St. Vincent de Paul Parish Newsletter
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 16, 2021
Mass Times
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

Join us the first Monday of the Month at our 9am Mass with anointing of the sick afterwards
Reconciliation Times

Saturdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm


The Readings for mass are included in the Breaking
Bread Missals if you would like to follow along.
ADVENT
Mark your calendars. Simbang Gabi is going to be celebrated on December 18 at the 5pm mass. There will be the traditional procession of the parols (stars). This a Filipino tradition of joining together to follow the star to Jesus. We look forward to celebrating with you on December 18!

One of the most beautiful parts of Simbang Gabi is when the children bring the stars into the Church at the beginning of mass. We would love to have your child bring in a star. If they want to process in with a star or Parol please let Katie know in the office.


A huge thank you to all the people who participated in our Virtual Giving Tree. We will have the amounts next Newsletter.
Christmas Mass Times



Christmas Eve Masses
December 24th

5:00pm- Pacific Island Choir
7:00pm- Cantor & Accompanist
10:00pm-Choir (9am Choir)




Christmas Day Masses
December 25th

9:00am- Pacific Island Choir
11:00am-Live streamed, Choir (9am Choir)


Message from your Pastor
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Home, Health, and Hope for Women Experiencing Homelessness
December Donations Needed 2021
A wicker basket will be in the South Narthex for donations.

Check here for what to donate:
Let’s Journey Together
The word “synod” means to journey together. Everyone around the world is invited to participate in this synodal process which includes listening to God’s word, celebrating the Eucharist, and reflecting upon our experience as Church. For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission is Pope Francis’ call for the largest consultation of the human family in history, and it includes all of us at St. Vincent de Paul parish!
Our parish will host listening sessions to prayerfully read the signs of the times together and discern how the Holy Spirit is calling all of us, as the Body of Christ, to accomplish our mission here and now. We are all invited to journey together.
All parishioners are invited to participate as we journey together. You are invited to journey together. We want to hear from everyone — especially people who have been marginalized or are often unheard.
The listening sessions will be focused on two central questions as we prayerfully dream about the Church that the Holy Spirit calls us to be:
1.   How is this “journeying together” happening today in our local Church?
2.   What steps does the Holy Spirit invite us to take to grow in our “journeying together”?
Listening sessions will be scheduled in January and February. Please watch the parish newsletter for more information.
“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.”
Revival Schedule

December 22 and December 29
Christmas Break

January 5
The Miracle of Baptism 
Mothers and Others wants to help you get ready for Christmas. December 17 is our annual Christmas Catch Up. Bring your presents that need to be wrapped and any last minute Christmas project that you have. Meet us in the South Narthex of the Church at 7pm for a fun night of friendship and Christmas fun. Please RSVP to the parish office.
JustFaith is back. We are going to be offering Faith and Racial Justice the third and final installment of their Racial Justice Program. JustFaith will begin with an in person retreat on January 8th. We will then meet every Tuesday starting January 11 and ending March 1. We will meet on Zoom from 6:30pm to 9pm. 
If you are 55+ join our Vincentians for lunch in the New Year. We will be going to Black Bear for lunch on January 4th at noon. Please reserve your spot by calling the parish office. 

Just in time for boosters and Children’s Vaccinations our parish is having a Covid 19/Booster vaccination clinic on January 9th and 30th from 9am to 1pm. 
It will be in the South Narthex of the church.
CYO Basketball late registration continues through January 4th!

 The following teams are being offered this season: 6th girls and 6th boys.
 
We are offering limited openings for 5th grade boys to play-up into the 6th Boys teams on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once the team player limit is filled then registration will close.

Please visit https://www.stvs.us/parents/cyo.cfm for more information and a link to register online.

Thanks,

Barbara N. Brooks | CYO Athletic Director
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Cell 206 852 6570, barbara.brooks.n@gmail.com
December 16, 2021
WATCH:
Christmas in Rome:
A Celebration of the Nativity

LEARN:
The Story of the Nativity:
The Truth of Christmas

LISTEN:
The meaning of Christmas
By Fulton Sheen

Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:
Tung Do Hoang
Joan Sembar

For those who have died
Myrna Jardinero


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.