Octave Feast Day of Easter

Sunday, April 28th

2:30 – 3:30

Easter is the greatest Feast of the whole Church.  Did you know that it is celebrated for a whole 8 days? The Octave celebration of Easter culminates on the following Sunday that we also call Divine Mercy Sunday.

Come and celebrate the love and mercy of the risen Lord as we adore the Eucharistic Lord of Lords in an hour of prayer and song.   Join us from 2:30 to 3:30 at St. John Vianney as we offer this hour to the King of Mercy.

Don’t forget that the Novena to the Divine Mercy Begins on Good Friday.  Don’t miss the opportunity to enter into prayer over these 9 Days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday.  It is a powerful Novena of prayers to beg the Lord for Graces and Meditate on the immensity of His boundless Mercy.

Remember too that Jesus waits in the Confessional to pour out a flood of mercy and grace.  If you are a regular penitent or haven’t been in 50 years, Jesus is waiting with open arms! Go and receive His mercy!


Got QuestionsTry ALPHA

What is ALPHA?  Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. 

Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

First up there’s food.  Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

Then a talk.  The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Followed by discussion.  Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Alpha will begin at St. John Vianney on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall.  For more details and registration, contact Marty Best at mbest@stjohnvianney.net, or (616) 724-3132.








That Man is You! has started back up at St. John Vianney!

Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God?  Be a better husband? Become a more loving father?  Build friendships with other like-minded men? Seek to be the best man you can be?

Then Come Join That Man is You!

Wednesday Mornings at 6:00 AM in the Village Hall.

The format is simple: Breakfast and conversation 6-6:15 AM;  Watch a short video 6:20-6:50 AM;  Small group discussion 6:50-7:30 AM.  We dismiss promptly at 7:30 AM.

There is a registration table in the gathering area of church, or you may contact Marty Best at the parish office (phone: 724-3132 and email: mbest@stjohnvianney.net)


Week Date Time Location Topic
14 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall With Great Desire
15 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall A Greater Love
16 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall The Power of Love and Joy
17 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall The Journey to Nazareth
18 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall Step 1: Honor Your Wedding Vows
19 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall Step 2: Use Money for Others
20 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall Step 3: Give Some of Your Time to God
21 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall Step 4: Set Your Mind on the Things Above
22 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall Step 5: Find God in Yourself
23 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall Step 6: Find God in Other People
24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall Step 7: Practice Superabundant Mercy
25 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall The Descent to Nazareth
26 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6-7:30 AM Village Hall Apostles of a New Springtime


The recordings of the 2017 Advent Parish Mission with Jon Leonetti are available here:

Evening 1 – 12/10/17

Evening 2 – 12/11/17

Evening 3 – 12/12/17