THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
The 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal campaign is underway and we are seeking everyone’s participation this year so that we reach our goal as quickly as possible! All contributions received in excess of this Archdiocesan goal will come directly back to us as a rebate.
WAYS TO GIVE:
- Donate Online with credit/debit/direct bank withdrawal – www.seattlearchdiocese.org/donate
- Cash or Check – make checks payable to Annual Catholic Appeal
- Pledge Only – submit your pledge (through the pledge envelope or online) and you will be sent monthly reminders.
- Donate Stock – call 206-382-7316 for broker instructions
- Donate through your IRA – contact your IRA administrator and have your gift sent directly to the ACA Office, 710 9th Ave, Seattle WA 98104 – include your name, ACA ID# and the parish you want the gift credit to go to.
- Payroll Deduction – some employers offer this option – check with yours
- Can your gift be doubled? Once your gift is fulfilled, ask your employer if they have a matching gift program. Your gift could possibly be doubled! (tax ID# 91-0778147)
There will be a St. Vincent de Paul collection after masses the weekend of May 7-8. We cannot do the good works that we do without your support! Thanks so much for supporting St. Vincent de Paul.
Longtime parishioner Gerry Antonich has moved to Queen Anne Health Care Nursing facility and her family is very appreciative of parishioners keeping Gerry in their prayers. Visitors welcome and any correspondence can be sent to:
c/o Queen Anne Healthcare
2717 Dexter Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98109
Camp Don Bosco and Camp Hamilton (your Catholic camps) are registering campers right now! This year marks sixty-six years of CYO Summer Camping and we’re very excited to get the word out to your young people!
Program information and videos are now posted on our website and can be viewed at: www.seattlearchdiocese.org/camping and clicking on the ‘SUMMER CAMPS’ link. We are once again this year offering free bus services to outlying areas of the Archdiocese to make camp more available to all children in the Archdiocese. Last year we awarded over $80,000 in camp scholarship to assist parishioners.
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.
St. Vincent de Paul
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.
¿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.
VASHON HOUSING CRISIS
Vashon is currently experiencing a housing crisis, as many former rental properties are being sold. We have families who are urgently in need of rental housing. Do you have a space that you could offer as a rental or house-share? Please contact St. Vincent de Paul at 206-450-7577.
Fill the Baby Bottle
Dear SJV parishioners - we would like to announce an outreach opportunity. It’s “Fill the Baby Bottle” to benefit the singles Moms of the Jonestown Family Center in Jonestown, Mississippi. Please take a baby bottle from the vestibule and fill the bottle with your change, your dollars, your checks. Anything is appreciated. The money raised will be used for the Jonestown parenting program and to buy baby supplies for the children and parents in need. Please return the bottles by Mother’s Day, May 8th. Checks can be made out to the Jonestown Family Center.
SJV Golf League
The SJV golf team is forming to be part of the Business League at Vashon Golf and Swim, The team is limited to 5 members. Entry fee is $80 per member. If you are not a member of the golf club there is an additional fee of $20 per round. We play onTuesday nights at 5 PM from May 31st to August 16th. This is a scramble format so there is no pressure. Contact Robert at 253-579-4682. We will need to sign up by the end of this week.