Welcome to St. Vincent dePaul Roman Catholic Church! We have been a beacon in Holiday, Florida for over 50 years. We welcome all people to our community and we have been called one of the most welcoming parishes around. Come see what this special group of Christians are all about!
First Week of Advent
The First Sunday of Advent Begin your Advent journey by blessing your Advent wreath. Light the first violet candle and sing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” and finish by saying the following prayer:
Lord our God,
we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ:
he is Emmanuel, the hope of the peoples,
he is the wisdom that teaches and guides us,
he is the Savior of every nation.
Lord God, let your blessing come upon us
as we light the candles of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light
be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation.
May he come quickly and not delay.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Advent Activities and Ideas
* Set up and pray the Advent Wreath.
* Celebrate St. Nicholas day Dec 6 Learn who he was and why he was so special.
* Attend Mass on the Feast of Immaculate Conception (Check the Mass times below).
* Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec 12 by having Mexican food for dinner.
* Celebrate St. Lucia’s Feast day Dec. 13 by making easy Saffron buns (see recipe below).
* Put up your nativity set.* Attend Confession as a family.
On Saturday, December 12, the church celebrates the vigil of Gaudete Sunday. “Rejoice the Lord is near.” New from Covid-19 is the practice of holding a drive-thru. You may not be able to come to church, but we hope you will hop in your car (decorate it if you want) and join a procession of cars at 5 pm following Mass to see the Christmas lights and decorations on the church property.
The day before, on Friday and Saturday morning we hope to have many families set up their nativities on the front lawn. To register for a spot to decorate please call the parish office to give your family name and the time you plan to set up your display. Decorating will begin on December 11 and must be completed prior to the 4 pm Mass on December 12th. The nativities will be blessed by Fr. Bill. Entries will be judged and the winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card following the 4 pm Mass on December 24.
You can drive through the parish grounds and enjoy the decorations. The children will decorate the front of the Education Building and Fr Farrell Hall. Fr. Dominic and the Vietnamese Community will decorate the front of the Church.
At the front of the Church there will be a place to drop of food for the St. Vincent de Paul Society for Christmas and a drop off for gifts purchased for the Giving Tree. Enjoy Christmas music and then go home and set up your own nativities to celebrate the Blessed birth of our Savior.
Anniversary Blessings Janice and Jesus Van de Henst
Anniversary Blessings Denise and Bob Hammond
Dear Parish Family,
Sunday 10/25, Father Bill, SSS had the privilege to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the seven young people ( Josef Cordero, Derek Dang, Maya Muzyka, Nhan Nguyen, Anthony Ryan Phi Nguyen, Mia Stansell, Christopher Soltys) who have prepared and patiently waited for this gift. It was on hold due to the pandemic.
Many blessings to the newly confirmed.
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Our Parish in Action
THE JOURNEY, A WAY TO DEEPEN YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JESUS THE GIVER OF GRACE
There may be things in your past that have made you think you are not worthy of the love of God. Perhaps you have felt that others judged you and shut you out of their lives or out of your faith community.
Spend some time in prayer asking God for the courage to believe in his love, grace and forgiveness. Imagine being asked by him to tell others of his infinite mercy.
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM
Saturday Vigil: 4 PM (Live Streamed Mass)
8:30 AM (Vietnamese Mass)
10:00 AM (Family Mass)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - noon
Wednesdays: 9 AM - 5 PM
First Fridays: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 3:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-7:30 PM
09:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday to Thursday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday during Faith Formation
CLOSED FRIDAY-SATURDAY and HOLIDAYS
As We Begin to Open the Church
Believe that God is attentive to our prayers, just as we are attentive to God's will in our lives. Together, we contribute our part in staying protected from the spread of COVID-19.
On Monday, May 11 at St Vincent de Paul, weekday Mass resumed at 8:30 AM. With careful attention to the directives of Bishop Gregory Parkes during this pandemic, we are asked to take the following precautions to honor each life given to us by God and show charity for the well-being of our neighbors:
Stay home if you are ill, elderly, anxious or have underlying health conditions. Bishop Parkes has dispensed all Catholics in the Diocese of St. Petersburg from their Sunday Mass obligation until further notice.
Fr. Bill Fickel, sss
Ways to create a church at home include:
- Watch Church on Sundays as a family
- Pray daily as a family
- Read the Daily Mass readings together and discuss
- Create a domestic shrine as a center of prayer
- Stay connected to your parish via social media and other communication channels
- Gather together for meals
Now, more than ever, our church needs us to keep the faith, our children included.
Father Farrell Hall Rental
Father Farrell Hall and our Media room are available for rent. We can accommodate large and small parties and offer catering from our own kitchen. We offer full facilities for any size group, large or small up to 300 people (Hall) or 55 (Media Room). We encourage you to come by and see if our Hall or Media room is right for your special event!
Available for any occasion large or small such as Wedding Receptions, Baptism Parties, Birthday Parties, Business Presentations, Dances, Vendor Fairs, and Craft Shows.
Catering is also available by our resident Chef, Mark Brose!
Our full service catering can accommodate buffet or sit-down dinners.
Call the office at 727-938-1974 for details and reserve a date.
Meet Our Staff
Bishop Larkin Catholic School
The Bishop Larkin Catholic School's mission is to inspire students to be the best that they can be by spreading the word of God through their teachings and actions on a daily basis. Visit their website for more information!