Announcements 3/8

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.

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.
  • The difference between the Sacrament of Matrimony and a simple marriage. 
  • What difference does it make?
  • The unique spirituality of married couples
This presentation is appropriate for all married and engaged couples as well as those who are widowed or even divorced. In fact, any person interested in marriage will find the evening worthwhile, married or not. High school students are also welcome. If you come, prepare to laugh at unexpected times. The evenings are informative, inspiring and fun.

LENTEN SOUP LUNCHESThere are sign-up sheets in the vestibule for SOUP LUNCHES every Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. Masses during Lent. If you are able to bring either pots of soup or bread, please sign up by writing your name under the appropriate week. There are separate sheets for those able and willing to bring BREAD and those able and willing to bring SOUP.

Vehicle Donation ProgramCARS, Inc! powers a vehicle donation program that can benefit our own parish! If you have a vehicle you would like to donate, call 1-800-407-GIVE (4483) or visit www.seattlearchdiocese-cardonations.org They assist with all the paperwork and tax receipts needed for filing. 80% of the sale of the vehicle (after towing and auction costs) will go to our parish or wherever you designate the gift.

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

Make Your Marriage a Priority this Lenten Season It’s not too late to focus on something positive this Lent -- making your marriage everything God intended it to be. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help you rediscover your spouse and move forward in a more positive and loving way. 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 www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Help needed in the Rosary Garden. Hurry only 11 stations 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. Stations 1,4, and 6 have already been adopted. Call the office for more info.

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY, MARCH 26
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 www.ipjc.org or sign up the day of the event. For more information or to join a carpool from Vashon, contact johnamccoy@yahoo.com or 206.304.6039.

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

Join TOGETHER in Prayer
The Western Catholic Charismatic Renewal prays for a specific priest and/or deacon every day. This Sunday (March 8) the Western Catholic Charismatic Renewal is offering prayers for Fr. Marc. Let’s join our prayers together for Fr. Marc. “Pray that these men let themselves be enthralled by Christ. In this way they will be, for the world in our time, heralds of hope, reconciliation and peace!” (Adapted from Benedict XVI)

Easter Lily Fundraiser – starting THIS week!
There will be order forms available next week to raise money as well as decorate our church for the Easter season. You can 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 and the forms are included in this week’s bulletin.

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC
THE WAY OF A PILGRIM
Be sure to check out the cover story in the March Edition of the Northwest Catholic. It features the story about our parishioner, Phil Volker, and his journey & pilgrimage on The Camino.