Announcements 8/1

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


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.

Reflections on the Psalms

by C.S. Lewis 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.

DID YOU KNOW YOUR GIFT COULD BE DOUBLED? Many companies MATCH gifts to the Annual
Catholic Appeal! Check if your employer has a Matching Gift program and help us maximize our Annual Catholic Appeal Rebate for our parish project. 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 Thank you!

There are whole marinated salmon available for purchase.
$5 per pound. See a staff person if you are interested in purchasing a salmon.

The Archbishop Brunett Retreat and Faith Formation Center at the Palisades is hiring a full time Account and Event Coordinator. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and completed Archdiocesan application form to Deacon Eric Paige, Director at or 4700 Dash Point Road, #100, Federal Way, WA


Date for the Run the Rock race has been changed to Saturday, September 19th , 2015.
Look for more details in future bulletins.
Entry form is available here.

So many people to thank for the successful 55th St. John Vianney Salmon Bake!! Many, many volunteers, and wonderful team leaders, great food, terrific music by our beloved Loose Change, kids' activities, beer garden delights, raffle winners, delicious bake sale items, irresistible bargains at the rummage sale, the list goes on and on. With special thanks to Robert and Diane Kajca, JIm and Connie Walker, Ken Drew, Bruce Johns and his sons, the Lande family, Maria Pottinger, Valerie and Clyde Howe, John Paul Nelson, Kathy and Carl Winge, Leslie and Dennis Carda, Ace Vashon Hardware, and all those who gave time, energy and resources to this lively and fun celebration of fellowship and community. And it has been said that it has rained either once or never in the 55 years of the Salmon Bake, have heard both versions. Whichever is right, it is a fifty-year occurrence to have rain, and we hit it this year! Thanks to all attendees.
- Mary Frances Lyons and Jim Roy

Holly Daze

Apply now for Vashon's All-Island Bazaar
Saturday, November 21, 2015
10am - 4pm
McMurray Middle School
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $40 for one 6 ft. table and chair(s). After August 21st, registration fee will be $45.
CLICK HERE FOR FOR APPLICATION: or E-mail Holly Daze Registrar Diane Kajca at
QUESTIONS? Call Diane (253) 579-4683 or Molly (206) 329-4708, or

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

Send submissions for the Bulletin to Ken Drew at Deadline: Noon the Wednesday before desired publication.