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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 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. 11:00 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.

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Perpetual Adoration

We have 24-hour 7 days a week 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 (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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Love One Another Campaign

 

Stewardship Message

First Sunday of Advent
November 27/28, 2021
 

Staying awake can often be a challenge, especially when we are exhausted. Life’s demands have a way of zapping every last bit of energy out of us. When we are tired, it affects us not only physically but psychologically and spiritually as well. All of our senses are dulled and diminished. We can overlook details, become disinterested, lethargic and apathetic, and detached. Getting sufficient physical rest only helps so much. We need to be rejuvenated, refreshed, and reenergized in other ways. If we are psychologically exhausted, we need to understand what is draining our emotions and taxing our relationships. If we are spiritually tired, we need to find the necessary “shot in the arm” to put us back in touch with God. Unfortunately, exhaustion is seldom limited to just one part of who we are. When we lack energy and zeal, it is usually the case that everything suffers. We not only are affected physically but psychologically and spiritually as well. In short, when we run out of gas, the engine stops.

And yet, our Lord’s directive is clear, “Be vigilant at all times.” Even Jesus knew what “the anxieties of daily life” can do to us. One day pours into another, and time quickly flies by. Any one of us can take a moment and reflect on how many wonderful, creative opportunities we miss because there is always so much “stuff” to do and so little time to do it. Usually, these are missed moments of love, and if we are missing love encounters, we are also missing God. Sleepwalking through life, we check the boxes next to our list of “must and have to dos” and justify it all by convincing ourselves that tomorrow is another day and there’ll be more time. It may surprise us, but tomorrow is here, and time is running out. While we may like to believe that we have an “eternity” of time to do all those things that require the focus, energy, and desire we do not currently have, we don’t. We’re on a limited ride, and time is short.

Jesus is also clear on another point. “That day [will] catch you by surprise like a trap.” If we are going to be judged on love and so easily justify not having all that much time to do so, then it seems we must shift focus a bit. St. Teresa of Calcutta tells us, “We desire to be able to welcome Jesus at Christmas-time, not in a cold manger of our heart, but in a heart full of love and humility, a heart so pure, so immaculate, so warm with love for one another.” Getting to this place doesn’t “just happen.” It requires vigilance and discipline, both with a knowledge of what is really of importance and what really needs to be the focus of our energy and time. Starting now and not tomorrow, Pray that we can stay alert, be strengthened in our faith, and be prepared for whatever will come. Don’t miss another opportunity to love.

©LPi

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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.