In order to enrich our liturgy and reduce the number of announcements after Mass, here are some of the important announcements for this week. For more information please read the bulletin and check the web site (www.sjvroundrock.org
· The Second Collection this weekend is for World Mission Sunday.
Our Lord, before returning to the Father, promised His followers the Holy Spirit and charged them with being His “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). On World Mission Sunday, the Catholics of the world unite at Mass to recommit ourselves to this baptismal vocation to be missionaries. As we pray and respond here at home, we are replicating what is also taking place in every parish and chapel in every corner of the globe. Your generosity through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith will reach those who await the Good News of Jesus, who long to experience His hope and love. Please be as generous as you can.
· The Black Bag collection
to support our Social Ministry is next weekend, Oct. 30-31.
· Sunday, October 24
–The Knights of Columbus are selling sausage wraps ($2) after the Sunday Masses. Proceeds will help the Knights fund more parish events as they continue to build community within our parish.
· “Living Rosary” on Sunday
at ourMarian Garden. Would like to “be a bead” and lead one of the prayers? Please contact Kathy Helms (firstname.lastname@example.org
· Religious Education classes
meet this Sunday and the following Wednesday.
· Family Life Committee Parenting Programs
begin on Sunday! Be sure to register
, by emailing email@example.com
, so we can have enough materials on hand. “Common Sense Parenting” will be conducted from 9:30-10:30am, in St. James Room & “Parenting Your Teen” will be held from 6pm-7:15pm, in St. James Room. The cost of the program is $10/family and will meet 4 times this fall.
· Help Stock the PSM Pantry -
The Parish Social Ministry “Household/Personal Hygiene” Pantry is in need of your help! Please bring these items when you come to Mass this weekend according to the first letter of your last name: A-H: Laundry detergent (29 loads), bar soap, deodorant (men or women), baby powder; I-P: Shampoo and conditioner, paper towels, dish detergent, baby body wash; O-Z: Toothpaste, liquid cleaning products, baby wipes, baby shampoo. Thank you for your generosity in the name of the poor in our community.
· Friday, October 29 -
Journey of Hope: From 7:00-9:00 pm the Journey "Storytellers" will share with us out of their own suffering how they have discovered that revenge in the form of the death penalty is not a path to healing but only to greater suffering. They will also bring us ways to think about alternatives to the death penalty. Some of the "storytellers" are members of the victim's family, the accused family, or the exonerated family. You are welcome for this evening of HOPE!
· “Parish Family Rosary”
during the month of October is prayed in the Marian Garden at 7 p.m. on Sundays-Fridays. On Saturdays, the Rosary is prayed at 5 p.m. in the church. All are welcome! Families are encouraged to sign up to lead a decade of the Rosary one evening. A sign up sheet is in the narthex. This is the last week.
· “Baby Banks” –
A few more baby banks are left in the narthex. Please pick up a box, fill it, and turn it in on October 31. The proceeds will benefit the Gabriel Project and women in crisis pregnancies.
· All Souls Day Memorial Mass at St. John Vianney 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 2
Memorial Mass candles ($5) are available after the Sunday Masses this weekend and after all Masses next weekend. These candles can be personalized with the name of the deceased and if you bring your candle(s) to the All Souls Mass, it will burn in a special place during the Mass to honor your loved one(s).
A big “thank you” to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Copeland,
chairpersons of the Big Event 2010, and the whole team and all volunteers, donors, and participants for a very successful and enjoyable celebration of “community is unity” last Sunday. A review meeting is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 pm in the St. Lawrence Room.