ST. JOHN VIANNEY PARISH
Community Update
for Sunday January 10, 2021
Pastor's Note
Remember what it was like to bless yourself as you entered church? Even though we are not ready to enter church just yet, you can still bless yourselves with holy water in your homes. We will have a special blessing of holy water at all Masses this weekend as we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Please bring your own containers and water. Please also contact the parish office if you would like a new year’s house blessing traditionally done at the Feast of the Epiphany.

At the Feast of the Epiphany traditionally the important dates for the year are announced. We are working to provide you printable calendar with those dates since we cannot give out the traditional calendars this year. Please read on for some important changes to the Saturday evening Masses and for Bishop Cantu’s Statement on the violence at our nation's capitol.

Finally, on behalf of the near 1000 of you who benefited from the Unleash the Power of the Gospel retreat this past week a big thank-you to Fr Thomas Cavanaugh! You can personally thank him via email. Now on to the Alpha Course! Read on for details.

We at SJV have had a great start to the new year of spiritual renewal to be formed as joyful disciples in the Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s keep growing!

St. John Vianney, pray for us!

God bless,

Fr Joe
IN THIS EMAIL
ENCOUNTER CHRIST
Unbound Ministry
KNOW CHRIST
Discernment Retreats
SERVE CHRIST
Wednesday Food Distribution
Stewardship

SPAM Caution
ALPHA CURSE BEGINS
January 11, 2021
Alpha is a conversation about the core of Christianity led by our own 
parishioners for those who do not know much about God. The 7 sessions will be every other week starting Jan 11 in English and Spanish Signup for here.  
NEW SATURDAY VIGIL AND LITURGY SCHEDULE
Starting next Saturday Jan 16, the Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 PM English and 6:00 PM Spanish in the Pavilion with livestream

Weekly Adoration will be Friday 630-730PM starting Jan 15 with confessions. The change will continue until further notice.
ALPHA THIS SUNDAY
on the Vianney Show
What exactly is Alpha? Why join Alpha? How can Alpha transform our parish? Join Fr Joe with special guests from Alpha Catholic USA. Show starts 7PM Sunday here. Click here to join 
Facebook or by Zoom.
Saint John Vianney Calendar
Printable and Video

Due to the pandemic our regular paper calendars are not available this year due to the pandemic. Our Seminarian PJ and Yolie Anaya from the office, put together an alternative calendar in printable form and video. Please click on the links below.
STATEMENT BY BISHOP CANTU ON TODAY'S VIOLENCE AT THE U.S. CAPITOL
January 06, 2021
“I call all parishioners of the Diocese of San Jose to join me in prayer for our country. Today’s attack on the U.S. Capitol Building in D.C. was shocking and appalling. I invite all the faithful of San José to join me in a Day of Prayer on Friday, January 8th that we may offer prayers and sacrifice for peace, reconciliation, and healing in our nation.”
THANK YOU FR. THOMAS FOR UNLEASHING THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL
Parish New Year Retreat
For those interested in forming a prayer team or getting trained further in the Unbound Prayer please contact Fr Joe

Click for MondayTuesdayWednesday (Spanish)Thursday 
ARE YOU CALLED TO PRIESTHOOD
Men's Virtual Discernment Weekend: January 29-31, 2021. In this retreat you will have the chance to explore the priesthood, listen to priest's vocation stories and learn about steps for discernment, values of priestly life and the structure of seminary formation during a weekend of prayer, discussions & fraternity. Click here for more information or contact vocations@dsj.org
WOMEN DISCERMENT RETREAT
February 5-7, 2021
What does it mean to have a vocation and discern it? How do you know when you are called to marriage or consecrated life? We know you have these questions and we want to help you find some answers! The Diocese of San Jose Vocations Office invites young adult women aged 18-40 to a free bilingual retreat weekend! Click here for more information or contact vocations@dsj.org
YOUTH MINISTRY
Meets January 15th, 2021 7:00 PM
Join Fr. John in for the first youth group of 2021 !
SJV SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE & CRAB FEED
January, 2021
Our school’s open house is coming at the end of January. Consider families and friends to consider Catholic education at St. John Vianney Catholic School. Our Admissions Director, Mrs. Lourdes Aguilar can be reached at laguilar@sjvsj.org.

This year the SJV Crab Feed Committee will make history with a creative, fun, 
drive-through event that will have you Rockin' n Rollin!

Sign up for our Crab Feed below.
ROSARY
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 Facebook.
SCRIPTURE STUDY: BOOK OF GENESIS
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).  
FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Wednesdays 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Catholic Charities Food Distribution is Wednesdays, 2-4PM. Questions regarding the distribution can be directed to Lynda DeManti. Volunteers may sign up here
STEWARDSHIP
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.
SPAM CAUTION
Reminder to only open and respond to official email communications from the Parish and Fr Joe (jkim@sjvsj.net). All other email inquiries should not be opened and deleted immediately.
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