What's Happening at SJE
This Week
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
December 29/30, 2018

The Holy Family experienced many of the same joys and trials that all parents and children experience today. So we can look to this Family for help in our own family lives and see in them a model of stewardship in family life.

The Gospel passage from Luke starts by telling us something about Jesus’ parents: “Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom.” This Family took the stewardship of their time seriously. The “Holy Couple” carefully observed the traditions and practice of their Jewish faith and brought up their Son to do the same. They worshiped as a family and with their faith community. Moreover, they did so faithfully.

We can take their example to heart by making Sunday Mass attendance a priority for our families, by making prayer with our family a priority every day, by making sure that we regularly celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and by observing in our family life the feasts and fasts appropriate to the liturgical calendar. When we, as families, prioritize our time with God and worship of Him, we will be imitating the Holy Family.

On this Feast of the Holy Family, let us reclaim the beauty and importance of family life. Let’s commit to steward our families well in 2019, making time spent with God and practicing our faith the most important appointments on our family calendars.
Tuesday, January 1
Holy Day of Obligation

Vigil Mass~December 31

4:00 p.m.

January 1

9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 26- 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 27- 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, December 28- 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Monday, December 31- 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Tuesday, January 1- CLOSED

Normal Office hours resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
Scrip Weekends

January 5/6 and 19/20 will be the upcoming SCRIP weekends. As always, SCRIP is available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.
This program allows .5% of your regular 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.
What's Happening in Our School
Journey to Bethlehem
Pizza Sale

Home & School will be taking order after all Masses January 5/6 for our delicious homemade pizza. Pizzas will be ready for pick-up Saturday, February 9, between 3 p.m. - 6 p.m in the gym.
Small Plates, Big Hearts!
A Night at St. John's

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Food stations from a variety of local restaurants!
Come and enjoy the food, drinks, music, raffles, and an online silent auction. Click here more information. 

Here is a current list of participating restaurants
(check back often for updates):
Bubb's BBQ, Double B's, the Red Onion Cafe, Joey Gerard's

Tickets are now available. The cost per ticket is $25.

We are now accepting auction donations for our event! As you are shopping the great after Christmas sales, look for the following items that make for a successful auction: electronics, jewelry, sports/outdoor equipment, household items, gift cards, timeshares, sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia, spa items, etc.

To purchase tickets online click here!

Questions? Email SJEGive@stjohns-grfd.org

Our Home and School Association would like to extend an enormous thank you to all of our parishioners and school families that baked. Because of you, our 2nd annual cookie walk was an enormous success! We sold over $1,100 in cookies last weekend. (That’s almost 140 lbs. of cookies!!) This very successful fundraiser would not be possible without the support of all of our parishioners and school families. We are so grateful to all of you!
Restaurant Night

Bring this flyer (or a photo of it on your mobile device) and Grate will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. Applies to both dine-in and carry-out orders.

Click on the flyer below for a printable copy
In the Coming Weeks
Miller Park Concessions

As an activity of St. John's Stewardship, we need adult volunteers (18 years old and up) to help with the concession stand at Miller Park for the 2019 season. This past season volunteers generated over $11,000 of additional revenue for the parish and school. All volunteers are requested to do a minimum of 3 games and will receive training.

Contact Gary Tveten at 414-282-1567 for more information.

If you wish to have any contributions credited to your account for 2018, it must be received by end of day December 31. Any contributions received after end of day on December 31 will be credited to 2019. PLEASE BE AWARE: Even if your check is dated and mailed in 2018, it must be POSTMARKED in 2018 or it will be credited to 2019.


Please call the parish office to avoid any complications with your 2018 tax deductions. 
The newsletter is published on Wednesdays. Articles for each week's publication are due on Mondays at noon.

To submit articles e-mail to: newsletter@stjohns-grfd.org
"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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