Community Update
for Sunday September 12, 2021 
Pastor's Note
Why Alpha? For the past couple of weeks you have heard parishioners share about their experience at Alpha. Many have shared that they got to know longtime parishioners even better. Others shared that listening to people share about what matters the most helped them. In the most isolating experience of many of our lives in this COVID pandemic, the “reset” button will be our community being our community. St John Vianney Parish has for over 60 years been home to many of you. It is now a new home to many more over the past year. Whether you’ve been part of SJV since your childhood or whether you are new because of your own child, you are welcome. Alpha is an informal way of getting to know each other over conversations about what matters the most to us. We start with dinner (individually packaged, outdoors), watch a short presentation and have a discussion in small groups every Monday, starting September 20, 7PM in the Community Center. For details and sign-ups click here

As our parish climbs out of this pandemic slowly, it is my hope and desire as your pastor that we look at ourselves as stronger because we know Christ and each other more profoundly. 

Read on for all the ways to know Christ, encounter Christ and serve Christ.
St John Vianney, pray for us! 

God bless, 

Fr Joe


ALPHA Fall Starts Sep 20th
Pray on 3 people to invite.
ALPHA Fall starts Sep 20. 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. Pray on 3 people to invite using this video invitation. Sign up here.
Walk with Fatima this Monday night  
Join other parishioners as we ask the Mother of God, Our Lady of Fatima, to continue to protect our neighborhood, our families, our schools and our parish. Bilingual Mass at 7PM followed by street procession.
Livestream issue being resolved 
The breaks in the livestream over the last two weeks have been caused by breaks in the internet service. We will resolve the internet issue within two weeks. In the meantime, please be sure to use our parish website which plays continuously even if there is a break in the livestream.
Faith Formation Sessions begins NEXT WEEK! - Register now.  
For all youth and adults who wish to prepare or complete their preparation for the sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation registrations are still open. You could register online by clicking here. Please note that you will need your child’s baptismal certificate and first communion certificate for your registration. Catechetical sessions are scheduled to begin September 20th for elementary students and September 23rd for high school students.

For those who are already registered, parent orientations will be this week look below to see your time and date according to your program.

English First Year Communion preparation: Tuesday, September 14 at 7 pm
English Second Year Communion: Tuesday, September 14 at 6 pm
Highschool Confirmation Program: Thursday, September 16 at 6 pm
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. 
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 7PM Mass, please fill out this  form
School news: Meet the Faculty Sep 19, 10AM Mass 
Our principal Ms. Suty, staff and faculty have opened the year! Let’s bless them at the 10AM and 12PM Masses on Catechetical Sunday, September 19. Donate to our Scholarship here. 
Share a moment of silence with Jesus! 
Adoration is every Friday at 6:30pm in the Church, rest a while with the Lord.
Stewardship @SJV 
Our Sunday Collection for the weekend of September 5 was $14,983. 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.
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.
Reminder to only open and respond to official email communications from the Parish and Fr Joe ( All other email inquiries should not be opened and deleted immediately.
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