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Welcome to Our Website! 

Welcome to our website!  And thank you for taking the time to join us for an ongoing exploration of  the message on our new banner on the back of our church: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” The  more…

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World Day of the Poor – Pope Francis

Pope Francis challenges us not to simply “embrace” the poor and “give them alms”, but to stay with them, and by doing, further a culture of encounter contrary to the dominant culture of use and neglect. As a part of this  more…

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Sunday Centering Prayer

If you would like to take a big step on your journey to a deeper spirituality, consider practicing Centering Prayer. This form of meditation in the Christian tradition is a simple practice of sitting quietly and being open to the  more…

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New Site for Banner Magnets

St. V has set up an online shop with CafePress where individuals can purchase a St. V magnet and have it shipped directly to them. If your desire for St. V swag transcends magnets, we also have these designs on tote bags,  more…

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Vigil 2017 Hour Four: On the Way

The “Least Likely” Are Called to the Work of God Anne Maura English Every Easter Vigil includes the Exodus story and within that Moses is the human actor front and center. And this is as it should be. The deliverance  more…

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Vigil 2017 Hour Three: The Exodus

Reflections on the Exodus    Dennis Moore Let’s carefully consider the means or cause that God used to deliver Israel from destruction and how that relates to our deliverance from sin. Ultimately, it says freedom is most important then as well  more…

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St. V’s Easter Vigil 2017

St. Vincent’s all night Easter Vigil is a beautiful liturgy. All are welcome, yet many cannot partake. As John Chrysostom, in his fourth century Easter sermon, explained, when it comes to attendance at the Easter Vigil: If any have labored  more…

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Vigil 2017 Hour Two: Patriarchs and Matriarchs

Abraham & Melchizadek, Preparing the Way for Christ Brenda Wolf Smith The Amidah: Adonai   s’fatai  tiftach,   ufi    yagid   t’hilatecha. Baruch atah   Adonai,  Eloheinu   veilohei     avoteinu,   Elohei   Avraham,   E-lohei Yitzchak,  Veilohei   Yaakov,   Haeil    HaGadol    HaGibor   v’HaNorah,   Eil Elyon,     gomeil   chasadim   tovim,  more…

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Vigil 2017 Hour One: Creation

God’s Extravagant Creation Jack L. B. Gohn    Genesis 1: 1 – 2: 2      When God began to create heaven and earth—the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind  more…

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Voices of the Laity: Lent 2017

Who Am I? Audrey Rogers   March 8, 2017 Matthew 4:1-11 At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he  more…

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2014 Advent Reflections Booklet

Download our 2014 Advent Reflections Booklet.

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Columbarium Project & Survey

Have you made plans or given thought to where you would want to be laid to rest upon your death? Historically Christians have laid the dead to rest in churches where they are remembered and their remains are safeguarded. Burial  more…

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CNS Report on Homlessness

Several months ago Bob Roller of CNS came to St. Vincent’s to interview Fr. Dick, Deacon Ed and a few of our homeless residents and created this piece.  Read the article and see the video.

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