What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24/25, 2019

Today’s readings show us that it is not enough to be Christ’s disciples in name only. To be a real disciple, we must live for Christ every day and in every aspect of life. This kind of life takes strength and discipline.

Intentionally and consistently offering the Lord the best of our Time, Talent, and Treasure through a stewardship way of life is a form of spiritual discipline. These spiritual disciplines teach us to become ever more aware of God’s constant provision for us, and they keep us on the narrow path towards the Kingdom of Heaven. The more we embrace this way of life, the more we can be “trained” by the Lord in the ways of true discipleship. Though difficult, these disciplines become a source of spiritual strength.

Our Lord Himself speaks of the difficult path to the Kingdom of Heaven in today’s Gospel passage from Luke. He is asked, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” Jesus responds, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate; for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” Showing up for Mass on Sunday while living as if Christ is an afterthought the rest of the week does not make us disciples. What’s more, this approach to our faith is an unjust and unloving response to our good God who has given us all that we have and are. 

Jesus does not want us to merely go through the motions of faith. He wants much more from us and for us. He wants to know us deeply and for us to get to know Him so that we become His holy disciples. This is not a burden; it is a privilege. But it does take discipline, the discipline of a stewardship way of life.


Registration is now open!
Classes Start on Sunday, September 8, 2019


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.
In this informative presentation, Dr. Mark Miravalle, professor of Theology and Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, uncovers the roots of Freemasonry and explains why the Catholic Church has condemned it since its inception in the 18th century. He describes the mission of St. Maximilian Kolbe and how this great saint, through the intercession of Mary, battled this movement against the Church.
It's never too early! Summer’s almost over and school will soon be back in session! Before you send your kids back to school, get your scrip and make sure they’re ready for the first day of class with new clothes, supplies, and everything else a student needs. Shop with us and St. John's will receive a percentage. Click here to view and print our order form. We order on Mondays and have them ready to be picked up no later than Thursday each week.

August 17/18 and September 7/8 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
After-School Care Provider Needed

St. John the Evangelist is in need of an after-school care provider. Hours are 2:15 until approximately 6:00 PM each school day, beginning in late August. Candidate must be willing to work with multi-age groups of children, supervising both indoor and outdoor play, snack time, and quiet time each afternoon. This is a great opportunity to work with our wonderful day school children. It would be the perfect position for someone who is recently retired!

All school personnel must complete Safeguarding All God’s Family training and submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

For more information or to apply, call or stop in at the
Parish Office. 321-1965.
Cousins Sub Day
Monday, August 26
ALL DAY

Do you have the Monday blahs? School is starting and you are on the hunt for school supplies and don't have time to cook? Looking for a quick lunch? We have the answer! Cousins Subs, 7495 W. Layton Ave., will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Monday, August 26. Last school year Cousins,
7495 W. Layton Ave., donated over $1500 to our school! Support our excellent school and an amazing community partner by stopping in for lunch or dinner.

Cousins Scrip cards are available in the Parish Office during regular business hours or during SCRIP sale weekends.
In the Coming Weeks
Blood Drive

St. John's Christian Women will be sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, September 16, in the church hall. We have appointment times open between 2:30-7:30 p.m. We will have a Dual Red Machine available. A light lunch will be provided.

Contact Diane at 414-327-6780 to make an appointment.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Please Be A Life Saver!!!
You are cordially invited to join our pastor, Fr. Michael, and other parishioners at the 17th Annual Seminary Dinner titled “CALLED” on Friday, October 4th. 

The dinner will be held at the Wisconsin Center Ballroom in Milwaukee. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a joyful evening with Catholics from all over the diocese, enjoy a delicious dinner, and support the seminary. Cost per person is $150, a portion of which is tax-deductible. Transportation can be arranged. 

Please contact Dennis or Mary Baumgardner at 414-427-0832 with questions or to RSVP. RSVP’s are needed by Sept. 15.
Thank you!
Silent Preached Retreat for Women

Let God speak to you and revitalize your Spirit, Friday, October 4, thru Sunday, October 6, at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc.


The theme this year is “The Four Pillars of the Catholic Church.” This dialogue is spelled out in the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality and Prayer. The weekend starts around 7:00 P.M. with check-in at 6-6:30 P.M. on Friday. It ends around 12:00 Noon on Sunday. Car pooling is available.

For details and to sign up, call Barb at 414- 448-7117 or the retreat center at 262-567-6900
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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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