Announcements 9/9

Faith Formation

Faith Formation Sessions
start September 23rd.
Enrollment forms are now in the Vestibule.
Sign up today!

The Called to Serve as Christ campaign is kicking off and it is hoped that every person in the Archdiocese of Seattle will be reached, as we know each person can help accomplish so much. Archbishop Sartain will soon send 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.

Tony Spakowsky Funeral
All are invited to a funeral Mass for Tony Spakowski on Saturday, September 15th at 11:00am

No Mass Friday, September 14th – Father will be at a Deanery Meeting

St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a collection for St. Vincent de Paul after all masses on September 8 and 9. 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.

2018 Upcoming Retreats
Register Online at PalisadesRetreatCenter.Org

“Five Ways to Tune Your Interior and Spiritual Life”
Sponsored by the Lay Carmelites of WA & BC Led by Br. James Lindsay, OCD

“Becoming an Ordinary Martyr”
Young Adult Retreat, Ages 18-30 Led by Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg

“Pre-Cana: Retiro Pre-Matrimonial de Parejas”
Retiro de Encierro en Español
Alvaro y Ana De La Cerda, Erika y Mario Gutierrez

“Betrothed: A Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage”
Retreat for Engaged Couples
Led by Dr. Sarah Bartel & Nathan Bartel

“Be Still and Know That I am God: Discovering the Power of Silence and Contemplation”
Silent Advent Retreat for Men & Women Led by Fr. James Northrop

The Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades 4700 SW Dash Point Road; Federal Way, WA 98023 • 206-274-3130

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.

Rachel’s Corner
Healing After Abortion
“What an amazing way to experience forgiveness and bring your heart closer to Christ.  You leave the darkness and embrace the light!” 
                                                             –August retreat testimonial
Last weekend, several retreat participants experienced the loving embrace of God and a pathway to self-forgiveness.  Join us for a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat and discover the merciful embrace that is just for you. October 26-27, en Español    November 9-11, in English
Call Aleah  : 1-800-822-HOPE (4673) 
Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services. You are loved with an everlasting Love!

Project Rachel, the archdiocese’s post-abortion healing ministry, is hosting a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat November 9-11. Rachel’s Vineyard is a healing retreat weekend for those suffering from the wounds of abortion. Many suffer from guilt, grief, anger, or depression resulting from an abortion decision. Through a very personal and intimate encounter with the Living God, we come to know that God knows and loves us despite our many weaknesses and human failures. God’s mercy and forgiveness is limitless. Join us for a journey of emotional and spiritual healing. See the bulletin for more information.

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.