The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist’s Ministry for Senior Adults is planned for Seniors ages 60 and older. It is called the SPARC program (Senior People are Really Cool!!!!!). The concept of the program is to gather our Senior Adults together to strengthen personal bonds with the Cathedral and to further our parish mission. This program is one where all members enjoy the company and friendship of others through religious, social, educational, and other activities.

SPARC Program Mission Statement

The intent of the program is to invite seniors in the community to come together to further the mission of the Cathedral, that is, to be a welcoming Eucharistic community committed to growing together as disciples of Jesus Christ. To serve as a beacon of faith and a haven and advocate for people who are poor and marginalized. To strengthen personal bonds with the Cathedral and with one another. This program is meant to be fun as well, where all members enjoy the company and friendship of others. We do envision a program with religious activities, social activities, and with an educational component supported by invited guest speakers.

General Information

SPARC made its debut in September, 2015 and has been gathering strength since then. Gatherings are held in the Cathedral Atrium on the third Wednesday of each month. A luncheon is planned for each meeting for which there is no charge. A Free Will Offering is greatly appreciated, but not necessary. Luncheon is served at 12:45 pm followed by a presentation by invited speakers or just plain fun stuff to do. We wrap up about 2:30 pm in order to avoid the difficult parking situation around the Cathedral. Day trips in and around the city are also planned throughout the year.

For further information about this Ministry please contact Dr. Jenny Brasseur at brassyjenny@wi.rr.com.

Upcoming Meeting

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist invites you to the next monthly gathering of SPARC to be held on Wednesday, October 16 at 12:45 pm in the Cathedral Atrium.

Charlie Tur and Ann Steinbach will share their knowledge with us on how to become “Cyber Security Savvy”.  This is important to all who are connected to the web/internet to prevent hacking into our personal data and identity.

“Smart Cities” are coming!  Be assured that hackers aren’t far behind.  Cities across the globe will use technology to collect data about public utilities and services in order to offer services more effectively. This  results in information on residents being collected which can make us vulnerable to hackers.  Charlie and Ann will lead a lively discussion on how to create and maintain safe passwords .

There is a concert in the Cathedral on this day.  The artists are Adrian Zitoun, cello and Chi Li, violin.  The concert begins at 12:15 pm, with luncheon and guest speaker immediately following.

Please do join us and bring a friend. There is no charge for the luncheon. A Free Will Offering is gratefully appreciated to help defray costs. Reservations MUST be made to ensure your place at the table. Please RSVP by Monday, October 14 to Jim at 414/276-9814, ext. 308 or via email   to jimtrzebiatowski@stjohncathedral.org.   

Please remember to include your name in the RSVP. Thank You.

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