St. Vincent de Paul Parish Newsletter
June 03, 2021
A message from your Parish Staff
A message from your PAA
As we prepare to say Farewell to Fr. Bill, many are asking about a gift from the parish to show our appreciation for thirteen years of leadership and pastoring. Due to U.S. tax codes and Archdiocesan policy, the parish is not allowed to show appreciation to a pastor with a monetary gift. Below is the Archdiocesan policy:
-parishioners or others desiring to give a thank you gift should make that gift directly and not through the parish. Parishioners could work together to provide a coordinated/consolidated gift, but the parish should not ever officially ‘touch’ that gift (e.g., handle the money). It needs to be clear to givers that this is not a donation to the parish. The parish could, perhaps through the bulletin or Facebook, publicize that so and so is putting together a gift effort, but that should be the extent of ‘touching the gift’

-if the parish should ‘touch’ the gift, or give a gift directly from parish funds, even if it is just a “pass through” from parishioners, this makes this gift compensation to the receiver, and would be considered taxable compensation.
-the same principles apply to schools etc.    
If individual parishioners or groups of parishioners wish to give a gift to Fr. Bill, please give or send it directly to Fr. Bill. You can send it c/o the parish at 30525 8th Ave. South, Federal Way, WA 98003, but clearly addressed to Fr. Bill.
Thank you!
-Tracey Rockwell
Parish Administrator
We are 77% of the way to our Annual Catholic Appeal Goal this year! That means we've raised $99,751 of our $129,667 Goal!

We are so close to reaching our goal. Remember all dollars raised above our goal will go towards touch less dispensers on campus.
Did you know that any shortfall to the Annual Catholic Appeal Goal is taken out of our Ordinary Income? Please help us reach this goal!
If you have already made your gift to the Appeal, thank you! If not, please return your pledge envelope today or donate online, click the link below. Thank you!
Father Bill Farewell Mass and Celebration
It is hard to believe that Fr. Bill’s Farewell Masses and Celebration are less than a month away. I hope that you can all celebrate and say good bye to him on June 13. Here are the important things to know.

  • Fr. Bill will be celebrating both Masses on June 13.

  • Be sure to join us after the 10:30 Mass (even if you didn’t go to Mass) to celebrate Fr. Bill. We will have lunch catered by Taco Street and time to talk with Fr. Bill. (Socially Distanced) There will be ice cream after the 5pm Mass.

  • Please RSVP for Fr. Bill’s party by calling the office or on our website.
Sunday Mass Times:

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

Monday - 9:00 AM
Welcome Back! 
Returning to In-Person Mass

On June 19th, we will be re-establishing our Vigil Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 PM. No reservations are required for the vigil Mass (Mass on Sunday continues to be 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM with reservations still required for the time being.)

On July 10th, we will return to our pre-Covid Mass schedule: 
Saturday at 5:00 PM, Sunday at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM
No Reservations required

We are currently in Phase 3 of Washington State’s reopening plan. We are able to celebrate Mass with 50% of our building capacity as long as there is six feet of social distancing.  We consistently fill the 10:30 AM Mass and usually fill the 5:00 PM Mass. While we are eager and excited to welcome people back to in-person Mass, safety continues to be paramount.  Safety protocols continue to be in place. Masks are still required.

We know that not everyone is ready to come back to in-person Mass. Some have not yet been vaccinated, others have underlying medical conditions, some are just not ready.  We know this will be a gradual process. However we are glad to welcome back those who are able and ready to be physically present for the celebration of the Eucharist without any restrictions on the number of times you can come to church.

We are deeply grateful to the many parish volunteers who make this possible as well as our dedicated staff.   To volunteer to assist with Mass, please call the parish office 253 839 2320.
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.
May 23rd

Light of Love

Formed Now! Dealing with Boredom

Fan or Follower?
Your Relationship with Jesus
By Jeff Cavins

Live Stream
June 5 at 5:30pm 
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi marks the end of the Year of the Eucharist, established by Archbishop Etienne in June 2020. As we bring this special year to a close, Archbishop Etienne will celebrate this special Mass, with Christ’s great commission to send us forth to love and serve. Mass will include a multicultural Eucharistic procession.  
Watch livestream @ArchdioceseofSeattle on Vimeo and Facebook
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
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. 
Teachers Needed!
St. Vincent de Paul School is hiring! We are looking for some awesome teachers for these positions: first grade, middle school, music, and library. Complete an application through the Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools -- Frontline Recruitment ( and send a resume to Wanda Stewart at
Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:

Eufemia Del Rosario
Robin LaMoria 

For those who have died:
Jeanne Schilling