What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 9/10 2019

Today’s readings challenge us to focus on the “why” of stewardship. Why embrace this challenging way of life when it seems hard enough just to meet the demands of our daily lives and responsibilities? Because this life is not all there is. While we cannot earn our way into Heaven, what we do now with the life God has given us has eternal consequences. Stewardship living helps us to keep focused on our hoped-for destination in the choices we make each day.

In our Gospel passage from Luke, Christ reminds us we were made for more than just this life, and our choices have eternal consequences. In this passage, our Lord corrects some Sadducees for their mistaken notion that there is no resurrection. He instructs that “those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and the resurrection of the dead; can no longer die, for they are like angels, and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.

Stewardship is not about the particular amount or kind of time, talent, and treasure that we offer. It is about the conviction that everything we have is a gift from our loving God. Revisiting these three aspects of our lives regularly, prayerfully discerning the best use of our gifts, and putting this down in writing clarifies and strengthens our conviction to put God first.

That is the “why” of stewardship.
New Heating Units

As work continues on our heating project, we would like to thank those who have already donated. Our goal is $75,000, we have collected $63,270. We still need $11,730 to fully fund the project. However, we needed to get the work done before winter sets in.

Wednesday, November 6
  • 3:00 p.m. Grade 5 Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
  • 6:30 p.m. Dartball - Hall
  • 6:30 p.m. KSKJ Meeting - Rectory Room A
  • 6:30 p.m. Old Timers Soccer - Gym
  • 6:30 p.m. RCIA & Beyond - Rectory Room B

Thursday, November 7
  • 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2:45 p.m. Youth Hand Bell Choir - Music Room
  • 6:00 p.m. Adult Hand Bell Choir - Music Room
 
Friday, November 8
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Confessions during Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 10:30 a.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry - Rectory Room B
 
Saturday, November 9
  • 6:45 a.m. St. John’s Men’s Group Meeting - School Library
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Confessions during Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 9:00 a.m. Craft Fair - Gym, School, Hall
Support the Troops Collection
Before and After 4:30 p.m. Mass

Sunday, November 10
  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Name recites the Rosary before Mass
  • 9:00 a.m. Grade School RE - School
  • 9:30 a.m. Holy Name Breakfast with Speaker
  • 6:00 p.m. High School & Confirmation Classes - School
Support the Troops Collection
Before and After All Masses

  Monday, November 11
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 3:00 p.m. Grade 5 Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
  • 6:30 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Meeting - Multi-Purpose Room
  • 6:30 p.m. SPBH Meeting - Rectory Room A
 
Tuesday, November 12
  • 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by St. Anthony Devotion, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2:45 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal - Music Room
  • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. SJE Evening at Cafe Zupas
  • 6:30 p.m. Stone Crest Condo Meeting - Hall
  • 7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal - Music Room

Wednesday, November 13
  • 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.
The realities of masculinity, femininity, and gender, and the relation of these to our identity are being questioned like never before. Jason Evert, internationally-known Catholic speaker and author, leads the discussion beyond feelings to help us embrace an integrated understanding of the truth of our identity. Speaking the truth in love, he shows how the recognition of what our biology reveals helps us to understand who God created us to be and accompany others on their life's journey.
'Tis the Season! When you are shopping, remember to use scrip. 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.

Every weekend starting November 16/17 through December 21/22 will be SCRIP weekends. As always, SCRIP is available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.
This program allows .5% of your regular and holiday 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
Cafe Zupas Restaurant Fundraising Night

Join us on Tuesday, November 12, at Cafe Zupas (8775 W. Sura Lane) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Just tell the cashier you are with the St. John's Fundraiser
Boxtops For Education Update 
Each year our school earns more than $1000 simply because our families and friends clip and save Boxtops for us. These little 
Boxtops, available on a variety of food items, are worth 10 cents each. They really add up! 

This fall, the Boxtops program is going paperless. Although we will continue to collect Boxtops for at least the next two years, many of the products you shop for will now have paperless 
Boxtops. It’s easy to redeem paperless Boxtops. Do you have a smartphone? Simply download the Boxtops for Education app, set up an account, and choose St. John the Evangelist as the recipient of your Boxtop credits.

Some of our users have found it easier to just scan their receipts right after they are done shopping.
No smartphone? You can still send in the receipts from 
Boxtop eligible items to our school office. We will go ahead and scan them for you.     
In the Coming Weeks
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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