Announcements 5/18

June 13 at 7:30 pm 
June 14 at 7:30 pm
June 15 at 7:30 pm
Come see St. John Vianney Catholic Church's production of "Art", a dark comedy about the fraught relationship between love and truth whenever friends - and abstract art - are involved. Reza's Tony Award winning play asks the question: If your friendship is based on tacit mutual agreement, what happens when one person does something different and completely unexpected? Are you who you think you are, or are you who your friends think you are? And is a work of art in and of itself valuable, or valuable only because you think it is?

It stars Steve Tosterud, Kirk Beeler and Fr. Marc Powell, with direction by Ken Drew. Admission is free, but a donation of between $10-$20 is suggested; funds help enhance the church's performance space. A Q&A with cast and director follows each show..

Donations-$28,906 - 73% of our goal - 79 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.
Each year during the Annual Catholic Appeal campaign, we pause and consider all the good that is done because we give: the homeless are sheltered; the elderly are cared for; our seminarians are prepared for future ministry, to name a few. Great things are accomplished in the name of Jesus!
If you have not already done so, please consider making your annual commitment today to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Know that every gift, no matter the amount, CAN and WILL make a difference. If you cannot make a financial commitment at this time, please fill out an envelope and pledge to offer a prayer (write it in the pledge amount box). Please fill out a pledge envelope today or go online to donate:

“That through our gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal, we show passion for our Faith, promise for the Future, care for our Community, and love for our Family… We pray to the Lord”

AN EVENING SOIREE! AFTER SATURDAY’S MASS!We have a great evening planned and we need your support for it to be a complete success.
Tickets are $25 each (include hors d'oeuvres and 2 glasses of wine) 5:45pm-8pm
  • Fine wine, live piano music, lovely ambiance, and lively conversation.
  • 50/50 Raffle tickets - $5 each or 5/$20 
Tickets can be purchased after all Masses whether you are attending the event or not
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).

"What We Talk About When We Talk About God," by Rob Bell, will be discussed by the Vashon Ecumenical Book Group from 4 to 5:30 pm, Sunday, June 1, in the conference room of St. John Vianney Church. David Giusti will facilitate the discussion. All are welcome. Bell, a pastor, public speaker, and bestselling author, argues that both culture and church resist talking about God and shows how we can reconnect with a God who is pulling us toward a better future. The group's July book will be the novel, "The Lovely Bones," by Alice Sebold.

CONGRATULATIONS!Parishioners Tim & Chris Jovanovich would like to announce that their son, Timmy Jovanovich, will marry Amanda Anderson at St. Michael's Chapel in West Olympia on Saturday, May 24th @ 2:00 pm. Blessings to them all!

Opportunity to discern a call to the priesthood
All Catholic young men, ages 13-18, are invited to participate in the annual Quo Vadis, Days vocation camp. This camp will help those attending come to know Jesus more deeply and discern if they are being called to a vocation to the priesthood. QVD will be led by priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese. The camp will be held from June 22 - 25 at Camp Don Bosco near Carnation. The cost will be covered by the Serra Club. More information is available at .

A Week at CYO Summer Camp Can Change a Young Person’s Life!
Summer camp is more than just eating s’mores, swimming in the pool, and exploring the woods. CYO Summer Camp is about transforming lives through programs rooted in Catholic tradition and personal encounters with Jesus Christ. Lessons in problem solving, team work and the Catholic faith are taught through fun hands on games and high adventure activities away from smart phones and flat screens. Send your son or daughter or whole family to CYO Camp, those sacred memories will last a lifetime. Please contact us for more information! 206-382-4591 cyo@seattlearch

The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis, A Vision for the Church $15 in vestibule
Collected from Pope Francis's speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, this book is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church. Paperback copies are available by the Lighthouse display in the vestibule for $15. Drop cash or check payable to St. John Vianney in the slot on the display box.