Senior Social Friday, May 17th
Join us at our next Senior Social on Friday, May 17th, 11:30 – 2:30 pm in Mullen Commons. Come hang out, socialize, and meet new people. This is also a great opportunity to renew and invigorate old friendships. Singles, widows, widowers, divorced, separated, and couples are all welcome. The cost is $5 and includes lunch. To signup, call the parish office at (925) 939-7911, ext. 0. You can also register on Sign-Up Genius by clicking here.
SJV Summer Campout, July 26th- July 28th
SJV Summer Campout: Signups are officially open for the SJV Family Life Ministry Summer Campout that will be held from the evening of July 26th through 11am Sunday, July 28th.
You can sign up at www.sjvianney.org, in the back of church on the weekend, or by calling the parish office at (925) 939-7911. You can also register through the Sign UP Genius by clicking here.
Financial aid is available.
Click here to get pricing by type of site and occupancy.
What is a labyrinth? The labyrinth is a spiritual tool serving as a walk-centering activity for the human heart, mind and soul.
Is it Catholic? Yes, it a form of meditation and centering prayer. The most famous Catholic labyrinth is in the Chartres Cathedral in France
Is it a maze? No, a labyrinth has a single path that winds from the edge into the center. The same path leads back out to the edge again. It resembles the indirect path of our lives, which may lead us into the center of the human condition, into the heart and mind of God, sometimes into the very core of illness or pain, perhaps into the focal point of enlightenment or understanding.
Where is it? The labyrinth is outside in the courtyard between the church and Mullen Commons.
What do I do and how long does it take? Usually people take a moment before entering the labyrinth to quiet themselves. In silence slowly walk follow the path to the center letting go of stress and distractions. Once in the center remain there as long as you wish. You may kneel, face several directions and pray in silence. Slowly walk back out of the labyrinth in gratitude taking time to integrate this experience into your life. Plan on at least 20-30 minutes.
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. The Diocese of Oakland uses a Safe Environment training program 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 Safe Environment Page. You will see a place to click for all the training classes. 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.
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. If you have questions or need help registering please contact the parish office, 925-939-7911 ext. 0.
Training should be completed by ALL parish volunteers before starting their ministry.
Thank you all for your commitment to serve and to keeping our children safe here in the St. John Vianney Community!!
Stewardship "Living Our Faith Daily"
Being part of a ministry is a great way to give back to your family, the parish and the community. We are all endowed with many gifts from God and it is His expectation that we will cultivate and share those gifts accordingly dedicating Time & Talent to service in His name.
Which ministry interests you? Please click on the ministry for more information.