Join us Sunday, June 3 at 9:00 am for the Corpus Christi Feast and Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton. Celebrated by Father Bob Bacik and followed by Eucharistic Outdoor Procession and a Family Brunch in the Parish Hall. All are welcome!
Join us Monday, May 28th for a Memorial Day Liturgy at St. John Catholic Cemetery at 10:00 am.
St. John Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum and Chapel, is located, on the corner of Richfield and Oak Roads
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.
Calling all ladies! You are invited to attend our Altar Society Meeting on Thursday, April 19th at 10:00 am at Walli’s Family Restaurant located at 1341 Center Road, in Burton.
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.”
April Audio Homilies
RECENTLY DECEASED: Robert C. Eady Jr.
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.
Frank Dimyanos Naaman
April 15, 1935 – April 4, 2018
Funeral: Saturday, April 7, 2018, St. John Davison, 1:30 pm.
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
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 www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.
Homilies for March 2018
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
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.
Green Thumb Ministry Spring Meeting is set for Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:00 pm at St. John Gathering Space
On behalf of St. John, Father Andrew, our committee and myself, Chris Kautz, I would like to invite you to our Spring kickoff “Caring for the Grounds of our Parish” meeting. We are so proud of all who have served over the years in making our parish grounds look so beautiful. I receive so many compliments throughout the year on your behalf.
We are reaching out this year to families, youth, and singles who would be willing to share their time in any capacity to help us keep this wonderful ministry going strong. There are many different types of opportunities available around our church campus. There are small to large areas to garden. If you have any questions before volunteering or before the meeting, please call me at 810-444-2894/810-653-6507.
The World Apostolate of Fatima Diocesan Morning of Prayer and Reparation for World Peace will be held at St. Mary Church, 11110 N. Saginaw St. Mt. Morris on Saturday, April 7th, 2018, at 9:00 am. The morning will include Divine Liturgy, Investiture in the brown Scapular, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hour of Prayer and Rosary. Please call Suzanne at 810-742-0773 with any questions.
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 – Thursday, 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!
St. John Mothers of Preschoolers Hosts First Annual HOPS for MOPS
2018 Spring Fundraiser at Swartz Creek Golf Course April 21st at 7:00 PM
St. John Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) kicks off its fundraising campaign for 2018 with its first annual HOPS for MOPS. This event will feature local Michigan breweries and wineries, food from Swartz Creek Golf Course, K-OS Entertainment, and a silent auction. Swartz Creek Golf course proudly hosts this event and provides a stunning Spring backdrop!
Tickets for this event are limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets today through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hops-for-mops-tickets-42958077767 Tickets can also be purchased at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Thursday, March 22nd and Thursday April 12th from 9 am- 11:30 am or through Facebook by using the link https://www.facebook.com/davisonmops/. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
Those who purchase tickets in advance will receive a $5.00 discount. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple if purchased by April 12th. Ticket purchase includes beer and wine tasting, 2 well drinks, food and entertainment. Eventbrite does charge a handling fee is tickets are purchased online. 100% of the money raised from the silent auction will go directly to Davison MOPS.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM to preview silent auction items. A 50/50 raffle, Instant Pot raffle, and Liquor basket raffle will also be available.
What: St. John MOPS presents First Annual HOPS for MOPS
Where: Swartz Creek Golf Course, 1902 Hammerburg Rd Flint MI
When: Saturday, April 21st at 7:00 PM
Bonus: Silent Auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and event includes live DJ from K-OS
HOPS for MOPS is presented by generous sponsorship from Flint City Golf, LLC., C & D Maintenance, All Star Pediatrics, Steven D. Hehn DC, Wren Photo, Remax Edge.Please join us for an evening of dancing, appetizers, drinks and an amazing silent auction!! The proceeds for this event will help our Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), MOMSNEXT and MOPSKIDS programs that benefit mothers and children in our local Genesee county community and beyond. Help us reach our goals of assisting every mother and child in our area with services that create better moms, better communities and a better world.
A live DJ, wine and beer tasting, appetizers and a silent auction will provide the evenings entertainment and are sure to be a great time!
Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple for preorder. Please note Eventbrite charges an additional online processing fee. Tickets may also be purchased at a MOPS of St. John Meeting. Feel free to contact us for more information (810) 333-0312 or email@example.com. Visit us on Facebook at: Security Check Required
Come Experience the Exciting Opportunities St. John Preschools has Offer Your Child for 2018/2019 School Year!
Our Fall Enrollment Open House is Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is for Parishioners; and
- 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. is for the public
St. John Preschools is now offering the option of a full day program for the 2018/2019 school year.
There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee that needs to be turned in with the registration form. The registration form will also be available on the website (stjohnpreschools.com) at this time but not before. We currently do not take credit cards.
We are also expanding our program and will be offering classrooms for 3 year olds and 4 year olds, in addition to Great Start Readiness Program classroom.
Classes will be held Monday through Thursday.
- 3 Year Olds Preschool – Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- 4 Year Olds Preschool – Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Great Start Readiness Program – Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Early / After Care will be available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 9:30 am and from 11:30 to 3:30 pm. Child Care for students will be available all day on Fridays. (Additional care will be available from 3:30 until 8:30 pm through the Eagle’s Next, which is a babysitting service through the Church).
GSRP eligible students can begin the enrollment process by going to geneseepreschool.org.
The winners announced from the Alter Society sponsored raffle held during the Friday, March 16th, Fish Fry.
1st Place: $1,000.00 John Cumpata
2nd Place: Quilt Gregory Schmiedeknecht
3rd Place: Coin Set Dan & JaNiece Wolschleger
4th Place: Coin Set Lori Bavar
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 (under the FORMED -Trailer (video), please input the code 77XNVP to the ACCESS CODE box.
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent aboard National Geographic Explorer
Information Night, Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 pm with Father Andrew Czajkowksi, St. John, Davison
Trip dates: February 4 – 17, 2019
Enjoy nearly 24 hours of sunlight and absorb the sights and sounds of marine life stretching across ice-covered deserts and mountains for over five million square miles in the world’s last great wilderness. For information, please call The Catholic Community of St. John & Blessed Sacrament at 810-653-2377.
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 www.hansenfuneralhome.net
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.
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.
Increase Range of Motion, Strength and Stability
Every Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 to 12:00 pm, until May 24, 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
Join Us! We will be going to Soaring Eagle and Little River on April 24th and 25th.
The cost of the trip is $125.00 per person based on double occupancy. Money must be dropped-off at the Parish office before April 10th. To sign-up for this trip please call Mary Knieper at 810-653-6738.
ROULEAU, Lorene Mary – of Davison, formerly of Alpena, MI, age 98, passed away March 1, 2018 at Suncrest of Lapeer. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Robert C. Bacik celebrant. Private Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Alpena, MI. Visitation will be 12-3 and 5-8 PM Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. On Tuesday, visitation will be 10-11 AM at the church. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Monday.
Lorene was born in Heron, MI on October 11, 1919, daughter of the late Levi and Emilia (Lebrun) Prevo. She married Alby Rouleau at St. Anne in Alpena on June 14, 1937 and he preceded her in death on August 28, 1993. Lorene was a member of the Rosary Society at St. Mary’s and St. Bernard’s, the past president of the Altar Society in Alpena and helped at St. John’s in Davison. She was a CCD Teacher for many years.
Lorene is survived by her seven children, Virginia Dault, Joyce Cousineau, Gerald (Carol) Rouleau, Dale (Sharon) Rouleau, Darlene (Norm) Fortier, Gloria (Gene) Gerber and Rosalie (William) Murphy; 29 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Leah Dubie. She was preceded in death by sons-in-law, James Dault and Ronald Cousineau; grandsons, Mark Murphy and Jeffery Gunderson; great-grandson, Daniel Gosselin and great-great-grandson, Jimmy Martin.
Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.
Bonita M. (Losey) Anderson – “Bonnie”of Davison, age 80, died Saturday February 10, 2018 at Hurley Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday February 23, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Family will receive visitors from 4-8 pm Thursday February 22, 2018 at the Hansen Funeral Home, 421 N. Main St. Davison, with a parish rosary at 6:30 pm Thursday evening.
Elizabeth J. Jobe – went to be with the Lord on her birthday, February 1, 2018. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, February 24, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI; Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant.
Delores Welinski – of Davison, age 83, passed away February 1, 2018 at her residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. A private burial will be held at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 AM Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Irene Takacs – Of Swartz Creek, age 95, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at her residence. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30am Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta Street, Burton. Father Bob Bacik officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Visitation 4-8pm Monday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Rosary will be prayed 7pm Monday evening at the funeral home. Visitation 11am Tuesday at church until the time of the Mass.
Barbara J. Vukovich – of Davison, MI, age 81, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 2-8 PM Monday, February 12, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison and 10-11 AM Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, 29575 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334.
Elizabeth B. Ring– “Betty” (Krascell) of Columbiaville, MI, age 81, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11 AM Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Interment in Hollenbeck Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2018 and 10-11 AM Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Betty’s memory.
Wesley E. Nutt – of Davison, age 91, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Cottage of Davison surrounded by his family. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Wednesday at Church. A Scripture Service will be held at 6 PM on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Hanley, Evelyn K.- Evelyn Karen Hanley, Age 70, of Chicago, Illinois, Sister-in-Law of Mary Ann Hanley of Davison, MI passed away January 10, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 PM, Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist Church, 404 N. Dayton St. Davison, Michigan. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Cremation has taken place.
Douglas Alexander Bogar – Douglas Alexander Bogar of Davison, age 57, died Monday January 15, 2018 at Hurley Medical Center. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Saturday January 20, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 12:00 noon Saturday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Douglas’s memory to Outreach East. Doug was born in Pontiac Michigan on December 4, 1960 and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Surviving is mother Marcia Bogar, sisters Christine and husband Michael McCullough. Elizabeth Bogar, and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by bother Thomas Bogar in 2005 and niece Andrea Roark in 2015. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net
Paul William Barcey-of Lapeer, MI, age 81, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Carl Simon celebrant. Internment, with Military Honors, in Sunset Hills Cemetary. The Family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11AM Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Sharing memories will be held 7PM Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home. Paul was born in Flint, MI on February 12, 1936, son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Martin) Barcey. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1959. Paul married Sharon Borton on August 1, 1959 and she preceded him in death on May 29, 2015. He retired from General Motors after over 30 years of service. Paul was an avid golfer who loved iced tea, ice cream and his friends from Alcoholics Anonymous. Paul is survived by 4 children, Matt (Jodi) Barcey, Mike (Cindi) Barcey, Michon (Scott) Periso, Mark (Deanna) Barcey; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild on the way; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Susan Barcey. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.
Hardy, Elsie– of Flint, Michigan, age 95, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N Dayton Street. Davison, MI. Rev. Fr. Andrew A Czajkowski, celebrant. Internment immediately following the Mass in New Calvary Cemetary. The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM Monday January 8, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI and 10-11 AM Tuesday January 9, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to Maryknoll Lay Missioners, in Elsie’s memory.
JARED, Rose E. – of Davison, age 86, passed away December 28, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Cremation has taken place. A Rosary will be prayed Friday, January 5, 2018. Internment will be at the St. John Catholic Cemetary Mausoleum Chapel. A luncheon will follow at the St. John Parish Hall.
BREAKIRON, Thelma E. – of Davison, age 95, passed away November 28, 2017 at MediLodge of Montrose. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Robert C. Bacik celebrant. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 AM Saturday until time of the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s N.E.W. Life Center, Inc., 3115 Lawndale, Flint 48504 or St. Joseph Indian School, P.O. Box 300, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD, 57325.
CUMPATA, Rose – of Davison, age 87, passed away November 22, 2017 at McLaren–Flint. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, December 1, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Robert C. Bacik celebrant. Visitation will be 2-8 PM Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and 10-11 AM Friday at the church. Inurnment will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery. A Memorial Service under the auspices of the Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLAV) will be held 6:45 PM Thursday. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Thursday followed by a Memorial Service under the auspices of the Daughters of Isabella. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
MASON, Joann Randall – I have lived a good and long life. I was born to Russell and Una Randal on April 1, 1917, in Detroit, Michigan. That’s right. I am an April Fool’s baby. I had fun with that fact my entire life. I was smart in school, valedictorian, and most thought I was attractive. My first job was to trade out your burned-out light bulbs with a new bulb, of higher wattage, of course. I lost that job when I married Robert A. Mason in 1945. (Married women were not allowed to work.) He was a “catch” because he was a Michigan State graduate with a good job; working for Buick Motor. We moved to Kansas City where my beautiful baby boy, Randall (Randy) was born in 1945. Buick then moved us to Chicago where my beautiful daughter, Judith (Judy), was born. In 1955, we all moved to Davison, Michigan, where we spent many happy years. I worked off and on during the years in Davison mostly in the Genesee County Library system. I went to different libraries that were short-handed; I loved it. My husband, Bob, retired early from Buick so we were lucky to travel across and around this Country for 25 years seeing all the beautiful and amazing sights America has to offer. In 2001, Bob and I sold our home in Davison, Michigan, packed up everything we owned and moved to Overland Park, Kansas, to live with our daughter, Judy. Robert Mason died on March 8, 2002, and my beloved son, Randy, died in 2006. During this time, I occupied myself with reading every book I touched, eating Russell Stovers chocolate, watching old movies and anything else I wanted to do. All was good. On September 10, 2017, Jesus wrapped me in his grace and took me to a place I only imagined. Everyone I have ever loved was there to greet me. Don’t grieve for me. Cheer instead. I will see you again. I am survived by my daughter, Judy Mason Mertz of Overland Park, Kansas.
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.