Announcements 5/11

An Evening Soiree! - Saturday, May 17 5:45-8:00pm in the Social Hall
This adults only evening will feature:
  • Tasty hors d'oeurves (fruit splendini, smoked salmon with caper cream cheese on a sesame cracker, stuffed mushrooms, curried pork tenderloin bruschetta with dijon and apricot chutney, gouda puffs)
  • Fine wine, live piano music, lovely ambiance, and lively conversation.
  • Silent auction of delightful items, donated services, and decadent desserts!
  • 50/50 raffle (tickets are $5 each or 5/$20 and can be bought after all Masses whether you are attending the event or not)
Tickets are $25 each (include hors d'oeurves and 2 glasses of wine) and will go on sale April 26 after all Masses.

There will NOT be an Italian Dinner in the fall. We have come up with a smaller scale event to help replace a part of the income while still enjoying a lovely evening with lovely friends.

We are trying to do this with as few volunteers as possible (notice there are NO sign-up sheets in the vestibule?) We would like as many parishioners as possible to be free to simply enjoy the event.

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...."

Annual Catholic Appeal: Donations-$19,230 - 48% of our goal - 46 donors
Your support is critical to the success of the Annual Catholic Appeal and its many ministries and services! This year’s total Archdiocesan goal is $11M. Our parish portion of this goal is $39,653.00.
Please remember that every gift does make a difference, but the reality is that some of your fellow parishioners will not be able to financially support the Appeal this year. If you have not already done so, would you consider a gift of $1 a day or $365 or more, to make up for those who cannot give financially this year? Please fill out a pledge envelope today or go online to donate:

ST JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH PRESENTS THE PLAY “ART”Come see St. John Vianney's stage production of Yasmina Reza’s tragic comedy “ART” featuring actors Steve Tosterud, Kirk Beeler and Fr. Marc Powell, with direction by Ken Drew, stage managed by Jim Roy and sound by Jamie Dulfer.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. on June. 13th, 14th, and 15th in the parish hall.
The play is appropriate for ages 13+, but please no infants or small children as crying will disrupt actors, audience and show. The event is free, but a $10-$20 donation is suggested; donations help fund enhancement of our developing theater space. If anyone has a 3 seat couch that we could use for the show, please reach out to Fr. Marc or Ken Drew (360-657-1933).

"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.

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATIONAdoration on First Friday in May will be cancelled, but will resume on June 6th 6pm-9pm.
Beloved parishioner, Madeline Rippo, is re-locating to California soon. We are so thankful for her sharing her years here on Vashon with us and we wish her many blessings in the next chapter of her life.

May 11th--a Living Rosary will be led by the FF students in the Rosary Garden
On May 11th the children of our parish will honor Mary, the Mother of our Lord, by praying the Rosary in our beautiful SJV Rosary Garden. We are inviting all parishioners to join us in our prayers. We will meet in the garden at 9:30 and begin reciting the Rosary as soon as we are all assembled. Each Faith Formation class will begin a decade. Faith Formation parents and all other interested parishioners, please plan to attend this lovely parish tradition and pray with us so that every “bead” on this Living Rosary will be prayed by a different member of our parish.

Family Life Conference – St. Pius X, Mountlake Terrace – May 10thArchbishop J. Peter Sartain will be the keynote speaker at the conference on Saturday, May 10th, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Mountlake Terrace. This exciting event is an all day affair from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will feature internationally known speakers such as Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Pia de Solenni, radio host of My Catholic Faith, Tom Curran, and Mark Shea (Mark will be speaking to the young people in a breakout called 'Teen Track.’) For more information and to register, or call (425) 775-7545 or visit Registration includes a Continental-style breakfast and lunch for all members of the family.$20 for a senior, $30 senior couple, $30 for adult, $50 for adult couple and $40 for a family of 3 or more.