Annual Events

All Souls Day Noon Prayer – Annual Prayer Service held inside the Mausoleum at noon on All Souls Day. Contact: Julie Richards (810) 658-1135 musicmkr@chartermi.net
Andy’s Attic – Donated items including furniture, clothing, and household goods from parishioners are sorted and sold at a spring and summer fundraiser for St. John Parish. Contact: Sue Marshall (810) 793-4409 SueMarshall@chartermi.net
Bereavement Mass/Dinner – A Memorial Mass and Brunch for Bereaved family members. Contact: Dianne Conaway (810) 658-7114 diconaway@icloud.com
Beach Party – Winter time event to lift everyone’s spirits with summertime dress, games, and food. Occurs every other year, the 1st Saturday in February. Contact: Rob Moquin (810) 653-2377
Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) – The Workcamp (CHWC) mission is to revitalize communities and beautify homes for the elderly, disabled and those who cannot afford needed repairs. It happens during the third week of July, runs Sunday through Saturday morning. Schedule is provided by CHWC. Contact: Elaine Ouellette (810) 658-4776 ext. 272 meolet2011@gmail.com
Choir Camp – Stories, songs, prayers, and fun for ages 6-16. Contact: Julie Richards (810) 658-1135 jrichards@stjohndavison.org
Fourth of July Mass – An outdoor liturgy commemorating the birth of our nation. Contact: Louise Ambroziak (248) 431-0001
Holiday Happenings Craft Show – Craft Show, the first weekend in November. See bulletin for details. Contact: Cindy Thomas (810) 223-6267
Homemade Pierogi/Golabki – A special activity that coincides with Polka Mass Week. Contact: Fr. Andrew (810) 653-2377 frandrew@stjohndavison.org; Jane Lewis (810) 919-8329
Hungarian Sausage – Held twice yearly in November and March at Blessed Sacrament. Contact: Don Pastor (810) 736-8375
Kolachy Bake – Sponsored by Men’s Club twice a year. Contact: Louis Koryciak (810) 653-7679
Labor Day Mass – An outdoor liturgy focusing on the blessing of labor. Contact: Louise Ambroziak (248) 431-0001
Mardi Gras/Spaghetti Dinner – Special dinner on Mardi Gras Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Volunteers should check the bulletin for sign up. Contact: Fr. Andrew (810) 653-2377 frandrew@stjohndavison.org; Dianne Conaway (810) 658-7114 diconaway@icloud.com
Memorial Day Mass – Outdoor Mass, weather-permitting, held at the St. John Cemetery on Memorial Day. Light refreshments follow and tours of the Mausoleum provided for those interested. Contact: Dianne Conaway (810) 658-7114 diconaway@icloud.com; Louise Ambroziak (248) 431-0001
Men’s Retreat – Retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan. Contact: Dennis LaRocque (810) 653-7495
Men’s Conference – Annual Diocesan Event. Contact: Deacon Dan Fairweather (810) 653-0070 Dcn.Dan.Fairweather@gmail.com
Mother’s Day Brunch – Mother’s Day event, 2nd Sunday in May at Blessed Sacrament. A Men’s Club sponsored brunch to celebrate mothers. All are welcome. Contact: Bill Lawson (810) 742-2636
Nut Sale – St. John Parish fundraiser that kicks-off the Polka Party Weekend the first Saturday in November and goes through Advent. Contact: Anne Koryciak (810) 653-2377; Father Andrew (810) 653-2377 frandrew@stjohndavison.org
Octoberfest Fish Fry – A Fish dinner and raffle during the Pumpkin Festival, the weekend of the 2nd Saturday in October. Contact: Mike Smothers (586) 206-4213
Polka Mass / Dinner – The Polish Mass and Dinner is an uplifting and very inspirational event at St. John Parish. The Mass itself is lively, filled with beautiful Polish hymns. The colorful costumes and the friendly, fun loving Polish descendants are only part of the cultural experience you can look forward to when you join in on the celebration. The dinner includes many delicious Polish dishes and lots of fun and dancing to polka classics performed by a live polka band. Traditionally held on the first Saturday of November. Contact: Fr. Andrew (810) 653-2377 frandrew@stjohndavison.org
Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service – Interdenominational prayer service giving thanks to God for his abundant blessings. Area churches combine at a different location every year. Contact: Julie Richards (810) 658-1135
Women’s Retreat – Retreat at St Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan. Contact: Noma Pomaville (810) 232-5459 gramwildcat@aol.com