St. Vincent de Paul Parish Newsletter
April 22, 2021
Celebrate the Joy of the Easter Season
The Easter Season is 50 days — longer than Lent. This Easter Season, we invite you to be intentional about proclaiming and celebrating the Risen Christ throughout this joyous season.
St. Vincent's Staff invites you to follow in the footsteps of the Risen Christ and his friends from the Resurrection to Pentecost.
Beginning Friday, April 23rd, the Stations of the Light will be available to walk and pray through in the church courtyard on Fridays fro 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Please remember to social distance.

14 Stations of the Light:

  1. Jesus is raised from the dead
  2. The finding of the empty tomb
  3. Mary Magdalene meets the risen Jesus
  4. Jesus appears on the road to Emmaus
  5. Jesus is known in the breaking of bread
  6. Jesus appears to the disciples in Jerusalem
  7. Jesus gives the disciples his peace and the power to forgive sins
  8. Jesus strengthens the faith of Thomas
  9. Jesus appears by the Sea of Tiberias
  10. Jesus forgives Peter and commands him to feed his sheep
  11. Jesus commissions the disciples upon the mountain
  12. The Ascension of Jesus
  13. Mary and the disciples wait in prayer
  14. The Holy Spirit descends at Pentecost
April 25th

Into the Breach

Formed Now! Who is
St. Catherine of Siena

Can you trust God?
By Dr. Tim Gray

Please return your Rice Bowls. Rice Bowls may be turned in at the Registration Desk, the Parish Office or checks may be mailed to 30525 8th Ave S, Federal Way WA 98003.
Upcoming Virtual Events in the Archdiocese
Knights of Columbus - First Annual Virtual Auction
May 6, 2021 at 12:00pm Ending May 10, 2021 at 8:00pm
We are excited to announce our 1st Annual Knights of Columbus 7528 Virtual Auction to be held May 6 – May 10, 2021!  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have been unable to have any of our regular fundraising events (annual crab feed, Lenten fish fry, spaghetti dinners, etc.) and have chosen this online auction as a way to raise the much-needed funds to support our community this year.
To raise money for the community, we are asking for your support. Would you be willing to donate item(s) for our auction? Any item big or small will be greatly appreciated.
We also invite you to attend our virtual auction. You can preview the auction at the link below. You may register anytime prior to the auction start date. Please invite your family and friends to join us as well.
If you can donate any items, big or small, please email or call 253.973.2842, and we will arrange pick up of the item. We thank you for your support and generosity.
Here is a link to the procurement form:
Going Away Gift

Fr. Bill will be leaving us at the end of June and we would like to put together a photo/scrapbook for him. Our planning team is looking for a volunteer to help put together this book. If you are interested in helping with this project please contact Katie Goodson at
Our Flower Committee would like to say THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped place our Easter flowers and who are working to maintain the flowers. We would also like to thank Paula Amore for her time and talent creating our cut arrangements. Another “thank you” to Linda Evans who created the ribbons attached to our candles. With regular care and attention, we hope to have our flowering plants last through the Easter season … hopefully longer. Once these plants have served their best in the church, we will be rehoming them. A committee member will be placing the plants which need a new home in the South Narthex for parishioners to take home. Please leave the plants in the church, but please check the South Narthex weekly.

Again, our thanks to all the volunteers who made our Easter celebration so beautiful!

Flower Committee: Katie Goodson, Irene Bymer & Dinah Herring
This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal has us reflect upon A Future Full of Hope: Passion for our Faith, Promise for our Future, Care for our Community, and Love for our Family.

Please prayerfully consider giving to the needs of our Archdiocese as we conduct the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal over the next four weeks. Some of you have already made your donation, and we thank you for your thoughtfulness!
What is the difference between the
Annual Catholic Appeal and the Parish Stewardship Pledge
  • Occurs in the Spring of each year
  • Archdiocesan Appeal (Denominational)
  • Pledge to the Archdiocese—May to April
  • Supported by Catholic and Parishes across Western Washington
  • Donations processed through the Archdiocese
  • Monthly reminders sent from Archdiocese
  • Tax Statement proved by Archdiocese
  • Supports over 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington
  • Occurs in the Fall of each year
  • Parish Renewal (Congregational)
  • Yearly pledge to the Parish—Jan to Dec
  • Supported by Parishioners
  • Donations processed through the Parish
  • Tax Statement proved by Parish
  • Provides Parish ordinary Income