St. Vincent
de Paul
Parish Newsletter

February 4, 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
Great News for everyone!!! The 2022 calendars are now in. Please pick up yours in the Narthex after Mass.

Reconciliation Times:

Saturdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Join us the first Monday of the Month at our 9am Mass with anointing of the sick afterwards.
Saint Andrew Kim Taegon
Christianity came to Korea during the Japanese invasion in 1592, most likely brought by Christian Japanese soldiers. Because Korea refused almost any contact with the outside world, evangelization was difficult. However, around 1777, Christian literature obtained from Jesuits in China made its way into Korea, and the number of Koreans who learned about Christianity grew. This group of Korean Catholics formed a home church and met in secret, to avoid persecution, and without any priests to celebrate the Sacraments. Religious freedom did not come to Korea until 1883; until then, Christians could be sentenced to death for practicing their faith. Andrew Kim Taegon (1821–1846) was the first native Korean to be ordained to the priesthood. Along with ministering to the Catholics in Korea, Andrew was assigned the responsibility to arrange for missionaries to enter the country without being discovered. Unfortunately, he was caught by the authorities and arrested. Rather than renounce his faith, Andrew faced torture, and was later beheaded. Andrew was just 25 years old when he sacrificed his life in witness to his faith.
Persecution of Christians in Korea occurred throughout the 19th century. One hundred and three Christians were martyred. Among them were a few bishops and priests, but most were laypeople.

Welcome to our newest St Vincent Parishioners. If you see them please welcome them.

 Victoria Galbraith
Joseph Nguyen
LadyJane Okere
Patricia Perkins
 Casey & Kelly Stiles 
Claudia & Brandon Seilinger
2021 Year End Giving Statements were sent out this week. If we have your email on file it was emailed to you, sometimes it arrives in your Junk mail so please check there too. If we do not have an email on file we mailed out a hard copy of your statement. For questions about your tax statement please email Kim at or call Diana at 253-839-2320 x206.
The NORTHWEST CATHOLIC Collection is happening this weekend. Through NORTHWEST CATHOLIC magazine, and social media, the Church is able to enter every home with a message of hope that the world so desperately needs, especially in this time of social separation. Your generosity allows Northwest Catholic magazine to be sent free of charge to all Catholics in Western Washington. Thank you for your past and continued support sharing the Word with others through this annual collection.
Dear Parishioners,

This last advent Ryan suggested that we pray with “Memento Mori: A Companion on the Last Things,” advent book. At first I was a little skeptical about how meditating on death, judgement, heaven, and hell would help prepare me for Advent. It ended up being a life changing meditation for me. The reflections reminded me to keep first things first. I am not made for this earth. I am going to die, and I need to be living for heaven. I can’t recommend it enough. (There is a Lenten Meditation)
I want to share with all of you my favorite passage from the book. It is a quote from St. Mechtilde. She was born in 1240 to a noble family. She followed her older sister and became an Benediction nun. She was known for her beautiful voice and intimate relationship to the Lord. He had her write the book, “The Book of Special Graces.” It is from this book that my favorite quote comes from.
Saint Mechtilde to Jesus: “O sweetest Jesus, if it is so pleasing to you that humanity should trust in you, tell me, I pray, what should I believe about your ineffable goodness?”
               Our Lord replied: “You must believe with a firm hope that after your death I will receive you as a father receives his well-beloved child, that I will share all that I have with you and will give you part of myself. Further, I will receive you as a friend receives his dearest friend and I will show you a greater love then friend ever received from friend. I will also receive you as a spouse receives his new bride whom he loves intensely, with so much delight and sweetness. No spouse ever multiplied for his bride so much tenderness as I will lavish on you, filling you with joy and inebriating you with a torrent of happiness from my divinity.”
St. Mechtilde replied: “What will you give to those who trust in these promises?”
Our Lord answered: “I will give them a thankful heart, with which they will receive my gifts gratefully; I will give them my loving heart, with which they will love me faithfully, and lastly I will give them hearts to praise me as the heavenly choirs praise me, loving and blessing me always. 
Katie Goodson
Assistant for Lay Ministry and Evangelization
253 839-2320
We are now enrolling new students for 2022-23.
Call the school office for information and to schedule a tour of our school.
253 839-3532.

Thank you,
Wanda Stewart
St. Vincent de Paul School
30527 8th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Please remember that saint names, baptism certificates, and sponsor paperwork is due by March 9.

February 9 ~ The Healing Anointing
February 23 ~ The Nourishment of the Eucharist
 Are you creative, enjoy paper crafts and want to help us pray for those preparing for Sacraments such as First Communion, Confirmation, Baptism, Matrimony and Reception into the Church?
Seeking a volunteer, or two, to work together to create prayer boards to be displayed in the Narthex during Lent. 
Please contact Kim Bowman at if interested!

High School Retreat

March 19-March 20 at Camp Koinania in Cle Elem.

Parents must attend a parent meeting on February 9th. This is also the last day to register. 

Middle School Retreat

March 29 from 6:30pm to -8:30pm
Hosted by NET Ministries
Cost is $25. If you have any questions about Revival or the retreats please contact Katie. 253 839-2320.
Bible Study during Lent in Preparation for the Easter Triduum

Beginning Tuesdays, March 1 – April 12, 6:30-8:00 pm or Wednesdays, March 2 – April 13, 10:00-11:30 am.
Facilitator: Valerie Jacobs
Location: Willenborg Living Room
Cost: $10.00 for book

Register in person at the Office or by email:
The gospel stories of the passion and resurrection of Jesus are at the core of Christian faith, revealing the nature of God, the person of Jesus, and the path of every disciple. Explore these essential stories in the unique accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with reliable guide Stephen Binz, and embrace the cross and resurrection in your own life during Lent in preparation for the Easter Triduum. Valerie Jacobs will facilitate 6 lessons that include a book with commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and lectures by Stephen J. Binz.

Stephen J. Binz is a biblical scholar, award-winning author, popular speaker, and pilgrimage guide. He studied Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Jerusalem and has developed dozens of books and programs in biblical theology and spirituality.
Mothers and Others is having a Cricut Party, and I am not talking about the bug. Join us at the Church on February 25 at 7pm to get your crafting on. Let the parish office know if you would like to join us for this super fun time.
Upcoming Vincentian Events
March 1
While Elephant Bingo
April 5
Guest Lenten Speaker
May 3

After a month of snow, Covid and fog the Vincentians are back.
This month is our last Vincentians gathering at a restaurant. On February 15 we will meet at Red Lobster for lunch at noon. Please RSVP so that we reserve your spot for lunch.

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
Secular Franciscan Order

Have you been longing for a way to live the Gospel more fully, more intentionally, in your daily life?
Do you have a desire to belong to a community of believers who have a similar desire?
Have you been searching for a way to renew your baptismal commitment, to deepen your relationship with God, to give witness to the reign of God in our time and place?
If so, perhaps the Lord is inviting YOU
to live the life of a Secular Franciscan!
Feel free to contact Deacon Juan F. Lezcano, OFS at or (253) 878-6487, who will be happy to provide you with more information.
Orden Franciscana Seglar

¿Has estado anhelando una manera de vivir el Evangelio más plenamente, con un mejor propósito en tu vida diaria?
¿Tienes el deseo de pertenecer a una comunidad de creyentes que tengan un deseo similar?
¿Has estado buscando una manera de renovar tu compromiso bautismal, para profundizar tu relación con Dios, y así dar testimonio del Reino de Dios en nuestro tiempo y lugar?
¡Si es así, tal vez el Señor te esté invitando
para vivir la vida de un Franciscano Seglar!
No dude y pónganse en contacto con el Diácono Juan F. Lezcano, OFS, o (253) 878-6487, que estará encantado de proporcionarle más información.
“Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people can’t tell the difference.”
This quote is what the synod is all about. The Holy Father wants to hear your thoughts on the Lord and his Church. Right now we need two things.
1.      We need people to listen. If you would like to lead a listening session please let Katie know in the office.
2.      We want to listen to you. Next week the dates of the listening sessions will be announced. Please mark your calendar and make your voice heard at one of the listening sessions.

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.
Week of February 4, 2022
Formed Now! How and Why to Pray the Rosary
Truth to Inspire: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Prayers of the Faithful

For those who are sick:

For those in our Community
who have passed away:

Reverend Thomas Park
Bob Olson wife of Janis Olson
Remy Diaz Cruz
brother of Tina Biersack
Esther Brewer
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.