World Day of the Sick Mass
Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will lead Mass and Anointing of the Sick for World Day of the Sick on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. The public is invited to attend Mass, which begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes a reception afterwards. It will be in the chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. During the Anointing of the Sick, Archbishop Sartain and other priests will individually bless anyone who is poor or sick, bringing the hope and the healing of Lourdes to them. The Seattle University Chapel Choir will perform at the Mass. For more information call 206-938-6191 or email

ANNUAL EUCHARISTIC MINISTER & SACRISTAN TRAINING Please save the date - Sunday, February 16 - after 10:30 am Mass in the Chapel
for our Annual - Eucharistic Minister Training (EMC) session (refresher for old timers and introductory training for newcomers). The training will be 90 minutes long and will include practice in the main worship space.

Please save the date - Sunday, February 23 - after 10:30 am Mass in the Chapel for our Annual - Sacristan Training session (refresher for old timers and introductory training for newcomers). The training will be 90 minutes long and will include practice in the sacristy and the main worship space.

ECUMENICAL BOOK GROUP "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" by Reza Aslan will be discussed at the next meeting of the Vashon Ecumenical Book Group from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in the conference room at St. John Vianney Church. Rick Paquette, an SJV parishioner, will facilitate the discussion. All are welcome. In "Zealot," Aslan, an Iranian-American Muslim and Bible scholar, portrays Jesus as a rebel against Rome and the Jewish elite. The Group's March book is "To Heaven and Back" by Mary C. Neal.

Join the USCCB's Anti-Trafficking Campaign The USCCB has launched the Become a SHEPHERD campaign (Stop Human trafficking and Exploitation. Protect, Help, Empower, and Restore Dignity) to educate Catholics on human trafficking. The Bishops urge Catholics to participate in the upcoming February 8th Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Human Trafficking. For more information on the USCCB Anti-Trafficking program visit:

No Faith Formation classes on Sunday, February 2nd. The retreat for grades 3-8 - What Happens at the Mass - on Friday, January 31st, takes the place of Sunday formation that weekend.

The February Foundations of Our Faith Retreat, The Gospels of Matthew & Mark, will be presented by Rick Keller-Scholz on February 9th, from 1-5:00 pm.

Foundations of Our Faith - 1.4 God and the human person Sunday, Jan 26 – 1:00-5:00 pm. Please plan to attend and bring your Catholic bible and Catechism: Your presenter will be Father Bryan Dolejsi, Director of Vocations for Archdiocese of Seattle. Discuss what the two Creation stories in Genesis reveal about the relationship between God and humans. Explore the concepts of Sin, Grace, Faith, Free Will, Redemption, and Salvation. In preparation, it is suggested that you read Genesis 1-11, Exodus 21-23 & 32-34, Amos 2:6-16, Isaiah 5:1-7, Luke 10:29-37, Galatians. Learn about the Catholic understanding of the dignity of the human person and of our sacramental view of the world.

Calling all Golfers!
An informal SJV golf team is forming to play in the business league at the Golf Club - (club membership is not required - open to all!). If you are a serious golfer,this may not be for you. We are looking for 5 people who wish to play some golf and have fun. Play is on Tuesday evening at 5 PM starting May 21 and continuing into summer. It is 9 holes in a scramble format so there is no pressure. For more info contact Robert 253-579-4682.

Confession - Every parish in the archdiocese will offer confessions each Friday of Lent from 6-7pm. Confessions will end at 7pm but you can come back Saturday at 4:30pm or the following week.
Soup Suppers will be on Sundays after the 10:30 a.m. Mass instead of Fridays.
Stations of the Cross - We are looking for someone that would be excited to lead the Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent. If you are interested in leading this ministry, please contact Maria Pottinger at