Watch Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral, Scranton - celebration of the First Sunday of Advent, December 28, 2021
News You Can Use
Synod of Bishops in 2023 - Pope Francis is inviting Catholics – both in the mainstream of church life and on the margins – to voice their dreams, ideas and concerns in preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023. Here is your chance to voice your opinion and be heard. Take the Diocesan survey and share the link with friends and family, especially those who may not be participating in the faith. The Church wants to hear from everyone!
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 latest Diocesan Guidance.
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.
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.
December 11 and 12 - Stitchers and Crafters Sale, parish hall. Gifts for the whole family, baked goods, raffle baskets, money tree. Saturday noon - 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m - 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit those in need through the parish sharing fund.
December 13 - Sharing Tree is up in the narthex. Please take an ornament to help a needy family. Drop off the wrapped gift with the ornament as the label to the parish office before December 13.
December 19, 9 a.m. - 1 p.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. All children 8th grade and under eat FREE.
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.
1st Monday of Month - 7 p.m. in Chapel
All other Mondays - 4 p.m. in the Chapel or by appointment
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Each one of us has received unique gifts from our heavenly Father to be used to serve others. St. Vincent de Paul Parish offers many opportunities for sharing your time, talent and treasure. Read the latest issue of Stewardship Vibes to learn how so many St. Vincent de Paul parishioners pitched in during the pandemic to keep faith alive.
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.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2021 Thanksgiving Take-Out Dinner such a success! Many hands make light work.
2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal
Your generosity to the Diocesan Annual Appeal reaches many of our friends and neighbors in need who depend on your charity and support to fulfill basic needs. This year’s Appeal theme, “Rising Together in Christ” reminds us that we are all together, connected to each other, living in faith to offer each other hope, love and support.
Envelopes are available in the narthex in the bulletin holder. For more informaiton and to donate online go to annualappeal.org.
Ongoing Parish Activities
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 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parish hall. Join fellow parishioners for a full hot breakfast. Cost $5/person, maximum $20/family.
Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mondays in the Chapel - 1st Monday of the month - 7 p.m., all other Mondays - 4 p.m. or by appointment. 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
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.
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 or in the wooden bin in the narthex at St. Vincent's. Thanks for your generosity.
Take Five for Faith - Daily Renewal for Busy Catholics!
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 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.