Announcements 3/22

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.

Divine Mercy Sunday Lamb Roast & Potluck-April 12thYou and yours are invited to a traditional
'cordero al asador' lamb spit roast.
We'll gather at 2:30pm to watch the final stages of the roast, taking it off the fire at 3 to rest while we pray/chant the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Then we'll carve and serve the meal at 3:30. We'll be roasting all day; come when you can. Meat and flatbread will be provided. Appetizers, side-dishes, desserts and drinks will be potluck style, so bring your favorite dish. Hopefully weather will permit outdoor play of all kinds. All are welcome. Bring your friends and family and celebrate this 2nd Sunday of Easter with us. Please call Lauren with any questions, 463-6328.

Fun Run planning meeting
There will be a meeting to begin planning a parish sponsored 5K Fun Run after the 10:30 am mass Sunday, April 12, 2015. If you like running, walking or just want to help , please bring your ideas to the meeting. If you can't attend the meeting but would like to participate, email Lucy Hellier-Clarke at or call 206-463-5470, or sign up on the sheet in the social hall. Would you be willing to be a second contact person? If so please add your information to the announcement.

The Surprising Sacrament of
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 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12 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.

Pancake Breakfast

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

Pilgrimage to see Pope Francis at the
World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis is coming to the United States in September! The Archdiocese of Seattle is organizing a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Philadelphia. Held every three years, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. The WMF 2015, “Love is Our Mission,” includes the Congress (Sept. 22-25) and weekend events including a Mass with Pope Francis (Sept. 26-27). The Congress has two tracks:

The Adult Congress offers inspiring speakers such as

  • Fr. Robert Barron 
  • Carl Anderson
  • Professor Helen AlvarĂ© 
  • Dr. Scott Hahn
  • Damon Owens 
  • Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla  (daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla)
The Youth Congress (ages 6-17) is an interactive program where young people can build, create, play, listen, serve, and embrace the mission of love that brings families fully alive. Daycare will also be available. As an added bonus, the pilgrimage features a Mass and dinner with Archbishop Sartain in Philadelphia. For complete information on how to register for this exciting pilgrimage, visit

World Youth Day

Join Archbishop Sartain, along with the Youth Delegation, on a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland July 22-August 1, 2016. Includes visits to Czestochowa, Auschwitz, and Zakopane – several sites that were important in the life of Saint John Paul II. Space is still open for parish groups or families - see website for participant guidelines. Information: 206-274-3175 ~OYYAE Youth Ministry on 3/19/2015

Seattle Catholic Men’s Conference
"Iron Sharpens Iron 3" on April 25th at St. Stephen the Martyr, Renton. Featuring Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Matt Fradd, Hector Molina, Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, and Fr. Ed White. $50 fee includes lunch. Visit the archdiocese website for more information. ~OCFF on 3/19/2015