• St. John Vianney...

    St. John Vianney...

    ...to know and love Jesus and follow Christ in compassionate service....

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    ... All are Welcome

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  • Welcome to St. John Vianney...

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    ..Stewardship: Living Our Faith Daily

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Mass Times

Weekdays
Monday - Saturday: 8:30am

Weekends
Saturday: 5:00pm (Vigil), Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00am & 5:00pm
Children's Liturgy of the Word at 9:00 & 11:am 

Reconciliation
Saturdays: 4:00pm

1650 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Lenten Faire February 23rd-24th

Lent begins Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Come to the Lenten Read More

Sparks to Ashes Retreat for Liturgical Ministers March 2nd

All Liturgical Ministers are invited to our Sparks from Ashes Read More

Date Night for Couples, Friday March 1st

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Give yourselves the gift Read More

Eucharistic Ministry at John Muir Medical Center

Pastoral Care of the Sick Ministry Catholic Team is seeking Read More

Have you ever connected the word “prayer” with the word “work”? Maybe you've said a prayer at your place of work like, “Please God, help me get through this day!” Other than that situation it doesn't seem like these two words go together. However, it may surprise you to know that the Church connects these two words in the word “Liturgy”. Liturgy is what we do when we come to Mass. It is the form of our community prayer and ritual. But did you know that the word “liturgy”, translated from the Greek, means “the work of the people”? From the earliest days of the Christian Church the community gathered to tell the stories of Jesus, break bread, and give thanks for their life in the resurrected Christ. Everyone participated in and contributed to the prayer celebration. This community prayer was, literally, “the work of the people”!

This tradition continues at St. John with the many liturgical ministers of prayer who you see serving at our weekend liturgies. Their service helps lead us in prayer and song, gathers our offering to God, helps us feel welcome, makes Christ present in the proclamation of the Word, and serves us the Bread of Life.

They include:

Other ministries of prayer are less visible at our Eucharistic celebrations but of great importance to our liturgical work and our experience of community prayer. The Art and Environment group and the Altar Society prepare and decorate the Church for the various seasons of the Liturgical Year – Advent and Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent and Easter – as well as particular feast day celebrations.

This parish is blessed as well with many Liturgy & Sacrament ministries that take place outside of our Sunday celebrations. They continue this prayer work by gathering together to practice forms of prayer that have been a part of our Church from the earliest times. Some also take the community blessing and the Eucharist we share to those unable to join in our celebrations. They include:

You are invited to share your gifts with the praying community. How is God calling you to become a part of this important work of the people of God?

Everyone who ministers (clergy, staff and volunteers) in the Diocese of Oakland is to be educated about the nature of child sexual abuse, how it is perpetrated, how to report it and strategies for prevention.  Training is mandatory for all who minister, first before starting work or volunteering and then every 3 years thereafter.

 

To log in for training, visit Virtus Online.  If you need instructions to help you register, follow this link: Virtus Instructions 

 

 

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Latest Podcast

God HealsPodcast
by Fr. William Rosario
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7:30am Homily
Date: 2/3/19
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Pastor's Corner

 Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 Your life changes when your image of God changes. It is natural and likely that as we journey through life we emulate those we look up to and admire—perhaps our parents or others who have been influential in shaping who we are. As Catholics, this is certainly true of the God that we worship. We’ve all heard the expression, WWJD (What would Jesus do?). Our image of God, the way that we know Him to be, shapes who we become. Our lives flow from this image that we hold of God.

 

For most of us, the image we hold of God has not been stagnant; rather it has changed as we come to know him through education, aw we mature in our understanding and as a result of our experiences in life. We may see God as our loving creator, but what happens to our image when we experience pain, hurt, suffering and disappointment. What happens to our image of God when we have prayed endlessly and feel that our prayers have been ignored?

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