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.

Polish Kitchen Help Needed

We need your help preparing food for the polish kitchen! Dinner preparation dates are:

Monday, November 2
8:00am-5:00pm Cabbage Rolls

Tuesday, November 3
8:00am-5:00pm, Cabbage Rolls, Slaw

Wednesday, November 4
8:00am-5:00pm, Food Packaging, Sauerkraut & Kielbasa

Thursday, November 5
8:00am-3:00pm, Food Packaging, Hall Sales Set-up

Friday, November 6
10:00am-4:00pm, Package Bakery, Sales Begin

Saturday, November 7
10:00am-6:00pm, Sales, Package Bakery

Sunday, November 8
7:30am-1:00pm, Sales

Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise with Fr. Andrew

Fr. Andrew is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on 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 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.

 

33 Day at-home Retreat

If the recent impact of the Coronavirus has you spiritually famished, this retreat will bring you to nourishment! Take a 33-day journey with Fr. John by choosing to participate in the “33 Days to Morning Glory” retreat or the “33 days to Merciful Love” retreat.

These are do-it-yourself, at-home retreats in preparation for Marian consecration, written by Fr. Michael Gaitley. What is Marian Consecration? When we give ourselves to Mary to be formed into the image of her Son, Jesus. Fr. John has done this retreat many times and wants others to experience the power of this life-changing devotion. In the 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat, you get to know Mary through the perspective of some of the greatest saints of the Catholic Church. Mary leads you to her Son and a greater understanding of what it means to give your life fully to Jesus. For those who have already done the 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat, you can choose to do the 33 Days to Merciful Love retreat. This is a consecration to Jesus’s Divine Mercy, through the encouragement of the ‘Little Way’ of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Both booklets will be available at the church entrances of St. John and Blessed Sacrament. (There is a suggested donation of $1.) There are digital versions of these booklets also available (Kindle version available on Amazon for $6.95)  You can also access the daily readings and videos on the ‘Formed’ website (go to Formed, St. John’s code is:  77XNVP    In the “search” area type in: 33 days and you will be taken to the videos.)

Participants would begin the retreat on Saturday, September 19th. There is a reading and meditation every day for 33 days and the readings will end on October 21st. On Thursday, October 22nd, the feast day of St. Pope John Paul II who had a very special devotion to Our Lady, there will be a special Consecration Mass at St. John’s for the culmination of both retreats. There will be weekly bulletin updates as well as weekly emails to those who would like them.

If you are already consecrated – PLEASE join us at the Mass on October 22nd to re-consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary and support your fellow parishioners – AND to celebrate a special mass for St. Pope John Paul II and Our Lady.

If you will be participating we would like to know. Please e-mail maria.pavelich@yahoo.com.

“This devotion was a decisive turning point in my life.” -St. Pope John Paul II

“Looking forward to sharing this experience with you!” -Fr. John

Staying Connected

This page is being phased out! Please visit the MASS TIMES page to get all of this information going forward.

Update on how The Catholic Community of St. John and Blessed Sacrament is staying connected through the Coronavirus Crisis:

Sunday Mass is offered at the following times:

Saturday
4:30 p.m. at St. John
6:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament (after Labor Day)

Sunday
7:30 a.m. at St. John
9:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament
10:00 a.m. at St. John
12:00 p.m. at St. John (after Labor Day)
6:00 p.m. at St. John

The Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass will be livestreamed  on Facebook. After the live stream, the Mass will be posted on our YouTube channel. Download the song sheet for November 1 here!

What a privilege it will be to be together. As we gather in the Lord’s presence, let us be mindful of each other. Let love of neighbor guide your behavior.

WEAR A MASK

SANITIZE HANDS

SIT IN DESIGNATED PEWS

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

Eucharistic Adoration will resume after Labor Day in Church. After the 10:00 a.m. Mass until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

Confessions will be heard on Saturdays 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Daily Mass is offered at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. in Church, Monday – Friday. Daily Mass will continue to be live streamed on Facebook on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. After the live stream, the Mass will be posted on our YouTube channel.

St. John Church is open daily 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. for individual prayer. Prayer shawls are available in the Gathering Space. Women of the St. John & Blessed Sacrament Prayer Shawl Ministry knit and crochet shawls for those in need of a loving hug. Please take a prayer shawl home with you and wrap yourself in love and peace.

Sunday offerings can be mailed or dropped off through the mail slot on the N. Dayton St. entrance to the St. John Parish Office under the walkway. Thank you for your continued support.

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.

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

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.