St. Vincent de Paul Parish Newsletter
Third Sunday of Advent
December 9, 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
Reconciliation Times

Saturdays from
3:30pm-4:30pm
ADVENT
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 parols), 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.

One of the most beautiful parts of Simbang Gabi is when the children bring the starts into the Church at the beginning of mass. We would love to have your child bring in a star. If they want to process in with a star or Parol please let Katie know in the office.
This Monday, December 13, is the last day of our Virtual Giving Tree. Our Virtual Giving tree is collecting gift cards to give to families who need help this Christmas. Please bring your gift cards to the office this Monday. Thank you for helping us make Christmas wonderful for every family in our community. 
Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve Masses
December 24th
5:00pm, 7:00pm and 10:00pm


Christmas Day Masses
December 25th
9:00am, 11:00am


Message from your Parish Staff
Dear Parishioners,

Happy Advent! I love this time of year, the excitement and anticipation as we approach Christmas day makes me all warm and cozy inside. This year I realized that Advent, like our Stewardship, brings out peoples Time, Talent and Treasure.
 
Time – People are making the time to reach out to friends and family, either by calls, or texts as my teenagers prefer, setting up lunch or dinner dates or planning a family gathering.
Talent – This is the time of year everyone shows off their talents, whether it’s baking, crafting, singing, decorating or setting up the best lighting display in the neighborhood, people are using their Talent to bring Joy to one another.
Treasure – Yes, people are buying gifts for their loved ones but this is also the season where people share their Treasure through donating to many wonderful charitable organizations here in our community.
 
In my position here at St. Vincent I have a tendency to focus on “Treasure”. It’s not that I believe Treasure is the most important of the three T’s, it’s just that my position is surrounded by it. This year was the first year I headed up our Stewardship Drive and I got to enter in everyone’s pledges. It’s a tedious job but I loved it, every card shows me the generosity of our parishioners. Whether it’s a $250.00 a week pledge or a $5.00 a week pledge I am humbled by the amount of giving I see here at St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
 
As we continue on our Advent Journey and wait for our savior to come, I encourage you to focus on the three T’s. Spend TIME with your loved ones, slow down and enjoy the moment. Share your TALENT, make homemade gifts, break out into Christmas Carols with your beautiful voice, make Christmas cards and bring them to a Senior Center. Spread your TREASURE, find a local charitable organization and send a donation. Do one, or all, of these with a joyous heart. I guarantee it will bring you JOY this Advent Season.
 
Diana Carasa
Pastoral Assistant for Administration
Finances - Payroll - Facilities
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Revival Schedule
December 15
Reconciliation Service

December 22 and December 29
Christmas Break

January 5
The Miracle of Baptism 

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.
JustFaith is back. We are going to be offering Faith and Racial Justice the third and final installment of their Racial Justice Program. JustFaith will begin with an in person retreat on January 8th. We will then meet every Tuesday starting January 11 and ending March 1. We will meet on Zoom from 6:30pm to 9pm. 

Just in time for boosters and Children’s Vaccinations our parish is having a Covid 19/Booster vaccination clinic on January 9th and 30th from 9am to 1pm. 
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
December 9, 2021

WATCH:
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA: A STUDY IN PERSEVERANCE

LEARN:
LECTIO: Prayer-An Intimate Dialogue

LISTEN:
The Mystery of Christmas by Fr. Larry Richards

Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:

For those who have died

Imelda Ducusin
Mother of Vic Ducusin
Bernice Sienkiewich's
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.