Men-on-Fire Catholic Men’s Night

Men-on-Fire Thursday January 21. This month’s Speaker is Sarah Kaczmarek. She is giving a talk titled, The Heart of the Father for His Sons.Sarah is Director of Pastoral Ministry,  Encounter Ministries, and Overseer of the Encounter School of Ministry. She is co-founder of Millennial Church Conferences and co-creator of Kindred Collective. She has served as a parish youth minister and was the Associate Director of Alpha Catholic.

The talk will take place at Holy Spirit Church, 9565 Musch Rd. Brighton 48116. The schedule is as follows:
Prayer: 5:45pm (& confession available)
Mass: 6:15pm
Speaker: 7:00pm
Refreshments & Fellowship:  8:00pm

All men aged 14+ welcome.  Free-will offering For more information contact Rory Clark: RkcLaw@msn.com

Powers Catholic Annual Raffle

The Powers Catholic Annual Raffle is running strong! A $20 ticket gives you the chance at 10 cash prizes.

Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
3rd-10th Prizes: $500

Please call the Powers Advancement Office to purchase tickets. We can arrange to meet you at Church to deliver your tickets. Call (810) 591-0100.

Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise with Fr. Andrew

Fr. Andrew is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Wednesday, November 11 at 5:30pm on his Alaska Land & Cruise trip.

Please register for the meeting by clicking on this link: https://collette.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcO2urzoqGdMA0_w5pguVIrfSuuNkemYH

You can see the itinerary and if you wish to sign up for the tour you must do so on this link: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1019963

If you’d like to view a short video you can do so on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3EpnkJm62Q

In case you have a challenge getting on the Zoom you can still hear the presentation by dialing : 16465588656

Meeting ID: 986 7461 103

Highlights: Fairbanks, Sternwheeler Discovery, Fannie Q’s Saloon, Denali   National Park, Tundra Wilderness Tour, Luxury Doomed Rail, Anchorage, Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage. 7-night  Princess Cruise with state-of-the-art lounges. While on board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightly entertainment are included. Price includes  hometown transfer, round trip airfare from Detroit Metro Airport.  For more information contact Veronica at vur@stjohndavison.org

La Belle Seine Featuring Paris and Normandy

Fr Andrew is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Wednesday, November 11 at 7pm on his La Belle Seine French River Cruise.

Please register for the meeting by clicking on this link: https://collette.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctfumupz0rHdw93fSQP5XEu_taRImRhbWx

If you’d like to view the itinerary you can click on this link and this is also the manner in which you would sign up for the tour: http://gateway.gocollette.com/link/940781

You Can view a short video by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdentmm-phk&t=8s

In case you’re having challenges getting on the Zoom you can hear the presentation by dialing this number: +16465588656 Meeting ID: 930 9069 6178

This trip has been postponed until September 28, 2021. Join Fr. Andrew for a cruise on the Seine River featuring Paris and Normandy. Highlights: Paris, 7-Night River Cruise, Seine River, Auvers-sur-Oise, Roen, Honfleur, full day in Normandy, Chateau Gaillard, Giverny. Your journey begins in Paris where you board the MS Amadeus Diamond and unpack once for a relaxing 7-night river cruise. Price includes hometown transfer, round trip airfare from Detroit Metro Airport. There are still available openings.  For more information contact Veronica at vur@stjohndavison.org

River Cruise 2020 Details

Available Options for Cruise

Reservation Form

Credit Card Authorization

2020-21 Religious Ed. Registration

To register for Pre K-12 grade Religious Education online, click here! (both in-person and at-home sessions)

For a printable version of the Pre K-12 grade Religious Ed Registration form, click here! (both in-person and at-home sessions)

It’s not too late to register for this year!
This year the home study program for grades K thru 8 as well as Confirmation gives you the option of continuing your child’s religious education without leaving home. (Printable forms are also available on the home page of the website in the News area.) Please consider registering your children for either program. Hope to see you soon!

If you have questions about the programs, please feel free to contact:
Becky Beck – Youth Minister and Confirmation Director (gr. 9-12) – 810-658-2875
Jan Gravel – Director of Religious Education (PK -8) – 810-658-4776 ext. 236

2020-21 Registration FAQ’s

When do I register?
As soon as possible. This is very important for planning purposes. Registration includes ALL GRADES PK THRU GRADE 12.

How do I register?
ONLINE registration and printable registration forms are now available on our website: https://stjohndavison.org/religious-ed-registration/. For the printable form, print off, the Fill out one (1) registration form per family.

Where do I send my registration?
Fill out and Submit ONLINE; Printed form–return by mail to the P.R.E.P. office 505 N Dayton St, Davison, MI 48423); email to sschroeder@stjohndavison.org or fax to 810-652-0310.

What is the cost of tuition?
During this COVID year, all tuition is reduced to $50.00 per student for all grades.

Do I need to pay now?
No. Payments will be accepted beginning October 5, 2020. Please return forms as soon as possible. Every student must be registered before attending sessions.

What payment forms are accepted?
Cash, Check, Credit Cards — Discover, MasterCard, or Visa

Can I make payments?
Yes. Contact the P.R.E.P. office at 810-653-4056.

When do sessions start?
All Sessions begin the week of October 11, 2020 both In-Person and At-Home

Need further information?
Call St. John P.R.E.P. Office, (810) 653-4056.

 

Return to Mass Guidelines

Please see the latest from Bishop Boyea on the Diocese of Lansing will be handling the Coronavirus outbreak below:

The Diocese of Lansing has today published guidelines aimed at assisting parishes to safely re-open public Masses by the end of the month.

“The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most “essential service” ever gifted to humanity,” said Jeremy Priest, Director of Worship for the Diocese of Lansing, May 13, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

“These new guidelines will help parishes take small but sure and certain steps in the coming days and weeks towards safely resuming public Masses in a prudent and sensible way and with a commitment to the highest standards of public health.”

Beginning on Monday May 18, parishes across the Diocese of Lansing will be able to welcome a maximum of 5% of their church’s seating capacity for daily Masses, Monday to Saturday. Parishes are encouraged to be creative and apostolic in how they allocate these places at Holy Mass.

Today’s guidelines set out the safety and hygiene expectations that will accompany that gradual return of Mass including the practicing of social distancing and rigorous sanitation measures including the wearing of face masks. Parishes are also highly encouraged to continue offering livestream Masses online.

Then from Friday May 29, public Masses are due to return to the Diocese of Lansing with the number of those able to attend Holy Mass increasing from 5% to a maximum of 25% of a church’s seating capacity.

The obligation upon all Catholics to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended across the Diocese of Lansing until, at least, July 31.

The gradual reopening of Masses comes two months after the Diocese of Lansing suspended public liturgies in an attempt to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus which, so far, has stricken over 47,000 people across Michigan, killing at least 4,500. May they rest in peace.

* To read the Diocese of Lansing Guidelines in full click here.

 

Watch Mass Online!

We have two options available for viewing Mass during this time: via live video on Facebook or recorded later on Youtube.

Watch Mass take place LIVE on Facebook
Watch Mass recordings later via Youtube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Sunday Mass will be live streamed on FaceBook on Sunday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Holy Week Masses will be live streamed on our Face Book page. Stay tuned for more information next week. So you can pray and celebrate with us, worship aids will be available for your personal use.

Acts of Spiritual Communion

It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make and Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping him in his Body and Blood. The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. Acts of Spiritual Communion increase our desire to receive sacramental Communion and help us avoid sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.

 

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that
You are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all
things, and I desire to
receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at
this moment receive You
sacramentally, come at
least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as
if You were already
there and unite myself
Wholly to you.
Never permit me to be
separated from You.
Amen.

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.  

 

 

 

Pilgrimage to Israel with Fr. Andrew

Fr. Andrew’s Pilgrimage to Israel, March 25 – April 2, 2020 is full, but you can always be added to the wait list in case someone drops out. More details here!

Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Church of the Transfiguration, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Celebrate Mass Daily.

Promise to Protect Pledge to Heal

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.