What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 9/10, 2019

Our readings on Sunday remind us of the great privilege we have in calling ourselves both children and disciples of the most high God. 

The First Reading, from Isaiah, describes a vision of the prophet in which angels surround the Lord proclaiming, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts! All the earth is filled with his glory!” Our God invites us to such deep intimacy and friendship with Him that sometimes we can forget just how majestic and unspeakably holy He truly is.

In the Gospel passage from Luke, Jesus instructs Simon to lower his nets for a catch despite an unsuccessful night of fishing. Peter is skeptical but obeys and is amazed at the catch of fish that he makes. He kneels down before Jesus in astonishment.

This sense of awe and reverence before God should motivate us to deepen our stewardship way of life. As we contemplate the holiness of God, we come to a heightened awareness of what a privilege it is that He has chosen to include us in His work of spreading the Gospel to others through the grateful sharing of the gifts He has given us. Aware of this privilege, we will then make the words of Isaiah our own: “Here I am Lord, send me!”
Take a Vacation with SCRIP

Are you planning a trip for Easter break? Going out of town for the weekend? Did you know you can purchase SCRIP to pay for many of your trip expenses? On the back of our SCRIP form you will find cards available for hotels, car rentals, airlines, cruise lines, and even Disney (good at their resorts, theme parks, cruises etc). Click here to view and print our order form. Look at the second page; the items that can be ordered to plan your vacation are in bold print. We order on Mondays and have them ready to be picked up no later than Thursday each week.

February 9/10 and 16/17 will be the upcoming SCRIP weekends. Please note the date change for February only. 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
Small Plates, Big Hearts!

A huge thank you to all our food vendors, auction/raffle donors, and, of course, all who participated in our revamped gala, Small Plates, Big Hearts! Although we are still processing expenses and donations, it is safe to say it was an enormous success. As soon the calculations are complete, we will share the final total raised for our Angel and Technology Funds.

In the next few weeks we will be meeting to discuss what we can do to improve for next year. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, please email them to sjegive@stjohns-grfd.org. We would love to hear from you.
SJE Night at Sky Zone

Click here to print a flyer
Toiletries Drive
January 14 - February 14

We will be collecting new hygiene items like deodorant, soap, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, razors, toothbrushes, floss, lip balm, wipes, lotion, hand sanitizer, tissues and more. Large and small/hotel sizes are fine.

These items will be given to Capuchin Community Services for St. Ben's and the House of Peace. Show your true stewardship and live the Corporal Works of Mercy! Thank you!

Please place donations in the pink bin in the Narthex
A big thanks to you and Cousins Sub Shop (7495 W. Layton Ave.) for your generous support. Our January 24 restaurant day raised $228.08.

Our next Cousins Sub day is Thursday, April 18.
In the Coming Weeks
Parish Men's Retreat

A retreat for men will be held Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Oconomowoc.

The weekend starts around 7:00 P.M. (Check-in begins at 6-6:30 P.M.) on Friday and ends around noon on Sunday. Carpooling is available.

For details and to sign up, call Ron Heser at 414-448-7117 or
call the retreat center at 262-567-6900.
St. John the Evangelist Day
with the Milwaukee Wave

Join us on Sunday, March 31, at 1:05 P.M. for St. John the Evangelist Day. Tickets are only $10 each and include a pair of Milwaukee Wave athletic socks and post-game autographs for all fans in attendance.

Click here for the order form.

For more information email Trisha Jambor at assistantad@sje.k12.wi.us.
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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