We’d love to hear your thoughts, share conversation or answer any of your questions.

Join us this Lent for: 

· a weekend Mass: Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 11:00am, 5:00pm

· an evening of our Catholicism film series Mondays at 7PM in Faith Formation Hall. Click here for more information. 

 

· a dinner, a movie, and small group discussion to explore your own ideas of spirituality at Alpha, Wednesday

 evenings in Mullen Commons Vista Room. Click here to learn more about our Alpha series. 

· a Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross every Friday evening during Lent in the Vista Room. Click here to find out about upcoming suppers.

The Stations of the Cross are prayed each Friday evening during Lent here at St John Vianney beginning at 6:30 pm.  This year you will have the opportunity and option to attend any or all of three events that includes the Stations of the Cross, Simple Soup Supper and Father William’s talk on being Called and Gifted.

The pre-Lenten season provides a good time to review the origin of The Stations of The Cross.

The Stations of the Cross started when early pilgrims visited holy places in Jerusalem where Jesus carried His cross. The actual path that Jesus followed on his way to be crucified was lost when Jerusalem was destroyed in wars in the early centuries.  Over time Jerusalem was reconstructed and today pilgrims follow the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows), a modern remnant of the route that Jesus followed when carrying His cross from the Pretorium, where Pilate commended him to death, to the tomb where He was buried.  It is 500 meters long; that is about the distance from SJV Church, across Ygnacio Valley Blvd, to John Muir Hospital.

ALPHA for Teens is a contemporary exploration of the Christian Faith that helps young people explore the character and history of Christ. The 7-week series meets on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in the Faith Formation Hall, and includes food, film and fellowship. The short films are shot at locations all over the world and show youth from different countries sharing their views on faith. There is small group discussion about different weekly topics, like “Who is Jesus?” and “Prayer: why and how do I pray?”. 

Alpha for Teens runs from Wednesday, March 13th through Wednesday, May 8th. High School teens  can sign up online on the SJV website by clicking here,  or they can sign up in person at Faith Formation.   Teens are encouraged to bring friends of any faith to join us in this journey of faith and discovery.

The EME ministry is partnering with Family Based Faith Formation this year.  At 6:30 Faith Formation will lead an interactive Stations of the Cross.  You won't want to miss this special pilgrimage! 

At 7pm we will move to Mullen Commons to enjoy a simple soup supper.  Please consider signing up to bring a yummy soup or meatless chili.  During our supper Father William will give a brief talk about a formation opportunity.  Come feed your spirit during this special Lenten season!