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

After the Assembly Talks

We are called to be Missionary Disciples! But what does this truly mean in our day to day lives? Listen as Todd Gale and Joseph Gruber pick up where the historic Diocesan Assembly, Made for Happiness, left off.    Even if you weren’t able to make it to the assembly, tune in to hear a … Continued

What’s next?

Dear Parish Family, On September 22, history was made for our Diocese of Lansing. I was amazed by how strong a showing our St. John Parish had at the Diocesan Assembly!  Among the 13,000+ people at MSU’s Breslin Center, we were 350+ strong, which is more than one-fourth of usual weekend Mass attendance!  That robust … Continued

Religious Education starts September 23rd!

Our team, Youth Minister Clare Kolenda, Sacramental Coordinator Angel Koerkel, Director of Faith Formation Todd Gale, and the rest of the staff are determined to offer consistent, excellent opportunities from pre-school to senior adult. We are praying and working hard to make our ministries attractive, winsome, and rich in authentic Catholicism. One of the things … Continued

Unseen before our Eyes

I recently heard a most interesting story that ran in the Washington Post more than ten years ago. Post author Gene Weingarten covered the story of the international genius violinist Joshua Bell. Bell masterfully plays a violin handcrafted in 1713 by the  legendary Antonio Stradivari. His instrument is reportedly worth more than 3 million dollars. … Continued