Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

Please help support the McCatty family after the loss of their beloved husband and father. A benefit dinner will be held on May 23rd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the St. John Parish Hall, 450 Building. Cost is $10.00 per person and kids under 5 are free. Items will be available for auction.



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.

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:


Charter Bus Trip

Charter Bus Trip
Travel with us to meet our new future Parochial Vicar, Deacon and John Machiorlatti and witness his Ordination on Saturday, June 9th at St. Mary Cathedral. The cost is $25.00 per person, due upon registration. The bus will leave St. John Parish at 8:00 am. Please call Mary Knieper at 810-653-6738.

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


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

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: 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!

St. John Presents Information Night & Sign Up: Tropical Costa Rica Trip

Information Night and Sign-up for the Costa Rica Trip is Tuesday, May 29th at 6:00 pm at St. John Family Center

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



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 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.


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


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


VAN BEERS, Peter W. – of Daytona Beach, FL, age 88, passed away March 17, 2018 at Halifax Health Hospice in Port Orange, FL. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment, with Military Honors, will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of Mass on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Peter was born in The Hague, Holland on August 29, 1929, son of the late Peter and Juliana (Schmidt) Van Beers. He married Betty Angeli on July 17, 1987 in Mt. Clemens, MI. Peter attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church when in Michigan and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lake Wales, when in Florida. He enjoyed tinkering with cars nearly his entire life. Peter owned several vintage cars over the years, which brought him much enjoyment. He also enjoyed model trains and built a small layout in their basement. Peter spent many hours in front of his computer researching and learning. He kept many family members busy bailing him out of computer related problems.  Peter was an avid reader. He especially enjoyed reading about company histories and WWII events. Peter enjoyed watching football and basketball on TV and listening to classical music. Peter spent nearly his entire career working as an engineer at Ford Motor Company, retiring from the Sterling Heights plant.

Peter is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Betty Van Beers; sister, Nelly Ballering; sons, Daniel Van Beers and Chris Van Beers; stepchildren, Sharon Crowe, Gary Yezbick, Gail McClung and Dave Yezbick; grandson, Nicholas Yezbick. He was preceded in death by his brother, Casey Van Beers

RECENTLY DECEASED: Tonya Marie Schocke

Tonya Marie Schocke of Davison, age 51, died Tuesday April 3, 2018 at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Wednesday May 2, 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 until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Tonya’s memory to Hansen Funeral Home. Tonya was born in Ann Arbor Michigan on March 19, 1967 and has resided in the Davison area most of her life Surviving are children: Hillary Schocke, Domenic Diaz and fiancée Ellie Simmonds, Daniel Diaz Jr. and grandson Gannon Matthew Diaz. She also leaves her brother Matthew Lentz and her loving two dogs and three cats. She is preceded in death by grandparents Matt & Virginia Dubie, and great grandmother Helen Rowe.

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.

A Sincere “THANK YOU” for Easter Cards!

A big “Thank You” to all of you, who graced our loved ones with more than 500 Easter cards and artwork. More Blessings that ever before! Special thanks go to the children and leaders of St. John Preschool, P.R.E.P, EDGE; Bentley Head Start, and to Veronica in the Parish Office. Please continue to keep loved ones of our community in your thoughts and prayers.

The 50 & Over Club

The 50 and over club will meet at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 15th for Mass and potluck. Please plan on attending. Voting on meeting and time changes will take place. Bingo will be played immediately following. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please call Beth Brancheau at 810-308-8490.

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.”


Audio Homilies



Eady, Jr., Robert C. Age 88 of Davison, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was surrounded by the warmth and love of his dear wife Patricia M. (Decker) Eady, many of his children and grandchildren, and the heartfelt messages of loved ones who could not be with him. Bob was born on March 30, 1929 in Detroit to Robert C. Eady, Sr. and Vivian V. (Christie) Eady.

He was an adoring husband to Pat for nearly 70 years, and gave constant and unconditional love and support to his children Robert Eady (Nancy Schwartz), Kathleen Eady, Susan Eady (Susan Jungck), David Eady (Maggie), and Patricia Marvin, grandchildren Shakyra Doyle (Jonathan), Nuri Eady (Leila), Daniel Eady (Emily), Joel Eady, Jesse Marvin, Ian Eady (Amy), Jaime Marvin (Dale Payne), Jeremy Eady (Samantha Woodworth), Adam Miskiewicz (Ashly Oehrl), and Ruhiyyih Eady, and eight precious great-grandchildren.

He was a remarkable man who never missed a single event for his family, and he enjoyed photographing and filming as many of those experiences as possible. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Colleen Ureel (Kenneth) and JoAnne Starr (Henry), and his beloved son-in-law, Michael Marvin. Active in his church and community, he was a man of honor and dignity who always put his family, friends, and lifelong service to others before himself. He was an exemplary role model who will live on in our hearts for all eternity.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 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 at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church of Davison, in memory of Robert C. Eady, Jr.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


Pumphrey, Donald H. Davison Age 85, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 13, 2018. A private committal service will be held at St. John Cemetery at a later date. Don was born on March 13, 1933 in Flint, MI to Alice (Walsh) and J. Bassell Pumphrey. Davison has been his home for 50 years. He graduated from Flint Central High School in 1951 and attended Flint Junior College. Don served in the U.S. Army during the occupation of Germany from 1953-1955. He married his wife of 60 years, Shirley Dunbar on October 4, 1958.

Don worked as a supervisor in data processing at Chevrolet and EDS for over 38 years. He enjoyed fishing and golfing with his friends. Don was a long time member and treasurer of the Goodrich Country Club. He refereed high school football in the Saginaw Valley area for many years. Don enjoyed his trips to Charlevoix, MI and Bonita Springs. Florida, especially when his family could join him. Don is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Elizabeth (Dan) Ziembo of Lennon, Michael (Juliann) Pumphrey of Davison and David (Dawn) Pumphrey of Fairfield, OH; grandchildren, Elisabeth Clark, Ana Bates, Donovan and Christian Pumphrey, Zachary and Kaitlyn Pumphrey; four great-grandchildren; brother, E.R. “Ted” (Ann) Pumphrey of West Virginia; brother-in-law, Lance (Diane) Dunbar of Linden. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Richard Pumphrey.

A heartfelt thanks to the Memory Care Staff and hospice nurse Katy Adams. Those desiring, can make contributions to Outreach East in Davison or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please share your thoughts with the family at

March 2018 Homilies

Homilies for March 2018

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.

Andy’s Attic: Church-Wide Yard Sale

Andy’s Attic Church-Wide Yard Sale is taking donations now thru May 16th! All donations can be dropped off at the yellow barn located on the north-west side of St. John Family Center. If you would like a tax slip for your donation, please stop by the barn, Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; or stop by to the Parish Office 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. There is a lean-to that will protect your donations from the weather. No drop-offs will be accepted during the sale, so get your donations in now to give volunteers time to price the items. The sale dates are Thursday, May 17th – Saturday, May 26th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and closed on Sunday. If you need a pick up of a large item, please contact John 810- 241-6272; or if you have any questions, please contact Sue Marshall, Lead Chairperson, at 810-793-4409. See you there! See you there!

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RECENTLY DECEASED: Marian Louise Kassin

Marian Louise Kassin of Davison, age 78 died Monday March 5, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital, Flint. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday March 13, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Family will receive visitors at the church from 10:00 am Tuesday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in Marian’s memory to the American Red Cross. Marian was born in Flint Michigan on March 15, 1939 the daughter of the late Orville & Leona (Pelke) Kennedy and has resided in Davison since 1978. Marian was an active volunteer with both the American Red Cross, and Goodwill Industries. She was known by family and friends as the Queen of Garage Sales which made you wonder if it was a hobby or a career. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Davison and had been employed by St. Joseph Hospital and then Hurley Medical Center spending over thirty-two years until her retirement. Surviving are her children: Jerrie Lynn (Mike) Silvanic, Robert (Lucy) Kassin, Pete Kassin, Sue (Bob) Gwinnup, Frank (Debbie) Kassin, Albert Kassin, Larry (Dawn) Kassin, Theresa (Ken) Hillier, and Rudy (Janet) Kassin. Also her loving twenty-four grandchildren and many great grandchildren: her brothers; Jack Daniels, and Mike Kennedy. Marian is preceded in death by her grandson Robert Paul “Bubba” Kassin, sisters Betty, Kathy, and brother Gerald. Share your condolences at

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.

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.



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: 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:

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

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.