Message from your Pastor
Mass this past Sunday was very emotional for me as we were able to celebrate two public Masses in the church courtyard for 100 people each.  People’s love of the liturgy and of the community was very palpable.  Just as the Eucharist is central in the life of a Catholic, so celebrating Mass with the community is central in the life of a priest.  It was good to be able to do that again, even in a limited way.

I know you miss Mass greatly and would want to celebrate Mass as often as possible. However, since we are limited to only 100 people at an outdoor Mass, we need to limit families to one Mass until all parishioners have had the opportunity to participate in a Mass. Some people have signed up for multiple Masses. We leave them at one Mass and cancel the reservations for all the others.  On Saturday morning, parishioners can check back and, if space is available for the next day, they can sign up for a second Mass – but not until Saturday. We feel this is the fairest way to let all parishioners have the opportunity to celebrate Mass. I ask for your patience and understanding.

According to state and local directives, those involved in ministry at the Mass are not counted as part of the 100 in attendance. Those who serve as music ministers, ushers, lectors, cleaners, sacristans, videographers and the like may be at more than one Mass. The moral of the story is to volunteer.

Reservations for Mass can be made on line at or by calling the parish office on Monday or Tuesday between 10:00 AM and 12 noon. Attendance at Mass is by reservation only.   

A general dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass remains in effect. Attendance at our outdoor Masses is voluntary. We continue to live stream our 10:30 Mass and post it on our parish webpage. 

Your continued social distancing will help our county curb the infection rate and get us to further stages of opening up.  Let’s all do what we can so we can to protect one another and move forward with reasonable safety.  

-Fr. Bill
Stay connected with your
St. Vincent de Paul Community
St. Vincent de Paul Parish Live Streams Mass Sundays at 10:30
St. Vincent's Church is open for private prayer.

The main church building will be open for private prayer from noon to 2:00 PM on Sundays and Wednesdays.  If you are out and about for your essential tasks, stop by for a little quiet prayer time before the Blessed Sacrament.
St. Vincent's
Prayer Initiative

We invite parishioners to sign up for a 30 minute prayer period so that prayer is constantly being offered throughout the day for our parish, for those suffering because of this pandemic and for those on the front lines of caring for sick and engaged in essential businesses for the common good. Pray as you like. It could be a rosary, liturgy of the hours, silent meditation, scripture reading or just talking to God.  
Annual Catholic Appeal
Virtual Events at St. Vincent's
Invitations have been sent out, if you do receive an invitation in the next couple of days please email Brita at
Calling all Vincentians

Join us for a Virtual Bible Study, designed specifically for those over 55
The parish is going to be offering a virtual Strengthfinders. Now you can discover your strenghths and how God wants you to use them from the comfort of your own home.
Combating Racism

As we struggle to understand and respond to the events of the past two weeks, below is a link to an article in the National Catholic Reporter, “The Assumptions of White Privilege and What We Can Do About It” by Fr. Bryan Massingale. 
Click here for Opportunities for more ways to help in our Community - lunch brigade, sewing masks, Federal Way Multi-Service Center Auction
Please continue to give:
Like you and your families, the church still has fiscal responsibilities, and your Sunday Contributions make up 90% of our parish income. If your household income has been affected by circumstances due to the corona virus we ask you to please offer up prayers for our church as your Sunday Giving.

Ways to give :
  • Online - signup to give onetime, weekly or monthly, click the link on the below to sign up.
  • Mail - you can mail us your contribution to 30525 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003.
For more information, or for assistance, please contact Diana at
Help Support our
Parish School

Parishioners can purchase scrip gift cards on Wednesdays. Call the office on Wednesday morning to place the order. When you arrive at school, call the school office and they will take the order out to your car.