Fr. William Rosario, Pastor, Ext. 105,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Fr. Luke Ssemakula, Parochial Vicar, Hospital/Homebound/Nursing Home Care, Ext. 109, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SJV staff since 2009
I am Fr. Luke Ssemakula, Parochial Vicar at St. John Vianney for the past seven and a half years. Previously I was at All Saints Parish in Hayward. This is the 20th year of my priestly ministry, the first two of which I worked in my home Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda. My primary area of ministry is the pastoral outreach to the sick and infirm at John Muir hospital in Walnut Creek, at several Nursing Homes and Board and Care facilities, and to parishioners who are homebound. If you know anyone who is ill and needs our spiritual support, please do not hesitate to contact me at 939 7911, ext. 118. You can also contact me for any other pastoral-spiritual needs you have.

Fr. James McGee, Pastor Emeritus,
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Herb Casey, Parish Deacon

Deacon Herb Casey was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Oakland Diocese in November 2008, and was assigned by the Bishop to St John Vianney (SJV).  Deacon Herb has been happily married to Peggy Casey since 1966.  They have three daughters and six grandchildren. A graduate in Finance from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1969, Deacon Herb and his family settled in the Bay Area in 1972. Herb also completed an MBA program from John F. Kennedy University here in California in 1985.  Prior to his ordination, Herb worked for 31 years in the Auditor Division for two major banks and retired in 2003.  Besides various liturgical duties at St. John Vianney, Deacon Herb and his wife continue to work for the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Inc. (Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers) as Mission Promoters serving the Western Regional area in the U.S.   Also, Herb is active in various SJV ministries including: Hospital Ministry, Communion Services Ministry in local rest homes, Contra Costa Loaves & Fishes Ministry, and the Just Faith Ministry. Deacon Herb and his wife also lead a Maryknoll Affiliates group in the Concord/Clayton area.  Also, they are active members on various committees for the Oakland Diocesan Deacon Community.   Deacon Herb can be reached through the Parish Office at 939-7911.

 

 

 

Marie Walton, Pastoral Associate for Children, Youth and Family Faith Formation, Ext. 106,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marie has been at St. John Vianney Parish since 1995. As the Pastoral Associate for Children, Youth and Family Faith Formation Marie oversees the Sacrament preparation for Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation for children and youth up to the age of 18. She loves working with all age levels and feels blessed to part of our parish Faith Formation Team.

 

 

 

Liz Rogers, Pastoral Associate for Parish Faith Formation, Ext. 125, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liz has been at St. John Vianney Parish since May 2016. 

 

 

Debbie Mellin, Pastoral Associate for Administration, Ext 103,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In Administration at SJV since 2004
Parishioner of SJV since 1992
Ministry duties include Finance, Facilities, Human Resources, Event Coordination, Safety and Ministry Coordination.
Debbie has been a catechist and currently works with children in Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
Education: UCSD-BA majored in Sociology, Coleman College-BS in Computer Science, UC Berkeley-MBA
Resides in Concord, Married to Jerry. Their daughter Kate is married to David Nicol. Their son Jeff currently lives far away in Paris, France and their daughter Jennifer currently lives in Walnut Creek.
Born in Pueblo, CO and grew up in San Diego, CA.
Enjoys reading, hiking, following the Giants in baseball, camping, going to Disneyland, faith-sharing, and spending time with family and friends. Not necessarily in that order!

“God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in them..”    - 1 John 4:16

Betsy Messman, Director Children’s Faith Formation, Ext 107, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Children’s FF since June, 2013
Parishioner of SJV since 1996
Ministry duties: Direct the Faith Formation programs for preschool through sixth grade. Assist with Intergenerational Faith Formation and children’s sacraments programs. Assist with website and parish e-newsletter.
Previous ministries: Faith Formation volunteer catechist in preschool, elementary, sixth grade, middle school, high school youth group, Confirmation, EME facilitator, liturgy committee
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Resides in Walnut Creek, Married, 3 children
Born St. Paul, Minnesota
Enjoys running, biking, and hiking.

Myrna Aiello Director of Middle School Faith Formation, Ext. 124,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My name is Myrna Aiello and I am your Middle School Faith Formation Director and Wedding Coordinator.  I am so blessed to be in this position!  I look forward to meeting all of you.

I have been a parishioner her at SJV for about 24 years.  I am also active in children and youth sacraments. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice specializing in corrections for youth offenders.  Along with my husband, Jack, we are active in other ministries throughout the church.  Jack and I share our faith with our three children, Devin, Darryl and Mariana. 

Come on by and I am happy to speak or meet with you regarding Faith Formation, Wedding and of course; welcoming you to St. John Vianney

 

 

 

Alicia Lang, Director High School Faith Formation, Ext 108,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of High School Faith Formation since 2005
Parishioner of SJV since 1989
Resides in Concord, Married, 3 children
Born in Alameda, CA
Enjoys camping, hiking, biking, spending time with family, Curling up with a good book, and loves chocolate!

“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.”   - Jeremiah 29:11

 

Therese Gorman, Director of Music and Liturgy, Ext. 110,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Therese Gorman is resident of Livermore, and a consummate performer, conductor, and private instructor. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with an educational emphasis in 2005 from Holy Names University and has been a teacher and director in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland since 2008. She currently directs Middle School Choirs at Saint Theresa’s in Oakland, General Music at St. Theresa’s for K-5, has a private voice studio in Livermore, and leads music discovery at Livermore Learning Tree Preschool and Daycare.

 

Therese Gorman comes with nearly 20 years of experience planning and executing liturgy and music. In the last 10 months she has served in a relief capacity as Interim Director of Music Ministries at St. Theresa’s in Oakland and Interim Director of Music Ministries at St. Michael’s in Livermore. Her passion has always been liturgical music and so is grateful for another opportunity to serve in this capacity.

 

Karalee Keefer, Secretary, Ext. 100, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SJV Staff since 2014
Parishioner at SJV since 1997

Was born and grew up in Washington State.  Received a BA from Gonzaga University in 1987 and have resided in the Bay Area ever since.  I have been involved with many ministries at our Parish over the years including Greeter, Catechist and FIRE.  I am married and have 3 children.  I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Maryanne (Varella) Richards, Parish Secretary, Ext. 101,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SJV Staff since 2011 and I am so happy to be working where I worship.
I was born in San Francisco and raised in Walnut Creek and have been a parishioner since 1968. I have been involved in a number of ministries over the years. Currently I am a greeter at the 11am Mass and also a member of the bereavement & hospitality ministry.
When not working I love to garden, sew, read, camp and fish.