Due to equipment issues the Mass at St. Vincent's will no longer be recorded. You can watch Daily and Saturday Vigil Mass each week at St. Peter's Catheral in Scranton.
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Bishop Encourages Masks - Bishop Joseph Bambera has sent a letter to all faithful with updated information regarding COVID-19 precautions. "While masks are not currently mandated in our parishes for the celebration of Mass, I am strongly recommending that all parishioners wear a mask while attending Mass, regardless of their vaccination status." Read the entire August 6 letter.
No Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons - the Diocese of Scranton will not provide support, written or otherwise, for individuals seeking an exemption from the vaccine on religious grounds. Read the full letter from Bishop Bambera.
The following COVID-19 precautions will continue:
- It is encouraged that the Sign of Peace be celebrated without physical contact.
- Distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended at this time.
Read the full June 28 guidelines here:
Bishop Bambera asks us to "Please continue to pray for a complete end to the pandemic, for all those who have died and for those who have lost loved ones, or have been negatively impacted."
Maintenance Position Available - Requires basic knowledge of plumbing and carpentry and familiarity with electrical skills. Ability to clear snow from steps and areas on the campus that the snow blower cannot reach. Contact Father John (570-686-4545) for more information or to apply.
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.
September 25 & 26 - Stitchers and Crafters Sale, Parish Hall. Saturday 2 - 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Beautiful handmade items, raffles, 50/50 and baked goods. Proceeds benefit the Sharing Fund which supports those in need in the community.
October 2, 11 a.m. - Memorial Mass for Ed Biehl, repast to follow in the parish hall.
October 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - The Tea Ladies for Mary invite you to share in the love of our Blessed Mother. The tea and presentation on contemplative living by Sister Mary Magdelene Sladika will take place in the parish hall. More information is available here.
October 9, noon - Rosary sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be prayed in the chapel. All are welcome.
Knights of Columbus looking for new members - The Knights have run an untold number of functions throughout the years to help the parish community. In the words of a past Grand Knight, “We make money so we can give it away.” Please consider joining this worthwhile ministry. More information available here.
Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mondays 7 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
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.
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.
Sharing the Sunday Readings (virtually) - Tuesdays at 6:30 via Zoom. More information and registration.
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.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Liturgy of the Word for Children offered at the 11:15 Mass
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m.
Monday 7 p.m. in the Chapel or by appointment
2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal
As we prepare to launch the 2021 Annual Appeal during these turbulent times that continue to test us, we must remember that the needs of the people whom our vital Diocesan ministries serve remain constant. In fact, as with last year, those needs continue to increase as uncertainty surrounds us due to the lingering pandemic.
While so many of our parishioners continue to experience economic hardships and other adversity, we are both humbled and grateful that so many others are eager to rise up to share their own blessings. More informaiton and to donate online go to annualappeal.org.
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.
Support St. Vincent de Paul Parish
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.