Community Update
for Sunday October 10, 2021 
Pastor's Note
After a school-wide Mass this week, one first grade girl quipped to me, “I love Church. Do you?” As a disciple and a priest, I would answer affirmative, especially here at St John Vianney. I love when all the baptized faithful live out their mission to fill their world with God. On Monday, we had our Vietnamese mothers team up with our Men’s Club and our SJV youth to cook a money-can't-buy Pho meal for the 400 Alpha participants for over 10 hours. The meal they prepared paved the way for the profound conversation around forgiveness and why Jesus died. The St John Vianney Church that is emerging from the pandemic is one that is energetic, hospitable, generous, faithful and joyful. I love our Church. Do you?  

Read on for other ways we are joyfully living out our mission here at SJV, including our Annual St Francis Animal Blessing on Saturday, October 9 2PM.  

St John Vianney, pray for us! 

God bless, 

Fr Joe


Share a moment of silence with Jesus! 
The church is open business hours every day. Fridays a special hour of quiet prayer 630PM with confessions available. Come rest a while!
Animal Blessing October 9 
Our annual animal blessing in honor of St Francis of Assisi, patron of animals, will take place in the Community Center Parking Lot tomorrow Saturday, October 9, 2PM. All animals must be on leashes, cages or carriages. Doors open 130PM.
Mission Co-op 2nd Collection October 19 
October is Mission Month around the world. Our local church of San Jose supports the local church of Montego Bay in Jamaica since 2006 when Fr Tim Kidney and subsequently Fr Robert Brocato served. We welcome Ms. Anne Grycz at this weekend’s masses who helped to organize the Jamaican version of our Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM). Our 2nd collection for Montego Bay will take place next weekend.
Where is the passion and fire within the Church?  
Fr Steve Kim invites St John Vianney to a talk in English given by former NFL-player Bart Schuchts, whose Catholic ministry today heals and encourages all the baptized faithful to live fully their vocation. Join Bart, Fr Steve and others at St Leo Church (88 Race Street) this Tuesday, October 12, 6PM. Details and registration here.
Final Fatima Procession:
Wednesday, October 13th
Join Fr. Joe and Fr John for this concluding procession through our streets. Our neighborhood has been safe from fires, COVID and violence since we have been walking with Our Lady of Fatima these past 6 months. 7PM Bilingual Mass followed by procession.
All Souls Mass 
Three Special Masses will be offered on Tuesday, November 2 in honor of all the deceased especially during the past year at 8AM, 12PM and 7PM Bilingual. To have your loved ones remembered please contact the parish office.
Halloween @SJV 
The SJV Youth Group will be hosting a Halloween Haunted House and Underground DJ Party at 7PM on Sunday, October 31 in the Community Center. Families are welcome to an outdoor Trunk-o-Treat in the CC Parking Lot. Our Parish will also host an outdoor costume parade 10AM, Friday, October 28 in the CC Parking Lot. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained.  
Youth Choir
We are building back our Youth Group. If you are interested in the Youth Group and the Youth Choir for the return of the Sunday 6PM Youth Mass on Thanksgiving Weekend, please fill out this form.
Winter Alpha Registration Open 
ALPHA Fall Session four is Monday. Alpha is our parish’s way of sharing faith with people in the pews and people not in our pews. Alpha is a safe, friendly, no-judgment conversation over (free) dinner for 10 Monday nights run by our own parishioners. The Fall Alpha Sign ups are closed. However, the Winter Alpha Sessions are still open. Sign up and bring a friend! Sign up here.
Volunteers Needed for Wednesday
Food Distribution 
With many volunteers returning to school, we are in need of volunteers Wednesdays anytime between 1-4PM in our Community Center Parking Lot. If you are 14 years old and older, sign up here.
Listen to an invitation from our Bishop Cantu here. 
School news:
Join us in supporting our SJV Scholarship Fund in the Annual Golf Tournament. Donate to our scholarship here.
Faith Formation Has Started! 
Faith Formation Sessions are in the third week! We are excited to return to in person instruction. First Communion preparation classes are Mondays, 7-8:30 pm in the school building for children and community center for the parents. High school Confirmation Candidates meet Thursdays at 6:30 pm - 8 pm in the Community Center. Please join us in prayer for the families who will begin their preparation this year and especially for the team of catechists, youth leaders and staff to continue to share the joy of faith with their community. If you haven’t yet registered you still have time, do so online at For any questions please reach out to Joselyn.
Catholic Charities Rental and Food Assistance 
Monthly Soccer Games for Vocations 
Details here.
Stewardship @SJV 
Our Sunday Collection for the weekend of October 3 was $14,050. Our Pre-pandemic average was $13,000 per week. Our short term goal is to increase it to $15,000 per week so we can support our parish mission of forming Joyful Disciples. We need everybody’s participation. We kindly ask you to give sacrificially and inspire those who are not currently giving to contribute here. It takes all of us to carry out the Mission of our Lord Jesus here at St John Vianney Parish and School.
Livestream issue has been resolved! 
The internet issue in the church was resolved this week thanks to ATT. Enjoy the livestream from our parish's website and our parish’s facebook. 
COVID Update: Masks indoors
We will follow the County and Diocesan order to wear masks indoors to help curb the spread of the virus. Liturgical ministers proclaiming 6 feet away and cantors singing 12 feet away from people are allowed to remove their masks. Thank you for your vigilance for the health of others.
The Valley Catholic has a new look!
Click here.
Thanks to the Catholic Community Foundation, all our parishioners have access! Go to, type in 95127, click on our parish and get your account to the “Catholic Netflix”.

Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:
1. Go to; click the 2nd button: Sign Up As A Parishioner
2. Select your parish: Enter parish zip code 95127 and select St John Vianney from the provided dropdown menu
3. Register with your name and email address
4. Check that email Inbox for a link to start watching FORMED
California Catholic Conference
The Roman Catholic Bishops of California have released joint statements on the ethics of the vaccines here. Our County is now offering vaccinations for those 65 years and older. Check with your health care provider or
First and Third Mondays
Join Fr Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month for a study of the first book of the bible. The session starts at 7PM on this Zoom (passcode 123).  
Monday - Saturday
Join our parish Rosary Monday-Friday, 630PM on  Zoom or Facebook. Saturday 8:30AM (after daily Mass) Sunday at 11:00 AM on our Website or Facebook.
Please continue to be vigilant against the spread of the virus (masks, sanitize, distance). Contact Luis Estrada as soon you know you may have exposed our parishioners to the virus. 
We thank you for your continued support of our growing parish ministries.

Please consider extending an invitation to someone that might benefit from any of these events or officially joining our parish. God reward you.
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