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Message from your Pastor
As of this writing, we still do not know who will win the presidential election. What is obvious is that we are a divided nation.    As Church, we are called to build unity and to help reconcile divisions. St. Paul reminded the early Christians that there were not male or female, Jew or gentile, free or slave; but all are one in Christ.  Writing today, Paul might say there is not Blue or Red, Democrat or Republican, but all are one in Christ.

How do we foster this unity?   First is to acknowledge that every person is a child of God, a brother or sister of Jesus. We get to know something more of Jesus by getting to know something more of his brothers and sisters.  We are called to truly encounter the other person, not just argue politics or belittle a person’s ideas.  Can we get to know something  more of the person who may seem so different on the outside but is probably more similar in the inside?   

We must break the cycle of animosity, never returning insult for insult, accusation for accusation, harsh words for harsh words. Instead, let us make a conscious effort to be kind to one another, seeking to understand the other. We do have our differences. But let us not let the differences create division but rather dialogue.  

-Fr. Bill
A note from your Parish Administrator
Parish Stewardship

Last weekend we heard from one of our young parishioners, Zachary Burnaby, about his experience of practicing stewardship as a way of life. Zach started giving to the church shortly after his First Communion. He soon signed up for envelopes, and would give $.05 every week. As he got older, he would give more. As he didn’t have a stable income as a child, any time he did receive money, (Christmas, birthday) he would set aside 20% for the church. He talked about how his giving inspired his little sister to want envelopes, and to give every week, and how his contributing made him feel he was an important part of our church community. He spoke about how his giving is not an obligation, but an opportunity to fund, not the church, but the works of the church. He invited all of us to join him in giving, and to feel that sense of belonging, of community, that comes when you know you helped send young people on a mission trip, or put a new roof on our church.
Our parish stewardship drive is going on now for the next several weeks. Will you join Zach and our many parishioners who have already pledged their giving for next year? Pledge cards were mailed to each household last week, and you can also find them at Mass or you can pledge online on our homepage at stvincentparish.org. Thank you to Zach and to our parishioners who have shown their support for the works of the church through pledging in this year’s fund drive.
 -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 11th - Teen Track
*Reservations are now live for all families registered for the teen track. Link is in your email.
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.
It is Vincentian (Our 55 and older group) time again. Once again we are going to play games on zoom. Join us on November 10 at 12pm. This will be a fun afternoon of games and friends. Please click below to register. The zoom sign in information is there and will also be emailed to you on November 9. If you have any questions or need help with zoom let Katie know. She is happy to help you.
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.
Coming soon..
St. Vincent parishioners will have available to them thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries and studies.  FORMED is a sort of Catholic Netflix with something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and his Church.   This will be a great resource for individuals and groups within the parish during this time of social isolation. Let’s grow in faith together. Look for more information next week.
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
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/.
Prayers of the Faithful
For those who have died:
Ben Castillo, Jr
Kim Howell

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.