Oktoberfest Fish Fry & Raffle

Join us for our Annual All You Can Eat Oktoberfest Fish Fry & Raffle in the St. John Parish Hall! Dine in or Take-Out on Friday, October 12 from 2:30 to 7:00 pm. $11,000.00 in raffle prizes will be awarded! All are welcome.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, there are many opportunities available, regardless of age. Visit Sign Up Genius to find a task/time that’s perfect for you!

World Apostolate of Fatima Convention & Banquet

MARK YOUR CALENDAR & BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW: Join us at St. John the Evangelist in Davison, on Saturday, October 6th, 2018, for the World Apostolate of Fatima Diocese of Lansing 43rd Annual Convention featuring speakers, Mass and Outdoor Rosary Procession. Banquet to be held immediately following- 404 N. Dayton St. in the Family Center (505 Building). Banquet tickets are $20.00 per adult, $7.00 for youth, ages 11 & under are free. Get tickets by calling (810) 730-0703.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Dale R. LeBeau

LeBEAU, Dale R. – of Davison, MI, age 75, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Monday, August 27, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Robert C. Bacik celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 1-7 PM Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Monday, August 27, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center or to a charity of one’s choice, in Dale’s memory.

Dale was born in Flint, MI on May 18, 1943, son of the late Raymond and Ann (Haas) LeBeau. He married Judy Stefanko on April 27, 1963. Dale was an employee of AC Spark Plug. Then, he became the President of UAW Local #651 and moved on to become a UAW International Staff Representative for Region 1-C. He retired from General Motors after more than 41 years of service. Dale was a classic car enthusiast and a highly competitive softball, bowler and shuffleboard player.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Judy; 3 children, April LeBeau, Dan (Christine) LeBeau and Dena LeBeau; 5 grandchildren, Adam Trafas, Autumn Yarbrough, Summer Yarbrough, Ty LeBeau and Danyelle LeBeau; 2 siblings, Gloria Dalton and Glen (Dawn) LeBeau; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ken LeBeau and Al LeBeau.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Dale Hanson, M.D. and his staff for their continued care and support, Dr. James B. Froehlich, M.D., M.P.H. at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center and Fran, Brenda and Elizabeth from Reverence Hospice for their compassionate and professional care of Dale.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Donald P. Gancsos

GANCSOS, Donald Peter – of Burton, MI, age 75, went home to his new eternal life with the Lord on Friday, August 24, 2018. Donald was surrounded by his family and special friends at home. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 2 PM Friday, August 31, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment, with Military Honors, will take place 1:30 PM Friday, September 7, 2018 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI 48442. The family will receive visitors 1-2 PM Friday, August 31, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, in Donald’s memory.

Donald was born in Flint, MI on May 31, 1943, son of the late Peter, Jr. and Helen (Carley) Gancsos. He attended Kearsley Schools and was a graduate of Beecher High School Class of 1961. Donald earned a diploma in Television and Radio, Communications and Electronic Controls for Automation from DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, IL on February 22, 1963. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1968. Donald married Fay Hingtgen on August 26, 1978. He was employed with Newkirk Electric Association as an Electronics Technician and ABC 12/Disney as a Sound Electronics Technician. Donald enjoyed many hobbies including, photography, traveling, model trains and electronics. He was one of the first people to build and own a personal computer. Donald was a certified “techie”, always helping his friends with any computer issues. He was kind, considerate, soft spoken, a sweet and gentle man who loved his Fayzee. Donald will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Fay; sister, Debra (Russell) Stevens; brother, Michael (Nadine) Gancsos; many other loving family members and friends, especially the Thursday Lunch Group and his techie friends, Bob Wilcox and Al Langdon.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Reverence Hospice, Comfort Keepers and many dear friends, especially Dan and Peg Keehner, for their love and support.

RECENTLY DECEASED: Walter John Schramski

Schramski, Walter John — of Davison, age 69, died Friday, August 17, 2018 after a brave battle with cancer.  He fought for every minute he could spend with his family, determined to spend his 49th wedding anniversary on August 16th with the love of his life, Linda.  His bride was at his side, along with his family, as he passed away under hospice care at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.  Their love story began when he spotted a dark haired beauty driving a tractor…he would tell us her tan was as golden as the wheat field. It would end with them still holding hands as they walked into every treatment, test and appointment the same way they did everything in life – together.

Walter stood up to cancer the same way he lived his life, always on the right side, strong in character and faith.  So much of that strength came from his upbringing.  He was born December 2, 1948, the second of seven boys and one girl raised on a dairy farm in Kinde by the late John and Helen (Fisher) Schramski.  Not only did that instill a relentless work ethic, but a competitive drive for sports born between brothers who shot baskets non-stop and created WWF wrestling rings in the hay mound.  Walt would leave the farm and move downstate with friends to become a toolmaker. That journey would take him from Chrysler to General Motors in Grand Blanc -where he would work until he retired. There, he built lifelong friendships and was one of the few but proud Spartan fans in a sea of Wolverines. Walt took great pride in his two daughters’ professional careers, Angie (Hendershot) the news anchor and Annette (Aquino) the doctor.

After years of raising two girls, he was thrilled to have a son-in-law and grateful Angie’s husband, Steve, shared his love of fishing and sports. Walt was blessed with more boys when his two grandsons, Fischer John Walter and Holden (Hendershot), were born, then his granddaughter, Coco (Aquino) added a whole new sparkle to his life. “JaJa” loved spending time with his grandchildren, teaching them to golf, fish, paint and build whatever they dreamed up in his workshop. He never missed the boys baseball, basketball or football games and was a proud and loud member of the Raider family. Walt is survived by his wife, Linda (Tschirhart); daughters Angie (Steve) Hendershot and Annette Aquino; grandchildren Fischer John Walter Hendershot, Holden Hendershot and Coco Aquino; brothers Edward Schramski, Fred (Doreen) Schramski, Jim (Valerie) Schramski, David (Janice) Schramski, Paul (Lorrie) Schramski, John (Jean) Schramski and sister Ann (Tom) Smith; along with many loved nieces and nephews, extended family members and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4PM Monday, August 20, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.  Visitation will be from 1 PM until the time of the service on Monday.

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.

Retail Stores:


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.

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

 

Family Center Welcome Desk!

We are looking for volunteers to oversee the Family Center Welcome Desk! Anyone age 16 and over can volunteer. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, and light computer work. If you can help a few hours each week or occasionally, please call Tina Simmonds at 810-652-0304 or stop by the welcome desk.

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.”

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

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.