“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!
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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“Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders.” St. Anthony Mary Claret, pray for us! ... See MoreSee Less
What marvelous ways to give witness to the dignity and sanctity of every human life! On September 4 and October 17, SJV parishioners joined members of our Social Concerns Committee and prepared and served food for 250 homeless individuals at Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen! Today, a group of young mothers joined the Respect Life Ministry members in praying the Rosary during the 40 Days for Life Campaign. The campaign goes through until November 1st, so be sure to join them next time! ... See MoreSee Less
“Let Jesus himself be the one to define your existence and direct your choices. In this way, the relationships among you may correspond always to the model of love given by the Heart of Christ, without either lapses or evasions.” St. John Paul II, pray for us! ... See MoreSee Less
SJV Mission to Eagle Pass - Rosalinda House Project - Rebar for the concrete slab had been installed. Then today the concrete was poured, settled in place to ensure there are no voids or air pockets, finished, and sprayed to cure. The first 48 hours of curing are the most critical. It is a bit warmer than we would like, but there is no rain forecast in the next few days. ... See MoreSee Less
“Christ Crucified is a work of love. The miracle of miracles of love. The most stupendous work of the love of God. The bottomless sea of the love of God, where virtues are found, where one can lose oneself in love and sorrow. A sea and a fire or a sea of fire. The most beneficial means of abandoning sin and growing in virtue, and so in holiness.” St. Paul of the Cross, pray for us! ... See MoreSee Less
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#RespectLife month falls directly in line with the Catholic social teaching on Life and Dignity of the Human Person. Learn more about this concept with a quick video below:
www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLt5PsPjJAk-0b9BYRHUAxnlKMIv7qyZca&v=ABRl2ZSs58E ... See MoreSee Less