Announcements 10/7

Adult and Family Faith Formation
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!

CALLED TO SERVE: Pledge Cards can be dropped in the collection basket, returned to the office, or mailed to the Archdiocese.
As Catholics within the Archdiocese of Seattle, we are being asked to make a meaningful and generous donation to the Called to Serve as Christ campaign. The funds raised will be used for the future healthcare and retirement needs of the priests and sisters of the Archdiocese. Pledges can be completed over a three- to five- year period, and 15% of what we donate will be returned to SJV for our parish needs. If you have not received the Archbishop’s letter or your Called to Serve as Christ pledge card, please contact the SJV office, or Dennis and Leslie Carda, who have so generously volunteered to run the campaign for SJV.

At Fr. David’s Rectory Open House on Oct. 21st we will see how the SJV portion of the money we are donating to the Campaign to Serve as Christ will benefit St. John Vianney. Fr. David is looking forward to showing how the rectory will be modernized and weatherized. Cookies and beverages will be served

The Backpack Pantry
The Backpack Pantry group is offering a great big THANK YOU to all the generous people who make this program possible. Because of you, we are able to offer the program to any child who qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program, or whose family is experiencing a financially difficult time.

Thanks to a generous community, we were able to provide children with approximately 900 weekend bags of food, which contained 2700 meals and some snacks. We are ready to do that and more this year. For that, we owe a great big thank you to the Vashon-Maury community.

If anyone would like to know more, please contact us at 206-463-2142 or email

St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a collection for St. Vincent de Paul after all masses on October 13 and 14. 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.

On your way in to Coffee Hour, please browse the Lighthouse Catholic Media’s selection of books and CDs. All are on sale.

Books are now only $2 each, and CDs just $1

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.

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. Register:

Rachel’s Corner 
Healing After Abortion
Since your involvement in an abortion decision have you felt like you have been adrift in a sea of regret and anger? You are not alone.  Call our confidential number and hear about upcoming healing retreats:
October 26-28, en Español.  November 9-11, in English
Call Aleah: (206) 920-6413.

OCTOBER- Month of the Rosary

O Mary, the Un-doer of Knots, 
you never refuse to come to our aid. 
With your compassionate eyes see the knots that exist in our lives.
You know very well our desperation and our pain,
and how we are bound by these knots.
O Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of knots, we entrust to you the ribbons of our lives.  There is no knot that cannot be undone.
Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercession take into your hands the knots that we bring before you. (here, name the knot                                     ) 

O Mary, the Un-doer of Knots, hear our prayer.
Keep us, guide us, protect us, and pray for us now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Church,
we stand before you
shaken by the scandal and division
in the Church that we love.
We pray for victims of abuse,
whose trust was betrayed
and whose innocence was shattered
by members of the clergy.
We pray for those whose suffering was ignored
and for those who were silenced or disbelieved.
We pray for Church leaders,
that by putting the needs of the vulnerable first,
by acting with transparency,
and by always holding themselves
accountable to God and to the People of God
they may regain the trust that has been broken.
We pray for ourselves,
that the darkness and confusion we feel
may give way to light.
May we find the way to justice, unity, healing, and hope,
through your Son, Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

Mary, refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Mary, comfort of the troubled, pray for us.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.