St. Vincent de Paul
Parish Newsletter

March 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

Saturdays from

Join us the first Monday of the Month at our 9am Mass with anointing of the sick afterwards.
Stations of the Cross start tonight Friday, March 4th in the church at 7pm.

We will also have Stations of the Cross outside for those wanting to social distance and is available from 8:30am-3:30pm, on Fridays in the courtyard.
THE PILLARS OF LENT As we begin our Lenten journey, reflect on how your prayers, fasting and almsgiving can guide you. As Pope Francis explains, these are “elements which, when lived sincerely, can transform life and provide a sure foundation for dignity and fraternity.” How can practicing the Lenten pillars transform your life and the lives of our sisters and brothers around the world? Visit to learn more.

Lent 2022 starts on Ash Wednesday, March 2, and lasts until the beginning of the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, followed by the Triduum and Easter. Lent is a time to renew our faith. What will you do this Lent to grow closer to Jesus?

Please visit the Seattle Archdiocese’s Lent webpage for weekly reflections from the archbishop, fasting guidelines, inspiration, resources and more. 
For those not able to join us in person for Mass, please use the following prayer that will be prayed after Communion.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in this Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least
spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Saint for the Month of March
Saint Katharine Drexel
(November 26, 1858 – March 3, 1955)
If your father is an international banker and you ride in a private railroad car, you are not likely to be drawn into a life of voluntary poverty. But if your mother opens your home to the poor three days each week and your father spends half an hour each evening in prayer, it is not impossible that you will devote your life to the poor and give away millions of dollars. Katharine Drexel did that.
Born in Philadelphia in 1858, she had an excellent education and traveled widely. As a rich girl, Katharine also had a grand debut into society. But when she nursed her stepmother through a three-year terminal illness, she saw that all the Drexel money could not buy safety from pain or death, and her life took a profound turn.

Katharine had always been interested in the plight of the Indians, having been appalled by what she read in Helen Hunt Jackson’s A Century of Dishonor. While on a European tour, she met Pope Leo XIII and asked him to send more missionaries to Wyoming for her friend Bishop James O’Connor. The pope replied, “Why don’t you become a missionary?” His answer shocked her into considering new possibilities.
Back home, Katharine visited the Dakotas, met the Sioux leader Red Cloud and began her systematic aid to Indian missions.
Katharine Drexel could easily have married. But after much discussion with Bishop O’Connor, she wrote in 1889, “The feast of Saint Joseph brought me the grace to give the remainder of my life to the Indians and the Colored.” Newspaper headlines screamed “Gives Up Seven Million!”
After three and a half years of training, Mother Drexel and her first band of nuns—Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored—opened a boarding school in Santa Fe. A string of foundations followed. By 1942, she had a system of black Catholic schools in 13 states, plus 40 mission centers and 23 rural schools. Segregationists harassed her work, even burning a school in Pennsylvania. In all, she established 50 missions for Indians in 16 states.
Two saints met when Mother Drexel was advised by Mother Cabrini about the “politics” of getting her order’s Rule approved in Rome. Her crowning achievement was the founding of Xavier University in New Orleans, the first Catholic university in the United States for African Americans.
At 77, Mother Drexel suffered a heart attack and was forced to retire. Apparently her life was over. But now came almost 20 years of quiet, intense prayer from a small room overlooking the sanctuary. Small notebooks and slips of paper record her various prayers, ceaseless aspirations, and meditations. She died at 96 and was canonized in 2000.
Dear Parishioners,
I spent more time than usual checking my phone this past weekend. It did not matter where I was or what I was doing, the exception was during Mass.
I felt a dark, gnawing obligation to stay up-to-the-minute informed on the tragic, horrific events unfolding in Ukraine. All I could do, aghast at the wanton destruction of life and the callous disregard for international norms and respect, was check on news updates of what was happening in Ukraine. Hardly a great act of global solidarity. But I feel as though I am not alone in this frustration.
During this time, I thought of all those both in Ukraine and around the world who would not get a moment of rest and leisure for the near future. I thought of all those families with young children now adrift in a sea of impossible, unimaginable choices. And as I drove through the city streets, I thought of those who are now forced to flee their homes and homeland on whatever means of transportation is readily accessible: train, car, foot.
Though so very few of us can affect real, geopolitical change in this moment of darkness, there are a few key things I do believe each of us can and should do. As we prepare for the beginning of the Lenten season, I invite you to consider the following:
1.     We must pray. Pope Francis – and faith leaders around the world – have implored us to carry the people of Ukraine in prayer and make peace a goal of our Lenten fasting. Let us pray for peace. Let our Lenten fast be one in which we make room in our hearts for both that spark of peace and the intentions of those caught in the crossfire of war.
2.     We must stay informed – and help when possible. We bear witness to both scenes of suffering and dehumanization, as well as scenes of resilience and compassion. In moments like these, we cannot turn a blind eye; we cannot pretend that the agony of one part of our human family does not affect the rest of us. “If one part [of the Body of Christ] suffers, all the parts suffer with it.” (1 Cor 12:26). One way we can provide aid is through Catholic Relief Services.

Families in Ukraine need your help!
3. Finally, we must reflect on ourselves. by discovering God’s will for our lives and subsequently choosing that good – for the benefit of ourselves and all of God’s people. In short, good choices lead us into good relationships; good relationships are at the foundation of a world of justice, peace, and reconciliation.
The dehumanizing nature of war is just the starkest, most tragic manifestation of a failure to choose the good, a failure to discover God’s desire for us and our world. And war, such as the one we are witnessing now, is a culmination of such failures, of missed opportunities to choose the good.
What does this mean for us? It means that we, right now, in our lives, need to take stock of the choices we are making, of the relationships we are tending to, of the care we show ourselves and others. War and violence do not occur in a vacuum. There are historical grievances at work in the violence we see today.
So, let us continue praying for the people of Ukraine and Russia, for those most vulnerable members of our human family forced from their homes or now struggling in the face of sanctions from a war they do not support.
Let us pray for wise, prudent decision-making and the protection of all human life.
Let us pray for courage, for resilience, for reconciliation, justice, and peace.
Tu hermanito,
Deacon Juan F. Lezcano, OFS
Revival Schedule
March 5
Saturday of Service
Each Confirmation Student is asked to attend one Saturday of Service.
Please follow the link to sign up and for more information.
March 9
Revival – Topic to be Announced
Paperwork due ~ St. Name, Baptism Form & Sponsor Form

March 23
 All Parish Reconciliation Service
Revival is not happening but we are encouraging all families to attend the Reconciliation Service.

Middle School Retreat

Attention all 6th -8th graders. We have a super fun evening coming for you March 29 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. NET is going to be here to lead a retreat for all of you. NET is a group of young people who will lead games, talks, pray, and hang out. Follow the link to learn more The cost is $25. To register please contact Katie at If you would like to host a couple of team members please let me know.
"Let Your Light Shine"
Matthew 5:16

The St Vincent's School 39th Annual P.A.C.E. Auction & Gala Dinner is coming up! RSVP is March 4, 2022 for Gala. 

It will be March 19th at Seattle Airport Marriott
No Host Cocktails & Silent Auction Followed by Dinner Live Auction Auctioneer Paul Schenfeld Followed by Dancing Until 11:30 pm Doors Open at 5:00 pm Seattle Tickets $80—Per Person. RSVP By Friday, March 4, 2022 Please return your reservation card along with payment to: St. Vincent de Paul School c/o Auction Committee 30527 8th Avenue South Federal Way, Washington 98003
Thank you to our
 Presenting Sponsor

If you would like to attend our PACE Brighter together Auction please contact Tina Mancuso at the school office 253 839 3532
We are going back to the 80's at the St Vincent de Paul School free silent Auction Saturday, March 12th in the school gym from 7-10pm. For Adults only. Please join us and for some fun and support the school.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative
Test within 24 hours will need to be provided per Washington State Mandates.

Please RSVP to Tina Mancuso at 253.839.3532 or
Scout Sunday

Scouts try their best to live by the 12 points of the Scout Law seven days a week, 365 days a year.
But each February, around the time of the BSA’s birthday, Scouts are asked to pause and pay extra attention to the Scout law’s finishing touch: reverent.
Through the celebrations known as Scout Sunday, Scouts take a moment to reflect on their faith.
Every unit can celebrate Scout Sunday as they choose, so this year it was postpone till this Sunday on March 7. This is a very important occasion for Scout units supported by faith-based chartered organizations.

In those units, the celebrations offer a great opportunity to give back in a public way. This year due to COVID restrictions, we are celebrating the great contributions that Scouts provide to our community by having a special blessing for Scouts at Mass. We encourage Scouts to wear their uniforms at all the Masses this weekend.
New Parishioners to St Vincent Parish

  Peter Ngethe Ngumba
Lilian Bosibori Omayo & Family
      David & Miriam Dawson Family 

The March for Diapers has begun and our drop off spot is empty. Please bring your diapers to donate this weekend. This past year the March for Diapers gave 8,000 diapers to the Western Washington Prepares program. 
“What the heck is a Synod,” you ask? Good news for you I have the answer. Follow this link to watch Fr. Frank explain the synod.
Now that you have watched the video, sign up here to be part of the synod.
Week of March 4, 2022
Everyday Heroes

Lectio: The Case For Jesus

12 Stories About Aquinas With Peter Kreeft
Prayers of the Faithful

For those who are sick:

Tamara Fix
For those in our Community
who have passed away:

Andrew Campbell-
husband to Julie Campbell
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.