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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Fridays 6 p.m. - BINGO is back!!  Every Friday evening through September 2 in the parish hall.  Doors open at 5:30.  $6 entry fee provides 22 games.  Hot dogs, pizza, refreshments available.  Come join the fun.

Faith Formation Registration - Registration forms have been mailed out for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please contact the parish office (570-686-4545 or [email protected]) if you need a registration form.  Volunteer teachers are needed for Faith Formation classes held on Sunday mornings.  If interested, please call the parish office at 570-686-4545.

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.  

August 15 - Joe Brethel Jr and Mike Collins Golf Classic, Lords Valley Country Club, scramble format.  Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.  Shotgun start at 9 a.m.  $120 per person includes 18 holes of golf, carts, greens fees and continental breakfast.  Proceeds benefit local churches and charities.  Contact Bryan Bolehala (201-874-8060) or Ed Ward (570-686-3394 for more information.

August 21, 9:45 a.m. - organizational meeting for the upcoming St. Vincent de Paul Day on September  25.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Please join us to hear the latest committee updates and see if this is an opportunity for you to share your time and talents.  Volunteers are always welcome!
 
September 25, 12:30 - 5:30 - Help Make St. Vincent de Paul Day a success.  Donotations needed for our Tricky Tray.  Please consider donating a basket with a value of $25.00 or more.  We're also happy to have single item donations that we can combine to make a basket.  We are also asking for donations of PA scratch off lottery tickets.  We will be making something special with them to raffle off.  All donations can be dropped off in the Narthex, the Parish Office or left in the vestibule outside the office.

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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Ongoing Parish Activities

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

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.  There will be no program in July.  The next presentation will be August 11.

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.  

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, August 14 Grow+Go

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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.

Stewardship Vibes

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.