Our Lady of Good Counsel (Women's Club)
Participate in the Women’s Club with Rosie Ramirez Board every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Community Center. Social is every 3rd Thursday from 7:30-8:30 PM.
Contact: Rosie Ramirez Email
SJV Men's Club
Club provides an atmosphere for fostering Christian fellowship and a sense of community among the men of the parish/school. Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Community Center.”
Contact: Tomas Lopez at 408-239-6926 Men’s Club Website
Senior Club is on Mondays with Mary Jane Miller from 11 AM to 2:00 PM in the Community Center, Drop-in.
From the very beginning of the parish, St. John Vianney has been a bilingual community. We are blessed to have a very active Hispanic Committee that is comprised of “…a group of committed Catholics who wish to make alive the mission of the church in the Hispanic community of our parish, considering all their needs, and wish to support the pastor, working and keeping alive, and active, cultural and social liturgical celebrations.”
As part of this mission statement, the Hispanic Committee works to maintain and keep traditions and culture alive and vibrant through coordinating masses (Saturday evening at 7:00 PM and Sunday at Noon) and by being involved in parish activities including those centered around the church’s important celebrations such as the Stations of the Cross, the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord, the Christmas Posadas, and Our Lady of Guadalupe. For large, parish-wide events, the Hispanic Committee is always there to contribute and enrich the celebration.
The Hispanic Committee consists of a Board (President, Treasurer, Secretary), the priest or church staff member who ministers to the Hispanic Community, and coordinators for each ministry involved in the Spanish masses. They are open and welcoming to new members all the time and are always looking for new ideas. They are especially interested in engaging young people.
The biggest challenge that they face is the participation of parishioners. If you are interested in becoming a member, or if you would like to find out more about this parish group, they meet the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Salón Guadalupe at the Parish Office. For more information, please contact Deacon Raul, 408.258.7832 x 30.
SJV has a vibrant Filippino Community. Among other things, they host a Simbang Gabi novena each December. Other celebrations include Santo Nino in January and Our Lady of Antipolo in May. They are also very active in the parish Fiesta and other fundraisers for the church.
Movimiento Familiar Catolico Christiano
Contact: Gaston and Alma Diaz 408-394-3055
Knights of Columbus
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 15,100 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.
The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic Fraternal Benefit Society, was founded in 1882 with the founding principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. They were organized to provide mutual aid and assistance to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. The Knights also provide educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
There are more than 15,100 councils worldwide and 1.9 million members. Our local chapter, St. John Vianney Council 8993, is currently raising money for People With Intellectual Disabilities. Members will be outside the church this weekend to accept donations after all Masses. Everyone who donates to the fund raising drive receives a Tootsie Roll as a thank you gift from the Knights of Columbus.
Our local chapter of the Knights of Columbus, the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society, meets monthly on the first Monday 7:30PM in the school.
Contact: Bryan Espiritu 408-505-0385