World Mission SundayToday is World Mission Sunday! We are invited today to reach out and help build the Church in Mongolia, the world’s youngest Catholic Church, as well as local churches throughout the Missions, in the most remote areas across our world. Your prayers and generous gift to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the collection today help the work of priests, religious and lay leaders in Mongolia and throughout the Missions who offer the poor practical help and the experience of God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace. Please keep the Missions in your daily prayers. Please be as generous as you can to today’s collection. For more information, please visit www.IAmAMissionary.org.
IMPORTANT CALENDAR UPDATES The funeral for Lorrie Lande-Niles has been moved to THURSDAY OCT. 30th at 1pm.
The regular 10am Morning Mass on THURSDAY OCT. 30th will be canceled.
No mandatory Mass on ALL SAINT'S DAY this year (Nov. 1), as it falls on a Saturday and so is abrogated.
SJV MARRIAGE ADVOCATES NEEDED
Our 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).
Fall Church Clean-up
Save 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.
ECUMENICAL BOOK GROUP
The 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.
Rachel’s Corner November 7-9, 2014
Hope and Healing After Abortion
In a survey conducted by the Elliot Institute (www.afterabortion.org), almost three of every five women who have had an abortion have suffered from suicidal thoughts. Come with us on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat. We will help you face that pain, opening yourself to God for Him to heal you. Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673) You are loved with an everlasting Love! Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.
Cornerstone Conference, Oct. 24-25
Don'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: www.CornerstoneCatholic.com 206-301-0556
Faustina: Messenger of Divine MercyExperience 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