Announcement 2/25

Welcome Matt Lawrence to the staff of St. John Vianney!
Matt Lawrence is the new Facilities Manager here at our parish. If you have a question or concern about anything facilities related, he can be reached directly at or you can call/email our main office.

Lenten Soup Sundays  
Please sign up in the vestibule to bring soup or bread or to help serve in the kitchen one of the first four Sundays of Lent! Soups with meat are fine as they will be eaten on a Sunday. The fifth Sunday of Lent will be a celebration of St. Patrick (more info to come) and there will be no Coffee Hour on Palm Sunday.

Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the U.S., including every parish in this archdiocese—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with Rice Bowl. Pick up your home’s Rice Bowl and don’t forget to download the Rice Bowl app!

During Lent, you and your family can build a culture of encounter through daily prayer, weekly fasting, and almsgiving that saves lives. Visit to watch videos of the people and communities your Lenten gifts are changing through CRS Rice Bowl. We will be collecting your CRS Rice Bowls at the end of Lent, so stay tuned to learn more. Thank you for including Rice Bowl as a part of your faith life!

The easiest way to make your contribution is through Online Giving. Just visit our parish website.Or donate through the Archdiocese of Seattle website.

Stations of the Cross
Thank you for all who adopted a station or stations in 2017. If you would like to readopt or adopt a station please contact the office.

Mowing volunteers needed
Our Church grounds are maintained by volunteers throughout the summer. The mowing team normally mows on Friday mornings. If there is interest in a Saturday team we will organize one. Each team will mow every other week from 9:30 to 11:30. If you are interested contact Robert at 253-579-4682

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

Thank you, Wood Stackers!
Thank you very much to the stackers who helped our SJV Wood Crew make a great start on the rectory wood. We broke into two groups to stack in both seasoning sheds. There were 22 generous parishioners who enjoyed an hour of sunshine and working together to help those Islanders who need SJV heat assistance in winter.

Special recognition to: Elouise and Jacob Lawrence for their industry and cheerfulness
to: Fr. David, who was loading the truck WED and stacking SUN.
and to: John Burggraff, Doug Campbell, Sean Malone and Rick Paquette, who didn’t want to stop stacking.

They were working alongside: Jerome and Autumn Claire Daly, Charlotte Gunn, Kristen Elliott, and Steve Urban, Ron Keenan, Kate, Ellie, and Mike Lande, Ursa, Amelia, and Dominic Medeiros, Jose Sahagun, Brandon Sheard, Jim Walker

More stacking in March—please watch the Bulletin for dates.

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.

Book Group
to discuss what happens after we die
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection and the Mission of the Church" by N.T. Wright from 4 to 5:30 pm, Sunday, March 4, in the conference room at St. John Vianney Church.  All are welcome. Wright, an Anglican bishop and a renown New Testament scholar, tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die.

Separated, Divorced or Widowed?
Beginning Experience of Tacoma will be offering a retreat at Carnation Farms March 2-4 for people suffering from pain or grief due to separation, divorce or widowhood.  This nonprofit Catholic organization will provide speakers, time for writing and reflection, and small group discussions to help people cope with their loss.  Cost for the weekend is $225.  Financial aid is available.  For more information, or to register, contact Chris Coylar, Registrar, at 253-223-2645 or  Find us on the web at

Is Your Marriage All it was Meant to Be?
Are you struggling in your marriage? Do you feel a sense of disillusionment or sadness? Do you wish you could rekindle the spark you once had, but don’t know how? Let Retrouvaille help. 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