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St. Vincent de Paul
Parish Newsletter

January 13, 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,

“Excuse me” I said, “Who are you?” Vanessa, “It’s me!” I stop for a moment trying to recall this student in front of me who clearly, I once knew.  He obviously knows me but between his mask and being on 2 maternity leaves and a sabbatical over the past two years I can’t place him. I continue to talk with him as if I remember him and trying not to be too awkward about it.  Meanwhile I am going as fast as I can through my mental rolodex to try and place this student…and then all of a sudden it dawns of me who this student is. 
My mind is blown. Last time I saw him, he stood at my shoulders and now he towered over me. His voice had changed, his hair was long and curly and all I could think was…it has only been 2 years. I slowly looked around at the other students gathering for the first night of Revival and I started seeing all of my former students but not as I remembered them. So much had changed, clearly I had changed and yet the heart of SVDP I realized had not.

Even though the world had continued turning over the past 2 years students were still gathering to seek truth.  They were gathering to learn about their faith, to wrestle with questions, to meet Jesus in prayer and to find support in their community. While we change our God does not. While we change, God’s desire to know us and meet us where we are does not stop. While we change, our God continues to love us, guide us and calls us to be instruments of peace in this ever-changing world. 

It is a joy to be back! It is a privilege to journey with students again! I can’t wait for Mission Trek to start up again at the end of the month and I can’t wait to have the awkward moment of trying to recall who you are and then experiencing the joy of recognition!  

Vanessa Tompkins,
Youth Ministry
 Baptism of young children at
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
We celebrate baptisms of young children (0-6 years) five times each year at one of our weekend Masses. Our next celebration of baptisms is on the weekend of February 5/6. Parents/guardians are asked to participate in Baptism Preparation Classes to update their understanding of baptism, the important responsibilities of Christian parenting, and to learn more about the many ways our parish supports families. Upcoming classes are on Sunday, January 23, 30 & February 13 (post-baptism), 6:30-8:00 pm in the Willenborg Parish Center Living Room. To schedule an initial interview and reserve a date for your child's baptism, or for more information, please contact Deacon Juan Lezcano, OFS at or through the parish office at 253-839-2320.

Commonly Asked Questions
Are there any requirements in order to have my child baptized at St. Vincent? One or both Parents/Guardians are required to be a baptized Catholic and a registered parishioner.
Who can be a godparent? Church law requires that there must be at least one qualified godparent for the child baptized. Godparents need to be active, practicing and confirmed Catholics at least 16 years in age. Godparents need to submit written proof of registration from their parish.
Can a non-Catholic be a godparent? No, only a Catholic can be a godparent because they are asked to promise to help support raising the child in the Catholic faith.
What if the godparents can't come to the actual celebration? You can have a proxy stand in for the godparent(s) if they live in another area, state or, are otherwise unavailable.
Can I schedule a private baptism? No, unless there is an exceptional circumstance. Baptism celebrates the initiation of the child into the parish community and it is very important that the community is present at the time of the celebration.

January 19th
Revival the theme is the
Miracle of Baptism
May 19th
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.

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.
Students will lector at all the masses on January 29th and 30th. 

Please call the school to schedule an Open House Appointment. 253.839.3532

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

Thanks to everyone who was able to take part in our Vaccine/Booster clinic last weekend. Even our staff participated, Deacon Juan is pictured here.
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.
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.”
 CYO Volleyball registration is now open through February 3rd, 2022!
The following teams are being offered this season: 6th girls
If you or someone you know is interested in coaching, please reach out to the CYO Athletic Director, Barbara Brooks, at (206) 852-6570 or
Please visit for more information and a link to register online.
Go Stars!!!
Barbara N. Brooks | CYO Athletic Director 
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
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 13, 2022

John Paul II: I kept Looking for you
Formed Now! Misery Meets Mercy:
Saint Faustina Kowalska
7 Secrets of Confession by Vinny Flynn
Prayers of
the Faithful

For those who are sick:
Rita McFarland

For those in our Community who have passed away:
Nomina Joe

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.