Baptism Class: September 10

Baptism TrinitySeptember Baptism Class 

Don’t forget, the September Baptism preparation class will be offered on Sunday, September 10, in St. John’s church, following the noon Mass.  This is open to any and all parishioners to attend and we invite you to participate!  Come and learn more about this beautiful sacrament, what it calls us to, and how we live it out daily – come be a witness to the young families for what your Baptism has meant to your life!

A preparation class is mandatory for families planning to have a child Baptized at St. John.  No reservation is needed to attend; come to Mass and stay for class!  We recommend that prior to attending this meeting you visit (parish code: 0766a8), view “Reborn” sessions 1-3, and complete the participant guides for them.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Angel at the parish office ( or 784-0553).



Marriage Matters Jackson – Fall Event

MMJ fall 2017 event

Attention: 2nd Grade Parents!

2017-18 First Communion logoIf you have a child in second grade, either in St. John Elementary School or in the Sunday Religious Education program, welcome to a fast-paced, yet Spirit-inspired year of sacramental preparation!  We are so excited for the year ahead.  One of the greatest joys of the faith formation staff is getting to walk through Reconciliation and First Communion with your children!

There will be lots more to come in the weeks ahead, but for now please complete this form for your child’s basic contact and Baptismal information: First Communion Information Sheet.  This MUST be completed for each 2nd grade family, regardless of whether they attend the school or Sunday morning classes.

Have a great fall as your family begins to walk through this special time together!  Please let us know if we can be of assistance in helping you prepare by contacting Todd Gale ( or Angel Koerkel ( at the parish offices.


Baptism Class: August

Baptism TrinitySt. John will offer a Baptism preparation class on Sunday, August 6.   It will take place in the church following the noon Mass.  This class is designed for those that will be bringing a child to the sacrament of Baptism within the next few months and for those that have been asked to be Godparents, but anyone who would like to learn more about this beautiful sacrament is welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Angel Koerkel.


Confirmation Date announced!

Confirmation 16-17 logo


Confirmation 16-17 logo

We have a date for Confirmation!  Our regional Confirmation will be celebrated by Bishop Boyea at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (913 Napoleon Rd, Michigan Center, MI 49254), Sunday, October 15, at 2:00pm.
There will be a final meeting for all Confirmation candidates, sponsors, & parents at St. John on Sunday, October 8, at 2:00pm.
PLEASE be aware of the locations:  
final meeting/practice is at St. John on October 8
Confirmation is at Our Lady of Fatima on October 15
For more information see the Confirmation Letter linked here.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact myself, Todd Gale (, or Clare Kolenda ( any time!
We are very excited to celebrate this amazing sacrament with you.  In the mean time, see you at Mass!