Announcements: 10/5

Aline Nahera Arteaga will receive the sacrament of baptism during the Saturday 5pm Mass.
Congratulations to the parents Maria E. Arteaga-Sales & Christian R. Najera Veneros.

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).

Bulletin Announcement for October Weekends – “Now is the time to return the Priest Pension Fund envelope that is in your October envelope packet. Your much needed donation supplements the pension of our retired and retiring priests. They are very grateful for this additional support. You may click here to learn more.

ECUMENICAL BOOK GROUPThe Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives," a collection of research articles edited by Alvin H. Rosenfeld, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Fireside Room at Bethel Church, 14736 Bethel Lane SW. All are welcome. "Resurgent Antisemitism" explores the sources, goals, and consequences of today's antsemitism and its relationship to the past.

Dear SJV parishioners:
I want to remind all parents that if your small child is in distress and crying or fidgeting and making noise at Mass, please get up and take them into our "Quieting Room" until they have calmed and quieted down. We have speakers in the Quieting Room and you can hear and see the Mass from there. Please only return to the worship space when your child is no longer in distress.

Crying, vocalizing and fidgeting are normal in small children, and a bit of this is fine and expected. But if loud and disruptive crying or noises go on for an extended length of time, it disrupts the Mass and hinders others from entering into the liturgy with full, active and conscious concentration and participation. If you have questions on when you should take your child out of the worship space and into the Quieting Room, please make an appointment to speak with me.

We love having children at Mass; they are the future of the Church. But we do need to be respectful of everyone's desire to participate in the Mass without overwhelming distraction.
In Christ,
- Fr. Marc

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:

• Archbishop Sartain, Bishop Elizondo, Bishop Cupich, and Bishop Tyson

• Immaculee Ilibagiza (Rwandan genocide survivor)

• Abby Johnson (former Planned Parenthood director)

• Serrin Foster (President of Feminists for Life)

• Vicki Thorn (national founder of Project Rachel)

• Bishop Robert McElroy (Catholic media contributor on caring for the poor)

• Clare Halpine (World Youth Alliance)
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