Here at St. John Vianney we have an abundance of Service Ministries that carry on the work of the Gospel. These and other groups at the parish are living editions of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is true that in giving we receive. How will you give of yourself and bring your faith to life.

Contact Kathy Dasso
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Mission Statement:

"A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need...."

An Invitation

No special qualifications are required other than the desire to join with others to help those in need for the love of God.

What Membership Involves

  • Meet with members twice a month in the evening at Mullen Commons
  • Visit with families and individuals in need in SJV offices one night a month
  • Assist SVdP store by collecting clothing parishioners donate at the weekend Masses twice yearly
  • Help organize the "Angel Tree" to help parishioners to provide gifts and food for our clients at Christmas-time

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Contact Julie Petersen
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Work with SJV Parishioners and members of other local churches on a variety of projects to serve those in need in Contra Costa County.

CCIC Website

Contact Patricia Coyle
925-256-7913
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We all have a "life story" to tell. Imagine if no one was there to listen? As a Caring Hands volunteer, you have the opportunity to be there for someone who has a LIFETIME of stories to tell. The heart of the ministry is connecting a senior with a caring volunteer so you really get a chance to know each other well. As a Caring Hands minister you can make a significant impact on dispelling the loneliness and isolation that affects so many seniors.

What is Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a way of doing business that aims to help small farmers and artisans around the world achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability.

How does Fair Trade affect our life as Catholics? The following from Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, demonstrates how Fair Trade practices align with Catholic Social Teaching:

Contact Mark MacMahon
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Tammy Medlock
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Under the direction of Catholic Charities of the East Bay, this is a parish team/family-client partnership whose purpose is to strengthen community involvement and make a difference in the lives of impoverished families by assisting them to become sustainable.

 Family-to-Family Partnership Program

Contact Robin Piantidosi
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Carmen Tapia
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St. Elizabeth's Parish in Oakland is our sister parish. Food is collected in the back of church weekly for the St. Elizabeth pantry. Our holiday "Adopt a Family" collection provides toys and clothing to St. Elizabeth families in need.

Contact Nancy Williams
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Join your fellow parishioners in building simple, decent, and affordable houses with low-income people in need; advocating for affordable housing in Contra Costa County; and building community at SJV through ministry activities.

Habitat for Humanity Page

Helping Our Neighbors- There are somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 legal immigrants in our Diocese looking to become citizens. Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) is working to help legal immigrants become citizens or permanent residents. If you would like to help click here for information on upcoming events.

Catholic Charities of the East Bay Website

Contact Jim Hart
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Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization focused on faith, family, community, youth and fellowship. It is in service to others and our call to action through faith that their Brotherhood is strengthened.

Knights of Columbus Page

Contact Rhea Bennett
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Join a group on the 1st Wednesday of the month in Pittsburg or the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Martinez.  In Pittsburg we serve food from the central kitchen with green and fruit salads provided by a member of the group.  2nd Wednesday in Martinez all of the food is provided for and cooked by the group. We do prep at both places.  We can only use about 6 people in Pittsburg.  Martinez we need  a bigger crew. The organization can place people at other sites (there are 5) and with other groups.  There is also a need for drivers to pick up from stores and deliver to dining rooms or the central kitchen.  We can usually accept 1 or two people per Wednesday.  

Contact Peggy Casey
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For one week of the year, as part of the Contra Costa Interfaith Coalition Winter Nights Shelter program, SJV volunteers host homeless families; mother, father, little children and teens. The parish provides meals, activities and gracious hospitality.

Learn more about Contra Costa County's efforts