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 Second Sunday of Lent

February 25, 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 the School Mass, there will NOT be Adoration on Wednesday, February 21 from 10:00am to 11:00am.


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: [email protected] 

Steve Pemper, Deacon                                                Email: [email protected]

Denise Kasulke, Dir. of Administrative Services            Email: [email protected]

Karen Schulteis, Dir. of Liturgy & Music                        Email: [email protected]

John Paul Shimek, Dir. of Lifelong Faith Formation      Email: [email protected]

George Pitman, Jr., Bookkeeper, Building & Grounds    Email: [email protected]

Jan Sadlon, Parish Secretary                                      Email: [email protected] or                      [email protected]

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Gospel Reflection

February 18, 2024

First Sunday of Lent

When I feel down, I sometimes watch the famous “Double Rainbow” video on YouTube to feel better. It’s hilarious. A young man camping in Yosemite Park sees two rainbows stretching across the sky. He bursts into a kind of ecstasy. “Double rainbow, all the way! Oh my God!” he announces. Then he starts to weep. He cries out, “What does it mean?” Beneath the humor of his glorious overreaction is our deep intuition, I think, when we see the colorful bow in the sky. This Sunday, God sends a rainbow to Noah and to us. What does it mean?

Long before YouTube had the double rainbow, Dante’s medieval poem The Divine Comedy featured one in his image of paradise. Seeing two rainbows, he muses that one is born of the other. The bow is God’s promise of peace. For Dante, it’s even more: nature’s encrypted image of the Trinitarian God. One visible rainbow (God the Son) is begotten of another usually invisible one (God the Father), united by invisible light between them (God the Spirit). Like invisible light, Trinitarian glory surrounds us in every moment — but Jesus has made it visible in his glorious body.

Lenten challenge: This might seem silly, but this Lent, I invite you to find a rainbow and meditate on it. You might have to make one yourself, like this current desert-dweller will. Gaze on it. See it as a natural gift from the Creator, saying to you, “Here I am! I will love and protect you, surrounding you in My glory.” Let’s embrace this Lent with confidence, rain or shine.

— 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.