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Triduum Schedule
March 24:  Holy Thursday -7:30 PM -
Please Bring your Rice Bowls this day.
March 25:  Good Friday – 7:30 PM
March 26: Easter Vigil – 8:30 PM
March 27:  Easter Day – 10:00 AM

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Parishioners are invited to join in praying the Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent following Mass.

HUNGERING TO GROW A NEW TOMORROW
This week CRS Rice Bowl country is the island nation of Madagascar, where we’re reminded of the important role farmers play in caring for God’s creation. As we prepare our meals throughout the week, let us reflect on where our food comes from – and what role we can play in caring for our environment. Visit crsricebowl.org for more.

Lenten Soup Sundays
There are sign-up sheets in the vestibule for people to sign up to bring Soup or Bread for the Sundays of Lent (starting next Sunday). The soups/bread will be served after the 10:30 Masses in the Social Hall. Meat soups are fine as they will be served on Sundays, not Fridays.

Adopt a Station of the Cross
There are a few spots left for adoption. This would be a great family activity to keep your station looking good. The effort is about 30 minutes a month. Please contact the office to adopt a station.

Help Needed
The Church grounds are maintained by volunteers. We do not pay a landscaping company. The mowing season will soon be here and we need volunteers to mow the grounds. The effort is 2-3 hours every other Friday. We start at 9:30 AM. If you do not know how to run a mower we will teach you. Please call the office to sigh up or call Robert Kajca (253-579-4682) for additional information.

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Sunday, 
March 13th, 1-4pm
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that deepens our relationship with God.
In this workshop, you will learn the essentials of the Centering Prayer method, and have opportunities to practice the method and ask questions.
Beverages will be provided.  A light blanket can also be helpful, as the room can be cool. Advance registration is requested, to register, email Heidi Tosterud @ heidi.Tosterud@gmail.com

Ecumenical Book Group to discuss "Pastrix"
"Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint," by Nadia Bolz-Weber, will be discussed by the Vashon Ecumenical Book Group from 4 to 5:30 pm, Sun., April 3, in the conference room at St. John Vianney Church.  All are welcome. Bolz-Weber, a former stand-up comic who became a Lutheran pastor, tells the story of her unconventional path to faith.

St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a St. Vincent de Paul collection after masses the weekend of March 12-13.

Do you or someone you know need emergency help with rent, food, or utilities? Call the St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 206-450-7577 to arrange a home visit.

Firewood is available for needy individuals/families by calling Jim at 206-463-9871 to arrange a delivery.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce necesita ayuda de emergencia con el alquiler, la comida o las utilidades? Llame al 206-450-7577 para arreglar una visita al hogar.

DIVINE MERCY LAMB ROAST
You and yours are invited to a traditional 'cordero al asador' lamb spit roast, April 3, 2016 2:30pm.
We'll gather at 2:30 to watch the final stages of the roast, taking it off the fire at 3 to rest while we pray/chant the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Then we'll carve and serve the meal at 3:30.  We'll be roasting all day; come when you can.  Meat and flatbread will be provided.  Appetizers, side-dishes, desserts and drinks will be potluck style, so bring your favorite dish.  Hopefully weather will permit outdoor play of all kinds.
All are welcome.  Bring your friends and family and celebrate this 2nd Sunday of Easter with us.

UPDATE FROM PAUL WILKIN
As my studies in first year Theology progress toward priesthood, there are certain official steps / events that I pass through. The next one is Ministry of Lector. As you can see below, a bishop will confer the office of Ministry of Lector (or also called Reader) upon me and seven other men studying for priesthood on Wednesday, March 16th. Future steps will include Acolyte, Diaconate and eventually, God willing, Ordination.
I will be on Vashon Island late Saturday the 19th thru early Wednesday the 22nd.Yes, I will be around for both masses on Sunday and of course “coffee hour” and most probably longer than an hour, to talk, chat and update anyone who wishes to listen or even for those who have questions. Or if any of the teachers want me to talk in any of there Faith Formation Classes, just let me know (paul@gargoyledesign.com). See you, and I hope many others.