What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 13/14, 2018

Part of the beauty of stewardship spirituality is its simplicity and practicality. It can be summed up in the simple phrase, “All I have is a gift from God, and I must make a grateful return to Him for all He has given me.”

So simple, that even our youngest parishioners can grasp the concept. Simple, however, does not necessarily mean easy. Simple also does not mean shallow.

Sunday's readings invite us to look into the depth of a stewardship way of life. Moreover, they reveal that it requires the commitment of our whole being to God. It is anything but easy or shallow. It points us to seek after higher things: the wisdom of God and Heaven itself.

Our Second Reading, from the Letter to the Hebrews, shows us a way to obtain such wisdom; it is available to us right in the Scriptures which are the living word of God. Every time we approach them in a spirit of prayer, they will speak to us. God’s wisdom is right there for us. All we need to do is commit some daily time to seek it.

Our Gospel Reading from Mark is one of the better-known passages in the Gospel: the story of the rich young man. In response to the man’s question on what he must do to obtain eternal life, Jesus tells him to keep the commandments. The man replies that he has always done this much. However, he rightfully suspects there is more to being a disciple of Jesus than just following the external rules.

We are called to be so much more than rule-followers; we are called to be Christ followers. A stewardship way of life frees us to follow Christ with all of our being and so to find eternal life.
Ladies of the Parish

Join us for our annual Women's 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.

Join us on Saturday, October 13, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. to pray a public Rosary in conjunction with over 20,000 other Rosary Rallies across America sponsored by America Needs Fatima. We will be on the sidewalk on 84th Street by the St. John the Evangelist driveway alongside the soccer field. If you need to sit during the Rosary, you are welcome to bring a lawn chair with you. The whole family is welcome! 

Your continuing prayers are needed! 
SCRIP Schedule

October 20/21 and November 3/4 will be the upcoming SCRIP weekends. Scrip is also available on Thursdays from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the church hall during the school year. 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
Soles for Catholic Schools Walk

Soles for Catholic Education Walk will be held on Saturday, October 20, at Mount Mary University. Sign up is free and includes a t-shirt for every participant.  If you join us for the walk please consider seeking pledges. Pledges collected come right back to our school where they are used to purchase updated textbooks and student technology equipment.  If you collect pledges, we ask that you send them directly to school rather than donating through the Soles Walk website, as there are processing fees removed from donations made via the web. 

Sign up for the walk must be completed online by clicking the link below:

Please search for St. John the Evangelist. The name of our team is SJE Flock of Eagles

We hope that you will join us for this fun, family-oriented event. 
Cousins Sub Day
Thursday, October 18

Need a quick lunch? 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 Thursday, October 18. 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.
Click on the image below to print a flyer. You must have a flyer for St. John's to receive credit for your dinner!

We also have SCRIP available for Red Robin
In the Coming Weeks
New  Crossing the Goal  series for men
Do you want to be the man God created you to be? Following Jesus example, the best way is being part of a band of brothers who learn from, support and challenge one another. Join us for the kick-off of a new Crossing the Goal series, a spiritual fitness workouts (with a pro-football format) 6:45 am Saturday, October 20 th  in Church Hall. Be all-in  for your wife, children, parish, workplace, community, country. 

Contact Will for the details: (414) 531-7005, or wstarcevich@wi.rr.com , and help build our team.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, show your support and appreciation to those men and women serving in our military by participating in St. John's Annual  "We Love Our Troops Collection."   Click here for a suggested list of items to donate. Bring your donations with you to Mass the weekend of October 27/28 and place them in the specially marked boxes.

If you have a family member or friend, currently serving overseas, please give their address to one of our Respect Life Members, who will be at all the Masses collecting your items. Your soldier will receive a personal care package from Support the Troops WI!
"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.