• St. John Vianney

    St. John Vianney

    During November, we remember our deceased....

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    Welcome to St. John Vianney...

    ..Thanksgiving Mass Thursday November 22 10am...

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Mass Times

Weekdays
Monday - Saturday: 8:30am

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

Holy days
8:30am, Noon, 7:00pm

Reconciliation
Saturdays: 4:00pm

1650 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Senior Social Friday, November 16th

Our next Senior Social is on November 16th, 11:30 – 2:30 Read More

Advent Fair November 17-18

Join us in Mullen Commons on November 17th and 18th Read More

Parent's Night Out, Friday, November 30th

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 30th from 5-9pm! Teens Read More

Angel Tree November 10-11, 17-18

An “Angel Tree” with angel tags indicating a child’s name, 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 

 

 

Latest Bulletin

Latest Podcast

Love Is Our Real NaturePodcast
by Fr. William Rosario
Homily at the 7:30am mass on November 4, 2018.
Date: 11/4/18
Click to Listen  

Pastor's Corner

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

It has been brought to my attention that a fraudulent email, created in my name - that is asking for a favor (and for iTunes cards) is being sent out to some of you what are on our database. If you received or receive one such email with a request to do some favor, kindly know that it’s not from me or from our staff. Our staff and I do not ask for any favors other than that you come to  our Church and fall in love with God.

Here’s a simple test (thanks to Adrian D’ Souza) that will expose up fraudulent phishing -  Before you open e-mails, just run your cursor over the sendor name in your in-box list of e-mails. This will show the real e-mail of those who sent it. If it does not show as frwilliam@sjvianney.org, it is fraud.  

If you responded to any such email, kindly be cautious in the future. It doesn’t hurt to call me or the parish office and check the truthfulness of such emails.

If you responded positively to any such email, I’m sorry that your good will has been exploited. Thanks for your love and care.

Blessings, 

 

Fr. William Rosario

 

 

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