Message from your Pastor
Patient endurance is what you need now” the author of the Letter to the Hebrews tells us (Heb 10:36). Last Sunday, St. Peter also told us “If you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good, this is a grace before God” (1 Pet 2:20).

Social distancing and our state’s Stay Home/Stay Safe directive is requiring a lot of patience and some suffering, but it is for a good and holy purpose. It is keeping our health care facilities and medical personnel from being overwhelmed, flattening the infection curve and protecting our vulnerable population as well as the health of our society.
Our state is looking at reopening the economy, but it is guided by science and the wisdom of our health professionals. It will require us to go in stages, attentive to the capacity of our health care systems, the availability of testing, our ability to track infections and the risk posed to our vulnerable population.

The four phases of easing the Stay Home/Stay Safe directive would allow gatherings of under 50 individual in stage 3. The earliest that would possibly be is mid-June.  Gatherings of over 50 individuals would not be until stage 4. The earliest that could be is in July. Of course, those benchmarks could be much later.

Other states and areas across the country may be trying to move more quickly, but remember, our state was the first to experience the coronavirus.   Our state has a strong scientific and medical community that can guide our elected officials in making safe and prudent decisions. In addition, our citizens may have a greater sense of the Common Good that sometimes supersedes individual wants or desires.

Patient endurance is what you need now.”  Ask God for that gift.
The parish is exploring what we can do in each of the governor’s four phases to help meet the spiritual needs of our parishioners and continue our outreach throughout the parish. You may know that in the current phase one, the governor is allowing “drive in spiritual services.”  Both the archdiocese and the parish are examining what this might mean in our own Eucharistic tradition (not to mention our rainy northwest climate). No decisions or plans have yet been made.

Please continue to join together in our live stream Mass on Sundays at 10:30 am. You can also participate in the Mass at a later time on our web page.   Continue your prayer.   Be good and kind to yourself, a lot is being asked of you.  And do not hesitate to reach out to family, friends and the parish staff and myself through a phone call or social media.

-Fr. Bill
The month of May is traditionally devoted to Mary. Pope Francis is asking all of us to make a special effort this month to pray the Rosary, to unite us with other believers around the world in asking for Mary's intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic.
Stay connected with your
St. Vincent de Paul Community
Do we have your current phone number?
During this pandemic, the parish staff is trying to touch base with parishioners through a phone call. We are discovering many phone numbers are no longer active. If you have changed your number or switched from a landline to cell phone, please let us know.
St. Vincent de Paul Parish Live Streams Mass Sundays at 10:30

No Facebook, No problem:

You can watch our Live Mass with us even if you don't have a Facebook account. We will be putting the link to our live broadcast on our Parish Homepage. You can also access our web page on your IPad or Smart Phone, just pull up your web browser and type in

If you are looking for us on Facebook go to
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.   
Sunday Worship at Home
We are using a new resource for leading Sunday Worship at home with children. This resource has links to songs for children to enliven your family’s worship experience.
St. Vincent's Church will be open for private prayer

The main church building will be open for private prayer from noon to 2:00 PM on Sundays and Wednesdays.  If you are out and about for your essential tasks, stop by for a little quiet prayer time before the Blessed Sacrament.   Volunteer parishioners are making this a possibility.
·         There is no organized or public prayer.
·         Social distancing must be observed.
·         Plastic chairs rather than the pews will be used so they can be more
easily sanitized after each use.
·         Please observe one-way directions in and out of the building.
·         Restrooms will not be open.
·         If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
·         Keep our parishioners in your prayer.
·         And be sure to ask God for what you truly need.
Join us Live!
LifeTeen Band is putting on a LIVE Praise and Worship Concert.
Please join us Friday, May 8th from 7pm to 8pm. Find us on Facebook or follow the link on our webpage!
If we neglect to take care of ourselves, we will be unable to help others. Click on the link below for a Guide To Self Care
Congratulations to our former parishioner, Fr. Anh B. Tran, on his appointment as Parochial Vicar of Holy Innocents Parish in Duvall and St. Jude Parish in Redmond. 
Fr Anh had been serving at
St. Martin of Tours in Fife.
Annual Catholic Appeal
Your donation supports the mission of the Catholic Church in western Washington by funding Catholic social ministries, programs for youth and young adult ministries, Catholic Schools, faith programs, plus administrative support for 169 parishes and missions, such as liturgy guidance, evangelization, human resources, and much more.
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
Help Support our
Parish Schoo l

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.