What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 10/11, 2019

Whether you are just beginning your stewardship journey or have been living a stewardship way of life for years, today’s readings invite us to ponder an important question.

The question is this: “What do you treasure?” Of course, we all know the “right” answer. We treasure our faith, our family, and our friendships. However, Jesus tells us in the Gospel passage from Luke how we can discover the real answer to this question. He says, “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” 

To discern what we really treasure, we need to do a check on our hearts. We can each ask ourselves, “Where do I spend the majority of my energy? Where do I find my thoughts dwelling? How do I choose to spend my time when I find myself with a few spare moments? What do my spending habits reveal about what is important to me?

As Christian stewards, we are called to live our lives in grateful response to all that God has given us. Do I recognize and treasure these gifts?
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
is a Holy Day of Obligation

All Catholics are required to attend Mass. Masses will be offered on Thursday, August 15th at:
8:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
Religious Education News

We have a big change coming to St. John the Evangelist this year for Religious Education families. We are moving Religious Ed classes for grades one through eight to Sunday mornings from 9:00 - 9:55 a.m. High school Religious Ed students will NOT CHANGE their normal meeting time of Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The motivation for this move is to encourage families to experience our Sunday liturgy together. With R.E. class ending at 9:55 a.m., students can move to the Church by 10:00 a.m. and lead the public rosary before the 10:30 a.m. Mass. One class (with their teacher) will lead the public rosary each week, following a posted schedule.

We now live in difficult times where society is breaking down the family unit. We here at St. John’s need to fight back spiritually by invoking the help of Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother. I realize this is a big change for families, but I guarantee that if you embrace it with full hearts, you will see a major transformation in our parish families and in our community as a whole.

A schedule for Religious Education classes will be out soon so you can see on which Sundays we will meet for the rest of the year.

God bless you,
Austin Rahill, D.R.E

Registration is now open!
Classes Start on Sunday, September 8, 2019

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.
Why would an all-powerful, all-loving God allow suffering and evil in the world? As Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. explains, unsatisfying answers to this important question are the #1 reason for atheism today. But by answering this question with logic and love (as well as with scientific, peer-reviewed evidence for the existence of life after death), we can not only answer this question truthfully and satisfactorily, but also teach our fellow Christians how to suffer well in preparation for the limitless love of God that awaits us in eternity. This talk was recorded by FOCUS, at SEEK 2013. focus.org.
It's never too early! Summer’s almost over and school will soon be back in session! Before you send your kids back to school, get your scrip and make sure they’re ready for the first day of class with new clothes, supplies, and everything else a student needs. Shop with us and 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.

August 17/18 and September 7/8 will be the upcoming SCRIP weekends. 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
After-School Care Provider Needed

St. John the Evangelist is in need of an after-school care provider. Hours are 2:15 until approximately 6:00 PM each school day, beginning in late August. Candidate must be willing to work with multi-age groups of children, supervising both indoor and outdoor play, snack time, and quiet time each afternoon. This is a great opportunity to work with our wonderful day school children. It would be the perfect position for someone who is recently retired!

All school personnel must complete Safeguarding All God’s Family training and submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

For more information or to apply, call or stop in at the
Parish Office. 321-1965.
Cousins Sub Day
Monday, August 26

Do you have the Monday blahs? School is starting and you are on the hunt for school supplies and don't have time to cook? Looking for a quick lunch? We have the answer! Cousins Subs, 7495 W. Layton Ave., will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Monday, August 26. Last school year Cousins,
7495 W. Layton Ave., donated over $1500 to our school! Support our excellent school and an amazing community partner by stopping in for lunch or dinner.

Cousins Scrip cards are available in the Parish Office during regular business hours or during SCRIP sale weekends.
In the Coming Weeks
Blood Drive

St. John's Christian Women will be sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, September 16, in the church hall. We have appointment times open between 2:30-7:30 p.m. We will have a Dual Red Machine available. A light lunch will be provided.

Contact Diane at 414-327-6780 to make an appointment.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Please Be A Life Saver!!!
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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