Announcement 10/29

Holy Day of Obligation
All Saints Day. Mass at 10:00am & 7:00 pm


Lighthouse Catholic Media:
Have you checked out the Lighthouse Media kiosk in the vestibule? All books $5 and all CDs are $3. Cash or checks made out to St. John Vianney can be dropped into the money slot on the front left of the kiosk.
 There’s a lot of new material, including this CD:

Who Am I to Judge? - Dr. Edward Sri


Discussing moral issues with family and friends can be a challenge in a culture that strongly promotes the idea that there is no objective truth. Speaking from a wealth of personal experience, renowned author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri provides 5 “keys” to enable Christians to oppose with logic and love what Pope Benedict XVI called the “dictatorship of relativism.” He also clarifies the proper understanding of what it means to judge, and the importance of making good judgments.

November....The Month of Remembrance:
Throughout the month of November, we have the opportunity at SJV to remember the dead, our deceased family, friends, and parishioners with some very special prayer opportunities:

Harvest of Memories Display - From November 01-26, 2017 place pictures of your deceased loved ones around the baptismal font in the Church.  This is a beautiful way to share with each other the special people in our lives who have died.

Blessing of Graves at Vashon Cemetery - On Friday November 03, 2017 at 11:00am, we'll gather at Vashon Cemetery to bless the graves and pray for the dead buried there.

Parish Book of the Dead - Throughout November, the Book of the Dead will be displayed in the Church to inscribe the names of our loved ones who have died.  We will be praying for them at every Mass offered until the First Sunday of Advent.

Parade of Saints

You are invited to dress up as your favorite saint for the 10:30 Mass on October 29th to celebrate All Saint's Day

Please meet in the vestibule near the altar servers at 10:25. Expect to go up to the sanctuary during the homily and say what saint you are. All ages are welcomed to participate. 

If you need assistance with costumes, we will be offering our Lessons and Carols costumes - white, brown, yellow, and purple robes and scarves- to borrow. Please come by the conference room on Oct. 22 during coffee hour to look through the selection. 

Wood Stacking Event
A big success at our first FF Wood Stacking Event for 2017-18--these parishioners stacked a lot of firewood. 

Please watch the bulletin for the next stacking day. If you have noticed the front of the rectory, you’ll realize you will have an opportunity to help our parish store the wood we distribute to Islanders’ in need during winter!

Thank you to everyone who gave some of his/her Sunday to help others:

    • Gabe and Simon Zapf
    • Kevin, Alec, Grace, Meredith, and Colin
    • Pottinger, and Grace’s friend
    • Elijah and Isabella Dougher
    • Jude Dardeau
    • Wallace and John Luke Sheard
    • Jerome, Stephen, and Autumn Claire Daly
    • Ron Keenan
    • Mike and Kate Lande
    • Elouise and Jacob Lawrence
    • Ursa, Amelia, and Dominic Medeiros
    • Jim Walker
    • Charlotte Gunn
    • Kristen Elliott
    • Steve Urban
Teen Youth Group at St. John Vianney!
Starts on Thursday, October 26th, 6:30-8:30 pm. Mentors: Collin Medeiros and Heidi Tosterud will facilitate Y- Disciple groups. For ages 13-18. Come in fellowship and fun.

For more info: marylawrence.sjv@gmail.com or (206) 495-3870

St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a collection for St. Vincent de Paul after all masses on November 4th and 5th. Thank you for your continued generosity in supporting those in need.
The members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society invite the parishioners of St. John Vianney to contribute non- perishable food items to benefit the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. Please bring your items by November 20th. Let us share the bounty of God’s goodness with those in need for Thanksgiving. Thank you for your generosity. 

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 "People of the Book"
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "People of the Book," by Geraldine Brooks, from 4 to 5:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Fireside Room at Bethel Church.  All are welcome. This best selling novel follows a rare, 15th century Hebrew manuscript through centuries of exile and war.

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

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


CAN YOU HELP?
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 www.CornerstoneCatholic.org 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.


Looking Back/Looking Forward at SJV- November 5, 12:00-2:00
Where have we been as a parish family? Where are we now? Where is the Holy Spirit leading us into the future?…..What do you appreciate about St. John Vianney Parish?  Please join us as we are led by Pat Buckley from the Archdiocese in this conversation. We will be looking at how we have grown as a parish family over the past five years, and we’ll also be exploring both current and new pastoral and spiritual needs. All are welcome to attend and contribute to this prayerful discussion. Come Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of your faithful.  Kindle in us the fire of your love.

HIGH SCHOOL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION
Nov. 11-12, 2017
The Catholic Youth Convention welcomes all youth in grades 9-12, youth ministry team leaders, priests - that means YOU! Celebrate God, our faith, the young Church & all of the blessings that come from gathering 1000+ Catholics from around the Archdiocese & beyond! Participant Brochures are on the Faith Formation table in the vestibule or sign up at http://www.oyyae.org/cyc.

CAN YOU HELP?
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.

Marriage Encounter
“Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me your paths." Explore the paths with your spouse by engaging in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Weekend.  The next weekend at the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel is on November 17-19, 2017.  Apply at www.wwme.org.  More information at 206-772-2344 


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.”
November 10-12, 2017
Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat.  Allow God to fill you with His merciful peace.

Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)
You are loved with an everlasting Love!
Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.

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.

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.