St. John the Evangelist R. C. ChurchSt. John the Evangelist R. C. Church
546 St. John's Place
Riverhead, NY 11901
WELCOME: We joyfully welcome all who have joined our community for worship and praise to God.  We are grateful to our faithful parishioners who pray with us every week and ask you to consider officially registering to be a part of the parish as well.  You, our neighbors and guests are always welcome; and, we hope you find a peaceful home here with us when visiting the area.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish is to be a community united in faith with Christ Jesus and one another through our baptism, our worship, and the presence of the Holy Spirit among us. We endeavor to live this out through Worship, Community Life, Spiritual Growth and Development, and Education in the Faith.   

WorshipCommunal worship is the center and the heart of our parish life.  We strive for the active participation of all in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Community Life: We strive to create an integrated, gracious parish community whose members recognize and respect the inherent dignity of every person.  We minister to one another and reach out to those with special need.

Spiritual Growth and DevelopmentWe seek to respond in faith and love to the Scriptures and through prayer and reflection throughout the year, allow the Word of God to nourish, sustain, and transform our personal and communal lives.  

Education in the FaithWe encourage lifelong religious education for youth and adults.  Drawing upon gifts within and outside the parish, we hope to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the Church and of the challenges we face as Catholics in our own time.  May God bless us in our efforts to be faithful to our mission.   


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: First Friday after the 12:10 pm Mass until 1:30 pm. 

ROSARY: Saturday 8:30 am in the Church

Spanish Language Prayer Service: Thursday at 7:30 PM

EUCHARIST:   Saturday:  5:00 pm; Sunday:  7:00, 9:00, 11:00am, and 7:00pm in Spanish; Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8:00 am; Tuesday & Friday 12:10 pm.
BAPTISM:  The parish rejoices with you in the birth of your child! Baptisms are celebrated on scheduled Sundays at 12:30 pm.  Parents planning to have their child baptized are asked to contact the rectory to arrange an interview. 
PENANCE: Saturdays at 4:00 pm and Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. Anytime by appointment.
MATRIMONY: Congratulations! Please make arrangements at the parish approximately one year before the desired date so that we can work with you to prepare for your marriage. 
ANOINTING OF THE SICK:   Every Second Friday of the month after the 12:10 pm Mass.  Anytime in an emergency, by calling the rectory.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTSAnyone interested in becoming a Catholic or completing the Sacraments of Initiation, please call the Rectory Office.
Parish Leadership Team:
Pastor: Fr. Larry Duncklee
In Residence: Bishop Emil A. Wcela
Deacon Peter Schultz
Deacon Bill Austin
Business Manager: Fran Johnson
Parish Secretary: Patty Hopkins
Director of Religious Formation: Rita Dlug
Religious Formation Secretary: Janet Marine
Music Ministry: Renee Stakey
Parish Phone Numbers and Office Hours:
Rectory Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 4PM (closed for lunch 12:30 ~ 1:30)
Sat. & Sun. - By Appointment
Rectory Telephone Number: (631) 727-2030
Cemetery Office: (631) 732-3460 (by appointment only)
Religious Education: (631) 727-6774
Office Hours:
 Monday  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Tuesday and Wednesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday - Closed
Parish Social Ministry: (631) 369-4601
Office Hours: Mon ~ Fri. 10AM - 4PM
North Fork Spanish Ministry:
Sr. Margaret Smyth OP. Telephone: (631) 369-4601
Diocese of Rockville Centre: Telephone: (516) 678-5800
or visit the Diocesan Website at: www.drvc.org

From the West:
Take LI Expressway to Exit 73
Go East on Route 58 for approximately 2 1/2 Miles. At Traffic Circle make first right turn off circle onto Roanoke Ave. Proceed on Roanoke Ave going south, go through the first traffic light. Make your 2nd left turn onto Fifth Street. The Church is straight ahead.
From the South:
Take Sunrise Highway east to Exit 61, follow Riverhead signs, Route 51 aka East Moriches-Riverhead Road, go approximately 6 miles north. Make a right turn onto Route 24 aka Nugent Drive and follow to traffic circle. At the traffic circle, go 3/4 around, onto Peconic Avenue. At traffic light make a right turn onto Main Street and a quick left turn onto Roanoke Avenue. Go over the Railroad Tracks and make a right turn onto Northville Turnpike. Make your first left onto St. John's Place and the Church is straight ahead.
From the East:
Take Route 25 aka Route 58 and make a left onto Northville Turnpike heading South. Go through the traffic light and make your 2nd right hand turn onto East Avenue. The Church is straight ahead.


We have recently started updating our records. We have sent out new Confidential Registration Data Form to all our Registered Parishioners. If you did not receive one in the mail then please contact the Rectory Business office during normal business hours and request one. We are doing this for a few reasons:
1. Every time we do a mailing, especially at Easter, Christmas and other parish wide mailings there are approximately 100 or more that are returned due to wrong address or moved away. This is an added expense to the parish.
2. The diocese requests we do a general census every 5 years so that there is an accurate number for their report to Rome every three years and for the Catholic Directory. These statistics are for helping them in planning.
3. Sacraments – Only registered parishioners may be admitted for sacramental preparation programs like First Communion, Confirmation, and Marriage. We also cannot give letters of recommendation or sponsor (Godparent) forms to those not in our parish boundaries.
We thank all who have returned the forms in a timely manner and give everyone else who has not returned the form our assurance that you are still in our parish. Please return the form as soon as possible. Anyone who is not registered may come to the rectory or call for a form.
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