Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Mass on Saturday, October 19, at 5 PM, and Sunday, October 20, at 10 AM.

Volunteer Help Needed:  Please help move tables and chairs on Monday, October 21, at 6 PM. We will be setting up the hall for the Arts & Craft Show.

Annual Rosary Devotion with Mary:  The Altoona-Johnstown Curia of the Legion of Mary cordially invites you to attend our Annual Rosary Devotion with Mary on Sunday, October 20, at 3 PM at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church.

Religious Education (CCD):   Please note: there will be no CCD classes on Sunday, October 27, because the Parish Arts & Crafts Show will be happening. Classes normally meet each Sunday in the parish hall beginning at 8:30 AM.  If you are new to the parish and need to register your child or if you have any Religious Education questions, please call Karen Whited at 322-4970.

Arts & Crafts Show:  Our popular Parish Arts & Crafts Show will be on Saturday, October 26 from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, October 27 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Food will be served through both days. If you would like to rent a table space to sell your Arts & Crafts, please contact Connie Meyers (241-4008) for an application. All spaces are open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Knights of Columbus:  Members and their wives will be meeting for a meal on Sunday, October 27, at 4 PM at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House in Ebensburg, 4343 Admiral Peary Highway.

Welcome to Our New Parish Secretary:  Father Draper is pleased to announce that Pat Penrose has assumed duties as our parish secretary. “Welcome, Pat, from all the parishioners of St. John Vianney Parish.”

Interfaith Community Food Pantry:  The Pantry is holding its Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in order to assist needy families of the Jackson Township and Blacklick Valley areas. We have placed large brown bags on the tables at the entrances to the church. On the front of the bag is a list of grocery items that the Food Pantry would like to be donated. All the items are fairly inexpensive, but they are an integral part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Please take a bag and fill it with desired items. If you can’t fill a complete bag, simply bring an item or two to the church, and Pantry Volunteers will pack those with the completed bags. The food bags will be picked up each Monday at the church, September 29 through October 27. Monetary contributions are also being accepted. Many thanks!

RCIA:  The RCIA program guides adults into the Catholic Faith. This process is ideal for the person who has not been baptized, has been baptized in other denominations, or is currently a Catholic who is seeking the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist or Confirmation or both. Please contact Deacon Buige for further information about our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program.

Diocese’s New On-Line E-Newspaper:  We encourage you to sign up to receive the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown’s new on-line newspaper called: Proclaim!  The Good News of Altoona-Johnstown. The newsletter offers current news, information, and commentary from our diocese. It includes happenings at local parishes and schools. To sign-up, please go to:  proclaim.dioceseaj.org. There you will find a form to sign up for regular e-mail updates which will be delivered to your inbox.

General Committee for Fundraisers:  At the recent combined Finance & Parish Councils meeting, it was decided to form a committee to help with fundraisers for the parish. Committee members will gather suggestions from parishioners, and also seek volunteers to assist with various fundraising projects. Please help us by giving our committee members your suggestions for the finances of our parish. Members of the committee are:
Lynn Birk     322-4102
Stan Fisher     322-4415
Eugene Gorman    322-4850
Doreen Svencer     241-9317

Our Former Pastors:  Father Andrew Stanko and Father Paul Robine are both residents now at Garvey Manor in Altoona. The address, if you should wish to send a greeting or card, is:  Garvey Manor, 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA  16648.

St John Vianney Parish Calendar October-2019

Stained glass window of Saint John Vianney preaching