Community Update
for Sunday July 31, 2022
Over the past several months SJV has hosted Quizzer Besinio, Michael Silva, and Khoa Bui. These three have made the step in following the Lord Jesus as joyful disciples and to serve God in the Church as priests. They have worked with Catholic Charities, served our Masses, helped at the Diocesan youth retreats, prayed together, cooked together, and (tried to) climb Mount Shasta together. You may have seen them at our Masses serving, singing or selling you soccer tickets (don’t forget 8am Sat). For a young man in his 20s and 30s to leave family, career, and video games is impressive and certainly a sign of a calling of God. As these three move on (Khoa is an SJV parishioner) we pray with them. Next week the Church commemorates the patron of parish priests and our patron Saint John Vianney. Lets commit to praying for more shepherds and pastors after the heart of Jesus. Join us Friday night for a 90 minute prayer led by these three. Join here in a nine day novena to our patron for more priests. Join the priests of San Jose on the feast of Saint John Vianney, Thursday August 4, 5pm to pray for all our San Jose priests who have gone to the Lord. 

Read on for details especially our parish wide celebration of Saint John Vianney which has been moved to August 20. Read on for the Universal Synod results. 

St John Vianney, pray for us! 

God bless,

Fr Joe



Faith Formation sessions will begin Monday, September 12. Registration is now open. You may come to the Parish Office to complete a registration form or fill one out online here. If you child has not previously attended religious education at St. John Vianney you will need to bring a copy of their Baptism certificate to register your child. If your child has not been baptized bring a copy of his or her birth certificate. If you have any questions please reach out to Director of Faith Formation , Joselyn Martinez . 
Come pray for an hour
Faith is revived when its exercised! Come Friday at 630-800PM for a special prayer meditation on the Eucharist with Quizzer, Michael, and Khoa. Our next 24 Hour Prayer will be August 5. There is much to pray for our world, our country, our Church, and our community. A great way to welcome Father Manuel is to pray with and for him! Let’s also pray for our SJV75 Plan.

SJV Bible Study on the Eucharist
July 26
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Eucharist?

 Please join the SJV Bible Study Group as we learn about the scripture basis of the Eucharist. We will be following the 10 week series Lectio: The Eucharist. All are welcome, the only requirements are an open heart and an open mind.

 Please save the date for July 26, 2022 for the second session of Lectio: The Eucharist. The SJV Bible Study Group will be meeting at 7:00pm in the large conference room in the Community Center every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

 Please contact Zack Williams or Allan Sison for more information.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul: School Supplies and Backpacks

 The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at SJV will again be collecting school supplies and backpacks to be given out to the children of the families we serve. You may bring notebooks, binder paper, color crayons, markers and other items including new backpacks during the month of July and through August 4th.

Please place the items in the wooden box in the vestibule of the church or bring them to the Parish Office. Remember the schools do not allow red or blue backpacks. We thank you for your continued support and generosity.

If you know of families in need of our help please give them our help line number 408 535-0404.
Many people who come to us at St Vincent de Paul are in dire need. Most have suffered job loss and some have medical issues that have impacted them both financially and emotionally. There are many with children, and they are struggling to provide for them. These families are often behind in rent, PG&E and water and it is not always easy to accept help when someone has never been in this situation before. They are so gracious and thankful for SVdP.

This weekend on the 30th and 31st at all the Masses, there will be a Second Collection for our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry. With the help of your support, we can continue to show these families our solidarity and love.
Next Fatima Mass and
Procession August 13
SJV is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year 
We are proud to announce that SJV is the GOLD MEDAL WINNER in TWO CATEGORIES in the Silicon Valley Region for the Best of The Best Award:

BEST Private Elementary School

BEST Private Middle School!

Bay Area Parent Magazine is the top parenting resource for families in the Bay Area. Every year, Bay Area Parent readers place their votes for the Bay Area's Best of The Best.

St. John Vianney Catholic School is currently accepting applications for TK to 8th Grade and hosting an informational afternoon on Sunday, July 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm. All parents interested in enrolling their child in Catholic education at SJV are invited. Please register to attend the informational event at We look forward to meeting you!
 SJV Prayer Ministry
It's not too late to join the SJV Prayer Ministry. If you are interested in deepening your faith, learning more about prayer and serving the SJV community by praying as part of a team, please join us on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 in the community center. Training will be provided in both English and Spanish. For more information, please email Patty McDonald -
Volunteers Needed for Wednesday
Food Distribution 

We currently have 8 - 10 SJV parishioners that help consistently with the weekly food distribution, but we need more volunteers in order to serve the more than 600 families who come to the SJV Food Distribution:

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.

Catholic Charities Food Assistance
SJV75: The Upper House of Ministry  

SJV75: The Upper Room House of Ministry  
A longtime dream is coming true for our parish and school. SJV is completing a major part of our strategic 75th Anniversary Plan. Thanks to a generous donor, SJV has just completed the conversion of its former convent into apartment-bedrooms. We now have 16 single occupancy bedrooms with private bathrooms available to lease for significantly subsidized rent. The purpose of the "Upper Room" apartment-bedrooms is to provide affordable housing to young Catholic professionals who vocationally serve the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose. Rent includes all utilities, internet, common living areas (shared kitchen, dining room, laundry, work space, and recreational room. A contemplative garden with a Marian shrine completes the "Upper Room" community. Residents of the Upper Room are expected to live the social and moral doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church and sign an agreement to do so prior to joining the community. Residents of the "Upper Room" live intentionally in community while maintaining their autonomy as professionals. If you know of any of your teachers or staff who might be a good fit for the "Upper Room" community, please have them email our Director of Mission & Evangelization, Will Rainford, at
Animal Blessing Saturday, October 8
Julio our parish dog has gone on to dog heaven after an accident on Alum Rock Ave this past Wednesday. We thank God for a great pet during the pandemic. We will have a memorial and blessing of all animals at our Annual Animal Blessing on Saturday, October 8, 1PM. Father Manuel may be welcoming our next SJV dog...soon.
Statement on Supreme Court Ruling 
Our Bishop Oscar Cantu’s statement on the June 24 Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision by the US Supreme Court can be found here. The California Conference of Bishop’s statement is here. Father Joe’s homily is here.
Holy Land Pilgrimage with Fr Larry Hendel 
Pastor-emeritus Father Larry Hendel is leading a pilgrimage
Nov 7-17, 2022 for $3,413 per person.
For more details please email Father Larry. 
Attend the
Institute for Leadership in Ministry
Do you have a call to the ministry of leadership within SJV? Do you currently participate in some form of pastoral ministry? Do you want to learn and get the skills to serve better SJV? Explore attending the ILM this year. The ILM is accepting nominations for the academic year 2022-2023, classes begin September 2022. Please find more about the ILM and how to apply at Congrats to SJV ILM graduates this year, Fernando Celaya, Luz Elena Heredia, Edwin "Jack" Huerto, Rosie Ramirez, Beverly Torres & Patricia Rodriguez!
Online Sacrificial Giving Raffle
for July
As households commit to their Sacrificial Giving for the year, please consider setting up your weekly Sacrificial Giving on our Parish’s safe, efficient online giving here. Online Sacrificial Giving helps the parish to be sustained in the event of planned or unplanned absences of our faithful. All new weekly online givers in the month of June will be automatically entered into the July Online Giving Raffle.
ADA UPDATE: All SJV Debt is erased! Now every dollar towards SJV75 Campaign 
ADA Parish Goal: $181,374, Parish Stretch Goal: $250,000
Pledged to Date: $ 213,073 from 407 Families
Thank you to our many generous parishioners that have returned gifts and pledges to the Annual Diocesan Appeal. ADA donations can be made here.
Stewardship @SJV 
The Stewardship Committee thanks all our households for meeting our short-term goal over the last couple months. We are achieving our goal because of your participation, which can be done here. It takes all of us to carry out the Mission of our Lord Jesus here at St John Vianney Parish and School.
COVID Update: Santa Clara County Lifting Universal Indoor Masking Order 
On March 1, 2022, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department announced that all masking metrics have been met and therefore indoor masking will no longer be required beginning March 2, regardless of vaccination status. However, the Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health strongly recommend that the public continue to wear masks in all indoor public spaces.
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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