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St. John Vianney and other South Seattle Deanery parishes will participate in National Study! Please Read

Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute survey online.  The survey will be emailed to you by  The survey will only be available from the week of January 18 through Ash Wednesday, February 10 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on what efforts the parish is doing to help you grow.  All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole. 

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible.  This information will be invaluable to Fr. Marc, the Parish Council and our various ministries as we plan ahead and try to be the best disciples we can be.  We will receive the results this summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.

If we don’t have an email address for you, please send an email to with your name so we can add you to the list.

If you don’t use email – 
ï There will be a generic link that you can use to complete the survey
ï There will be opportunities to complete the survey on a church computer by appointment OR you can obtain a paper copy by contacting Maria Pottinger at 206-567-4149.

Thank you for helping with this important project!

SJV Wish List 

Are you good with communications? We need someone to help with our social media communications on a regular/weekly basis – facebook, twitter, webpage, etc. If you are interested, please contact Maria in the office.

Epiphany-Baptism of the Lord Pancake Breakfast- Sunday, January 10th following the 10:30 AM Mass. Suggested donation- $5 per person or $15 per family.
St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a collection after masses the weekend of January 9 - 10, 2016. Your donations help us to continue to help those in need on Vashon. THANK YOU.

Faith Formation evenings
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 in the Social Hall
St. John Vianney is currently offering Faith Formation evenings on Thursday nights January 14th, 21st, 28th; February 4th, 11th, 25th; and March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st. Childcare will be provided and there will be light refreshments. The evening includes the following:
  • Prayer
  • YDisciple
  • Middle and High School youth participants 
  • Small groups meetings, building relationships and trust while receiving Catechesis and guidance from adult mentors. Cynthia Delgado will be mentoring the young women's group and Collin Medeiros will be mentoring the young men.  
  • Catholicism Series
  • Bishop Robert Baron - for Adult participants
  • Journey deep into the faith with Bishop Robert Baron in small groups.  For those who participated in Alpha this Fall, these sessions may be a continuation of your Alpha small groups. 

Heal Your Marriage 
Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse? Is it impossible to talk about difficult topics without arguing? Do you feel alone in your marriage? Are you losing hope? There is hope -- it's called Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī). Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples and can help you too, no matter the source of conflict in your marriage. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning Jan 22-24, 2016 call 360-671-6479 or visit our website at

Indulgences granted
The official text from the letter of Pope Francis, according to which an indulgence is granted in this Jubilee of Mercy.
St. James Cathedral
Visit St. James Cathedral's website on the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Year of Mercy App
Our Sunday Visitor’s 365 Days to Mercy app, free in the iTunes and Google Play app stores, is designed to accompany you on a spiritual journey during the Jubilee Year. Daily inspiration, stories, and news will be in the app beginning November 20, 2015, giving you a full 365 Days of Mercy.
Catholic Relief Services
CRS Jubilee Year of Mercy resources, including a slideshow on the corporal works of mercy, a series of 90-minute sessions on living mercy, and homily helps.

Books and Published Resources

Los Subsidios pastorales del Jubileo de la Misericordia 
La especial celebración del Año Litúrgico y de los sacramentos, la animación de las devociones populares y la práctica de la lectio divina, harán viva y presente la misericordia del Padre en nuestras comunidades. El presente subsidio nos permitirá lograr una rica participación activa de pastores y fieles, en diócesis, parroquias y santuarios. Nos ofrece sugerencias a fin de que nuestras celebraciones de la Misericordia de Dios, puedan transmitir el amor infinito que el Padre nos tiene.
Resources from Bishop Robert Barron
Bishop Barron's top ten resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections
Spend a few minutes every day with bite-sized quotes from the Holy Father as you read a brief meditation by him followed by a few reflection questions designed to help you ponder and receive God's love. 
Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee
A series of eight books, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
His Mercy Endures Forever
In LTP's "His Mercy Endures Forever: Encountering God’s Mercy", author Stephen S. Wilbricht, CSC, explores how we gather at Mass as an assembly called together by a merciful God.
A Parish Guide
...and resource plan for the Year of Mercy, prepared by Our Sunday Visitor.
RCL Benziger
Article, prayer resources, and informational resources on the logo published by RCL Benziger.
Mercy Now

A free resource for you and all in your parish, to help form people to embrace God's way of mercy by reflecting on and living as people of mercy.