Welcome to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee for over 150 years. The Cathedral is designed in an austere German style known as Zopfstil and built of Milwaukee brick. Since the laying of the cornerstone December 5, 1847, the exterior appearance has changed very little except Read More ...
Welcome to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist!
Thank you for your interest in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Whether you’re just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish home, are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith or are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here.
A parish is a community of believers and a spiritual family that is supportive and loving. It can be a place to grow spiritually, to put your faith in action, and to use our gifts of time and talent as disciples of Christ. We look forward to answering any questions you may have. In the meantime, please look through the resources we’ve made available here on our website!
The Liturgical Year
The Season of Lent
The 2016 Lenten season begins February 10 with the observance of Ash Wednesday. Masses with the distribution of ashes are celebrated at 7:45 am, 12:15 pm and 5:15 pm.
Year of Mercy
Opportunities to participate in the Jubilee of Mercy
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, as Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, invites you to participate in action and reflection focused on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy during this Jubilee Year. For more information see this page: Year of Mercy.
The Evangelization Committee has a number of programs taking place during the Season of Lent reflecting on the Jubilee of Mercy. For more information see this page: Evangelization.
The first program in the series is Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm! Dr. Barbara Anne Cusack, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will speak to us regarding the various elements of the Jubilee of Mercy along with the much-confused notion of “Indulgences.” For more information see this blog post: ENCOUNTER.
We are pleased to announce a new look for our once yearly gala event, raising awareness and funds supporting the life of our Cathedral. The event is now called: Cathedral Sunday, March 13, 2016. Cathedral Sunday begins at the Cathedral with 11 am Mass, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, presiding. Following Mass, auction, reception and dinner follow at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue.
Tickets: $125.00 per person
Dinner choices are braised beef short ribs or chicken. Special dietary needs and a vegetarian choice can be easily accommodated. For more information contact Helen Gadbois at 414/276-9814, ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow this link to the reply card: CSREPLY or to see the invitation: CSINVITE.
Opportunities to Volunteer at the Cathedral
Cathedral parishioners and friends may volunteer to help with various events and projects at the Cathedral Parish by using the ivolunteer website. Please check the list regularly – since new opportunities are added on a regular basis. If you have any trouble using the system or need more information – please call Helen Gadbois at 414/276-9814, ext. 304 or dial direct: 414/238-2704. Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at the Cathedral!