St. Vincent
de Paul
Parish Newsletter
April 15, 2022
Good Friday and Easter Sunday Mass Times

Stations of the Cross
April 15, 3pm
Good Friday Service
April 15, 7pm
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
April 16, 8:30pm
There will be no 5pm mass
Easter Sunday Masses
April 17, 7am, 9am, and 11am-(Live streamed)
No 5pm mass on Easter Sunday
Daily Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday - 9:00 AM

11:00 AM
(Live Streamed)

5:00 PM

Monday - 9:00 AM

Wednesday -9:00 AM

Thursday - 9:00 AM

Friday - 9:00 AM

Saturdays from

No reconciliation this Saturday, April 16th
Join us the first Monday of the Month at our 9am Mass with anointing of the sick afterwards.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Why do we seek the living among the dead?
The resurrection narratives are so stirring. In the Gospel reading for the Easter vigil (Luke 24:1-12), Mary Magdalene and two other women go to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ crucified body. Instead, they find two dazzling angels, who stun them by asking, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here but he has been raised.” The apostles do not believe the women’s story, which “seemed like nonsense,” but Peter at least is curious enough to run to the tomb to investigate. He goes home “amazed at what had happened.”

Meditating on this passage leads me to ask myself why I persist in seeking the living one among the dead. Jesus tells us that he came so that we might have life in abundance (John 10:10), but too often I can get stuck on parts of myself, my history, and my so-called life that are in effect dead, no longer life-giving. As we conclude Lent and move towards Easter, now is the time to ask God to show us (me) what are the old habits of mind, heart, and living that we (I) need to leave behind to follow Jesus and share in his abundant life.

In recent years, I’ve done much sorting out of the parts of my life that have become deadening: work, preoccupations, associations, and patterns of consumption that hold no growth for me (and not much benefit to anyone else either). At the same time, God has begun to show me new ways of living that challenge me, take me out of my comfort zones, and are deeply reinvigorating. This involves me stepping out with both of the two feet of love in action,” defined by Catholic social teaching as charitable works and advocacy for social justice. Charity involves meeting the short term needs of those experiencing poverty, hardships, or injustice, while advocacy involves speaking up about those hardships and injustices and how they need to be addressed. Without direct contact with those affected, social justice efforts can be abstract and even misguided; but without action to address systemic injustices, charity work can become overly detached and even condescending.

How might God be calling you to move beyond deadened areas and seek new life in the resurrected Christ this Easter? Might you step forward with both feet of love in action? Are there new ways you can serve those in need as well as express solidarity with those suffering from injustice and disadvantages? Prayerfully consider joining one of our many faith-inspired campaigns to advocate for just laws and policies regarding climate, race, immigration, consistent life ethic, democracy, labor, gun violence, human trafficking, or other issues. Seek the living one among the living.

Have a Blessed Easter Season!

Tu hermanito,
Deacon Juan F. Lezcano, OFS

Revival Schedule
April 20 - No Revival Easter Week
April 27 - Revival
May 4 - Revival
May 18 - Confirmation Rehearsal 6:30pm
May 19 - Confirmation at 7pm
May 25 - Final Revival

Mothers and Others is getting creative this month. We are going to be painting and sipping at Pinot’s Palette April 29, at 6:45pm. The cost is $37. Please call the office or email Katie to register.
We will be playing Pictionary on May 5th, in the south narthex at noon. Please come and join us! Call the parish to sign up or email
Spring Bible Study

Beginning Wednesdays, May 4 – June 2, 10:00-11:30 am or Thursdays, May 5 – June 3, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Facilitator: Valerie Jacobs
Location: Willenborg Living Room
Cost: $10.00
Register in person at the Office or by email:
The Eucharist in Scripture explores the biblical theme of meals shared in faithful fellowship and in covenant relationship with God. Old Testament meals and promises provide a foundation for gospel meals with Jesus, culminating in the Last Supper as it is understood throughout the New Testament. Jesus' bread of life discourse and the early church's practice of "breaking bread" are also explored. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayer, and access to online lectures are included. 5 lessons.
Clifford M. Yeary served for many years as the associate director of Little Rock Scripture Study. He is the author of several Bible studies, including The Sermon on the Mount, Pilgrim People, and Scripture and the Rosary, all published by Little Rock Scripture Study/Liturgical Press.
The Wait is Over KofC Dinners are Back
After a Two Year Hiatus

Please join us to support the Seminarians that
St. Joseph Council 7528 supports as they prepare for the Priesthood And
 The Culture of Life programs that we support in Federal Way
Please come and support these very worthy causes.
Come enjoy a great meal and fellowship invite all your family and friends 
Saturday, April 23rd ~ 6:00 pm
Social Hall
Dinner Menu
The Knight’s Famous Spaghetti
Garlic Bread
Spumoni Ice Cream
Soda, Water
Adult Refreshments
                           (Donations will be accepted)      

Volunteers Needed
House Cleaning Party!

Looking for volunteer hours? Come join us at the Life House, soon to be the Rectory, and help us clean it out. We will be having a work party on April 23rd from 10am to 3pm.

We need help with:
  • Organizing
  • Goodwill Runs
  • Garbage Patrol
  • General Cleaning

Contact Diana at or 253-839-2320 x206 if you would like to help. Together we can make this Rectory into a home!
Calling all bakers. We need your help. Our funeral receptions have started back up and we need people to help make desserts for them. This is a great way to love others with your gift of baking. If you would like to help please let Katie know by calling the office or emailing her at 
We need volunteers to help clean the church on Friday mornings. Please let us know if that is your talent or treasure! Thank you!

Please call Katie Goodson to sign up.

You may drop off your Rice Bowls at Mass, in the Parish Office or mail a check to
30525 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003.

Thank you for your generosity.
Welcome our newest parishioners to St Vincent de Paul Church

      Elizabeth Njenga Family
     Rosa Duran
     Richard Lester 
Mburu Family

Join us on Tuesday, April 26th at 7 PM as we welcome former King 5 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner. This free event will take place in the Sanctuary as well as livestreamed on our Facebook page.
Jeff will be drawing upon his extensive knowledge and Catholic faith to explore the changes he has seen in our climate, the latest science and the tie between the environment and our faith. He will offer suggestions for what families can do to be good stewards of creation. Opportunities for reflection and discussion will be provided.
Jeff has served on boards of the American Meteorological Society and Climate Central, has participated in conferences at both the White House and the Vatican and earned degrees in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington and science journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been awarded nine Emmys for his work as a producer, writer and host of science documentaries and as a broadcast meteorologist.
This event is being offered by the St. John the Baptist Adult Faith Committee and Creation Care Team.
2022 Saturday Mass Schedule for Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery. All Masses begin at 10:30 a.m.
Mass at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery is held in the main building, 37600 Pacific Highway South, Federal Way, WA.
April 23, May 21, June 18, July 18, August 20, September 24,
October 15, November 26, and December 17th, 2022       
May 30 – Monday Memorial Day – at all cemeteries, 10:30 separate announcement to come later.
November 2 –Wednesday. All Souls Day – at all cemeteries 10:30 separate announcement to come later.   
 If you have questions please contact me at
Thank you,
Faye McClain
Associated Catholic Cemeteries
    Hello! Remember me? It’s Vinney, the Resident Bookworm in the Parish Library! I’ve just emerged from a very long hibernation which is unusual for our species. 

I had very vivid dreams about being locked in with periodic visits by people who were always looking for Ritual stuff. Other times my reveries included the sounds of strange heavy-duty movements and loud stacking thuds. I even fantasized that one day that lumbering book-cart wheeled itself surreptitiously away!

    I awoke recently to the lemon-scented aroma of what could be called an old-fashioned Spring cleaning! My eyes popped at the fresh, orderly and welcoming aspect of my humble abode.. It felt so good to be alert and alive again. I soon realized that I had Dn. Juan to thank for the tidiness that was so evident.

    Later, I learned that the speculations in my dreams were quite close to reality. There really were weekly interruptions to gather Ritual books. All that bumping and shoving was nothing more than our space becoming a storage closet during Covid’s dictates. And the cart? A more pressing need for it was found.

    This is a warm welcome to the official reopening of the Parish Library. I have tentative plans for expanding the shelving to make browsing more fruitful. Also, I’m hoping to improve the nomenclature; a label per topic.

    Before I close, just a reminder that many books are “out there” and have been for quite some time.. keep in mind that I don’t accept fines! 

Be cool, stay safe and see you soon


 Vinney, the Resident Bookworm 
at the St. Vincent Parish Library
Week of April 15, 2022
Ocean of Mercy

 Divine Mercy: In the Second
Greatest Story ever Told
ST. Kateri Tekakwitha: Lily of the Mohawks

Prayers of the Faithful

For those who are sick:
Jacob Ramiro
Cecilia Fomai
For those in our Community
who have passed away.

Sunday Giving:
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Ways to give:

  • Online - signup to give onetime, weekly or monthly, click the link below to sign up.
  • Basket - put your envelope in the Basket as it's passed around during Mass.
  • Mail - you can mail your contribution to 30525 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003.