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Results of Holy Week Liturgy Survey

  This year for Holy Week, our community made made some changes and adjustments in our liturgies from past years. Some were by necessity (i.e. using multi-purpose worship spaces!).  All were planned with care, and achieved through the work of  more…

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Jonestown Neighborhood Clean-Up

On Saturday, June 16 from 9 AM-12PM, St. V’s Green Team in organizing a clean-up for the neighborhood around our spiritual home. It will be an opportunity to forge connections with our Jonestown neighbors. It is scheduled the weekend before  more…

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Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Lori

Archbishop Lori has written a Pastoral Letter titled The Enduring Power of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Principals of Nonviolence. The Archbishop sees the letter as a pastoral tool in parishes and a springboard for preaching about racism and Dr. King’s  more…

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Sign Up for St. V’s Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter! Weekly issues feature news about St. Vincent, communications from staff, events at the parish, a reflection or prayer from Fr. Ray, and the readings for the upcoming Sunday.  If you wish to receive This  more…

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A Common Goal of Love

It is unusual to have Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, fall on February 14th, Valentine’s Day.  This conjunction of these two days may, at first sight, seem to be a bit odd.  I believe, with deeper reflection, there is  more…

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2017: A Time of Beginnings and Endings

This would be one way to describe 2017 at St. Vincent.  Through it all, our community has continued to thrive in our worship:  We’ve had baptisms, weddings, and funerals. We’ve come together for cherished, traditional events, like Seder, Easter Vigil,  more…

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Fr. Ray on Our Latest Banner

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…”  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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From the Pastor

Dear Family of St. Vincent de Paul, I am grateful for your assurance of prayer for my continuing recovery. And it is continuing: I am getting a little stronger every day and I fully expect to be well enough to  more…

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Shine On

Fitting these words on our banner (above) on the back of St. Vincent took some clever design work. For a sign meant to be read while waiting at stoplight 20 yards away, 13 words might as well be a James  more…

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St. V’s Year in Review

As 2016 winds down, radio and TV programs remind us it’s been eventful year in our country and our world. Here at St. Vincent this, our 175th year, has been a big one as well. What’s Happened? We began 2016  more…

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Another Anniversary at St. Vincent!

Our ministry The Resource Exchange (TRE) celebrates its fifth year of furnishing the homes of people who have experienced homelessness. More than 400 people have been helped through this joint program with Healthcare for the Homeless! Many thanks to all  more…

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Find Your Inner St. Vincent!

The theme for the parish’s Feast of St. Vincent celebration this year is “Find Your Inner St. Vincent!”  This slightly hippy-dippy theme statement might seem simplistic, even flighty, at first glance.  That is until you ask yourself what “finding your  more…

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God Is Living in Our Cities

Photo credit: Flickr/Let Ideas Compete The Pope said so. The quote is hanging on our wall. God is living in our cities. Really? Don’t the theologians say that God is everywhere? And if we were looking for someplace in particular  more…

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Breaking Bread With the Hungry

Every Friday for more than a decade, St. V in partnership with Our Lady of the Fields (OLF) parish has hosted a huge dinner for all comers in our undercroft. Usually aroud 200-300 people show up. OLF organizes the food,  more…

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Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love

This week Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation, which draws on the Synod of the Family in 2015. The document  is intended as “an aid to reflection, dialogue and pastoral practice, and as a help and encouragement to families in  more…

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“The Dung of the Devil”

Does that sound like something you once got punished for calling your little brother? Properly raised grown-ups refrain from even thinking language like that, much less using it. Unless you happen to be Pope.        In the most important speech (the  more…

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Pope Francis Takes On Climate Change (and a Lot More) In Latest Encyclical

Laudato Si is mediaeval Italian for “Praised be You.” It is also the title of the Hymn of Creation of St. Francis of Assisi. And it is now also the title of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment. The Pope  more…

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