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    Walnut Creek, California
    Diocese of Oakland

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Weekdays
Monday - Saturday: 8:30am
Weekends
Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00am & 5:00pm
Holy days
8:30am, Noon, 7:00pm 
Reconciliation
Saturdays: 4:00pm 

1650 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Safe Environment Training

2016 is St. John Vianney’s Year to Retrain in Safe Environment for Children!!

Calling all parish volunteers! Our Diocese and all dioceses in the United States requires that all volunteers retrain for Safe Environment for Children when they begin their ministry and then on their rotation year which is every 3 years. It is our parish’s year to retrain on Safe Environment for Children Procedures.  This year we have a new training program for our Diocese! It is called Virtus and it is a Catholic based training system that provides wonderful material for both in-person and online trainings.

All parish employees and volunteers must update their training by attending a Safe Environment for Children training class or taking the training online. Whether you take the online class or sign-up, you must register through the Virtus system by going to http://www.oakdiocese.org/offices/safe-environment. You will see a place to click for all the training classes including the July ones listed below. If you prefer to do the online class that is fine, your registration through the system will be all the proof that you need.  The parishes are paying a fixed fee for the use of this system, so we are no longer being charged a per person fee.

We plan to hold a number of trainings in September and we will be publishing those dates. We are planning to hold two trainings in Mullen Commons Vista on Wednesday, July 27th. One will be at 9am after morning Mass and the other will be at 6pm.  We also have a 6pm training on Monday, August, 29th  and a 9am session on Wednesday, August 31st. They have asked us to a lot 3 hours, but we believe they will finish up earlier. The trainings include 2 powerful videos that we think will be very helpful.

The purpose of this training is to make sure that all our volunteers are knowledgeable about the facts and indications of child abuse so that we can protect our children here in our parish, at home and in our neighborhoods. Even if you are not currently a parish volunteer, we welcome you to be trained. We have trained over 300 volunteers over the past few years and we are committed to doing all we can to keep St. John Vianney a safe environment for our children.

To get started please register through the Oakland Diocese website

A list of other training dates is also available Virtus Living Trainings in Oakland Diocese

Training should be completed by ALL parish volunteers by the end of October.

Thank you all for your commitment to serve and to keeping our children safe here in the St. John Vianney Community!!!

Jubilee Dinner Dance

ALOHA...

Help us Celebrate the end of our 

Jubilee Year at the

Tiki Time Dinner Dance

WHEN: August 6th following the Saturday Evening Mass

Tickets Go on Sale after all Masses July 16th & 17th

Cost: $50 per person or get a whole table of 8 for $400

Price Includes: Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing and 2 bottles of SJV Jubilee Commemorative Wine per table
 (Wine is valued at $25 per bottle)

To Reserve Space make sure to BUY your tickets Early!

Come in your Favorite Island Attire

Babysitting will be available for the Evening

Mahalo

Farewell to Service

                                                                         

In the last month the Music Ministry has celebrated some bittersweet moments. At the end of May, Julia and Bill Huberty, who have been an active parishioners, and in Julia’s case, part-time member of staff, and the voice and face of many celebrations here at SJV, have retired and moved out of the area. We are happy for Julia and so happy to see her move forward in her life to a place and space where she and Bill, who both were active in Pastoral Care of the Sick as well, can relax and enjoy one another.

Then, at the end of June we bid farewell to David Zelenka, one of our long-term cantors and a great friend to the Community. David grew up here physically as well as vocally. For more than a decade he has led our worship and we have come to measure our seasons with the sound of his voice. He leaves us for beautiful reasons as well, as David is the new Director of Music Ministries for a church up in Napa. Anyone who has spent 10 minutes talking to David and seen him during the liturgy knows that this is a calling, a vocation in the truest sense of the word for David. He, too, will visit and be present from time to time, but there is a profound sense of loss and extreme pride in our hearts as we say goodbye.

We cannot begin to hope to replace these people in our hearts, but we invite you to listen for the call to replace their music stands, and their presence in Worship. We would love nothing better than to have you honor their service by taking up the mantel and leading others in Worship. If you would like to send a note of farewell to either of these people, or join Music Ministry in their place, please contact Therese Gorman, Director of Liturgy and Music at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Bible Study Series

The Gospel According to Luke

Join us for an nine week Bible Study series

Presented by Aggie Burke from the Franciscan School of Theology

The series begins Thursday, June 30th 7-8:45pm in Mullen Commons and continues for nine consecutive weeks through August 25th.

The series is repeated on Friday mornings 9:15-11:00 in Mullen Commons July 1st and continues for nine consecutive weeks through August 26th.

All are invited

People Organized to Welcome Refugees

Following the example of Pope Francis, SJV parish will soon sponsor a refugee family, that has suffered great loss and needs assistance in starting over and learning how to adapt to a new community and culture.

We are a welcoming, compassionate community and have been praying that “God has no body on earth but mine,” so let's get involved!

We still do not have our refugee family assigned, but we need to start getting ready.

Read more: People Organized to Welcome Refugees

What Do You Think?

We have an online survey asking for your input on our recently completed Ministry Fair and a general question about our programs and your needs. In addition we are trying to gather some demographic information that could help us design programs that would better fit your needs. The questions requesting name and age are optional but would be as indicated helpful. 

Survey Questions

pdf Paper Form (65 KB)

Registration 2016-2017 Faith Formation

All children and youth are welcome to register for our Faith Formation programs.

The fees are collected to ease our expenses.  If payment at this time is a hardship, we will be happy to work it out with you.

Registration is open online or download and complete the folder forms.

Faith Formation Registration is a link for more information about our programs.

Parish Happenings

July  
21st  Gospel of Luke - Bible study with Aggie Burke 7pm in Mullen Commons Vista
22nd Gospel of Luke - Bible Study with Aggie Burke 9:15am in Mullen Commons Vista
26th Transforming Lives Tour CCEB event 10am and 1pm Mullen Commons Vista RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
27th Safe Environment Training - for adults after daily Mass approx. 9am in Mullen Commons Vista
27th Safe Environment Training - for adults 6pm in Mullen Commons Vista
   
August  
6th Jubilee Dinner Dance - tickets go on sale after Mass July 16th & 17th
7th Hospitality after all Masses - in Mullen Commons Vista
29th Safe Environment Training - for adults 6pm in Mullen Commons Vista
31st Safe Environment Training - for adults after daily Mass approx. 9am in Mullen Commons Vista

Upcoming Events

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