What's Happening at SJE
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
January 11/12, 2020

Today marks the close of the Christmas season. But before we return to Ordinary Time, we have one more great feast to celebrate: The Baptism of the Lord. Today’s feast is a perfect opportunity to consider the privileges and responsibilities we all share as Christian stewards by virtue of our own Baptism.

At the moment of our Baptism, we became adopted sons and daughters of God, members of his holy, Catholic Church. Though we may not have realized it, the moment of our Baptism is also the moment we become Christian stewards, disciples of Jesus Christ, tasked with the work of following in His footsteps day by day and sharing the Gospel message with all those around us.

In our second reading from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Peter gives us a glimpse of the person of Jesus we should imitate. “He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” We must live our lives like Jesus, seeking to do good to everyone we encounter, not just those in our inner circle of family and friends, but everyone in our community. The Father loves us all, and Jesus sought out everyone with His saving message.

In the Gospel passage from Matthew, we see yet another aspect of Jesus in action, this time as he humbly stands before John to be baptized by him. What humility and what willingness to unite Himself to us our Lord demonstrates by this act. We can do no less as we live out our daily lives as his disciples.

When we do strive with all our might to live out our Baptismal call to Christian stewardship, we will experience the profound honor of knowing that we, too, are God’s “beloved” sons and daughters “with whom He is well-pleased.” 
Wednesday, January 8
  • 6:30 p.m. KSKJ Meeting - Rectory Room A
  • 6:30 p.m. Gym Unavailable

Thursday, January 9
  • 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2:45 p.m. Youth Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal - Music Room
  • 6:00 p.m. Adult Hand Bell Choir - Music Room

Friday, January 10
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Confessions during Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 6:00 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 534 Meeting & Lock-In - Gym/Hall
 
Saturday, January 11
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Confessions during Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Home & School Pizza Sale After 4:30 Mass

Sunday, January 12
  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Name Rosary/Mass/Meeting - Church/Hall
  • 9:00 a.m. Grade School RE Classes - School
  • 6:00 p.m. High School RE Classes - School
Home & School Pizza Sale After All Masses Today

  Monday, January 13
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 6:30 p.m. SPBH Planning Meeting - Rectory Room A
 
Tuesday, January 14
  • 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by St. Anthony Devotion, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2:45 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal - Music Room
  • 7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal - Music Room
  • 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus #524 Council Meeting - Hall

Wednesday, January 15
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
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.
What is Purgatory? Does it exist? Does it matter? As professor and speaker Dr. Mark Miravalle explains, not only is the doctrine of Purgatory true and deeply rooted in Sacred Scripture and Tradition, but the practice of offering prayers and sacrifices for the souls of the dead is a critically important responsibility for every member of the Body of Christ—the family of the Church.
Whether you want to check off that home improvement project, up your workout routine, or cook more meals at home, use SCRIP to achieve your resolutions. When you purchase SCRIP, 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.

Upcoming SCRIP weekends are January 18/19 and February 1/2. As always, SCRIP is available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.
This program allows .5% of your 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
Pizza Fundraiser

Hosting a party for the big game? Need something quick for dinner? We have the answer....PIZZA!! SJE Home & School will be taking orders after all Masses this weekend for homemade pizzas. Avalanche Grill (a new vendor) in Muskego provides all the ingredients and we make them up for you. We are offering pepperoni, sausage, cheese and a combo of sausage and pepperoni. Pizzas are $8 each or 3 for $20. Payment is due at the time of the order as we have to place our order on Monday.

You will be able to pick up your delicious pizzas on Saturday, February 1, from 4-6 p.m. in the gym.
Just in time for the big game!
Cousins Sub Day
Thursday, January 23
ALL DAY

Do you have the winter blues and don't know what to eat for lunch or dinner? We have the answer! Cousins Subs at 7495 W. Layton Ave. will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Thursday, January 23. 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.
Small Plates, Big Hearts!
A Night at St. John's

Saturday, February 22, 2020

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

Tickets are now available. The presale ticket price is $25.
On the day of the event, the price will be $35

To purchase tickets online, click  here!

We are in the process of securing the restaurants for the event so check back often.

We are now accepting auction donations for our event! As you are shopping the great after Christmas sales, look for the following items that make for a successful auction: electronics, jewelry, sports/outdoor equipment, household items, gift cards, timeshares, sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia, spa items, etc.

Questions? Email  SJEGive@stjohns-grfd.org
In the Coming Weeks
Be challenged and inspired by UNPLANNED, the dramatic true story of a former Planned Parenthood director’s eye-opening journey across the life line. Find out why this movie has already changed many hearts to Pro-life and has rocked the abortion industry. This true story will help put an end to abortion.

This movie was first shown at St. John’s in October 2019 so if you missed it, here are two opportunities to see it in 2020. The first date is Wednesday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m. The second date is Thursday, January 16, at 12:30 p.m. The movie will be shown in the Church Hall. Please park on the lower level on the north side and enter through Door #13. Or you can park on the south side and enter through Door #5.

Admission is free.
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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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