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Lenten Activities at St. John Vianney
  • Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for Baptism or of renewal of Baptism at Easter. (Code of Canon Law, 1249-1252)
  • Ash Wednesday, March 6, and Good Friday, April 19, are days of fast and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence.   
  • Abstinence is observed by all fourteen years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.

Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent
Friday 6:00-6:45 PM   &    Saturday 3:00-4:30 PM

Fridays of Lent
10:45am  Traditional Stations of the Cross following daily Mass
7:00pm    Each week we will pray with different Station Reflections.

  • March 22 Ven. Arbp. Fulton J. Sheen Reflections
  • March 29 St. Mother Teresa Reflections
  • April 05 Sacred Scripture Reflections
  • April 12 Mary’s Way of the Cross

Preceding Stations there will be:
6:00-6:45pm.  Silent Prayer with Exposition & Adoration of the Eucharist in the Chapel.

6:00-6:45pm.  Individual Confessions in the Reconciliation Chapel.

Old Palm Branches 
Please Bring Them to SJV
If you have blessed palm branches at home from previous Palm Sundays, you can bring them to SJV and place them in the basket in the vestibule.

They will be burned in this year’s Easter fire.

Phil’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Order of Malta
March 21, 6:30-8:00 pm
Presentation with pictures and snacks provided in the social hall. Countless healing miracles have been linked to Our Lady of Lourdes and the spring of Lourdes water. Parishioner Phil Volker will tell us about his trip to this holy place of healing with the Order of Malta! 

Next Sunday is a Rice Bowl LENTEN SOUP SUNDAY
Thank you very much to the soup makers and “cleaner up-ers” from last Sunday. Our next Lenten Soup Sunday will be next week, the 3rd Sunday of Lent. Wonderfully, all the Soup Sunday soup spots have been taken—thank you to the families who have signed up!

But fortunately, for these Sundays (MAR 24/31 and APR 7) there are still Serving and Clean Up spaces.  Please add your name to the sign-up sheet to assist John Paul in the kitchen. To the rest of us who are enjoying the soup and the chatting, please help pay the costs of these Soup Sundays by making a donation for the diners in your family. Thank you.

Would you like to complete one of Fr. David’s “Practical Ideas for Lent”?
Being trained as a CCS Volunteer Services minister allows you to perform both corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
CCS Volunteer Services has scheduled two meetings at SJV to train volunteers.
March 28, 10:45-12:15   Questions and Answers
April 7, 1:00-2:30   Training
A light lunch will be provided at both meetings.
Please consider this very rewarding ministry—helping neighbors in need stay in their homes.

Youth Faith Formation classes are meeting this weekend.

Fr.’s weekly Gospel Reading Study Group will be meeting this weekend between the Masses.

SJV Frassati Youth Group, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Youth age 13-18 are invited to join our youth group, with youth mentors Collin Medeiros and Heidi Tosterud. We meet Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm at the church. Come for fun, faith sharing, and fellowship!
"The higher we go, the better we shall hear the voice of Christ" - Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
This Sunday, after the 10:30 Mass
Please stay after the 10:30 Mass (or return to SJV!) to celebrate a St. Patrick’s Luncheon! There will be corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, and plenty of Irish soda bread. To top off the meal, the Women’s Group is creating special green desserts—yum!!! The suggested donation is $10 for adults, less for youth, and young children are free. (Please join us and give what you can – we are only trying to cover the cost of the food.)

Please note, there will be no Daily Mass on Wed, March 20th as Fr. David will be attending a Deanery meeting.

11 months or newer is the second guideline to remember—the 1st is to turn them in!
Thank you to the parishioners who are taking the few extra minutes and putting their grocery receipts into the collection boxes in the vestibule. Thank you to the parishioners who make calculating their receipts easy… as flat as possible, and no staples or rubber bands. (Please note that Thriftway receipts require a signature and phone number). This month we received $655.75 from these two Island businesses—this money goes into our general parish fund and helps SJV pay our bills.

Our next Baptism weekend will be April 27&28. If you plan to baptize your child that weekend, the Baptismal Preparation Class will be held on April 4th. At least one parent and one godparent must attend this class. Please contact the SJV Office (206-567-4149 or in advance of the Preparation Class to let us know that you and your child’s godparent plan on attending. 

All parishioners (who are 8+ and have received their First Communion) might consider sharing their faith and the gift of their participation at Mass by becoming an Altar Server at SJV.  Assisting Fr. David in celebrating the Mass is an honor, and instills in the Altar Server a greater love of the Mass and the Eucharist. Fr. David and Ellen Stewart will lead a training session for new Altar Servers on Sunday March 31st from 12:30pm – 2:00pm. RSVP to Ellen Stewart at: to register.  Please think seriously about joining this important ministry. 

SJV Women’s Group
St. John Vianney Women’s Group meets twice a month at 10:30 am. Please call Mary Ann Beardsley (206) 567-4273 or Kris Cushing (206) 962-0691 for dates and locations.

Ecumenical Book Group to discuss "Lila" April 7
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss "Lila," by Marilynne Robinson from 4 to 5:30 pm, Sunday, April 7, at the Vashon Lutheran Church, 18623 Vashon Hwy SW.  All are welcome. Robinson, who has a keen spiritual sensibility, tells the story of a homeless girl whose life changes dramatically after she steps into a small-town Iowa church and ends up marrying the pastor.