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!
Cathedral Census 2016
We need to refresh our connections with you and make sure that we can contact you in the most effective way. Contacting you is important to us so please complete the Cathedral Census 2016 for each members of your household.
Click on Cathedral Census 2016 to complete this simple form.
Call Helen Gadbois 414-276-9814, ext. 304 if you have any questions about the Cathedral Census or if you need help completing the form. Cathedral Census 2016 will remain open until September 30, 2016.
Join us at the Bastille Days Festival – held in and around Cathedral Square Park Thursday – Sunday, July 14 through 17!
- Coffee in the Garden – For the second year – Friends of the Cathedral will offer delicious coffee and specialty coffee drinks in the Cathedral Prayer Garden AND all proceeds directly benefit the Cathedral’s Open Door Café – which serves a hot and delicious meal for our needy neighbors 6 days a week! Please drop by and see what’s new with an exciting Cathedral Squared Craft Co-op, enjoy the Cathedral Prayer Garden and sip and savor delicious coffee. Open Friday and Saturday, July 15 & 16 (10 am – 6 pm) and Sunday, July 17 (9 am -5 pm)
- French Mass – The annual French Mass begins Saturday, July 16 at 5:15 pm in the Cathedral. The Mass is primarily in French and special music by French composers will be featured.
- French Dinner – For the 7th year – the Cathedral is proud to sponsor the French Dinner, Saturday evening at 6:15 pm in the Cathedral Atrium. This year our theme is the Tour de France – Race to Paris! An elegant 5 course meal will be served by the Pfister Hotel under the direction of Executive Chef Brian Frakes and included wine pairings from the Pfister wine cellars. Entertainment is provided by the Trio de Monde and this year will be filled with surprises and special presentations to take us to Le Tour deFrance! Tickets are priced at $150 per person and must be reserved no later than July 6, 2016. Call Helen Gadbois at 414/276-9814, ext. 304 to purchase tickets or use the donate button to your right on this web site.
- Tours of your Cathedral – Our beautiful, historic Cathedral will be open during Bastille Days for you to enjoy a tour or quiet visit. Guides will be available Thursday: 11 am – 4 pm, Friday: 11 am -5 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm and Sunday: noon – 5 pm. Please drop in!
- Friday evening, July 15 from 7 pm to 10 pm we offer OremusMKE – an opportunity to experience the sacred space of the Cathedral – as we invite everyone to stop in and light a candle and offer a prayer.
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!