Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass: 4 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word for Children offered at the 11:15 Mass

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m.

Reconciliation:
1st Monday of the month 7 p.m. all other Mondays, 4 p.m. in Chapel or by appointment

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Father John is Retiring - Father's last Masses will be celebrated on March 31, Easter Sunday.  Please see the letter from Bishop Bambera regarding future changes affecting St. Vincent's parish.  These changes are in line with the Diocese's Vision 2030 document

What's Next?  - The priests of the Diocese of Scranton will be notified of the impending linkage of the three parishes, with a description of each parish.  All active priests will be given the opportunity to apply to become the pastor of this new linkage.  Usually a week or two is given so that any interested priests may apply for the position of pastor of the linkage.  After those who are interested submit their applications, the Priests Personnel Board of the Diocese will consider those interested and make a recommendation to Bishop Bambera, who in turn will make the assignment.

During this time of preparation for the linkage to become a reality, a Transition Team from each of the parishes will be formed and will meet with pastors and the Parish Life Planning Team from the Diocese of Scranton, to determine how this linkage will take shape.  For more details, see Father John's February 11 Pastor's Corner.

March 2, 5:00 -7:00 p.m. and March 3, 12:-15 - 2:15 p.m. Retirement Gatherings for Father John - Opportunity to thank Father John and wish him well in his retirement.  Cocktails and light refreshments.  Please RSVP by completing the bulletin insert and dropping it in the box in the narthex or call the parish office (570-686-4545.)  Deadline February 27

Traveling Chalice Program for Vocations - Each week at the end of Mass, a family will be presented with the traveling chalice to take home.  During the week the family prays for an increase and perseverance of vocations.  The following Sunday the chalice is returned and given to another family.  Any number of people (including one) is considered a family.  If interested in participating, please contact the parish office at 570-686-4545.

Lent Activities:
 
Fasting and Abstinence:  
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence.  In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.  The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59.  When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.  The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding for all those age 14 onwards.
 
Soup and Stations of the Cross - Fridays of Lent - a simple meal of soup, salad or sandwich (no dessert) will be served at 5:30 in the parish hall followed by the deacons leading the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. in the church.
 
The Light Is On For You - the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in the chapel each Monday of Lent from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
 
Living the Eucharist - Small groups will be meeting during Lent after the 8:30 Mass.  This dynamic program will help you connect the celebration of the Eucharist more closely with the mission of Jesus Christ and the Church, and inspire you to live more intentionally as a missionary disciple of Jesus during the week. For more information and to register to participate in this valuable experience, please call the Parish Office (570-686-4545.)
 
March 6 - Holy Hour with Bishop Bambera at St. John Neumann Parish, Lords Valley.  The Holy Hour will include exposition of the Blessed Sacament, Vespers and a homily on the the Most Holy Eucharist.
 
March 10, 9 - 11 a.m. - Breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in the parish hall.  Join fellow parishioners for a full hot breakfast. Cost $5/person, maximum $20/family.  Faith formation students and their teachers will also be joining this breakfast, and they will eat for free.
 
March 13, 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Lenten Day of Eucharistic Exposition and Holy Hour.  The Eucharistic Jesus will be exposed on the main altar at 9:30 a.m. and will remain there for prayer and adoration throughout the day until a Holy Hour of Prayer at 7:00 p.m.
 
March 14, 4 p.m. - Learn about the Saint John Bosco at the next Stellar Saints presentation via Zoom.  Register to receive the connection information.
 
March 16 and 17 - Stitchers and Crafters Spring sale in the parish hall.  Many new craft items, Easter gifts for all, baked goods, basket raffles, 50/50.  Saturday 2-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Proceeds benefit the Sharing Fund.  Free coffee, tea and refreshments.
 
April 13 - Night at the Races in the parish hall, doors open at 5 p.m., races start at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets and horses will be sold after masses in the near future.  More information to come. 

Office Hours

Monday & Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(570) 686-4545
[email protected]

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Ongoing Parish Activities

Sharing the Sunday Readings, Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - Meetings are via Zoom.  You can participate from the comfort of your kitchen table and p.j.s.  The upcoming Sunday scriptures are read and discussion follows on how they impact our lives today, how they give us guidance and direction, and help us to prepare for Mass by becoming familiar with The Word of God.  You can join us any Tuesday you are able, and can participate as much or as little as you wish.  Come and bring your wisdom to our group and become part of our family. For more information please email Diane Quintiliani 

In-Person Coffee Hour, after 8:30 Sunday Mass - Reconnect with other parish members with coffee, tea, baked goods and fellowship.  Held in the parish hall each Sunday.

Loaves and Fishes Gift Cards - available for purchase in the narthex before and after all weekend Masses.  The profit made in sales helps aid the parish in meeting its budget.  Cash or check only.  More information is available here.

Faith Formation Preschool - for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds held in the parish hall during Faith Formation class time, Sundays 9:45 -11 a.m.  Bible stories, crafts and learning about Jesus.  Parents must remain in the hall.

Knights of Columbus Breakfast - second Sunday of each month, 9 - 11 a.m. in the parish hall.  Join fellow parishioners for a full hot breakfast. Cost $5/person, maximum $20/family.    

Stellar Saints - 2nd Thursday of each month.  Learn some interesting tidbits about some of the lesser-known saints. The sessions will be available through Zoom.  Register to receive the connection information. 

Need Help with Rent or Utilities? - Check out the Pike County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The chapel is available for personal prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon until 3 p.m.  Please stop by the office for access to the chapel where the Lord is sacramentally present.  

Pray the Rosary - every Wednesday at 7:30 via Zoom.  More information and registration.

Virtual Coffee Hour - reconnect with fellow St. Vincent's parishioners via Zoom - each Saturday at 10:30 a.m.   Learn more.

Submit a Prayer Request online and let the St. Vincent de Paul Prayer Warriors lift up your intention.  Please no political requests.  They will not be posted.  See current prayer submissions.  If you have an iOS or Android device you can be notified of new prayer requests.  Learn more.

Food Pantry Donations - Items for the Blooming Grove Food Pantry at St. John Neumann Church (705 Route 739) can be dropped off directly at St. John's in the bins to the right as you enter the church or in the wooden bin in the narthex at St. Vincent's.  Thanks for your generosity.  

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Grow+Go content is designed to help parishioners understand what it means to be an evangelizing disciple of Christ.  Using the Sunday Scriptures as the basis for reflection, Grow+Go offers insight into how we can all more fully GROW as disciples and then GO evangelize, fulfilling Christ's Great Commission to "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)  The concept behind the weekly series is to make discipleship and evangelization simple, concrete and relatable.  Look for Grow+Go on our parish website, Facebook and St. Vincent's Updates weekly email. 

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Thank you to everyone who has continued to support our parish financially.  We know that everyone is experiencing tough times because of what is going on in our country and world.  The sacrifice you continue to make is deeply appreciated.  If you are unable to assist us financially at this time, please keep us in your prayers. 

If at all possible, we are asking you to continue to make your weekly or monthly offerings through one of the many methods we offer. 
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  • Mail your offertory donation to the parish office at 101 St. Vincent Dr., Milford, PA 18337-9672.
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