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Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, January 14th after 10:30 Mass
Suggested donation $5/person or $15/family

Faith Formation program's Annual Food Drive for
Backpack Pantry
Please donate food to benefit a parish ministry- Backpack Pantry, which provides food to Vashon students in need. See the list of requested food items in the vestibule. We will collect untilFebruary 4. Thank you!

St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a collection for St. Vincent de Paul after all masses on January 13 and 14. Thank you for your continued generosity in supporting those in need.

Do you or someone you know need emergency help with rent, food, or utilities? Call the St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 206.450.7577 to arrange a home visit.
¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce necesita ayuda de emergencia con el alquiler, la comida o las utilidades? Llame al 206.450.7577 para arreglar una visita al hogar.

FF Wood Stacking—next Sunday, Jan. 21, after 10:30 Mass. 
Our SJV Wood Crew is busy!! This year generous islanders as well as parishioners have contacted them with donations of cords' worth of firewood for next year that they have been processing, and also they have been delivering truckloads of dry wood to islanders who need winter heat assistance. In addition, you probably noticed right here on our property in front of the Rectory, a number of huge firs had to be cut down and the Wood Crew has been working to prepare that wood for donations.

So, with this abundance of wood, the Crew has mentioned that once again they could use some of the Faith Formation students’ super bucket brigade help. On January 21st from noon to 1:00, the FF students and the Wood Crew will move a lot of split firewood under the cover of the sheds so it can season for next winter's donations. Parents can join the wood brigade too.

Teens, please!—you are a great help inside the wood sheds.

Everyone, please, remember your boots/sturdy shoes and gloves.

Northwest Catholic collection  JaN 13/14
There will be an envelope in your bulletin next week for donations to Northwest Catholic which is the monthly magazine mailed to every registered Catholic household in western Washington. You can use the envelope to insert cash or check made out to St. John Vianney, or donate online at 

If you would like to take home your poinsettia, they are on a table in the back of the Social Hall. Thank-you to everyone who bought one - they were beautiful in the sanctuary!

2017 Tax Statements
Tax statements for 2017 were emailed or mailed via the post office earlier this week. If you didn't receive yours, need another one, or have any questions, please contact the office at 206-567-4149.

If you plan on having a baby baptized in the near future, please plan on attending a baptism prep class here on either Thursday, January 4th OR Thursday, March 15th at 7:00pm. At least one parent and one godparent are required to attend. Baptisms will be celebrated the weekends of January 13th/14th and April 7th/8th.

A New Beginning for Your Marriage

Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) helps distressed couples rediscover each other and take positive steps to begin a new life of healing, commitment and love. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning March 16-18, 2018 call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at

Online Giving!
SJV now offers safe & secure Online Giving. Sign up for Online Giving by visiting our parish website at and selecting the Online Giving link in the banner at the top of the page or the button on the left.
We are providing this service because it is convenient for you and for our parish staff.
very easy to use and requires no special knowledge other than how to access the Internet
use your checking or savings account or a credit card
choose to do a one-time gift or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system
allows you to start, stop and change your contributions at any time without having to contact your bank
helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot be here at Mass
helps the parish streamline our cash flow, especially during bad weather or vacation times
see reports on your contribution history and generate tax statements at each year’s end (although SJV will continue to send these out as well).

Rachel’s Corner
Hope and Healing After Abortion
“God, hear my cry, listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you with fainting heart. Lead me to the high rock that stands far out of my reach.” -Psalm 61:1-2
Have you felt like being free of the pain after your abortion is beyond your reach? Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat and allow God to show you the merciful relief He has ready for your aching heart. We can help you on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ retreat.
March 9-11, 2018 Seabeck WA
April 20-22, 2018  Stanwood WA 
Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)
You are loved with an everlasting Love!
Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services

Experience the Healing Love of God
Celebration of Mass followed by
Prayers for Healing and Empowerment
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at: Mary Queen of Peace Church 1121 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
Celebrant: Fr. Jim Northrop
Concelebrant: Fr. Kevin Duggan
Theme: Rise and Walk!
Praise and worship music begins at 6:45 PM
begins at 7:00 PM 

Sponsored by Western Washington Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Come & See: 
Wondering where God is calling you? Learn more about a vocation to the priesthood with Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, discover tips on prayer, and discern where God might be calling you! Join us for an Archdiocese of Seattle Come & See event on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at St. Benedict Parish in Seattle. Mass at 6:30pm, followed by refreshments, small group discussion, and prayer in the rectory. Open to men ages 15-40. RSVP to Fr. Bryan at and find more information at