Announcements 11/2

HOLLY DAZE - NOV. 22HOLLY DAZE, the All-Island holiday bazaar slated for Saturday, November 22nd at McMurray Middle School, is put on as a parish fund-raiser by St John Vianney Women's Group, and they need you, please. A "HELP WANTED" page in this Bulletin describes ways in which you might participate -- with an hour of your time, a day, or even more if the spirit moves you! Holly Daze 2014 vendor space is now sold out , with 57 craftspeople and the SJV Women's Group Bake Sale; this is going to be a great bazaar -- don't miss being a part of it!

PANCAKE BREAKFAST NOV 2 @ 10:30AMThere will be a Pancake Breakfast following Sunday’s 10:30am Mass.
Suggested donation $5/person, $15/family.
Mark your calendar for future pancake breakfasts: November 30th & January 4th.

St. Vincent de Paul COLLECTIONThere will be a collection after masses next weekend, November 8th and 9th.

SVdP SPONSORS A THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVEHelp assist those in need by contributing to the SVdP St. John Vianney conference food drive. Please bring non-perishable foods (canned and dried goods, cereals, pasta, etc.) and leave them in the SVdP basket in the church vestibule. Food can be donated at SJV until Nov 23rd.

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).

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.

Annual Catholic Appeal Matching Gifts Thank you to those who have already fulfilled your Annual Catholic Appeal pledge! If you would like to help maximize our Annual Catholic Appeal Rebate this year for our parish project, please check if your employer has a Matching Gift program. Once your gift has been paid in full, you can apply for the match per your employer’s instructions. The Annual Catholic Appeal, Archdiocese of Seattle, is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID # 91-0778147. Call 206-382-4274 if you have any questions. Mailing address: Annual Catholic Appeal, PO Box 14964, Seattle 98114

UPCOMING RETREATS (OFF ISLAND)
• Seattle Archdiocese Latin Mass:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 PM - Vancouver Wa

• 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