Announcements 8-12

DeepSea Discovery VBS
August 13-17, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Bethel Church
14736 Bethel Lane SW, Vashon, WA 98070

$25 per child, or $50 per family 
Contact: Kimi Healey or Mary Lawrence, at St. John Vianney at

Salmon Available - $10/pound
Marinated, uncooked and now frozen, whole sockeye salmon available - $10/pound. Contact the office 206-567-4149.

Book Group to discuss 'Counterfeit Gods'

The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters," by Timothy Keller from 4 to 5:30 pm, Sunday, Sept 2, in the Fireside Room at Bethel Church, 14736 Bethel Lane SW. Jack Watney will facilitate the discussion. All are welcome. In this book, Keller, a best selling Christian author and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, argues that only God can satisfy our human cravings.

 August 15th Holy Day of Obligation Mass at 10am & 7pm

St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a collection for St. Vincent de Paul after all masses on August 12 & 19. Thank you for your continued generosity in supporting those in need.
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.
¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce necesita ayuda de emergencia con el alquiler, la comida o las utilidades? Llame al 206.450.7577 para arreglar una visita al hogar.

Our Parish 
Summer Potluck!
Join in the fun and fellowship and bring a dish to share on Thursday, August 16 at 6pm! We will have lawn games for all ages, tables and chairs set up outside. Bring your friends and your own plates and cutlery.

Seeking Coffee Hour Volunteers!
The time parishioners spend together after Mass is important - it keeps us connected to each other and is a great time to meet someone new or welcome a new face or family! The Coffee Hour after the 10:30 Mass on Sundays needs a couple more volunteers to set up and serve the goodies. With a full set of volunteers, one would serve only once every 2 months! Please contact Irene Mali or Maria Pottinger for more information.


Brother Paul Wilkin, SDS, former parishioner of SJV, will profess solemn vows and be ordained a Transitional Deacon for the Congregation of the Divine Savior on August 15th at 7pm CST in Milwaukee, WI. There is a nice letter with invitations from him and pictures of recent travels and information on watching the live stream of the ordination on the table in the vestibule. All are invited to sign the card! We’ll mail it to him on Monday, August 13th.

Annual Catholic Appeal
We would like to thank everyone who responded to the Annual Catholic Appeal – we are only $3000 from our goal! It is not too late to participate – you can donate using an envelope in the vestibule or online using the link on our website (
If you responded to the appeal and your last name is not listed below – please contact the office

A Lifeline For Married Couples Coming NEXT Weekend
The Retrouvaille program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship. It is designed to improve communication and help couples reconnect. Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of marriages worldwide – your marriage could be next.  It’s not too late to sign up for our program starting next weekend, August 17-19, 2018. For confidential information about Retrouvaille, or to register, call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at

Preliminary numbers show: 345 people served with almost $5000 in ticket sales, Ace raffle $385, 50/50 raffle $295 (proceeds after winner received $295), Bake Sale $939, Rummage Sale $3420.