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Adult Faith Formation SurveyThe Adult Faith Formation Committee is currently preparing a 5 year recommendation for Adult Faith Formation activities for the parish. We need your help! Could you please fill out the survey located on the table next to the basket in the vestibule.

ST JOHN VIANNEY
THE GOSPELS OF MATTHEW AND MARK
Sunday, February 9th, 1pm-5pm
Rick Keller-Scholz from the Archdiocese of Seattle will present The Gospels of Matthew and Mark. Reflect upon two of the Synoptic Gospels and their sources, themes, theological emphasis, literary forms, and social and historical contexts. Prayerfully meditate upon the Parables and open your heart to the messages that can be gleaned for the modern Catholic. Please remember to bring your Bible. The presentation is free and child care is provided.

ST JOHN VIANNEY
PRAYER - CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION
Sunday, February 23rd, following the 10:30am Mass
Sister Joyce Cox, BVM, will be with us on February 23rd to meet with all interested parishioners during the coffee hour to talk about Prayer. Bring your questions and embrace this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the call to a Life of Prayer. Learn about Spiritual Direction, an honored practice whose roots lie deep in Catholic tradition.

ST JOHN VIANNEY
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Friday, February 28th, following the daily Mass
Sister Joyce Cox, BVM, will be at the parish on Friday, February 28th from 10:30am-2:30pm, for Spiritual Direction. If you would like to meet with Sister Joyce during this time, please contact Connie Walker at netwalker@centurylink.net or 463-9871.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL A collection for St. Vincent de Paul will be taken after the masses this weekend.
Thank you for your generosity.

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY IN OLYMPIA, FEB. 21Join members of our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society at Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia on Friday, Feb.21 to talk with state lawmakers about proposed legislation that would help the poor and vulnerable. Areas include housing, economic justice, health care, child welfare, life issues, environment, and criminal justice. The day begins at 9 am at St. Michael Church with a legislative briefing and Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. Mid-day is devoted to pre-arranged meetings with lawmakers. The day concludes at 3 pm.
You can register online at www.ccsww.org/advocacy or at the event itself. If you would like a ride from Vashon, contact John McCoy (johnamccoy@yahoo.com)

CYO SUMMER CAMPCYO Summer Camp information is here. You will find it on the Faith Formation table in the social hall.

Human Trafficking Prayer Service, Feb. 8COME PRAY... Sat. Feb. 8, 12:00 @ St. Patrick's, 1001 N "J", Tacoma, 98403. St. Patrick Parish in Tacoma is hosting a prayer service concerning human trafficking - it is a call for prayers against human trafficking and for those who work in this field. This service remembers St. Josephine Bakhita and all victims of human trafficking. For more information, contact Angela Connelly, 253-208-7099.


St. Vincent de Paul- More than $30,000 in help given through SVdP in 2013 - Winter 2014
Through the generosity of SJV parishioners, the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society was able to provide more than $30,000 worth of housing, utility, food, clothing, and other assistance to islanders in need in fiscal year 2013.
The St. John Vianney wood crew, partnering with SVdP, made more than 60 deliveries of donated firewood valued at about $10,000 to low-income families for whom wood is the primary winter heating source.
Parish Vincentians made over 200 home visits and provided over 700 hours of service during the year. They were also able to give Thanksgiving dinner provisions to 19 families and Advent Tree gifts purchased by parishioners to 23 families at Christmas time. “Because our parishioners give so generously, we are able to meet the emergency needs of almost every islander who calls us,” said Diane Kajca, president of the parish SVdP conference.

SVdP TAKES ON RESPONSIBILITY FOR EIGHT COMMUNITY MEALS IN 2014 Volunteers are sought to work with Vincentians in preparing, serving, and sharing in the Vashon community meals. The parish SVdP is responsible for meals on the fifth Mondays and fifth Fridays of the month in 2014.
The fifth Monday meals are at the Methodist Church; the fifth Friday meals at the Lutheran Church. Both are from 5 to 6:30 pm.
If you can help on Monday, March 31, and other fifth Mondays, contact Lucy Clarke (lehellier@gmail.com). For fifth Fridays, contact John McCoy (johnamccoy@yahoo.com)