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 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 23, 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)


Due to a Funeral Mass, Adoration will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 from 10:00am until 12:00pm.

Due to a Baptism, Adoration will be closed on Friday, June 21 from 3:00 until 3:30pm.


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

June 16, 2024

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

My mother and father fell in love with each other rather quickly. It was only a span of two months between their first meeting and quiet betrothal. They waited for a significant period of time before going public with the happy news. It simply wasn’t time. Love’s strength and speed can sprout scandal in public. Until the big reveal, they gave the outside world only little hints, gestures, and riddles.

Something like this — but even more wonderful — is at play when Mark says of Jesus, “he did not speak to them without a parable, but to his disciples in private he explained everything.” Jesus is the long-awaited messiah-king, but his identity as the Lord and Son of God is so new, surprising, and scandalous to human ears that the big reveal would have to wait. Thus, his parables are riddles meant to conceal more than reveal. Even the disciples — who hear things explained directly — barely grasp what he is up to. It’s only at the cross that Jesus’ love for Israel and the world is explicitly revealed. Until then, much stays hidden and comes in riddles.

So it goes with us, too. I wonder, at times, why doesn’t the Lord just speak to us directly in prayer about what we should do or how to fix our problems. Or why doesn’t he reveal himself directly to powerful leaders who are slow to act? Why does he allow life so often to be confounding, contradictory, and crazy? Because it simply isn’t time yet. One glorious day, it will be. Until then, he taught us in riddles and only sometimes explained them.

— 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.