Fr. Luke Farewell Album

Fr. Luke Farewell Album

To get access to all the photographs, double click on the link shown above, then click on the blue Follow link sign

- You can look through these albums, or forward this e-mail with it's secure link to family members of your choice, to share the joy in this special occasion.

- View the entire album,

- Go to the top right of the album, Click on the three little dots

-  Click on Slideshow to run a slideshow of all pictures in the album

Save or print multiple pictures, all of them are cropped to 5x7 print size. To do this:

1) go to each picture that you want for yourself,- at the top left corner of the picture click on the circle that will appear. The circle will now show a check mark.


2) When you have check-marked all the pictures that you want, go to the top right of the album, click on the three little dots and click on download to get it sent to your download location on your computer.

3) You can then send pictures from your computer to photo print services like Costco, Walmart, CVS, etc. When you send pictures to print services, make sure you check the DO NOT AUTOCORRECT box.

Yours in faith and service,

Adrian D'Souza

St. John Vianney Image Media Communication

Gardens of Stewardship

                              The 12 Gardens of Stewardship



                                          Garden of Citizenship

                             Be politically aware, be an informed and involved citizen and vote;

                                               participate in community meetings.


Garden of the Body

Get proper nutrition, exercise and rest; avoid chemical abuse, smoking, obesity.


Garden of the Soul

Cultivate a life of prayer.


Garden of Family and Friends

Take the time to nurture relationships with those important to you.


Garden of the Environment

Care for the environment; recycle; don’t waste natural resources.


Garden of Emotions

Aim for an emotional balance in life; work at being in good humor.


Garden of the Mind

Keep learning.


Garden of Decisions

Make well-informed choices; work toward understanding and consensus;

keep the vision and mission of Jesus in mind.


Garden of the Technology

Use technology for good purposes.


Garden of History

Know and value the things of the past; keep the lessons of history fresh in the mind.


Garden of the Arts

Listen to, read and watch the best in books, music, movies,

theatre, artwork, radio and television.


Garden of Money

Use financial resources well; set and keep a budget; set spending limits;

ask how much money is enough.


Stewardship...Living our Faith Daily

Family Based Faith Formation

We have some information about faith formation that we would like to share with you.

Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and columnist in America Magazine, wrote an article in January; about Faith Formation please click here to read it.

America Magazine also posted a video to go along with the article, please click here to view it.

Faith Formation Registration

You may register online or download a paper pdf Faith Formation Registration Form 2017-18 (40 KB) to complete and turn in to the Faith Formation Office.

Registration is now open for 2017-18 Faith Formation programs.  We begin processing registrations May 7th, 10:00am - 2:00pm in Mullen Commons Vista. The Faith Formation Office is closed the month of July, registrations can be turned into the parish business office.  These registrations will be dated and processed in August. You may register more than one child in Faith Formation programs at the same time online or on the same form. Sacrament preparation is a separate process. A Sacrament registration form is necessary for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation. First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation forms will be sent in June to those who are eligible for this program.

The pdf Diocese of Oakland Child's Medical and Media Permission Form (97 KB) will be collected on our Registration Days. One health form can be used for multiple children in the family – just indicate which specific information belongs to which child.

All children and teens are welcome in our Faith Formation programs and should not be kept away for financial reasons.  The fees indicated on the registration form are collected to ease our expenses.  If payment at this time is a hardship, we will be happy to work it out with you.

Liz Rogers

Pastoral Associate for Parish Faith Formation

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925-939-7911 x 125

Marie Walton

Pastoral Associate for Parish Sacraments

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925-939-7911 x 106

Here is information regarding Faith Formation Programs

Preschool meets on Sunday mornings, October to May, during the 9:00 a.m. Liturgy in order that parents may attend Liturgy in a more prayerful manner.  The program is for 3 and 4 year olds and Kindergartners.

Elementary Children in grades 1 – 5 have family based sessions. Monthly family based sessions require an adult to attend with the child. Families meet each month, October through May for two hours then receive resources to continue sharing as a family until the next month. A meal is shared at each session. Families attend that same session time each month. When completing the registration form please mark your first, second and third choices of session.  We cannot guarantee your first choice. Choices are 1st Sunday, noon-2:00pm; 1st Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm; 2nd Tuesday, 4:00-6:00pm, or 3rd Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm. 

Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th Grades sessions are Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. October through the first week of May.   

High School meets on Sundays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., October through the first week of May.  Open to all high school students Grades 9 – 12.

Sacrament Preparation Children must be enrolled in a faith formation program for at least one year before beginning the preparation process.  If you meet the criteria please indicate on the Faith Formation registration form that you would like your child to be in sacrament preparation. Information and Sacrament Preparation registration forms will be mailed to you or you can pick them up at the Faith Formation office. For Baptism please contact Marie Walton at the Parish Office (925-939-7911, ext. 106) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, students must be 2nd grade or above. Confirmation, students must be 11th grade or above.


Please book your place soon so you don't miss this wonderful opportunity. You will find more information by  pdf clicking here (3.39 MB)