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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.

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)

Due to a Funeral Mass, Adoration will be closed Tuesday, May 24 from 10am until Noon.

 

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 (414) 321-1965

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

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

After Hours by Appointment Only

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Vacation Bible School, June 20-24 9:00 a.m. to Noon

For Grades K5-5 click here to register

Religious Education 2022-23 school year

For grades 1-10 click here to register

Confirmation click here to register

Gospel Reflection

May 15, 2022

Fifth Sunday of Easter

 
“It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God.” Many folks really work very hard to circumvent difficult situations. We prefer the easier way around something rather than risk inconvenience, hurt or prolonged suffering. It’s no wonder euthanasia is rapidly becoming acceptable around the world. Through purely human eyes, there is no issue bypassing the inevitable, taking control, and bringing things more swiftly to a place of peace. If this is the way God sees things, then why does Jesus make such a big deal in helping us understand the experience of suffering and embrace it? God’s wisdom clearly takes us in another direction.
 
Imagine if we were able to eradicate ALL hardship and suffering. Where would we be? As we look at our own journeys, many of our solid more growth-producing life lessons have been born of suffering, disappointment, inconvenience, darkness, and despair. There is something sacred about these experiences as God uses them to create something new. Envisioning life without hardship and suffering brings us to a vision where everything is flat-lined and dull. As much as hardship and suffering are difficult crosses to bear, not taking them up runs the risk of us becoming shallow, empty, and lifeless. Helen Keller remarks that “a happy life consists not in the absence but in the mastery of hardships.” What an incredibly wise insight! Many really successful people and saints were brought to their station in life because they suffered. Suffering teaches us about what’s important and propels us to search the depths of our souls for resources and strength we would never have known before.
 
Mastering the art of love is the secret to living life well, walking in the presence of God, and investing in the joy of the Gospel. This is especially true when we love as Jesus asks us to love. Perhaps above any other experience, love can cause us great hardship, pain, and suffering, especially when it’s authentic and unconditional. While it can thrust us into an incredible experience of God and life, on one hand, it can bruise and wound us deeply on the other. Love and suffering walk hand in hand. Compromising one will compromise the other. Maybe that’s why Jesus spent so much time convincing us to accept both.

©LPi

Publications


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  • Sun, Apr 24th

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.

 

Welcome

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.