Announcements 12/16

ADVENT GIVING TREE
The If you are unable to have your gift here this weekend, please contact Diane at 253-579-4683.
Merry Christmas and God bless you.

MEMORIAL POINSETTIAS--$15
This weekend is the deadline to order a Christmas poinsettia to honor a loved one. Your gift will help to decorate our sanctuary for the Christmas season. Order forms are on the table in the vestibule. Thank you.

SAVE THE DATE
St. John Vianney Women’s Group will host Ladies Night Out in Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres and great fellowship - all parish women are invited.  Details to follow. 

FYI SJV—
We have a new parish email address. 
Please change your Contacts so you have it!



Mass times:
Christmas Eve Mass  7PM (with incense)
Christmas Day Mass  10AM (no incense)

“Make a  Joyful
                            Noise to the Lord”
Be sure to bring bells with you to Mass Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We will ring them together during the Gloria.  

Glory to God in the highest!

SJV's Advent 
Lessons & Carols
ON SUNDAY AT 9:30
The whole parish is invited to attend Lessons & Carols, and hear our parish children tell the Advent and Christmas story through Bible verses and carols. Please come early for/stay late after Mass so that the parish children can have a large and enthusiastic audience!


ADULT AND YOUTH FAITH FORMATION
Fr. David’s Gospel Reading Study and Youth Faith Formation will resume on JAN 6.


LAS POSADAS 
This Sunday evening 6:30-8:30 in the Social Hall. Prayers, food, friends, piñatas—all are invited! This is the first night of the novena which is a Catholic Hispanic tradition representing Mary’s nine months of pregnancy and Mary and Joseph’s journey to find lodging.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
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.
BOOK GROUP: Michelle Obama memoir discussion on Jan. 6
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Becoming," an autobiography by Michelle Obama, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, January 6 in the conference room at St. John Vianney Church, 16100 115th Ave. SW.  Carole Lynn Ives will facilitate.  All are welcome.
In this memoir, the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her from her childhood on Chicago's South Side through marriage, motherhood, and eight years at President Barack Obama's side in the White House

SIMBANG GABI celebrated at the 10:30 Mass on December 17th  
Simbang Gabi, an Advent tradition in the Philippines, will be celebrated this weekend at the 10:30 Mass. We are so happy to welcome the Fil-Am Choir to our church. The whole parish is invited to enjoy a feast in the Social Hall following this wonderful Mass.

Baptismal Preparation
For those families looking forward to a Baptism in 2019, the next three Baptismal Preparation Classes will be held on Jan. 3, March 4, and July 25. At least one parent and one godparent must attend this class. Baptism weekends will be Jan. 12-13, April 27-28, and Aug. 3-4.

Rachel’s Corner
“I said her name out loud for the very first time.  I have not been to confession in 10 years and I thought I was fine. What a gift I have been given going to confession now. I am so happy now. I am at peace and more importantly, now I know my child is at peace.  I am empty of all pain. Now I can begin to forgive myself.”
                                 -Testimonial from retreat

Do you know what it would be like to feel peace again? Your Rachel’s Vineyard team understands that yearning and invites you to join them on the next retreat. The gift of His mercy and peace is awaiting you. 

Registering now for our next healing retreat: March 8-10

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Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.
You are loved with an everlasting Love