Outreach Coordinator – Jan Kline: 425.823.0787
St. John Vianney Esperanza Mission Trek Christmas Tree Sale
When: Starting Friday: November 29, 2013 Monday-Friday 5-8 pm, Saturdays 9 am-7 pm Sundays: 9 am-5 pm.
Where: 12600 84th Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA
Fresh Cut and delivered each week, reasonably priced, tax deductible receipts on the spot!
We are working our way home building with Esperanza International, Inc.
Noble, Frazer, Grand and Douglas Fir: Trees 3-12 feet tall. For information call Greg at 206-660-0803.
Outreach Commission Chairs: Open
Medical Teams International will benefit from the volunteer services of over 50 people from SJV. We will work the “Field of Dreams” auction at Safeco Field on June 1st. Board Chair Mike Holmgren has set a goal of $2,000,000 for this event. Thanks to all who responded yes! We even get a cool free shirt and fed! go see their exhibit in Redmond to see faith in action all over the world.
Bridge Ministry for Persons with Disabilities - This yearly December event is sponsored by our parish. Parishioners, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, CKCC clowns, musicians invited to add to the festive atmosphere. 2013 Date is 7 December. bridgemin.org
Knights of Columbus Contact: Al Larpenteur. Meeting third Thursday of each month.
Esperanza International - Esperanza 2013 dates and treks:
“Mature trek” May 18 to 25, 2013. This is the 14th consecutive week long trek for the ‘out of college’ group. Our college trek is June 14-23, 2013 and being led by Jason Nadeau, Joel Jensen, and Ryan Lewis. This began in 1996! This is a 24 hour drive and we thank Bill Roe for loaning us his van. Keep those vans and drivers in your prayers, it’s a long 24 hours! High School trek began in 1992 and is June 23 to July 6, 2013. This trek is full and sign up happens in September 2013 for the 2014 trek. Goodwin Trek is July 6 to 13. There is space available. We have been blessed to work in this amazing community development organization since 1992. We have built or worked on close to 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
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.
Tent City 4
Tent City 4 meals are being done monthly Contact Jan for more info and if you’d like to help.
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 60 people in treks to Ghana since 2006. A trek for 2013 will be led by Chris Dube and Jan Kline and is July 13 to 29, 2013. There is a place left for you! 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
Youth Migrant Project 2013 is August 4 to 9. 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 - another great day April 13 with youth and the Culver family working at St Charles food bank. 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! Special thanks Sarah Toland and Asia Kieffer.
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.