HOW LUCKY WE ARE AT SJV WITH OUR BEAUTIFUL ALTAR BOUQUETS
If you come to daily Mass on Friday, or just drop by SJV at the end of the week, you have had the chance to see two artists at work. Friday mornings are when you will find Marie Ganchorre and Linda Peterson in kitchen and in the sanctuary making the gorgeous altar floral displays we see at Mass. These two women are very generous with their time, their flowers, and with their floral artistry. Please accept this small mention in the Bulletin as a large and heartfelt sign of the parish's gratitude for your years of sharing so much of yourselves. Your ministry at SJV serves as a lovely sign of your faith, as well as your commitment to our small Catholic community. Thank you, Marie and Linda.
With regard to our current altar display, additional calla lily thanks must be paid to three more women in our parish. Kristine Marvich, Sheila White Moore, and Marilyn Klob all provided the fantastic lilies that anchor our current flower arrangements; thank you for your blooms (and Sheila, your peonies are spectacular too!).
Finally, Linda asked that the office send this standing invitation to the parish: “Anytime anyone wants to donate flowers from their yard, have them drop them off at the back kitchen door between 10:00 and 10:30.”
Thank you again to all.
A LOT OF LAUNDRY
May and June have been busy months in the Social Hall with receptions for our Sacrament Masses and a Pancake Breakfast. These large events result in a lot of laundry. We would like to thank a few women who very quietly and generously whisk away our dirty linens and return them ready for the next party, clean, folded, and even IRONED! This is not a small task, nor is it glamorous, but it is very necessary and greatly appreciated. Please thank the following women when you see them for their generosity to our parish: Barbara Powell, Mary Ann Beardsley, Mary Lawrence, and Molly Malone. If a pile of neatly folded white linens gives you that pleasant feeling of accomplishment, then join this select group of SJV parishioners and have fun folding warm and clean table cloths and dish towels at your house. Just peek in the kitchen before you leave after Mass to see if you can take some linens home with you to wash. Thank you.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
THE OFFICE NEEDS TO ACCOUNT FOR AN ENVELOPE FROM EVERY SINGLE SJV FAMILY
Thank you to our parishioners who have already committed their prayers and monetary donations to the many entities who work within the Archdiocese to improve the lives of so many people. It is important that every SJV family returns a pledge form, listing your prayer and/or financial pledge. Thank you to the 84 SJV families who have responded and for the $34,670 you have pledged toward our $42,000 goal—we are about 83% of our way there.
MASS UPDATES FOR THIS COMING WEEK AND NEXT WEEKEND
- There will be no daily Mass this week as Fr. David will be away at Priest Days.
- Next weekend is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. All present at the 10:30 Mass will have the opportunity to show their faith and to pray in Jesus’ real presence in the Eucharist during the Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament which will conclude the Mass.
Also next weekend…
- It’s June… graduation month! We would like to acknowledge our graduating students and send them on their way with a blessing. The SJV students who are graduating this June will be blessed at all the Corpus Christi Masses. Congratulations!!!
- And finally, next Sunday in Milwaukee at the Mother of Good Counsel Church, will be SJV parishioner Deacon Paul Wilkin’s Mass of Ordination. At noon on the 23rd all the prayers of our parish should be with Paul at this glorious moment in his life. He will celebrate Mass for us back here at SJV on July 7th.
FATHER'S DAY IS THIS SUNDAY
As we remember, spend the day with, and honor our own fathers on Father's Day, let us also keep in our thoughts St. Joseph, who loved, protected, and taught his son, Jesus Christ. We might also say a prayer to St. Joseph, that he watch over our fathers.
ADULT AND YOUTH FAITH FORMATION
For those who would enjoy following Bishop Mueggenborg’s reflections on the Gospels over the summer, we have a printed copy available in Fr.’s office, and are happy to print more for anyone who would like one.
Vacation Bible School -- During the summer our younger students (ages 5-11) have the opportunity to combine their faith development with fun, so sign up for the All-Island Vacation Bible School that we are hosting at SJV, August 12-16. Please look for the registration forms on the tables in the vestibule and the breezeway.
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
OUR NEW SOCIAL HALL FLOOR
Actually, in about 24 hours work will start. As Father David mentioned in his most recent Pastor's Thoughts letter, this week while he is away for Priest Days, the resurfacing of our beat up Social Hall floor will take place, resulting in a new, smooth, shiny, and chocolate-y brown floor. The Social Hall has to be 100% empty for work to commence. Fr. David has been in charge of the removal of all items not needed for events this weekend at SJV. He is now asking for your help for the completion of the emptying of the Hall. 10:30 Mass attendees, your help is really needed to move all the remaining chairs and tables from the Hall as Coffee Hour winds down. Fr. David will be on hand to direct the storage. Thank you in advance for your help. And everyone can look forward next weekend to seeing the new floor.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of the Preparation Class to let us know that you and your child’s godparent plan on attending.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
“I am with you always, until the end of the age." Is God in your marriage? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is at the Sheraton Hotel, Bellevue on August 9-11, 2019. Apply at www.wwme.org. For more information leave a message at 206-772-2344. Sign up today.
PLEASE SIGN THE CARD FOR
FR. PAUL WILKIN, SDS
In the vestibule you will find the “card” SJV will present to the soon to be Fr. Paul along with his ordination gift. The “card” is actually the matting around the lovely watercolor of our church painted by Kris Cushing. Thank you, Kris. Please add your congratulations and good wishes for Fr. Paul.
FIRST, THANK YOU TO OUR MOWING TEAM,
AND SECOND, NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
Luckily, the grass has slowed down, so the Friday mowing sessions aren't so labor intensive. Therefore, it is a perfect time to join the SJV Mowing Team which so generously keeps our parish grounds looking very neat. Here is the team... Ed Block, John Burggraff, Mark Charnews, Clyde Howe, Robert Kajca, Jim Roy, and Jim Walker. Thank you, mowers!!! Novices, this is your chance to help your parish and to learn how to mow with ideal conditions. The lawns are mowed every other Friday, from 9:30-11:30. If this can fit your summer schedule, please call Robert Kajca at 253-579-4682.