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  • January 25: Welcome dinner for Confirmandi. Parishoners invited to share a meal and welcome the 10 young men and women from our parish as they prepare for Confirmation this May. 
  • February 1: Divine Mercy: The 2nd Greatest Story Ever Told, part 2.
  • February 8: The Liturgy of the Hours: Universal prayer of the Church. Presented by Andrew Casad
  • February 15: The Liturgy of the Hours with Andrew Casad
First Reconciliation
Congratulations to the children who celebrated their First Reconciliation this weekend: Miriam Casad, Wallace Sheard, Antoinette Guy, Marianna Daly, Jacob Lawrence, and Jude Dardeau. Please continue to pray for them as they prepare for their First Holy Communion in May.

Sr. Joyce Book Discussion RESCHEDULED
Sr. Joyce Book Discussion RESCHEDULED for Sunday, February 26 from 4-6 pm!
You can purchase "The Holy Longing" for a $10 donation in the vestibule. Please sign up in the vestibule or by emailing "

Backpack Pantry

The faith formation program is sponsoring a food drive for the Backpack Pantry. Please bring canned lunch or dinner meals to your faith formation classroom or in the basket in the vestibule. We will collect until February 5th.

ESL Class for the 16th is canceled due to Martin Luther King Day.

Statements acknowledging all donations for the 2016 calendar year were sent via email or USPS this past week.
If you did not receive one, or need a hard copy, or found a mistake, please contact the office (206-567-4149).
Thank-you for your financial support of our parish!

Ladies Night Out...
Friday, February 3rd    6:00-8:00pm
SJV Women's Group invites all the women of the parish (and you are welcome to bring friends) to a fun night out!
Soup and salad will be provided. Bring dessert, bread, or something to share. Enjoy this opportunity to get acquainted with others in our faith community and beyond!

The next dates for baptism at our church are the weekend of April 22/23. If you are planning on having a child baptized here, please contact the office and plan on attending the baptism prep class on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00pm here at SJV. At least one parent and one godparent are required to attend.

Wood Stackers Needed
January 22, noon-1:00
As many of us know, generous islanders contact our SJV Wood Crew with donations of cords' worth of firewood and the Wood Crew harvests, cuts into rounds, loads, unloads, splits, piles, stacks, and then delivers these donations.  As we all know, this has been a very cold and wet season, and many, many deliveries have been made.

The Wood Crew has mentioned that they could use some of our super outdoor energy, which was so amply revealed at December's leaf raking party. We have been asked to provide our Faith Formation students, and the Faith Formation parents too if willing, to work on January 22nd from JUST noon to 1:00, to help the Wood Crew move a lot of split fire wood under the cover of the sheds.
We will help get the currently split wood under cover so it can season for next winter's donations to those people on Vashon who need SJV's help to keep warm through the winter.

Boots/sturdy shoes and gloves, please.

High School and Jr. High students — your hard work is remembered from a couple of years ago!!

Book Group to 'Walk the Bible'
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses" by Bruce Feiler from 4 to 5:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Vashon Senior Center, 10004 SW Bank Road.  All are welcome.

Feiler describes his journey -- by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel -- across the Red Sea, up Mount Sinai, and into the biblical land of Israel recounting some of history's most storied events.

Rincón de Raquel
Sanar las Heridas del Aborto Provocado 

“El hecho de tener fe, no significa el vivir sin dificultades, sino el tener la fuerza para enfrentarlas, sabiendo que no estamos solos.”
                                                     - Papa Francisco

Venga a un Retiro del Viñedo de Raquel™ y encuentre que el valor que necesita para enfrentarse a su pasado, se lo da Dios al confiar en Él pidiendo su sanación.  Nunca hemos estado ni estaremos solos.  Permítale a Dios demostrarle lo mucho que usted le importa.

El  retiro en español se llevará a cabo:
marzo del 2017
(Por favor, llame para mas información.)

Marisela 206.450.7814 
deje un mensaje, lo mantendremos confidencial

¡Con amor eterno te he amado!
El Proyecto Raquel es un programa de la agencia de Catholic Community Services.

Rachel’s Corner
Hope and Healing After Abortion

“Having faith does not mean having no difficulties, but having the strength to face them, knowing we are not alone."
-Pope Francis

Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat and find that the strength you need to face your past is given to you by God as you trust Him with your healing. You have never been and will never be alone. Let him show you how much He cares.
March 10-12, 2017

Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)
You are loved with an everlasting Love!
Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.