What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 3/4, 2019

Sunday’s Gospel passage comes as a pat on the back from Heaven for all of us striving to live a stewardship way of life. It reminds us why we live the way we do and why we make the choices we make. Let’s face it; if we truly embrace this way of life, there will be people who find our choices, based on serving God and others, downright foolish. But let’s see what God thinks. Spoiler alert: turns out Christian stewards are not the fools!

In this passage, Jesus makes it clear that life is not about “stuff” as he tells the parable of the wealthy businessman who thought he had everything figured out. The man had such an abundance of stuff that he didn’t have room to store it all. So, thinking of earthly things and not on what is above, he decided to build a bigger place to store all that stuff. Patting himself on the back, he thought about what good times he would have in the years ahead. Jesus tells us that day would turn out to be the man’s last day on the earth, and he had spent it thinking only of himself. How foolish!

Don’t be ashamed of living differently from the people around you. Be confident as you set priorities based on what is above. You are wise in God’s eyes, Christian steward. And you will be rich in what matters most.
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.
Renowned speaker and author Ralph Martin presents the timeless teachings of St. Francis de Sales, bishop, Doctor of the Church, and famous 16th century author. He presents it in a way that provides profound wisdom for living in today's world. Through the inspirations of this influential and well-known saint, we gain great insight into how sin affects our lives, our relationships, and our witness to the world. St. Francis de Sales equips us in our pursuit of holiness, enabling us to live the fervent, authentic Catholic life to which we are called.
It's never too early! Summer’s almost over and school will soon be back in session! Before you send your kids back to school, get your scrip and make sure they’re ready for the first day of class with new clothes, supplies, and everything else a student 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.

August 3/4 and 17/18 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
What's Happening in Our School
After-School Care Provider Needed

St. John the Evangelist is in need of an after-school care provider. Hours are 2:15 until approximately 6:00 PM each school day, beginning in late August. Candidate must be willing to work with multi-age groups of children, supervising both indoor and outdoor play, snack time, and quiet time each afternoon. This is a great opportunity to work with our wonderful day school children. It would be the perfect position for someone who is recently retired!

All school personnel must complete Safeguarding All God’s Family training and submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

For more information or to apply, call or stop in at the
Parish Office. 321-1965.
Fall Soccer Referees Needed

The Southwest Catholic Soccer League is looking for additional people who would be interested in being paid referees for our fall season. Certification isn't required as there will be training offered. Understanding the rules and fundamentals of the game is needed.

Questions and interested persons please contact
Trisha Jambor at assistantad@sje.k12.wi.us .
In the Coming Weeks
Summer Adult Programs

We will be offering several one day/evening programs in August
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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