Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Congregation in Columbia, Maryland.St. John’s is unique in Columbia because it is the only parish that operates out of two interfaith centers, the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center and the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center. From the first mass celebrated with eighteen families by Fr. John Walsh at the Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Green in September 1967 to the present day with a parish size of over 2900 families, St. John’s has always focused on active participation in liturgies, the spread of the Good News, outreach, and community. Although written over twenty years ago, our mission statement still stands.
Thanks for taking the time to look at who we are. We hope you’ll spend a little time getting to know us in this way, and maybe, decide to see us in person.
We’d be happy for that! Feel free to visit anytime.
Fr. Gerald Bowen