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 four weeks in April and May of 2021. 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 four week program that will meet for two hours on Wednesdays starting April 21st and ending May 12th. 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, address, phone, e-mail address, and which class you’d like to attend. 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.

    New Fitness Classes

    Men and women, join in the fun of fitness! Increase your range of motion, muscle strength, and flexibility with “Chair Fitness, Stretch and Tone, and 15 Minute Mat Class.” Taught by Evonne Smith, certified Group Fitness Instruction.

    Classes are located in the St. John Family Center Gym, returning April 5, 2021. Free for St. John Wellness Center members. $2.00 fee for all others. Fitness members please check in at the front desk. All others sign in and pay $2.00 at the gym door.

    Schedule
    Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
    Chair Fitness: 1pm-1:30pm
    Stretch and Tone: 1:30-2pm
    15 Minute Mat Class: 2-2:15pm

    *When Davison schools are closed due to weather, no class

    Discovering Poland with Fr. Andrew

    Join Fr. Andrew’s trip to Discover Poland, August 6-17, 2022! More details here.

    Join us for an informational Zoom meeting on Monday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m. Register Here: https://collette.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclcu2hrzguH9Jau6oAk7GL8YSzM3XkKxQk

    Highlights include: Warsaw, Choices on Tour, Malbork Castle, Gdansk, Solidarity Shipyards, Torun, Gingerbread Baking, Wroclaw, Jasna Góra Monastery, Black Madonna, Krakow, Auschwitz, Folklore Show & Dinner.

    Men-on-Fire Catholic Men’s Night

    Men-on-Fire Thursday, March 18. This month’s Speaker is Dr. Mario Enzler. He is giving a talk titled, Be Not Afraid.Dr. Enzler is Dean of the Business School, University of St. Thomas, Houston Texas and former Swiss Guard to Saint Pope John Paul II. Dr. Enzler is a highly sought after international speaker known for his gregariousness and fascinating insights and reflections from his personal conversations and relationship with St. JPII. *Also, this night, Special Eucharistic Miracle Exposition*

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

    All men welcome.  Free-will offering For more information contact Rory Clark: RkcLaw@msn.com. For Holy Spirit’s COVID guidelines, see http://wp.holyspiritrcs.org/.

    Pilgrimage to Israel with Fr. Andrew

    Join Fr. Andrew’s Pilgrimage to Israel, February 21 – March 1, 2022! More details here.

    Join us for an informational Zoom meeting on Monday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. https://collette.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdO6qqzkiH90MotJEhF_qSpunJAidHIdt

    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.

    Walking Track to Reopen

    Great news from the Family Center! The walking track will reopen on Monday, February 15, 2021 (work out area, gym and vending room will remain closed at this time).

    Thanks to several volunteers who have answered the call to support the Welcome Desk, the walking track will initially be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
    In order for the walking track to remain open and potentially expand the hours, we are in need of additional volunteers to help at the Welcome Desk. If you are able to help or have questions, please contact Lori & Dave Pelleran at welcomedesk@stjohndavison.org. If you have questions regarding wellness memberships please email wellness@stjohndavison.org.

    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.

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    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.