Announcement 9/24

It’s time to enroll  for Faith Formation! It will be a full and exciting year for students of all ages.  Our sessions begin on Sunday, September 24 from 9:15-10:15.

starts OCTOBER 1st from 9:15-10:15!
Did you know that our new Auxillary Bishop Mueggenborg published a deeply moving collection of reflections on the Sunday Gospel Readings? We have a fantastic opportunity to use his book as a guide for our NEW Adult formation sessions, facilitated by our very own Fr. David! 

Come Follow Me: Discipleship Reflections on the Sunday Gospel Readings by Daniel Mueggenborg

St John Vianney Golf Team
The final week of the golf season saw the SJV team enter in second place. Due to some miraculous playing, the team shot an 8 under 27 to finish in first place.

A special thanks to: Jim Roy, Mike Lande, Cliff Eckman, Dave Carol, Robert Kajca and substitute Neil Jungeman

MyParish App
Remember to download your app by sending a text message to 88202 with the word “app.” 

St. John Vianney parish access code: a1753a Create your own account and have access to numerous books, studies, and movies for all ages. 

  • No Weekday Mass This Week

We need several volunteers to supervise high school students in babysitting and providing homework help to the children of participants in the ESL class at SJV.  The class will be held every Monday evening, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, beginning October 16.  Please call Lynne Ameling at 567-4662 or Anne O'Leary at 463-4614 if you are able to help.

Catholic Cornerstone Conference 2017 – Time is Running Out!
Hurry and register for the 2017 Cornerstone Catholic Conference, October 20-21 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center – some workshops are starting to fill up. Bishop Robert Barron is one of three inspiring keynote speakers. The conference offers six excellent workshops that includes bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, TX, on immigration. Register now to be assured of your choice of workshops! Go to and register ($75/person; $65/young adult; scholarships available).

ESL Classes
The English as a second language class will begin Monday, October 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at St. John Vianney.  Babysitting and homework help will be provided for children of the class participants.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Each year I like to offer the celebration of the Blessing of Animals, either on or near the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of animals.  St. Francis loved animals, and even wrote a Canticle about them….”An Ode to God’s Living Things.”
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is October 4th.

Calling all dogs, cats, cows, horses, pigs, chickens, hamsters, fish, snakes, geckos, turtles, goats, and all of God’s animal creatures. I invite you to join me for this special blessing.

Fr. David
WED October 4, 2017
St. John Vianney Church
6:30 p.m.

Bring your pets from home, and any farm animals with you to receive this special blessing….
We will gather outside by the side entrance into the Parish Hall.


The Trappist monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Northern California, just 20 minutes north of Chico, invite Catholic men ages 18-35 to a free Monastic Life Retreat September 29 to October 1st. For further information or to register, please go to or contact Brother Christopher at 530-839-2161

Book Group to discuss novel celebrating the human spirit
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "The Lizard Cage," by Karen Connelly, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Vashon Senior Center, 10004 SW Bank Road. All are welcome. Connelly's novel celebrates the resilience of the human spirit by telling the story of an imprisoned Burmese singer/songwriter whose patience, humor and faith gave hope to others.

Rachel’s Corner
Hope and Healing After Abortion
“My heart has been reopened to the voice and will of God.  I feel like my anxiety will be reduced as I have found comfort and peace with my life.”       -Testimonial 

Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat.  Allow God to fill you with His merciful peace.

November 10-12, 2017

Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)
You are loved with an everlasting Love!

Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.