Announcements 7/23

Faith and Family Nights in the Summer
Parish Potlucks!
Join us for fellowship, games, and dinner 6-8:30 pm Wednesdays on July 26. August 2 and 9 from 6-8:30pm. Lawn bowling, baseball, ladder ball, and more! Contact Mary Lawrence for more details (206)495-3870

Vacation Bible School
 at St. John Vianney! AUGUST 14-18, 2017! 

Esculea de Biblia de Verano: 14-18 de augusto 2017!

The overall goal of this week-long program is to engage kids into the LIFE OF CHRIST with teachings from God’s Word on the Commandments, the Beatitudes and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This sports-themed VBS is packed with rock-solid songs, unforgettable games, cool crafts and interactive lessons that will motivate kids ages 4-12 to run the great race of faith.

The next dates for baptism at our church are the weekend of August 5/6. If you are planning on having a child baptized here, please contact the office and plan on attending the baptism prep class on Thursday, July 13 at 7:00pm here at SJV. At least one parent and one godparent are required to attend.

Download Our New Parish App!
Our new St. John Vianney app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more.

Help foster a stronger parish life at St. John Vianney and better engage the New Evangelization.

Download our app today at or search your phone's app store for myparish.
Text APP to phone number 88202 or visit to download.

Find fun, fine food, and friendly folks at the 57th Annual St. John Vianney Salmon Bake on July 30, 2017, 1:30-4:30.  Enjoy a wonderfully flavored salmon dinner with all the trimmings!  Loose Change will be playing, a beer tent will offer refreshing libations, games will be available for the kids, a 3-person free-standing swing donated by Vashon Ace Hardware will be raffled off, wonderful desserts will be offered in a bake sale, and a rummage sale will run concurrently.  Held right on the church grounds of St. John Vianney, tickets are $15 for adults and teens, $5 for 5-12, and under 5 free, and can be purchased after all Masses, at the Vashon Bookshop, and at the Vashon Pharmacy.  Oh, and consider volunteering for an hour, sign-up sheets are in the vestibule, it's a great way to get caught up with all of your SJV and island acquaintances!  All are invited, hope to see you there!!

Rummage Sale Items Wanted
If you have items in good condition you would like to donate to the Rummage Sale, please bring them in and put them in the back of the Social Hall. We’ll store them until the sale on July 29th & 30th.

We take housewares, books, furniture, toys, d├ęcor, etc. Please nothing broken or stained. Also, NO clothes (we don’t have a good way to display them) or computers/printers or large exercise equipment. If Grannie’s won’t take it, we can’t either. 

Book Group to discuss "Seven Women" by Eric Metaxas
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness" by Eric Metaxas  from 4 to 5:30 pm Sunday, August 6, at Bethel Church, 14736 Bethel Lane SW.  

All are welcome.

Metaxas writes of seven women who changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives.

The Archdiocese of Seattle recently concluded a planning study to test the feasibility of a major archdiocesan-wide fundraising effort. All parishioners were invited to provide their opinions and level of support for specific needs affecting the archdiocese’s long-term strategic vision.

The planning study tested strengthening the pension and medical plans for archdiocesan priests, providing retirement support to women religious communities serving in the archdiocese, and a component for parishes to raise funds for their specific, local needs.

The results of the study can be found in this week’s bulletin and on the archdiocese’s webpage at Thank you to all who participated in this landmark study for the future of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Single Parent Catholic Family Campout - August 18-20 at Millersylvania State Park
The 35th Annual Single Parent Catholic Family Campout is being held August 18th, 19th and 20th at Millersylvania State Park (10 miles south of Olympia).  Sleep in a cabin both nights and enjoy hiking, swimming, boating, paddle boards, fishing, games, campfires and an outdoor liturgy Saturday evening. For more information please see the registration forms on the shelf under the bulletin basket in the vestibule or call Mary Pat 206 367-2186 or 206 744-9028 or Lou 360 943-9114.

Sacrificial Giving Update
Erratum from last week’s reporting: Sacrificial giving for the week ending the 9th was $6,563, not $3,318.

Sacrificial giving last week (ending Sunday the 16th) totaled $3,649. Thank you to everyone who gave to the Eritrean Collection which raised $3,607 (not counted in Sacrificial Giving).

Stations of the Cross
If you adopted a Station please take a look at its condition due to the dry weather. Thank you for adopting and maintaining a Station.

The next dates for baptism at our church are the weekend of August 5/6. If you are planning on having a child baptized here, please contact the office and plan on attending the baptism prep class on Thursday, July 13 at 7:00pm here at SJV. At least one parent and one godparent are required to attend

marriage encounter 
"Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart..."  Help encourage our own understanding hearts by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend. The next weekend at the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel is on August 11-13, 2017.  Apply at  More information at 206-772-2344 

Rachel’s Corner
Hope and Healing After Abortion
“I had not looked at a crucifix in 15 years. I knew I was condemned and I was ashamed to look into His eyes. I am still in awe of that moment my eyes met His merciful and loving gaze. I can make it now because I know I am loved.”                  -Retreat Testimonial
Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat and see what it feels like to lay down a very heavy burden.  August 4-6

Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)
You are loved with an everlasting Love!

Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.