Message from your Pastor
Reservation Process for Mass

Some have wondered why the number of available seats for Mass fluctuates throughout the week. Our capacity for Mass, keeping that six feet social distancing, is one hundred twenty.  However, we begin on-line registration with seventy-five available spots. We keep a block of spaces available for those making reservations by phone on Monday and Tuesday. We encourage on line reservations, but know not all our parishioners have the ability or comfort level using a computer.  We also have a block available for our First Communion families. Usually, by Wednesday we add the phone reservations and First Communion reservations and then open the remaining available spaces to on line reservations.

In making a reservation, please make it for only the members of your own household.  We ask that households only make an advance reservation once a month so that all parishioners have the opportunity to attend Mass. However, if there is space available the day before Mass, please feel free to reserve a spot even if it has been less than a month since your last visit.   Those who volunteer to assist with Mass are not bound by the once a month restriction. We need their help.

Daily Mass Survey

We are looking at the possibility of adding one or two Masses during the week and would like your feedback.  Mass would be in the main church.
Out of Quarantine
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My Covid test came back negative and I am able to end my quarantine. Three days after visiting a parishioner on a sick call, a family member of that household tested positive for Covid. All of us were wearing face coverings. It is a reminder of how important the six feet social distancing and facemasks are in stopping the spread of this disease.  Keep those masks on even when visiting extended family or friends (anyone not in your immediate household) and at all times in public.
-Fr. Bill

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St. Vincent de Paul Parish Live Streams Mass
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Confirmation Mass

Archbishop Paul Etienne will be presiding at the sacrament of Confirmation at the 5:00 PM Mass on September 13th. Even with the Mass being celebrated outdoors in the church courtyard, we anticipate the confirmation candidates, their sponsors and their immediate family members filling the courtyard to our capacity of 200 in attendance.   Therefor there is no 5:00 PM Mass on our reservation scheduling for September 13th.   Any available seats will open up a few days before on our reservation scheduler.
Family Emails -

We have been receiving a lot of requests for more than one family member to receive our parish emails, specifically the Newsletter. Our parish database is only capable of sending the primary email address to Constant Contact, our email provider. We now have a link where you can sign up for our emails. Please visit our website at www.stvincentparish.org or click the button below to add another email address to our contact list. For questions please contact Diana Carasa at dcarasa@stvincentparish.org.
Is God calling you?
If you are an adult who has never been baptized or, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by contacting John Simpson, 253-839-2320, ext. 209 or jsimpson@stvincentparish.org.
For registration information about Sacramental Prep
First Reconciliation & First Communion please contact Stephanie Gray Nguyen.
Class begins October 11th. Email: sgray@stvincentparish.org Phone: (253) 839-2320 ext. 208
Political engagement is part of
our Catholic Call!
 
During this election season, our parish will be utilizing materials from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship study. These materials are non-partisan and seek to help Catholics engage in the political process with an informed conscience, as our faith calls us to do.
 
In their statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops urge Catholics to form their consciences through being open to truth, studying Scripture and Church teaching, examining facts and background information, and prayerful reflection (no. 18).
 
Thus, you are invited to join a 4-week study on Faithful Citizenship via Zoom. To maximize effective discussion, there will be three groups which are limited in size. Beginning September 22nd, they will be offered: Tuesdays and Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM; and Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM. Please register here. For more information, please contact John Simpson at jsimpson@stvincentparish.org
Knights of Columbus Council 7528 invites all parishioners to a rosary for the parish on Thursday Sep 17th at 7pm. The rosary will be conducted virtually via the Zoom application. To receive an invitation and link to the rosary send an email to the council Grand Knight at GK@kofc7528.org.
Did you read our email about Ministry at St. Vincent de Paul
During and Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis? If not please click the button below to hear about our exciting changes.
The Catholic Church supports public policies that serve the common good and are aligned with our Church teachings. The Catholic Church does not endorse candidates or political parties. 
You may encounter websites, sources, or mailers that claim to be Catholic. However, they may not be officially aligned with or sanctioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). If a source tells you to support a specific candidate or political party, it is most certainly not officially aligned with the Catholic Church. 
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.
Hurricane Laura made landfall last Thursday morning as the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in more than 150 years, bringing 150 mph winds and extensive damage.
In response to the devastation, the Knights of Columbus has launched an donation drive to assist with local relief operations. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to relief efforts.
Your support is urgently needed please DONATE TODAY to help those suffering such devastation.