What's Happening at SJE
This Week
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe
November 23/24 2019

On this Feast of Christ the King, our readings show us that we serve the greatest of Kings, who is at the same time the humblest of Kings. Christ is the perfect model of servant leadership. And it is an incredible privilege that He has called us to be servant leaders, stewards in the work of advancing His Kingdom.
 
In our second reading, from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, Paul describes the great power and dignity that characterize Christ the King. “All things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him, all things hold together.” It makes you want to stand up and cheer. That’s our King! 

Yet, what a contrasting description of the same King we find in our Gospel passage, from Luke. Now, we see our King nailed to the Cross. Everyone from rulers to soldiers, to the criminals on either side of Christ, is mocking Him. They tauntingly urge Him to prove His kingship by coming down from the Cross to end His suffering with a great show of power. “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself.” 

But He does not. Amazingly, it is in this moment of seeming weakness that the full breadth of His greatness as King is displayed. Though all things were created through and for Him; Christ chooses to live entirely for others, for us! 

What does this mean for us as His followers and stewards of His kingdom? Precisely, that our lives are not about us. They are about Christ and others. And we will advance his kingdom to the extent that we embrace this mindset: my life is not about me, it is about serving the King of kings. 
Wednesday, November 20
  • 6:30 p.m. Gym Unavailable
  • 6:30 p.m. RCIA & Beyond Rectory Room B
  • 7:00 p.m. Respect Life Holy Hour - Church

Thursday, November 21
  • 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 9:00 a.m. Secular Franciscans - Rectory Room A
  • 2:45 p.m. Youth Hand Bell Choir - Music Room
  • 6:00 p.m. Adult Hand Bell Choir - Music Room

Friday, November 22
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Confessions during Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
 
Saturday, November 23
  • 6:45 a.m. St. John’s Men’s Group Meeting - Hall
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Confessions during Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Scrip Holiday Sales and Bake Sale
Before and After 4:30 p.m. Mass

Sunday, November 24
Scrip Holiday Sales and Bake Sale
Before and After All Masses

  Monday, November 25
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
 
Tuesday, November 26
  • 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by St. Anthony Devotion, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2:45 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal - Music Room
  • 7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal - Music Room

Wednesday, November 27
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Cousin's Sub Day School Fundraiser (all day)
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.
Our weaknesses and our wounds can often make us feel inadequate. But as Sr. Bethany Madonna, S.V., illustrates with her insightful humor and profoundly memorable stories, bringing these weaknesses and wounds to God the Father can allow us to become strong with the Father's strength and to be healed by the Healer. “The Father Himself loves you... He wants to be with you, at every moment; in every suffering, every pain, every desire and longing.”
'Tis the Season! When you are shopping, remember to use SCRIP. When you purchase SCRIP, 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.

Every weekend through December 21/22 will be SCRIP weekends. As always, SCRIP is available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.
This program allows .5% of your regular and holiday 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
With your help we surpassed our goal of 200 jars each of peanut butter and jelly.


On behalf of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission
THANK YOU!
Cousins Sub Day
Wednesday, November 27
ALL DAY

Are you tired of cooking for Thanksgiving? Traveling for the holiday and need a quick meal? We have the answer! Cousins Subs at 7495 W. Layton Ave. will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Wednesday, November 27. Just by stopping in and having lunch or dinner you can help our excellent school.

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