Annual Events

All Souls Day Noon Prayer

Annual Prayer Service held inside the Mausoleum at noon on All Souls Day.

Contact: Laurie Miles (810) 653-2377

Andy’s Attic

Donated items including furniture, clothing, and household goods from parishioners are sorted and sold at a spring and summer fundraiser for St. John Parish.

Contact: Andy Coughlin (810) 730-9892; Mary Schmidt (810) 412-4431

Bereavement Mass/Dinner

A Memorial Mass and Brunch for Bereaved family members.

Beach Party

Winter time event to lift everyone’s spirits with summertime dress, games, and food. Occurs every other year, the 1st Saturday in February.

Contact: Rob Moquin (810) 653-2377

Choir Camp

Stories, songs, prayers, and fun for ages 6-16.

Contact: Julie Richards (810) 658-1135

Fish Fry

A fish dinner and raffle during Lent and during the Davison Pumpkin Festival in October.

Contact: Laurie Miles (810) 653-2377 ext. 252; Mike Smothers (586) 206-4213

Fourth of July Mass

An outdoor liturgy commemorating the birth of our nation.

Contact: Rita Morgan (810) 397-3190

Holiday Happenings Craft Show

Craft Show, the second weekend in November. See bulletin for details.

Contact: Cindy Thomas (810) 223-6267

Homemade Pierogi/Golabki

A special activity that coincides with Polka Mass Week.

Contact: Susan Wieczorek (810) 553-8082

Hungarian Sausage

Held twice yearly in November and March at Blessed Sacrament.

Kolachy Bake

Sponsored by Men’s Club twice a year.

Contact: Tom O’Brien (248) 941-4565

Labor Day Mass

An outdoor liturgy focusing on the blessing of labor.

Contact: Rita Morgan (810) 397-3190

Mardi Gras/Spaghetti Dinner

Special dinner on Mardi Gras Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Volunteers should check the bulletin for sign up.

Contact: Fr. Andrew (810) 653-2377; Laurie Miles (810) 653-2377; Mike Smothers (586) 206-4213

Memorial Day Mass

Outdoor Mass, weather-permitting, held at the St. John Cemetery on Memorial Day. Light refreshments follow and tours of the Mausoleum provided for those interested.

Contact: Rita Morgan (810) 397-3190; Laurie Miles (810) 653-2377

Men’s Retreat

Retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan.

Contact: Dennis LaRocque (810) 653-7495

Men’s Conference

Annual Diocesan Event.

Contact: Deacon Dan Fairweather (810) 653-0070

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day event, 2nd Sunday in May at Blessed Sacrament. A Men’s Club sponsored brunch to celebrate mothers. All are welcome.

Contact: Bill Lawson (810) 742-2636

Nut Sale

St. John Parish fundraiser that kicks-off the Polka Party Weekend the first Saturday in November and goes through Advent.

Contact: Veronica Ur (810) 653-2377; Father Andrew (810) 653-2377

Oktoberfest Fish Fry

A Fish dinner and raffle during the Pumpkin Festival, the weekend of the 2nd Saturday in October.

Contact: Mike Smothers (586) 206-4213

Polka Mass / Dinner

The Polish Mass and Dinner is an uplifting and very inspirational event at St. John Parish. The Mass itself is lively, filled with beautiful Polish hymns. The colorful costumes and the friendly, fun loving Polish descendants are only part of the cultural experience you can look forward to when you join in on the celebration. The dinner includes many delicious Polish dishes and lots of fun and dancing to polka classics performed by a live polka band. Traditionally held on the first Saturday of November.

Contact: Fr. Andrew (810) 653-2377; Susan Wieczorek (810) 553-8082

Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service

Interdenominational prayer service giving thanks to God for his abundant blessings. Area churches combine at a different location every year.

Contact: Julie Richards (810) 658-1135

Women’s Retreat

Retreat at St Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan.

Contact: Noma Pomaville (810) 232-5459