What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 16/17 2019

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, our readings offer a sobering reminder that this life is not our ultimate aim and that God’s justice will triumph in the end. Now is the time to get our priorities in the right order, putting God first above all else as his faithful stewards.

Our Lord brings home the urgency of right priorities in our Gospel passage from Luke, reminding the people around him who were looking at the temple nearby, “All that you see here; the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” All in this world is passing, our Lord reminds. We must keep our focus on eternity. 

Yet, before the eternal bliss of heaven, we should expect to be tried and tested. “Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name.” 

It sounds scary, but if you are living a stewardship way of life, there is nothing to fear. You have a plan in place. All you need to do is stick with it. Put our Lord first in your time, with your talents, and through your use of treasure. This way of life is not meant to be easy. But Jesus promises it will lead to eternal salvation and the joy of union with Him. “You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance, you will secure your lives.”
Thursday, November 14
  • 2:45 p.m. Youth Hand Bell Choir - Music Room
  • 6:00 p.m. Adult Hand Bell Choir - Music Room
  • 6:00 p.m. Pack #534 Meeting- Hall
Friday, November 15
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Confessions during Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 4:00 p.m. Fall Fish Fry - Gym
Saturday, November 16
  • 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
  • 9:00 a.m. Craft Fair - Gym, School, Hall
Scrip and SVdP Thanksgiving Food Drive
Before and After 4:30 p.m. Mass

Sunday, November 17
  • 9:00 a.m. Grade School RE - School
  • 10:30 a.m. Children's Liturgy of the Word at Mass
  • 2:00 p.m. CUF Meeting - Hall
  • 6:00 p.m. High School & Confirmation Classes - School
Scrip and SVdP Thanksgiving Food Drive
Before and After All Masses

  Monday, November 18
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 3:00 p.m. Grade 5 Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
  • 5:30 p.m. Finance Council Meeting - Rectory Room A
Tuesday, November 19
  • 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by St. Anthony Devotion, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2:45 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal - Music Room
  • 6:00 p.m. Grade 5 Girl Scouts Meeting - MPR
  • 7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal - Music Room

Wednesday, November 20
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
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.
For Catholics, the Mass is entirely familiar but often not well understood. Scripture scholar and well-known author Dr. Edward Sri takes listeners on a journey through the sacred liturgy that is sure to help Catholics experience the Mass more fully as the most powerful and important prayer of the Church. Dr. Sri examines the historical and biblical roots of the words, prayers, actions, and gestures contained within the Mass in order to arrive at a deeper understanding of their significance.
'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 starting November 16/17 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
Cousins Sub Day
Wednesday, November 27

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
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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