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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 14, 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: 4-6PM 
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!

Everyone should have received their packet from Archbishop Sartain with a request to make a meaningful and sacrificial gift of 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. 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

Prayer of Repentance and Healing
Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 7:00pm
St. James Cathedral | 804 9th Avenue, Seattle
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and auxiliary bishops Eusebio Elizondo and Daniel Mueggenborg invite all the faithful to join in this service in which we will pray for all victims of clergy sexual abuse, ask forgiveness for the sins of action and inaction on the part of Church leaders, and pray for the renewal the Church needs to protect the vulnerable and proclaim Christ’s Gospel with transparency and integrity.

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.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Is your good marriage something you would like to see really GREAT?? Worldwide Marriage Encounter is for good marriages where improving communication between spouses turns that good marriage into a GREAT marriage. There is one coming up from Friday to Sunday, Nov 2-4, 2018 (back home in time for dinner on Sunday) at the LaQuinta Inn in Tacoma, WA.  Fr Fred Mayovsky, SJ is the Priest on that weekend.  Please apply for the weekend on-line at  For information, e-mail Jeanpierre and Gay Charette ( or call 253-582-0239 home, cell (call or text) 253-905-5857.

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.

We are in need of volunteers to assist in working with adults with Alzheimer’s. Could you give up a morning or afternoon of your time?  We meet on Tuesdays & Friday’s at the Lutheran Church.  No skills required, just bring your heart and share it with those in need!  You will be rewarded. Please contact Ann Scafe (206)852-4543 for more information.

Experience life as a Lancer! 
Please join us for Kennedy Catholic Open House on November 1 from 6:30-8:30pm. During that time, you will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet faculty and staff, and learn about the amazing opportunities that await at Kennedy Catholic. 
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