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WELCOME FR. ROB EVENSON!
Fr. Rob Evenson will celebrate our Masses this weekend while Father David is on vacation.

NO DAILY MASS OR ADORATION THIS WEEK & OFFICE CLOSED FRIDAY, 1/27
Father David is on vacation, so there is no daily Mass or Adoration this week. The office will be closed on Friday 1/27. It will be open Mon-Thurs 9-noon.

ANYONE WANT POINSETTIAS?
If you would like a poinsettia, they are on the table in the social hall – free to take! Whatever is left after Mass will be disposed of this week.

REST IN PEACE GERALDINE ANTONICH
funeral Saturday, February 4th
Geri Antonich peacefully passed away on Friday, January 13th. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at SJV on Saturday, February 4th at 1:30. (A rosary will be prayed at 1:00) The funeral will be followed by a procession to the Vashon Cemetery and then a reception in the social hall here at SJV.

CCS APPEAL
Next weekend we will have a guest speaker during the homily to tell us about Catholic Community Services. There will be more information in the bulletin next week!


YOUR DIRECTORY LISTING - Please Read!
We are on the home stretch putting together our directory! ALL  parishioners, whether you had your photo taken or not, should find your name on the papers on the table in the vestibule. This shows the information we will be publishing in the back pages of the directory. We are including: Family member names, mailing address, primary phone and email addresses. If you don't want something listed for you, please cross that part out on the paper. If anything is inaccurate, please write in the correction (for example, you want a different phone number listed or only want one email, etc.). The list will be in the vestibule through Sunday, January 29th.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR 2016 DONATIONS
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!
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.

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!

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.

SJV FAITH & FAMILY NIGHTS
  • 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
  • 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
TO ALL FAITH FORMATION FAMILIES
On FEBRUARY 12th, during our regularly scheduled session from 9:15-10:15, and in our efforts to protect our vulnerable population, the Archdiocese of Seattle has integrated abuse prevention material into our faith formation and youth ministry curriculum in the context of teaching our youth about our Catholic faith.  

To help you understand what your youth will be offered, we ask you to visit: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/SEP/faithformation.aspx. This will provide you with “Parent/ Guardian Resources,” to inform you about the curriculum being used while also making available the actual lessons. Your child's catechist will also provide you a handout. 

As the guardian, you have the right to opt your child/youth out of this lesson. You may do so by clicking on the link “Opting Out.” You will need to fill this form with your Catechetical Leader. 

This announcement is to notify you of our new initiative to provide abuse prevention curriculum to our youth in Faith Formation/Youth Ministry. Unless you would like to opt your youth out of this lesson you are not required to do anything. Please contact Mary Lawrence at maryalawrence@gmail.com for further questions. 

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 maryalawrence@gmail.com

BAPTISM & BAPTISM PREP
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,  12pm-1pm
The Wood Crew needs some help moving 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.