Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 5:45 pm
St. John Family Center, 505 N. Dayton St., Davison
Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for availability
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 5:45 pm
St. John Family Center, 505 N. Dayton St., Davison
Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for availability
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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!
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.
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
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.
Retreats, Advent Dinner, Living Rosary, Mystery Plays/Dinner, Seminarian Dinner, Bus Trips, Christmas Gala, Movies, Plays just to name a few.
“The Most Holy Gift Shop” is located off the Gathering Space in St. John Catholic Church
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
Costa Rica Trip: January 21 – 29, 2019
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Regular Rates: Double $2,899; Single $3,549; Triple $2,869
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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 (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.”
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.
Susan Martin Alden
Sandra K. Arnold
Thomas George Axtell
Nancy & Lloyd Bach
Warren Berry, Sr.
Warren Berry, Jr.
Tom W. Boike
Darlene A. Braden
Thet & Bill Cokley
Randy & Ryan Crabtree
B & Robert Cunningham
Elaine B. Davis
David C. Doty
Davy J. Doty
Winston Remington Feller
Sherry (Winters) Freeman
Rev John Galineti & family
Alyssa & Nick Georgeoff
K. A. Gerding
Mary Margaret Gleason-Gidcumb
James & Eva Graham
Kelly Hogan & Family
Mary Ellen Hynes
Sue & Aaron Jones
Dusty & Max Kalush
Dallas & Karen LaCross
Brynalie Fae Layman
The Lee Family
Mary Lou Martin
Mary Lou Miller
Rochelle & John Molyneaux
John Novak III
Abigail Reese Odren
Andy Pastue & Family
Paul & Diane Reska
Venus & Ross Reynolds
Mary Lou Roarty
David A. Ross
John & Larry Schlaud
Patricia M. Skinner
Charles E. Smith
Frank and Dorothy Smorch
Dominick John &
Makenna Mea Trytko
Mike & Irene Waypa
Mary Ann Williams*
Madison Taylor Wurts
Mary Ellen Zimmermann
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Did 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.