What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 19/20, 2019

Sunday's Gospel reading from John recounts the familiar story of the wedding feast at Cana when Jesus launches His public ministry by performing His first miracle at His mother’s request.

In the midst of the feast, the Blessed Mother noticed that the wine had run out and pointed out the problem to Jesus. Then she gave the servants instructions that are equally applicable to us modern-day stewards, saying, “Do whatever He tells you.” Jesus gives the servants a simple and seemingly mundane task, telling them to fill some stone jars with water. They did what He told them to do. Jesus used their obedience in the accomplishment of that simple task to perform His first miracle, turning the water into the choicest wine.

Our Lord didn’t have to include those servants in order to perform this miracle. He chose to. And today, 2,000 plus years later, He still chooses to include us in the performance of His miracles through our cooperation with Him in using the gifts and talents He has given us. What a privilege! Let us take care to listen to our Blessed Mother. Let’s examine our lives this week to see if we really are “doing whatever He tells us,” cooperating with God to make the best use of the gifts He has given us for the benefit of those around us. If we all take this call seriously, He will perform miracles in our families and our parish.
by Bishop Robert Barron

We are pleased to announce that beginning February 4/5 we will be offering "The Mass," a six (6) week program with a DVD presentation, study guide with reading material and questions for group discussion. Monday sessions start at 6:45 p.m. in the Church Hall, and Tuesday sessions start at 1:00 p.m in Rectory Room A.

If you long to have a deeper understanding of the Mass and what it all means, this program can help you. The Mass is an experience of heaven on earth, and we are so blessed to be a part of it.

Sign-up is after all Masses on the weekend of January 19/20. Study guides are $25 each. Adults and teens are welcome.

For more information call or email Austin at 414-321-8922 or arahill@stjohns-grfd.org or call or text Laura Lee at 414-840-0261 or Chris at 414-507-7660.
Lighthouse Catholic CDs

Check out the new Lighthouse Catholic CDs available in the narthex. There are several that complement the new DVD series coming in February on understanding the Mass, even one for children 3-11 yrs. called "The Mass Comes Alive Episode 1" (from Cat Chat) as well as "The Lambs Supper" by Scott Hahn and "The Mass Explained" by Fr. Larry Richards. 
As stated in one of the reviews, all of this information will help us to see the Mass with new eyes. 

Suggested donation is $4.
Scrip Weekends

January 19/20 and February 9/10 and 16/17 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
Cousins Sub Day
Thursday, January 24

Looking to spice up your winter dinner menu? Need something quick for lunch? We have the answer! Cousins Subs, 7495 W. Layton Ave., will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Thursday, January 24. Just by stopping in and having lunch or dinner you can help our excellent school.

Cousins Scrip cards are available in the Parish Office during regular business hours or during SCRIP sale weekends.
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
That's Amore, Mexican Village

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

Toiletries Drive
January 14 - February 14

We will be collecting 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
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.
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.
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.
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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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