| St. John Vianney celebrates 50 years
St. John Vianney Parish, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a parish in a Jubilee year that began on Aug. 1.
A number of special events are planned during the year. Jubilee events during the month of October are dedicated to Mary and organized by the parish's Filipino community, Men's Club and Knights of Columbus.
At 2 p.m. Oct. 4, there will be a Philippine devotion — Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Led by Sister Mary Peter, ASSF. Sister Mary Peter is director of religious education at St. Anne of the Sunset Parish in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. She has served as spiritual adviser of the Filipino Cursillo community in the Diocese of Oakland Women's Cursillo weekends since 2001. Fellowship begins at 1:30 p.m. in Mullen Commons (the parish hall).
At 10 a.m. Oct. 10, there will be a Mass in honor of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, followed by a procession led by the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard and recitation of the rosary. Fellowship follows in Mullen Commons.
At 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Mullen Commons, there will be a Filipino Heritage Night dinner dance, featuring traditional Filipino cuisine, Tradicion Rondalla Ensemble, Kariktan Dance Troupe and music by Dynamic DJ. $45 donation per person. Contacts: Eureka Casebolt, 925-673-0269, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Ron Armijo 925-945-0637, email email@example.com.
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