Announcements 4/19

There will be a meeting to begin planning a parish sponsored 5K Fun Run after the 10:30 am mass Sunday , April 27th. 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.


Confirmation day will be May 9th. We are planning a reception for our confirmandi after the 5pm Mass. Please help us celebrate by signing up to help. A table is set up in the narthex. We appreciate your participation. For any questions call Jennifer Charnews at 463 2338 or 491 1470 (cell).


Remember our cookbooks? Seven cookbooks were found while cleaning out a space. They are $5 and are located by the Lighthouse display on the table in the vestibule by the bulletin basket. You can pay for them using the money slot on the Lighthouse display. Cash or check made out to St. John Vianney. That’s the last of them! (or so we think….)

There is still time for campers of all ages to register for a fun, faith-filled adventure at CYO Summer Camp! CYO Summer Camps help our young people grow as people of faith and build sacred memories that will last a lifetime.

ADOPT A STATION: Special Thank you

All the stations of the cross have now been adopted. Thank you to all the participants. I will have a monthly reminder in the bulletin to review your stations. If you have any questions contact the office or Robert (253-579-4682)

Pancake Breakfast

Our pancake breakfast celebrating the Easter season is this Sunday, April 19th after the 10:30am Mass. Suggested donation $5/person, $15/family.

Annual Catholic AppealThis year’s Annual Catholic Appeal has us reflect upon A Future Full of Hope: Passion for our Faith, Promise for our Future, Care for our Community, and Love for our Family. Please prayerfully consider giving to the needs of our Archdiocese as we conduct the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal over the next four weeks. Thank you if you have already made your gift to the Appeal! If not, please fill out a pledge envelope today or go online to donate:

Vashon Island Chorale’s “Requiem
Vashon Island Chorale presents “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré and “From the Bavarian Highlands” by Edward Elgar in concerts on Saturday, April 25, 7:30pm and Sunday, April 26, 3pm at Bethel Church. Tickets at Vashon Book Shop or at the door if still available.

The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Someone," a novel by Alice McDermott, at its next meeting from 4 to 5:30 pm Sunday, May 3, in the conference room at St. John Vianney Church, 16100 115th Ave. SW. John McCoy, an SJV member, will facilitate the discussion. All are welcome.
McDermott's latest novel is the story of an unremarkable Irish-American woman, her family, and her struggles growing up in the changing world of the mid-20th century. It raises issues of hope, love, and faith.

A New Beginning for Your Marriage

Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) helps distressed couples rediscover each other and take positive steps to begin a new life of healing, commitment and love. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning April 24-26, 2015 call 206-706-2608 or visit

2015 Catholic Women’s Retreat

Rest, relax, and reconnect with God at the Divine Mercy Ministries 11thannual Catholic Women’s Retreat to be held May 29 – 31st in Leavenworth, WA. This year’s theme is “Finding Your Prayer Path.” As part of the retreat, Father Seamus Kerr will be offering Mass, Adoration, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Get more information and register at There is limited space and the cost of registration goes up after April 15th, so register today!

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.

Youth Ministry Services
Summer Opportunities
One aspect of Comprehensive Youth Ministry are opportunities to develop leadership among the young church. Both Ascend (High School Leadership Retreat) and Camp 4:12 (JH Leadership Camp) offer opportunities for youth and youth ministry leaders to attend together, as a team, to develop their leadership gifts as well as grow as servant-leaders.

Another key element is an opportunity to serve our brothers and sisters in need. ONE WEEK is a Service-Learning mission trip that invites youth ministry groups to serve locally during the day, and reflect on our Catholic Social Teachings in the evenings. ONE WEEK happens at several sites throughout the summer and encourages groups to return home and continue to live lives of service every day.

All our summer opportunities strive to develop discipleship among the young church and to return to their home parishes, ready to serve! To learn more about these wonderful summer opportunities for your youth and youth ministers please visit our website.

Young Adult Ministry

World Youth Day 2016
The Archdiocese of Seattle will be sending a delegation of young adults (18-39) to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland for 2016's World Youth Day! We are excited to invite you to be part of this pilgrimage! Signups are available for individuals or for parishes to register a whole group. We still have space and would love for you to consider sending some young adults from your parish. A few quick facts about the trip: (1) There is room for 50 young adults to travel with this delegation. (2) Our trip will include all of the World Youth Day events in addition to opportunities to experience the spiritual richness of Poland including a trip and tour to Auschwitz, the Tatra Mountains, and the Divine Mercy Sanctuary. (3) We will be staying in a 3 star hotel (4) There are opportunities to purchase a land + air package or just a land package. 

The link to register is here. Please share with your young adults! For more information contact Caitlin Lanigan by email or call 206-382-2010.