We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help with Eagles’ Nest Childcare on Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Adults, as well as High School and College students, can volunteer. There will be a staff member in the room with you during these times as our Safe Environment protocols require a minimum of two people in the rooms. Contact Tina Simmonds by phone (810) 652-0304 ext. 269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. Thanks so much for the continued donation of your time and talents!
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses. All services will take place at St. John unless otherwise noted. Times for Masses and other services are as follows:
6:00 a.m. (Word and Communion Service)
8:30 a.m. (Blessed Sacrament)
11:00 a.m. (Stations of the Cross)
5:00 p.m. (Liturgy with Children)
6:00 p.m. (Blessed Sacrament)
7:00 p.m. (Litrugy with Youth)
Celebrate Mardi Gras with us at an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner! Dinner will be held at the St. John Parish Hall from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Jazz music will be played by Kevin Fish and Friends. Free Mardi Gras beads will be handed out!
Free: Kids under 21
$6.00: Ages 21-60
$5.00: Seniors (ages 60+)
$6.00: Take Out
Celebrate Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday with a little help from us! We will be selling Paczki and Cannoli on Sunday, February 26 after morning Masses. They will also be available on Monday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Colombus Council 1987 hosts their 6th Annual Polish Dinner to help “Heat Up Lapeer” by benefiting the St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Your Unique Purpose: Becoming who God made you to be with featured speaker Jen Brown, Coordinator of Evangelization & Discipleship at IHM, Lansing.
The Diocese of Lansing Men’s Retreat will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Michigan Center. Bishop Boyea will host and celebrate Mass, the featured speaker is Dr. James Keating, Brian Flynn leading music, with Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration. The Conference is open to all men 12 years old and above. Please invite your sons and neighbors. Registration is $40 per adult and $30 per student. A pig roast lunch is included. Register at www.themanevent.org
The St. John gift shop, located in the new gathering space, is open! Visit us for unique gifts to celebrate those special occasions, especially First Communion, Baptism, Confirmation and Weddings. Warm up your home with décor items which will serve as daily reminders of God’s Word and unfailing promises. We have beautiful gifts in stock and we can accommodate special orders. Hours are listed below.
|Monday – Friday||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
Break out of the Winter Doldrums! We are hosting a Beach Party on Friday, February 24 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Family Center. There will be a Limbo contest, kids’ games, and free cash prizes (must be present to win) – all set to the sound of music by Joe Jared. Admission is free and food and drinks will be available to purchase at very reasonable prices. Beach gear is welcome (and encouraged!). We’ll see you there for a great time!
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.
Winter hours for the Family Center and Eagle’s Nest have begun and will run until May 15, 2017.
Mon-Thurs: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Mon – Thurs: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sun: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
What’s with all the dust?! There have been a lot of construction sights and sounds around our campus for the past few months while various building refurbishment projects have taken place. Some are already complete, others are still underway, and all are working to open wider our doors. We’ll update this post to keep you informed on our progress!
Pulpit announcement on building refurbishment progress from January 10, 2016
Fr. Andrew takes the wheel to help demolish the old cemetery office and make way for our new gathering space!