Announcements 9/16

Adult & Family Faith Formation Autumn Events

Faith Formation Sessions start September 23rd. Enrollment forms are now in the Vestibule.
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Immaculate Heart of 
Our Lady of Fatima statue 
visits St. John Vianney
SUN Oct 7: 8-12PM 
The statue of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima was blessed by his Holiness Pope Francis on October 23, 2013. It shows Our Lady’s image in her “Last Vision” as she appeared to Sr. Lucia at the convent in Tuy, Spain on June 13, 1929. The Statue travels around America under the sponsorship of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA (formerly known as the Blue Army), spreading the important Message of Fatima. It will be visiting parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle, October 7-28, 2018.

In 1917 in Fatima, the Blessed Mother told the three (3) children Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta: “Jesus wishes to make use of you to make Me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. To whoever embraces this devotion I promise salvation; these souls shall be dear to God, as flowers placed by Me to adorn His throne”.  She added: “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.”

Gospel/ Bible Study  
SUN Oct 11, 2018 - MAR 31, 2019: 9:15-10:15AM
Join Fr. David or Brandon Sheard in immersing in the Gospel Readings of the Sunday Mass, thus enriching your Mass experience and drawing close to Jesus. Reflection are based on our own Bishop Mueggenberg’s collection of writings in his book “Come Follow Me”. 

SJV Guest Speaker Series presents:
Jeff Renner: Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change. 
SUN Oct 28: 2-4PM 
Jeff Renner, of Centering Prayer fame, will discuss Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home and how it relates to the changes he’s observed in our climate during his 35 year career as chief meteorologist and science reporter with King 5 TV.  A presentation not to be missed!

The Spirituality of Aging: 
A 3-part retreat series with Pat Buckley
SUN NOV 4, 11, 18: 12:30-2:30PM

These retreats provide people who are aging to reflect on their lives and appreciate the place where they are at, help plan the time they have left, and the many ways of becoming aware of God’s Love and our response.

Book Group to discuss 'Costly Grace'
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister's Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love," by Rob Schenck,from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 in the conference room at St. John Vianney Church, 16100 115th Ave. SW.  All are welcome.

Project Pancake breakfast following 10:30 Mass on Sunday September 16th. Suggested donation $5/person, $15/family

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
What is in your heart? Share the fullness of your heart with your spouse. Sign up today to attend an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend at the Sheraton Hotel, Bellevue on November 16-18, 2018.  Apply at .  For more information leave a message at 206-772-2344.  Sign up today.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection Today
(use the envelope in the bulletin and make checks payable to St. John Vianney)

Please be generous in this week’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. In the United States, one in seven people lives in poverty. With this collection you support programs that address the causes of poverty and provide a sustainable future for those who are struggling across the country. In addition, 25% of funds collected remains in our diocese to fund local anti-poverty projects. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this collection and work on the margins. More information about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development can be found at

St. John Vianney Parish seeks a Bookkeeper. The successful candidate will have basic accounting knowledge, experience with QuickBooks, and excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. They should be able to support the mission of the parish and Catholic Church in Western Washington. Hours are flexible and duties include managing the collection count process, payroll, paying bills and maintaining the files, creating reports, and general bookkeeping. Contact Maria Pottinger for more information and application.

There will be no more daily Mass September 19-21 or 26-28

This past week, Archbishop Sartain mailed everyone an invitation to support this campaign with a request to make a meaningful and sacrificial gift with a suggested amount. Making your gift into a pledge over three years can help maximize your ability to support the worthy goals of the Called to Serve as Christ campaign. Breaking down payments into annual, semi-annual, quarterly or even monthly payments can help you budget your gift.

A pledged commitment adds up quickly and will help St. John Vianney reach its campaign goal of $322,000. As part of this campaign, 15% of the funds raised by our parish will be returned to address our specific needs of modernizing the rectory (detailed in bulletin insert). Pledges are not legally binding, but intentions made in good faith. Everyone will need to pray and decide on their own what pledge amount and breakdown is appropriate and meaningful for their specific situation.

Example: If a family is asked to consider a gift of $3600 to the campaign, it may seem like too much to do at one time. If the family divides it annually, it may seem more manageable at $1200 a year for three years. But, even more manageable, if the family chooses to break it down even further, to monthly, it would come out to $100 per month over three years, or about the amount the family might spend eating out at a restaurant during the month. Every time the $100 payment is made, $15 goes to St. John Vianney to modernize the rectory. Once the parish reaches its goal of $322,000, 85% of the funds that come in from that point goes to the parish.

St. Vincent de Paul
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