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Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Happy penitential season, everyone! I’d like to offer a few lines on the three disciplines (prayer, fasting, and almsgiving) that I’ve been finding helpful. The first is that the three disciplines are a direct response to the Fall of man. When we as a race fell, through the actions of our original parents, we lost … Continued

From our School Principal, Kristi Blair…

As our parish school nears its 150th birthday (2023), I would like to take a moment to reflect back on our roots. St. John the Evangelist School was the first Catholic school in Jackson and among the first in Michigan. The opening day of school was September 15, 1873 when four IHM (Servants of the … Continued

Engagement Couple Blesing

Congratulations to our two couples who received the Engagement Blessing after the Noon Mass this past Sunday! Please continue to pray for them as they journey in their sacramental preparation.    If you are interested in getting your engagement blessed, contact our sacramental coordinator, Angel Koerkel at  

Generosity: The 5-4-1 Model for Giving (Homily 3-17-19)

If you missed Fr. Chas’ homily during the 2nd week of Lent, read it here to learn about the Generosity Challenge using the 5-4-1 Model that has been adopted by several of the Catholic parishes here in Jackson and beyond.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! I’ve had an eventful one so far. Around 2:30 … Continued

Journeying through Lent in Love

Whether you were able to make it to Ash Wednesday services or not, you probably have noticed that the season of Lent is in full swing. Church basements smell of fish frys, our church is dressed in purple, our bi-annual Holy Hour, O Come Let Us Adore is just around the corner (a perfect way … Continued