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Parish News
St. Vincent de Paul Society Awareness Month

In 1833, the St. Vincent de Paul Society was founded in Paris, France, by a small group of college students. Their model of visiting the poor in the Paris slums was adopted widely around the world, reaching Milwaukee in 1849. Over the years, activities to help the poor have taken the form of thrift stores, meal programs, and shelters. Nearly 200 years after its founding, the St. Vincent de Paul Society is going strong. St. John’s has a very active chapter, and October is St. Vincent de Paul Awareness Month.
 
The Milwaukee Chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is dedicated to eliminating poverty and hunger. In 2019, it gave nearly $2 million in goods and services to the most vulnerable members of the Milwaukee community.
 
“Happy are those who consume their lives for the service of
Our Lord, as He Himself consumed His for the salvation of humankind.” — St. Vincent de Paul
 
Following the example of Jesus, St. Vincent invited ordinary people to join in extraordinary service. He looked for and encouraged the goodness of people’s hearts. Thus inspired, Vincentians are rooted in looking for new and better ways to serve those in need. In this challenging time of great need, do you feel a call to grow as a leader by helping the least privileged in society grow as healthier, freer, more self-sufficient persons?

Learn more about the Vincentian impact by 
contacting MaryCay Freiberg at 414-238-3348.
Church Pews Available

The Parish has several Church pews that were removed from the choir loft available to anyone willing to pick them up and haul them away. They range in length from seven to eighteen feet. If interested, please contact George Pitman at 414-321-1965, extension 106, or via email at gpitman@stjohns-grfd.org.
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 next weekend.
Our auction is well under way. 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:

  • 43 inch Fire TV
  • Instant Pot Duo Crisp Package
  • Thomas Kinkade "A Quiet Evening"
  • Gift certificates
  • 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!
Your donations are needed and will help us
continue to operate during these unsettling times.
Thirtieth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
October 24/25, 2020

Today’s readings are all about the radical love of God for His people and the radical love we are called to live out in response. The stewardship way of life is nothing more and nothing less than the practical application of loving God and neighbor in our daily lives.

Jesus sums up the message of all the prophets and the purpose of all God’s laws in today’s Gospel passage from Matthew. It is a message we have likely grown up hearing — but it is so beautiful and so challenging, it bears repeating again and again. It is Christ’s response to a question about which commandment is greatest. His answer reveals both the greatest and the second greatest commandments.

He says, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind... The second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

How is the second like the first? What do the two commands have in common? Love.

Love God first and love neighbor as self. This is the heart of the stewardship way of life — simple enough for a child to understand, challenging enough to be the life’s work of every “grown-up.”
School News
Celebrating...

Traditions in schools are created over time. Some stand the test of time, and others change as staff and family interests and needs change. Our celebration of the saints is one of the most popular traditions that we have.
 
Just like everything else, this year is different. We will not be celebrating with our friends and families. However, we are celebrating as a school. On Wednesday, October 28, led by our third graders, our students will celebrate a special Mass honoring the saints.
 
I am always amazed at the creativity that our students and their families demonstrate in creating these costumes. I love hearing about the saints chosen by our students. Each year, there are at least a couple of students who choose saints of whom we have not heard. It is fascinating to learn about the lives of these special people.
 
We consider each of our students a saint in the making. We know that the path to Heaven is often a bumpy one, with lots of twists and turns along the way. As is true with everything we do, there is a lesson for our students and their families in this event. Each positive decision that we make, every kindness, no matter how small, is another step forward on the road to Heaven. We are all blessed with the opportunity to be positive role models for the children in our school. This celebration is a wonderful reminder that, although our paths may differ, we are ALL saints in the making.
 
Would you like to join us as we celebrate the saints? The Mass, celebrated on Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00am, will be live-streamed on our parish YouTube channel:


...Together in God’s Name

Mary Laidlaw-Otto, Principal
Religious Education News
Hebrews: The New & Eternal Covenant
Save the Date: Saturday, November 14
(9:00am - 2:00pm) in the Hall
 
Presented by Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, the book of Hebrews will be explained in a way that is easily understood, drawing connections between the Old and New Testaments, the Liturgy, the Eucharist, the priesthood, and so much more. Most importantly, Hebrews will help Catholics appreciate the astounding generosity of God as we see the wonders He has given us in the Church.

Optional workbook is $30. $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.
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 7:30 a.m. (Starting November 3, 8:00 a.m.)
  • Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
  • Thursday at 7:30 a.m. (Starting November 5, 8:00 a.m.)
  • 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.
As a lifelong Catholic, wife, and mother of three, Patty Schneier struggled with the Church's teaching on contraception – as many men and women do today. Her discovery of Pope John Paul II's "Theology of the Body" revealed to her the fullness of God's plan for sex and marriage, and led to a dramatic renewal of her marriage and her faith. Patty now speaks around the country about the challenges she faced on her amazing journey.
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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