Message from your Pastor
Rite of Christian Initiation

Eleven adults and twelve children have been waiting to be received into the Church.  Normally we do that at the Easter Vigil after a period of prayerful preparation during Lent.  With Covid-19 all that was placed on hold as public celebrations of the Mass were canceled out of concern for the health and wellbeing of all our parishioners, especially the most vulnerable.

With joy, I announce that these individuals will be received into the faith at two separate liturgies; one on July 18 th and the other on July 25 th.  So that their families can gather with them, these Masses will not be open to parishioners, except those who have served as catechists and sponsors. However, I invite you to keep them in your prayers.

This Sunday at both Masses those who are preparing for Baptism will undergo one of the Scrutinies. Normally there are three that take place during Lent.  This is a prayer by the church that God reveal to those preparing for baptism all that is weak and sinful so that they may experience true healing from our Savor. We also pray that they know all that is good and graced in their lives so that it may be ever strengthened.
 
It is a good template for prayer for all of us: forgiveness and healing for sin, strengthening of the virtues.   The first keeps us humble; the second fills us with gratitude.    This week I would suggest we include in our prayer the request for God to strengthen one virtue. The cardinal virtues are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The theological virtues are faith, hope, and charity. Other virtues could include Courage, Tranquility, Diligence, Focus, Equanimity, Humility, Integrity and Wisdom. (I just googled “virtues”)  Is there one virtue you would like God to strengthen? Ask for it in prayer.

-Fr. Bill
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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 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.  
SEEL Retreat Invites you to a deeper relationship to God
The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a 9 month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, meeting at St. Joseph in Seattle. The SEEL retreat goes from September through May and is a dynamic, transformational program of prayer and spiritual direction that can be done by in the midst of your daily life.  SEEL is accepting applications now for the retreat starting in September 2020.  Because the safety of all participants is our highest priority, SEEL is prepared to offer the retreat either in person OR virtually depending on the current public health situation.  Learn more at our website at  www.seelpugetsound.org  or call 206-721-3518. Email  info@seelpugetsound.org .

Please Prayerfully Give
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 dcarasa@stvincentparish.org
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