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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




CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION—at Masses this weekend
This week, we take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection to help Jesus in disguise. This collection helps six Catholic agencies provide relief and support to struggling communities and work for peace and reconciliation among our marginalized brothers and sisters here and around the world. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection. Learn more about the collection at www.usccb.org/catholic-relief

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


STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE
Prior Week: $3509   Average: $4930    Goal: $5333  
“Must I be giving again and again -- forever?” “Oh, no” said the Angel, his glance pierced me through.  “Only give until Our Lord stops giving to you.”  -- St Patrick Mission, Vashon, offering envelopes ca.1950

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. 

THIS Sunday is a Rice Bowl LENTEN SOUP SUNDAY
Please join your fellow parishioners for a delicious soup buffet and a short CRS presentation after the 10:30 Mass.
We have soup, but no clean up help for the two remaining Soup Sundays. Kitchen clean up qualifies as a Lenten operum bonum. Sign up in the vestibule to assist John Paul in the kitchen on March 31st and/or April 7th, or even better, just go into the kitchen and ask him where your help is needed.  SJV parishioners who are enjoying these lunches, please make a donation from your family so SJV can cover the costs of these Soup Sundays. 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.
On April 7, from 1:00-2:30 CCS Volunteer Services will be here at SJV to train volunteers.
A light lunch will be provided. Please consider this very rewarding ministry—helping neighbors in need stay in their homes.

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.

MOWING TEAM 
The mowing team is forming for this year. We meet every other Friday from 9:30-11:30 and mow the Church grounds. If you have never driven a riding lawn mower we will teach you how. Please contact the office or call Robert Kajca at 253-579-4682

ADULT AND YOUTH FAITH FORMATION
  • 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

FAITH FORMATION STUDENTS DO A LENTEN GOOD WORK
Super spring clean up help from our Faith Formation students last Sunday… they raked the Rosary Garden and Stations of the Cross path, cleared the biggest deadfall limbs, and dragged away the pruned limbs from the play area (this is where Tommy and Claire joined in!). Thank you from SJV to: Tony Chorak, Stephen Daly, Peter
 Ghigleri, Elouise Lawrence, Alec, Grace, and Meredith Pottinger, has Tallis Sullivan, Tommy and Claire Tosterud, and Gabe and Simon

Easter Lily Memorials
There are forms in the vestibule to order Easter Lilies in honor of a loved one. They are $15 each (cash or check made out to St. John Vianney).
The flowers will be marked with their name(s) and put out at the Easter Vigil. You can be pick them up to take home the following weekend, Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION
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 office@vashonsjv.org) in advance of the Preparation Class to let us know that you and your child’s godparent plan on attending. 

NEW ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
next Sunday at 12:30
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.  Fr. David and Ellen Stewart will lead a training session for new Altar Servers this Sunday from 12:30PM – 2:00PM. Please think seriously about joining this important ministry that will increase your love for the Mass and the Eucharist.

SAVE THE DATE:
  • EASTER VIGIL LECTOR WORKSHOP—APRIL 13
Lectors, please mark your calendars and on April 13th plan to attend an SJV workshop on the spiritual nature and the practical points of reading the Word of God at Mass. There will be a special focus on the Easter Vigil. More details to follow.
  • Divine Mercy Sunday Lamb Roast and Potluck
Save the Date for our annual Divine Mercy Sunday Lamb Roast and Potluck, April 28th 1:30-6:30.  Details to follow.

PRAYER GARDEN COMMITTEE
You are invited to share your time and talent on a committee that will improve the SJV Prayer Garden with the Stations of the Cross and the Rosary. Last spring the “Raise Your Paddle” at our parish fundraiser raised $7,950 to use for this purpose and this committee will discern how best to spend these generous donations to improve this outdoor space that adds so much to our parish. If you are interested, please sign up on the table in the vestibule.