• Our Mission Statement

    "To find faith and share faith; to believe in the Spirit, and the Spirit's work in our world; to make one's life a gift to God, and to live as Jesus did."

Blessing of Animals

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is October 4th.   St. Francis was so close to nature that it was said he could talk with the animals.  He gave all he had to help the poor.  In keeping with the spirit of St. Francis, a Blessing of the Animals will be held Saturday, October 3rd  at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Francis Center, 520 E. Mary Street.

Please bring your feathered, furry, hairy or scaly pets in a secure carrier or on a leash. Even if you don’t have a pet, please join us for the celebration!


Religious Education


Children in grades Kindergarten through 8th who do not attend the parish school should be enrolled in the parish religious education program.  The Religious Ed classes will begin August 23rd. Registration is now open for new and returning students.  You may pick up registration forms in the church vestibule or at the Parish Office.

Please remember that faith formation is an on-going process that includes three components:

~ Regular Mass attendance and participation in the sacraments

~ Religious practice at home

~ Religious Education in the parish school or RE Program

Enrollment for Confirmation and First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion at St. John’s is a two year commitment beginning in the 7th and 1st grades respectively.

Please check the Church bulletin for additional information.

Catholic Youth Day

The Diocese of Savannah is featuring a Catholic Youth Day on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Registered admission is $45 per person, which includes admission to the park and water park, Mass and dinner.  Season Passholders pay $10 for dinner/buffet and Catholic Youth Day Activities.  If you do not register in advance, you will have to pay regular gate admission.  To register, contact the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, Diocese of Savannah,  912-201-4100 or go to www.diosav.org and scroll through Upcoming Events for more information.

Join us for a day full of fun and fellowship for the youth of the Diocese!


Feed the Homeless

On Monday, July 6, 2015, we will be serving Lunch for the Homeless.

Please call Sr. Nuala(229-506-9330) if you would like to assist in preparing and/or serving a lunch for the homeless in our community.

Preparation Location ~ St. John Parish Center ~ 9:00 a.m.

Meal Location              ~ Valdosta Soup Kitchen,  601C N Lee St ~ 11:15 a.m.

“When I was Hungry you gave me to eat”,   Mt 25:40


Bishop Emeritus J. Kevin Boland will administer the sacrament of Confirmation at  Mass on Friday,  May 29 at 7:00 p.m.  A reception will follow in the Parish Center.  Please pray for our young adults who will be receiving this special sacrament.

               Everyone is invited! 

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