St. Vincent de Paul
Parish Newsletter

January 6, 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
Reconciliation Times

Saturdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm
Message from your Parish Staff
Dear Parishioners,

When I was growing up my family would go to Glacier most years for our summer vacation. Some parts I really loved like spending the afternoons on the lake, riding my bike, and the excitement of seeing bears. There was one thing I really didn’t enjoy, and that was the two hikes that we would take as a family. I am sure that the views were beautiful but it was a lot of work and I would much rather be swimming at the lake. I think that there are “hikes” in all of our lives. The end is worth it but it is a lot of work to get there.

I think that parts of parenting are like a hike. A lot of work for a beautiful ending. (Side note about parenting and where my analogy falls apart. There is no guarantee of a beautiful ending in parenting which makes it so hard. There is a lot of hope, love, and prayer that goes into the ending). Taking small children to mass is a crazy hard hike and it takes a lot of time to get to the beautiful ending. I remember when our kids were little mass felt like a full contact sport that I was losing. Small children are not quiet they don’t like to sit still, and they are always hungry or thirsty. To make it even harder often times the people around us made it clear they preferred we were not there. The good news is we persevered on the hike and kids grow up and mass gets easier.

This week at mass I had the joy of sitting by some young families. It was beautiful to watch them and their children at mass. I want to thank you for being there and sharing your families with us. I know how hard mass can be but your family makes our church full of life and joy. Please keep coming the Church is to quiet without you. 

Katie Goodson
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Pastoral Assistant for Lay Ministry and Evangelization
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
It is a great time to be Catholic. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis want to hear from every Catholic in the world. He wants to know how the Church is alive in your life and how the Holy Spirit is working in your life. The fancy word he is using for this is Synod. We need your help with two things.
1.      We need people to lead these sessions and people to take notes.
2.      We need you to come to a session and tell us how the Church and the Holy Spirit are a part or not of your life.
To sign up to help our share please let Katie in the office know.
“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.”
January 8th
Saturday of Service click link to register and for more information. Revival/Mission Trek 2021-2022: January Service Saturday (signupgenius.com) We are asking all students that are being Confirmed to participate in one Saturday of Service.
January 12th
No Revival
January 19th
Revival the theme is the Miracle of Baptism
May 19th
Confirmation
JustFaith is back in January. This will be the last in our three part series on Racial Justice. The last two classes have really opened my eyes to race in our country. One of the best things that I have learned from this experience has been to really listen and love people even when I disagree with them. Please sign up in the parish office. Click the link for more information about this JustFaith series. Faith and Racial Justice: Changing Systems and Structures - JustFaith Ministries
The next Mothers and Others Ladies night is January 21st. Join us for dinner at Jimmy Mac's. Bring a white elephant gift to exchange. Please call the Parish office to sign up.
Great news, our Covid Vaccination Clinic is this weekend, January 9th from 9am to 1pm. The vaccination clinic is for
1.      Children 5-11
2.      Anyone over 12
3.      Boosters and your first or second dose
You can register or just show up. Here are the links to register. Please spread the word and help our community fight Covid.
5 years to 11 years
12 and up
Icon of the Month
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Founder, Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph (1774–1821)

Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church.
 
Born two years before the American Revolution, Elizabeth Ann Bayley was raised in a prosperous and staunchly Episcopalian family in New York City. At the age of twenty she married a successful merchant named William Seton, with whom she bore five children. Her fortunes underwent a drastic change, however, when her husband’s business failed and he was then stricken with tuberculosis. Desperate to improve his health, she accompanied him and their daughter on a voyage to Italy. But William did not survive the journey.
 
In Italy, Elizabeth captivated everyone by her kindness, patience, good sense, wit, and courtesy. During this time Elizabeth became interested in the Catholic Faith and, over a period of months, her Italian friends guided her in Catholic instruction. Upon her return, however, she confronted severe anti-Catholic prejudices among her family and their social circle and soon found herself isolated and penniless.

 Elizabeth's desire for the Bread of Life was to be a strong force leading her to the Catholic Church.
 
Having lost her mother at an early age, Elizabeth felt great comfort in the idea that the Blessed Virgin was truly her mother. She asked the Blessed Virgin to guide her to the True Faith and officially joined the Catholic Church in 1805.
 
At the suggestion of the president of St. Mary's College in Baltimore, Maryland, Elizabeth started a school in that city. The school had originally been secular but once news of her entrance to Catholicism spread, several girls were removed from her school. It was then that Elizabeth, and two other young women who helped her in her work, began plans for a Sisterhood. They established the first free Catholic school in America. When the young community adopted their rule, they made provisions for Elizabeth to continue raising her children.
 
On March 25, 1809, Elizabeth Seton pronounced her vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, binding for one year. From that time, she was called Mother Seton.
 
Although Mother Seton became afflicted with tuberculosis, she continued to guide her children. The Rule of the Sisterhood was formally ratified in 1812. It was based upon the Rule St. Vincent de Paul had written for his Daughters of Charity in France. By 1818, in addition to their first school, the sisters had established two orphanages and another school. Today, six groups of sisters can trace their origins to Mother Seton's initial foundation.
 
 Seton's favorite prayer was the 23rd Psalm and she developed a deep devotion to the Eucharist, Sacred Scripture, and the Virgin Mary.
 
For the last three years of her life, Elizabeth felt that God was getting ready to call her, and this gave her great joy. Mother Seton died in 1821 at the age of 46, only sixteen years after becoming a Catholic. She was beatified by Pope John XXIII on March 17, 1963 and was canonized on September 14, 1975 by Pope Paul VI.
 
“The gate of heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.” St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton
OTHER INFORMATION
A huge thank you to everyone who helped decorate the Church. Once again you out did yourselves. Your hard work made our Church beautiful. If you would like to help with our Art and Environment group please let Katie know.
 
A few months ago I told you a big truth that angels do not clean our Church. I want to tell you another truth about Church cleaning. Men can also clean the church. If you would like to help clean the Church please let Katie know. A big thank you to everyone who is keeping our Church clean.
Katie Goodson
kgoodson@stvincentparish.org
Please remember to wear a mask covering your mouth and nose at all times when on our Parish Campus. This new Covid Variant is very contagious but we still want to keep our doors open for worship. If you or a family member are not feeling well, please stay home and join us for Mass via livestream at 11AM on Sunday. Together as a faith community we will get through this.
Week of January 2, 2022

WATCH:
God's Doorkeeper
St Andre' of Montreal
LEARN:
Formed Now!
How to Pray
LISTEN:
Prepare the Way of the King By
Dr. Scott Hahn
Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:
Nome Augustine, Gloria Salamanca
Brian Augustine. Arturo Fernandez
Rvi Fernandez
For those in our Community
that have passed away

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.