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“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’… ‘And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for Me.”

Matthew 25: 35-36:40

The mission of the Social Services Ministry at St. John Vianney Parish is to act on Catholic Social Teaching and our commitment to the Corporal Works of Mercy by providing a compassionate response to those parishioners and families in our community in need of assistance.

We also provide an opportunity for our parishioners to get involved and to answer God’s call to grow in faith by sharing their unique gifts and talents while serving and reaching out to those in need. Our ministry is part of the continuous support that St. John Vianney Catholic Church provides to the surrounding community and its parishioners. It is simply one more way of continuing our vision of Living Faith, Changing Lives and Making a Difference!

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Radiating Christ Prayer: Here is a beautiful prayer by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. This Prayer was recited daily after Communion by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her Sisters of Charity. This Prayer is also known as the Fragrance Prayer.


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Today, we celebrate The Ascension of the Lord!

On the Feast of the Ascension, the church celebrates the return of Christ to the Father, his physical body leaving the earth behind. The Ascension of the Lord was traditionally celebrated as a Holy Day of Obligation on the Thursday after the Sixth Sunday of Easter. But, not too long ago, most dioceses in the U.S. moved the celebration of the Ascension to the Seventh Sunday of Easter.
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Today, we celebrate The Ascension of the Lord!

On the Feast of the Ascension, the church celebrates the return of Christ to the Father, his physical body leaving the earth behind. The Ascension of the Lord was traditionally celebrated as a Holy Day of Obligation on the Thursday after the Sixth Sunday of Easter. But, not too long ago, most dioceses in the U.S. moved the celebration of the Ascension to the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

SJV is inviting everyone in the community to bring a bagged or boxed donation of non-perishable food to our Drive-by Food Drive benefiting Magnificat House and Catholic Charities’ Guadalupe Center.
Just drive up to one of the 6 drop-off stations on the main parking lot and our volunteers will pick up the items from your trunk. Some of their most-needed items include: non-refrigerated shelf-stable milk & fruit juices, canned meats, canned vegetables, pasta, dry rice and beans, mac ‘n cheese, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, pancake mix, grits, vegetable oil, nuts, salt, pepper, hot sauce, herbs & spices, ground coffee, chips, cookies, toiletries & personal hygiene items, and household cleaning supplies.
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SJV is inviting everyone in the community to bring a bagged or boxed donation of non-perishable food to our Drive-by Food Drive benefiting Magnificat House and Catholic Charities’ Guadalupe Center.
Just drive up to one of the 6 drop-off stations on the main parking lot and our volunteers will pick up the items from your trunk. Some of their most-needed items include: non-refrigerated shelf-stable milk & fruit juices, canned meats, canned vegetables, pasta, dry rice and beans, mac ‘n cheese, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, pancake mix, grits, vegetable oil, nuts, salt, pepper, hot sauce, herbs & spices, ground coffee, chips, cookies, toiletries & personal hygiene items, and household cleaning supplies.

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If you want to make an even bigger difference in others’ lives, we invite you to volunteer and help with the Food Drive! Click on the link below to sign up. You can direct traffic, bring your truck and drive it to the benefiting organizations, help load & unload donations, and much more! Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/409084BAEAD2BA1F94-sjvs Volunteer slots are filling up quickly, so sign up as soon as you can!

Today is the feast day of Saint Matthias. He was chosen by the Apostles as Judas’ replacement after his betrayal. Learn more about his story!
catholiccurrent.org/saints/st-matthias/
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Today is the feast day of Saint Matthias. He was chosen by the Apostles as Judas’ replacement after his betrayal. Learn more about his story!
https://catholiccurrent.org/saints/st-matthias/

Timeline Photos#PopeFrancis asks all Christians to pray, fast, and perform a work of charity for the good of all humanity tomorrow, May 14, and an end to the #coronavirus pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima! May we continue to take comfort in her presence and seek her intercession to bring peace to the world.
Learn more about Our Lady of Fatima here:
www.franciscanmedia.org/our-lady-of-fatima/
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Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima! May we continue to take comfort in her presence and seek her intercession to bring peace to the world.
Learn more about Our Lady of Fatima here:
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/our-lady-of-fatima/

The Helpers of God's Precious Infants are resuming their Mass and Prayer Vigil next Saturday.Join us for prayer on May 16! The Office of ProLife Activities will resume its monthly Mass and Prayer Vigil schedule beginning next Saturday. Mass is at 8am at Annunciation Catholic Church in Downtown Houston followed by prayer outside the Houston Women’s Clinic. Participants are asked to register for Mass at www.annunciationcc.org and to observe social distancing in the Church. For more information about social distancing protocols at this event, visit www.archgh.org/prolife or contact jkfritsch@archgh.org. ... See MoreSee Less

The Helpers of Gods Precious Infants are resuming their Mass and Prayer Vigil next Saturday.

To all SJV moms and to pregnant and parenting moms everywhere, happy and blessed Mother's Day from SJV's Social Service Ministries! ... See MoreSee Less

To all SJV moms and to pregnant and parenting moms everywhere, happy and blessed Mothers Day from SJVs Social Service Ministries!Image attachment
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