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Epiphany Pancake Breakfast
There is a Pancake Breakfast celebrating Epiphany this Sunday 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. 

ADULT AND YOUTH FAITH FORMATION

Fr. David's Gospel Reading Study and Youth Faith Formation are starting back up for 2019 this Sunday, JAN 6, at 9:15. It will be great to see everyone back in class.

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.

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. this Sunday, 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

FYI Contacting SJV in 2019--
Please make one of your New Year's Resolutions going into your email contact list and changing your SJV contact to our new one: office@vashonsjv.org. We want you to be able to reach us in 2019!!

And another New Year's Resolution for all parishioners... to take advantage of the 1% program the Island grocers offer and turn in all Thriftway and IGA receipts to the collection boxes in the vestibule. We have just re ceived checks totaling $1,323.34 from these two Island businesses. The 1% program is a super easy way to help our parish. Thriftway receipts require a signature and phone number. Thank you for keeping those receipts and bringing them in when you come to Mass.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Next weekend after all Masses there will be a collection for St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you for your continuing generosity in supporting those in need on our island, especially during these difficult winter months.

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

Baptismal Preparation
If you are planning a Spring or Summer Baptism, Baptismal Preparation Classes will be held on March 4th and July 25th. At least one parent and one godparent must attend this class. Please contact the SJV Office (206-567-4149 or office@vashonsjv.org) in advance of the Preparation Class to let us know that you and your child’s godparent plan on attending. Baptism weekends will be April 27-28 and August 3-4.

Rachel’s Corner
“When you are in a difficult situation and everything seems to be against you, to the point where you feel like you can’t handle one more minute, don’t give up, because that is the precise place and time in which the tide will change. “            - Harriet Beecher Stowe 

The beginning of a year is a wonderful time for a tide to change. Are you ready to lay that burden down? The one that you have carried inside since the day of the abortion decision?  Make the decision to start this New Year by handing God that burden and letting Him set you free.     
Call for a compassionate, confidential conversation.

Registering now for our next healing retreats: March 8-10 and April 5-7, both in English

English: (206) 920-6413
EspaƱol: (206)-450-7814  
Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.
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