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Easter Blessings to One and All
 
On behalf of myself and the entire parish and school staff, I would like to extend to you, our parishioners, and your many loved ones an Easter Blessing and Easter Greeting. Christ is Risen Indeed, Alleluia. May we keep this Easter Proclamation in the forefront of our minds, hearts, and prayers throughout the year. It is because of Jesus’ victory over sin and death that we have been given hope and the promise of eternal life through the forgiveness of our sins. During our 40 days of Lent, the Alleluia has been silenced. Now, because of God’s mercy and promise of eternal life that comes about through the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, let us sing our Alleluia.
 
This Easter, the Archbishop has provided an Easter gift in the form of a booklet. It is called “Living the Gift of Sunday.” Please take a few copies and share them with your family, especially any adult children who may have questions regarding their Catholic Faith.
 
As I often say, Easter is 50 days long; don’t eat all your jelly beans in one day.
 
Parish Office Closed

Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, April 5, for the Easter Holiday. The Parish Office will reopen on Tuesday, April 6 at 8:00 a.m. The Parish School is closed all week for Spring Break and will reopen on Monday, April 12.
 
Happy Birthday Wishes

Please send your prayers and good wishes to one of our long-time parishioners, Mrs. Matilda Simcic. She celebrates her 99th birthday on Saturday, April 3. Happy Birthday, Matilda!
 
Divine Mercy Sunday

In addition to the nine-day Novena to The Divine Mercy, which Our Lord gave to St. Maria Faustina, He revealed to her a powerful prayer that He wanted everyone to pray, The Chaplet of Divine Mercy. The Chaplet can be said anytime, but the Lord specifically asked that it be recited as a novena, especially on the nine days before the Feast of Mercy starting on Good Friday, April 2, until Divine Mercy Sunday, promising Extraordinary graces to those who would recite this special prayer. As the church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday on the weekend of April 10 & 11, all are invited to join us as the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited in Church after ALL Masses that weekend.
 
The Novena/Chaplet will also be recited after the Daily Masses beginning on Monday, April 5 through Saturday, April 10. All are invited to participate.

Also, St. Rita’s Parish will host a Divine Mercy Service on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 11. Confessions will begin at 2:00 p.m., and the Divine Mercy Celebration of Chaplet and Benediction will begin at 3:00 p.m. St. Rita’s is located at 2318 S. 61st Street in West Allis. All are welcome to attend.
Easter Memorials

There is still time to remember your loved ones by donating to various projects.

If you need the flyer, you can click here or on the image of the flyer.

Thank you for considering a gift.
24-Hour Perpetual Adoration

St. John’s is fortunate to have 24-hour Perpetual Adoration. Please take advantage of this beautiful opportunity to stay close to God in these difficult times. Hand sanitizer is available in the Adoration entrance (south side of Church), and we ask that you practice social distancing and stay at least six feet from others while in Church.

Save the following dates for
"The Best Catholic Fish Fry in Greenfield"

Friday, April 2
Friday, April 23
Friday, May 7

All will be "drive-thru" only.
Come to our Drive-Thru Fish Fry
Enter on 84th Street Only
(4:00-7:00 p.m.)

You can order any number of menu items: A, B, C, or D, but please, no substitutions. All dinners will be prepared as ordered and are served “drive-thru” only. We are adhering to safe and strict food-handling procedures and social distancing practices.

  • (A) Fried Fish (3 pieces) with French Fries
  • (B) Fried Fish (3 pieces) with Parsley Potatoes
  • (C) Baked Fish (3 pieces) with French Fries
  • (D) Baked Fish (3 pieces) with Parsley Potatoes

Dinners include coleslaw, applesauce, tartar sauce,
bread, butter, and dessert.

All this for $11.00 per meal.
Extra pieces of fish $2.00 each (limit 2 per dinner)
St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program - Serving Update

The St. John’s St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program is moving back to its former serving day, the first Monday of the month. Their next serving date will be Monday, April 5, 2021. It is not yet known if they can continue first Mondays for the rest of the year, but they should know soon. For now, they will NOT be serving on Good Friday but the following Monday.
Holy Week
Schedule

Holy Thursday
Thursday, April 1, 2021
 
7:00 p.m. Church
 
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021
 
1:00 p.m. Church
 
Easter Basket Blessing
Saturday, April 3, 2021
 
12:00 p.m. Church

Easter Vigil Mass
Saturday, April 3, 2021
 
8:00 p.m. Church

Sunday, April 4, 2021
Mass Schedule
Holy Name Society News

The Holy Name Society will celebrate Corporate Communion at the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 11. There will be a meeting to follow but no breakfast. All men 16 years and older are welcome, and fathers are encouraged to bring their sons 8 years and older.
 
The Holy Name Society will pray the Rosary at 7:20 a.m. in the Church on Sunday, April 11.
Your donations are needed and will help us
continue to operate during these unsettling times.
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
April 4, 2021

Today, we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ! Our readings today reveal how we can live out the joy of Easter all year long in our day-to-day lives.
 
Our Gospel portrays the third day after Jesus’ death when Mary of Magdala visited Jesus’ tomb. Once she saw the stone removed, she ran to tell Simon Peter and John. They ran to the tomb as well, and upon seeing, they believed. We can tell the relationship that these disciples had with Jesus because of the way they responded about Him — they “ran.” Mary didn’t see the empty tomb and think, “someone else will figure it out.” Peter and John didn’t hear the news and think, “I will check on it later.” They each responded with conviction as they “ran” for Jesus. 
 
We must ask ourselves, “Do I have a relationship with Christ to the point where I am running to Him each day?” The way these disciples responded is how we should respond to Christ. We must avoid complacency, and as intentional disciples, we must stop rationalizing our choices by telling ourselves we will someday get around to putting God first. Every moment throughout our day is an opportunity to respond to God in gratitude, compassion, and eagerness. And although there will be moments when we do not “feel” like responding to Him, it is in those moments when we faithfully respond anyway that matters the most.
 
Let us celebrate this glorious day with prayer and feasting, for Christ is risen! And let us strive to carry this Easter joy with us all year long by how we respond to Christ each day. Happy Easter!
School News
Christ is Risen! Alleluia!
 
On Ash Wednesday, our students gathered together in prayer and symbolically placed their classroom “alleluias” in a box, locked away safely while we embraced the quiet prayers of Lent.
 
We are on vacation this week but look forward to returning to school rested and ready to embrace the alleluias that the end of the school year will bring.
 
We wish all of you a blessed Easter season and a wonderful spring.

...Together in God’s Name

Mary Laidlaw-Otto, Principal
Cousins Sub Day
Thursday, April 1
ALL DAY

Looking for a quick bite to eat for lunch or dinner? Don't want to cook before going to Holy Thursday Mass tonight? We have the answer! Cousins Subs at 7495 W. Layton Ave. will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Thursday, April 1. 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 after all weekend Masses.
Live-streaming: Mass and Adoration
 
We are live-streaming daily and Sunday Masses as well as Adoration for those who are unable to attend:

Daily Masses are:
Monday thru Saturday 8:00 a.m.

Weekend Masses are:
Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Our YouTube channel is SJE-Greenfield.

If you miss the livestream, you can watch the upload of each Mass on our YouTube channel.
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.
Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, reveals the urgency to live and share the powerful message of Divine Mercy. He explains the basics of the Divine Mercy feast, image, novena, chaplet, and hour of mercy, and how to incorporate them into your spiritual life.
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SCRIP will now be sold before and after all weekend Masses. As always, SCRIP is available at the parish office during regular business hours. We have materials available below if you would like to set up an online account.






You can also click here to view a how-to video from Scrip on how to open an account.

To protect the program from fraud, please contact the Parish or School offices for the enrollment code. Once you have an online account you can pay by direct debit from your checking account (Presto Pay), by credit card, or by check here in the parish office. If we do not have the item in stock, we will order on Monday and have the cards by Thursday. Once you have the physical card you can enroll it in your "wallet" and reload it as needed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the parish office at 414-321-1965.
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.
The newsletter is published on Thursdays. 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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