What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 13/14, 2019

In today’s Gospel passage from Luke, we read the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan. Here, Jesus teaches us in rich detail how stewardship in action looks. In fact, this parable could just as accurately be called the parable of the Good Steward.

The first thing we note about the Good Samaritan is that he is aware of the needs of those around him and responds generously. While the priest and Levi brush right past the man on the side of the road, the Samaritan is watching for those who might be in need. He has a hospitable way of looking at the world around him, and so, he is able to “see” in a way that the others did not. He was “moved with compassion at the sight” of the man. 

Next, we see the Good Samaritan spring into action to serve this man, setting aside his own schedule and plans in order to meet the man's needs. He does not just give the man a few dollars or offer some quick words of encouragement from across the road. He goes right up to the man. He cleans and bandages his wounds. He puts the man on his animal and brings him to an inn where he can heal. He ensures that the innkeeper would continue to look after him, and he commits to returning to the man on his way back. 

That is how we live out God’s commandments. That is genuine hospitality and service. That is how a good steward springs into action when he comes upon a neighbor in need. Moreover, Jesus says to each of us personally, just as He did in today’s Gospel, “Go and do likewise.”
Farewell Reception

The reception for Jodi Bowers, Sunday, July 21, will be held after the 8:30 a.m. and the 10:30 a.m. Mass. At the 10:30 a.m. Mass, we will have a special blessing for Jodi to wish her well in her new employment opportunity.
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.
In this talk, Jeff Cavins shares how he has come to see that Jesus wants us to surrender every bit of our own comfort to follow Him. There are many fans of Jesus in this world, but we are called to be His disciples. As a young adult, Jeff left the Catholic Church and became a Protestant Pastor for 12 years. After returning to the Catholic Church, he became a nationally known speaker who has helped thousands come to a clearer understanding of Scripture and our Faith.
With summer upon us, we can help you take care of all your shopping needs. Vacations? Home improvements? We've got a card for that! Having a BBQ? We can help with that! All this can be done by purchasing SCRIP! From hotels, airlines, home improvement stores to all your grocery 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.

July 20/21 and August 3/4 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.
52nd Annual Family Festival News
We need your help to make our Festival a success. Please consider volunteering your time and talent to our largest event of the year.

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What's Happening in Our School
Sunday, July 14 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Sendik's Food Market, 7901 W. Layton Ave.

Join us as we serve up delicious brats and other grilled fare!
In the Coming Weeks
Summer Adult Programs

We will be offering several one day/evening programs over the summer months.
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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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