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From the Messy Desk of the Youth Minister…

Dear Parish Family,   I have a small public confession to make. As much as I love vacations and holidays and special occasions, there’s just something about “ordinary” that really attracts me. I love the familiarity of a schedule with no disruptions and that feeling of knowing what to expect that day. There’s a simple … Continued

Welcome to the Family of God!

Congratulations to the families that welcomed their children into the family of God through the Sacrament of Baptism! Welcome William Robert Mead, Brinley Pickett, Emersyn Schaefer, and Madelyn Belt!

Diocesan Women’s Conference & On Becoming Dynamic Catholics

On November 3rd, over 2 dozen women from our parish enjoyed a beautiful day of fellowship and learning at the Diocesan Women’s Conference, “Arise, My Beloved,” in Lansing.  Here’s what a few of our attendees had to say: **“I got so much out of the beautiful music, the words, and singing with such a crowd … Continued

Something Awesome this Way Comes

Something awesome this way comes! Can you feel it? Can you sense it? We so often see the downward spiral of statistics showing the Catholic Church of the West in decline. We’ve seen here in Jackson over the last 40 years a dramatic down-shifting from the numbers of parishes, schools, vocations and participating members. If … Continued

Lectio Divina: Being Seen by God

Hi Saint John Community,   As we’re focusing on becoming missionary disciples and diving deep into Matthew Kelly’s book, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, I’d love to share my favorite way of getting to know God and growing in intimacy with Him: lectio divina, which is Latin for divine reading. It was through … Continued