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!

Worship & Spirituality
The Season of Lent

The 2017 Lenten season began on March 1 with the observance of Ash Wednesday. Follow this link to a page dedicated to the season of Lent: LENT. Information about Lenten Regulations, the 1% Challenge, An Evening in Lent with Fr. Mike Hammer, and additional opportunities for prayer are available on this page.

To see the Mass/Service schedule for Palm Sunday through Easter (Holy Week) follow this link: HOLYWEEKSCHEDULE.

Fine Arts
Grand Music for a Grand Space
Stabat Mater: A Musical Reflection on the Sorrowful Mother

The Fine Arts Commission of the Cathedral is proud to present Grand Music for a Grand Space on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. This year’s concert features a musical reflection on the Sorrowful Mother. For more information follow this link: MOTHER.

Cathedral Sunday 2017

Cathedral Sunday, the Cathedral’s gala celebration of our mission and ministries will be held Sunday, March 12, 2017. The day begins with Mass at 11 am in the Cathedral (812 N. Jackson Street, Milwaukee WI) with Principal Celebrant Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki. Following Mass we move to the Pfister Hotel (424 E. Wisconsin Avenue) for light refreshments and an auction of fabulous and intriguing items all available for on-line bidding through Gesture. As the auction closes at 2 pm – we  move to the Pfister Grand Ballroom for a wonderful meal! Parking will be available (subject to availability) at the Pfister Hotel garage and a shuttle will be provided to and from the Cathedral between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Tickets are priced at $125 per person and can be reserved by calling Helen Gadbois at 414/276-9814, ext. 304 or via email at helengadbois@stjohncathedral.org.

Tickets may also be purchased through the on-line auction site! Follow this link: DINNER. At our on-line auction site, there are a number of items to bid on! Bid and bid often!

Episcopal Ordination Announced
We congratulate our Cathedral Rector & Pastor on his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee!

Milwaukee native Fr. Jeffrey R. Haines and Burlington native Fr. James T. Schuerman have been appointed by Pope Francis as Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  The appointments were announced in Rome, January 25, and the two priests will be ordained bishops by Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

The following Liturgical celebrations will mark their ordination:

On Thursday, March 16, 2017 a vespers service will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Monica Parish, 160 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay. The faithful of the archdiocese are invited to this evening of solemn prayer.

On Friday, March 17, 2017 Bishops-elect Haines and Schuerman will be ordained by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki in a 2 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, with a reception to follow. This is a ticketed event and not open to the general public; each parish in the archdiocese has been invited to send a representative to the ordination.

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!

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.