Announcements 9/13

Sunset Soiree 2015 Saturday, October 10th 5:45-8:30pmTickets go on sale next weekend (September 19th & 20th) after all Masses
We need silent auction items! - services, vacation rentals, gift certificates, themed baskets, new/unused items, experiences (boating, cooking class, etc.) - Be creative!
Contact Maria in the office with any questions.

Like reading fiction?
Curious about Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment? If so, you’re invited to a series of discussions with Father Marc exploring FAITH IN FICTION: Hearing Echoes of Pope Francis’ Environmentalism in Literature.

St. Vincent de Paul

There will be a collection after masses the weekend of September 12- 13 to support those in need on Vashon. Thank you for your generosity.

Pancake Breakfast

There will be a Pancake Breakfast after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, September 13th to celebrate the beginning of Faith Formation and the Alpha program this month! Suggested donation: $5/person or $15/family

There will be a prayer team at Adoration during the 10-week Alpha meetings. We are in need of volunteers during this. If you are interested, please contact the office.

The collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) provides funding for groups that make lasting change and uplift the poor in the United States. CCHD’s grants improve education, support economic development, and create affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods. Help us continue to defend human dignity and build communities of solidarity. Please give to the CCHD Collection using the envelope attached to this bulletin - Cash or Checks made out to St. John Vianney.

Faith Formation Registration
It is time to register for Faith Formation! It will be a full and exciting year for our students with Faith Formation officially beginning on Sunday, September 27th. As part of this year’s program,our 2nd Grade students will be preparing for their first Eucharist and
Reconciliation. Registration forms and calendars are available on tables in the vestibule and social hall. Please register your students at your earliest convenience as the registration due date for all grade levels is September 13th.

Due to a low number of pre-registrations the Run the Rock Fun Run has been cancelled. Thanks so much to all of you who volunteered to help and to all who did pre- register. You can get a refund of your registration fee from Charles or Maria in the office.
- Lucy Hellier- Clarke: Fun Run coordinator
Book Group to discuss role of religion in public life
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good by Miroslav Volf at its next meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in the Fireside Room at Bethel Church, 14736 Bethel Lane SW. All are welcome. Volf, a theologian, author, and Yale divinity professor, explores the role of religion in public life. He asks: How do faiths live together when each wants to shape the public realm according to its texts and traditions?


To date, more than 11.5 million Syrians have been displaced by violence. Worldwide, nearly 60 million people have been driven from their homes by similar humanitarian crises. Many have applied for legal acceptance into other countries, but have resorted to paying smugglers thousands of dollars to risk unsafe voyages across water and land when those applications are rejected.
The United Nations estimates that some 2,500 people have lost their lives on these risky journeys, including young Aylan, his brother Galip and their mother Rehan.
Catholic Relief Services is responding.
In close coordination with our international partners, CRS is responding to the European migrant crisis with immediate assistance including food, water, and access to sanitation and medical care in countries including Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, the Balkans, Ukraine and others.
Today, won't you give a gift to help out these families?

There is Hope for Troubled Marriages – it’s called RetrouvailleAre you settling for a lackluster marriage? Do you feel disillusioned or frustrated in your marriage? Have years of unkindness built a wall between you and your spouse? Is it difficult working through issues? Do you struggle with trust or forgiveness? Have you given up hope? There is hope…it’s called Retrouvaille. 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


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