What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 16/17, 2019

Sunday's readings speak of an essential quality for the Christian steward- hope. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ’s promises and relying not on our own strength but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit (CCC 1817).” In many ways, this is the very definition of a stewardship way of life, focusing on eternity as we live our daily lives and relying on God to provide for our needs and satisfy our deepest longings for meaning and happiness right now. 

In Sunday's Gospel from Luke, Jesus describes the real richness of life that is possible for those of us who are willing to live as his hope-filled disciples. We are all familiar with this passage in which Jesus reveals the Beatitudes. "Blessed are the poor; they have the kingdom of God. Blessed are those now hungry because they will be satisfied. Blessed are those who weep because they will laugh. Blessed are those who are hated, excluded and insulted because they are disciples of Jesus; they will be greatly rewarded in heaven." Jesus is describing here the character of one who is living a life of hope, the life of a Christian steward whose trust is firmly rooted in God and who is focused on others and eternity. It is not always an easy life, but it is a deeply meaningful life and one that leads to eternal reward.
SJE Mom's Group

Join us at 9:00 A.M. in the Rectory, Meeting Room B, on Tuesday, February 19. We meet to support and affirm women in the many roles we have in life as mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and friends. It's a ministry where women, bonded by their vocation and their Catholic faith, come together to share the joys and struggles of motherhood. Moms of all ages/stages are welcome.
Take a Vacation with SCRIP

Are you planning a trip for Easter break? Going out of town for the weekend? Did you know you can purchase SCRIP to pay for many of your trip expenses? On the back of our SCRIP form you will find cards available for hotels, car rentals, airlines, cruise lines, and even Disney (good at their resorts, theme parks, cruises etc). Click here to view and print our order form. Look at the second page; the items that can be ordered to plan your vacation are in bold print. We order on Mondays and have them ready to be picked up no later than Thursday each week.

February 9/10 and 16/17 will be the upcoming SCRIP weekends. Please note the date change for February only. 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
SJE Night at Sky Zone

Click here to print a flyer
After-School Care Worker Needed

St. John the Evangelist is in need of an after-school care worker. This is a part time position. Hours are 2:45 until approximately 6:00 P.M. school days, on alternating weeks. This is the perfect position for a retired parishioner who loves children of all ages!! All candidates must be willing to submit to a criminal background check and participate in Safeguarding All God’s Family Training.

For more information or to apply, please call our school office at 414-321-8540.
In the Coming Weeks
Parish Men's Retreat

A retreat for men will be held Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Oconomowoc.

The weekend starts around 7:00 P.M. (Check-in begins at 6-6:30 P.M.) on Friday and ends around noon on Sunday. Carpooling is available.

For details and to sign up, call Ron Heser at 414-448-7117 or
call the retreat center at 262-567-6900.
St. John the Evangelist Day
with the Milwaukee Wave

Join us on Sunday, March 31, at 1:05 P.M. for St. John the Evangelist Day. Tickets are only $10 each and include a pair of Milwaukee Wave athletic socks and post-game autographs for all fans in attendance.

Click here for the order form.

For more information email Trisha Jambor at assistantad@sje.k12.wi.us.
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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