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

News You Can Use

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest - The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Guadalupe Assembly is sponsoring a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest.  Any high school student who is a practicing Catholic of St. Joseph’s, St. Patrick’s, St. Vincent De Paul’s, St. John Neumann’s, or St. Ann’s parish can apply.  This year’s theme is “How do Catholic values affect you, your family, community, and nation."  The essay must be between 500 and 750 words, and will be graded on content, style, and grammar.  Three separate students will be awarded $150 each.  Applications can be found at the St. John Neumann Parish Office or you can email [email protected] to obtain an application.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Antonio Perito at (845)943-0035 

Synod on Synodality Synthesis - 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 Diocese of Scranton report here.  Responses from around the world were recently compiled.  Two of the issues raised most often in reports sent to the Vatican were the need to respect and value the contributions women make to the church and the need to face “the impact of a lack of trust and credibility resulting from the abuse crisis,” according to the working document for the synod’s continental stage.  Read the press release from the Diocese and the full report.  

Volunteer Opportunity - Communications Coordinator for St. Vincent de Paul Parish.  Please contact the parish office (570-686-4545) for the full job description and for more information.

November 27 - First Sunday of Advent.  Here are two free opportunities to make this Advent more meaningful.  
  • Pray Advent - After signing up you’ll receive a daily guided meditation sent to your inbox and an opportunity to join a weekly webinar hosted by Fr. Michael Denk.  Sign up here.
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December 3, 2-6 p.m. & December 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.- Stitchers and Crafters Sale in the parish hall.  Handmade gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, baked goods, 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, money tree.  All proceeds benefit the Sharing Fund.
 
December 8, 11 a.m. - learn all about St. Nicholas at the next Stellar Saints program presented via Zoom.  Register here to receive the connection information.
 
December 11, 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.
 
Opportunity for a Memorial - If anyone is interested in purchasing a memorial for our parish, please contact Fr. John. The memorial would consist of a new set of Vestments and Pall for funerals. The total cost would be $1,000.
 
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]

Formed - The Catholic Faith On Demand

St. Vincent's has subscribed to Formed which provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device.  Sign up as a parish member to get free access.  

Grow+Go

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. 

Sunday, November 20 Grow+Go

Take Five for Faith - Daily Renewal for Busy Catholics!

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Click on the image above for today's reflection.

Giving Tree

St. Vincent's is partnering with neighboring parishes to provide families in need with children's gifts for Christmas.  If you would like to receive gifts for your child/children this Christmas, please complete the registration form.  Gifts will be delivered to families by December 14.

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To help a child in need this Christmas, take a tag from the tree in the narthex.  Purchase the requested gift, wrap it and deliver it to the parish office by December 3

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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 

Read Bishop Bambera's Complete Message

Diocesan Annual Appeal Supports Young Adult Ministry

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Ongoing Parish Activities

Sacrament of Reconciliation - 1st Monday of the month 7 p.m., all other Mondays 4 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.  

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.