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    Be Transformed...

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    Lent

  • St. John Vianney...

    St. John Vianney...

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

  • Welcome to St. John Vianney...

    Welcome to St. John Vianney...

    ..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

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Stations of the Cross Fridays at 6:30

The Stations of the Cross are prayed each Friday evening Read More

Alpha for Teens, starting Wednesday, March 13th

ALPHA for Teens is a contemporary exploration of the Christian Read More

EME Simple Soup Supper- Friday March 15

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Latest Bulletin

Latest Podcast

Lean on to the LordPodcast
by Fr. William Rosario
Sunday Mass Homily by Fr. William
Date: 3/10/19
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Pastor's Corner

 Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 

Lent starts out with the great encounter that reminds us that Jesus experiences what we experience – namely, temptations. Proclaimed in our hearing was the earth-shaking encounter between the devil and Jesus. As we ponder and pray that Scripture passage (Luke 4:1-13), we envision everything just stopping as God’s embodied goodness on earth meets face to face with darkness. The passage also disturbs us. The devil seems to be dragging Jesus around like an object or a thing. Maybe that’s something for us to consider. The devil didn’t view Jesus for who He was, but as an object of manipulation to be at the service of the tempter’s self-serving needs. I tend to think that when we fall to temptations that are dark and do not build up our humanity, we become objects too and lose our very human-ness. Perhaps it would do us well, to look at the three temptations brought before Jesus.

 

In the first temptation in the desert, the devil challenges Jesus to change stone to bread. When Jesus pushes back, He is not suggesting that food is unimportant – that sustenance to live should be sacrificed. Instead, Jesus is saying that in the context of the human journey or pilgrimage that we all make to “Jerusalem,” dependence upon material things or even persons is not healthy. Dependence or addiction unchecked can be a source of great temptation and sin. We need to overcome the fear of having nothing. 

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