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The Most Holy Trinity
June 15/16, 2019

Today we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. What we are commemorating is a central reality of our Christian faith, that God is Trinitarian in nature; three distinct persons in one God. 

The Church calls this truth a mystery, as indeed it is. Some have said that “mystery” in this context is “not a wall to run up against but an ocean in which to swim.” Contemplating the “ocean depths” of this mystery can make us humans feel so small, and almighty God so far from us. Although nothing could be further from the truth as today’s readings demonstrate. 

In the second reading, St. Paul reminds us that God is intimately connected to us. “The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” God wants to live in the very depths of our being and be a part of all the intimate details of our lives if we will let Him.

Moreover, in the Gospel from St. John, we learn that God holds back nothing of Himself from us. Jesus tells His disciples (this includes us!) that the Holy Spirit “will take from what is Mine and declare it to you. Everything the Father has is Mine.” Thus we find ourselves drawn right into the midst of this Trinitarian love. In fact, if the mystery of Holy Trinity is an ocean which to swim, the “water” that makes up that ocean is love.  

What, then, should be the response of the Christian steward to this sublime mystery? All we can do is worship and offer our lives back to God in total gratitude for calling us to live in the richness of such unfathomable love.
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.
Internationally acclaimed speaker and author Chris Stefanick speaks about the importance of living a life of authenticity with a courageous commitment to love. He walks us through seven habits that we can use as modern-day apostles to effectively spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Following these lessons will help us to fulfill our calling to be fearlessly, joyfully Catholic, with a faith that is attractive, life-giving, and truly contagious.
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.

June 15/16 and July 6/7 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
Click each date for more information:

Become a Firecracker Backer!

Make a contribution to this year's fireworks display.

Categories for Sponsorship:
  • Platinum: $500
  • Gold: $250
  • Silver: $150
  • Bronze: $100
  • Copper: $50

The deadline for Sponsorship is June 30, 2019.
We need your help to make our Festival a success. Please consider volunteering your time and talent to our largest event of the year.

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. Click here or on the image below for descriptions of each program.
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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