Upcoming events

To contact the parish office for more information about any of the events listed below,  click here.

Tuesday, September 18th, Faith Formation classes begin for elementary, middle school and First Communion preparation:  Registrations are still being accepted - contact Bobbi at 360.573.3325, ext. 206 or saclife@stjohnvancouver.org.  (High School and Confirmation classes have been on-going during the summer, but registrations are still being accepted!)

Sunday, September 23rd, St. Pio Prayer Service/Rosary:  Join us for prayer, including recitation of the rosary, as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of St. Pio receiving the stigmata Sunday, September 23, is 50 years since the day he went home to our Lord.

Thursday, September 27th, Funeral Planning Workshop:  SAVE THE DATE!  Recognizing that the goal of our lives is eternal life with God, preparation for death is an essential part of life for a Christian. The need exists for advance planning of burial and funeral rites.  Death marks the end of our stewardship on earth and the beginning of eternal life. Talking about death is never easy, but discussion and pre‑planning can eliminate stress and confusion and assist your grieving family and friends.  We invite you to attend this workshop that will provide you with important information as you consider pre-planning decisions. Consider this: There are at least 50 decisions that need to be made at the time of a death. Some of these decisions cannot be made in advance. But funeral and burial arrangements can be made in advance. By doing so, you alleviate the burden on your survivors at a very stressful time.  It is a great gift that you give your family by making these decisions well in advance.  Watch for upcoming bulletin notices, email blasts and website updates:  two workshops will be available this day.

Saturday, September 29th, Friends of the Poor Walk:  An annual fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul.  To join Team St. John, contact Tim at 360.573.7199.

Sunday, October 14th, Bible Bingo:  SAVE THE DATE!  We are excited to announce the same folks responsible for the hilarious "Late Night Catechism" will be bringing "Bible Bingo" to St. John for a late afternoon performance.  This is not to be missed!  Watch the website and future bulletins for more information 

Sunday, November 4th, 150th Anniversary Mass and Dinner:  Join Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain, D.D., S.T.L., Archbishop of Seattle, Father Tom Belleque, pastor, and parishioners as we celebrate with prayer and thanksgiving the many blessings bestowed upon our faith community over the past 150 years!  Following the special Sunday Mass at 3pm, we will continue the celebration at the Heathman Lodge with an equally special dinner and program.  Times and details for dinner tickets pending.

Friday, November 9th, Concert to Benefit WHO:  Returning after a year hiatus, this evening of song by volunteers of the St. John choirs will financially help the Council for the Homeless as it coordinates another season of offering a warm shelter during the coldest months.  More details coming soon.

Saturday, November 10th, Holiday Bazaar:  This annual fundraiser will be held in Vogel Hall.  For more information, call Judi at 360.666.6025.