St. Vincent de Paul Parish Newsletter
First Sunday of Advent
November 25, 2021
Mass Times
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

Join us the first Monday of the Month at our 9am Mass with anointing of the sick afterwards
An All Parish Reconciliation Service with opportunity for individual confession. Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 at 7pm

Reconciliation Times

Saturdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm
This week we will be wrapping up our Stewardship Drive. Thank you to everyone who has already turned in a pledge card.

It's not to late to turn one in, click on the button below to fill out your Pledge Card.

Thank you for supporting St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
Message from your Parish Staff
Hello Parishioners,

My name is Laura Abounader and I just started working at St. Vincent de Paul Parish this past September and have been a parishioner for over 23 years. My two daughters attended St Vincent de Paul parish school and were very active in Mission Trek through middle and high school. I was involved in the Mothers and Others group for over 10 years, where I met many parishioners and their families, and made lifelong friends that are still going strong today.

Our family has enjoyed St Vincent's parish and the community it offers, all the volunteers, as well as the activities they offer. We are thankful for everyone and the gifts they give to the church and the community. I am also thankful to be working at my home parish and helping out wherever I am needed. I love seeing and interacting with people that come into the office, and all the activities that occur there. The staff here is amazing and it feels like I am working with my good friends, which I am.

Since I was a child attending St. Mary's parish in Spokane, I always wanted to find a similar church community on the West-side, and I have found it in St Vincent's. I feel very at home here. Our family loves coming to Mass and celebrating the holidays here, as part of a wonderful faith filled community. We are very lucky to have this. So with that, I want to thank all of you for your continued loving community and the gifts you give to St. Vincent de Paul church. It takes a village and that's what we have here.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.

Laura Abounader
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Mark your calendars. Simbang Gabi is going to be celebrated on December 18 at the 5pm mass. There will be the traditional procession of the parols (stars). This a Filipino tradition of joining together to follow the star to Jesus. We look forward to celebrating with you on December 18.!"

The Filipino Community is going to be hosting a Star Party, (the patrols), on December 11, after the 5pm mass. There will be instructions on how to make your Parol, music, and lots of fun. Be sure to join us in the South Narthex.
Every Christmas season St. Vincent’s has blessed our greater community with our Giving Tree. Once again this year, we will not have a tree with white paper doves to choose from. Just like last year, we will instead be collecting Gift Cards to help our neighbors in need purchase Christmas gifts. Last year, we raised over $8,000 in gift cards! Any gift card is great but if you are looking for recommendations Winco, Walmart, Target, and Safeway are great options. Be sure to get your gift cards from the school. You can call them (253-839-3532), pay on the phone, and Katie will pick them up. Nothing like doing a good deed from the comfort of your couch. If you pick up your own cards please drop them at the parish office. If it is after hours please place them in the black lock box to the left of the Parish office door. Do you think we can get $10,000 in gift cards this year?
CYO Basketball registration is now open!  
The following teams are being offered this season: 6th girls, 6th boys, 7th boys, and 8th boys.  
Please visit https://www.stvs.us/parents/cyo.cfm for more information and a link to register online.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks,

Barbara N. Brooks | CYO Athletic Director
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Cell 206 852 6570, barbara.brooks.n@gmail.com
It is almost time to go to Panera for lunch. The Vincentians are 55+ group wants you to join them for lunch on December 7th at noon at Panera. Please RSVP to the parish office.
Upcoming Revival information

Revival Schedule
November 24
No Revival ~ Happy Thanksgiving

December 1
Called to be a Saint

December 15
Revival Reconciliation Service.
Mothers and Others wants to help you get ready for Christmas. December 17 is our annual Christmas Catch Up. Bring your presents that need to be wrapped and any last minute Christmas project that you have. Meet us in the South Narthex of the Church at 7pm for a fun night of friendship and Christmas fun. Please RSVP to the parish office.
November 25, 2021
WATCH:
The Story of the Nativity:
The Truth of Christmas

LEARN:
Advent

LISTEN:
Prepare the Way of the King
By Dr Scott Hahn


Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:

For those who have died
Emily Arens
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.