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 Third Sunday of Lent

March 3, 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, March 6 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 25, 2024

Second Sunday of Lent

As a college student, my prized possession was an after-market car stereo. It was my pride and joy: glorious audio, eye-catching display screen, and multi-disc CD changer. It drained my hard-earned dollars, but it was totally worth it. It drenched me in music everywhere I drove. On Ash Wednesday of my senior year of college, Father Tom, the Jesuit priest at my university, said, “Pray for God to tell you what he wants you to sacrifice for Lent.” I did. In my heart, the answer came: “Give up listening to your car stereo for forty days.” I winced. Not possible, I thought. Can’t do it. I made other plans. The next morning, I was stunned to find that my car had been broken into and my fancy stereo ripped out and stolen.

God’s command to sacrifice what we love is no joke. This week in Genesis 22, God says: “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love — Isaac — and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Believe me, I know. We like to be in control. It chaffs us that God sets the terms of what we must sacrifice and how. But this is no impersonal, tyrannical process. Remember that God uses their names, Abraham and Isaac. God knows each one of us and the precious gifts He commands us to offer. Finally, our sacrifices are for our own good. Do we trust this enough to do what Father Tom asked me to do?

Lenten challenge: This week, I dare you to ask God: “What do you want me to give up?” He may ask for that which you love most. It will be something precious to you: time, money, a relationship, a dream, an opportunity. What matters is we trust Him and act sacrificially in line with His command. Whatever we sacrifice will, of course, come back to us as surely as the Risen Jesus — but that doesn’t make it easy.

— 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.