St. Vincent de Paul
Parish Newsletter

March 11, 2022

on your appointment to Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, Fr. Frank!

Sunday Mass Times:

Saturday - 5:00 PM (Vigil)
Sunday - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM
(Live Streamed)
5:00 PM

Daily Mass Times:

Monday - 9:00 AM

Wednesday -9:00 AM

Thursday - 9:00 AM

Friday - 9:00 AM
Saturdays from

Reconciliation is now back in the Reconciliation room in the the church starting this Saturday, 3/12.

Join us the first Monday of the Month at our 9am Mass with anointing of the sick afterwards.
Stations of the Cross are every Fridays through Lent in the church at 7pm.

We will also have Stations of the Cross outside for those wanting to social distance and is available from 8:30am-3:30pm, on Fridays in the courtyard.
THE PILLARS OF LENT As we begin our Lenten journey, reflect on how your prayers, fasting and almsgiving can guide you. As Pope Francis explains, these are “elements which, when lived sincerely, can transform life and provide a sure foundation for dignity and fraternity.” How can practicing the Lenten pillars transform your life and the lives of our sisters and brothers around the world? Visit to learn more.

Lent 2022 starts on Ash Wednesday, March 2, and lasts until the beginning of the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, followed by the Triduum and Easter. Lent is a time to renew our faith. What will you do this Lent to grow closer to Jesus?

Please visit the Seattle Archdiocese’s Lent webpage for weekly reflections from the archbishop, fasting guidelines, inspiration, resources and more. 
For those not able to join us in person for Mass, please use the following prayer that will be prayed after Communion.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in this Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least
spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Dear Parishioners of Saint Vincent de Paul,

           At 3 AM, the morning of March 8, the Vatican published in their daily bulletin that the Holy Father has appointed me Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle. My heart overflows with gratitude to Almighty God, to Pope Francis for his faith in me and to Archbishop Etienne for his trust.

In case you are curious of how it happened, I received the phone call from the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Christophe Pierre on Saturday evening, February 26th, informing me of Pope Francis’ decision. After picking my jaw up from the floor and offering a prayer of gratitude to Jesus on my knees, I started pacing around my room in profound wonder to say the least. My next call was with Archbishop Etienne. I am grateful for how kind he was to me in that phone call and for his words of wisdom as I processed all this with him. I sincerely look forward to serving him as his auxiliary bishop alongside Bishop Elizondo. I will be ordained a bishop at St. James Cathedral on Tuesday May 3rd, time yet to be determined. I am hopeful you can share this day with me in person or online if you wish.

           You no doubt have questions of what that means for us here at Saint Vincent de Paul. I want to put your mind at ease by sharing with you that it is Archbishop Etienne’s intention to keep me here at St. Vincent de Paul as the pastor. We will be working with the chancery in the coming weeks to explore additional staffing. We are of course going to need to be flexible and open the Holy Spirit throughout this transition.  

           I thank God for having been assigned to such an amazing parish. I ask that you please pray for me as I make this transition in my life from priest to bishop. You are in my prayers as well. With Jesus, all things are possible. In everything, we put our faith and trust in him! I look forward to seeing you at Mass!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Bishop Elect Frank R. Schuster
March 16 – No Revival
March 23
Revival will be our all parish reconciliation service. The whole family is invited to come. Partaking in the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the best ways to prepare our hearts for Easter.

Middle School Retreat

March 29, is going to be the best day of your middle schooler’s life. That is the date of our evening retreat with NET. Your student will get to spend the evening with 12 amazing young adults. They will play games, meet great people, and grow in their faith.
There is still time to register. Questions, please contact Katie at

Mothers and Others has another fun ladies night planned, bowling. Join us March 25, at 6:30pm. We will be bowling at Secoma Lanes. You can register by emailing Katie, or call the parish office. 
Our 55+ group the Vincentians, will be meeting on April 5th. This is a special event because our very own Deacon Jerry Graddon is going to be speaking about Holy Week and Easter. Please bring a lunch and meet us in the South Narthex at noon. You can register by calling the parish office. 253 839-2320.
New Parishioners to St Vincent Parish

Ronald Uchong & Gloria Alosilla
Nomar Jimenez & Whiteann Tomy
Glen & Janet Knowlton

The March for Diapers has begun and our drop off spot is empty. Please bring your diapers to donate this weekend. This past year the March for Diapers gave 8,000 diapers to the Western Washington Prepares program. 
Week of March 11, 2022

Joseph of Nazareth: The Story of the
Man Closest to Christ
Beloved- Session 4 The Total Gift Of Self

St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal
church by Mark Miravelle

Prayers of the Faithful

For those who are sick.

For those in our Community
who have passed away:

Gerald Wolf
husband of Cindy Wolf

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.