Message from your Parish Staff
Four and a half years ago my family and I moved here from Idaho so that I could begin working at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. (this is Katie Goodson by the way) I would have to say that moving to Washington and being a part of the St. Vincent de Paul community has been a great blessing to me and my family. It is hard to believe that a quarter of my time living here has been in a pandemic. A pandemic that has challenged all of us.

I remember last March how overwhelming it was to start remote learning and working from home. The world and my life felt very out of control. During that time the Lord gave me this beautiful image of a snow globe. My family and I were the center of the snow globe and someone had shaken it up and the snow was flying. The snow globe image represented how out of control my life felt. God spoke to my heart and reminded me that no matter how much I was shaken or all the chaos that swirled around me, I was going to be ok. I was going to be ok because God was my anchor. No matter what happens around me, to me, or in me I am ok because I know who I am. I am Katie daughter of the king. The creator of the universe loves me and the chaos of the world cannot hurt me.

I share this story with you because each one of us has this powerful identity. We are children of the King and He loves us and He never leaves us. When our world is shaken the Lord walks with us and we are not alone. I want to encourage you that whatever is going on in your life lean into Jesus. He will meet you in your pain, your joy, and the mundane of your life.


-Katie Goodson | Pastoral Assistant for Lay Ministry and Evangelization
Message from your P.A.A.
This week we are taking a collection to support the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. This is a national collection sponsored by the USCCB. The Appeal primarily supports home mission dioceses in the U.S. and its territories that are unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship and service due to unstable finances, vast distances or difficult terrain. Grants may also be given to other dioceses in the U.S. to support particular projects, and to organizations and religious communities engaged in missionary work. The appeal principally funds evangelization activities, religious education, ministry training for priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, and laypeople and the support of poor parishes across the country. Please be generous in your support of Catholic Home Missions. Envelopes can be found in your monthly envelope packet, or at the check-in desk at Mass. Thank you!
-Tracey Rockwell
Mass Times:

Sunday - 10:30 AM (Live Streamed)
5:00 PM

Monday - 9:00 AM


PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SUNDAY MASS PER MONTH.
We have parishioners who have not been able to register for any Masses.

Reservations are required to attend Sunday Mass in person
Reconciliation Times
beginning February 1st

Saturdays: 3pm-4pm

During Lent:
Saturdays: 3pm-4pm
Sundays: 3:30pm -4:30pm

Reservations are required
Lent - February 17th thru April 1st
“Into the Desert: A Lenten Study on Prayer.”

When: Sundays, beginning February 21st
Time: 3pm - 4pm (informal gathering begins at 2:30pm)
Where: Zoom


We are going to be doing the Formed program, “Into the Desert: A Lenten Study on Prayer.” Follow the link for more information on the study. https://watch.formed.org/into-the-desert

This study is open to all parents in our parish no matter the age of your children or if you have ever come before. If you want to learn more about prayer and how to pray then this study is for you. To sign up call the parish office or email Katie at kgoodson@stvincentparish.org.
Fridays in Lent we encourage everyone to participate in Stations of the Cross. Due to COVID restrictions and our limited staff we will only be holding one "in person" Stations of the Cross.
LIVE STREAMING STATIONS

Join us on Fridays at 7:00pm

February 19th
February 26th
March 19th
March 26th
OUTDOOR STATIONS

We are setting up an outdoor Stations of the Cross in the courtyard in front of the Church. It will be available on Friday's from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Please remember to social distance.
Week of February 28th
WATCH
Father Michael McGivney:
An American Blessed
LEARN
Jesus:
The Model and Master of Prayer
LISTEN
Discerning God's Will:
By Father Larry Richards
Would you like to attend Mass more than once a month?
Then please, consider serving at Mass!
 
Help us enrich our liturgy and keep one another safe by volunteering as:
  • Host
  • Usher
  • Church Cleaner
  • Lector
  • Eucharistic Minister
  • Sacristan
  • Live Stream Camera Tech
 
We need help at the 10:30AM and 5PM Sunday Mass as well as the 9AM Monday Mass. We also need help for Holy Days, Funerals and Weddings.
 
Email Stephanie Nguyen at snguyen@stvincentparish.org to get involved!
Prayers of the Faithful
For those who have died:

Eiko Kakuta, sister of Tommy Kato
Joan Milasich
Nora Del Rosario

For those who are sick:

Deanna Malm
Ken Malm

ADULT CONFIRMATION IS COMING! Is God calling you to take the next step in your faith life? If so, and you are a baptized Catholic who has not yet been confirmed or received your first communion, this is a wonderful opportunity to grow in faith. The ten weeks of preparation will begin in March. This year’s group will primarily meet by Zoom. For more information, or to register, contact John Simpson at jsimpson@stvincentparish.org.
Great news, our Prepares program has begun. Prepares is a nurturing response of the Catholic community in Washington state, open to all, to provide meaningful, local and sustainable support to mothers, fathers, and families as they nurture their children through pregnancy and early childhood. Volunteers at the PREPARES program offer support and activities for families from pregnancy to their child’s fifth birthday. We are looking for volunteers to help and donate items for our Prepares Boutique. If you would like to volunteer please let Katie know. Below is a list of items we need. You can drop them off at the Church before or after Mass or the Parish Office Monday - Thursday from 10am-3:30pm.

Items needed for our Prepares Boutique
(Thank you for your new and gently used donation)
Diapers
Wipes
Blankets (receiving)
Clothing newborn to 5 years
Onesies
Footie Pajamas
Maternity Clothes
Burp Cloths
Bibs
Hooded Towels
Car Seats (New Only)
Diaper Bags
Gift Cards/cash donation

If it is for a child newborn to 5 years old we will take it.

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is beginning a programs to provide food for those 55+ in our community. They received an actual ton of food for our food insecure seniors. This is a huge gift for our community. The society is going to need volunteers to help deliver food. If you can volunteer please email Katie at kgoodson@stvincentparish.org
Our parish school is now enrolling new students for
2021-22! Call the office to schedule a tour.
Register on our website, www.stvs.us, admissions.
Prayerfully Give
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.