St. Vincent de Paul Parish Newsletter
Second Sunday of Advent
December 2, 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

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
December 7th, at 7:oop, and
December 8, 2021 at 9am and 7pm
A Holy Day of Obligation


Happy 60th Anniversary to St Vincent de Paul Parish. To celebrate our 60th Advent here at St. Vincent's we have an Advent Gift for each family. Come to Mass this weekend to pick up your gift!


ADVENT

An All Parish Reconciliation Service with opportunity for individual confession. Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 at 7pm
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.!

The Filipino Community is going to be hosting a Star Party, (the parols), on December 11, after the 5pm mass. There will be instructions on how to make your Parol, music, and lots of fun. Be sure to join us in the South Narthex.
 Thank you to everyone who has donated gift cards to help families in need with their Christmas presents. So far we have received about $300 in gift cards. We are hoping to get at least $8,000 in gift cards. Please consider donating a gift card to help families have gifts to put under the tree. You can get your gift card from the parish school or the store of your choice. The cards can be dropped off at the parish or in the offering basket. Thank you for helping us make sure every family has gifts this Christmas.
Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve Masses
December 24th
5:00pm, 7:00pm and 10:00pm


Christmas Day Masses
December 25th
9:00am, 11:00am


Message from your Parish Staff
Dear Parishioners,

This fall I have had the opportunity to work with some of our middle and high school students at Revival. I have been so impressed by what a wonderful group of students they are. What has truly impressed me is the faith that the students have. Their faith can be seen in how they pray. They know how to pray and the value of prayer. At the end of Revival each student shares a prayer intention and lights a candle. The candle is then placed on the altar with Jesus in Adoration. Seeing over a hundred prayer candles on the altar is a beautiful thing.

The faith of our middle school and high school students is a rejoicing moment for the whole parish. Our parish helped these students know their faith and should be celebrated. Parents you are doing an amazing job raising your children to know the Lord. It is an honor to partner with you in your child’s preparation for Confirmation. All the faith formation programs and their volunteers, and the school deserve a huge thank you. Your time, prayer, and work are bearing good fruit in these students. Thank you for all that you have done for them.

I invite everyone in our parish to join us for Revival. Come and pray with and for our students as they prepare for Confirmation. 

Katie Goodson
Pastoral Assistant for Lay Ministry and Evangelization 
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
CYO Basketball registration is now open!  
The following teams are being offered this season: 6th girls, 6th boys, 7th boys, and 8th boys.  
Please visit https://www.stvs.us/parents/cyo.cfm for more information and a link to register online.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks,

Barbara N. Brooks | CYO Athletic Director
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Cell 206 852 6570, barbara.brooks.n@gmail.com
The Vincentians (55+) group want to invite you to join them for lunch on December 7th at noon at Panera. Please RSVP to the parish office.
Knights of Columbus Council 7528

To the parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul Parish,
Thank you for your continued generous support of our Annual Christmas program supporting our wounded warriors through Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors. This year has continued to be a challenge to our efforts to help, but because of your response we were able to continue meeting the needs. Your donations make Christmas a bit more special for those who have given so much and lets them know that they are not forgotten. A special thank you to the Knights wives who again made special card holders for the gift cards that were donated. All donations stay local and are given to the Wounded Warriors Battalion at JBLM. We are truly a parish of caring.
May the Holy Spirit continue to shower Blessings upon you.
Upcoming Revival information
Revival Schedule

December 8
No Revival so you can celebrate the Immaculate Conception.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)
Masses will be at 9am and 7pm.

December 15
Reconciliation Service

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on May 8.
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.
December 2, 2021

WATCH:
GUADALUPE
The Miracle and the Message

LEARN:
FORMED Now!

LISTEN:
Marian Dogmas
with Brant Pitre
Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:

For those who have died

Rex McKee, Father of Fr. Bill McKee

Dolores Mcdanield, Grandmother of Diana Carasa
Light & Hope – where do I light and hope during these dark rainy days? I look for those who are doing the work – those who are answering the call of serving those in need – those who I know are Christians by their love.

This week Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services kick off the Appeal for the Poor Campaign. CCS/CHS are our local Catholic Charities at work serving nearly 100,000 Western Washingtonians across 170 programs every year. With over 4,200 staff and 6,200 volunteers, CCS/CHS continue to accompany and work alongside the men, women, and children who seek their essential services. Consummate professionals and tireless advocates, CCS/CHS continue to provide compassionate charity and advocate for justice throughout the rise and fall of COVID-19 cases.

To showcase the impact of their work over the past year, CCS/CHS created a video to invite us to join them and bring light and hope to those in need. I encourage you to watch the video and prayerfully consider how you might join the thousands of volunteers and staff this year. Is it through prayer, advocacy, volunteerism, or a generous donation?

For those who have never given, an anonymous donor has given $10,000 to incentivize new parish donors. The first 100 new households who give at least $100 will have $100 of their gift matched – doubling your impact!

This year, bringing light and hope has looked different to each of us. For those served by CCS – the impact may have been finding stable housing, a nutritious meal, or compassionate home care. With your support, you can be a part of someone’s journey to feeling Christian love. As Paul wrote to the Philippians in the second reading, “My prayer is that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value” I encourage you to join me in extending Christian love and bringing light and hope through the Appeal for the Poor. Your gift, no matter the amount, will show love, kindness and care towards our Western Washington neighbors. You can support CCS/CHS at ccsww.org.
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.