Be Open and Surprised by God

FinalSee what our pastor has to say about the banner outside St. Vincent in this reflection on these words from Pope Francis.

 

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Lent at St. Vincent

This is the Time of Fulfillment.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.called to Serve

The good news of Jesus Christ is not so much what happens to us but what must be done by us. Being Catholic needs to be what we do and how we act.
March 29 Palm Sunday
April 1 Tenebrae, 7:30 PM
April 2 Seder Dinner, 6 PM (tickets required)
April 2 Holy Thursday, Mass of the Last Supper, 8 PM
April 3 Children’s Good Friday Service, 3 PM
April 3 Good Friday Service, 7:30 PM
April 4 All-Night Easter Vigil, 9:30 PM

For a detailed description of any of these events, click here.

St. Vincent’s Lenten Theme and Prayer

Easter Sunday – April 5, 2015
Mass schedule:

  • 8:30 AM (earlier than on a typical Sunday) The Celebration of the Resurrection! Epistle and Gospel Readings, Homily, Liturgy of the Water and Liturgy of the Eucharist. Easter breakfast for all follows the service.
  • 11:45AM Mass in a celebration of the Easter miracle of the Resurrection

More: Easter at St. Vincent

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Good Friday Service for Children

Good Friday for kidsFor the second year in a row, St. Vincent  will offer a Good Friday service and devotional experience designed specifically for young families. This child-focused service will retell the Gospel of John following a Godly Play narrative that includes storytelling, music, art, prayer and contemplative walking – all combined to foster an age-appropriate recognition of Our Lord’s Passion.

The service offers a welcome opportunity for the families of St. Vincent de Paul, neighboring parishes and the local community to join in this aspect of Christ’s suffering during Holy Week. Godly Play, which forms the basis of the program, is a method rooted in Montessori principles offering children creative and imaginative approaches to Christian formation and spiritual guidance.

St. Vincent de Paul welcomes all families to join this devotional experience on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3 PM.

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Together Sharing Christ Now Available

TSC Cover Lent 2015The Lenten issue of Together Sharing Christ is now available.

We reflect on our Lenten Theme: This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand.  This issue includes Romero’s last homily, articles on Justice & Charity and the communal practice of penance, as well as reflections on going green, sandwiches in the park and Bob Wick’s retreat for St V.

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Our Lenten Book Discussion: Life on Mission

This year the Education and Enrichment Committee chose as our reading for Lent Life on Mission: God’s People Finding God’s Heart for the World by Evangelical pastor Tim Harlow. Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to share our faith. Yet when it comes to actually doing it, we get intimidated. Sharing our faith should be natural, easy—but it isn’t always. This book provides the skills to respond to the hurting and hungry people we know, showing us how to connect with and serve others in a way that opens their hearts to the Gospel. People who matter to God are all around us, and God has given us the incredible assignment of inviting them to come home. Life on Mission will inspire and equip us to do that.

Groups will gather for discussion of the book.  See the discussion questions that accompany the book to prepare for those group discussions.

To obtain a copy of the book, contact Chris McCullough at chrism@stvchurch.org.

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Parish Council Action on Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation

The Parish Council accepted the Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee and is explaining its decision in a letter to the parish.

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