Announcements 12/30

Epiphany Pancake Breakfast
There is a Pancake Breakfast celebrating Epiphany on JAN 6 following the 10:30 Mass. After you enjoy your pancakes, please look around to see how you can help with clean up. Your help will really be appreciated.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Give the gift of time and yourselves to your spouse. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends at the Sheraton Hotel, Bellevue on February 15-17, 2019.  Or at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Astoria, OR, Jan. 25-27, 2019. Or at the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Tacoma, WA March 29-31,2019   Apply at wwme.org.  For more information leave a message at 206-772-2344. Sign up today.(prefer 30 days in advance)

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!  office@vashonsjv.org

2019 CALENDARS ARE HERE!

Thank you, Vashon Thriftway. There is a calendar for every family. Please pick up yours on the table in the vestibule.

HOMEBOUND MINISTRY
There are specially trained Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who perform the wonderful ministry of bringing the Eucharist to parishioners who are sick or homebound and unable to attend Mass. The home visit also includes sharing the Gospel. If you know someone who needs to receive Communion at home, please call the office at 206-567-4149 to arrange for an EMC to visit. In the new year Ellen Stewart will offer a training class for those EMCs who would like to be on the roster of the Homebound Ministry. Please watch the Bulletin for the date of this class.

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

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

Mass times:
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, 
Tuesday, JAN 1st
Please note that the Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, a holy day of obligation, is New Year’s Day and will be celebrated at 10am. 

Below is an excerpt from USCCB regarding JAN 1  

READ
We close out the Christmas octave—the eight days following the birth of Christ—with a day honoring Mary as the Mother of God. Take time to read about the Mother of God today.

REFLECT
"With his Mother's flesh God clothed himself, / Since from Virginity he was made man." — Prudentius, Hymn of the Divinity of Christ, 435-436

PRAY
January 1 is also the World Day of Peace. There are a number of prayers for peace to choose from—pray one today. St Francis of Assisi’s prayer for peace is included below. 

ACT
Visit the US Catholic bishops' Action Center today to find out ways you can advocate for peace around the world.

- USCCB.ORG

PRAYER FOR PEACE
By Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow charity;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light; and
Where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

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
He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock by the strength of the LORD, in the majestic name of the LORD, his God; and they shall remain, for now his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth; he shall be peace.” 
                                                  -Micah: 5:3
Allow Christ, who is peace, to see the darkest part of your past…to your decision to have an abortion.  Allow him to transform your wounds, for he came to “proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners”! (Isaiah 61:1)
Now registering for our next healing retreats: March 8-10 & April 5-7, in English
English: (206) 920-6413
EspaƱol: (206)-450-7814  
Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.
You are loved with an everlasting Love