St. Vincent de Paul Parish Newsletter
May 20, 2021
We are 58% of the way to our Annual Catholic Appeal Goal this year!

Help us reach our goal so that any remaining dollars raised can go towards replacing the soap and paper towel dispensers on campus to TOUCHFREE!

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!
Many are wondering how and when we will be implementing changes in our COVID protocols in light of the CDC announcements and Governor Inslee’s updated guidelines for gatherings. The Archdiocese has recommended two options: 1. Uphold current guidance, or 2. Create a vaccinated section. There are pros and cons to each option. The Archdiocese stated that it is up to the Pastor’s discretion to do what is right for his parish. As Father Bill is still on sabbatical, we are maintaining our current protocols for the next few weeks. We are working as a staff to explore all options to create more space and opportunities for more parishioners to attend Mass in person. We are constrained in part because we have visiting priests scheduled until the end of June. To add a Mass, our pastor or his designate has to request additional priests request additional priests through the Archdiocese; allow time for the Archdiocese to find a priest or priests to fill in for the new Mass; and then find and schedule additional volunteers for the new Mass. Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate these ever changing times.
May 23rd

True Reformers: Episode 3
St. Philip Neri

Formed Now: the Holy Spirit in Light of Pentecost

The Holy Spirit:
Third Person of the Trinity
By Fr. Shannon Collins

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

“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament … There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
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.
Father Bill Farwell 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.

  1. Fr. Bill will be celebrating both Masses on June 13.
  2. 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 food trucks and time to talk with Fr. Bill. (Socially Distanced) There will be ice cream after the 5pm Mass.
  3. Keep sending your pictures and memories of Fr. Bill to Katie at
Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:

Eufemia Del Rosario 

For those who have died:
Kathryn Truax
Theresa Payne
Elias Hernando Mostairo Ferrer
Sharon Mattson  

Upcoming Virtual Events in the Archdiocese