Outreach Coordinator – Jan Kline: 425.823.0787
A BIG GRACIAS to all who supported our first 2014 “Taco Take Over” 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.
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. 2014 date TBA. bridgemin.org
Esperanza International - Esperanza 2014 dates and treks:
“Mature trek” May 17 to 24, 2014. This is the 15th consecutive week long trek for the ‘out of college’ group. We are adding rookies at a pretty good rate. All all welcome to serve in faith. We each “do what we can” and there is no pressure to push beyond our individual skill level. Call Jan with any questions.
Our college trek is June 13-22, 2014 and being led by Jason Nadeau, Joel Jensen, and Ryan Lewis. This began in 1996! This is a 24 hour drive and we sure could use a loaner van. We are adding Emily Sandbo, former Esperanza long term volunteer to the team.
High School trek began in 1992 and is June 22 to July 5, 2014. This trek is full and sign up happens in September each year for the following summer.
Goodwin Trek is July 5 to 12. There is space available. We have been blessed to work in this amazing community development organization since 1992. We have built or worked on over 100 homes, several schools, and 2 rehab centers. We have lived in community of Catholic Christians who believe in living the Gospel by building homes and community in the outskirts communities of Tijuana. esperanzaint.org
Knights of Columbus Contact: Al Larpenteur. Meeting third Thursday of each month.
Medical Teams International has invited SJV to volunteer again for the annual ”Field of Dreams” auction at Safeco Field on June 7th. SJV folks of all ages over 16 are encouraged 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. A trek for 2014 will be led by Bob Maher and is full. 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. Come see our new web site headed by parishioner Chris Dube! Donations always welcome at wateraccessnow.org paypal or googlecheck option or mailed to Water Access Now 11109 NE 147 St Kirkland, WA 98034. crs.org
Youth Migrant Project and Winter Missions
** Feb 8, Saturday is our next YMP Saturday. It is FREE thanks to Kathy DePape’s donation in Dennis’ name. Come work and pray with us as we feed the hungry. Permission slips available now.
Youth Migrant Project 2014 is August 3 to 8. This week long mission in the Skagit Valley is the starting place for our youth to serve. Work includes food and clothing banks, Migrant Farmer assitance in camps, and more. The cost is $300 all inclusive. We need adult leadership for this wonderful week. Winter YMP missions - These opportunities do not exist for our youth withoup parent/ adult help. Thanks to those who have answered the call to help our youth see Catholic faith into action!
Call the parish office at 425 823 0787.
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.