WELCOME

       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!

SCRIP

     Buy your “no activation fee” SCRIP cards and help support your parish.  These cards can be used to purchase the items you use every day.  Visa cards can be used to purchase gas and groceries.  We receive between 2% - 15% for the cards you purchase, which helps support St. Vincent de Paul Church. 

 Samples of the offerings from the SCRIP PROGRAM.

Click HERE  (online) for full SVDP order form.

Amazon

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Pizza Hut

Applebee’s

Discover card

Red Lobster

Arby’s

JC Penney

Speedway

Barnes & Noble

Jo Ann Fabrics

Sprouts

Bath and Body Works

Kohl’s

Starbucks

Bed, Bath, & Beyond

Lowe’s

Subway

Best Buy

Macy’s

T.J. Maxx/Home Goods

Bob Evans

Michaels

Taco Bell

Buffalo Wild Wings

Old Navy

Target

Cracker Barrel

Olive Garden/Cheddars

Visa card

CVS

Outback/Bonefish Grill

Walgreens

Dairy Queen

Panera Bread

Wal-Mart

Denny’s

Papa John’s

Wendy's

SVDP SCRIP ORDERS are placed once a month on MondayNOON of date on chart

SCRIP GIFT CARDS are picked up Fridays from 10-noon (Parish Office) or Saturday or Sunday after Mass (Parish Gift Shop).

 

MONTH AT A GLANCE

October as Respect Life Month

     This is a time we use to deepen our accepting of life as belonging to God, for comes from God and returns to God. Life a gift freely given to us out of love. This year our hearts turn to St. Joseph, as a defender of life. He didn’t hesitate to follow God’s will of faithfully caring for and protecting Jesus and the Blessed Mother. St. Joseph’s example reminds us that we are also to care for, protect, and defend the lives of our brothers and sisters.

     After an angel of God appeared to St. Joseph in a dream, he welcomed Mary into his home, even though her pregnancy was mysterious. On the long road to Bethlehem, Joseph guided and provided for Mary and the unborn Christ Child. He welcomed Jesus as his own son in a humble stable and loved Him with a father’s heart.

     In prayer this Respect Life Month, we can strive to become more like St. Joseph in our kindness toward others: To realize how precious every person is and seeing Christ in them. As we go about our day, to treat people accordingly. To help those in our society who are struggling to welcome new life, like moms who are pregnant or parenting in difficult circumstances. To reach out to those having a hard time seeing the worth of their own lives. To reassure those at the end of life who are afraid they are a burden or feel like their lives don’t have meaning. Every day offers us opportunities to change the direction of society that stand apart from these life challenges.

     We may feel like we can’t make a difference, or that we’re unequipped for what God is asking of us. But St. Joseph “teaches us that faith in God includes believing that he can work even through our fears, our frailties and our weaknesses.”  When human life is threatened, when our brothers and sisters need support welcoming or embracing life, may we lovingly respond with the faithfulness of Joseph.

Parish News

Dear Family and Friends of St. Vincent de Paul Church, 
 I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your prayers and good wishes during my downtime from the church.  Without your love, prayers, and good thoughts, I can honestly say that I don't think I would have made it through the most terrifying time of my life.
I feel that I have been thru He** and back.  The doctors told our son that on the day he took me to the hospital, they didn't think I would make it thru the night. But thru the Grace of God here I am.  During my stay in the hospital, I was constantly talking to God and asking him to take the demons out of my body and to please, if it is his (God's) will to heal me. I have said many times that everything is in God's time, not ours and it was not in his plan for me to join him at this time.
 I also want to thank you for the prayers and thoughts that you have sent Rich.  He is Cancer free and has two more cycles to go and he is done with his treatments. He has been a God sent to me since I have been home from the hospital.  Besides taking care of me....he has also been taking care of himself with his cancer treatments and all his doctor's appointments.  He has been doing all the housework, cooking, laundry, etc.  I cannot be more Blessed.  
I am so very grateful to be back at church.  There was such a void in my life while I was gone. I love you all and wish only the very best for all of you. May God continue to Bless you all and may your days be filled with joy and happiness.

God Bless,
JoAnn Corlett

 
Happy and blessed anniversary Christine & Joe DeLieto! (10-10/2021)
With grateful hearts, we join with you in giving thanks for the 28 years of the sacrament of marriage you celebrate! 
  
Dear Parish Family,
It was a blessing to see Gunther and Katharine Leili at church today. They are grateful to share these photos with you. This past May 28th they celebrated
 56 years of the sacrament of matrimony!
 
God Bless you, Gunther & Katharine.
 
40 Days for LIFE (10-05/2021)
Dear Parish Family thank you to all who are uniting in prayer for 40 Days for LIFE! Thank you to all who are able to go to the abortion clinic to pray in public witness in the defense of LIFE from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death.
 
If you have any photos you would like sent to the parish please send them to me I will be glad to share them.  I was at the clinic this morning until noon today and will share the photos I have from the group gathered at that time to pray. 
 
All present prayed the rosary and chaplet of Divine Mercy repeatedly interceding for God's grace.  
 
Special thanks to Joan Milloy for her work in Chairing our Social Justice/Respect Life Committee of our parish and Tom Sipera for helping facilitate at the site.
 
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ANGELA AND JOHN!
Dear Parish Family, 
 
Happy and blessed 63 Years of the Sacrament of marriage to Angela and John Cinfio. Father Dominic gave them a special blessing over the weekend.
 
Congratulations!
 
Angela and John, we are grateful for you and all you do to Live the Eucharist in Loving Service. 
 
It is with great joy that we receive this message from Glenda Price who was so kind to send this photo.
 

 

MASS TIMES

Daily : Mondays - Saturdays : 8:30 AM

Weekend : Saturday Vigils : 4 PM  (Live Streamed Mass)

                   Sundays : 7:30 AM
                                 8:30 AM (Vietnamese Mass)
                                10:00 AM (Family Mass)
                                11:30 AM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Mondays - Fridays : 9 AM - noon

First Fridays : 9 AM - 5 PM

Private Confession Times
Thursdays: 3:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-7:30 PM (in the Reconciliation room, behind the choir lot)

2021 Annual Pastoral Appeal

Please click HERE to give online.

     Next weekend we will again have a second collection to support the Pastoral Appeal of the diocese. Pick up an envelope at the church doors and join others in the parish who help us to meet our obligation to the expenses of the diocese.

       We are a church in need of your generosity. Know that the blessings you have received come to the aid of others in their need. By working together we become a people in service of the Gospel. In coming together to grow in our faith, nurture our children with a love of God and progress toward the greater good. Every pledge helps those in need of services within our Diocesan family.

      The Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy works to teach respect for all human life from conception to natural death, to organize for its protection and to encourage and enable programs to care for and meet the needs of pregnant women, children, persons with disabilities, those who are sick or dying, all who have been involved in abortion, refugees and immigrants.

     The Office exists to lead respect life efforts of the diocese, supervise public policy advocacy, educate for life, peace and justice, and help Catholics in the Diocese of St. Petersburg engage in Ministries of Mercy.     We can do this! With a few more donors joining the ranks, now is the time to add your pledge and help us to make our share needed by the diocese of $85,661. To reach this goal, support from every family helps. Thus far we have received $77,795 in pledges and $73,793.22 has been paid by 240 families. We need a small gift of $50 pledges from those who have not yet pledged. Fill out and drop your pledge in the basket.  Thank you for doing your part.

OFFICE HOURS

PARISH OFFICE
09:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday- Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.

FAITH FORMATION
727-938-1974
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday during Faith Formation
CLOSED FRIDAY-SATURDAY and HOLIDAYS

Our Parish in Action

WELCOME BACK

Making our way back to Mass and

reception of Holy Communion.

    Summer is underway and we are looking forward to see more people make their way back to church. This has been a long dry spell of waiting for it to be safe to gather.

     People ask what is the proper protocol when returning to church. It seems prudent to encourage those attending Mass who desire to wear a mask and observe social distance to do so. We are aware that there are some unable to wear masks due to health or personal reasons. The number of cases are down with the vaccines for those attending Mass  We will continue to be cautious and if needed wear masks and social distancing to keep those vulnerable protected from the virus.

     Breaking Bread Hymnals will be kept at the doors of the church to be picked up when you arrive and replaced when you leave. Please do not leave the books in the pews. The 4:00 PM Mass will continue to be online for those at home. Please call the office if you like Holy Communion brought to your home. Confession is held on Thursdays at 3:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 7:30 pm or call the parish office for an appointment. Please notify the parish office if you are sick and would like to have the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

    We like to hear from the pews your suggestion so please make us of the suggestion boxes at the doors or give us a call. Thank you for belonging to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Fr. Bill Fickel,SSS.

Catholic Family Faith

Radio and TV Masses

Keeping Faith Alive - Quarantine Survival Kit

Ways to create a church at home include:

  • Come to 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.

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