Announcements 2/26


CONFESSION TIME
Starting the first weekend of Lent, Saturday, March 4th, confessions will be 3:30-4:30.

RICE BOWL SUNDAYS
Soup & Bread Coffee Hour
We will be recognizing Lent by having soup & bread during the Coffee Hour after the 10:30 Mass. There are sign-up sheets in the vestibule to help by bringing bread or soup or by helping in the kitchen. Meat soups are fine as these will be Sundays. Homemade or store bought.

PRAYERS FOR CATECHUMENS
Please pray for Cosmo Harrigan and Karl Beutelspacher as they begin their RCIA journey as Catechumens.

Stations of the Cross
A special thank you for those who adopted a station in 2016. If you wish to adopt a station for 2017 please contact the office. This would be  a great family project for Lent. The time effort is about 15-30 minutes a month. The effort includes keeping the station looking tidy and neat.

ASH WEDNESDAY

March 1: Ash Wednesday Mass 7pm

ARCHDIOCESAN PLANNING STUDY
Campaign planning study announcement.
Over the last several years it has become apparent that the archdiocesan priest pension and post-retirement medical plans are seriously underfunded. Similarly, our women religious must rely on dwindling resources within their own communities to meet their retirement needs. In addition, parishes have their own needs to address.
At the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Finance Council and in dialogue with the Presbyteral Council, the Priest Pension Board and other leadership, Archbishop Sartain has decided to explore the possibility of a major campaign to address the retirement needs we face today and are projected to face in the future, as well as local parish needs.This planning study is an assessment to gauge support for a major campaign to address some or all of our identified priorities. The study is being administered by outside counsel, the Steier Group, a Catholic development firm. They will survey the entire archdiocese to determine which of our needs are deemed most urgent by parishioners, and identify potential support of a major campaign. All parishioners are invited visit the Archdiocese of Seattle's website to learn more about the study's proposed goals and participate in the study. To participate in this important study, please go online to www.seattlearchdiocese.org and click on the "Planning Study Survey" link under the Archdiocesan Events and Activities section to learn more and provide comments.
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ENCOUNTER LENT
Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! May these 40 days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God.

'Misquoting Jesus' book GROUP March 5
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why," by Bart D. Ehrman, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 at St. John Vianney Church, 16100 115th Ave. SW.  All are welcome.

Ehrman, a Bible scholar and religious studies professor, argues that many of our widely held beliefs concerning Jesus, the Trinity, and the text of the Bible itself are the results of both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes. 


The group's April book is "Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence" by Jonathan Sacks.


SJV FAITH & FAMILY NIGHTS
  • March 8: LECTIO DIVINA
LECTIO DIVINA:Deepen your relationship with God during Lent Join us as we learn about prayer.  6 part series starts March 8!
Though prayer is one of the essentials of a thriving faith, we often feel as if we’re talking to ourselves—or, worse, as if we’re talking to no one at all. How can something so vital to the Faith be so elusive? Now, with the clear teaching and artistry of the Augustine Institute's Lectio series, Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the discipline of Lectio Divina to show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy. In six video sessions, Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God captures the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation, basking in his presence and resolving to live in and through his love. Childcare and refreshments provided.
  • March 8: session 1: Prayer: an Intimate dialogue
  • March 15: session 2: Guigo's ladder: a way of ascent
  • March 22: session 3: Lectio and Meditatio: climbing the first rungs
  • March 29: session 4: Oratio: conversation with God
  • April 5: session 5: Contemplatio: the gaze of love
  • April 12: session 6: Resolutio: putting love into action
Engaging and accessible, Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God
includes: The Lectio Divina approach of Reading, Reflecting, Responding, and Contemplating, Penetrating questions and insights for the six video sessions; Additional resources for a fuller understanding and application; Daily reflections to deepen the meaning of prayer in your life; Space for personal journaling.

Sr. Joyce Book Discussion Feb 26, 4-6 pm
Sr. Joyce Book Discussion 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.

Tenebrae: Prayer in Song
March 4th, 7pm SJV Suggested Donation $15

Rachel’s Corner
Hope and Healing After Abortion
[My wife and I] had never talked about what we did since that day when it happened. I told her how much I regretted my part in the decision, and I begged her to forgive me for not having protected our first child. God’s merciful forgiveness of me not being a man of courage, has now blessed our marriage.      -Testimonial from Retreat
Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat. March 10-12, 2017
Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673) 

Rincón de Raquel
Sanar las Heridas del Aborto Provocado 
“Depositen en Él todas sus preocupaciones, pues Él cuida de ustedes… Dios, de quien procede toda gracia, los ha llamado en Cristo para que compartan Su gloria eterna,… con el fin de amoldarlos, afirmarlos, hacerlos fuertes y ponerlos en su lugar definitivo.”    -       1 Pedro, 5: 7,10
Venga a un retiro del Viñedo de Raquel™ y permita que Dios le libere de sus preocupaciones, restaurándole la vida y la esperanza nuevamente. 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.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter 
“Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”  Let the light of your love shine upon your marriage by attending a WorldWide Marriage Encounter weekend  at the Sheraton Hotel, Bellevue on April, 28-30, 2017.  Apply at www.wwme.org.  More information at 206-772-2344