What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 1/2, 2018

In Sunday's Gospel from Mark, Jesus instructs us in the best way we can honor Him, teaching us the meaning of true worship. Jesus reveals that the way we genuinely worship Him is by giving Him our hearts. We also learn from this Gospel passage what our Lord does not want, the pious lip service that the scribes and Pharisees offer.

However, how can we determine if we really are giving our hearts over to the Lord and not just paying Him lip service? We must examine our lives to see if they reflect a life lived out for Him. Stewardship gives us a concrete means to explore our lives in three fundamental areas; the use of our time, our talents, and our material gifts.

A stewardship way of life invites and challenges us to make specific commitments in each of these areas on a regular basis, giving us a practical means to commit to the Lord. How well we are keeping these commitments can provide us with a measuring stick to see if we are growing closer to Him, or perhaps need to put a little more effort into a particular area of our lives.
First Saturday Confession

Just a reminder that this Saturday, September 1st, is the First Saturday. In addition to reconciliation on Saturday morning after the 8:00 a.m. Mass, Confession will be available at 3:30 p.m. in the church. Reconciliation is a great way to keep ourselves firmly united with God, as well as an opportunity to receive grace, to turn from sin, and believe ever more deeply in God's generous Mercy.
SCRIP September Schedule

September 1/2 and 15/16 will be SCRIP weekends for September. As always, SCRIP is available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.
Amazon Smile

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
It has been a long hot summer, but thanks to our hardworking volunteers and maintenance staff the school is looking great! 
Cousins Sub Day
Friday, August 31
ALL DAY

Need a quick lunch? Heading up north and need subs for the ride? Nothing to make for dinner? We have the answer. Cousins Subs at 7495 W. Layton Ave will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Friday, August 31. 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.
In the Coming Weeks
Registration Open for Religious Education

Religious education classes are starting soon. Please register so we can plan for materials and books.

Grades 9-10 and Confirmation classes start on Sunday, September 9 with a parent meeting in the hall.

Grades 1-8 classes start on Tuesday, September 18 with a parent meeting in the hall.


Click here for Confirmation registration.

Click here for grades 1-10 registration.

Contact Austin Rahill, Director of Religious Education,
at 414-321-8922 with any questions.
Fall Blood Drive
 
Christian Women are sponsoring our Fall Blood Drive on Monday, September 17th from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the church hall. A light lunch will be served. 

Contact Diane at 414-327-6780 to schedule your donation time.
Ladies of the Parish
Mark your Calendar!

Join us for our annual Womens' Retreat, October 12 - 14 at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc. The retreat theme this year is "Mission to a Wounded World".

Contact Barb at 414-448-7117 for more information or to reserve your spot.
"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.