What's Happening During Our Catholic Comeback
As we navigate our Catholic Comeback, this newsletter will continue to bring you
updated information.
Parish News
Weekday Mass Time Change

Beginning this week, the Mass times for Tuesday and Thursday will be at 8:00 a.m. There will no longer be a 7:30 a.m. Mass. Towards Spring, we will re-evaluate this practice. Hopefully, with this change of Mass time, more people will be able and willing to attend daily Mass. Attendance at daily Mass is a great gift, and privilege, which often enhances one’s spiritual life.
 
Election Day, Tuesday, November 3

This Tuesday is Election Day. I believe it is one of the most important elections in the history of our country. Please get out to vote and continue to pray and fast that our election will help us grow as one nation under God.
 
October Message of Our Lady of Medjugorje

“Dear children, at this time, I am calling you to return to God and to prayer. Invoke the help of all the Saints, for them to be an example and a help to you. Satan is strong and is fighting to draw all the more hearts to himself. He wants war and hatred. That is why I am with you for this long, to lead you to the way of salvation, to Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Little children, return to the love for God and He will be your strength and refuge. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated in our country from November 1 through November 7, 2020. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons, and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.
  
“God, the source of creation and love, You invite each of us to serve You through the life which is Your gift. May Your grace encourage men and women to heights of holiness through service to the church as priests, sisters, brothers, and lay ministers. Make me an instrument to encourage others to give of themselves and challenge me to do the same. Amen.”
24-Hour Perpetual Adoration

St. John’s is fortunate to have 24-hour Perpetual Adoration. Please take advantage of this beautiful opportunity to stay close to God in these difficult times. Hand sanitizer is available in the Adoration entrance (south side of Church), and we ask that you practice social distancing and stay at least six feet from others while in Church.
All Souls Day Envelopes

Envelopes to remember your loved ones during the upcoming All Souls Novena Masses are available in the Narthex and in the Parish Office. Please fill out the inside flap and return the envelopes to the Church or Parish Office by Monday, November 2.
Last Chance!

The auction is only open for four more days. There are several items that do not have bids. Visit our online auction site or text sjefallfest20 to 76278 to register and check out some of the amazing items we have to bid on:

  • 17 various gift cards
  • Several pieces of Jewelry for that special lady in your life
  • Puzzles & games galore
  • And so much more!

Bidding closes at 4:00 p.m. sharp on Sunday, November 1.

If you have any questions please email Denise Kasulke at dkasulke@stjohns-grfd.org

Happy bidding!
Holy Name Society Meeting

The Holy Name Society will celebrate Corporate Communion at the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 8. A general meeting will follow in the Gym. NO BREAKFAST will be served.
 
All men 16 and older are welcome and fathers are encouraged to bring their sons 8 years and older. The Holy Name Society will also pray the Rosary at 7:20 a.m. in the Church on Sunday, November 8.  
Don't Forget

Turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, October 31. That way when you wake up on Sunday, November 1, you won't be one hour early for Mass!
Jesus & The Jewish Roots of Advent

Presented by Dr. Andrew Pitre
Save the Date: Saturday, November 14
(9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) in the Hall


Advent can be one of the most stressful times of the year and it may be the most confusing. Catholics seem to have a good grasp on Christmas, Lent, and Easter. But what is the deeper meaning of Advent? And how can understanding this season help us better prepare for Christmas?

Come and find out! Cost: Free-will offering, $10 box lunch, or bring your own. Sign up after all weekend Masses.
 
For more information, call or text:
Laura Lee (414) 840-0261,
Chris (414) 507-7660, or 
Austin (414) 530-5770.
Note: This was originally going to be the time slot for the “Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant” program but that has been postponed. We will announce when it will be rescheduled. Those who signed up have been notified of the change.
Your donations are needed and will help us
continue to operate during these unsettling times.
Feast of All Saints
October 31/ November 1, 2020

On this Feast of All Saints, we have the profound joy of celebrating our big brothers and sisters in Christ: the saints! This is an especially meaningful feast for us as Christian stewards. 

At our Baptism, we all receive the call to holiness and discipleship — in other words, the call to sainthood. If we wish to go to Heaven, we must strive to become saints! Thankfully, through the stewardship way of life, we can each discover our unique path to do just that.

In our Gospel passage from Matthew, Jesus reveals His Beatitudes. In them, our Lord lays out the characteristics that mark His disciples, His saints-in-the-making. As we examine, tweak, and update our commitments to the stewardship way of life, we must always keep these Beatitudes in mind as a measure of our progress towards saintliness. 

The “blessed” that our Lord speaks of is not the different types of good people who get to go to Heaven. Instead, the “blessed” are the characteristics of the disciples of Christ. These characteristics — poor in spirit, mourners, meek, hungering and thirsting for righteousness, merciful, clean of heart, peacemakers, persecuted for the sake of righteousness, and insulted — can only be obtained with an abundance of grace. But we are children of God, so we have access to the infinite treasury of God’s grace. 

Armed with that grace and the stewardship way of life, we can have the firm hope that one day we will join our big brothers and sisters in the never-ending joys and celebration of Heaven. 
School News
Giving...

I can’t thank our parishioners enough for their generous donations to our virtual Soles for Catholic Education walk. Thanks to you, we raised over $1,000 - money that will be placed in our technology fund. Covid-19 has certainly demonstrated the need for continuous updates to our technology. Making sure that our teaching staff all have up-to-date laptops, while working on maintaining classroom sets of Chromebooks ready both for
in-school and distance learning, is a challenge. Your donations, whether they are large or small, are critical in helping us meet this challenge.

...Together in God’s Name

Mary Laidlaw-Otto, Principal
2021 Calendar Raffles
are now Available!


Calendar raffles are available for sale in the Parish Office and in the Narthex after select weekend Masses.

Give the gift that could keep on giving!

Cost is $20 each
Rubi Red's Cranberry
Products are Back!

Rubi Reds is proud to offer SWEETENED, DRIED CRANBERRY PRODUCTS that are grown, processed, and packaged in the Heart of Wisconsin.

They offer anything from dried, chocolate-covered fruits to flavored honey, trail mix, and even soap!

Rubi Red's Products will be offered for sale after all weekend Masses November 7 through November 29.

Orders should be delivered the week of December 14.
Chipotle Restaurant Night

Join us on Tuesday, November 17, 4-8 p.m. and 33% of the proceeds of your order will go to our school. Just mention St. John the Evangelist School to the cashier when placing your order. See below for more details.
Religious Education News
Live-streaming: Mass and Adoration
 
We are live-streaming daily and Sunday Masses as well as Adoration for those who are unable to attend:

  • Monday at 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. (note new time)
  • Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
  • Thursday at 8:00 a.m. (note new time)
  • Friday at 8:00 a.m.
  • Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Our YouTube channel is SJE-Greenfield.

If you miss the livestream, you can watch the upload of each daily Mass on our YouTube channel.
CDs from Augustine Institute

Did you know we have CDs (and other items) located in the narthex? Each week we will highlight one of the available CDs.

Cost is $4 each.
Leah Darrow was a fashion model in New York City and a reality TV contestant on America’s Next Top Model. She now travels the world sharing her unique experiences in the beauty industry. Leah speaks to tens of thousands of people each year to audiences as diverse as a United Nations panel, the World Trade Center in Manila, Philippines, Pro-Life events, and local parishes on five different continents. In this presentation, learn how the pursuit of pop culture’s definition of love and happiness led to a moment of mercy and conversion in Leah’s life.
Start earning the easy way with the new mobile app: RaiseRight by ShopWithScrip
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Pick up right where you left off. Sign in with your same ShopWithScrip username and password. Access your gift cards right away. And check out with payment information already saved to your account.


SCRIP will now be sold before and after all weekend Masses. As always, SCRIP is available at the parish office during regular business hours. We have materials available below if you would like to set up an online account.






Our enrollment code is 18DE7D4F11822. Once you have an online account you can pay by direct debit from your checking account (Presto Pay), by credit card, or by check here in the parish office. If we do not have the item in stock, we will order on Monday and have the cards by Thursday. Once you have the physical card you can enroll it in your "wallet" and reload it as needed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the parish office at 414-321-1965.
This program allows .5% of your shopping on Amazon to be donated to St. John the Evangelist.

If you purchase Scrip, St. John's receives an additional 2.25%. That's 2.75% of your purchases to St. John's if you are already shopping Amazon.
The newsletter is published on Wednesdays. Articles for each week's publication are due on Mondays at noon.

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"Remember God's Will in Yours!"

Please keep the needs of St. John the Evangelist in mind as you do your estate planning. For information on how to include the parish as a beneficiary, contact the Parish Office at 414-321-1965.
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