ANNOUNCEMENT 7/26

SALMON BAKE 55th ANNUAL - JULY 26 1:30-4:30pm
Vacation Bible School
A Ride on the Wings of Prayer with the Amazing Angels and Super Saints
We are excited to announce that Vacation Bible School will be taking place at St. John Vianney August 17 - 21st (9:30-1:00) for kids ages 5-11. 12-14 year olds are also encouraged to participate as helpers! The theme of the week will be "A Ride on the Wings of Prayer with the Amazing Angels and Super Saints". Registration forms are in the vestibule and are due by June 30th. If you would like to volunteer or have questions please contact Mary Lawrence at Maryalawrence@gmail.com.

RUN THE ROCK

Save the date! Run the Rock - 5 K run/walk is August 15th.
• Pre race mass will be at 8:00am
• Race begins at 9:30am.
Entry form is available at the office and on the parish web site.

MARY GARDEN VOLUNTEERS
A reminder to check on your Station in the Mary garden. A special thanks to Ed and Cindy Otto for all the work in front of the altar.

Answering the call of the New Evangelization

Alpha is for Everyone who wants to explore life’s big questions
Beginning in September at St. John Vianney
Good Food ° Alpha Talks ° Discussion
Sunday Evenings ° Youth (12+) and Adult ° Childcare provided

Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lew
is to be discussed Aug. 2
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, in the Fireside Room at Bethel Church, 14736 Bethel Lane SW. Jack Watney will facilitate the discussion. All are welcome. In this short, thoughtful book, the great Christian writer helps reveal the meaning of the Psalms, which were written as poetic songs, in our daily lives.

Update & Invite from Paul Wilkin

“I requested First Profession of Vows in May and I was accepted by the Salvatorian to make my First Profession of Vows August 9th, 2015 toward priesthood.
The First Profession of Vows will be followed by at least three more years of renewing the vows and schooling for a Masters of Divinity until being eligible for consideration for Ordination. The vows are: Poverty, Celibate Chastity & Obedience.” All are invited: Sunday August 9th 2015, 10:15 AM at St. Pius X Parish, 2506 Wauwatosa Ave, Wauwatosa WI 53213

Considering Separation or Divorce?

There is an alternative – it’s called Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vÄ«). Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of troubled marriages, bringing reconciliation and healing to seemingly hopeless situations. You are not alone. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning Sept 18-20, 2015 call 360-671-6479 or visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

Westside Water:
Elevated levels of arsenic
Westside Water was able to keep a June average arsenic concentration of 7 parts per billion (the Standard is 10.4 ppb) by blending water from the Canyon Well with other source waters – including the new Anderson Well, but the sustained hot weather has increased demand on the system by users beyond that level. If this hot weather and demand continues, use of the Canyon Well is expected to be necessary above the level at which the standard can be met with arsenic levels predicted in the 15 – 18 ppb range. The arsenic standard allows for exceeding the 10.4 ppb concentration by 25%, 25% of the year (equivalent to a 3 month period) and Westside expects to meet the Standard for the year on an averaged basis. Please see the Department of Health publication on the health effects of arsenic in drinking water. www.westsidewater.org/news  Parishioners should plan to drink bottled water if they are concerned for their health.

OUR NEW ICON

This Sunday at the 10:30am Mass, the new icon for our worship space depicting the Risen Lord (John 21:1-14) will be blessed by Father Marc. A bequest from the estate of former Governor Albert D. Rosellini has made this icon possible. It is placed in our worship space in memory of the former governor and parishioner. In addition it commemorates the 50th Anniversary of this St. John Vianney Church. Ann C. Chapin was the icon writer commissioned to create this work of art. Ann converted to Catholicism in 1999 and specializes in creating iconographic art that is particularly suited to the Western eye. Looking closely you can see Vashon Island reflected in the shore line and background scenery of the icon. You can learn more about Ann at: www.annchapin.com. Some time ago, Father Marc formed a committee to recommend to him two or three icons appropriate for the worship space. From these the new icon was selected. Members of the Icon Committee were: Cristina Bojanini, Kelly Burke, Leslie Carda, Jaculin Dougher, Mary Fran Lyons, Maria Pottinger, Ellen Stewart, Phil Volker and Connie Walker (chair). The liturgical significance of this new icon is not to be overlooked. With this addition of the Risen Lord, the source and summit of our Liturgy, the Paschal Mystery, will be before our eyes. Looking to the left of the altar, we behold the incarnate child Jesus in the arms of his Blessed Mother, Mary. Above the altar is the magnificent crucifix which reminds us of the sacrifice on the cross through which we have been redeemed. To the right of the altar will be the new icon of the Risen Lord preparing a meal for the apostles, as He feeds us in the sacred meal of the Eucharist. In addition to the incarnation, passion, death and resurrection, looking out the windows behind the altar you see the beautiful tile mural of the Ascension of our Lord. Icons are a window into the spiritual world. They teach us, draw us into a prayerful and meditative focus, and add to the spirit of the liturgical celebration. In our sacred environment they strengthen our identity; our sense of who we are and what we are called to be as a Catholic Christian people.