Announcements 3/15

Mary as a role model for 21st century women
Women’s Lenten Retreat

Sister Joyce Cox, BVM will be leading a Lenten retreat for women on Saturday, March 28th 10-3pm at St. John Vianney. Time is provided for individual and community prayer, spiritual reading and reflection, with opportunities for sacred silence and sharing.

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


Feed Jesus’ hunger in suffering refugees through the USCCB Department of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS). Give water to quench Jesus’ thirst in the people of Bolivia and Ethiopia through the humanitarian work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Offer legal assistance to Jesus in struggling immigrants through the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). Reach out to comfort Jesus’ loneliness in isolated workers through the pastoral work of the USCCB Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church. Advocate on behalf of Jesus in the poor and abandoned through the public policy work of the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development. Send aid to Jesus in the victims of natural disasters through the Holy Father’s Relief Fund.

The Surprising Sacrament of Matrimony
presented by Father Thomas Vandenberg
May 2nd, 10am-3pm
We are delighted to welcome Fr. Tom Vandenberg to our parish community as he helps us explore the Sacrament of Matrimony, focusing especially on what distinguishes it from all other marriages.


Hurry only stations 2, 7, 9-14 remain. Please adopt a station of the cross for 2015. The effort is about a half hour a month and requires you to keep the area looking tidy.

CYO Summer Camp - Register Now
Registration is open for a fun camping experience for your kids or even your whole family! Visit for more information!

Is Your Marriage Everything it was Meant to be?Take some time to reflect on your marriage this Lenten season. If you feel a sense of sadness or disillusionment, you are not alone. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help your marriage heal and thrive. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning April 24-26, 2015 call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at

Mowing Team Needs YouHelp needed- The grounds crew is in need of a few people to join the mowing team. The commitment is every other week and we mow on a Friday for 3 hours. Please contact the office or contact Robert at 253-579-4682.

The parish St. Vincent de Paul Society invites you to join them at Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia on Thursday, March 26. The 2015 session of the Washington State Legislature will make crucial decisions on funding education, housing, mental health, and programs for the most vulnerable. The day includes Mass, legislative briefings, and meetings with lawmakers. You can pre-register at or sign up the day of the event. For more information or to join a carpool from Vashon, contact or 206.304.6039.

Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendar… Our pancake breakfast celebrating the Easter season will be Sunday, April 19th

Easter Lily Fundraiser Order an Easter Lily in honor of someone living OR in memory of someone who has passed away. Once the lilies arrive, a sticker will be attached with the person’s name who is being honored/remembered. The lilies will be placed around the church and sanctuary on Easter and will remain there through the Easter Season. The cost is $15 per Lily.

Upcoming Retreats AT THE PALISADES
Mar 13-15
Men's Silent Lenten Retreat
Fr. Jack Shrum

Mar 20-22
On Fire for the Light Women's Lenten Retreat
Heather King

Mar 27-29
Palm Sunday Silent Retreat
Fr. Jordan Bradshaw, O.P.

April 17-19
Glorifying God:
Mind, Body, and Soul
Men's Retreat
Fr. John Antony

May 1-3
Daughters of the King: Catholic Princess Retreat
Camille Pauley

May 8-10
Praying with Our Friends, the Saints
Women's Silent Retreat
Fr. Sean Raftis