St. Vincent de Paul
Parish Newsletter
March 18, 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

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.

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
We have tried so many times and over so many years 
to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms.
How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced?
How much blood has been shed?
How many lives have been shattered?
How many hopes have been buried?
But our efforts have been in vain.
Now, Lord, come to our aid!
Grant us peace, teach us peace;
guide our steps in the way of peace.
Open our eyes and our hearts,
and give us the courage to say: "Never again war!"; "With war everything is lost".
Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love,
you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. 
Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; 
enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. 
Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens 
who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, 
our trepidation into confident trust, 
and our quarreling into forgiveness.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope, 
so that with patience and perseverance 
we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. 
In this way may peace triumph at last, 
and may the words "division," "hatred," and "war" 
be banished from the heart of every man and woman. 
Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. 
Renew our hearts and minds, 
so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother," 
and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!
Dear Parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul,

Thank you for the kindness that you have shown me these past couple of weeks.

Being appointed the next auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese is life changing. I am very grateful for your support and prayers since the announcement was made.

We have Archbishop Etienne to thank for keeping me here as your pastor. This is a gift for me personally because I enjoy being here in service to you. Of course, as an auxiliary bishop, I am now at the service of the entire Archdiocese in addition to my responsibilities as your pastor.

I am presently discerning with our pastoral team and the chancery as to how best serve the parish given that I will need to be available elsewhere at times.

We will obviously need another priest to serve as my assistant. We have been promised that we will receive one as early as July. Given the size of our parish, we have always needed a second priest anyway, which is why we began discerning renovating the Life House last fall.
The Life House was originally the rectory for the parish where the priests lived. We simply need it to be the rectory again to accommodate both myself and the new parochial vicar. With both pastoral council and finance council approval, the plan is to sell the townhouse where I am housed now so to finance the cost of renovating the rectory. The money that is left over from the sale of the townhouse will help us with other maintenance needs on the property.
As many of you are aware, our former grounds keeper Jose has been living at the Life House for a number of years. Jose retired last September and will soon be moving to his new residence in Tacoma.
We are grateful for his years of service and we will be assisting him in this move.
That is where we are at presently in this transition. Thank you again for your prayers. As we discern next steps, we will continue to keep you and your pastoral needs at the heart of our parish mission.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Bishop Elect Frank R Schuster
March 23
Revival will be the parish reconciliation service.

March 30
We will have Revival, the topic is to be determined.

This weekend is our high school retreat. Please keep our students and team in your prayer this weekend. Jesus keep them all safe and close to you. Help them to make good friends and meet You in a new and powerful way. Amen

Middle School Retreat

The middle school retreat is going to be March 29 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The best part of a retreat whether it be a week or a few hours is that it brings our faith alive in a new way. If you have any questions please let Katie know.  

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.
Let us pray today for peace and justice for the Ukrainian families who are suffering because of the war.
If the Spirit moves you, please help them by donating to Catholic Relief Services:
"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40

Welcome our newest parishioners to St Vincent de Paul Church

John Martin
Victor Quevedo
Leonora and Anthony Mastandrea and Family
Rita Pastrana-Smith
Rene Tabares
Franklin Fejarang
Elaine and Christopher Himor

Thank you to everyone who has been so generous to our diaper drive. The goal is to fill that diaper corral every week. Our community is so very blessed by the people of our parish. 
Week of March 18, 2022

The Sanctuary Course for Catholics


The Bible on the Annunciation

Say Yes to Christ: Allowing Jesus to be the Lord of your whole Life By Scott Hahn

Prayers of the Faithful

For those who are sick:
Joseph Martinez

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.