The Freshman Survival Retreat is back!

All rising freshmen are invited to attend the Freshman Survival Retreat on Saturday, August 21st from 9am – 4pm, at Our Lady of the Fields Retreat Grounds located at 7000 McClements Rd., Brighton.

There will be a low ropes course, food, and fellowship!

Registration due August 18th

For more information, please contact Marie Veillette at (586) 218-3080


Back to School Drive July 21- Aug 1

Whether students are back in the classroom or learning from home, they will need supplies.  SS. John and Paul is having a collection to help Samaritan House with this effort.  From July 21st to Aug 1st, there will be a bin in the Gathering Area to accept your donations.  Below is a list of needed items.

Backpacks, 1 inch 3-ring binders, 2 inch 3-ring binders, binder dividers, loose-leaf paper, 2-pocket folders, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, pencil pouches/boxes, #2 pencils, mechanical pencils, colored pencils, colored markers, red pens, highlighters, 7″ scissors, glue sticks, rulers and headphones/earbuds.

New items only please, thank you for your generosity!


Blood Drive August 1

The August 1st blood drive will be conducted by Versiti, formally Michigan Blood.  They have been collecting donations of blood since 1955 and is home to the world-renowned Blood Research Institute.   They enable life saving gifts from donors, and provide the science behind the medicine through their diagnostic laboratories.

Appointment are preferred: 

Call 1-866-642-5663 or click here


G.R.A.C.E. Registration

It is registration time for our G.R.A.C.E program.  Please turn in your registration forms by August 30, 2021.  For the G.R.A.C.E. 2021 – 2022 calendar, click here.  For the registration form, click here. Tuition payments can be made through online giving.  If you are not familiar with online giving, call the office and our business manager will gladly explain the process to you.



Pickleball at SSJP

Pickleball is here!  Equipment and basic instruction provided!

Please wear comfortable clothing/tennis shoes and bring a paddle if you are able.

Fun for All Ages!  Ages 16 – 106 Welcome.

Meet in our gym at 6:30pm on the following dates:  July 29, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19, and Aug 26

Catholic Services Appeal 2021

Our 2021 Catholic Services Appeal is underway at SS. John & Paul Parish. Thank you for your previous generous donations to SSJ&P. We are continuing to use CSA to help fund our current operating deficit and infrastructure projects planned for 2021-2022. Please prayerfully consider increasing your donation to help make us an Amazing Parish! The Archdiocese has already sent letters and forms to many of you.  The campaign is using a Minnesota company to process gifts, however, you may wish to drop your gift/pledge at the parish office and we can forward them on for you. You may also donate to CSA by way of our parish website at Home Page (  A reminder to those still paying 2020 CSA pledges, you have until May 29th to do so. God Bless You and Thank you.

Father Festus

A Message of Hope

Fr. Festus was one of Several pastors from around our community who gathered to offer messages of hope and inspiration during this Easter holiday. Looking for a lift-up, a smile, and a feeling of hope in troubled times – watch this to the very end.


Please remember your Church!

During these difficult days, please remember to continue to support our parish. Click here to set up for weekly or one-time automatic donations. You may also mail your offertory envelopes to our parish at: SS. John & Paul, 7777 28 Mile Road, Washington, MI 48094. We need your support now more than ever.

 We are NOW accepting Discover, American Express, Mastercard and VISA. This gives parish members and guests an-other option for online giving, in addition to the bank checking, savings, and debit options!  If you have any questions, call 586-781-9010 ext. 13, and leave a message for George Eichorn and he will return your call.

Thank you and may God bless you.

FORMED Available to the parish

We have entered into an unprecedented season in the Church and the SS. John and Paul staff would like to help by providing resources to our parishioners to help them continue to grow in their faith with the gift of FORMED. Click here to learn how to download this great resource.

Here is a great video explaining what FORMED is!