Announcements 4/20

Divine Mercy Sunday Lamb Roast and PotluckSt. John Vianney, Vashon Island, April 27th. You and yours are invited to a traditional 'cordero al asador' lamb spit roast. We'll gather at 2:30pm to watch the final stages of the roast, taking it off the fire at 3 to rest while we pray/chant the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Then we'll carve and serve the meal at 3:30. We'll be roasting all day; come when you can. Meat and flatbread will be provided. Appetizers, side-dishes, desserts and drinks will be potluck style, so bring your favorite dish. Hopefully weather will permit outdoor play of all kinds. All are welcome. Bring your friends and family and celebrate this 2nd Sunday of Easter with us. - Love, The Sheards

An Evening Soiree! - Saturday, May 17 5:45-8:00pm in the Social HallThis adults only evening will feature tasty hors d'oeurves, fine wine, live piano music, lovely ambiance, lively conversation and a silent auction of delightful items, donated services, and decadent desserts! Tickets are $25 each (include hors d'oeurves and 2 glasses of wine) and will go on sale April 26 after all Masses.

If you have an item or service to donate or would like to provide a decadent dessert for the silent auction, please leave it in the copy room or contact Maria Pottinger (463-2129). Some ideas of services include: "a weekly loaf of bread for 1 month" or "a pie a month for 3 months" or "a monthly arrangement of flowers from my garden for 3 months" or "a dozen eggs every other week for...."

ECUMENICAL BOOK GROUP"Living Gently in a Violent World," by Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier, will be discussed by the Vashon Ecumenical Book Group from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Vashon Lutheran Church, 18623 Vashon Hwy SW. All are welcome. Hauerwas, a theologian, and Vanier, founder of L'Arche community, collaborate in this short volume to show how people with disabilities witness to the heart of the gospel. The group's June book is "What We Talk About When We Talk About God" by Rob Bell.

Parish Mission in the Spirit of Pope Francis May 4-6th, 6:30-8PMJack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries and author of the Good News People program, will be coming to St. Catherine of Siena Parish for a three night long parish mission this coming May. The event is free and open to all. We will explore together the theme of ABUNDANCE. Do you long to live with a heart wide open? Both inspiring and challenging, Jack can speak a vision of how you can embrace the invitation of Jesus to a deeper faith, a wider love, and a more life-giving path. St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 814 NE 85th St., Seattle, WA

UPCOMING CANONIZATION INFORMATIONThe canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II April 27 will mark a historic moment for the Catholic Church. To explore the meaning of the lives of these modern-day spiritual heroes, http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/canonizations-john-xxiii-john-paul-ii.cfm

OSO BENEFIT - THANK YOU!
A huge thank you to everyone who bought tickets and/or made donations to the dinner last Sunday for the people affected by the mudslide in Oso. Because of your generosity, we are able to send $5,700 to Father Sauer in Arlington and Darrington to help with his work with those people. A big thank you, too, to Shawn Hoffman at IGA for donating some of the food needed, to Mary Lee Hutchinson for hand making all the delicious rolls, and to the anonymous donors who paid for the other supplies needed, so that all the proceeds could go directly to the people. Finally, thank you to all who worked so hard to make this a successful event. Thank you to the students of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Religious Education class for serving the dinners and bussing the tables, and the adult crew who were working behind the scenes. May God specially bless each and every one of you. You have stepped forward and done what He has asked us to do.