Outreach

Matthew 25 reminds us that, in the end, we will each be judged based on how we treated the least important people we meet or hear about. Remember? “Whatsoever you do to the least of these you do to me.” St. John Vianney has several groups that deal specifically with making the world a better place for everyone. Are you called to join one of these ministries?

Outreach Groups & Ministries

Faith in Action

St. John Vianney Faith In Action is a group of parishioners interested in Catholic Social Teaching. Projects include the Deanery Social Justice workshop and Fair Trade Weekends. Meeting: 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30AM-11:00AM in the Faculty Room

Ministers to the Sick and Homebound

“I was sick and you came to visit me.”  Matt.25 Our mission is to bring life and action to Christ’s teachings and commandments “To love one another” and to “Tend His Sheep”.  As ministers of the Sick and Homebound  we serve our brothers and sisters who are ill and homebound, unable to join our Eucharistic Celebration on Sunday.  In bringing Communion to them the Eucharistic Ministers represent Christ, manifest faith and charity of love, prayers, and blessings on behalf of the whole Community of St. John Vianney. We bring the Eucharist, prayer, and provide a friendly visit with spiritual support. Once a year we sponsor the Mass of the Anointing of the Sick and provide a beautiful  luncheon for those who attend the Mass.

Cancer CAREpoint

Cancer CAREpoint – East San Jose Outreach Cancer CAREpoint is dedicated to transforming support for cancer patients, families and caregivers in Silicon Valley through personalized, one-on-one Counseling, Assistance, Resources and Education. Read more>>           Español>>

VILLAGE HOUSE

Village House Outreach Program is returning to St. John Viannney Parish August 1st 2018 thru September 5th 2018.
Village House is a faith collaboration of many churches for medically fragile homeless, woman who can’t otherwise make it on the streets. We provide medical care, medications, social works a safe place to sleep, food, showers, job placement and an opportunity for a return to housing. We can use your help!, during their stay here at our Parish. Please contact Brian Lampson ph. (408) 890-9612 e-mail  blampson@coastcounties.com or Liz Lampson ph. 408-310-2995 e-mail  lizlampson@outlook.com   you can help us plan by coming to our meetings at the church every six weeks to plan their stay. You can do laundry during the month, provide a sit down meal for 25 people, come wash dishes, sit and listen to our guest, watch over our ladies overnight, so many easy ways to help out and have lots of fun too, everyone is welcome! Come be part of our Village! For more information go to https://www.villagehousesccca.com/ while there go to at the top of the page (overnight shelters),  scroll down to our parish  click on to Picturelook over all the jobs we have to offer, fine one that fits you best and sign up it’s that simple. All the information you need is there. (come be a part of your Village!)

 

 


PACT (People Acting in Community Together) LOC (Local Organizing Committee)

As we work to fulfill our vision of ending racial and economic inequalities, we affirm our commitment to creating a shared prosperity with dignity and respect for all. We are committed to creating an inclusive organization that welcomes people of different races, faiths, cultures, languages, gender identities, sexual orientation, health, age, socio economic and immigration status to fully participate in our work for economic and racial justice. We dedicate ourselves to having honest and even difficult dialogues to deepen our relationships and our understanding and acceptance of each other in our multi-faith, multi-racial organization. PACT’s actions to strengthen inclusion include:

providing translation and interpretation reducing potential economic barriers to participation (in special training and meetings) striving to meet in spaces that are physically accessible actively interrupting any form of disrespect sometimes, “agreeing to disagree” without judging or blaming providing training and opportunities for dialogue and learning on racial and economic equity, LBGBTQI inclusion, etc. investing in each other to both work with best intentions as well as learn from misunderstandings and to deepen our individual, collective and organizational understanding of and commitment to inclusion.

St. John Vianney LOC (Local Organizing Committee) / PACT. As a social justice group, we listen and work on the concerns of the community. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm at the Alum Rock Youth Center. We will not meet in December and will resume meetings beginning in January.Also,

Our Friday Night Walks are on hiatus for the winter.  We plan to begin walking next year, April 14, 2017, Good Friday, 7:00 pm, meeting in from the SJV School

PACT website

St. Vincent de Paul

Our conference at St. John Vianney parish is dedicated to serving the needs of the poor in our neighborhoods. We have a help line where people can call us to request help with emergency food, PG&E bills, water bills and other needs. 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM in the school. The demands for our services are greater than ever! Please consider regular donations of non-perishable foods, or money, to help us help our neighbors in need. St. Vincent de Paul Santa Clara County

Need more ideas on how to make the world a better place?

Try supporting these great organizations! Catholic Relief Services     crs Campaign for Human Development   cchd11 JustFaith Ministries   justfaithlogo copy
*For more information and who to contact for each ministry, please visit the Ministries Page and download the current Ministries Catalog.