Baby Bottle Drive

On January 18 and 19 we will be sending you home with Baby Bottles. Please take them home with you and fill them with your loose change. Please return the bottles (hopefully full of change!) after all Masses on the weekend of February 8 and 9.

Your loose change helps fill the needs of many new mothers. Thank you for your continuous generosity!

Safe Environment: kNOw Program

We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Diocese of Lansing, we are adopting a new program for the safety of our children. The kNOw program is designed to equip children, parents and guardians, schools and parishes with the tools to “kNOw” how to identify, counter, and report harmful behavior. This program relies on the fundamental truth that each child is created and loved by God and deserves to be safe and cared for. The kNOw Program has Four goals:

  • To help children and their parent kNOw how to identify and talk about safe, respectful situations
  • To help children kNOw how to identify and talk about behaviors and situations that are
    not safe.
  • To help adult appropriately respond to children’s concerns about being unsafe and/or
    disrespected.
  • To inspire Christian communities to greater integrity and authenticity in creating
    unfailing safe environments for children.

This program will be offered at St. John on the following dates during regular P.R.E.P./Edge sessions in the Family Center, small activity hall.
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Grades 5 – 8
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Grades 5 – 8
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. Grades 1 – 4
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Grades 1 – 4
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Grades 1 – 4

Please note that a parent must attend with their child. There will also be no Edge session on January 13th at Davison Middle School. If you have any questions, please call Jan Gravel at 810-658-4476 ext. 236

Christmas Parish Wide Study

Join us in a Parish-Wide study through FORMED that presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. The week of December 1 kicks off Week 1, but feel free to join in any time!

Week Eight: Question and Answer

This week go to Formed.org and watch Lectio: Mary Episode 8 or go to the link below:

https://watch.formed.org/videos/question-answer

E-mail Deacon Dan at  Dcn.Dan.Fairweather@gmail.com or Craig Ockerman at ockybear@aol.com for more information.

 

Seasons of Hope

Seasons of Hope is a support group for the bereaved that will be held at St. John. Seasons of Hope will meet for six weeks in January and February of 2020. Any parishioner who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend and invited to bring a guest. Please join us. All are welcome!

This is a six week program that will meet for two hours on Wednesdays starting January 15. There will be sessions starting at 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you would like to register, you can do so by filling out the online registration form below or by calling Judy Plamondon with your name, phone, and e-mail address. You may also reach out to Judy if you need more information or have questions at (810) 653-1706 or jpdr@charter.net

Select a Time (required)
10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Diocese of Lansing Men’s Conference

Our families and our culture are under attack. As Catholic men, we are called to save souls. We rise to Accept the Challenge and strengthen each other as united men of God.

Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Oosterbaan Field House | 1202 S. State St. | Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cost: Early Bird (through December 31) $29 Adult, $19 Youth; After December 31 $40 for Adult and $25 for Youth

What to expect:

  • Motivating messages
  • Adoration
  • Great Food
  • Music
  • Mass (4 PM)

Door Prizes:

  • Ravin R10 Crossbow Package
  • Lansing Diocese Area Golf Package
  • Michigan v. Michigan State Football Tickets

More Details? visit www.acceptthechallenge.org

2020 Youth Basketball Skills Camp and League

The Youth Basketball Skills Camp and League is back for 2020! Learn basic skills, defense, and shooting. Early registration ends November 29 and registration ends January 3. Camp will be held on January 11 for all age groups. The K-3rd grade league will play on Saturdays and the 4th grade league will play on Sundays.

FAQ’s

How do I register?
Registration forms are available at the Family Center Welcome Desk or digitally by download here. Forms may returned at the Welcome Desk or mailed to 505 N. Dayton St., Davison, 48423

Will my child’s coach contact me?
No, coach’s will not contact you.  You will meet them on the day of camp.

How will I know who my child’s coach is?
Coach’s will have their team assignments at camp on January 11th.

What time should my child arrive at camp on January 11th?
Kdg & 1st grade: 10-11:30am
2nd & 3rd grade: 12-1:30pm
4th grade: 2-3:30pm
*These times are for the camp only.

T-shirts will be distributed at camp on January 11th.

When will my child be given their schedule?
The children will be given the league schedule at camp.

Are there practice days/times?
The children will practice 1/2 hr prior to their game time.  It is shown on the schedule which will be distributed at camp.

Can I request a coach and/or that my child be placed on a team with another child?
We will consider all requests and do our best to fill them but cannot guarantee placement.  Please indicate your request on the registration form.

 

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.  

 

 

 

Andy’s Attic Donations and Volunteers Needed

It’s never too early to start planning! Andy’s Attic is looking for donations and volunteers. We want to welcome you to donate your items you no longer need only if they are clean, wearable, workable, and useable. We are unable to sell analog TV’s, old computers, printers, Entertainment Centers, and cabinet sewing machines. Any donation can be dropped off at the yellow barn located on the north-west side of the St. John Family Center, 505 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423.

Donation Dates, weather permitting
All 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 8 – Thursday, January 9
Tuesday, January 14 – Thursday, January 16
Tuesday, January 21 – Thursday, January 23
Tuesday, January 28 – Thursday, January 30

We are still in dire need of helping hands. Get exercise, meet and make friends, learn something new and have fun. Any time you can donate will be greatly appreciated. If you have any qui, please contact Andy Coughlin at (810) 730-9892.

Save the date for the sale!
Thursday, May 14 – Saturday, May 23, 2020 (closed Sunday)

Hiring Part-time Facility Set-Up Person

NOW HIRING!

We are hiring a part-time facility set-up person to be responsible for event set-up, breakdown, and cleaning of banquet facilities. See details below! If you are interested, please submit an application to the business manager, Laurie Miles at lmiles@stjohndavison.org

Applications are also available at the Parish Office and Family Center Welcome Desk.

Download/Print an application here!

La Belle Seine Featuring Paris and Normandy

Join Fr. Andrew for a cruise on the Seine River featuring Paris and Normandy from October 13-22, 2020. There will be no more than 150 passengers on the cruise and we’ve reserved 80 seats! Please view all of the forms below for more details. This is an amazing bucket list opportunity – invite your family members, friends, or classmates!

River Cruise 2020 Details

Available Options for Cruise

Reservation Form

Credit Card Authorization

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.

Join us at the Welcome Desk!

Calling all fun and friendly people! Have you always wanted to volunteer at your parish but just weren’t sure where you fit in? Join us at the Family Center Welcome Desk! You can help out at almost any age and any time of day. Whether you can only volunteer periodically or on a set weekly schedule, we could use your help! Side-effects of volunteering at the welcome desk may include: making new friends, learning new things, and hearing all the latest and greatest stories from your community. There is an immediate need for all time slots. Please call Tina at 810-652-0304 ext.269 for more information.

Join the St. John Choir!

Have you ever thought about joining choir? Now’s the perfect time! St. John choirs began a new season in September and there are options for all ages and abilities. Take a look at all our opportunities and schedules to find the fit that’s perfect for you. All are welcome! Please contact Julie Richards at (810) 658-1135 to sign up.

St. John Resurrection Choir
-Availability for funeral liturgies (you do not have to be at every funeral)
-A kind and gentle spirit
-Willingness to take direction

St. John Kristal Bells (ages 5-9)
-Must know colors
-One rehearsal prior to a scheduled Liturgy (absolutely required)
-Register with the PREP office

St. John Celebration Brass Ensemble and Instrumentalists
-Do you play a musical instrument?
-St. John offers opportunities to enhance the Sunday Liturgy with various instruments

St. John Singing Angels Choir (grades 2 and beyond)
-Only requirement is a love of music!
-Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, October 9th from 4:15 p.m.-5:15pm
-Commitment to rehearsals and performances is a must!
-Register through the PREP office

St. John Faith Ringers (adult and high school age)
-This choir rings on an average of once per month
-Rehearsals on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. beginning on Monday, September 10
-Must be available on holidays
-If enough people are willing, a new hand bell choir will be formed

St. John Celebration Choir (adult and high school age)
-Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 5
-Sings at the 10:00 a.m. liturgy on Sunday

St. John Schola Cantorum
-Small group of vocalists who have studied music in high school, college, and beyond
-Members of the high school Schola are cantors or are being trained to cantor
-There are limited openings for this choir that performs difficult music with few rehearsals

Cantor
-We are always in need of a cantor and will provide training
-Rehearsals begin on Monday, November 5th from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

 

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

 

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!

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.