Message from your Pastor
How we Celebrate Mass

Starting November 1st, our parish will implement the new posture of kneeling after the “Lamb of God” until it is time for one to join in the communion procession (see last week’s newsletter). This comes from our archbishop’s desire for greater unity in how the Mass is celebrated throughout the archdiocese.    This unity is also expressed in how we join in the communion procession. The archbishop writes:

When we go forward to receive Communion, we do so as part of a procession with the whole gathered community. We become what we receive: the Body of Christ. For this reason, unity of posture is important in the Communion procession as well. . As we move in procession to the altar, we bow before receiving the Body or Blood of Christ, and remain standing to receive Holy Communion, whether the host or the chalice. To kneel at this point, or to add other gestures, individualizes the reception of Communion. But this is not the moment for personal expressions of piety, which can distract others and draw attention to ourselves. Rather, reverent in our belief in the Lord’s true presence in the Eucharist, this is the time when we should be most unified as a community. In receiving the Body of Christ, we become one with Christ, and through Christ, one with everyone else who receives the same Eucharistic Lord.

Unity, together with Joy and Faithfulness, are the three values we have been focusing on in our parish. Living out these values will help us move toward our parish vision of being a growing Catholic community, united and passionate in deepening and sharing our relationship with Jesus Christ through justice love and compassion. AS we approach the Eucharist and how we celebrate Mass, let us do so with Joy, Faithfulness and Unity.

-Fr. Bill
Gathering Around the Altar: 
Monthly Gatherings In Person
OR via Live Stream
Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm

Now more than ever we desire to be in community. Each family will have the opportunity to gather in the church once a month to participate in activities & teachings related to the Eucharist. To accommodate as many families as possible, we will be offering three similar gatherings that are focused toward different audiences. We know many families have children that span a variety of age groups but you know your family best, so we're asking you to select one of our three offered "tracks." Please keep in mind the whole family is encouraged to attend together and are welcome even if they don't fit the "target audience." The one exception to this is the adult track which is only for those 18+. 

  1. Elementary - target audience is ages 6-12
  2. Teens - target audience is ages 13-18
  3. Adults - target audience is individuals or couples ages 18+
Providing as safe an environment as we can

Part of our safety protocols for gathering in the church for Mass is to provide as much fresh air as possible.  We have adjusted our air system to provide as much ventilation as possible and we open the west doors as Mass begins.  We will continue to open the doors even as the weather gets colder. Please come to church prepared for it to be cooler.   It is part of our safety protocols.
November: Book of Remembrance

Due to Covid restrictions we will not be displaying the Book of Remembrance for parishioners to write the names of their loved ones into. Instead we ask you to call the office at 253.839.2320 or email us and we will write the name in for you.
Sunday Mass

We can always use more volunteers to help us with our Sunday Masses. If you are interested in being an Usher or Cleaner please contact Katie Goodson at kgoodson@stvincentparish.org
Daily Mass

The parish continues to recruit volunteers to make it possible to offer daily Mass on Monday mornings and Thursday evenings.  We need people to serve as sacristans, lectors, ushers, hosts, and church cleaners.  Contact Katie Goodson to volunteer kgoodson@stvincentparish.org
Communion to the Sick and Homebound

Did you know that prior to to Covid we were bringing communion to nearly 100 people? We would like to start bringing communion to our parishioners again but sadly most of our volunteers are no longer able to due their age or health concerns. We need your help! Please contact Katie Goodson at kgoodson@stvincentparish.org if you can volunteer in this important ministry.
"Most Likely to be a Lancer! Please join us for Kennedy Catholic Virtual Open House on October 28 from 6:30-8:30pm. During that time, you will have the opportunity to virtually tour our campus, meet faculty and staff, and learn about the amazing opportunities that await at Kennedy Catholic. Register today: www.kennedyhs.org/RSVP."
Finding Calm in the Storm:
Practical Ways to Find Peace at Home
Learn to apply basic practices from St. Benedict’s proven rule of life to cultivate stability, balance, and peace at home for families of all sizes and ages ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE Office of Marriage, Family Life & Formation

When:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT

Where:
This is an online event.

Contact:
Deacon Eric Paige
Office of Marriage, Family Life & Formation
206-382-4864
Prayers of the Deceased
Please pray for:

  • Donna Hansen, wife of Gary Hansen
Prayerfully Give
This weekend, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis is inviting the entire church to support priests, religious and lay leaders around the world as they bring the Gospel to those most in need. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and be generous in your support of next week’s collection.
Sunday Giving:
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 your contribution to 30525 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003.