St. John Vianney Church now provides Online Giving—a convenient and
safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. When you
participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the
parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember to write a check
or stop by the ATM on Sundays!
The whole law is summed up in one saying: “You shall love your
neighbor as yourself.” Consider how you treat others,
particularly those you dislike or see as inferior. Think of a
particular person. Perhaps a neighbor or co-worker you find
particularly annoying. Recall the last time you encountered them
and what happened. Did you even speak to them? Now imagine the
same scene again but this time you encounter someone you really
care about and enjoy. Notice the differences in your behavior.
What are one or two simple, concrete things you could do to
treat the person you dislike in a more loving way? Put your
ideas into action and see what happens.
Lord, teach me to love myself well so that I may love others as
You have commanded.
THE WORDS OF POPE FRANCIS
“On the evening of Easter, Jesus appeared to the Apostles and
breathed on them His Spirit; on the morning of Pentecost the
outpouring occurred in a resounding way, like a wind which shook
the place the Apostles were in, filling their minds and hearts.
They received a new strength so great that they were able to
proclaim Christ’s Resurrection in different languages: “They
were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in
other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4).
Together with them was Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the first
disciple and the Mother of the nascent Church. With her peace
and her smile, she accompanied the joyful young Bride, the
Church of Jesus.”
“The world needs the fruits of the Holy Spirit: “love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
self-control” (Gal 5:22). The gift of the Holy Spirit has been
bestowed upon the Church and upon each one of us, so that we may
live lives of genuine faith and active charity, that we may sow
the seeds of reconciliation and peace. Strengthened by the
Spirit and His many gifts, may we be able, uncompromisingly, to
battle against sin and corruption, devoting ourselves with
patient perseverance to the works of justice and peace.”
We, the faith community of St. John Vianney, are called by God to be a
people of prayer, to live the Word, and to celebrate the Sacraments.
We commit ourselves to become a warm and welcoming community, reaching
out to others in need. By calling forth the varieties of gifts,
talents, and ministries, we seek to provide an open environment with
opportunities for all to grow in holiness and loving service.