Start the New Year with our next Senior Social on Friday, January 18th, 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.
Mark your calendars for future socials: February 15th, March 15th, April 12th, May 17th.
Celebrating Frieda Malte, the Grief Minister January 22
All those who participated in the parish Grief Ministry over the past 5 years are invited to an Evening of Remembrance as we remember Frieda for the gift of her presence, the gift of her compassion, and for the many cups of coffee and tea.
Frieda touched so many broken hearts and we express our gratitude.
For more information, call Lee at 925-699-7887, or Guy at 916-804-2917.
Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism series Beginning Monday, February 4th, 2019
The Catholicism documentary videos take us to over 50 locations in 15 countries sharing a vision of the Catholic Faith as never before seen. As Bishop Barron describes, “From the lands of the Bible to the great shrines of Europe, from the heartland of America to the mysteries of Asia and the beating heart of Africa.. learn more about the Faith that claims over 1.1 billion people.”
This is an 11 night video series of food, fun and fellowship. You can attend some or all the sessions and bring a friend! Learn more about what Catholics believe and why.
Registrations appreciated and walk ins are always welcome.
For more information or to register, contact : Mary Ann Casey
925-202-8352 (call or text)
Winter Nights 2019
St. John Vianney Parish will be hosting Winter Nights in our Commons Vista from January 28th through February 11th.The first week we will be taking care of our guests needs, and the next week they will stay here, but St. Stephen’s Episcopal ,who we have been partnering with now for many years, will take care of their needs.
If you aren’t familiar with the Winter Nights Program, it provides a clean, safe, and warm facility at night and a daytime services center during winter for homeless families with children and for homeless seniors.The program will serve up to 30 persons at any given time.Congregations throughout Central and East Contra Costa provide space, meals, and volunteers.Bedding will be provided, and professional staff will supervise the shelter 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You have an opportunity to sign up to help set up or take down the day they come or leave, to cook, to clean, to tutor the children, to help with weekend activities, to set out breakfast for them early on weekdays and clean up when they leave, and to stay overnight or do activities with them on the weekend.We will be taking signups for volunteers on the weekend of January 12/13 and for food on the weekend of January 19/20th.If you are not able to spend some time supporting these families or to bring food, consider a donation to Winter Nights which will be used to support them as they stay here and then the funds remaining will be given to the Shelter to help support their full-time staff.