Summer 2019 - A letter from Fr. Jim
Greetings, Parents and Families!
The catechetical staff and I invite your family to take advantage of the many faith formation opportunities at Saint John Vianney for the 2019-20 school year.
This year, our registration process for all programs will be available online, accessible via our parish website: www.sjvbett.org. As you begin this process, I would like to remind you that the indispensable way to hand on the gift of faith to your children is through your family’s active celebration at Sunday Eucharist.
One of the principles of the Second Vatican Council is that faith is formed through active participation of the Eucharist. We are fed through Word and Sacrament, then sent forth from the Mass on a mission–to build up God’s way of life in our families, our community, and ultimately, our world. As we celebrate Eucharist the following Sunday, we bring what we have offered to God the previous week and ask that it be blessed. That’s part of what the bread and wine symbolize during the offertory procession. The cycle continues week after week as we grow in the gift of faith.
With that in mind, we offer many related ways for your family to grow in faith, including:
May the Holy Spirit bless all of us as we continue to grow in the gift of faith at Saint John Vianney.