministry of St. John’s. We welcome you to  come and worship with us at Sunday Mass. This is where the entire community gathers at the table of the Lord, and where you will be nourished by prayer and sacrament. The Eucharist is the source and summit of all prayer.

When you come to Mass, I hope you will introduce yourself to me and mention that you visited our website. I look forward to seeing you!

To join the parish, please complete the registration form here, and drop off at the parish office or email to:

Parish Mission Statement

Established in 1822, Saint John the Evangelist Congregation is a welcoming, worshiping, Catholic community, rooted in Jesus Christ, ministering to all, bonded by faith, directed by hope, and growing in love.  St. John’s is committed to living out–by our words and actions–the call to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Parish Vision Statement


John “Elgee” Hydes – our hard-working disciple.

Preaching like Paul, Serving like Peter, Faithful like Mary:
Providing the tools to bring others to Christ.