RECENTLY DECEASED: Petra “Patty” Pacheco

PETRA “PATTY” OBITUARY

Petra “Patty” Pacheco of Flint formally of Davison age 96 died Thursday June 14, 2018 at Kith Heaven. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday June 19, 2018 at Hansen Funeral Home Groves Chapel, Downtown Davison.  Fr. Carl A. Simon officiating.  Rite of Committal will follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitor’s form 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday with a parish rosary at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Petra was born on August 13, 1921 in Texas the daughter of the late Epitasio & Emeteria (Martinez) Aguilar and has resided in the area most of her live. Petra loved playing bingo and trips to the casino. She also loved and enjoyed her family.

Surviving is children: Vicente (Lucia) Pacheco, Ysidro Pacheco  Jr., Beatrice Castilleja, Margarita (Mel) Martinez, Nora Molina, Jenoveva (Joe) Perez, and Olivia Pacheco. She also leaves her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband Ysidro, daughters: Celia Pacheco, Angelita Ascencio, and brother Francisco Aguilar. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Kith Haven for all their care and support. Please share your condolences at www.hansnenfuneralhome.net

Photograph’s Needed for Parish Directory

Photograph’s Needed for Parish Directory If you have taken a photo during an event at St. John or Blessed Sacrament, please forward the photo’s to Denise Fabian (dfabian@stjohndavison.org) (at least 250 dpi) to be published in the Parish Directory.

Denise is specifically interested in photos having to do with the following:

  • Residents of Senior Priest Housing (Denise has a photo of Father Carl; however, a photo of the other 5 would be beneficial),
  • Blessed Sacrament Spaghetti Dinner,
  • Blessed Sacrament Euchre Party,
  • Mardi Gras Party,
  • Paczki and Cannoli Sale,
  • Knights of Blessed Sacrament,
  • Men’s Club of Blessed Sacrament OR
  • any photograph that you think would be awesome! Thank you.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Patricia Duguay

Patricia Irene Duguay (Lyden) died Wednesday, June 13th 2018 at McLaren Hospital of Flint. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Friday June 22nd 2018 at St. John’s Evangelist Catholic Church located at 404 Dayton St., Davison, Mi. Father Andrew A. Czajkowski Celebrant. Family will receive visitors from 10:00 am until time of service. Those desiring to make contributions can do so in Patricia’s memory to The Life of Fostering Fur Babies Animal Rescue of Burton, Mi.

Patricia was born in Flint, Michigan on December 10th, 1947. The daughter of the late Matthew & Eunice (Marks) Lyden and had spent her entire life in Flint. She was employed at Root-A-Way Drain Cleaning for 20 years. She was an avid animal lover, loved to watch her cooking shows and loved to baby sit.  She was also famous for her apple pies and her magic cookie bars.

She leave to cherish her memory Children: Colleen Wolfe (Robert Logan), Lisa Wolfe-Hall (Tim Hall), Kelly Bhogle (Minit Bhogle), Donny Duguay (Theresa Kodat), Mary Duguay (Eric Pike Sr.) and Matthew Duguay (Keri Sheldon).
Grandchildren: Craig, Shaun, Robbie, Eric Jr. (Alexis Bates), Cameron, Owen, Abigail, Amari-Lyn, Jaidyn, Lilly, Riley and Emma.
Great Grandchildren: Elijah, Teishauna, Kelsey, Olive and Willow.
She was preceded in death by her Brothers Matthew, Joe, Harry and Sisters Mary and Maxine. Sister Eunice resides in New Jersey.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Barrie Barber

BARBER, BARRIE G. Age 52, went to his eternal home in Heaven on June 20, 2018. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Father Andrew Czajkowski officiating. Burial in Bendle Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Barber will be at the church from 11:30 a.m. Thursday until the time of the Mass. Barrie was born in Flint on April 30, 1966. Barrie graduated from Powers Catholic HS in 1984 and from Eastern Michigan University in 1989. He was an award-winning journalist for the Dayton Daily News where he covered Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and wrote for several other newspapers. Barrie devoted 8.5 years of his life to the U.S. Naval Reserves as a Navy Journalist. He was an adventurist and world traveler and flew as a journalist with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels twice. He was passionate about Naval Aviation. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and listening to Frank Sinatra. Barrie loved hiking, bicycling, exploring Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and photography. The most important things in Barrie’s life were God, family, friends, kindness, integrity of character, social justice, and love for his country. Surviving are his mother and step-father Barbara (Bobbie) and Ray Snell, father Barrie (Judie) Barber Sr., sister Michele (Carlos) Lambaria, nephews Dominic (Ivana) and Armando Lambaria, grand-nephew Damian, step-siblings Sherry (Jeff) Bradshaw, Joe (Marybeth) Snell, Cindy (Mickey) Darwin, Uncles Matt (Lidia) Krienke and Chauncey (Nancy) Moran, cousin Nicole (Andrew) Moran-LaMay, and many other beloved cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com

RECENTLY DECEASED: Thomas Carriveau

Thomas Henry Carriveau of Genesee age 80 died Thursday June 21, 2018 at Mission Point of Holly. Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday June 27, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, officiating.  A Knights of Columbus Third and Fourth Degree memorial service  will be held at 6:00 pm Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church  404 Dayton St. Davison.

Thomas was born in Spruce Michigan on February 2, 1938 the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Chauvin) Carriveau and has resided in the Flint, Grand Blanc, and Genesee areas. He was joined in marriage to Sally Brinker on July 21, 1978. Answering the call of his country Thomas served in the US Army and was stationed in Ft. Riley Kansas from 1961 until 1963.  He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Davison, a Member of the Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus Council #4090 and the Knights of Columbus Choir. He had been employed by General Motors AC Spark Plug Division until his retirement in April 1992.

Surviving is wife: Sally, children; Terry & Heidi Carriveau, Dawn & Tim Hill, Thomas Carriveau, Andrea & Tom McAteer, and Leah Mac Storzer and husband Don Plehn. He also leaves her numerous grand children great grandchildren. Also surviving is brothers; Gerald, Harold, Paul, sisters; Helen, Carol Mary, and a host of extended family. He is precede in death by daughter Stephanie, son David, sisters; Rosemarie, Evelyn, and brothers; Bob, Irvin, Alvin, George, Louis, and Joseph. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

RECENTLY DECEASED: Grace Thomas

Grace M. Thomas of Davison, age 95, died Thursday June 21, 2018 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Monday June 25, 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 5 – 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Thomas will lie in state at the church from 10:00 am Monday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in Grace’s memory to the Humane Society or St. John Memorial Fund.

Grace was born in Flint Michigan on September 26, 1922 the daughter of the late: Lewis & Thecla (Grzechowiak) Switalski and has resided in the Davison area since 1956. She was joined in marriage to William Thomas and he preceded her in death November 10, 1976. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and had been active in numerous boards and groups at the church.  She had been employed by Fincks Market until her retirement. She then joined her children in the family business of Thomas Deer Processing until her 92 birthday.

She leaves to cherish her memory children: Mark Thomas, Bill Thomas, Tim and wife Tammy Thomas, Anthony Thomas, and Cindy Thomas. She also leaves her loving grandchildren Andrew and wife Amy, Michael and wife Andrea, and her seven great grandchildren.. She is preceded in death by grandson Aaron Thomas, two brothers, and one sister. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

RECENTLY DECEASED: Donald “Tiny” Davis

Donald Robert Davis of Davison, age 77, died Friday June 1, 2018 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Friday June 8, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Family will receive visitor’s form 9:00 am Friday until time of services at the Church.

Donald was born in Flint Michigan on October 11, 1940 the son of Rex and Neva (Herrington) Davis and has resided in the area most of his life. He was joined in marriage to Sandra Perry on May 5, 1962. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and had been employed as an iron worker until his retirement in 1998.

He leaves to cherish his memory wife Sandy, Children: Roberta and husband Tex Rickard Jr., and Donny Davis. He also leaves his loving grandchildren Tex, Sara Bryan, and great grandchildren: Rebekah, Isaac, and Asher. Also surviving is brothers; Dick and wife Jan Davis, Bud and wife Daang Davis, and a host of extended family. He is preceded in death by son Mark Davis in 1983. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Wellness Center July Special!

Take Advantage of the Wellness Center July Special!
Save $50 on an annual Wellness Center membership during the month of July!

Offer valid 7/2/18 thru 7/31/18
Offer valid on new and existing annual memberships
Offer valid on current and expired memberships
Offer is NOT valid on Student Memberships

Please contact the Family Center Welcome Desk at (810) 652-0304 with any questions. Stop in and check out the facility! Located at 505 N. Dayton St., Davison, Michigan

 

 

Vacation Bible School Registration

Vacation Bible School is coming up! The theme? “Splash Canyon God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride.” Enjoy bible stories, songs, crafts, snacks, and more! All children entering grades K-4 are welcome. Childcare will be available, if needed.

Where: Blessed Sacrament
When: July 23 – 26, 2018
The program is free but registration is required.

Volunteers are needed. If you can help, please contact Melessa Durham at (810) 210-3446.

To register, please fill out the on-line form below or click this link and print off a registration form. The form will need to be filled out for each student you wish to register.

On-line Registration Form

Student Information

May we use photos of the student in our media?

Parent Information


RECENTLY DECEASED: Estelle Hoos

HOOS, ESTELLE Of Flint, age 80, died Friday, May 18, 2018 at McLaren-Flint. Funeral service times will be announced. Please call Swartz Funeral Home for times. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation 4-8pm Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. Estelle was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 23, 1938, the daughter of Wilfred and Ozean Jalbert. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her family. Surviving are sons, Thomas (Teresa) and Chuck (Donna); daughter, Yvonne; grandchildren, Jessica, Brandon, Janette, Stephanie, Jason, Stacy, Amanda; 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, parents, Wilfred and Ozean (Vaillancourt) Jalbert and brother Wilfred. Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com

RECENTLY DECEASED: Eleanor Louise Fischer

Eleanor Louise Fischer of Davison age 48, died Thursday May 17, 2018 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Monday May 21, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 6340 Roberta St. Burton. Fr. Carl Simon, Celebrant with Rite of Committal to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 5 – 8 pm Saturday and 1 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home. A parish rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Eleanor will lie in state at the church from 10:00 am Monday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to the charity of your choice.

Eleanor was born in Flint Michigan on January 30, 1970 the daughter of Lorey & Connie (Callahan) Fischer, and has resided in the Davison area her entire life. She attended Elmer Knoff Learning Center. She was a member of both Blessed Sacrament and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Churches. She enjoyed volunteering at the church and spent many hours shredding paper for the staff. Eleanor was a member of the Legion of Mary. She leaves to cherish her memory mother Connie, siblings. JoAnn & James Ulanski, Nora & Warren Berry, Elvis George Fischer, and Suzanne & James Robinson. She also leaves her loving nieces, nephews and host of extended family and friends. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

RECENTLY DECEASED: David “Mo” Maurice Lipe

DAVID “MO” OBITUARY

LIPE, David “Mo” Maurice – of Shelby Township, age 26, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, May 21, 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 2-6 PM Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Monday, May 21, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Mo was born in Flint, MI on December 10, 1991, son of Curtis Lipe and Frances Conroy. He was a graduate of Clarkston High School Class of 2010. Mo had a strong love for his family and his friends. He had a passion for movies, acting and writing. Mo will be deeply missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Mo is survived by his father, Curtis Lipe; mother, Frances Conroy; sister, Lindsay Lipe; many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and good friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Tomasa Conroy.

 

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

 

Two Fitness Classes Offered: St. John Family Center

Two Classes Offered: Aerobic Class & A Chair Class Available at St. John Community Center

A Chair Class: Every Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm ending on Thursday, June 14th. You may drop in anytime!

Adult Intermediate Level Aerobics Class, Wednesday’s, 8:00 to 9:00 am ending on Wednesday, June 13th. Calisthenics, Pilates & Yoga. Walk-ins are welcome!

All Class are FREE for St. John Fitness Center Members and just $2.00 per class for non-members. See you there!

All Classes in our beautiful St. John Family Center.

Please wear comfortable clothing, clean rubber soled shoes and bring a mat or towel for floor exercises.

For questions about classes or for more information about Fitness Center Membership please call 810-652-0304.

Diocese of Lansing Made for Happiness Assembly

September 22, 2018 – Lansing Michigan

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

It is with great joy that I invite you to join with me, all the clergy and thousands of other Catholics from across the Diocese of Lansing for a day of celebration, witness and worship together. MADE FOR HAPPINESS will be an historic event in our diocese and it is my hope that it will inspire attendees to embrace more deeply their true identities as daughters and sons of God and, as a result, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ more freely and joyfully with those around them. Please join me for this defining moment in our great diocese!

Earl Boyea

OUT DOOR EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION from St. Mary Cathedral to the Breslin Center, 9:00 am to 11:30 am

ASSEMBLY GATHERINg WITH INSPIRING SPEAKERS, Breslin Center on the MSU Campus, 1:00 to 4:30 pm

Also available at the Breslin Center: The Sacrament of Reconciliation, Religious Displays, Catholic Resources, Children’s Activities, Childcare, Concessions

ALL DIOCESAN MASS, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

REGISTER EARLY Space at the Breslin Center is Limited! Admission is free, but advance registration is required: www.madeforhappiness.org

Click this link for the Made for Happiness Assembly video.

 

 

RECENTLY DECEASED: Marcel (Mike) Defever

Defever, Marcel (Mike) Pennsylvania Formerly of Davison Age 87, died peacefully in his sleep at his residence in Pennsylvania on May 8, 2018. He was born November 21, 1930 in Merkem, Belgium, the eldest of four children of Gaston and Godlieve (Debyser) Defever. While working on his family’s farm, Mike read about farmland in Michigan and in1952 visited and worked for a Belgian family in Ashley, MI; solidifying his dreams to move to the United States. On July 6, 1955, Mike married Alice Angelique Van Parijs and they immigrated to the United States to farm and raise a family. Having lived first in Lennon and Goodrich, Mike finally settled his family in Davison in 1964; working first as a farmer, then as Greens Superintendent for Spring Meadows Golf Course for 22 years, and finally as owner/operator of Defever’s Lawn Care business. As a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Mike was an active council member, Eucharistic Minister, and Liturgist for many years. Passionate about education, Mike served on the Davison Board of Education for over ten years and wrote several education columns for local papers during his tenure. He and his wife, Alice, were also involved in Right to Life, Farm Bureau, and the International Institute of Flint; never really leaving behind their heritage of farming or homeland. Mike had a wide circle of friends within the church and community especially those of the ‘Wednesday Night’ group and his fellow ‘monks’ with whom he participated in many memorable acts. Mike is survived by their eight children, Marianne Reeves (Franklin, TN), Guido and Lynda (Beaupre) Defever (Cogan Station, PA), Marleen and Vincent Verlhac (France), Leanne and Steve Swarts (Archer, FL), Christiana and David Weiner (Germantown, MD), Diana and Allan Webster (Lorton, VA), Nelly and William Heitman (Traverse City, MI), Rosemary and Daniel Patient (Novi, MI); 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his sister and her husband, Alma and Hendrik Cnudde (Durand, MI) and numerous nieces and nephews. Marcel was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice, in 2010; his parents; brothers Herve and Roger; sisters-in-law Philo and Louise. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P. O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Andrew A. Czajkowski, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM on Friday. On Saturday, there will be visitation at the church for one hour prior to the Mass.Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

RECENTLY DECEASED: Pamela Root

Pamela Ann (Ethier) Root of Clio age 57 died Sunday May 13, 2018 at McLaren-Flint. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Thursday May 17, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Thetford Township Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 1-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Pam will lie in state at the church from 11:00 am Thursday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to the charity of your choice. Pam was born in Flint, Michigan on November 17, 1960 the daughter of William & Rose (Griffin) Ethier and has resided in the Clio area the last twenty-seven years. She was joined in marriage to William “Bill” Root on May 30, 1981. Pam was a graduate of Kearsley High School Class of 1979. She was employed by VG’s of Clio as a Bakery Manager. She leaves to cherish her memory husband Bill, daughters Sara Ann and husband Tim Kumar, and Erika Lynn and husband Rob Stanley. She also leaves her grandsons; Chase Kumar, Reed Kumar and three new grandbabies on the way. Her loving mother Rose Ethier, siblings: Deborah & Bryan Illig, Bill & Kathy Ethier, Steve & Doris Ethier, brother in laws: Paul & James Root. Pamela also cherished her nieces and nephews along with extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by father William Ethier on Nov. 13, 2016 mother in law: Joyce Root on Apr. 10, 2017 and father in law Gary on Sept. 9, 1986. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

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.

Join St. John & Blessed Sacrament Run/Walk Club!

Join the St. John and Blessed Sacrament Run/Club
 
Prepare to walk, jog or run the CRIM this year or simply join as a fun way to stay active. All levels of experience are welcome! The Run/Walk Club will meet every Monday at 6:30 pm until the August 24, 2018 CRIM Race.
 
No pressure or commitment, join us when you can for whatever distance and pace that you are comfortable with. More experienced runners and 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 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We will meet outside the Chapel doors at St. John. Let’s Do This Together!

Tropical Costa Rica Trip

Costa Rica Trip: January 21 – 29, 2019

Book Now! Double $2,799; Single $3,449, Triple $2,769 itinerary

Regular Rates: Double $2,899; Single $3,549; Triple $2,869

Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Detroit Metro Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

Not included: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person

For more information click on this link: DOC050818-05082018114737

 

RECENTLY DECEASED: Irene Warfield

Irene was born on July 26, 1927 and passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Irene was a resident of Davison, Michigan at the time of passing. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 PM Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Sunday. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com Read Less Express your condolences with flowers sent to Irene’s memorial service Order from Local Florists View & Sign. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Raymond Monette

Monette, Raymond Joseph Davison, MI Age 88, passed away April 27, 2018 at Genesys Health Park. A Funeral Mass with Military Honors will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Robert C. Bacik celebrant. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and 10-11 AM Tuesday at the church. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MI Chapter. Ray was born in Hazel Park, MI on August 20, 1929, son of the late Patrick and Mary (Dunn) Monette. He married Loraine Davis from Windham, Maine on May 21, 1955 at St. Rita Catholic Church in Detroit, MI. Ray proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953 and received the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 267. Ray worked for GM as a welder for 29 years. Ray is survived by his loving wife of almost 63 years, Loraine; his wonderful children, Maureen (Bill) Castle, Diane Rumptz; his amazing grandchildren who called him “Papa”, Alyson, Hannah, Miranda, Jordyn, Abigail, Amanda, Davis; many sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sons-in-law, Mark Rumptz and Joseph Bono; twin brother, Roy; other siblings, John, Audrey Vargo, William, Patrick, Bernard, Edward. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Judy C. Salgat

Judy C. Salgat of Davison, age 62, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility – Suncrest. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am Friday, May 4, 2018, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Robert C. Bacik celebrant. Burial will be in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 4-6 pm at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. 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 the  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Judy was born in Durand, MI on January 25, 1956, daughter of Raymond H. Salgat and Roberta (Owens) Pastor.Judy is survived by her mother, Roberta “Bobbie” Pastor; children, David and Tonya grandchildren, David Jr., Drew, Douglas, Savanah and Carter; sisters, Kelly (Rick) Polehna and Dawn Salgat; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond; brothers, Michael, Patrick, and Raymond Jr.Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

Catholic School Tuition Subsidy Applications Available

The Catholic Community of St. John and Blessed Sacrament continues to promote Catholic School education by subsidizing tuition to the elementary or secondary Catholic school attended by children of the parish.
 
Requirements for the subsidy include active parish participation by the parents/guardians; enrollment at an accredited Catholic school of education; attendance at the mandatory Catholic School Subsidy Meeting, a completed subsidy form must be returned to the Administration Office (attention Shelly Wallace) before Monday, May 14th, 2018.
 
Please visit our website and click on the MINISTRIES tab, then click on EDUCATION to print an application. You may also find applications in the Gathering Space of St. John and Blessed Sacrament Churches. Completed forms may be dropped in the Sunday collection basket or mailed to the Parish Office, St. John, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423, ATTN: Shelly Wallace.
 
Subsidy will be approved upon review of your application and the after the mandatory fall meeting which takes place on Monday, September 10th at 7:00 pm in the 505 Building.

Diocesan Services Appeal

Diocesan Services Appeal (DSA) was suspended during 2017 because of the recent Witness to Hope Capital Campaign that all our parishes participated in.  If you recall Witness to Hope invited us to recognize the need to look to the future and support needed ministries of the church in endowment and support. Thank you to 602 households from St. John and Blessed Sacrament that made a pledge or gift to WTH totaling $954,271.00!  While some of us still have pledges to fulfill—myself included! —monies are needed for day-to-day operations to support over 110 services, programs and ministries that no one parish can provide on its own.

Though each service is valuable, two of the services that at top of DSA is 1) to provide quality formation and education of our future priests as well as 2) ongoing support of Catholic Charities which is making a difference in the lives of so many persons especially in Flint and Genesee County. As the largest parish of Genesee and Shiawassee Counties, we are asked to do our share. Our 2018 DSA goal is $119,275.00.  If you are in a position to make a gift or pledge, I invite you to join me and Father Bob. Remember it is not equal gifts but equal sacrifice. If you are not able to make a pledge or gift at this time , please join us by praying with us and simply returning the envelope with” Not able to give at this time.”

Homilies

Audio Homilies

In Our Thoughts & Prayers

If you would like to be added to the “Prayer List”; or if your prayer has been answered, and you would like to be removed from the list, please contact the Parish Office at 810-653-2377.

* Designates Blessed Sacrament Parishioner.  All those in the hospitals, chemo treatment, and shut-ins at home; as well as, in care facilities.

 

 

 

Mary Abernathy*

Teresa Abraham

Joanne Adamczyk

Helen Alexander

Susan Martin Alden

Adrienne Allen

Jennifer Allen

Margaret Allen

Tammy Allen

Wayne Allen

Janis Allmond

Ed Andruski

Rhoda Anselmo

Karen Arceo

Melissa Argue

Brittany Arnold

Johnny Arnold

Paulette Arnold

Sandra K. Arnold

Matthew Arrand

Roy Arterbury

Scott Atherton

Steven Axtell

Thomas George Axtell

Mary Babb

Nancy & Lloyd Bach

Pat Bacon

Henrietta Badgley

Mark Baker

Renay Baker

Beryl Banyas

Steve Banyas

Jill Barcey

Joan Bargy

Merle Bargy

Scott Barnes

Vanessa Barrett

Kelly Barter

Richard Bartlett

Adeline Barylski

Kay Bastianelli

Erica Bastuk

Avery Baszler

Sarah Bean

Dan Bearbower

Kari Beauchamp

Janet Beaulieu

David Bedore

Richard Bedore

Al Belch

Rhonda Bell

Lorraine Benjamin

Mark Benjamin

Mike Benjamin

Steve Benjamin

Adrian Bennett

Adrienne Bennett

Dolores Bennett

Helen Berry

Nora Berry

Warren Berry, Sr.

Jennifer Berry

Amber Berry

Warren Berry, Jr.

Claudia Bers

Terry Betsch

Randy Bissill

Courtney Blohm

Douglas Bogar

Tom W. Boike

Michael Bolus

Michelle Boone

Kathy Boonstra

Anthony Borg

Barbara Borg

Janet Boudreau

Darlene A. Braden

Fay Brancheau

Lloyd Brancheau

Sally Brandt

Dallas Branham

Helen Breidenstein

Susan Brisendine

Alice Brennan

Lori Brewster

Karrie Briggs

Deb Brooks

Jessica Brooks

Wayne Brooks

Michael Brophy

Brandon Brown

Gordon Brown*

Dennis Brownfield

Dan Brownrigg

Cheryl Bruff

Gail Brzezniak

Cindy Bunnich

Johnny Burcke*

Sarah Burns

Marguerite Butenhoff

Ivan Callahan

Joey Callahan

Lisa Callahan

Rita Campbell

Brendan Carson

Scott Ceci

John Charron

Darwin Childs

Catherine Christensen

Barb Christie

Bill Clancy

Doris Clark

Rod Clor

Justin Coburn

Matthew Cochran

Tony Coger

Thet & Bill Cokley

Lisa Cole

Gary Coleman

Pat Collins

Marianne Congdon

Cindy Coolich

Debra Coolich

Joe Coolick*

Linda Copeland

Luann Costillo

Rosa Coughlin

Stephanie Coulter

Randy & Ryan Crabtree

Holly Craig

Dani Crake

Elizabeth Crisco

B & Robert Cunningham

Rose Curtis

David Cutsinger

Kay Cuyler

Christine Dahlke

Jennifer Daig

Joe Daly

Marsha Daly

Pat Daly

Irene Danko

Elaine B. Davis

Ava Dean

Grace Dearing

Nino DeBeredetti

Mike Defever

Jim Delay

Ken Delecki

Chris Demesy

David Denomme

Bill Denzler

Melissa Devereaux

Caleb DeWitt

Mandi Dickelman

David C. Doty

Davy J. Doty

Sue Dowdall

Chantel Doyle

Betty Dresden

Michael Droscha

Debbie Dubbs

Jeff Duddock

Bill Duff

Robert Duffy

Donna Duffy-Ward

Phuong Dung

Bob Dunn

Alivia Eady

Agnes Earns

Sandy Eder

Jerry Edmonds

Douglas Edmonson

Elizabeth Emery

Margaret Engelhardt

Peggy English

Norman Esser

Lucas Fabian

Cassie Facca

Margaret Fairweather

David Feller

Winston Remington Feller

Ann Ferguson

Chuck Ferguson

Ken Ferguson

Tom Ferguson

Harry Filberth

Connie Fischer

Eleanor Fischer

Nora Fisher

Jackie Flickner

Marjorie Flowers

John Flynn

Linda Fogelsonger

Daniel Fons

Faye Forrest

Sue Forro

Carolyn Foster

Alfred Fox

Mary Fox

Kay Frank

Christina Franta

Bob Frawley

Susan Frazier

Sherry (Winters) Freeman

Sharon Fry

Dan Fulcher

Judy Fulton

David Gaide

Rev John Galineti & family

Frank Gallaler

Kirk Garner

Margaret Garza

John Gati*

Nicole Gay

Nancy Gellings

Roxanne George

Alyssa & Nick Georgeoff

K. A. Gerding

David Ghesquire

Mary Margaret Gleason-Gidcumb

Mark Giegling

Douglas Glasgow

Greg Glasgow

Nancy Glover

James Glynn

Stella Goldwski

Shirley Gould

Tom Goyette

Charles Graham

Gloria Graham

Emily Graham

James & Eva Graham

Gloria Graham

Gary Grant

Theresa Gray-Vinton

Luann Griffus

Jim Greiner

Marianne Greiner

Jon Gripentrog

David Guertin

Danny Gunnels

Norene Gusie

Debbie Gutten

Alan Hacker

Bud Haddix

Matthew Hall

Georgette Hansen

Dorothy Harris

John Harris

Maria Harris

Rachel Harris

Debra Hart

Tony Hartwick*

Beth Hartwood

Gail Hauck

Dena Hayden

Vernon Hayward

Jamie Hefton

Robert Hellebuyck

Rian Henderson*

Sharon Heniger

Joyce Henry

Mark Herhold

Tim Hernandez

Elizabeth Herrick

Chrissy Herron

Phyllis Herron

Mark Hescott

Jill Higgerson

Joyce Hill

Steve Hill

Elfreida Hochalter

Joe Hodonsky

Helen Hoffman

Larry Hoffman

Deven Hoffmeyer*

Kelly Hogan & Family

Jonathon Holdman

Robert Hollo

Dana Holloway

Glen Holtforth

Robert Honaker

Marilyn Hope

Jaime Horn

Joseph Horton

Kay Houle

Joseph Houser

Martin Houser

Stacy Houghtaling

Dorothy Howard

Andy Howell

Jerry Howy

Sharalyn Huff

Alicia Hunger

Sheree Huntoon

Mary Ellen Hynes

John Ingallinera

Jim

Bert J.

Aidin Jackson

Helen Jackson

Nancy Jacob

Evelyn Jacobs

Pat Jamrozik

Sandy Jenkins

Louie Johnson

Mary Johnson

Michelle Johnson

Sam Jones

Sue & Aaron Jones

James Julian

Sharon Juroff

Ted Kaczmarek

Helen Kain

Gene Kalaky

Ron Kalaquin

Michelle Kalisz

Dusty & Max Kalush

Owen Kean

Lynnette Keinath

Jack Kelts

Joel Kelts

Brenda Key

Debbie Kiefer

Gunner Kikta

William Kile

Brenda King

Morgann King

Nancy King

Douglas Kinsman

Marge Kitchen

Dave Kiter

Gerry Klein

Shawna Klein

Patricia Klieber

Nancy Klinger

Patty Klinger

Dolores Klocko

Irv Koch

Jonathan Koch

Kielii Kotsko

Mary Kovacs*

Barbara Kovall

Barbara Krenke

Penny Krutsch

Alex Kushel

Carol Kuszewski

Janet LaCross

Dallas & Karen LaCross

Marion Lagodna

Sharon LaLonde

Marion LaVictoire

Margaret Lamoreaux

Elizabeth Lamson

Ed Landon

Casey Larner

Rita Larson

Robert LaValley

Marion LaVictoire

Shirley Law

Janie Lewicke

Brynalie Fae Layman

Aaron LeBeau

The Lee Family

Pam Leonard

Jim LeValley

Edwin Lewandowski

Mariann Light

Rick Light

Margaret Lundquist

Jack Lynch

Bob Macco

Sally MacDermaid

Carol MacDonald

Ann Manion

Yvonne Malinich

Connie Manzardo

Dawn Marra

Delores Mascio

Grace Mallery

Douglas Mark

Nancy Mark

Adelma Martin

Mary Lou Martin

Jeffrey Martin

Shirley Martinbianco*

Delores Matta

Gary Massey

Mary Mathis

Mark Matson

Sharon Mattison

Pat Mayle

James Mayne

Nancy Mazur

Patricia Mazure

Susan McBride

Jackie McCain

Laura McCann

Greg McClish

Joni McKechnie

Carol Macdonald

Gary McGee

Brad McWilliams

Robert Meahlen

Bob Meder

Karen Meganck*

Raymund Melchiori

Judy Melenbrink

Jennifer Menzies

Marveline Merrill

Don Mersino

Janet Metz

Craig Meyer

Chelsea Meyers

Ellen Mikulski

Ariel Miller

Judith Miller

Karen Miller

Mary Lou Miller

David Mills

Colleen Mitchell

Jeannie Mitchell

Lori Mize

Dawn Moe

Shaun Moffatt

Byron Molloseau

Rochelle & John Molyneaux

Ed Monroe

Bill Moon

David Moore

Margie Moore

Tammy Moore

John Morell

Louise Morell

Cathy Morey

Hardy Morgan

Melani Morgan

Clara Morris

Kayla Morris

George Moyer

Kim Munk

Maggie Murawski

Allison Murphy

Lisa Murphy

Ray Nassri

Sherrill Natzke

Bruce Navarre

Josephine Nazarko

Patricia Neal

Duncan Neil

Chase Nelson

Edward Nelson

Tony Newberry

Chad Newton

Ann Nichols

Ellen Nickel

Judy Nielsen

Hershel Nix

Greg Noe

Kyle Noel

Jessica Nord

Dale Norman

Taylor Normand

Phoenix North*

Sydney North

John Novak III

David Nowak

Leanne Nunley

Joseph Oberle

Ella Ocampo

Abigail Reese Odren

Linda Okeefe

John Olay

Jason Olson

Marla Owen

Joann Ozog

John Paige

Sue Paige

Gina Panone

Emilie Panko

Robert Papendick

Marjorie Pariseau

Dale Parker

Dave Parker

Patricia Parker

Kim Parks

Michael Pascuzzo

Judy Pastiva

Andy Pastue & Family

Bill Pennala

Cathie Pershing

Tina Pettey

Tylar Phillips

Nancy Pitock

Gaby Pitzley

Cheryl Place

Fern Poisson

Jean Pohl

Kelli Polehna

Noah Poliano

Sophie Polk

Sue Pollard

Judy Pomeroy*

Gordon Porritt

Caylee Pray

Nancy Price

Mackenzie Prill

Tom Princinsky

Linda Purdy

Daryl Pyke

Carol Pyland

Alicia Pyles

Elfridda Ramsey

Gregory Ratza

Frank Ratza

Susan Raymond

Jim Reed

Janice Reese

Barbara Reiff

Donald Reinke

Paul & Diane Reska

Robert Rettenmund

Venus & Ross Reynolds

Bill Rex

Debbie Richards

Becky Richardson

Saunders Richardson

Tayler Richardson

Stefanie Ridenour

Joel Rivera

Harry Rivern

Mary Lou Roarty

John Robinson

Kristi Rosneck

David A. Ross

Shirley Ross

Erik Rowland*

Debbie Sain

Kim Sams

Courtney Sanders

Rosalie Satkowiak

Elena Schaffer

Kyle Schascheck

John & Larry Schlaud

Maureen Schlott

Jaxson Schrock

Anna Schuller

Michael Schuplin

Randy Sedlacek

Jamie Segerstedt

John Seidel

Karenda Seiler

Mary Sellers

Carol Sewell

Irene Shafer

Alison Shannon

Kathleen Shannon

Candace Shepherd

Thomas Sheroski

Gertrude Shurter

Alex Sibilsky

Gary Sicord

Wes Silkwourth

Taylor Simmons

Pamela Skalsky

Spencer Skillman

Patricia M. Skinner

Patti Skinner

Shirley Slocum

Charles E. Smith

Kellsey Smith

Margaret Smith

Matt Smith

Pat Smith

Robert Smith

Frank and Dorothy Smorch

Cindy Smothers

Natalie Snyder

Wyatt Sondergeld

Josephine Spears

James Spencer

Mary Sproule

Erin Stahl

Amanda Staley

Michael Stanley

James Staudacher

Robert Stratton

Bonnie Stroup

Kayla Sullivan

Ed Sumbera

Ann Sutto

Rebecca Sutto

Emily Swank

Joyce Swartz

Lawrence Taljonick

Linda Tate

Sheldon Teachout

Janet Teneglia

Kathy Thayer

George Thomas

James Thomason

Beth Thompson

Kristie Thomson

Kristy Tondu

Ilene Topolinski

James Toth

Alvaro Trujillo

Dominick John &

Makenna Mea Trytko

Sandy Tvardos

Maxwell Tyler

Sally Urbain

Jennifer Varana

Roberta Vamos

John VanderKuur*

Kimberly Vasquez

Ruben Vasquez

Judy Vaughn

Arthur Velthoven

Lorraine Velthoven

Kathy Vernier

Leonard Vik

Virginia

John Vukaj

James Vukovich

Ruth Youngs

Debbie Wager

Anna Wagner

Thonda Wagner

Dana Wakefield

Mary Walder

Marianne Walkington

Regina Walters

Talisha Ward

Brendan Wardlaw

Linda Ware

Roy Warner

Donna Waterson

Mike & Irene Waypa

Theresa Weingartz

Lottie Weir

Kara West

Mark Wheeler

Amanda White

Janet Wickham

Beth Wilde

Elizabeth Williams

Frank Williams

Mary Ann Williams*

Rosemary Williams

Bill Willoughby

Steven Wilson

Paul Winiarski

Susan Winiarski

Barbara Winter

Carol Wison

Chad Wittfeldt

Ron Wolny

Ruth Wolski

Carol Woodbridge

Tammy Worden

Kelly Worschmidt

Robert Wright

Madison Taylor Wurts

Mike Yderstad

Kathleen Yue

Nancy Yuhasz

Gary Zeigler

Mario Zerka

Michael Zigler

Mary Ellen Zimmermann

Crystal Zinke

Dennis Zoll

Join the Prayer Shawl Ministry

You are invited to join the St. John & Blessed Sacrament Prayer Shawl Ministry of approximately 70 members and growing strong. You are welcome to come and work with us on Thursdays to knit or crochet or you can work from home at your leisure. No experience necessary. There are volunteers willing to teach you to knit and / or crochet! When the shawls are finished, the shawls are blessed and ready to be given away to anyone who needs one.

We meet every Thursday at the Family Center from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come meet new friends, socialize and create a shawl. Yarn and needles are available. All are welcome! Contact Elaine Ouellette for more information. 810-658-4776 or Mary Cadwell at 810-658-3839

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 (under the FORMED -Trailer (video), please input the code 77XNVP to the ACCESS CODE box.  

https://formed.org/home?code=77XNVP”>

 

 

Lifetouch Family Parish Pictorial Directory: Blessed Sacrament

Blessed Sacrament: Smile and say “cheese”! It’s time for a new Parish Pictorial Directory. It’s been a long time since our last directories (2007 at BLS and 2011 at STJ). The Team from Life Touch Studios will be with us in April and May to capture your award winning smiles. A complimentary 8 X 10 photo will be provided to every household that has their picture taken.

Register for your appointment after weekend masses or on-line. Click on the link to register on-line.

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y9prml8q/

Lifetouch Family Parish Pictorial Directory: St. John

St. John: Smile and say “cheese”! It’s time for a new Parish Pictorial Directory. It’s been a long time since our last directories (2007 at BLS and 2011 at STJ). The Team from Life Touch Studios will be with us in April and May to capture your award winning smiles. A complimentary 8 X 10 photo will be provided to every household that has their picture taken.

Register for your appointment after weekend masses or on-line. Click on the link to register on-line.

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y9pbtbvq/

 

 

St. John Fitness Center Gym: Chair Exercise Class Tuesday & Thursday

Increase Range of Motion, Strength and Stability

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 to 12:00 pm, until Thursday, June 14, 2018

Located in the St. John Fitness Center Gym within the 505 Building located at 505 North Dayton, Davison, MI 48423

Class Taught by Evonne Smith, AFFA certified Group Fitness Instructor

  • This fitness class is structured for the beginner fitness level
  • Walk-Ins Welcome
  • $2.00 class fee for non-members
  • Free to St. John Fitness Center members
  • St. John fitness members check-in at front desk
  • Walk-In’s sign-in at the front desk and pay $2.00 the gym door
  • Please wear comfortable clothing an clean rubber soled shoes
  • If you have hand weights, please bring them to the class

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!

MOPS – Where Moms Can Connect

Are you the Mother of a Preschooler? If so, check out our MOPS group here at St. John: https://stjohndavison.org/ministries/parish-lifeactivities/

MOPS is also looking for volunteers starting in September. Volunteers will be working with children 0-5 years old and reading stories, doing a craft, and organizing playtime. All materials are provided. If you are interested in helping out, please email davisonmops@yahoo.com

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.