What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 22/23, 2018

Sunday's readings teach us that living as Christian stewards requires us to swim against the tide of our “me-first” culture and stake out a path for our lives that may be different from that of our neighbors, friends, or co-workers.

Jesus illustrates in Sunday's Gospel. “Taking a child, He placed it in their midst, and putting His arms around it, He said to them, ‘Whoever receives one child such as this in My name, receives Me, and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but the One who sent Me.’”

In this context, Christ is speaking not only of youngsters but all “little ones.” He is speaking of those who are vulnerable or needy in any way through poverty, physical or mental illness, advanced age, and/or difficult family situations. These are the brothers and sisters St. Teresa of Calcutta would call “Jesus in distressing disguise.”

They are all around us if we open our eyes. Like Jesus, we can put our arms around the little ones in our world and channel some of our energy, ambition, and talent towards them.

Giving the best of ourselves to these brothers and sisters may be a little messy at times. It may put us in situations that are far outside our comfort zones. Maybe our colleagues and neighbors will not understand our actions. However, in reaching out to little ones in Jesus’ name, it is Jesus Himself we are touching. Moreover, that is a most privileged way of life.

This week, ask the Lord for the wisdom to see the little ones in your neighborhood, community, or our parish and to show you concretely how you can reach out to them. Take at least one step. You will be stepping closer to Jesus Christ Himself.
Registration Open for Religious Education

Classes have already started, but it is not too late to sign up!

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.
SCRIP Schedule

October 6/7 and 20/21 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. 
Click on the image below to print a flyer or just mention St. John's when checking out.
In the Coming Weeks
Ladies of the Parish
Mark your Calendar!

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.
"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.