As a Catholic community of faith, St. John the Apostle calls everyone to encounter Jesus Christ, through the Word of God, the Sacraments, prayer and evangelization. Guided by the Holy Spirit we are disciples of Christ and are sent out to announce the Good News to everyone.
St. John the Apostle, the son of Zebedee and Salome, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus
Also known as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos and the Beloved Disciple
Was a fisherman
Brother of Saint James the Greater
Called by Jesus during the first year of His ministry, and traveled everywhere with Him, becoming so close as to be known as the beloved disciple
James and John were called Boanerges, or “sons of thunder,” by Jesus, perhaps because of the zeal exemplified in Mark 9:38 and Luke 9:54, when John and James wanted to call down fire from heaven to punish the Samaritan towns that did not accept Jesus
Disciple of Saint John the Baptist
Friend of Saint Peter the Apostle
Took part in the Last Supper
Upon hearing of the Resurrection, he was the first to reach the tomb; when he met the risen Lord at the lake of Tiberias, he was the first to recognize Him
Wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and possibly the Book of Revelation.