Annual Senior Day of Appreciation

Seniors, we’re thankful for all that you do in our community and would like to thank you! Our Annual Senior Day of Appreciation will be held on Tuesday, September 26. The day will begin with 11 a.m. Mass at St. John with Bishop Boyea, followed by a luncheon. Tickets for the luncheon cost $8.50 and can be purchased at the St. John Parish office until September 8. Call JoAnn Armor at 810-636-7537 for more information.

RCIA Picnic/Reunion

RCIA past & present participants, their families, and their sponsors are invited to attend an RCIA Picnic/Reunion on Sunday, September 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Elaine Ouellette at (810) 658-4776 ext. 272 or

The picnic will start after the 10am Mass in the family center. Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Rolls, and Drinks will be provided. All you need to bring is a smile and a salad (if your last name begins with A-L) or a side dish (if your last name begins with M-Z).

There will be games and fun for the children and opportunity for fellowship for everyone.


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!

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, or stop by the Welcome Desk to sign up!

Summer Mass Schedule & Family Center Hours


Mass Schedule

Our Summer Mass schedule has begun and will run through Sunday, September 3.

4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. (Blessed Sacrament)

7:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. (Blessed Sacrament)
10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

Family Center and Eagles’ Nest

Summer hours for the Family Center and Eagle’s Nest have begun and will run until September 17, 2017.

Family Center
Mon-Thurs:     5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sat:                    8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sun:                   CLOSED

Eagle’s Nest
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.


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! 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.

Available Options
Reservation Form
Credit Card Authorization

Adopt a Garden!

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 if you are interested or have any questions.

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

Run the CRIM with Fr. Bob

Introducing the St. John and Blessed Sacrament Run/Walk Club! Whether you’ve set your sights on taking part in one of this year’s CRIM Races or simply for a fun way to stay active, consider joining the St. John and Blessed Sacrament Run/Walk Club. Our first run/walk will take place on Monday, May 1st, 6:30 pm at the Family Center.  All levels of experience are welcome — YOU CAN DO THIS!  The Run/Walk Club will meet every Monday until the August 26, 2017 CRIM Race. No pressure or commitment, join us when you can for whatever distance and pace that you are comfortable with. More experienced runners/walkers please contact the Parish Office if you would like to help lead pace groups. (PLEASE NOTE: The Run/Walk Club is not intended to be a training program. Youth under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.) WE CAN DO THIS!
To learn more about the Crim Festival of Races, visit here.

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.

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.