Message from your Pastor
The Vatican Report

This week, the Vatican released its report on the sexual abuse committed by the former cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the failure of church authorities both on the east coast and Rome to address it in a timely manner.  The report is disturbing, but important and necessary. I hope it signals that the Universal Church is becoming more transparent and better at dealing with this crisis. I hope we are entering a new era of healing.

Here in the Archdiocese of Seattle, beginning with the leadership of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen in the ‘80’s, we have been dealing with the abuse crisis in an open and transparent manner. Our policy is to involve civil authorities whenever there is an accusation of criminal abuse. The archdiocesan webpage provides details about our own abuse history, our commitment to action, the public list of those credibly accused, the role of the Archdiocesan Review Board, the new Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service, and our financials tied to abuse case settlements. We have trained thousands of people to recognize the signs of abuse in order to protect the vulnerable.

It is always painful to hear how the church has failed. Let us continue to pray for the healing of victims of abuse and healing for our church.
-Fr. Bill
A note from your Parish Administrator
Parish Stewardship

Our stewardship cards are coming in! Thank you to all who have returned your pledge card or who have pledged online. However, we are still quite a bit behind where we usually are because of our limited ability to gather for Mass. Please do not forget to pledge! We will be sending out reminders next week, so use the postage paid envelope to return your pledge card to the office, drop it at Mass or in the black box outside the parish office, or go online to pledge through our website at stvincentparish.org
 -Tracey Rockwell
Mass Times:

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

Monday - 9:00 AM

Thursday - 6:30 pm

Reservations are required to attend Mass in person
This year we are offering two Masses
for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Thanksgiving Eve Mass - Wednesday, November 25th at 7pm
Thanksgiving Day Mass - Thursday, November 26th at 9am

Registration is required to attend and we are limited to 130 people.
Save the Date for our November Gatherings:
November 18th - Adult Track
*The link to register will be emailed to registered participants on Wednesday, 11/11.

It's not too late if you'd like to join in our Year of the Eucharist family formation. Just click the link below for more details and to register.
November Mommy's Escape to Prayer
When: Saturday, November 14th - New Date!
Time: 11 am
Where: Church

Reservations are required for this event. Please contact Katie at kgoodson@stvincentparish.org or
253-839-2320 x205 with questions.
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.
Support our Parish School by purchasing Gift Cards this Advent and Christmas Season

Our school has a program called Scrip. You buy a gift card to a local store and the store gives a percentage back to the school! YOU get full value of your card and the SCHOOL gets fundraising dollars!

To purchase Gift Cards, Scrip, please contact the School at 253-839-3532.

*For a small service charge you can now purchase scrip with your credit card.
Knights of Columbus Council #7528 
      2020 Christmas Gift Cards for a Wounded Warrior

COVID 19 has made our annual Christmas Gift Card program more important and our collection a bit more challenging. Please consider supporting this program to support those who have given so much. Our Christmas Program to serve our Wounded Warriors is designed to empower the Warrior to purchase food for Christmas dinner, goods for family needs, or gas for medical appointments. This give a gift card program targets specific needs. Our Gift Card Program is a way to say Thank You for ALL they have done to keep us free. GIFT cards in amounts of $20, $25, $50, $75, $100 or even more are greatly needed! GIFT cards to Fred Meyer, Safeway, Walmart, Target, Amazon, or gas cards to ARCO and Chevron are requested by our Wounded Warriors. Please stay to this list as these stores are in most areas and give the most amount for your dollar!
How can you help? Starting October 19, 2020 through November 29, 2020, you can purchase gift cards and mail them to the address listed below. Why do we do this so early? So, you have time to help without the pressure of your holidays and so we can get your donations to the troops by their December 1st need date. Please be generous. Our goal is to provide 300 Warriors with gift cards. It means so much to those who have so bravely served. If you have any questions please contact Tony Robinson at Advocate@kofc7528.org
Thank you for your generous support.

Mail your gift cards to: Tony Robinson 31219 4th Ave SW Federal Way , WA 98023
Great news, St. Vincent de Paul Parish is still going to be doing a Christmas Giving Tree this year. There will be some changes this year because of COVID.

1.       The Giving Tree will all be online. The tree will go live the weekend of November 28-29.
2.       All the gifts this year will be gift cards. Each gift tag will have a store and donation amount on it.
3.       More details to come next week so be sure to read your newsletter and check the website.
 
St. Vincent's is offering another Safe Environment Class. This class will be held via Zoom.

When: November 16th
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Zoom

Please register for this event at https://virtusonline.org/.
Advent Little Books

Little Books can be ordered directly from the website at littlebooks.org. They are available in paper and ebook formats.

You can also get all the seasonal books on the Little Books app available for iOS and Android devices. To learn more about the app, go to littlebooks.org/app
Prayers of the Faithful
For those who have died:
Christopher Tavai, son of Verona Filiga

For those who are sick:
Pete Anderson
Information Links
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.