"We exist to form a community of Spirit-filled, missionary disciples of Jesus"
• Tuesday - 6:00 pm Mass
• Wednesday - 8:00 am Mass
• Thursday - 8:00 am Mass
• Friday - 12:15 pm Mass
• Saturday - 8:00 am Mass
• Saturday Vigil - 5:00 pm Mass
• 9:00 am Mass (Live Streamed)
• 11:00 am Mass
• 5:00 pm Mass
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. until 4:30p.m., closed for lunch 12:00-1:00p.m.
Confession Times: Tuesdays from 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m. / Fridays from 11:00a.m.-11:45a.m. / Saturdays 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.
We had mentioned, prior to Holy Week, about a plan for a phased re-opening of the parish. It has been slow coming as we’ve been consulting with the Diocese and health professionals about our proposed plan. A tricky aspect is that we have had to be flexible throughout the course of the last year, and we anticipate that same need, even as we look to slowly shift back to normal. For now, we would like to re-communicate what our current “Phase 1” is. Part of this reality is impacted by the lack of ushers that we currently have serving over the course of the weekend. While other parishes have required sign-ups to attend, we do not currently have the staff/ushers to maintain that at all the weekend Masses. So, we would ask everyone at the parish to continue to observe the following:
Throughout the course of this time, it has required charity on all sides. We realize folks may fall to either extreme here- we shouldn’t be doing anything in person, or we shouldn’t be wearing masks at all. As your pastor, I ask you to live in charity. This has obviously been a very challenging time, but our hope is in Jesus Christ, and Him risen from the dead! Participation at the Sunday liturgy is essential to our life as His disciples, and our top priority as a parish is ensuring the eternal salvation of the people here. The Lord makes clear, this salvation comes from eating His body and drinking His blood. Thank you for observing these recommendations so that we can come to worship Him, and receive a greater share in His resurrection life.
Did you miss our parish meeting with the representatives from the Realign Resources for Mission committee? You can watch the video recently published by the diocese that includes the content of that meeting, which explains the origin and purpose of the committee, and which provides an opportunity to receive your feedback through the survey. You can find the video and the information about the survey on this webpage on the diocese website.
There are a few hours on our Eucharistic Adoration schedule that need 1 or more committed adorers. If you are able to commit to one of the following hours for the foreseeable future, please contact Jess Jenkins at [email protected] Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated!
Tuesday: 12:00 - 1:00; 2:00 - 3:00
Wednesday: 12:00 - 1:00; 4:00 - 5:00; 6:00 - 7:00
We have a parish subscription to FORMED. Discover thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries, and studies. There is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church!
To create a FORMED account, visit www.formed.org and click "sign up". From there, select our parish name or enter the 48197 zip code, add your email and you're in! FORMED is also available on Android and IOS devices.
Bishop Boyea has declared a Year of the Bible in the Diocese of Lansing! You can learn more about this and sign up for the daily scriptures here.
The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will continue through May 16, 2021. If you are a registered parishioner at another parish, we would encourage you to attend that parish during this time.
Please be aware that these guidelines are subject to change as we receive information from the Diocese of Lansing. We are grateful for your patience and charity during this time.
To view our St. John the Baptist 2019-2020 Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, please click HERE.