Hungarian Sausage – Kolbasz

The St. Joseph Hungarian Club invites you to purchase Kolbasz (Hungarian Sausage)! Sausage will be available at Blessed Sacrament – St. Joseph Hall at $6 per pound. Pick-up dates are Monday, November 8th from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. or on Tuesday, November 9th from Noon to 7 p.m. All orders must be made in advance by filling out a form at the Blessed Sacrament Hallway in the church or St. John parish office. Phone orders can be placed by contact Brenda Stikeleather at (810) 653-8501. Orders should be placed by October 30th.

Please designate how many pounds of each you want as they will be packaged in bulk in approximately 1 pound, 2 pound, or 5 pound packages.

Please remember to wear a mask and practice safe distancing.

Altar Society RADA Fundraiser

Please support the Altar Society as we raise funds to buy hosts, wine, candles, linens, etc. for St. John! We have a big sale in November but you can support us all year online. Use the link below or go to St John website under donations and click Rada Cutlery. Rada sells knives, kitchen utensils, dip and cheeseball mixes, soups, seasonings, and cookbooks: https://radafundraising.com?rfsn=845011.5df8b7. Put in St. John Altar Society when you click on that link. Then the Altar Society will earn 40% proceeds from the sale. If you cannot order online, call Renee at (653) 7495 for help. Thank you for your support!

Andy’s Attic Book Sale

Calling all book lovers! The Andy’s Attic Team is hosting a book sale.

Book Sale
Thursday & Friday October 21-22, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We will also have some bonus Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas items for sale!

Donations
Donations are not being accepted until Thursday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

 

The Andy’s Attic Team thanks you for your ongoing generosity and support. Together we can make this Book Sale a success! God Bless you and yours.

Fr. John sends greetings from Turkey!

Greeting from Turkey!

Well I hope everyone had an event filled summer, I know I certainly did.

I wanted to thank all of you have been keeping my in your prayers it was certainly needed while at Officer Training School. It is hard to recap and explain to people what that two months was like. I like to tell people that each day felt like 3-5 days. It was certainly challenging. My roommate said “it was the most fun you never want to have again”. I think that explains it to some degree.

I miss you all dearly and you have been in my thoughts often and my prayers always.

As promised my address (All Mail should be addressed as Followed).

John Machiorlatti
PSC 94 BOX 1548
APO AE 09824

God Bless,
Fr. John

Men-on-Fire Catholic Men’s Night

Men-on-Fire Thursday, September 16. This month’s Speaker is Fr. Philip Bochanski, giving a talk titled: “The Catholic Church and Same-Sex Attractions: A Radical Invention. There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about the Church’s official teaching on these issues even within the Church itself. Please come to be equipped on how to properly approach your relatives, friends and coworkers who struggle with sexual issues and how to convey the Gospel with the love of Christ to them. Please invite men who need to hear this! Please invite teenagers and young men who are being bombarded with false information and propaganda from the media, political base and within their schools!

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

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

More Men on Fire events will continue throughout the summer/fall! See below:

2022 Youth Basketball

The Youth Basketball Skills Camp and League is back for 2022! Learn basic skills, defense, and shooting. Early registration ends November 30 and registration ends December 23. Camp will be held on January 11 for all age groups. The K-3rd grade league will play on Saturdays from January 22-March 12th.

Detailed information and the sign up form can be found here: 2022 Youth Basketball Information

FAQ’S

How do I register?
Registration forms are available at the Family Center Welcome Desk and online at stjohndavison.org. Forms may be returned to 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

What time should my child arrive at camp?
Kdg & 1st grade: 10am till noon
2nd & 3rd grade: 10am till noon
*These times are for the camp only.
T-shirts will be distributed at camp

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.

2021-22 Religious Ed. Registration

To register for Pre K-12 grade Religious Education online, click here! (All sessions this year are back in the classroom).

For a printable version of the Pre K-12 grade Religious Ed Registration form, click here!

2021-22 Sessions:
Sunday 6:15 – 7:30 pm > grades 1 ~ 6
Tuesday 5:45 – 7:00 pm > grades PK ~ 6
Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 pm > grades 7 ~ 12

If you are interested in Adult Formation opportunities, please visit our Adult or Becoming Catholic -RCIA pages.

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

(Please note Jan and Becky (and the Religious Ed offices) are out for the summer but we do check our messages. We will all return by August 15, 2021.)

2021-22 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 (and Confirmation.) All sessions are back in the classroom and begin the week of September 12, 2021.

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, & fill out. One (1) registration form per family.

Where do I send my registration?
Online forms are submitted automatically when you click ‘SUBMIT’.  Completed printed form—return by mail to the P.R.E.P. office 505 N Dayton St, Davison, MI 48423 or fax to 810-652-0310.

What is the cost of tuition and where do I pay?
The discounted tuition rate will remain at $50.00 per student. Payments will be accepted beginning August 15, 2021 in the Religious Ed. office in the Family Center (including credit card payments).

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

Need further information?
Check the bulletin and/or website www.stjohndavison.org for updated information, or call the Religious Ed. office at (810) 653-4056.

 

New Relaxed Mask Order

Recent guidance from the CDC states that “Fully vaccinated people no longer  need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting. Masks/ facial coverings are still requested of those who are unvaccinated and/or those who are at risk  and  concerned about exposure. The two center sections of the church will have open seating while the surrounding  seating will continue to have rosaries every other row for seating. Daily mass will continue to be held in the main church to allow for plenty of space. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

Discovering Poland with Fr. Andrew

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

A recording of the information Zoom meeting can be found here: https://collette.zoom.us/rec/share/ProMiCpVc0O1C3AJC6dBg8bWipz2JekWG4jWq4hD_nXn4pIVfkB07ap3mK3lNNZb.slw0muHoSVI9qWFR

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.

Pilgrimage to Israel with Fr. Andrew

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

A recording of the information Zoom meeting can be found here: https://collette.zoom.us/rec/share/nypcMPQYFK_I5tnLt8vKpGWwcN7rZ0LgZj_K3PKw8kSeLfiNyaqyRdVRsABOF8w.TGCa86hvI8rirB2O

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.

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.  

 

 

 

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.