Celebrate Independence Day with us at an outdoor Mass! Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m. on the porch by the yellow barn on the St. John campus.
We have a lot of fun Bingo events coming up! Check out the schedule below and consider joining us – we’d love to have you!
Save $50 on an annual Wellness Center membership during the month of July! Please contact the Family Center Welcome Desk at (810) 652-0304 with any questions.
On August 15-17, the St. Francis Retreat Center presents Summer Scripture Days. Live to Inspire as we attempt to Gather the Lost Sheep.
We are hiring a part-time custodian to work on the weekends and to fill in on other days as needed. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule. Heavy lifting is required. If you are interested, please submit an application to the business manager, Mary Dow. firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are also available at the Parish Office and Family Center Welcome Desk.
We are looking for volunteers to oversee the Family Center Welcome Desk! Anyone 16 or over can volunteer. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, and light computer work. Whether you can volunteer a few hours a week or only occasionally, we still need you! Contact Tina Simmonds at (810) 652-0304, email@example.com
Vacation Bible School is coming up! The theme? Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory is Won! Enjoy bible stories, songs, crafts, snacks, and more! All children entering grades K-4 are welcome. Childcare will be available, if needed.
Where: Blessed Sacrament
When: July 17-20
The program is free but registration is required.
Volunteers are needed. If you can help, please contact Melessa Durham at (810) 210-3446.
To register, please fill out the form below. The form will need to be filled out for each student you wish to register.
Our Summer Mass schedule has begun and will run through Sunday, September 3.
6:00 p.m. (Blessed Sacrament)
9:00 a.m. (Blessed Sacrament)
Family Center and Eagles’ Nest
Summer hours for the Family Center and Eagle’s Nest have begun and will run until September 17, 2017.
Mon-Thurs: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Due to popular demand, we will be offering Eagles’ Nest this summer ONLY during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass from Sunday, June 4 – Sunday, September 10.
The Parish Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P.) is seeking volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year. There are many areas needing your time and talent, including:
Pre-K-4th Grade: Classroom Catechists, Classroom Aides, Hallway Monitors, Office help, help with special events.
EDGE (5th-8th Grade): Small Group Mentors, help with special events, Senior Thanksgiving Dinner committee.
Youth Group & Confirmation: Small Group Mentors for both programs, kitchen helpers, help with special events
Choirs: Singing Angels Choir
To volunteer your time, please fill out the form below by telling us your name, telephone number, and when you would like to volunteer.
Join Fr. Andrew on a Classic Danube River Cruise from September 18-28, 2018! Highlights include Ettal, Linderholf Palace, Obermmergau, Munich, Linz, Vienna, Budapest, and more! Book now and save $550 per person. Those interested can attend a travel presentation held at the St. John Family Center on Monday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m. There are also more details available in the brochure below.
The Green Thumb Ministry needs your help! Would your family be interested in adopting one of the many gardens on the parish grounds for the summer? The gardens are kept up by members of the Green Thumb Ministry and we’d love to have you join us! Please contact Chris Kautz at (810) 444-2894 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have any questions.
For the past nine months, the organ at St. John has been on a long journey. The instrument was in need of repair after many years of service. Repairing an organ, however, is no easy task. Many would have recommended scrapping the instrument and replacing it with something new. But we’re not into the easy way out.
About 25 years ago our community moved this beautiful instrument all the way from St. Thomas the Apostle in Detroit as part of the church expansion. It took a tremendous amount of time, money, and dedication to get the organ here so it seems fitting that we put forth the same amount of care in its restoration. With the help of two fantastic companies, Renaissance Pipe Organ Company in Ann Arbor and Casavant Freres in Quebec, every bit of this massive instrument was painstakingly restored by hand. No detail was ignored, even scratches that occurred during installation have since been refinished, meaning that the instrument from which we will be sounding God’s glory this Easter will be nothing short of flawless.
During the restoration process, we maintained the heritage of the instrument by saving as much of the original instrument as possible. But those original pieces have now been coupled with new digital technology that will allow the organist to play with even more pleasure. The console (what the organist actually plays the instrument from) will now be able to remember the settings for 50 different organists. It also has record and playback features so that while an organist is learning a piece they can hear what it sounds like anywhere in the sanctuary. It is also on a rolling platform so it can be played from anywhere in the sanctuary it needs to be for different services.
The organ is now finished and ready to play. And we couldn’t have picked a better time. We will be celebrating Jesus’ triumphant victory over death with a beautiful instrument that’s in the final days of its own journey to resurrection. We invite you to join us in our celebration as we hear this beautiful new instrument played at Easter Vigil Mass at 8:15 p.m. on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday Masses at 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 Noon.
We have lots of photos of the restoration process! Check out our albums with the links below.
Learn more about summer camps at Camp Sancta Maria in Gaylord, MI.
St. John the Evangelist presents Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On February 28 – March 8, 2018 Fr. Andrew will be leading this exciting pilgrimage. Highlights include Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Church of the Transfiguration, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, and Via Dolorosa.
9 Days – 15 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners
Double $3,799; Single $4,549; Triple $3,769
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Detroit Metro Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers. Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $280 per person.
For more information and a sign-up form, please see this brochure.
On August 17-28, 2017 discover the beautiful country of Poland! Highlights include Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Torun, and Gdnask.
For more information, please view this itinerary and reservation form.
Did you know that we have a Parish App? If not, now’s the time to download it! The App includes Mass times, daily readings, bulletins, homilies, and more! Messages are sent out from Fr. Andrew and the Parish staff regarding important events or notices to help keep you informed of the goings-on at St. John and Blessed Sacrament.
To download the app search “myparish” in the App or Google Play store. Or, follow this link.