St. Vincent de Paul Parish Newsletter
June 17, 2021
A message from your Parish Staff
A Message from your PAA
Thank you to everyone who helped make Fr. Bill’s Farewell Mass and Reception such a memorable event last weekend. This includes all who came to celebrate and honor Fr. Bill. The Social Hall was alive once more, and the feelings of love and joy in gathering were palpable. It was a fitting farewell to Fr. Bill who has given so much to our parish these past 13 years.

We have a parish Transition Team working to welcome Fr. Frank when he comes to St. Vincent’s in July. When asked what he would like as a welcome activity, he said he would like to have three picture booths set up, and everyone to get a picture taken, put their name on it, and add a prayer intention. Then every morning when he says his morning prayers, Fr. Frank will pray for parishioners intentions. We are working on making that happen for Fr. Frank and for our parish community. Fr. Frank’s first Masses will be the weekend of July 10th and 11th. We will be back to our pre-COVID Mass schedule with no reservations required, so put on your Sunday best and join in welcoming our new pastor. 

-Tracey Rockwell
We are at 89% of our Goal! We only need to raise $15,000 more and then all additional dollars come back to us to go towards
touch less dispensers.

Please help us reach this goal.
Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to our Annual Catholic Appeal.
Thank you for helping us celebrate Fr. Bill
A huge thank you to everyone who made Father Bill’s Farewell celebration amazing. Thank you to the Multicultural Commission for all of your planning and hard work, the day was amazing because of you, Jovie, Bei, Roxanne, and Flo. Thank you to the choir and Life Teen band, it was so good to hear your beautiful voices again. Thank you to El Shaddi for the flowers. A big thank you to all who helped decorate and prepare the food. Mr. Dizon, your music made it feel like a party. Thank you Boy Scouts for setting up and taking down the tables and for keeping the garbage cans from overflowing. Finally a huge thank you to Taco Street for lunch, the tacos tasted so good. Be sure to support them when you can, they have restaurants in Seattle and Rustin Way. Thank you to everyone who came. It felt so good to celebrate as a church again. 
Sunday Mass Times:

Sunday - 10:30 AM (Live Streamed)
5:00 PM
Daily Mass Times:

Monday - 9:00 AM
More Masses are coming!
Thank you everyone for your patience with our
Mass changes and registration policies.
We are ALMOST back to our full Mass schedule.

Beginning June 19th:
Vigil Masses will resume, no reservations required.

Saturdays at 5pm

Beginning July 6th (No Daily Mass on Monday, July 5th):
Daily Mass will resume, no reservations required.

Mondays at 9am
Tuesdays at 9am - with Fr. Tom
Wednesdays at 6pm
Thursdays at 9am
Fridays at 9am

Beginning July 10th:
Pre-Covid Mass Schedule resumes, no reservations required.

Saturdays at 5pm
Sundays at 9am, 11am and 5pm
The Church is Open!

Beginning Monday, June 7th, the Church will be open from 8:30am-4:00pm Monday thru Friday. We invite people to come in for quiet prayer. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will be open, we ask that only 2 people are inside the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at a time.
Reconciliation Times

Saturdays from 3pm-4pm
Beginning July 10th
Reservations are NOT required
School is out for summer. That means it is time for Mothers and Others to start meeting at Penny’s Park. We will meet every Thursday starting June 24 at 11am. Bring you children, snacks, bikes, and friends for a great time of friendship and fun. We will be there rain or shine so see you on Thursdays. 
June 20th
Baptism in the Holy Spirit & Fire

True Reformers: Episode 1-
St. Thomas More

Walk the Walk:
Following Christ as his Disciple
By Dr. Tim Gray

We invite, and encourage, you to watch the Priestly ordination: Saturday, June 26 at 10am
Michael Barbarossa, Val Park and Kyle Poje
Watch livestream: Facebook |  Vimeo
Join us on Sunday, June 27th at 5pm as Fr. Michael Barbarossa celebrates his first Mass. Michael has grown up at St. Vincent de Paul and will be ordained on Saturday, June 26th.
Volunteer Opportunities

The churches collecting in June:  
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
 Normandy Park LDS
Donation can be dropped off in the Church Narthex or be delivered to the shelter located at 1419 SW 150th Burien, WA 98168 in Lake Burien Presbyterian Church.   

SHOP on AMAZON and have it delivered to Hospitality House!

Hospitality House is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.
One of our most important ministries is bringing communion to those who can’t come to Mass. We are in need of people to bring communion to the homebound and sick. If you would like to be a part of this ministry please contact Katie at
Do you like to pray? Do you like quiet time? Do you like plants? If you answered yes to these questions then I have the perfect ministry for you. Watering our beautiful flowers and plants. If you would like to help care for our plants please let Katie know.
Our Prepares program would like to thank everyone who has donated. We have been so blessed that we need more containers to store them in. We are looking for clear plastic containers of varying size for our programs. We are also looking for drawer type clear bins. You can drop them off at the parish office or at mass. 
Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:

Pam Elliott Hurley
Karen Ostbye
Joe Miller  

For those who have died:

SEEL Retreat Invites you to a deeper relationship to God

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a 9 month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, meeting at St. Joseph in Seattle and St. Leo in Tacoma. The SEEL retreat goes from September through May and is a dynamic, transformational program of prayer and spiritual direction that can be done in the midst of your daily life.  SEEL is accepting applications now for the retreat starting in September 2021. We hope to meet in person on retreat mornings. However we are committed to having an online option even for those who cannot attend in person and if there is enough interest a weeknight option may be available.

Learn more at our website at or call
206-721-3518. We will also host an online SEEL information session on Tuesday, June 29 from 7:00-7:30pm- email to get zoom link!