Curing the Disease

I’m writing today to thank the St. John’s Parish ‘Ministries’ and especially the ‘Small Groups’ that exist in our parish. As Pastoral Council President, I’m blessed to see firsthand all the great outreach opportunities we offer to our parishioners and public. Our St. John’s Leadership team is one of the most hardworking groups of individuals … Continued

Remembering Andy Bihl

As many of you know, Andy Bihl, our Director of Parish Operations, passed away on Saturday morning, November 24.  His wife, Amanda, called me with the tragic news at about noon that day, and I drove out to Albion to the Bihl home to be with the her and the five children.  The investigating Michigan … Continued

From the Desk of the Pastor

Dear Parish Family, Happy feast day of Christ the King!  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you’ve found our 3-part homily series, “Priest, Prophet, and King,” edifying.  Fr. Brian’s and my hope is that we are not only more knowledgeable about our participation in this threefold office and mission of Jesus Christ, … Continued

Funeral Mass for Andy Bihl

Dear St. John Family, On Saturday morning, November 24, our parish family suffered a great and unexpected loss. It is with heavy sorrow in our hearts that we let you know of the sudden passing of Andy Bihl, our Director of Parish Operations.  His wife, Amanda, called me with the tragic news at about noon … Continued

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