ST. JOHN VIANNEY PARISH
Community Update
for Sunday October 25, 2020
Parochial Vicar's Message
Jesus says in today’s Gospel, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” This sums up the Ten Commandments of our faith, and it does not separate itself from the Ten Commandments that God has given in the Old Testament. Jesus did not do away with the laws of Old, but he summarizes it for us as a twofold love: love of God and love of neighbor. We should still look at this twofold meaning within the scope of the Ten Commandments as it is written and hold to its teachings. This will truly help us understand Jesus’ summary of which is the greatest commandment. Let us look at Jesus’ twofold meaning today as a whole, and not take away Gods written law with confusion of just Love God and love neighbor. Jesus said this to the Pharisees because they already knew the law, but they wanted to test him. Looking back at what Fr. Joe wrote last week, “We owe it to God to bring about the Kingdom of God here on earth. We owe it to our country to bring about a more just and dignified society. We ought to exercise our civic duty to vote to honor those who have fought hard to win the right to vote for women, for people of color and for the naturalized citizen. We ought to exercise our civic duty to vote to honor God who has blessed our country. We ought to exercise our civic duty to vote to honor our sister and brother who depend on our vote. We are Catholic. We are American. It is time to exercise our duty as Catholic Americans and American Catholics with an informed conscience, love for God in our country, concern for the most vulnerable among us and the intention to bring about the Kingdom of God.” As people of God lets reflect on the Ten Commandments to help our conscience. Please click here for guidance by the California Conference of Bishops and here by the US Conference of Bishops. Let us also keep in our prayers Fr. Joe while he is on retreat and finishing up his thesis.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, pray for us! 

Peace, 

Fr. John
BISHOP CANTU'S MESSAGE ON THE ELECTIONS
Vote on November 03, 2020
Please click on the video link to view Bishop's message, or the written message link to read his message.
Statement of Bishop Oscar Cantú regarding Pope Francis’ remarks on Same-sex Civil Unions
October 22, 2020
Plesase click on the Link to view Bishop's Statement
MASSES INSIDE OUR CHURCH AND OUTDOORS
We are now offering Masses inside our church.

This week we have been learning and trying seating arrangements. We thank our Daily Mass Parishioners for being part of this. Sunday Masses resume tomorrow October 24, 2020 with the 5:15 PM Vigil Mass. All parishioners should continue to sign up for Masses, specially with space indoors being very limited, also wear masks and maintain social distance. Pews are marked off for social distanced seating. There are pew seating spaces for one, two, three, four, five, and six or more persons. Please use the seating space more adequate for you or your family so we can seat the maximum number of people allowed. Please keep in mind that Masses will continue to be offered in the Pavilion simultaneously with the indoor Mass at 8AM, 10AM and 12PM.
All indoor Masses will continue to be live-streamed. There is a high possibility that you will be on camera. If you do not wish to be on camera, please sign up for our outdoor Mass.

The Church and Pavillion will continue to be sanitized between Masses.
ALL SOUL MASSES
November 2nd,
The Annual All Souls Mass will be offered on Monday, November 2 in English at 8AM and 7PM bilingual. There will be a Rosary at 630PM. A special Altar will be set up inside the church starting next weekend for families to leave a photo of their loved ones to be remembered at all Masses in the month of November. Please be sure that frames are labeled with names and phone number. Offerings may be made online or in the parish website. Register for Mass here. 
SINGERS, MUSICIANS, UNITE! 
Calling those cantors and musicians among us. We are now scheduling cantors and musicians at all our Masses outdoors. Come to Mass and let’s sing! Please contact the Parish Office 408-258-7832.
WEDNESDAY FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
The Catholic Charities Food Distribution is Wednesdays, 2-4PM. Questions regarding the distribution can be directed Lynda DeManti. Sign up here.
DRIVE-IN FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
with Fr. John
Friday Oct 30 2020
You are invited to our Drive-in Family Movie Night in the Parking Lot of the Community Center. We will watch the movie COCO. (We have a CVLI Video License). Come and enjoy, please sign up, we only have room for 60 vehicles. If we reach capacity, you will not be able to sign-up.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD ... VOTE
November 3rd, 2020
PACT is an interfaith organization in Santa Clara County that focuses on issues of social justice. The leaders of the St. John Vianney Parish PACT ministry will be contacting parishioners by phone to check in with them and to encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election. PACT members will also share information on Proposition 15 - a statewide ballot initiative that would provide funding for community services and education to support our children and community members. 

Take the 100% voting congregation pledge here: https://bit.ly/33Cqdg4 

Bishop Cantú and Fr Joe will address the elections next week. Please click here for guidance by the California Conference of Bishops and here by the US Conference of Bishops. 
24 HOUR ADORATION
Friday November 6, 2020
Please sign up for an hour with Jesus any time Friday November 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to November 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM. email Seminarian PJ for more information pjimenez@sjvsj.net
YOUTH MINISTRY
with Fr. John
Today Friday Oct 23 2020
The next youth ministry meeting is today Friday Oct. 23 730-830PM. The event will be in person (socially distant) behind the Community Center.  
NEWS FROM SJV SCHOOL
The Annual SJV School Golf Tournament is Monday, October 26 at the San Jose Country Club. Click here for details and registration. Ms Suty and the SJV Faculty and Staff will begin welcoming our SJV Catholic School children back for in-person instruction on October 19, 2020 starting with TK-2nd grade. If you know any family who would like to receive more information about our Catholic, in-person education, please send Lourdes, our Admissions Director, an email: laguilar@sjvsj.org.

Please invite prospective families to our virtual Open House on November 10. Here for more details.
FAITH FORMATION WEEK # 2
Tuesdays (English FF)
Wednesdays (Spanish FF)
Thursdays (Confirmation)
All instruction for First Communion, Confirmation and continuing students for Faith Formation began this week. Click here for details. Please contact Fr John (English) or Deacon Raul (Spanish) if you have any questions. 

If at the time of the Zoom meeting you have difficulties, please call
408-708-5042 and we will assist you. 
RECENT SCAM
Please be advised of recent email and phone scams in the name of the parish or Fr. Joe. Many churches in the area have been experiencing the same scams.

Please do not open any emails or click on any links that are not sent from this email. Please do not respond to any requests by phone for donations. Instead, please forward all email scams to luis.estrada@dsj.org or call our parish office.
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.
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