Historic Opportunity for our St. John Family
Join thousands of Catholics from all over the Diocese at this historic assembly, Made for Happiness. Parishioners from all over the Lansing Diocese will gather on September 22nd at the Breslin Center to learn more about embracing our faith joyfully and experiencing the beauty of our Catholic faith.
This is family-friendly event with fun-filled activities for everyone to enjoy. There will be professional childcare offered, our St. John Knights of Columbus tailgate, bounce houses, and more! Bring the whole family for a day full of fun!
Orders for t shirts and bus requests are due by August 13th, so make sure to sign up soon! Admission is free but space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up.
If you’re interested in joining us for our tailgate, let us know by September 10th!
Click HERE to register for free admission. Registration is open right up until the event or when space is full. Join us for the whole day or just part of it. Come when you can, stay for as long as you want. You won’t want to miss this.
Eucharistic Procession (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
What does it mean?
A procession (French procession via Middle English, derived from Latin, processio, from procedere, to go forth, advance, proceed) is an organized body of people walking in a formal or ceremonial manner. A Eucharistic procession proclaims the Sacrament that signifies God’s presence in our world and in our lives. It reminds us of our common pilgrimage toward Heaven. It is a prayerful and edifying act of the entire Church. It is a public witness of our veneration of the Most Holy Eucharist and an opportunity to evangelize and boldly proclaim our faith. Along the 4 mile route will be priests, at various positions, inviting ANYONE to ask them questions.
It is not a requirement that you complete the whole thing, however! You are welcome to join the procession at the 2 mile and 4 mile marks. There will also be shuttles provided at those points to take you to or from the Breslin Center.
Additionally, St. Paul Street Evangelists, a grass-roots, non-profit Catholic evangelization organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking our Catholic Faith to the streets, will also be present along the route. They will evangelize, in a nonconfrontational way, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence. St. Paul Street Evangelization provides an avenue to share the Person of Jesus Christ and the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a hungry culture.
Assembly Gathering Speakers (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Gather with thousands of faith-filled Catholics at the Breslin Center in East Lansing for a once in a lifetime experience where you will be inspired by presentations from world renowned speakers such as Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jennifer Fulwiler, Deacon Larry Oney, Fr. Joe Krupp and the chief shepherd of our diocese, Bishop Earl Boyea.
We will also be led in beautiful and uplifting praise and worship, and around the concourse, you’ll have the opportunity to view several fascinating displays of the most miraculous events in the history of Christianity.
All Diocesan Mass (4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Join us for the joyful culmination of the day with a celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by Bishop Earl Boyea and nearly all the clergy of the Diocese of Lansing.
Because of this momentous occasion and celebration, the Bishop has asked all parishes in the diocese to cancel their Saturday Vigil liturgies in order to be present as one family of God at this Mass.