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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
June 22/23, 2019

Today, we observe the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This beautiful feast celebrates the gift of the Eucharist, which the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches is the source and summit of our Christian faith. “For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ Himself” (CCC 1324). 

The very word, Eucharist, means “thanksgiving” or “gratitude,” and so this feast is especially meaningful to all of us who are striving to live as grateful stewards of all God’s blessings to us. Surely the Eucharist is the greatest of all blessings because it is not only from God; it is God, the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Today’s second reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians reminds us of the depths of love our Lord has shown us in the gift of the Eucharist. It recalls Christ’s words at the very first Eucharistic celebration. “The Lord Jesus… took bread, and, after He had given thanks, broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you.’” In that moment, and at every celebration of the Mass after that, Jesus gives us His very Self in the act of complete humility and perfect love. How can we possibly show our gratitude for such a sublime gift? 

We can receive the gift of the Eucharist with the greatest possible reverence and love. Moreover, following our Lord’s example, we can give ourselves generously to others in the week ahead.
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.
Pornography has become pervasive in our culture - a true plague, infecting nearly every corner of our society. Its disastrous effects are seen in sexual addiction, ruined marriages, and shattered lives. Jeff Cavins notes that many men struggle with pornography. With great insight, he shows how we can fight pornography's devastating influence and chart a course to true Christian purity.
With summer upon us, we can help you take care of all your shopping needs. Vacations? Home improvements? We've got a card for that! Having a BBQ? We can help with that! All this can be done by purchasing SCRIP! From hotels, airlines, home improvement stores to all your grocery 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.

June 15/16 and July 6/7 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.
52nd Annual Family Festival News
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Become a Firecracker Backer!

Make a contribution to this year's fireworks display.

Categories for Sponsorship:
  • Platinum: $500
  • Gold: $250
  • Silver: $150
  • Bronze: $100
  • Copper: $50

The deadline for Sponsorship is June 30, 2019.
We need your help to make our Festival a success. Please consider volunteering your time and talent to our largest event of the year.

What's Happening in Our School
Sunday, July 14 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Sendik's Food Market, 7901 W. Layton Ave.

Join us as we serve up delicious brats and other grilled fare!
In the Coming Weeks
Summer Adult Programs

We will be offering several one day/evening programs over the summer months.
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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