Building a Brighter Future for St. John Vianney


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Building a Brighter Future for St. John Vianney Updates

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 Campaign Update

Pledges as of October 8, 2018:                        $726,153.80        

Number of individuals and families:                    296

Vol 1 No 1 – Renovation Information (May 2017)
Vol 1 No 2 – Update (August 20, 2017)

Vol 1 No 3 – Update (August 27, 2017)

Vol 1 No 4 – FAQs (September 3, 2017)

Vol 1 No 5 – What is Sacrificial Giving (September 10, 2017)

Vol 1 No 6 – What is a Church (September 17, 2017)

Vol 1 No 7 – Capital Campaign Kick-Off (September 24, 2017)
Vol 1 No 8 – Debra Gunn Sacrificial Giving (October 15, 2017)
Vol 1 No 9 – Thank You (October 29, 2017)  
Vol 1 No 10 – Thank You (December 3, 2017

Case Statement


Sacrificial Giving : by Debra Gunn (Office of Development and Stewardship for the Diocese of Saginaw)



Dear St. John Vianney Parish Community, 


During the weekend of May 9, 2017, two Town Hall Sessions were held concerning potential renovation to our Parish Center and Volume 1, Issue 1 of “St. John Vianney Renovation Information” was published. At those meetings, parishioners were asked to provide thoughts, input and questions regarding the proposed project.

Since that May weekend, there hasn’t been a lot of information shared regarding the potential building renovation, although extensive review and discussion has been occurring relative to both the design and the feasibility of completing the renov


ations. After much discussion, the Parish Council and the Finance Commission have decided to proceed with the St. John Vianney Renovation project, and a Campaign, called “Building a Brighter Future for St. John Vianney”, is being initiated to make our Parish Center a more welcoming and Holy place for people to come to Liturgy and to worship our Lord.

In the coming months, we the people of St. John Vianney will face many concerns, challenges, and experiences as a result of a Parish project of this magnitude. It is hoped that as a result, we as a parish community will become stronger.


St. John Vianney “Building a Brighter Future” Prayer

 Almighty Father, you blessed your people most abundantly through the gift of your son, Jesus Christ, who offered his Body and Blood as the source of eternal life. Bless us as we continue to do your work at St. John Vianney, especially during the Building a Brighter Future Capital Campaign. Help us to invest in our future, providing for our community dedicated to the sacrifice of your son. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen



The History of St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney Parish was established on September 28, 1979 by Bishop Francis F. Reh.

For the first few years, the community was housed in the P.A.C. of the SS. Peter & Paul High School.

Ground breaking for the new Parish Center was held on May 8, 1982.  Service in the new Parish were held for the first time on February 5, 1983.

The Parish Center was dedicated by Bishop Kenneth Untener on May 22, 1984.  Classrooms, a Gathering Area, and expanded worship space were completed for Easter 1996.

In 2013 the Diocese of Saginaw, under the direction of Bishop Joseph R. Cistone, began parish studies to prepare for mergers and consolidation of resources. St. John Vianney Parish remained a stand alone parish. 

The Diocese of Saginaw has utilized the service of Pastoral Administrators for over twenty years. Pastoral Administrators are appointed by the Bishop to oversee the pastoral needs and administration of a parish.  A priest is appointed to take care of the sacramental needs of a parish.

History of  Pastoral Leadership at St. John Vianney Parish:

1979 – 1988         Rev. John O’Callaghan

1988 – 1997         Rev. Dale Orlik

1997 – 2008         Rev. Loren M. Kalinowski

2008 – 2013         Rev. James Carlson

2013 – present     Sr. Janet Pewoski, CSJ (Pastoral Administrator)
                                  Rev. William J. Rutkowski (Sacramental Minister)