8500 W. Cold Spring Road ~ Greenfield, WI 53228

Mass Times

Daily Mass: Monday - Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m.

Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.


St John the Evangelist Parish


The Sixthteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 21, 2024




Confessions are held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at the northwest entrance (opposite the Adoration entrance) of the church.

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Perpetual Adoration

We have 24-hour, seven days a week of Perpetual Adoration. Please enter via the south doors of the Church.

"Could you not watch one hour with me?" (Matthew 26:40)



Office Hours Parish (414) 321-1965 (414) 321-8540 School

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

After Hours by Appointment Only

Our Staff

Father Michael Merkt, Pastor                                        Email: mmerkt@stjohns-grfd.org 

Steve Pemper, Deacon                                                Email: spemper@aol.com

Denise Kasulke, Dir. of Administrative Services            Email: dkasulke@stjohns-grfd.org

Karen Schulteis, Dir. of Liturgy & Music                        Email: kschulteis@stjohns-grfd.org

John Paul Shimek, Dir. of Lifelong Faith Formation      Email: jpshimek@stjohns-grfd.org

George Pitman, Jr., Bookkeeper, Building & Grounds    Email: gpitman@stjohns-grfd.org

Jan Sadlon, Parish Secretary                                      Email: rectory@stjohns-grfd.org or                      jsadlon@stjohns-grfd.org

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Gospel Reflection

July 14, 2024

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Once, I asked a fallen-away Catholic friend of mine what he remembered about the parish priest from his youth. He said, “He was a gentle, nice guy. Kind of vanilla. Kept to himself.” It struck me that he, perhaps like many, perceived Catholic priests as the following: lonely, harmless, and self-sufficient. As a challenge to this perception (accurate or not) and to us priests who perhaps feel a pull in that uninspiring direction stands the mighty image of what we see in the Gospel this Sunday.

Jesus sent out his apostles “two-by-two, with power over demons, and without money belts.” Two-by-two: They enjoyed deep fellowship and brotherhood. Power over demons: They were anything but harmless. These men wielded enormous power against evil. Without money belts: They were not self-sufficient. They needed others to help them. They were not lonely but in the community. They were not harmless but armed with massive spiritual energy. They were not self-sufficient but poor and in need of help.

This is a challenge to me, and perhaps to all of us, living in a rich, secularized, and individualized culture. Do I embrace my priestly ministry in deep fellowship with other priests? Do I speak and act boldly to drive out evil where it is found? Do I live poorly and simply, trusting in the help of those around me, even for basic needs? The fruitfulness of priestly ministry largely depends on these three traits. Let’s pray for all priests — and, by extension, all of us Christians — to live more like Jesus’ communal, poor, and powerful apostles.

— Father John Muir


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Love One Another Catholic Campaign

In the Summer of 2021, we entered the pilot wave of the Archdiocesan campaign, "Love One Another." Below is a video we produced to present some of our case elements. For a more detailed description of our case elements, or if you want to donate, please click here.



St. John the Evangelist is a Roman Catholic Eucharistic community faithful to the values and traditions of the Church.  We strive to live our faith every day, to embrace stewardship, and to be nurtured by continuous Christian Formation.