Announcement 4/15

Father David’s 50th Birthday
April 15th

Join us after the 10:30 Mass
next Sunday for a special party in the social hall to celebrate Father’s birthday!

The Relics of Saint Padre Pio
Saturday, May 5th
All are invited to venerate the official relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death (September 23, 1968).

• 9:00am MASS celebrated by Archbishop Sartain at St. James Cathedral

• 10:00am-4:30pm VENERATION of the RELICS

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.

There will be no daily Mass for the next 2 weeks – Father will be on retreat. Fr. Fred Mayovsky, S.J. will celebrate Mass with us next weekend.

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, April 22 after the 10:30 Mass
Suggested donation $5/person or $15/family

Growing through Grief Support Offered on Vashon
Providence Hospice of Seattle Grief Support Services is offering a five-week support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one in the last two years. The experience will create a safe environment for growth and can help provide guidance with life adjustments following the death of a significant person. The group will meet on Vashon, on Thursdays beginning May 3rd through May 31st, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This is a closed group and registration is required. Please contact Jane Fleming, Grief Support Counselor at 206.749.7702 for more information and to register. Space is limited.

Thank you, Wood Stackers!!
Thank you very much to the stackers who helped our SJV Wood Crew turn messy piles into neat rows. 14 of us worked together for an hour and got a lot of wood out of reach of the spring showers.

When you see him, please give a personal thank you to our youngest (and most serious) stacker, Simon Sheard.
He was joined by the following more seasoned stackers:
Doug Campbell
Jerome and Stephen Daly
Kristen Elliott
Steve Jones
Ron Keenan
Andy and Liam Krikawa
Jacob Lawrence
Collin, Ursa, and Dominic Medeiros
Jim Walker

And don’t worry if you were gone on Easter break and missed the fun—more stacking ahead, so please watch the Bulletin for dates.

Friday May 4  6:00-10:00
Buy your tickets today!
$40 online at OR
$45 in the vestibule after Mass (cash or check made out to St. John Vianney)

Join us for a night of games/raffles, a live auction of decadent desserts and other items, cash bar with wine/beer/soft drinks, delicious food and wonderful fun with Kevin Joyce as MC!

Wish List:
Themed house parties
Weekend packages – dinner/hotels/shows
Sporting event tickets
Vacation rentals
Gift cards
Contact Darlyn Sullivan, Ann Zapf, Maria Pottinger or the office with your items or ideas!

Seeking Decadent Desserts!
Please sign up in the vestibule after Mass to donate an *exceptional* dessert (cake, pie, tiramisu, cheesecake, crème brulee, etc.) for the dessert auction at our Lights, Camera, Auction! fundraiser on May 4th. At the last fundraiser, each dessert sold for $40-$300! Thank-you for your support of our parish.

SJV Women’s Group 
all women of the parish invited!
The SJV Women’s group meets twice a month on Mondays at 10:30AM.  “Our mission is to spread the love of God by promoting goodwill among the women of the parish and community, and at times engage in fundraising activities for the benefit of the Church.”  Meeting dates are scheduled for April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21. Please contact Mary Ann Beardsley (206)567-4273 or if you would like further information. All women of the parish are welcome to attend!

Book Group to discuss murder mystery at monastery
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "The Beautiful Mystery" by Louise Penny from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6 in the conference room at St. John Vianney Church, 16100 115th Ave. SW.  All are welcome. Penny, an acclaimed murder mystery writer, deals with the human, the divine, and the inexplicable in this tale set in a cloistered monastery deep in the woods of Quebec.

April child abuse prevention month
In 1982, President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and that tradition continues today. According to, a report of child abuse is made very ten seconds. Research estimates 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18. Take safe environment training to learn how to identify and prevent abuse! Contact the office for more information.

Easter Inspiration
Get uplifting and inspiring Easter reflections right on your phone. Sign up for MyParish app today and look for the Easter button.

It’s not too late to turn them in!
Put them in the offering basket or turn them in to the office.  You can give cash or check made out to St. John Vianney or donate online at

If you plan on having a baby baptized in the near future, please plan on attending a baptism prep class here on Thursday, July 19th at 7:00pm. At least one parent and one godparent are required to attend. Baptisms will be celebrated the weekend of August 4/5.