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:
Monday, 7 p.m. in Chapel or by appointment

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Synod on Synodality Synthesis - Over the last six months, people throughout the Diocese of Scranton responded to the call of Pope Francis by sharing their hopes, concerns and dreams for the Catholic Church in preparation for the 2023 General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.  Read the report here

October - Every October, we celebrate Respect Life Month.  We consider more deeply why every human life is valuable and reflect on how to build a culture that protects life from conception to natural death. 
 
October 4 thru 7 - no daily Mass.  Father John will be attending the Diocesan Annual Convocation.  No Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday, October 3.
 
October 9, 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.
 
October 9, 12:15 p.m. - Loaves and Fishes $500 gift card winner will be drawn.  Chances to win can be purchased in the narthex before or after weekend masses, 1 to $5, 3 for $10.  Winner need not be present to win.  Winner will have the choice of gift cards.   
 
October 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Grief support group begins meeting in the parish hall at St. John Neumann Church (Route 739.)  Sessions will continue for six weeks and will cover a variety of topics to help those dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Registration is required by calling the parish office (570-686-4545) or send an email.
 
October 13, 11 a.m. - Learn all about St. Luke at the next Stellar Saints presentation via Zoom.  Click here to register and receive the connection information.
 
October 21, noon - 4 p.m. - Stitchers and Crafters Annual Game and Card Party Luncheon, parish hall.  Roast dinner, dessert and beverage.  Raffle baskets, money tree, 50/50, door prizes.  Bring cards, games, puzzles or learn a new game.  Tickets - $12/person.  RSVP to Marie Eleana by calling 570-686-1550.  All are welcome!  All proceeds benefit the parish Sharing Fund.
 
October 22, 5:00 p.m. - Night at the Races in the parish hall, doors open at 5 p.m., races start at 6:30 p.m.  Admission $15 - includes hot and cold buffet meal, soft drinks, coffee, tea and dessert, BYOB.  Must be 18 years old to attend.  50/50, basket raffle, wheel.  Be a horse owner for $10, need not be present to win.  Tickets and horses available after weekend Masses or by calling Jo-Ann at the rectory (570-686-4545.)  
 
October 23 - World Mission Sunday.  Pope Francis reminds us that the Church is missionary in nature and that we are called at Baptism to share in this mission.  Together, through our prayers and financial support of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith we bring the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions.
 
Vision 2030 - the Diocese of Scranton faces significant challenges due to changing demographics, from fewer people maintaining membership in our parishes to a dimishing number of ordained priests to serve our spiritual needs.  These challenges are address in the long-range pastoral planning process, Vision 2030.  Read Bishop Bambera's letter to the faithful, view the Vision 2030 document (available in English and Spanish) and watch an interview with the Bishop discussing the future changes the Diocese will be making.  
 
Instagram - the parish is now posting on Instagram.  You can stay up-to-date on all the latest parish news by following us at https://www.instagram.com/st.vincentdepaulparish/  You must have an account to view the feed. 

Office Hours

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

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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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"The Diocesan Annual Appeal helps us come together as one community of faith to provide the essential ministries that no one parish can do on its own."

 - Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambara, Bishop of Scranton 

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Ongoing Parish Activities

Sacrament of Reconciliation, Monday 7 p.m. in the Chapel -  Participants will wait in the area outside the parish office.   

Sharing the Sunday Readings, Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 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, 11 a.m.  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.  

Get All the Latest Updates - Subscribe to the St. Vincent weekly email and never miss what is happening in your church community.  See previous issues here.

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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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. 

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. 
  • 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 collection basket passed during weekend Masses.
  • 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.
Thank you for your generosity.