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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
April 12
10:45am   Traditional Stations of the Cross following daily Mass
&
7:00pm     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.

SJV MOVIE NIGHT AT THE VASHON THEATRE
The Passion of the Christ
The movie will have one showing only, on Tuesday, April 16, and will begin promptly at 6PM. All parishioners are invited (admission is free), so please consider attending as a prayerful Lenten activity. Please note, this film is not for children.

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 OUR LAST 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 this final Soup Sunday. After your family enjoys this Lenten parish observation, please head into the kitchen and ask John Paul where your help is needed.  SJV soup fans, please make a donation from your family so SJV can cover the costs of these Soup Sundays. Thank you.

AS A CCS VOLUNTEER SERVICES MINISTER YOU WILL PERFORM CORPORAL AND SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY
On Sunday afternoon, after Soup Sunday, from 1:00-2:30, CCS Volunteer Services will be here at SJV to train volunteers. Please stay to listen and consider becoming a volunteer in this very rewarding ministry—helping neighbors in need stay in their homes. Refreshments will be provided.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE
Prior Week: $2750   Average: $4876    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 


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 

UPCOMING VETERAN ALTAR SERVER TRAINING SESSIONS
There have been some adjustments to the Altar Serving protocol in the past year and a half, so all experienced Altar Servers are being asked to attend a Refresher Training Session. This class will be held the first Sundays of April and May. This refresher training will allow our veteran Altar Servers to renew their commitment to assisting Fr. David in celebrating the Mass, as well as to hone their skills. All Altar Servers should plan to attend either on April 7, 12:30-2:00 or May 5, 12:30-2:00. Thank you to all our Altar Servers for their ministry in our parish.

PRAYER GARDEN IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
Thank you to the parishioners who have already signed up to share their time and talent by joining the SJV Prayer Garden Improvement Committee. We hope to have more members of the parish join this first wave to decide how to spend the “Raise Your Paddle” donations to beautify our Stations of the Cross and Rosary Garden. This very special forest glade adds a wonderful feeling to our parish. Please join the committee and share your ideas about how we can make this part of our SJV grounds even better. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the vestibule.

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 summer Baptism weekend will be August 3 & 4
If you plan to baptize your child that weekend, the Baptismal Preparation Class will be held on July 25 at 7PM . 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.

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.

CALLING ALL LECTORS
Lectors, Please join us for a Lector Workshop on Saturday April 13, 10 to noon. Lectors for the Easter Vigil please attend to prepare for proclaiming at this special Mass. All lectors are encouraged to attend. We will grow spiritually and gain technical skills. Please BRING YOUR LECTOR WORKBOOK and an annotated Bible if you have one

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

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Commit to strengthening your marriage this Lent. Sign up today to attend the Worldwide Marriage Encounter at the Sheraton Hotel, Bellevue on May 17-19, 2019Apply at wwme.org.  For more information leave a message at 206-772-2344. Sign up today.