Outreach

Outreach Coordinator – Part time beginning Jan. 1, 2015     Jan Kline: 425.823.0787

Outreach Commission Chairs: Open

Bridge Ministry for Persons with Disabilities  -   This yearly December event is sponsored by our parish. Parishioners, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts &musicians invited to add to the festive atmosphere. 2015 date Dec. 6th, 12:30 to 2:30 pm    bridgemin.org

Cookies for Operation Sacklunch.  Once a month our youth group and others will be baking homemade cookies for 4 homeless feeding shelters downtown.  We spend noon to 3 pm measuring, mixing, baking and have a sweet time.  In September, we baked 2200 fab cookies.   Our next bake day is dependent on the new kitchen floor going in so stay tuned..   November 2 will follow that.  ALL are welcome to come help OR to bake and bring dozens from home.

Esperanza International  -  Esperanza 2015  dates and treks:

Registration form for Esperanza Mission Trek

Mature trek“ is slated for May 2 to 9, 2015.   Great airfare of $176 RT, tickets in the group still available.   2014 was the 15th consecutive week long trek for the newly titled AARP group.  We had 25 trekkers ages 20 to 70ish.  We worked in Rosarito on the homes of America and Nico pouring a floor and a roof.   We served together in faith each “doing what we can”.   to see our adventure, go to   tjposada@blogspot.com.    Thanks to Robert Smith for all the work on the blog.

Our college trek is June 11-19, 2015.  This began in 1996!  This is a 24 hour drive and a week of wonderful hard work.  Often this group finishes what our adults have begun.  We will need  vans to borrow  in order to provide this option in 2015.   $350.

High School trek began in 1992 and  is June 21 to July 4, 2015.  This trek  sign ups happen in September each year  for the following summer.  Please contact Jan for an application.  Must be an incoming 2014-15 sophomore to senior to participate.

Goodwin Trek is July 4 to 11.

Esperanza International    We have been blessed to work in this amazing community development organization  since 1992.     At last count ( by the staff in Tijuana) 120 homes, several schools, and 2 rehab centers have been constructed with our help.  We have lived in community of Catholic Christians who believe in living the Gospel.          esperanzaint.org

First “Taco Take Over”  was September 22  at La Corona Restaurant in Juanita.   Owner Andre has been hosting these events several times a year for 5 years.  He donates a percentage of the profit to our Esperanza treks.  And we get a wonderful meal.  Win, Win, Win.    La Corona address 13520 100 Ave N E, Kirkland.

Knights of Columbus 
Contact: Daryl Zaccaria.    Meeting third Thursday of each month.

Medical Teams International has an annual  auction at Safeco Field.  SJV folks of all ages over 16 have volunteered for the past 2 year’s events.   It is tba but is usually the first weekend in June.  Stay tuned and prepare to come and enjoy serving.   Middle and High school groups will be taking a field trip to  their exhibit in Redmond to see faith in action all over the world.

Senior Single Saturday Suppers at SJV.   Our chairperson group is Cheryl Alvear, Carolyn Bertsch, Joan Riibe, Jeannie Solomon.  THIRD SATURDAYs of the month after 5:00 Mass dinners followed by a movie, game night, or? Call Jan 425 823 0787 if you’d like more info.

Water Access Now not for profit has been established by parishioners Bob Maher & Jan Kline. We will continue to implement with Catholic Relief Services in Ghana. SJV and CRS have hosted 70 people in treks to Ghana since 2006.  2014 trek is complete.   The celebration of clean water in villages cannot be explained.   Jan Kline is taking names for our 2015 trek.   We have a deep sense of awe in witnessing how CRS manifests God’s love to all people based on ‘need not creed’. CRS surely gives hope to a world in need.

One of our board members parishioner Chris Dube was killed in a rafting accident on July 5, 2014. Christopher had become a board member of Water Access Now in May, and been on two trips to Ghana to dedicate wells.   

At the request of Christopher’s parents, Kathy and Tom, Water Access Now has created the
“Christopher Dubé Memorial Fund
www.wateraccessnow.org/donate

Youth Migrant Project and Winter Missions

Youth Migrant Project 2014  was wonderful.  We were joined by a group from St. James Cathedral for the week long mission in the Skagit Valley.  Work included food bank, assistance in Catholic Community Services camps, and more.

Winter YMP missions - Our first Friday-Saturday mission is Oct 3-4.  It is full.  Next opp is Dec 5-6.   These opportunities do not exist for our youth without parent/ adult help. Thanks to those who have answered the call to help our youth see Catholic faith into action!

Prayer Chain

Call the parish office at 425 823 0787.

Sonshine Ministry

Contacts: Nancy Stratton, Mimi Eyster

St. Vincent de Paul

President: Tom Dube.  The great need continues, please consider gifting an extra $1 (or more) a week for St. Vincent’s coffers so they can help others.