Announcements 6/1

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. Recommended for children over 13, so please no infants who may cry easily in public, because this would disrupt actors, audience and show.

Annual Catholic Appeal Donations
$35,011 - 88% of our goal ($39,653) - 99 donors
Your gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal is still needed! Thank you to all who have responded to the needs of our Church in Western Washington through the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal.    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”

St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a St. Vincent de Paul collection after all masses the weekend of June 7-8th.
This Sunday is the last Children's Faith Formation class.  With the High School Retreat at the beginning of June, the 2013-14 faith formation program will come to a close.  Before planning begins for the 2014-15 faith formation year, let's take a moment to thank the parishioners who have volunteered their time in this year's formation programs.
  • Children's and Youth Ministry Program:  Mary Lawrence, Jim Gross, Signe Drake, Jaculin Dougher, Heidi Tosterud, Kristen Gunn, Charlotte Lovekin, Kathy Myer, Jim Gilmour, Brandon and Lauren Sheard, and Jing Lovekin.
  • Children's Retreat:  Lonnie Shiosaki, Janice Johns, Ellen Stewart, Mykah Shiosaki, Jing Lovekin, Kristen Gunn, and Charlotte Lovekin
  • Youth Ministry Expansion Feasibility Committee:  Kathy Myer, Jim Gilmour, Wintry Sheehan, Charlotte Lovekin, and Ken and Sarah Drew
  • Adult Formation - Foundations of Our Faith Retreats:  Lauren Sheard, Jim Walker, Ron Keenan, John Burggraff, Ken Drew, Nancy Radford, Fran Hadenfeldt, Jaculin Dougher and Roxana Rivas
  • Adult Formation Recommendations Committee: Collin Medeiros, Brandon Sheard, and Ken Drew
  • RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  Jim Walker, Signe Drake, Jeff Hancock, Cynthia Delgado-Williams, Chris Anderson, Nancy Radford, Lucy Clarke, Valerie Howe, Lila Maiwald, Smokey Snowden, and Nancy Brown

No morning Masses: 
June 2 - 4 & June 16 – 20 

"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.


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