Lenten Video Series

I dream of a “missionary option, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of todays’ world rather than for her self-preservation!” This dream of Pope Francis’ is what Archbishop Mancini wants […]

Holy Week Schedule 2018

Holy Week Schedule 2018 Tuesday, March 27 Chrism Mass 12:00 pm St. Mary’s Basilica NO Evening Mass St. Elizabeth Seton Wednesday, March 28 Morning Mass follow by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 9:00 am St John Vianney Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 10:00 pm St. John Vianney Holy Thursday, March 29 Mass of the Lord’s […]

Formation of a Parish Council

As I mentioned in my New Year’s message in the bulletin, I am really excited for what God has in store for us this year as we move forward in transforming our parish from maintenance to mission. In order to achieve this, I have decided that the parish needs a Parish Council that will help […]

Lenten Parish Mission

Friday February 23rd, 2018 7:00 to 9:00 PM – Doors Open at 6:30 PM Reception to follow in foyer Saturday February 24th, 2018 9:00 am to 3:30 pm with closing prayer Doors open at 8:30 AM Bring a packed lunch – tea/coffee/dessert will be provided. Child Care Service will be available. 4 Inspiring Talks by […]

St. John Vianney Parking Options

St. John Vianney Parking Options When possible, carpool with a friend! If parking by Ben’s Thrift Store, please be mindful NOT to park in front of the building and especially NOT in front of the loading bays as the delivery trucks need access on Sunday mornings. Parking on side streets including Douglas Ave, Connolly Rd, […]

Reflection for August 27

If you’ve ever had to decorate a home before I’m sure you know the need for balance and symmetry in how things look. How you want to have the wall paintings hung that certain way over the couch so they look just right, or how the dresser needs to be centered just so, so that […]

Reflection for August 20

Irish author James Joyce wrote in his book Finnegan’s Wake that being Catholic means “Here comes everybody!” In reflecting on the readings this week, we really do get a sense of God’s desire to bring everybody into the community and into the redemptive power of His Mercy. The first reading and the Gospel lean on each other […]

Reflection for August 13

I heard a comedian tell a joke once about two missionaries coming to his door. The missionaries knocked and the comedian opened the door and the missionaries greeted him with the words: “Good morning sir, we’re from the Bible mission down the street and we wanted to know if you’ve found Jesus yet?” The comedian, […]

Reflection for July 30

One of my favorite scenes in cinema is towards the end of the Steve Martin movie The Jerk. As Steve Martin’s character is leaving his home and relationship after a fight, he goes on and on about how he doesn’t need any of the things that he’s accumulated over the course of the movie… except […]