Sister Janet Pewoski, CSJ
Sister Janet serves the parish on a day to day basis in terms of pastoral care and administrative needs. She has been appointed by Bishop Joseph Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw Diocese. Sister Janet has been at St. John Vianney since July 2013. She makes homebound and hospital visits, prepares couples for marriage and parents for the baptism of children. She also meets with adults interested in becoming Catholic or seeking an annulment. She also contacts the sacramental minister to arrange for anointing of the sick. Contact her when you desire to make funeral arrangements. She also serves as the parish Director of Faith Formation for all levels.
Sister Janet is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, originally located in Nazareth/Kalamazoo, Michigan which still exists in Kalamazoo, but it is now headquartered at Cleveland, Ohio after merging with six other Sister of St. Joseph Congregations.
Rev. Richard Jozwiak
Father Richard gives generously of his time to serve our people by providing for our sacramental needs. He regularly presides at our Wednesday weekday noon Mass and our weekend Masses and holy days of obligation. He makes homebound and hospital visits upon special request and for anointing of the sick. (Contact Sr. Janet to contact him for this.) He hears confessions on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and by appointment. His homilies are recorded and available on this website.
Rev. Bert Gohm
Fr. Bert will serve as our sacramental minister while Fr. Jozwiak continues to heal. Fr. Bert is a native of Saginaw and a senior priest of our diocese. He was ordained by Bishop Francis Reh in 1975. He served as an associate pastor for six years, and then as a pastor of several parishes over the years. In addition to that, he served as Director of the Office of Liturgy, Director of the Church Ministries Office, and continues to teach in the Diocesan Lay Ministry Formation Program. He began teaching in that program in 1979 in the area of sacraments and liturgy. He enjoys giving talks and presentations in parishes throughout the diocese.
Roberta prepares music for the weekend liturgy, holy days, weddings and funerals. Roberta also directs the adult, children’s and youth choirs. She will coordinate and rehearse instrumental ensembles, piano, organ, and cantor volunteers. To contact Roberta email: firstname.lastname@example.org