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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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"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." (Ps 95:8) ... See MoreSee Less

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (Ps 95:8)

At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love. The presence of an illness, disability, or other challenging situation never diminishes the value of a human life. Abortion tragically rejects the truth that every life is a good and perfect gift, deserving protection (USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities). Join SJV’s Respect Life Ministry members and Christians from all over Houston in praying outside the biggest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere that our culture experience the power of God’s transforming love, and that all eyes are opened to the incredible beauty of every human life. This legal, peaceful witness has helped save thousands of lives in Houston and over 17,000 lives around the world!

The days sponsored by SJV are each Thursday between February 26 - April 5, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. To participate in this peaceful 40 Days for Life campaign, contact our office at 281.497.4434 or email Diane at dianecdavis@comcast.net
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At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love. The presence of an illness, disability, or other challenging situation never diminishes the value of a human life.  Abortion tragically rejects the truth that every life is a good and perfect gift, deserving protection (USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities).  Join SJV’s Respect Life Ministry members and Christians from all over Houston in praying outside the biggest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere that our culture experience the power of God’s transforming love, and that all eyes are opened to the incredible beauty of every human life. This legal, peaceful witness has helped save thousands of lives in Houston and over 17,000 lives around the world! 

The days sponsored by SJV are each Thursday between February 26 - April 5, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.  To participate in this peaceful 40 Days for Life campaign, contact our office at 281.497.4434 or email Diane at dianecdavis@comcast.net

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Just a reminder that we will be going to pray the rosary at PP in the morning. Dress warmly & if it's too cold for you, you can sit in the car to pray. We'll meet inside the narthex after 9 am Mass - plan on departing by 9:45. We should be back to SJV by noon, for anyone wanting to go to 12:10 Mass. Please let us know if you’re coming so we’ll know how many cars to take. Contact Diane at dianecdavis@comcast.net

Nothing can quite prepare us for the death of a loved one. In a similar way, nothing can prepare our loved ones for our death.

It is never too soon to consider and attend to the practical and financial arrangements for a Catholic funeral. In doing so, you can provide your loved ones and yourself with peace of mind.

You are invited to attend a free informational seminar about planning ahead which will also include a presentation by Fr. Richard Hinkley on Catholic Funeral Liturgies.

Planning a Catholic Funeral
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 11:30 am, in the Audio/Visual Room. Lunch will be provided by Ciro’s Italian Grill, courtesy of Dignity Memorial.

To ensure ample materials and refreshments RSVP to 281/989-9958 or register on the parish website: www.stjohnvianney.org/funeral-planning

Hosted by Adult Formation, Pastoral Care and Spiritual Life, and Social Service Ministries
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Nothing can quite prepare us for the death of a loved one. In a similar way, nothing can prepare our loved ones for our death.

It is never too soon to consider and attend to the practical and financial arrangements for a Catholic funeral. In doing so, you can provide your loved ones and yourself with peace of mind. 

You are invited to attend a free informational seminar about planning ahead which will also include a presentation by Fr. Richard Hinkley on Catholic Funeral Liturgies.
 
Planning a Catholic Funeral
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 11:30 am, in the Audio/Visual Room.  Lunch will be provided by Ciro’s Italian Grill, courtesy of Dignity Memorial.
 
To ensure ample materials and refreshments RSVP to 281/989-9958 or register on the parish website: www.stjohnvianney.org/funeral-planning

Hosted by Adult Formation, Pastoral Care and Spiritual Life, and Social Service Ministries

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On the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle:

St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, pray for us! ... See MoreSee Less

St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, pray for us!

Spring Branch ISD’s SpringBoard Mentor Program works with students ‘on the brink of success’. No tutoring required… students just need the extra support of a caring adult to be a friend, role model and guide.

Mentors visit their students once a week for 30-45 minutes during the school day. This award-winning SBISD program is making a difference in kids’ lives. Be someone who encourages them, helps them discover their gifts and talents and believes in them so they believe in themselves.

Upcoming training dates include February 26 and March 3 & 26. For more information about the SpringBoard Mentoring program contact visit their website at www.springbranchisd.com/engage/mentors/training, or call Mary Uribe Pizana at 713.251.2212

“Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story.” - Josh Shipp
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Spring Branch ISD’s SpringBoard Mentor Program works with students ‘on the brink of success’.  No tutoring required… students just need the extra support of a caring adult to be a friend, role model and guide.

Mentors visit their students once a week for 30-45 minutes during the school day. This award-winning SBISD program is making a difference in kids’ lives. Be someone who encourages them, helps them discover their gifts and talents and believes in them so they believe in themselves. 

Upcoming training dates include February 26 and March 3 & 26.  For more information about the SpringBoard Mentoring program contact visit their website at https://www.springbranchisd.com/engage/mentors/training, or call Mary Uribe Pizana at 713.251.2212

“Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story.” - Josh Shipp

🥫FOOD DRIVE 🥫THIS WEEKEND: FEBRUARY 22 & 23. We offer fresh produce and non-perishable food, as well as other items such as toiletries, paper products, cleaning supplies, and more at our pantry. You can also purchase some of our most needed items & have them delivered directly to the Pantry. Check out our Wish List on Amazon at amzn.to/2Nfs6aQ

Please drop off your donations to Food Drive volunteers outside the church before and after each mass this Saturday & Sunday, or to the Social Service Ministries office Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please check expiration dates. We cannot distribute expired food or food that has been opened.
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🥫FOOD DRIVE 🥫THIS WEEKEND: FEBRUARY 22 & 23.  We offer fresh produce and non-perishable food, as well as other items such as toiletries, paper products, cleaning supplies, and more at our pantry. You can also purchase some of our most needed items & have them delivered directly to the Pantry. Check out our Wish List on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2Nfs6aQ

Please drop off your donations to Food Drive volunteers outside the church before and after each mass this Saturday & Sunday, or to the Social Service Ministries office Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Please check expiration dates.  We cannot distribute expired food or food that has been opened.

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The red wagons will be out this weekend before all the masses to collect food drive donations.

Some of our Mission Team members just returned from a pre-trip to Eagle Pass to line up projects for the St. John Vianney Adult Mission Trip scheduled for March 31 - April 5. Several of SJV's Mission Trips are featured in this video from the Archdiocese. Check it out and see how SJV parishioners answer Our Call to Mission! ... See MoreSee Less

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