Watch the recorded 4 p.m. Mass at St. Vincent's here.
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Update on Father John - Father John underwent a cardiac procedure to have stints put in on Wednesday, January 13 and has been home recuperating since Thursday. He is doing well but prayers are always welcome. Daily Mass is cancelled this week (January 18-22) as is Confession on Monday, January 25.
Mass Reservations - To conduct masses safely during the coronavirus pandemic weekend mass capacity is limited to 60 people per mass. Daily mass capacity is set at 10 people. There is no restriction on the number of masses you may attend. A reservation is required to attend all masses. Learn more and make your reservation online or call the parish office at 570-686-4545.
What is it like to attend mass now at St. Vincent's? - watch the video below.
January 18-25 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year's theme is “Abide in my love…you shall bear much fruit,” (John, 15) and is an opportunity to examine and renew our commitment to promote the unity that Our Lord desires.
January 19, 12:10 - Ecumenical Service of Prayer will be broadcast on Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton and made available on the Diocese of Scranton website and through Diocesan social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram). The Reverend Russell McDougall, C.S.C., rector of the Holy Cross Community at King’s College and former rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem will serve as homilist.
January 21-29 - 9 Days for Life Novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Sign up to receive each day's content.
January 25, 7:30 p.m. - Special rosary via Zoom for all those suffering with illness and loss during this time of isolation. All are welcome. Register to receive the Zoom connection information. Requests that have been submitted to our Prayer Request page will be read aloud prior to beginning the rosary.
January 28, 7:30 p.m. - The Diocese of Arlington will be offering a livestreamed Evening of Prayer from the Cathedral of St. Thomas More on Thursday, January 28 in place of their in-person rally in preparation for the January 29 March for Life. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and features Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Bishop Burbidge, a keynote by Ennie Hickman and music by Steve Angrisano. Join the livestream on YouTube on January 28. More information is available here.
Sharing the Sunday Readings (virtually) - is canceled until further notice
Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mondays from 7 - 8 p.m. in the chapel. Participants will wait in the area outside the parish office. Father will sanitize the chapel area after each person and notify the next person when he is ready. If you are not able to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation please refer to: Perfect Contrition and Plenary Indulgence
The chapel is open for personal prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon until 3 p.m. Access is only to the chapel where the Lord is sacramentally present. No more than ten people will be permitted at a time.
Online Liturgy of the Word for Children - held at 10 a.m. each Sunday via Zoom video conference. Sign up here to receive the meeting invite.
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. Thanks for your generosity.
Sponsor a Senior - Pike County Area Agency on Aging is requesting assistance with home delivered meals. Learn more about how you can help. Check out their monthly newsletter for all the latest information.
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4 p.m. - limited to 60 people
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - limited to 60 people
Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 a.m. online via Zoom
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. - limited to 10 people
Monday 7-8 p.m. in the Chapel or by appointment
Diocesan Annual Appeal
This year's theme is "Bound Together in Hope." More than 100 St. Vincent parishioners have generously made their commitments already, and for that we are most grateful. Through support of the Diocesan Annual Appeal, our local faith community is turning darkness into light and despair into hope. Check out the video below to see how your contribution assists others through a wide variety of ministries throughout the Diocese. We have received $34,520 in pledges and donations and have achieved almost 99% of our goal of $35,000! We need just $480 to reach our goal. For more information or to donate click here.
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.
Help St. Vincent's Weather the Storm
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.
- Sign up for online giving. WeShare makes the online experience simple and sustainable. WeShare FAQ.
- Place your offering in the stationary, secure box by the Baptismal font when you attend mass.
- Place your offering in the locked box on the wall near the parish office door.
- Mail your offertory donation to the parish office at 101 St. Vincent Dr., Milford, PA 18337-9672.