Announcements 10/12

Fall Church Clean-upSave the date of Nov 15th starting at 9:30, We will once again clean-up the Church and Rectory grounds. We will be done by noon. This is always a great project for families.
Please bring rakes, tarps and blowers.

SJV MARRIAGE ADVOCATES NEEDEDOur parish is in need of volunteers to help parishioners seeking marriage annulments.
These Marriage "Advocates" receive special training through the Archdiocese of Seattle (paid for by our parish) to assist those seeking annulments in presenting their request to our archdiocesan Tribunal (Marriage Court). The advocate conducts a personal interview with the petitioner, helps in the preparation of the petitioner's formal request, and insures that all forms and other data are complete. The Advocate also helps answer the petitioner's questions about the annulment process and the Church's teaching on marriage.
You do not need to be a lawyer to exercise this ministry or have previous related experience. All the training you will need to perform the role of Advocate will be provided by the parish and our archdiocese. We are also fortunate that our current Advocate, who will be cycling out of this important role, has offered to mentor interested candidates.
To learn more about becoming a Marriage Advocate and about upcoming training sessions, please contact Fr. Marc at the parish office (567-4149)

PRIEST PENSION FUND Your much needed donation supplements the pension of our retired and retiring priests. They are very grateful for this additional support. You may put your envelopes or a check with it’s memo labelled “Priest Pension Fund” in the collection basket or return them to the parish office.

ECUMENICAL BOOK GROUPThe Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "The Gift of the Jews" by Thomas Cahill from 4 to 5:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Fireside Room at Bethel Church, 14736 Bethel Lane SW. All are welcome. Cahill, the best-selling author of several books on turning points in history, contends that the unique Jewish view of life and faith made Western Civilization possible. The group's December book is "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell.
Archbishop Murphy High Schl Launches Living Library
Opens online archive of nearly 1,000 documents. Nearly one thousand documents written by Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy are now open to the public. Today, Archbishop Murphy High School launched a digital archive, a collection of the archbishop’s works over his lifetime. This archive includes columns, homilies, addresses, and newspaper columns. The school worked closely with the Archbishop’s family while putting together this robust online resource. Brian Murphy, the archbishop’s nephew, feels this library is a testament to his uncle’s gift of writing. To view the entire virtual library visit
“The archbishop possessed a unique ability to convey the key principles of the Catholic Church and the core foundations of his ministry in a meaningful way – a way that priests, religious men and women and lay people could absorb and understand.”

UPCOMING RETREATS (OFF ISLAND)• Introduction to Centering Prayer - October 10-12, 2014 - Sr. Joyce Cox, B.V.M.
• Silent Advent Retreat: Joy in the Holy Spirit - December 5-7, 2014 - Fr. Jim Northrop
• ”There is More!" Marriage Retreat - February 13-15, 2015 - Dr. Tom and Kari Curran

Cornerstone Conference, Oct. 24-25Don't miss the Cornerstone Catholic Conference Oct. 24th & 25th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Bishops of Washington State are sponsoring the Cornerstone Conference to inspire and educate Catholics. This is a statewide conference sponsored by our Catholic bishops and the line-up of speakers is truly impressive. Tickets cover Friday evening and all day Saturday. Lunch is included. The Conference is designed for adults only, with special events for young adults (18-28). No childcare is available. Adults $75 & Young Adults (18-28) $65. Partial scholarships are available. Register online at: 206-301-0556

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy. Experience the timely and gripping live drama. This new production is on tour nationwide and was featured in Marian Helper magazine. The play is suitable for ages 13 and up.

Friday, October 17 - 7:00 pm in SUMNER Saturday, October 18 - 7:00 pm in BREMERTON
Monday, October 20 - 7:00 pm in TACOMA Friday, October 24 - 6:30 pm in CAMAS