ST. JOHN VIANNEY PARISH
Community Update
for Sunday January 24, 2021
Pastor's Note
The 46th President of our country was sworn in on Wednesday in a peaceful ceremony (thank God). Only the second Catholic President of the United States (and the first one to be named after St Joseph our diocese’s patron), Pope Francis sent his blessing for greater “understanding, reconciliation and peace.” As President Biden was being sworn in, St John Vianney offered Mass asking God that the new President “always revering you and striving to please you, he may constantly secure and preserve for the people entrusted to his care the freedom that comes from civil peace.” Whether we voted for him or not, it is a Christian duty to pray for our civic leaders in the grave responsibility given them “so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Tim 2:2).

The Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) kicks off this weekend. Consider the testimony of our parishioners at this weekend’s Masses. Join us in two weeks on the Vianney Show to hear about the SJV Stewardship plan. Our SJV School Open House is in two weeks. Consider inviting families to Catholic education.

St. John Vianney, pray for us!

God bless,

Fr Joe
IN THIS EMAIL
ENCOUNTER CHRIST
KNOW CHRIST
Virtual Discernment Retreat for Man
SERVE CHRIST
Wednesday Food Distribution
Stewardship

ADA
Pledge Sunday

SPAM Caution
ADA KICK-OFF WEEKEND
The Annual Diocesan Appeal Pledge Weekend opens this weekend. Our parish goal is $200K which can be reached if each household contributes $500. Click here to make 
your pledge, here to listen to our parishioners give witness and here 
for the brochure. 
ALPHA # 2
January 25th
New participants are welcome through the next session this Monday, 
Jan 25, 7PM.  Come join other parishioners in meaningful conversation of faith.
FORMED IS AT SJV
Click here to start your free account thanks to the Catholic Community Foundation Grant.

Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:
 
1. Go to formed.org/signup; 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
SJV SCHOOL TEACHERS
on the Vianney Show
Join Fr Joe and Fr John in getting to know our principal Ms Suty and our teachers live 7PM Sunday here. 
Facebook or by Zoom.


Save the date February 27th! This Mass will be available drive-in style and via livestream. Registration and additional details coming soon bit.ly/dsjwa21. 
CONSIDER 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 VIRTUAL 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
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.
SJV SCHOOL
OPEN HOUSE
CRAB FEED
CARAMEL APPLES
January -February, 2021
Prayerfully consider inviting a family to consider Catholic education. Every referral will get a $500 donation to the St John Vianney Parish Scholarship Fund. Open house is Sunday, Jan 31 3PM and Tuesday, Feb 4 7PM. 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!

Get your caramel apples to support our 8th graders. Inquiries and orders to 
Mrs. Sandra Freitas here.  
SATURDAY VIGIL SCHEDULE CONTINUES
4:00 PM AND 6:00 PM
Be reminded that the Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 4PM English and 6PM Spanish in the Pavilion with livestream. Weekly Adoration is Friday 630-730PM with confessions.  
BRING YOUR UMBRELLA TO MASS
This Weekend
Last Monday's wild winds destroyed all of our tents that we used for shelter during Mass. The only outdoor covered area we have for Mass at this time is the Pavilion. However, only 25 people fit (social distancing).

Sunday we will have 2 simulaneous Masses, as usual at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon in Spanish. However, the weather forecast indicates an 80% chance of rain for Sunday.

If you plan to participate in Mass at the Pavilion, please bring your umbrella. Otherwise, you are welcome to participate at "in-car Mass" in the Community Center Parking Lot.
PARENT RESOURCE CENTER
January - February, 2021
YEAR OF ST JOSEPH TALK
Tues Feb 2 530PM
Fr Donald Calloway will give a talk to a live nationwide audience on St Joseph sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York and Los Angeles. Registration here
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).  
COVID-19 UPDATE
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. 
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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