February 25, 2009
This year here at SJV, and also in our diocese, we are celebrating and concentrating on the family. We are looking at all we do, the decisions we make through the family lens and how these decisions affect families locally, affect families nationally and affect families globally.
February 1, 2009
January 24, 2009
January 19, 2009
St. John Vianney will host Fr. Mike Sis and representatives of various religious orders on Saturday, January 31st, after the 5:30 p.m. mass in St. Monica’s Hall. Please stop by to learn more about religious vocations. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Rudy Villarreal by email: email@example.com
January 5, 2009
In honor of all the parish social ministries, a pot luck dinner will be held after the Sunday 11:00 mass on January 18. A sign up sheet is available after all masses for those who wish to attend. Just put down what you will be bringing.
Come, mingle, and meet other St. John Vianney family members.
(Joyce Zepeda, chairperson of the appreciation dinners. Email -LittleMaree93044@AOL.com, phone number 238-1733.)
January 3, 2009
Nurses and other health professionals of the parish promote healthier living among parish members.
January 2, 2009
This is a reminder that the mandatory Diocesan Called to Protect for Youth Training will be held for 6th-9th graders on Saturday, January 10th in SMH from 9am-1pm as noted on the RE Calendar. This interactive program for middle school and high school students helps young people understand their sacredness and how to prevent others from violating their emotional, physical and behavioral boundaries.
Parents who wish to learn more about the program should go to the following Diocesan website: http://www.austindiocese.org/dept/eim/youth_parents.php. Please also feel free to give me, Ann Welch, a call at 218-1183 if you have any questions.
December 27, 2008
Make a difference in someone’s life and volunteer at the Pantry, go shopping for the Pantry, make in-kind donations and donate to the “Black Bag” special collection each month. Find out more by clicking the link below...
December 20, 2008
The Sewing Ministry is more than sewing:
- Give comfort to the ill through prayer blankets
- Provide beauty to the church
- Teach those willing to learn to sew
- Be willing to wash, iron or cut
December 19, 2008
The Diocese of Austin has updated its policies regarding EIM Compliance. Please take a look at the change summary
to know whether you are affected by the policy updates. Information on how to become EIM-compliant, as well as the schedule of upcoming workshops, can be found on the Diocesan website
December 19, 2008
Would you be interested in utilizing a nursery for your infants and toddlers during the 11:00 a.m. Mass, so you can fully participate in Mass? Would you be willing to volunteer once a month to work in the Nursery, so that others can do the same? Or, if you don't have small children, would you be interested in volunteering in the Nursery anyway?
If the answer to any of the above is yes, then please contact us
and let us know!
December 13, 2008
“For I was hungry, you gave me food, thirsty you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me…. Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least of my brethren, you did for me.”
(Matthew 25: 35-40)
December 11, 2008
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October 26, 2008
** ATTENTION **
Sunday morning, Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time officially ends for this year. Time falls back an hour at 2:00 AM. If you don't plan to be up at that time, please set your clock BACK an hour before going to bed.
October 25, 2008
Violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified. Violence in any form –”physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal” - is sinful; often it is a crime as well. The U.S. Catholic Bishops have called on a moral revolution to replace a culture of violence.
October 18, 2008
The new evangelization calls for followers of Christ who are unconditionally pro-life: who will proclaim, celebrate and serve the Gospel of life in every situation. A sign of hope is the increasing recognition that the dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil. Modern society in fact has the means of effectively suppressing crime by rendering criminals harmless without definitively denying them the chance to reform. (Pope John Paul II. The Gospel of Life)
October 3, 2008
A parishioner writes: I just read that this year Dell’s annual direct giving campaign will be Oct. 27 through Nov. 14 and felt it would be a great time to remind SJV parishioners who work for Dell that they can sign up during this period to have their tithe directly deducted from their paychecks twice a month and that it will double what SJV receives! Dell will match up to $5K per year per employee. I know for us it has been an awesome way to tithe, not only do we get to pay God first, but we get our contributions doubled!!
July 26, 2008
Catholic Social Teaching today opposes torture (no matter what it is labeled) in the treatment of any detained or imprisoned person. For the Church is convinced that every human person bears a God-given dignity; respect for that dignity must always be present.
July 22, 2008
May 24, 2008
The Knights of Columbus elected new officers at their May 14th meeting.