ESL Graduation – Spring 2019

[gallery link="none" ids="21525,21526"] For I was a stranger and you welcomed me The Spring Semester of English as a Second Language (ESL) concluded on May 23rd. SJV would like to congratulate our 70 graduates and their families. It is always encouraging to see how these students, from all walks of life, work hard and strive incessantly to improve their lives by learning English. The camaraderie among the groups and the respect and affection towards their teachers is also remarkable. As any of the ESL teachers would tell you, it is also a very gratifying and humbling experience for them. They often ’walk’ with...

A Celebration of Life

Thanks to all of our parishioners who came out for our Annual Celebration of Life and Family Picnic hosted by SJV’s Respect Life Ministry, the Knights of Columbus and St. Anne’s Society on Saturday, May 18th....

Easter Fun

Thank you to all 1,600 parishioners and volunteers who attended our annual Party on the Lot. Special thanks to our newest Catholics and the RCIA team who served in the BBQ lines. There were fun activities for everyone in the family, all enjoyed a great evening of food, fun and fellowship!...

SJV Golf Outing

Our SJV Golf Outing was a huge success with over 100 golfers and Father Clark! Special thanks to our organizers, David Cole, Todd Wisler and the Parish Life Staff! Congrats to all our winners and participants. A special shout out to Scott Von Borstel for his hole in one!!...

May they become known to us and us, to them!

Congratulations to the women and men who were fully initiated into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. They now enter the fourth and final phase of their process, Mystagogy. Please continue to pray for them, their godparents, sponsors, and the RCIA team who journey with them. ...

Eagle Pass Mission Teams Successfully Complete Two Trips

Over the week of Spring Break, nine SJV parishioners participated in a mission trip to Eagle Pass, TX (on the border with Mexico). Serving as project leaders and mentors for students from four Catholic high schools, the Mission Team members worked hard and completed repairs on five homes for the elderly, disabled, and the very poor. The work involved repairing roofs, siding, and painting....

A Day of Reflection

On Saturday, March 30th, almost 50 Social Service Ministries volunteers gathered for a Lenten Day of Reflection. Knowing that they work hard all year long and give so much of their time and talent to SJV and the Social Service Ministries, this event was planned in appreciation for that hard work and generosity of spirit. I Was Blind and Now I See, based on the passage of the man born blind (Jn 9:1-41), was an opportunity for the volunteers to take some time with Jesus, as they allowed His words to quieten the mind and soothe their spirits....

Rediscovering the Beauty of God’s Love

Our Parish was blessed to have Fr. William M. Watson S.J. to present this year's Parish Lenten Mission which was titled "From Creation to Calvary: The Astonishing Beauty of God's Love for Us." Fr. Bill crafted this beautiful four part presentation and homily series to remind us of our journey from God who created us and the universe back to be united with God, the source of all creation, beauty and truth....