Recently Deceased: Eleanor Willey

Eleanor Elaine Willey of Flint, age 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 14, 2017 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday on October 20, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison.  Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Private  Rite of Committal will be at St. John Mausoleum.  Those desiring may make contributions in Eleanor’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers to help clean the church, gathering space, and parish offices. This is a short-term commitment and we are looking for help on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact our Business Manager Mary Dow at (810) 653-2377.

Recently Deceased: Carl Uherek

UHEREK, Carl Mark – of Otisville, MI, age 65, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423 with one hour of visitation prior to the mass; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment, with Military Honors, 2:30 PM Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Monday, October 16, 2017 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Monday followed by a Memorial Service, under the auspices of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council #4090 of Davison. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association, in Carl’s memory.

Youth Basketball

Find all the information you need regarding our 2018 Youth Basketball Skills Camp & League below! To register, please download this registration form and returned it filled out to the St. John Family Center Welcome Desk or mail it to 505 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?
Registration forms are available at the Family Center Welcome Desk and online at stjohndavison.org. Forms may be returned at the Welcome Desk or mailed to 505 N. Dayton St., Davison, 48423.

Will my child’s coach contact me?
No, coaches will not contact you. You will meet them on the day of the camp.

How will I know who my child’s coach is?
Coach’s will have their team assignments at camp on January 13th.

What time should my child arrive at camp on January 13th?
Kdg & 1st grade: 10-11:30 a.m.
2nd & 3rd grade: 12-1:30pm
These times are for the camp only.
T-shirts will be distributed at camp on January 13th.

When will my child be given their schedule?
The children will be given the league schedule at camp.

Are there practice days/times?
The children will practice 1/2 hour prior to their game time. It is shown on the schedule.

Can I request a coach and/or that my child be placed on a team with another child?
We will consider all requests and do our best to fill them but cannot guarantee placement. Please indicate your request on the registration form.

Oktoberfest Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our Oktoberfest raffle winners!
$3,000 Jerry Frawley (ticket #16922)
$500 Joyce Frawley (Seller)
$1,000 Ray Snell (ticket #74255)
$1,000 Jodi Ryan (ticket #61539)
$1,000 Diane Pittenger (ticket #42609)
$1,000 Diane Walsh (ticket #57754)
$1,000 Ron Talaski (ticket #78091)
$500 Rudy Nartker (ticket #38318)
$500 Joseph Konzer (ticket #28289)
$500 Brooke Dow (ticket #13368)
$500 R. Yuhasz (ticket #60779)
$500 J. Kennedy (ticket #27426)

Recently Deceased: Donald Schneider

SCHNEIDER, Donald R. “Donnie” – of Davison, age 85, passed away October 8, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 1 PM Friday, October 13, 2017 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Burial will be in Davison Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Wednesday; 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday and 12 PM until time of service on Friday. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan School for the Deaf, Alzheimer’s Association or the Humane Society of Genesee County.

Recently Deceased: Dorothy Ann Smith and James Patrick Larkin

SMITH, Dorothy Ann (Bouchard) – of Davison, MI, age 89, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 1-8 PM Monday, October 9, 2017 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Monday, October 9, 2017 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Genesee County, in Dorothy’s memory.

LARKIN, James Patrick – of Gladwin, formerly of Mt. Morris, age 81, passed away October 6, 2017 at McLaren – Flint. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski and Rev. Fr. Joe Krupp concelebrating. Cremation will take place following the Mass on Wednesday. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10 AM -2 PM & 4-8 PM at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Scripture Service will be prayed at 7 PM on Tuesday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Community of Flint.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Mass

Anyone who has ever received a prayer shawl is invited to attend a Prayer Shawl Ministry Mass and Luncheon on Thursday, October 19! Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by lunch in the St. John Family Center. RSVP to Elaine Ouellette at (810) 658-4776 ext. 272 or meolet@stjohndavison.org

See You at the Pole

See You at the Pole, a National Christian Movement, was Wednesday, September 27th. Pictured are about 80 students from Davison Middle School and Hahn, representing churches all over Davison, coming together as ONE to praise and worship our Lord, Jesus Christ! Teachers came out to join us! What an awesome experience for me, and an awesome display of faith and courage on the part of the students! GOD IS GOOD! Looking forward to next year’s event. -Denise Fabian, Director of Middle School Youth Ministry

 

Indoor Trick or Treat Festival

candy-corn-525475_1280All are welcome on Friday, October 27 to our Indoor Trick or Treat Festival. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the St. John Family Center. The festival is free of charge, but water donations for Flint will be gratefully accepted.

Wear your costume and bring your treat bag for a night of games, candy, and prizes for the kids while sharing all that the Catholic Community of St. John and Blessed Sacrament has to offer. There will be hot dogs, chips, and beverages. We look forward to seeing you there!

We are looking for candy donations for this event. Candy must be wrapped and free of nuts. Donations can be dropped off in the Parish Offices or Family Center.

Welcome Desk Volunteers

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, tsimmonds@stjohndavison.org or stop by the Welcome Desk to sign up!

Volunteers Needed for P.R.E.P.

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.

Classic Danube River Cruise

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! There are also more details available in the brochure below.

This trip is currently FULL but if you’re interested, please contact the Parish Office as a waiting list is in process (810) 653-2377 or parishoffice@stjohndavison.org.

Brochure
Available Options
Reservation Form
Credit Card Authorization

The Journey to Resurrection

Newly restored pipes being installed in the great chamber.

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.

Before Restoration

Field Trip to Renaissance Pipe Organ Company

Bringing it All Together

Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

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.

This trip is currently FULL but if you’re interested, please contact the Parish Office as a waiting list is in process (810) 653-2377 or parishoffice@stjohndavison.org.

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.

 

Get Our Parish App!

appDid 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.