An Open Statement to Our Elected Officials

We the undersigned members of St. Joseph Catholic Church (St. Johns, Michigan): comprised of Republican, Democratic, and Independent voters, publicly reaffirm out faith in Jesus Christ with this letter and exhort you, when exercising your public office, to be mindful of, and respect the principles of our Christian faith.  As tax paying citizens and registered voters, we wish to inform you that by voting for you and electing you to public office, we expect that our faith (and its application in the public square) will be protected and advanced by the decisions you make while in office.  In particular, we would expect you to defend and support the sanctity of line, from conception until natural death, both in principle and in application of your office as it relates to abortion, the death penalty, assisted suicide, and all matter that threaten to diminish the sacredness of human life.        CC:  President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Kamala Harris, Jo Jorgensen, Jeremy Cohen, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney Gerneral Dana Nessel, John James, Senator Gary Peters, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Rep. John Moolenar, David Canny, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
** If you are interested in signing the above letter, before it is sent, please stop by the parish office on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.**

Dispensation from Sunday obligation of going to Mass has been extended until the end of Ordinary Time, November 28, 2020.


The 25th Sunday in Ordinary time:

September 20, 2020
Celebrated by Father Mike
Assisted by Deacon Eric
Please click here to view the Mass
For Daily Readings and psalms (without commentary) click here.
Click Here for What to Do When You Can't Go to Mass ~ An In-Home Celebration of the Word 
As of 9/03/20
The Church will remain open everyday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, for personal prayer and adoration.
Please make sure you are observing the social distancing rules of staying at least 6 feet away from each other.
Please click here for What to do when you can't go to Mass
The Parish Office as of 09/09/20
(Office is staffed, but closed to the public)
Phones will be answered from 
9:00 a.m. to Noon
1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
(Office is open to the public)
9:00 a.m. to Noon
1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Office is staffed, but closed to the public)
Phones will be answered from
9:00 a.m. to Noon
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
2020 Mission Cooperative Appeal
Click the link below to watch the Mission Appeal Video from the Diocese
Click below to make a donation for the Mission Cooperative Appeal right to the Diocese
Weekend Mass Schedule:
​Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and Noon​

Spanish Weekend Mass:

Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Weekday Masses:

Monday ~ No Mass
Tuesday ~ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ~ 12:05 p.m.
Thursday ~ 8:30 a.m.
Friday ~ 8:30 a.m.​


Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday @ 4:00 p.m.

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration:

*Every first Friday we have Eucharistic Adoration after 8:30 AM Mass to Saturday morning ending with Benediction before
8:30 AM Mass. Everyone is welcome to come spend some time with the Lord!
** Friday 09/04/20 Eucharistic Adoration will be until 6:00 p.m. with Benediction at 6:00 p.m.
*Unless otherwise advertised in the bulletin.

Kroger Community Rewards earned us nearly $4,900 last year. Enroll (or re-enroll today to keep us earning money! You must re-enroll every year! Visit to create an account and use “St. Joseph” or our group number “82813”. Questions? Email

If you have been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church

Please believe in the possibility for hope and help and healing. We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every diocese in the United States now has a victim assistance coordinator who is available to obtain support for your needs, to help make a formal complaint of abuse to the diocese and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or his representative, if you desire.
The victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Lansing is: Cheryl Williams-Hecksel – 1.888.308.6252 or

In addition, you may also report through the law enforcement toll-free reporting hotline at (844) 324-3374 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email at