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


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

For live Adoration or live Mass, click here to view our YouTube channel.

We apologize for the stream dropping randomly. We are working to solve the issue.

Perpetual Adoration

We have 24-hour, 7 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)



Our Staff

Father Michael Merkt, Pastor                                        Email: [email protected] 

Steve Pemper, Deacon                                                Email: [email protected]

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

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

Austin Rahill, Director of Religious Education                  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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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

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Religious Education 2022-23 school year

Classes for all grade levels start on Wednesday, October 5, from 6:15 to 7:30 pm. 

The religious education tuition is being paid by a generous donation from a benefactor of St. John's.

For grades 1-10: click here to register

Confirmation: click here to register

Gospel Reflection

October 2, 2022

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

As adults, “obedience” is not a word we typically like to hear unless we are dealing with children. It often brings connotations of military protocols, deference to superiors at work, or conforming to laws and practices. In a culture that has learned to challenge authority, being obedient is understood more as something I “have” to do, not “want” to do. Do you ever see merit in wanting to be obedient? Encouraged to develop independent, self-sufficient egos and personas, we learn to focus on our own wills and merits as we strive for success and achieve a sense of well-being. Giving ourselves over to the will of another, especially when done blindly, can sometimes carry more risk than we are willing to take. Also, blindly following orders without deference to ethics or morality can lead to atrocious crimes and violence against humanity.
St. Ignatius of Loyola states, “There are three sorts of obedience; the first, obedience when a strict obligation is imposed upon us, and this is good; the second when the simple word of the superior, without any strict command, suffices for us, and this is better; the third when a thing is done without waiting for an express command, from a knowledge that it will be pleasing to the superior, and this is the best of all.” St. Ignatius sees obedience as an act of love. When the person we are obeying genuinely has our best interest in mind, acting themselves with love and integrity, then what St. Ignatius says makes excellent sense. When mutual trust and a bond of love and respect are present, obedience can lead to freedom and truth.
We ask God to increase our faith. In other words, it increases our trust that God knows best how to live and act in this world. We desire the same confidence, determination, and patience Jesus had that the fulfillment of God’s vision would one day come. Nurturing a deep love of God and trusting in his providence, we obediently do what we know is pleasing to God: love, repent of sin, show mercy, be compassionate and fight injustice. As we willingly give witness to our faith, we do what we are obliged to do, expecting nothing in return. Spared from the task of having to figure it all out for ourselves, we discover freedom.

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 would like 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.