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LET’S FILL THOSE BACKPACKS
The 2019 Annual Faith Formation Food Drive to benefit BACKPACK PANTRY has begun.
Did you know that the Backpack Pantry provides food for school children in need, 
       right here on Vashon?           
     Please support our own SJV ministry, and by February 10th place your donated food items in the basket in the vestibule. Backpack Pantry sends the food home with the children from school in their backpacks, so single-serve items are kindly requested. Look for the poster in the vestibule for your shopping list!!! Thank you
LADIES NIGHT OUT 
Friday, JAN 25, 6-8 PM

On Friday, JAN 25th, the SJV Women’s Group is inviting all the women of the parish to come for a few cozy hours of fun and Catholic fellowship. Please bring yourself, an hors d’oeuvres to share, and your favorite beverage. Don’t miss this evening of warmth during the chilliness of winter!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
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.


CATHOLICS FOR THE COMMON GOOD
Catholic Advocacy Day is our opportunity to speak powerfully to our Washington State legislators on issues of life, economic justice, and housing.  Other issues to be addressed may include education, access to health care, the environment, and restorative/criminal justice. Let’s join together on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 in Olympia to raise our voices to advocate for the common good. If you plan to attend this day, please register online by January 23rd at www.ipjc.org.

ADULT AND YOUTH FAITH FORMATION
In honor of Martin Luther King and the 3-Day Weekend, there is no Gospel Study class or Youth FF this weekend. Next weekend all classes will meet.

Baptismal Preparation
If you are planning a Spring or Summer Baptism, Baptismal Preparation Classes will be held on March 4th and July 25th. At least one parent and one godparent must attend this class. Please contact the SJV Office (206-567-4149 or office@vashonsjv.org) in advance of the Preparation Class to let us know that you and your child’s godparent plan on attending. Baptism weekends will be April 27-28 and August 3-4.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Give the gift of time and yourselves to your spouse. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends at the Sheraton Hotel, Bellevue on February 15-17, 2019.  Or at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Astoria, OR, Jan. 25-27, 2019. Or at the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Tacoma, WA March 29-31,2019   Apply at wwme.org.  For more information leave a message at 206-772-2344. Sign up today.(prefer 30 days in advance).


STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE
Jan, 5 & 6 total sacrificial giving: $4,137
Weekly average $4,928

Jan, 12 & 13 total sacrificial giving: $2,458
Weekly average $4,843

HOMEBOUND MINISTRY
Are you interested in taking Communion to our parishioners who are sick or homebound? Your visit would include sharing the Gospel, as well as some SJV friendliness. In the new year Ellen Stewart will offer a training class for current and prospective EMCs who would like to be on the roster of the Homebound Ministry. This is a wonderful ministry that does not involve a large time commitment, so please consider becoming an EMC for the Homebound. The date of the class will appear soon in the Bulletin.

If you need to arrange for someone to receive the Eucharist at home, please call the office at 206-567-4149.