St. Vincent
de Paul

February 25, 2022

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

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

Please bring your palms from last year to church and place in the basket in the narthex and we will use them for the ashes on Ash Wednesday this year.
Ash Wednesday is
March 2nd, 2022
Our Mass times are:
12:10pm (Liturgy of the Word)
Stations of the Cross will start next Friday, March 4th 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.

Join our faith community—and more than 12,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a transformative Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on global hunger and take action to help our sisters and brothers impacted by this injustice. Visit to learn more.
Rice Bowls will be available in the Narthex. Please pick up your rice bowl and join Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

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. 
Dear Parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul,

Can you believe it? Lent begins next Wednesday! Remember it will be a fast day for those in good health so enjoy Tuesday evening. I invite you to start Lent right by joining us at one of our Ash Wednesday liturgies next week. If you wish to learn more about the season of Lent, guidelines, etc. you are welcome to read the presentation I gave at Revival on Wednesday here.

I was asked to write something for the Newsletter this week and, quite frankly, all I can think of right now is to ask you to join me in praying for peace between Ukraine and Russia. Every Lent, we talk about Operation Rice Bowl. This is a ministry of Catholic Relief Services that helps people in need throughout the globe. We will have these available for you this weekend. More information about this ministry can be found here along with ways to donate online.

However, I found an article from a Catholic website a frequent (Crux) that talks about how Catholic Relief Services is going to provide aid to Ukrainian families in the coming days, weeks and months. The article is here if you are interested. If the Spirit moves you, you are welcome to write a check for the collection basket on Sunday to Catholic Relief Services to help in this effort or simply go to their website here.

Meanwhile, as we prepare for Lent, our hearts and minds are with those who will suffer because of this conflict. Let’s pray for peace in our world and for an end to violence in all its forms.  

Fr. Frank

St. Vincent School is accepting applications for the next school year 2022-2023. If you have any questions please call Wanda Stewart Principal (253) 839-3532.

March 9
The Moral Life
All paperwork is due.
(Baptism Certificates, Saint Name, and Sponsor Information)
March 23
All Parish Reconciliation Service
March 30
Faith in Action

Thank you to everyone who supports our Prepares program. We are truly blessed by your generosity. Last week the Amazon link got cut off. Here it is if you feel like doing some shopping. When you are ready to check out, you can select our PREPARES address at Shipping. On the shipping page, you'll see PREPARES Federal Way c/o Tammy Schaffer along with your other saved addresses. 
At the moment, PREPARES is in need of onesies, pants, shirts and sleepers for 0-3 month girls, 6-9-12 month boys, and 12-18 month girls. We always need diapers - newborn, size 1,3 and 5 tend to go quickly. You can filter & sort the Wishlist from Price: low to high or Priority: high to low.

As always, feel free to use the wish list for ideas and purchase items wherever you like. Cash is welcome too! We are so grateful for your generosity. 

Middle School Retreat

Attention all 6th -8th graders. We have a super fun evening coming for you March 29 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. NET is going to be here to lead a retreat for all of you. NET is a group of young people who will lead games, talks, pray, and hang out. Follow the link to learn more The cost is $25. To register please contact Katie at If you would like to host a couple of team members please let me know.
Vincentians (our 55+ group)

Join us this Tuesday, March 1 at noon in the South Narthex. Bring a sack lunch and your White Elephant gift from the canceled January event. We will eat lunch together and play bingo. The fabulous prizes will be your White Elephant gifts. Please RSVP to the parish office.

If you are a baptized Catholic who has not yet been confirmed or received your first communion, this is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your faith, have your questions answered, and become part of a community seeking to grow in faith. The eight weeks of preparation begin on Monday, March 7th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated, Thursday, May 19th. For more information, or to register contact Deacon Juan F. Lezcano, OFS, 253-839-2320, ext. deacon or
"Let Your Light Shine"
Matthew 5:16
The St Vincent's School 39th Annual P.A.C.E. Auction & Gala Dinner is coming up! RSVP is March 4, 2022 for Gala. 

It will be March 19th at Seattle Airport Marriott
No Host Cocktails & Silent Auction Followed by Dinner Live Auction Auctioneer Paul Schenfeld Followed by Dancing Until 11:30 pm Doors Open at 5:00 pm Seattle Tickets $80—Per Person. RSVP By Friday, March 4, 2022 Please return your reservation card along with payment to: St. Vincent de Paul School c/o Auction Committee 30527 8th Avenue South Federal Way, Washington 98003

Thank you to our P.A.C.E. Gala Auction
 Presenting Sponsor
We are going back to the 80's at the St Vincent de Paul School free silent Auction Saturday, March 12th in the school gym from 7-10pm. For Adults only. Please join us and for some fun and support the school.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative
Test within 24 hours will need to be provided per Washington State Mandates.

Please RSVP to Tina Mancuso at 253.839.3532 or
New Parishioners to St Vincent Parish

Trinidad Rogers
Kylie McSheery
Mikaela Je-lena Costales
Jeremy Tristan Pascua

As many of you know one of our parishioners, Ted Colby Sanchez, organizes a huge diaper drive through March. You may have even seen him running in a huge diaper with some friends in Federal Way.

This year we are going to be a collection point for March for Diapers. Bring a box of diapers or 10 and drop them at the parish office or in the narthex by the food collection. Our Prepares program benefits from the march. In fact the majority of the diapers we gave away this year came from the March for Diapers.

Be famous when you drop off your diapers take a selfie and shared it to our Facebook page and or use #marchfordiapers. Questions, contact Katie at
We will return to two Altar Servers at every Mass very soon.
We’ll be offering one-hour training sessions to prepare for this change. To work around your busy schedule, email Kathleen and Leonard Kessler at with times that will work for you and your child. Please include your name and your child’s name. 
On a separate note: All experienced Altar Servers who would like to serve during Holy Week, especially during the Triduum; Holy Thursday, Good Friday or the Easter Vigil, please let us know.  In the near future, we’ll have special training for these, along with rehearsals.
Interested in being a new server?
All children in the 5th grade and above who have received their First Communion may become an altar server. Their parents may email Kathleen and Leonard Kessler at and provide the following information: your name, your child’s name, birthday, age, attending school, phone number, and which Masses he/she would serve. For more information on this please email Katherine Kessler.

Synod's meeting this Saturday, February 26, 2022 has been cancelled. Please check the newsletter for updates. Thank you!
The Little Black Book for Lent are available after Mass in English and the children's book as well. We ask for $1.00 donation to defer the cost, but don’t let that stop you from getting a copy. They are available at the information desk at the church.  
Week of February 25, 2022
Fr. Michael McGivney:
An American Blessed
The Model and the Mater of Prayer
Discerning God's Will by Fr. Larry Richards
Prayers of the Faithful

For those who are sick:

For those in our Community
who have passed away:
Fr George Rink
Leonard Warner
Douglas Clybe Goebel
Henry Cavanada Sr.
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.