Altar serving is an excellent way to be closer to God and engaged with the Mass in a special way.
Servers assist at Mass and other liturgical events through the year such as weddings and funerals.
They prayerfully participate and help the priest. While being an example for all people, young and old.
Those interested must be in fourth grade or older and have made their First Holy Communion.
Please complete the attached application and return it to the parish office, or in the collection box.
Training sessions begin in September and will take place in the church from 3:15–4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Britt at 360.1147, ext. 245, or EMAIL
We look forward to having you in this special ministry.
ART & ENVIRONMENT
ART AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
The Art and Environment Ministry decorates the church throughout the year. In particular, during the Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter seasons, when there is much to do. Volunteers are always needed to decorate our church in celebration of Our Lord. No experience necessary.
To volunteer, or for more information, please contact the parish office at 727.360.1147.
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Casting Nets Ministry
Our Father while holding hands? Is purgatory a bad thing?
Why do we pray for the dead?
How do I share, defend and live my faith even when people question me?
All are invited to our new apologetic series, featuring Q & A with Fr. Blum.
Beachside Catechism meets every First Friday for a relaxed time of
fellowship with discussion led by Fr. Blum.
Our format is simple: bring a lawn chair, blanket, snack and beverage and gather around. Questions written anonymously about our faith for Fr. Blum can be dropped
in the box located in the narthex of the church. Each month questions will be drawn
out and answered in no particular order. Be sure to get your questions in the box this weekend! Hope to see you there!
WALKING WITH MARY
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Walking with Mary
Thursday, March 14th
Meet at the Treasure Island Sunset Vista Park Pavilion at 6:15 pm.
Parking is available for a small fee at the public lot across the street from the 7-11
and in front of Caddy's on the Beach. The Pavilion is located about a mile from St. Johns. Head west on Blind Pass Road, the pavilion is on the beach where Sunset Beach and Treasure Island meet.
Wear your walking shoes, bring your rosary and join us for a beautiful sunset as Fr Blum leads us in the Luminous Mysteries!
Questions? Contact castingnets4Him@gmail.com, or call 727.360.1147.
Casting Nets offers an opportunity for each person to deepen their relationship with Jesus and one another through study and events.
• Destination Rosary (Walking with Mary)
• Beachside Catechism
• Forming Intentional Disciples Conference
• Stations of the Cross on the Beach
• Pentecost Holy Hour
• Candlelight Rosary and Holy Hour
• Rosary Coast to Coast
• Hearts Afire Program
o 33 Days to Morning Glory
o Consoling the Heart of Jesus
o The One Thing is Three
o 33 Days to Merciful Love
• Scott Hahn
o Rome Sweet Rome
o The Lamb’s Supper
• Vinny Flynn
o Seven Secrets of Confession
o Seven Secrets of Eucharist
o Seven Secrets of Divine Mercy
• Fr. John Riccardo
o Heaven Starts Now
• Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen
o Into Your Hands Father
• Peter Kreeft
o Fundamentals of Faith
o How to Be Holy
• A Lent to Remember
• The Wild Goose
• Divine Mercy the Second Greatest Story Ever Told
For more information, contact the parish office at 360.1147 or email castingnets4Him@gmail.com.
CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH
Christ Renews His Parish (C.R.H.P.) is a spiritual process which brings women of St. John’s Parish together to experience renewal, spiritual growth and Christian community in the environment of the parish. This process emphasizes the need for daily prayer, scripture reading and sharing in community for one’s spiritual growth to take root and blossom.
In 2018, C.R.H.P. celebrated 35 years of continuous ministry at St. John Vianney. Currently there are women’s retreats held in the spring and fall. Retreats are another means for us to grow close to the Lord and they are an excellent opportunity to meet other parishioners and to become an active part of the parish.
Any woman who has previously attended C.R.H.P. retreat, or a Cursillo, is invited to join the existing team in formation. A new formation process begins after each retreat.
Meetings are Thursday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. in the St. Clare Room at the Vianney Center, located on the corner of Blind Pass Rd. and 82nd Avenue.
Women's Retreat PDF
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & READERS
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & READERS
Please consider enjoying this wonderful opportunity to deepen your faith and share the bond of service with other parishioners. Put your faith in action, while enhancing your experience at Mass and enriching your spiritual life.
Eucharistic Ministers have the honor of distributing the Precious Body and Blood of Christ in Holy Communion. Eucharistic Ministers are needed at all Masses, but especially the 7 & 11:30 a.m. Sunday services.
Readers proclaim the Word and must be comfortable in front of a group, articulate
and at ease with a microphone. Readers are needed at all Masses, especially the
4 p.m. and 7 & 8:30 a.m. Masses.
For all ministries, you must be a registered parishioner for 6 months.
Completed forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed or dropped off to the parish office or placed in the collection basket.
If you have questions, please call 727.360.1147, ext. 245 or email email@example.com.
FISH FRY Every Friday during Lent, March 8th thru April 12th, 4:30–6:45 p.m.
St. John Vianney Parish has a fish fry throughout the season of Lent. Starting with the Friday after Ash Wednesday, and for each succeeding Friday except Good Friday, we gather in Msgr. Trainor Parish Hall to celebrate fellowship. Not only does this allow us to meet other members of our parish but it opens our doors to our neighbors and friends. Simply put, it gives us a way to “join together for a meal.”
If you would like to volunteer, or for more information,
please contact Joanne Tomassi at 360.1147, ext. 202.
Fried or Baked Fish
French Fries, Cole Slaw & Hush Puppies
Choice of Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink
Choice of dessert
Hungry Man (Includes Larger Portions): $12
Children 6–12: $5 or 5 & Under: Free
Baked Cheese Ravioli
French Fries & Cole Slaw
Choice of Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink
Choice of dessert
Children 6–12: $5 or 5 & Under: Free
Cheese Pizza Dinner
Pizza, French Fries and Cole Slaw
Choice of Soft Drink
Choice of Dessert
Regular (Includes 2 Slices): $8
Children (Includes 1 Slice): $5
Children 5 & Under: Free
Beer and wine are available.
You must be 21 or older to be served.
Donations are gratefully accepted.
For those who wish to dine at home, carry-out is available.
We are happy that you chose to have your wedding at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. We are committed to making your wedding day memorable and prayerful for all. Research has shown that the most helpful marriage preparation involves at combination of clergy, parish staff and lay couples.
Please contact Alice Siepak at 727.360.1147, ext. 227 to schedule your wedding and she will provide more details about our marriage preparation process.
The grace of the sacrament of Matrimony 1641
By reason of their state in life and of their order, [Christian spouses] have their own special gifts in the People of God.147 This grace proper to the sacrament of Matrimony is intended to perfect the couple's love and to strengthen their indissoluble unity. By this grace they "help one another to attain holiness in their married life and in welcoming and educating their children.148.
St. John Vianney Catholic Church offers quarterly marriage enrichment seminars
The Quarterly Marriage Enrichment Seminars will look at challenges that married couples face in their efforts to maintain healthy, committed, Christian marriages in a culture that provides few supports for such a commitment. (Fr. John Blum, Pastor)
For more information, please contact Deacon Joe Grote at 727.360.1147, ext. 203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every family is faced with difficulties at one time or another. If you would like counseling, please contact any one of the follow ministries for help:
Troubled Marriages, contact Jeanne Botz with the Retrouvaille Program at 727.848.3283 or visit their website
Freedom from Pornography, visit their website
Annulments, visit their website and/or contact Alice Siepak at 360.1147, ext. 227
Divorce, visit their website
Healing from divorce, visit their website
Bereavement, contact Sr. Elizabeth Moran at 360.1147, ext. 223
Join our team and enjoy a quiet and peaceful time with the Lord and create new friendships along the way. Martha's Helpers focus on the many behind the scenes tasks that need to be done to make our church shinning, organized and welcoming to all.
We do everything from dusting statues, the confessionals and the sacristy area to cleaning votive candle stands, wash kneelers and cry room. Martha's Helpers are responsible for making the church glow by polishing the tabernacle, altar candle holders, baptismal font, water plants and the upkeep fresh flower arrangements. We make sure holy water fonts are clean and sanitized.
Martha's Helpers Ministry is always looking for new volunteers, please feel free to stop by one of our meetings, Mondays at 11:00 - 1:00.
Contact Cristina Brand at EMAIL email@example.comL, or text/call 914.589.5889.
PINELLAS HOPE MEAL MINISTRY
PINELLAS HOPE MEAL MINISTRY
Pinellas Hope started in 2007 as an effort to help the homeless population in Pinellas County. It began as a tent city and has since added sleeping cottages and one bedroom efficiency apartments. One of the primary goals of Pinellas Hope is to work with the residents so that they can re-enter the workforce and community. They do that by providing medical, educational and financial assistance, counseling and workforce development and training. While the property does have a kitchen, it does not have cooking capacity. Therefore, they are dependent on the community to provide food and meals to the residents.
St. John Vianney has committed, through this ministry, to provide one hot, balanced meal to Pinellas Hope each month. Our ministry picks up food donations from local restaurants, cooks the food, transports the food to Pinellas Hope and serves it to the residents.
We have a need for volunteers to help with this process each month, so if you love food and you love serving the Lord and these beautiful people of God, then we would love to have you join this wonderful ministry.
For more information or to join our ministry, contact Sharon Rhoads at 727.409.5435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 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."
The mission of the Respect Life group is to foster an understanding of the sacredness of human life in all its dimensions. As Catholics, we respect life from conception to the moment of natural death. We believe all life is God-given and precious, even the lives of those on death row.
St. John Vianney Parish, in partnership with our Diocese of St. Petersburg, and in solidarity with dioceses throughout our nation and beyond, is an active participant in 40 Days for Life. This is a wonderful pro-life initiative that is modeled after the 40 days of the Lenten season. For more information on 40 Days for Life visit, https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/st-petersburg/.
The condition for the survival of America is to respect every human person, especially the weakest and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn. (Pope John Paul II)
For more information on the Respect Life ministry, contact the parish office at 727.360.1147.
SJV MOMS MINISTRY
Activities for mommas of any age & stage
Moms’ Night Out
Once-a-month momma’s only gathering where we grow deeper in friendship and fun.
Great way to meet other moms and tryout new local spots.
Mommy & Me Playgroup
Are you a momma with a little one at home?
Then, this is the group for you!
Weekly playdates with other mommas and children.
Coffee & Conversation
Weekly prayerful Momma meet-up on Wednesday mornings from 9:30–11 a.m. in the Parish Office.
Get involved! We are excited to meet and share!
ST. VINCENT de PAUL MINISTRY
The objective of the St. Vincent de Paul society is to spiritually and physically help the poor. The mission of St. John’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference is the mission of the Society; to join-together in a bond of friendship and to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those in need.
Volunteer work in our parish Conference consists of primary case work. The members interview those in need to see how to best help them with their needs—clothing, food, furniture and referrals to other organizations. The St. Vincent de Paul office is staffed by volunteers Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, as well as maintaining a 24-hour Hotline.
Our Parish Conference is fully supported by the people of St. John’s—through the Poor Boxes, the third Sunday of the Month Food Drive (given to the homeless and to others who have difficulty obtaining food) and our Car Donation Program.
For assistance, please call 727.360.1147, ext. 102. We check our voicemail throughout the day. If we are not available when you call, please leave a message; we will return it.
If you are interested in joining our ministry, or would like more information, please call Bob Salerno at 727.360.1147, ext. 102 or email email@example.com.
We must hurry to the aid of those in spiritual need as we hurry to put out a fire.
—St. Vincent de Paul
FOOD SUNDAY— 3RD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
The people of St. John’s Parish are, and have been, very generous on Food Sunday. The food you donate is given to the homeless and to others who have difficulty obtaining food. Some have cooking facilities, and some do not; therefore, we need food that can be eaten right out of the container and food that requires cooking.
• Small jars of peanut butter
• Small jars of jelly
• Spaghetti noodles and spaghetti sauce (in cans)
• Canned meats, such as: Spam, corned beef, ham, Vienna sausage & chicken
• Canned fruit
• Canned soups, the heartier the better
• Canned ravioli and other similar foods
• Macaroni and cheese
• Tuna fish, canned fish of other kinds
• Boxed milk ready to use
• Juice in cans, large and small
• Coffee and tea
• Cereal & cereal bars
Some toiletry suggestions are:
• Hand soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes and deodorant, toilet paper & shampoo
The ushers of St. John’s welcome and assist parishioners and visitors who come to our parish services. During Mass, they collect the tithe and direct and help the faithful during communion. The ushers also support our parish school by conducting fundraising events each year. Both men and women are invited to join us.
If you would like to become an usher, please contact Lou Abate or Michael Reilly listed below.
• Arrive 45 minutes to an hour prior to scheduled Mass (4-8 ushers per Mass)
• Setting-up prior to Mass
o Organize books
o Place collection baskets in appropriate areas
o Prepare collection bags and log book
• Captain makes assignments
• Greet and assist seating parishioners
• 1-2 collections
• Assist in Communion service
• Distribute bulletins after Mass
• Prepare church for following Masses
• Be aware and assist in any issues or problems that arise during Mass
• President, Lou Abate, 727.864.6280, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Vice President, Michael Reilly 614.917.8744, email@example.com
• Treasurer, Albert Calabrese firstname.lastname@example.org
• Secretary, Gerald Kubick email@example.com
• Saturday Masses
o 4 p.m.—Bob Salerno firstname.lastname@example.org
o 5:30 p.m.—Ed Cooke email@example.com
• Sunday Masses
o 7 a.m.—George Carucci firstname.lastname@example.org
o 8:30 a.m.—C.J. Johnson email@example.com
o 10 a.m. —Ed Tammany firstname.lastname@example.org
o 11:30 a.m. —John Trusheim email@example.com
First Monday of the month, September through May.
Please click on the ministry you are interested in. Thank you.