Sheldon Lee Teachout

TEACHOUT, Sheldon Lee “Sonny” – of Genesee Township, age 83, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Visitation will be 12-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and 12-1 PM Monday at the church. A Scripture Service will be held 6:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Sonny was born in Flint, MI on January 3, 1936, son of the late Adrian and Margaret (Snyder) Teachout. He married Barbara Stephany on September 15, 1956. Lee was part owner of Lee and Kens Grocery Store and he retired from GM in 1995 after 38 years of service. He was a member of UAW Local #659 as well as a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and most recently of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Sonny liked spending time around campfires at Leisure Lake where he was the president of the p & m club as well as a board member from 1994-1996. He enjoyed deer hunting and playing poker with his friends but he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Bill (Sherri) Teachout, Larry (Diep) Teachout, Stephanie (Todd) Bergeron, Dave (Tina) Teachout; granddaughter, Nichole Lawless; sister, Margaret Stange; brother-in-law, Emery Wacaser; many nieces and nephews; lifelong friends, Dennis and Barbara McManaman, Jim and Charlotte Beauchamp; special friends, Terry Watts and Bob Barham. In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by his grandson, Derek Faxlanger; stepfather, Bill Wills; sister, Katherine Wacaser; brothers, Richard and Larry Teachout; brother-in-law, Ken Stange; sister-in-law, Aileen Barber; in-laws, Bill and Hazel Stephany; niece, Pam Stange; nephew, Cliff Waisanen; lifelong friend, Larry Denman. Special thanks to Katrina, Melissa and Jackie for their love and care.

Theresa Murawski

MURAWSKI, Theresa Marie – age 83, was called home on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Florida. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Private Inurnment will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Preschool program.

Theresa was born in Saginaw, Michigan on January 27, 1935 to the late Leonard and Mary Bawolski. She married her true love, Ronald Murawski on January 22, 1955 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Saginaw, Michigan. She was a past member of St. John Evangelist Catholic Church where she was a choir member for 25 years, until moving to Florida in 1997. She then moved in 2005 to The Villages, Florida. Theresa loved the color blue and enjoyed playing golf, mahjong and dancing to polka music. She was a devout Catholic, fun and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by so many.

She leaves in her loving memory, her husband Ronald of 64 years; son, Dennis (Barbara) Murawski; son, Timothy (Karen) Murawski and daughter, Lynann Parker; sisters, Lorraine (Russ) Clarey, Ceceil Rogoszewski (Bernie), Rita Rappley; sister-in-law, Gerri Novak; aunts, Annie Carrier and Delores Clemens; 7 grandchildren; Tony, Todd and Kyle Murawski, Allen and Andrew Murawski, Lindsay Byers and Lucas McCarney; 17 great- grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank all of our family and friends for their love and support during this difficult time. Theresa left us with these final words, “Life is short.”

Francine M. Fortune

FORTUNE, Francine M. “Harriet” – of Davison, age 89, passed away December 4, 2018 at Wellbridge of Grand Blanc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will immediately follow in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 – 3 PM and 5 – 8 PM Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Friday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Building Fund.

Francine was born in Flint, MI on June 27, 1929, daughter of the late Harry and Esther (Easlick) LaRocque. She married Lawrence Charles Fortune on July 7, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1977 after 31 years of marriage. Francine retired as a legal secretary after many years of service. She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. Francine enjoyed sewing and cooking. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Francine is survived by her children, Lawrence (Donna) and Christine (fiance Mark Corkins) Eaton; grandchildren, Lawrence (Diane) Fortune, Chad (Denise) Fortune, Carrie Johnson and Lori Gossett; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Sarah Morgan, Beatrice Davis and Donald LaRocque; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, James Arnold Fortune in 1972 and great-grandson, Jesse Gossett.

Jane Haines

Jane was born on September 19, 1938 and passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Jane was a resident of Davison, Michigan at the time of passing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 PM Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial immediately following the Mass in Evergreen Cemetery, Brown City, MI. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com Read Less Express your condolences with flowers sent to Jane’s memorial service Order from Local Florists View & Sign.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or a charity of one’s choice.

Edward Golec

Edward Walter Golec II of Davison, age 74, died Monday December 3, 2018 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Monday December 10, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant.  Family will receive visitors from 10:00 am Monday until time of services at the church. He was born in Flint Michigan on May 25, 1944 the son of the late: Edward & Rebecca (Jamieson) Golec and has resided in the Davison area the last forty-one years. He was joined in marriage to Collette Case on April 30, 1966. Ed was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4090, and FOP Lodge 126. Ed was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and truly enjoyed the years of deer hunting camp with his friends. He had been employed by Flint City Police Department for over twenty-five years retiring in July 1993. After his retirement he returned to work at Baker College in the Security Division for thirteen years.

Surviving is wife Collette, daughter Kristyne (Mark) Traver, granddaughter Kasey Proctor, sister Judy Slosar, and nephews: Christopher Slosar, & Matthew Slosar.  He also leaves his sister-in law & brother-in-law: Cassey & Bernie Mieslik, niece, Jennifer (Jeff Lutze) Mieslik, great nephew Douglas Edmonson, and cousin, Dr. Peter (Cindy) Jamieson. His special friends: Mark Campbell, Ron Rutherford, Tom Smith and Paul Dieterle. He is preceded in death by daughter Kimberly, May 2015.

Kevin Crowe

CROWE, Joseph Kevin – Age 78, of Davison, MI, died Saturday, December 1, 2018. Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. John Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI. Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Visitation will be held at the church Friday from 12:15 PM until the service. Those desiring to do so may make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Joseph was born May 14, 1940 in Detroit, MI the son of Francis and Opal (Smith) Crowe. Hewas a veteran having served in the United States Army. He retired as a Fire Fighter with the Royal Oak Fire Department. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Davison, MI. He was an avid sports fan, was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Surviving are his three children, David (Debbie) Crowe of Whitmore Lake, MI Lynn (Joseph) Perrera of Fenton, MI, and Kimberly (Christopher) Jarman of Metamora, MI; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Correy, Patricia Crowe, and Judith Adams; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara (Bauer) Crowe on February 21, 2011; and brother, Lyell Crowe.

Andy’s Attic Sale

A new year, new dates for donations! The holidays are the perfect time to think about donations to Andy’s Attic. If you received or purchased new items over the Christmas season, consider donating their older counterparts to Andy’s Attic. Please remember that we cannot take items that are broken, missing parts, dirty, or outdated. We are unable to sell analog TV’s or old computers and printers.

Donations
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (weather permitting) at the yellow barn located on the north-west side of the St. John Family Center (505 N. Dayton Street, Davison MI 48423)

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
January 8, 9, 10
January 15, 16, 17
January 22, 23, 24
January 29, 30, 31

Volunteers
We are still in need of helping hands! Any time you can donate will be greatly appreciated. If you would be available to do pickups with the church truck and trailer or have any questions, please contact Andy Coughlin at (810) 730-9892.

Save the Date for the Sale
Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 25 (closed Sunday)

Connie Wilson

WILSON, Constance “Connie” Marie (Chalut) – of Davison, MI, age 91, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Monday, December 3, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Douglas Osborn celebrant. Entombment immediately following the Mass in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 3-8 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Monday, December 3, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic ChurchSt. Jude Children’s Research HospitalThe Humane Society of Genesee County  or the Alzheimer’s Association, in Connie’s memory.

Connie was born in Flint, MI on December 25, 1926, daughter of the late Arthur and Emilie (Rouselle) Chalut. She was a graduate of St. Mary Parochial School in Flint, MI Class of 1945. She retired from General Motors in 1991 after 26 years of service. Connie was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was also the past Vice President of the American Business Women’s Association. Connie was an amazingly devoted mother, taking on the sole responsibility of caring, raising and loving 4 successful daughters. Through her strong character and amazing work ethic, she provided a wonderful life for her family.

Connie is survived by 4 daughters, Pamela (Robert) Gibbs, Angela (Steve) Russell, Cynthia (Michael) Reynolds and Jaclyn Wilson; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward (Mary) Chalut; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Baby Boy Wilson; sister, Loraine (Dave) Rivett and brother, Rene (Audrey “Pat”) Chalut.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the wonderful staff of Cranberry Park Memory Care Unit for their loving and compassionate care.

The family would also like to thank Connie’s wonderful, caring neighbors, especially Sarah Bain and her dog, Harley.

Johanna C. Deuker

DEUKER, Johanna “Jo” Catherine (Redmond) – of Burton, MI, age 85, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors 10 AM-12 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Organ Fund, in Jo’s memory. Jo will then travel to Monticello, IA where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 210 East Third Street, Monticello, IA 52310; Fr. Paul Baldwin celebrant. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Friday, December 14, 2018 at Goettsch Funeral Home, 514 West First Street, Monticello, IA 52310 and 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Jo will be laid to rest with her family in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monticello, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque IA, in Jo’s memory.

Jo was born in Scotch Grove, IA on October 17, 1933, daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna (Dietiker) Redmond. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School Class of 1952. Jo earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Findley Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She attended Women’s Hospital and graduated with a post graduate degree in Obstetrics in 1957. Jo was a graduate of Mt. Carmel School of Anesthesia in 1965. In 1983, Jo earned a Bachelor of Human Resources from Spring Arbor University.

She was employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at McLaren Regional Medical Center, retiring in 2008 after 38 years of service. In addition, she worked part time in 13 hospitals. Jo was president of Anesthesia Seminars of Michigan and went to the Philippine Islands with her husband, Bob on medical missions for 15 years. Jo was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI. She married Robert Deuker on July 19, 1986. Jo was an accomplished ballroom dancer, co-pilot, oil painter, organ and harmonica player, craft designer and orator, speaking at numerous international CRNA conferences. She generously gave to others and surrounded herself with joy. Jo was the epitome of beauty and grace. She was loved by so many and will be very deeply missed.

Jo is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Robert Deuker; 2 step-children, Laurence (Robbin) Stevens and Eric (Denise) Deuker; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings, Barbara Martin, Edward (Alice) Redmond, Rita Chapman and Robert (Pat) Redmond; many other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by 9 siblings, Loretta Tuttle, Lucille Poppe, John Redmond, Earl Redmond, Mary Picary, Agnes Still, Elizabeth Ash, Eugene Redmond and George Redmond.

Rosalia Anselmo

ANSELMO, Rosalia (Spinnato) – of Davison, age 94, passed away November 26, 2018 at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12 PM Friday, November 30, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta St., Burton Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday and Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Friday at the church.

Rosalia was born in Monreale Palermo, Sicily, Italy on April 25, 1924, daughter of the late Francesco and Anna Maria (Romano) Spinnato. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Rosalia enjoyed playing Italian cards, dice and going on casino trips. She was a great cook and a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Rosalia is survived by her children, Salvatore (Miledy) Anselmo, Benedetta (Aniello) Romano, Anna Maria Jerke, Francesca (Vincent) Bontumasi, Gaetano (Karen) Anselmo, Eduardo Anselmo, Giuseppa Bostwick, Margherita Woods, Vincenza Martin and Patrizia (Antonio) D’Agostino; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Vita Zuccaro; brother-in-law, Gaetano (Audrey) Anselmo; brothers, Pino Spinnato, Angelo Spinnato, Ernesto (Antonia) Spinnato; sisters-in-law, Nina Modica and Giuseppa Badagliacca. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters in Sicily.

William Fields

FIELDS, William “Bill” – of Davison, age 72, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at his residence. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11 AM Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday and 10-11 AM Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Bill was born in Flint, MI on March 4, 1946, son of the late Garley and Alma (Purcell) Fields. He married LaVonne Fry on June 7, 1969 and she preceded him in death on December 30, 2008. Bill graduated from St. Mary’s – Flint in 1964 and retired from GM – AC Delco. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and NASCAR. Bill also enjoyed playing fantasy baseball.

Bill is survived by his children, W.C. (Dawn) Fields, Autumn Fields, Jennifer (Troy) Teller; grandchildren, Trammell Fields, Connor and Addyson Moulton, Abigail, Avery and Austin Teller; siblings, Bonnie (Gene) Chicilli, Sally (Bill) Pray. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Guy Fields, Phyllis Meredith and Marjorie Parks.

Statement on Rev. Joseph Aubin

Rev Joseph Aubin, a Senior Priest of the Diocese of Lansing, has been removed from public ministry due to a credible allegation, dating to the 1960s, of instances of inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature involving a minor. Father Aubin served St John the Evangelist Parish, Davison, as Pastor from 1977-1983.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by someone representing the Church, call the police. In addition, you may also report through the law enforcement toll-free reporting hotline at (844) 324-3374 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email at aginvestigations@michigan.gov

In cases of sexual abuse of a minor you may contact the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, 888-308-6252 or via e-mail to: cwilliamshecksel@dioceseoflansing.org

If you have experienced harassment or abuse as a church employee, you may contact the third-party reporting service, Lighthouse by calling the hotline at 844-446-0009.

You may also contact the diocesan Director of Human Resources, Lisa Kutas at 517-342-2511, or via e-mail to:  lkutas@dioceseoflansing.org

Frances Jablonski (Romanowski)

JABLONSKI, Frances (Romanowski) – of Davison, MI, age 94, went home to Heaven on Sunday, November 11, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Thursday, November 15, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment immediately following the Mass in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-12 PM Thursday, November 15, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Frances was born in Flint, MI on December 16, 1923, daughter of the late Ben and Helen (Kraszewski) Romanowski. She married George Richard Jablonski on July 5, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1995. Frances was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed working in her yard. Frances was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Frances is survived by 3 children, Rick Jablonski, Cathy Jablonski and Brian Jablonski; granddaughter, Sara and Arlen; great-granddaughter, Brinley, Cassie and family; special niece, Nancy; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Mark Jablonski and Jim Jablonski and many siblings. A special thank you to nurse, Kim.

Ruth E. Rosendahl

Rosendahl, Ruth E. (Vincent) Fenton, formerly of Davison – Age 96, died Saturday, August 11, 2018. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10:00 AM   Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 6-8 PM. Those desiring may make contributions to Vets Returning Home, 17955 W. 11 Mile Road, Roseville, MI 48066. Ruth was born April 26, 1922 in Linden, the daughter of Merton and Ola (Haley) Vincent. She married Edgar Rosendahl September 29, 1951 and he     preceded her in death January 10, 1997. Surviving are: her daughters, Nan and husband   Michael Ponting of Peoria, AZ and Brenda and husband David Osterberg of Linden; grandchildren, Erin and husband Michael Chavez, Geoffrey Ponting, Sarah and husband Colin Campbell, and Paul Osterberg; and 2 great grandchildren, Reid and Graham. She was also Preceded in death her parents; brother, Merton Vincent, Jr; and sister, Kathleen Wyckoff.

 

Ronald Joseph Mochty

MOCHTY, Ronald Joseph – of Flint, MI, age 56, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018. Cremation has taken place. A Private Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Ron was born in Flint, MI on January 5, 1962, son of Carolyn (Vogel) Mochty and the late Leo Mochty. He was employed as a truck driver for Just-in-Time and as a meat cutter. Ron was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and NASCAR fan.

Ron is survived by his mother, Carolyn Mochty; 4 siblings, twin brother, Donald Mochty, Christine Mochty, Natalie Mochty and Jon Mochty; 2 nephews, Anthony Mochty and Patrick Leavitt; 2 nieces, Madyson Mochty and Mackenzie Mochty; great-nephew, Leo Mochty; 2 great-nieces, Casey and Anna Leavitt; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Mochty.

Patrick M. Guertin

GUERTIN, Patrick Michael – of Davison, age 57, passed away September 19, 2018 at 5:45 AM at his parents home. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, September 24, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. John Machiorlatti celebrant. There will be a 2 hour visitation prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or a charity of one’s choice.

Patrick was born on April 27, 1961 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada, son of Kenneth and Jackie Guertin. He worked at General Motors for 30 years and Casemer Tool in Oxford. He was a loving son, brother and a loyal friend. Patrick had a charitable heart and a great sense of humor. He loved to fish and hunt with his buddies.

Pat is survived by his parents, Ken and Jackie; brothers, David, Christopher (Kathy) and Joseph (Lisa); sisters, Mary (Ken) Warren and Theresa (Will) Gallivan; 12 nieces and nephews; 6 great-nieces and nephews; many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ann and sister-in-law, Sandy.

Adam J. Chmiel

Chmiel, Adam Jeffrey of  Davison, age 31, died July 15, 2018. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton St. in Davison on Sept. 8, 2018, Fr. Andrew Czajkowski and Fr. William Wegher concelebrating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 am to 11 am on September. 8. In lieu of flowers, please consider a     donation to the Humane  Society.

Born in Goodrich on May 23, 1987, Adam was the apple of everyone’s eye as a baby, toddler, and young boy. He may hold the world’s record for the number of times he was a ring bearer. He graduated from Davison High School in 2005 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Michigan-Flint. Adam also attended Eastern Michigan University, where he was a member of the Kappa Phi Alpha fraternity. He was always a Michigan State Spartan at heart and loved to cheer on the Spartans in football and basketball.

Adam loved dogs, especially his German Shepherd, Kaiser, who was his constant companion. As a youth, Adam played travel soccer and was also a multiple-time CanUsa Karate Champion. As an adult, he enjoyed trivia, tinkering with cars, hanging out with friends, watching TV, and spending time on the computer.

Adam leaves his grandfather, Roger Chmiel; father, Jonathon Cannon (Janis); aunts and    uncles, John (Ryan Loesch) Chmiel, Tim (Linda) Chmiel, Julie (John) Nielsen, and     Andrew (Melissa) Chmiel; cousins Cathleen Nielsen, Eric Nielsen, Alex Chmiel, Lauren Nielsen, Kayla Chmiel, Parker Chmiel, Gabrielle Chmiel, Brooke Chmiel, and Meghan Chmiel. He was preceded in death by his mother, Amy Chmiel; grandmother, Kathleen Chmiel; and grandparents, John & Jan Cannon.

Thomas Charles Palmer

Palmer, Thomas Charles – Age 68, of Davison, died October 5, 2018. Funeral Mass will be held 2PM Wednesday October 10 at St. John Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton St. Davison. Reverend Andrew Czajkowski officiating. Visitation will be held 3-8PM Tuesday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center 6063 Fenton Rd. Flint. Rosary vigil will also be held 7PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tom was born September 16, 1950 in Brookings, South Dakota the son of Donald and Florence (Powers) Palmer. He married Norma Latner on August 29, 1970 in Davison. Tom enjoyed golfing, gardening, and pheasant hunting. He retired from Genova Products with 44 years of service. Tom is survived by his wife, Norma of Davison; son, Matthew (Anne) Palmer of Davison; daughter, McKenzie Palmer of Davison; granddaughter, Paige; brothers, Ron (Lorraine) Palmer of Mt. Morris, Mark Palmer of Colorado; several nieces and nephews.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents. A special thanks to family members Dennis and Dee Christensen, Heartland Hospice, Genesys ICU and TCU, and Rachel with Heartland Home Care.

 

Mary Jane Carto

CARTO, Mary Jane – of Davison, age 82, passed away October 11, 2018 at Lapeer Co. Medical Care Facility – Suncrest. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Burial of cremated remains will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 1-4 & 6-8 PM Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Sunday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. John Catholic Church.

Mary Jane was born in Flint, MI on December 22, 1935, daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (Nelson) Griffin. She married Warren L. Carto on July 10, 1954 at St. Mary’s in Flint. Mary Jane enjoyed knitting, shopping and was an excellent cook. She loved taking vacations, which included visiting many countries around the world. Mary Jane retired from AC Spark Plug.

Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Warren; children, Daniel (Jill) Carto, Thomas Carto, Sandra (Timothy) Goyette and Bryan (Erica) Carto; grandchildren, Sandra Sawyer, Amanda Carto, Andrew Carto, Amy Carto, Tara Carto, Travis Carto, Kayla Carto, Russell Barry, Warren Barry, Thomas Barry, Bryan Barry, Richard (Kristen) Goyette and Lucas (Samantha) Goyette; great-grandchildren, Destiny Brown, Lyric Barry, Emma Goyette and Lyla Goyette; siblings, Irene Miller-Hyde, Patricia Taljonick and Susan Williams. She was preceded in death by her children, Lynn Watkins and Lisa Barry; sister, Kathleen Ladd.

 

Joan Marie Lang

Joan Marie Lang of Richfield Township, age 86, died Friday October 5, 2018 at the family farm where she lived for 68 years, surrounded by loved ones.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Friday October 12, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant, with Rite of Committal to follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and 5:00 – 8: 00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Joan will lie in state at the church from 12:00 noon Friday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to St. John Catholic Church.

Joan was born in Flint Michigan on December 21, 1931 the daughter of the late Frank & Ida (Sharboneau) Madore and has resided in the Davison area all her life. She was joined in marriage to Gordon Arthur Lang on August 26, 1950 at St. John Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on April 11, 2016. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and had served her community for many years as a member of the Davison Area Ambulance Authority. She had been employed by Dr. Richard Plymale as a Dental Hygienist.

Surviving are children: Dr. Rita Lang. Shelia & Wes Powell, Gordie Lang, and daughter-in-law Holly Lang. She also leaves her grandchildren: Russell & Chelsea, William Jr. & Megan, Bryan & Jill, Heidi, Halicia, Brad & Carrie, Jamie & Drew, Jesse & Brittany, and seventeen great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings: Eugene & Erma Madore, Margaret Fromwiller, Yvonne & Jim Gerow, Norma & Harvey Hubbard, sister-in-law Peggy Madore and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by son William “Bill” Lang, brothers; Joseph “Joe” Madore, Paul Madore, and sister Venetta Babich.

 

Daniel J. O’Brien

O’BRIEN, Daniel Joseph Jr., – of Davison, age 90, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Thursday, September 13, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will be 11 AM – 8 PM Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423 There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Thursday at church. On Wednesday, a Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM. Also on Wednesday, a Memorial Service will be held under the auspices of Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council #4090 and Fourth Degree Assembly #0523 of Davison and a service will take place by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Daniel was born in Flint, MI on July 8, 1928; son of the late Daniel & Lillian (Lawton) O’Brien. He married Dorothy Guidos and had 67 wonderful years together. Daniel was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Debbie (Gary) Gagne, Linda (Greg Payne) Galdieri, Michael (Mayme), Timothy (Lori), James (Maureen), Edwin (Lynne) & Scott (Dawn); 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna Kummer, Dorothy West, & Margaret Couture; many more family members. He was preceded in death by brother, Edwin and sister, Lillian Stone.

Dorothy A. Smorch

SMORCH, Dorothy A. – of Davison, age 87, passed away at her residence surrounded by her family on November 2, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta St., Burton; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Private burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be 12-8 PM Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM Monday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to Mass on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East, Davison.

Dorothy was born in Flint, MI on December 11, 1930, daughter of the late William and Caroline (Bronikowska) Bodek. She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton for over 20 years. Over the years, she was a member of the choir, altar society, Blessed Pauline Society and helped prepare many funeral luncheons. During these years, she was blessed with the friendship of many who shared her love of giving. Dorothy also enjoyed bingo, where again, she found new friends.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of over 6 decades, Frank; son, Dennis (Valerie) Smorch of Beals, ME; daughter, Jillian (Dan) Olmack of Rochester Hills, MI; son, Ted Smorch of Burton; grandchildren, Lesley (Mike) Lewark, Scott Smorch, Devin Olmack and Jeffrey Olmack; great-granddaughter, Lily Lewark; sister, Carolina Herman; many beloved nieces and nephews and many friends who touched her life in so many ways. She was preceded in death by her special granddaughter, Kyle Marie Olmack.

Promise to Protect Pledge to Heal

If you have been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church –

Please believe in the possibility for hope and help and healing.  We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every diocese in the United States now has a victim assistance coordinator who is available to obtain support for your needs, to help make a formal complaint of abuse to the diocese and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or his representative if you desire.  The Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Lansing is:

Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, LMSW
1-888-308-6252, or via email:
cwilliamshecksel@dioceseoflansing.org

In addition, you may also report through the law enforcement toll-free reporting hotline at (844) 324-3374  (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email at aginvestigations@michigan.gov.

Dennis Dipzinski

Dennis D. Dipzinski of Millington, Michigan passed away Saturday morning October 27, 2018, Dennis was 87.

Dennis was born in Flint, Michigan on October 26, 1931 and was the son of the late Antony & Helen (Borowiak) Dipzinski. Dennis graduated from Davison High School in 1950. As a youngster Dennis attended the Kitchen School; and was always very proud of that little country school on the corner of Atherton and M-15. After high school; Dennis served a tour in the US- Navy during the Korean War on the Naval Destroyer the USS- Reamy. He was especially proud of doing the; “around the world tour” during his time in the navy. On November 3, 1956 Dennis married Miss Donna Smith, he and Donna have celebrated 61 years of marriage. Dennis retired from the Buick Motor Division of General Motors after 44 years as a machine repairman. Dennis loved playing cards, old movies, cutting and taking care of his lawn, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Dennis was a was a past member of the former St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Millington, Michigan, a church he loved serving.

Dennis leaves his family. Wife; Donna. His children; Cindy (James) Weber, Sue Bonetti, Steve (Greta) Dipzinski, David Dipzinski, and Chris (Carrie) Dipzinski. He leaves also 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. His siblings; three sisters, Florence Crossen, Maxine Thompson, Delores (Cliff) Gauthier, two brothers; Robert Dipzinski, Ted (Betty) Dipzinski, and a sister in-law, Kathy Dipzinski. He leaves also; several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Besides his parents Dennis is preceded in death by a daughter Judy McCurdy in 1993. Three brothers; Casmer, Joseph (Dick) and Gerald Dipzinski. His in-laws; Carole Dipzinski, Beverly Dipzinski, Everette Thomas, Ron Smith and Delana and Bob Hourtienne

The Dipzinski family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington, Michigan on Tuesday October 30, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm. Dennis will lie in state at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (404 N. Dayton St. Davison, Michigan 48423) on Wednesday from 12:00 pm until the funeral mass begins.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated beginning at 1:00 pm. In keeping with Dennis’s wishes, cremation will follow. A private burial of his urn with Military honors will take place at a later date. If you wish to give a Memorial gift of remembrance, the family has asked that you consider the National Alliance of Mental Health.

Join us at the Welcome Desk!

Calling all fun and friendly people! Have you always wanted to volunteer at your parish but just weren’t sure where you fit in? Join us at the Family Center Welcome Desk! You can help out at almost any age and any time of day. Whether you can only volunteer periodically or on a set weekly schedule, we could use your help! Side-effects of volunteering at the welcome desk may include: making new friends, learning new things, and hearing all the latest and greatest stories from your community. There is an immediate need for all time slots. Please call Tina at 810-652-0304 ext.269 for more information.

Deven Michael Hoffmeyer

HOFFMEYER, Deven Michael– age 21, passed away October 14, 2018 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, October 19, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta St., Burton; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Visitation will be 2-8 PM Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Thursday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to cdkl5.com.

Deven was born in Flint, MI on January 18, 1997. He was diagnosed at age 11 with cdkl5 that causes developmental delays, seizures and other issues. He was a strong fighter, right up to his last breath. Deven attended Marion Crouse Instructional Center for many years, before becoming a homebound student in 2010.

Deven is survived by his parents, Richard and Michelle Hoffmeyer; quadruplet brothers, Trent (Sara), Trevor and Dustin; grandfather, Bill Nicolai; aunts and uncles, Cindy Lake, Bill (Debbie) Nicolai, Chuck (Crystal) Nicolai, Dominic (Molly) Nicolai and Anne (Robert) Ptaszenski; nephew to come in December, Carter Edwin; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arvin and Betty Hoffmeyer, Pearl Nicolai. A special thank you to the Marion Crouse Instructional Center staff for their love, care and support, especially his teachers Carrie, Sally, Mistine and Nicole through the years.

 

Mathew Zalizny

ZALIZNY, Mathew – age 92, of Davison, MI, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Thursday, October 18, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. A Private Entombment will be held at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors will be held under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps League Flint Detachment #155 immediately following the Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM and 5-8 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Thursday, October 18, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Memorial Service under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council #4090 and 4th Degree Assembly #0523 will be held 6 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2018, immediately followed by a Rosary, at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Mathew’s memory.

Mathew was born in Flint, MI on May 5, 1926, son of the late Michael and Helen (Piotrowski) Zalizny. He was a graduate of Flint Northern High School Class of 1944. Mathew proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1944-1946. He served as a Sergeant in the 11th Airborne Division 472nd Field Artillery Para Glider Battalion in the Pacific Theater. Mathew married the love of his life, Kathleen Dorrian, on July 12, 1952 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Burton, MI. Mathew and Kathleen were married 65 beautiful years before she passed away on June 5, 2017. He retired from General Motors Flint Truck Assembly in 1986 after 37 years of service. Mathew was a member of UAW Local #598 and the Fenton VFW Post #3243. He was also a member of the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council #4090 and 4th Degree Assembly #0523. Mathew enjoyed traveling with his wife, spending time Up North and their time in Florida, but nothing was more important to him than spending time with his family.

Mathew is survived by 4 children, Patrick (Cindy) Zalizny, Thomas (Barbara) Zalizny, Nora (Brian) Steibel and Janet Opila; 5 grandchildren, Rachel (Nick), Matthew (Jenna), Kyle (Ashley), Jessica and Joshua (fiancée, Paula); 4 great-grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen; son-in-law, Thomas Opila; brother, Thomas Zalizny; 2 sisters, Helen Delores (Robert) Hutchins and Geneive Zalizny.

Join the St. John Choir!

Have you ever thought about joining choir? Now’s the perfect time! St. John choirs began a new season in September and there are options for all ages and abilities. Take a look at all our opportunities and schedules to find the fit that’s perfect for you. All are welcome! Please contact Julie Richards at (810) 658-1135 to sign up.

St. John Resurrection Choir
-Availability for funeral liturgies (you do not have to be at every funeral)
-A kind and gentle spirit
-Willingness to take direction

St. John Kristal Bells (ages 5-9)
-Must know colors
-One rehearsal prior to a scheduled Liturgy (absolutely required)
-Register with the PREP office

St. John Celebration Brass Ensemble and Instrumentalists
-Do you play a musical instrument?
-St. John offers opportunities to enhance the Sunday Liturgy with various instruments

St. John Singing Angels Choir (grades 2 and beyond)
-Only requirement is a love of music!
-Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, October 9th from 4:15 p.m.-5:15pm
-Commitment to rehearsals and performances is a must!
-Register through the PREP office

St. John Faith Ringers (adult and high school age)
-This choir rings on an average of once per month
-Rehearsals on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. beginning on Monday, September 10
-Must be available on holidays
-If enough people are willing, a new hand bell choir will be formed

St. John Celebration Choir (adult and high school age)
-Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 5
-Sings at the 10:00 a.m. liturgy on Sunday

St. John Schola Cantorum
-Small group of vocalists who have studied music in high school, college, and beyond
-Members of the high school Schola are cantors or are being trained to cantor
-There are limited openings for this choir that performs difficult music with few rehearsals

Cantor
-We are always in need of a cantor and will provide training
-Rehearsals begin on Monday, November 5th from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Bishop Earl Boyea’s Statement on the Current Sexual Abuse Crisis

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

           I am writing this to you due to the recent removal of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick from ministry and the release of the grand jury report on clergy abuse in Pennsylvania. Once again, the sins of clergy have hurt victims, scandalized the faithful, raised anger in many hearts, and brought ill-repute upon the Catholic Church. Archbishop McCarrick’s abuse of minors, his homosexual activity and his abuse of seminarians and young priests are beyond the pale. The sins of anyone who sexually abuses children is abhorrent, most especially clergy. In addition, some knew about these crimes and did nothing to address this behavior. I am as shocked as you. So, first of all, I apologize for their behavior and the behavior of those who did nothing to stop it. It is incredibly wearying and demoralizing to hear yet again about these sexual sins and crimes. Let us hold each other in prayer.

As you may know, each bishop is ultimately responsible to the Holy Father, who is the only one who can remove a bishop. Still, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be discussing how we bishops might attempt to hold one another accountable, given this limitation. I can never give a guarantee that there will not be other clerics who violate their promise of celibacy and abuse their positions. We are all sinners. The Lord Jesus knew what these sinful clergy did just as he knows our sinful selves as well. Beyond what we can do as human beings to address the behavior of one another, we also commend ourselves and each other to the charity and justice of our God. We offer our prayers for the healing of victims of abuse but the time has come for us bishops to do more to hold one another accountable.

Christ is our hope in all things. May God have mercy on us all.

Bishop Earl Boyea, Diocese of Lansing

Shop with SCRIP: Easy Fundraising

Easy Fundraising for our Church

Did you know that you can buy pre-paid cards (SCRIP) from our parish office? These cards are for you to purchase everything from gas to groceries to food at restaurants and clothes at your local retail store. Purchasing SCRIP costs you only what you want to spend. With SCRIP, you are paying face value and you are getting face value; however, a percentage goes to The Community of St. John and Blessed Sacrament – ultimately making a big difference with less effort all around. You choose the card limits. By using prepaid SCRIP cards you are helping our parish. Click the Order Form, to see the list of businesses in which you can buy a pre-paid card, call the parish office (810-653-2377 ) with questions or stop by to purchase the pre-paid cards.

 

Daughters of Isabella

Mission Statement:

  • The Order of the Daughters of Isabella is a charitable organization of Catholic women founded on the principle of its motto: Unity, Friendship and Charity.
    • Unity: In harmony with purpose to help those in need.
    • Friendship: Support, help each other. Women of true sisterhood.
    • Charity: Our group donates to 10 different charities.
  • As Catholic women and disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to minister with love, respect and justice to all humanity regardless of age, race, nationality or background.
  • We recognize that our mission and faith in God calls us to experience love, compassion and mercy by helping those in need.
  • We demonstrate our commitment to God’s people by actively living our faith and by being a positive influence in our communities and the world.

What We Offer:

The first circle of the Order was founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1897, as an auxiliary to the Rev. John Russell Council of the Knights of Columbus for the purpose of uniting all Catholic women in a sisterhood to achieve the following aims:

  • To know one another better
  • To extend our circle of friends
  • To centralize all our resources to better help one another
  • To be a greater force to contend with in the pursuit of good in our society

Today, it is one of the largest Catholic women’s organizations, with a membership of over 60,000 women from the United States and Canada and has continued to prosper and establish bonds among Catholic women throughout the world. Members encourage each other’s total development and foster growth of every aspect of life – spiritual, social and charitable – adding up to a more fulfilling life!

Membership:

10 Meetings per year (excluding August and December), 2nd Thursday of each month: 6:30 pm Rosary and 7:00 pm Meeting.

Click here to print off a Membership Application.

For more information, contact Marilyn Hancock 810-691-9675 or Christine Kautz 810-653-6507.

Working Charity:

Work kitchen at K of C Hall (8428 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423), Sell pies at Fish Fry’s, Chicken Dinner, Ladies Tea Party, Euchre Luncheons, Wrap Christmas Gifts

Charities Honored:

Eastside Mission, Guest House, Motherly Intercession, North End Soup Kitchen, Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House, St. Frances Prayer Circle, Special Olympics, St Luke New Life, Student Scholarships, Whaley Foundation.

Gatherings:

Retreats, Advent Dinner, Living Rosary, Mystery Plays/Dinner, Seminarian Dinner, Bus Trips, Christmas Gala, Movies, Plays just to name a few.

St. John & Blessed Sacrament Best Kept Secret: ‘The Most Holy Gift Shop’

“The Most Holy Gift Shop” is located off the Gathering Space in St. John Catholic Church

Please visit us soon and make us your first stop for beautiful gifts and accessories that proudly reflect and celebrate our Catholic heritage and traditions.
 

Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday: 3:30 
to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 to 1:30 pm

Or by appointment call:
Sandy at 810-240-7451 or
Larry at 810-280-1677

 

The Traveling ‘Our Lady of Fatima Statue’ is available to visit your home!

The Traveling ‘Our Lady of Fatima Statue’ is available to visit your home!
 
“Do not imagine that Mary, the most fruitful of creatures who gave birth to God, remains barren in a faithful soul. It will be she who makes the soul live incessantly for Jesus Christ, and will make Jesus live in the soul.” -St. Louis Montfort
 
If you are interested in having The Statue of Fatima visit your hoe, please contact Maria Pavelich by phone at 810-730-0703 or email: maria.pavelich@yahoo.com. It’s a great way to honor our Mother Mary and a real blessing to families to have this statue in your home for a week.
 
Sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima-Genesee County Chapter. For a calendar of our First Saturday masses, go to Facebook and search for the ‘World Apostolate of Fatima – Genesee County’ or contact aria Pavelich.

Catholic Charities

As you do your spring cleaning, please remember Catholic Charities’ Center for Hope Community Closet. We are in need of new or gently used towels, sheets, and comforters.  We will also gladly accept clothing, furniture, working appliances, household items, and personal hygiene items. For more information, please call 810-265-7025.

Sign-Up for FORMED

FORMED is an exciting new gateway to the best Catholic teaching videos, books, and audio talks to deepen your parishioners’ relationship with Christ and his Church.  All in one place. Accessible on most smart phone, tablets and computers. Please view the video below for an overview on FORMED and click the link below the video to register for FREE now!

To register for FORMED follow this link and input the code 77XNVP to the ACCESS CODE box.  

 

 

 

RADA Knife Sale

Help support the St. John Altar Society by placing an order during our RADA knife sale! You can order online anytime using this link: https://radafundraising.com?rfsn=845011.5df8b7 and the St. John Altar Society will get credit for the sale. If you prefer not to order online, please follow the instructions below:
Pick up a catalog at the entrance to church or at the Holiday Happenings Craft show. Return the orders at the craft show, to the parish office or in the collection basket in an envelop marked ‘Rada Knives’. You will have your order in plenty of time for Christmas. These make great Christmas gifts. Order now!

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

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.