Outreach

 

Outreach Coordinator – Part time      Jan Kline: 425.823.0787

St. John Mary Vianney Esperanza Mission Trek Christmas Wreaths and Trees: Opening Friday: November 24th 9am to 8 pm Mondays- Thursdays 5-8 pm December Fridays 3-8 pm All Saturdays 9 am to 7 pm and all Sundays 9am-5 pm

 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. 2017  date Dec.  2th, 12:30 to 2:30 pm    Bridge Ministry

Esperanza International  –  Esperanza 2018  dates and treks:

Mature trek” is slated for May 19 to 26, 2018.    We don’t know our work sites ( there will be 2 for sure).

Our college trek  took the year off 2017.  This began in 1996 and it would be great to have it reborn in 2018.  Call if you are a college age person and wish to help that happen.

High School trek began in 1992 and  is June 24 to July 7, 2018.  This trek sign up happens in September each year  for the following summer.)  Please contact Jan for an application.  Must be an incoming 2017-2018 sophomore to senior to participate.   Meetings and fund raisers (including Christmas tree sales, bake sales, poinsettia sales,) are required as our team earns the way together.  Watch the bulletin for more info.

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

Special snaps to Andres Gonzalez of La Corona Restaurant in Juanita.   He has been hosting Taco Take Over events several times a year for 7 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 4 year’s events.    Contact MTI to volunteer.  Call Jan for the contact info.  425 753 9594.

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 Bob Maher & Jan Kline.  The parish of St John Vianney was instrumental in starting this outreach to Ghana, Africa in 2005.   We were originally a part of  W.A.T.E.R but evolved to Water Access Now in 2011.  Between both non profits, we have financed 130 wells.   We  continue to implement with Catholic Relief Services in Ghana.  WAN and CRS have hosted 90 people in treks to Ghana since 2006.  2017 trek is complete.   The celebration of clean water in villages cannot be explained.  Words cannot describe the joy.  Check the facebook page of Water Access Now to see video created by our own SJV Chris Norwood.   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.

Youth Migrant Project 2017 had wonderful new leadership adult Aileen Hammar.  Aileen has led Saturday opportunities this past 2 years.  The summer week is August 1-5  ( we leave July 31, Sunday).   Work includes food bank, assistance in Catholic Community Services camps, and more.

Winter YMP missions – tba for 2017-2018.  Watch the bulletin

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.

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