Message from your Pastor
I took last week off. A normal summer vacation would be a trip to Ashland Oregon for the Shakespearean Festival or traveling with friends or family.  This year’s summer vacation was cleaning the house.  I repaired and painted my patio, gave the kitchen a thorough cleaning (amazing how much grease gets behind the stove) and even cleaned out the garage. It did give me a good sense of accomplishment. I did manage to get in a couple of day hikes and talked to friends on the phone.

I joined the community for Mass via the live stream on Sunday and heard Fr. Tom’s great homily.  If you missed it, you may go to the parish web page and go to the recorded Masses.

I am back in the office now. There were 368 e-mail messages waiting for me. If one was yours, it may be a while before I get to all them.  We are gearing up for reopening the parish office and planning for the fall programs.  It will look different with all the restrictions due to Covid -19.  But we will continue to be Church: to be a diverse community that worships, serves and grows in the love and knowledge of Jesus.  We will be doing more on line and more in our homes.   My home is all clean and ready. Hope yours will be too.
-Fr. Bill

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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.  
Is God calling you?
 Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? If you are, then you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. If you are an adult who has never been baptized or, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition, you can learn more by contacting John Simpson, 253-839-2320, ext. 209 or jsimpson@stvincentparish.org.
Reconciliation Schedule

The sacrament of Reconciliation is now scheduled for Friday and Saturday afternoons.   A reservation process will help limit the amount of time one needs to wait and therefor provide a safer environment.  You can make a reservation at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4DADAC29A46-reconciliation.  To offer anonymity, you do not need to use your real name in making the reservation.

Reconciliation will be celebrated in the Holy Family Chapel at the west end of the South Narthex. Wait outside the South Narthex. Face Covering is mandatory.  Confession will take place at a screen. There are no face to face confessions at this time.

Anyone with any symptoms of Covid-19 must stay home. Call the parish office to arrange for the sacraments if you are sick.

For resources to prepare for this sacraments go to our parish web page https://www.stvincentparish.org/147.

Cleaners after Mass
We need 5 volunteers after each Mass to help sanitize the church.

With 5 or more people this should take no more than 20 minutes.

Please contact Katie Goodson at kgoodson@stvincentparish.org or 253.839.2320 x 205 if you would like to volunteer.
Please Prayerfully Give
We would like to wrap up our 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal Campaign but we can't until we reach our goal, we are still $37,000 away. Any shortfall the parish has will come out of the Parish's general budget. Please help us make our goal. If you have not yet made your 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal donation please click the link below.
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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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.