November 2019

Dear Parishioners,

Thank you for your continued support of the ODC through your prayers, volunteering and financial support. As you know here at the ODC, we provide a nutritious meal six days a week to men, women, and children, many of whom are homeless or marginally housed.

Every year, along with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, we provide a Christmas feast for our guests. This year that feast will be on Monday, December 9. Our role is to gather donations of socks, gloves, hats, long underwear, etc. (please see flyer). These much needed “gifts” are chosen by our guests to help them weather through some of our cold winter days and nights.

We will also accept monetary donations of any amount. Please make checks payable to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and note “ODC Christmas Party” on the memo line.

All donations, including monetary, can be dropped off during your regular volunteer time or at any time during regular business hours at the front desk. A donation sheet will be provided. We would like to receive all of your donations by Friday, December 6.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (414) 276-9814, x110. I thank you for considering this request and look forward to serving with you in the ODC.


Shanedra Johnson
Director of Outreach Ministries
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

The 2019-20 Fine Arts and Music benefactor appeal is well underway!

If you have already made a financial gift, thank you! If you have not, it is not too late. Any donation to help keep our Fine Arts and parish Music Ministry strong and vibrant is welcome.

Here are the various giving levels:
Eighth Note (up to $249)
Quarter Note ($250 - $499)
Half Note ($500 - $999)
Whole Note ($1000+)

All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
Thank you for your consideration and support! Please email with any questions.

Invisible Lines - November 13, 2019

Sponsored by Eat, Drink and Be Catholic and Catholics for Peace and Justice

Eat, Drink and Be Catholic offers women and men of all ages a casual opportunity to explore the Catholic faith. We provide a space for intellectual, relational and spiritual growth. Our hope is that at the end of each evening, individuals not only know more but are also inspired and empowered to live out what our faith celebrates and teaches.


Peace of Mind
Saturday, November 16

Please click on the flyer for full details.


Holocaust Stories at the Cathedral - November 17, 2019

Join us as we listen to the survival stories of members of the Nathan  and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center's Speakers Bureau. This program allows community members, both teenagers and adults, an opportunity to listen to the testimonies of our local Holocaust survivors while there is still time to do so, and to recognize these unique individuals for their heroic survival of the Nazi hell and their creation of a new life on American soil. Please click on the flyer for full details.

Become a Dementia Friend
November 19, 2019
Shorewood Village Center

 Please click on the flyer for full details.

SPARC (Senior People Are Really Cool) - November 20, 2019

Please click on the flyer for details.


Advent - A Season of Anticipation and Expectation
December 1, 2019

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Scripture with Scholars
December 4, 2019

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Women's Spirituality
Birthing Wisdom
Presenter: Nancie Chmielewski
Friday, December 6, 2019

Please click on the flyer for full details.


St. Nicholas Celebration
Friday, December 6, 2019

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An Evening in Advent with Fr. Mike Hammer
December 7, 2019

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Make Straight in the Desert
A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols
December 8, 2019

Please click on the flyer for full details.

New Parking Availability

The Cathedral has negotiated a parking agreement with Northwestern Mutual allowing parishioners and guests to park during Mass at no charge. The agreement starts August 17, 2019 and is available for both the Saturday and Sunday Mass schedule. This does not include parking during weekday Masses. Please download the view the flyer with directions, times available and restrictions by clicking on the "Parking" image.

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Annual Report
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019

Please click on the image to view the full report.

Prayer Service - Love in Action

The tragic loss of lives in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio confront us with a terrible truth, states Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  The terrible truth is that we can never again believe that mass shootings are an isolated exception.  They have become an epidemic – an epidemic against life that we must, in justice, face.

... click here to view the full text from the prayer service on August 9, 2019



Love in Action Flyer image

Rectory Renovation

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Rectory Renovation: January - March, 2019

Want to Better Understand your Catholic Faith?

We are excited to announce that our parish now has access to premium video content from Word on Fire. We are offering you the opportunity to access these videos that will help you better understand your Catholic Faith. Please click on the flyer for more details.

We have sent a welcome message to the emails we have in our database, but if you haven’t received the message and would like enroll, please visit or text SJCathedral to 84576.

Please contact Pat Wisialowski with any questions at 414/276-9814, ext. 302.

2019 Catholic Stewardship Appeal: Amazing Grace

The Catholic Stewardship Appeal offers a unique opportunity to support Catholic life throughout the ten-county Archdiocese of Milwaukee with a single gift—a gift that helps sustain a broad spectrum of life-changing ministries and programs that meaningfully impact people’s lives.

Contributions to the annual $7.8 million Catholic Stewardship Appeal are restricted for use in four key areas of ministry: serving families, strengthening parishes, supporting schools, and forming priests and parish leaders.

Visit the Catholic Stewardship Appeal website