What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 2/3, 2019

How do I know if the Time, Talent and Treasure I offer God in grateful return is “enough?” What is the measure?

St. Paul tells us in the Second Reading on Sunday, the “measure” is the love that we put into each of these aspects of our lives. “If I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own and hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.” God is not after a particular number. What He wants us to give over to Him are our very selves.

Real love is not a sentiment. Real love manifests in living a virtuous life. We read later in St. Paul’s letter that real love takes strength: it is patient, kind, humble, other-centered, truth-seeking and long-suffering. Love is the heroic giving of oneself even when it is uncomfortable; especially then. Love looks like Jesus. It lives like Jesus.

Sometimes living like Jesus is difficult. We see this in the Gospel Reading on Sunday where we find Jesus in action, preaching in the synagogue in His hometown. He speaks truth to the people He loves, the ones He grew up with and shared His early days with. How do they respond? They are filled with fury and run Him out of town, intent on throwing Him from a cliff! Yet Jesus is undeterred. He passes right through them and presses forward with the mission His Father has entrusted to Him.
First Saturday Confession

Just a reminder that Saturday, February 2, is the First Saturday of the month. In addition to Reconciliation on Saturday morning after the 8:00 A.M. Mass, Confession will be available at 3:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the church. Reconciliation is a great way to keep ourselves firmly united with God, as well as an opportunity to receive grace, to turn from sin, and believe ever more deeply in God's generous Mercy.
Small Plates, Big Hearts!
A Night at St. John's

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Food stations from a variety of local restaurants!
Come and enjoy the food, drinks, music, raffles, and an online silent auction. Click here more information. 

Here is a current list of participating restaurants
(check back often for updates):
Bubb's BBQ, Double B's, Red Onion Cafe, Joey Gerard's
That's Amore, Mexican Village, Bunzel's,
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Tickets are now available. The cost per ticket is $25.

We have a great menu from the participating restaurants:
Smoked Salmon, Cheese, Fruits, Deviled Eggs, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beef Brisket Sliders, Mostaccioli & Meatballs, Salad, Mini Chimichangas (Beef & Chicken), Rice & Beans, Chips & Salsa, Swedish Meatballs. Desserts include S'mores Bar, Bundtinis and so much more!

We are still accepting items for our Online Auction or Raffle Baskets!

To purchase tickets online click here!

Questions? Email SJEGive@stjohns-grfd.org

Marriage & Family Matters
Friday, February 1, 2019

6:00 P.M. in Church with a social afterwards in the Hall.
A Safety Message from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Be alert for suspicious email and text messages!

We have received several reports from parishes and schools about getting an unusual email that appears to come from their pastor. Most questioned the messages because it was not Father’s regular email address and the message seemed suspicious. Well done! Unfortunately, others fell victim to this fraud and lost hundreds of dollars.
This particular phishing scam first appeared about one year ago and was sent to parishes across the country. The body of the message usually indicates that the pastor “needs your help” and directs the reader to contact him right away. The next message then asks you to purchase iTunes cards for someone he is trying to help.
The scammers are even personalizing each message with the recipient’s name so it appears as legitimate as possible.

Some common red flags are:
  • The email address is different from the person’s typical address
  • Subject lines that do not match the content of the message.
  • Bad grammar or illogical text.
Scrip Weekends

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
Toiletries Drive
January 14 - February 14

We will be collecting new hygiene items like deodorant, soap, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, razors, toothbrushes, floss, lip balm, wipes, lotion, hand sanitizer, tissues and more. Large and small/hotel sizes are fine.

These items will be given to Capuchin Community Services for St. Ben's and the House of Peace. Show your true stewardship and live the Corporal Works of Mercy! Thank you!

Please place donations in the pink bin in the Narthex
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.
Miller Park Concessions

As an activity of St. John's Stewardship, we need adult volunteers (18 years old and up) to help with the concession stand at Miller Park for the 2019 season. This past season volunteers generated over $11,000 of additional revenue for the parish and school. All volunteers are requested to do a minimum of 3 games and will receive training.

Contact Gary Tveten at 414-282-1567 for more information.
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.

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"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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