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

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

Bereavement Mass/Dinner – A Memorial Mass and Brunch for Bereaved family members. Contact: Mary Dow (810) 287-3344

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

Choir Camp – Stories, songs, prayers, and fun for ages 6-16. Contact: Julie Richards (810) 658-1135

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; 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; Mary Dow (810) 287-3344

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: Mary Dow (810) 287-3344; 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

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

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

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