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!

Our Mission
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

We are a welcoming Eucharistic community committed to growing together as disciples of Jesus Christ. As both a parish and the Mother Church of the Archdiocese, we serve as a beacon of faith, a patron of the arts and a haven and advocate for people who are poor and marginalized.

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!

Cathedral Announces New Sunday Mass Schedule Effective Sunday, September 10, 2017

Currently the Sunday Mass Schedule is 5:15 pm Saturday (Mass of Anticipation), 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am (on Sunday). Effective Sunday, September 10, 2017 the Mass schedule will change to 5:15 pm Saturday (Mass of Anticipation); 9:00 and 11:00 am (on Sunday). There will be no change to the daily Mass schedule. For more information see this letter from the Rector & Pastor: MASS.

Spirituality & Worship
St. Padre Pio relics to tour the United States with stop at the Cathedral

Relics of St. Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata of Jesus, will be on public display at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Thursday, September 21, 2017 as part of the tour which corresponds to the 130th anniversary of the Italian-born saint’s birth.

The Cathedral will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. for the veneration of the relics. Solemn Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 pm with The Most Rev. Jeffrey R. Haines, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Rector & Pastor of the Cathedral, celebrant.

For more information about St. Padre Pio, visit this page: PIO

Adult Formation
Holocaust Stories at the Cathedral

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 series takes place on Sundays, September 17, October 15 and November 19 at 10:00 AM. For more information see the following flyer: STORIES.

Faith Formation
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation is the path to becoming a Catholic and that path begins soon! For more information or to begin, contact Pat Wisialowski, Pastoral Associate at 414/276-9814, ext. 302 or patwisialowski@stjohncathedral.org.

The Cathedral
A Virtual Tour

The Cathedral is open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday for self-guided tours. For those who would like to take a virtual tour of the Cathedral, please follow this link: TOUR.