Announcements 10/23

In announcing his decision to declare a Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said, “Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy.” Supporting the young churches throughout the world with your prayers and generous gifts is indeed a merciful witness of this mission. The collection today will help missionaries offer the poor of these areas practical help as they share the mercy of God. It will ensure the development of local dioceses, and support the work of priests, religious and lay leaders who serve those on the margins and in most need. Extend your merciful witness to the whole world through your gift in today’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith!

Confirmation Information Meeting 
Sunday, OCTOBER 30, 12:30-1:30pm.
Parents and youth 16 years old and older that are interested in becoming a candidate for Confirmation this Liturgical year, please plan on attending this meeting. Important information on discernment process, preparation sessions, dates, retreats, service project opportunities, and the Catholic Youth Convention. Don't miss it! Contact Mary Lawrence at for questions.

Faith Formation Evenings Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm in the Social Hall
St. John Vianney continues to offer Faith Formation evenings on Wednesday nights which will include:

YDisciple for Middle and High School Youth participants
Middle and High School youth are invited to meet in small groups, building relationships and trust while receiving Catechesis and guidance from adult mentors. Cynthia Delgado mentors the young women's group and Collin Medeiros mentors the young men.

Word on Fire: The Pivotal Playersfor Adult participantsNew Series from Bishop Barron's Word on Fire: Catholicism: The Pivotal Players. Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people
• Childcare will be provided
• Light Refreshments

November 12th

CYC provides youth the opportunity to grow as disciples, deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ. Youth will encounter our Lord in prayer, discussions, and the gathered Church community of Western Washington, which reflects the richness of our faith tradition. Our young church will be strengthened to serve as instruments of mercy, reflecting God’s great mercy for each of us.
This year’s theme “Reckless Mercy: Leave Your Mark on Life” will help reflect on this past Year of Mercy and our call to continue to be vessels of mercy throughout life. We are looking forward to welcoming our MC, Jackie Francois-Angel, a well-known dynamic national speaker who will do an amazing job of journeying with CYC participants, helping make connections to the overall theme throughout our time together.
If you are planning to receive the sacrament of Confirmation this year, participation is REQUIRED, unless special arrangements can be made.
Please Contact Mary Lawrence ( or Kathy Myer Gilmour ( for more info or for help registering.
Registration is open:
CYC Website:

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.

November 4th 6:00-9:00pm
The Vashon Women’s Group invites all the women of the parish (and you are welcome to bring friends) to a fun night out!
Baked potatoes and salad greens will be provided. Bring your favorite topping and/or a dessert to share.
Enjoy this opportunity to get acquainted with others in our faith community and beyond!

Ecumenical Book Group to discuss "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus"
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" by Nabeel Qureshi from 4 to 5:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Fireside Room at Bethel Church, 14736 Bethel Lane SW. All are welcome. Qureshi, a Pakistani-American author and Christian apologist, describes his inner turmoil as he left the faith of his family and discovers peace in Christ.

Clases de Inglés para Adultos
Los Lunes, empezando el 10 de Octubre de 7:00pm a 8:30pm
En la iglesia St. John Vianney - 16100 115th Ave SW
Cuidado de niños y ayuda con las tareas de estudiante durante la clase.
ESL Classes for Adults - Mondays starting October 10th 7:00-8:30pm; St. John Vianney Catholic Church - 16100 115th Ave SW. Childcare & Homework Help provided

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
“But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Let us build faith through love in our marriages by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend at the Sheraton Hotel, Bellevue on November 11-13, 2016. Apply at More information at 206-772-2344

Rachel’s Corner

Hope and Healing After Abortion
“I feel so much lighter! No more anxiety or stress about relationships. Increased hope for current life situation. Chest pains and panic attacks gone. Can breathe easier.“ - Testimonial after Retreat
Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat and allow God to press you near His heart and make you whole again.
November 11-13, 2016 Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673) You are loved with an everlasting Love! Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services
Marriage is a journey!!  A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend can help you enrich your marriage and add some pazazz to your journey. Whether you’ve been married 1 year or 50, a Marriage Encounter Weekend may be just the thing you need to put a breath of fresh air into your relationship. Upcoming Weekend: October 21 – 23, 2016 in Gig Harbor at The Inn at Gig Harbor. Father Fred Mayovsky, SJ is the presenting priest. For information and registration, contact Jeanpierre and Gay Charette at 253-582-0239, or online at

10am - 4pm at McMurray Middle School
Sign-up sheets on the table in the SJV vestibule many tasks are for November 18 & 19 only

It's not too late to register to sell your artistic wares. Only $45 for a 6 ft. table & chair(s)

e-mail mollymma@msn.comQUESTIONS? call Holly Daze registrar, Molly Malone at 206-329-4708
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