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!

MONTH AT A GLANCE

SAVE THE DATE

* There will be a Friday night dinner prepared by Chef Mark in Father Farrell Hall, $12.95 per person, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
ALL ARE WELCOME and encouraged to come!
 
*Parish Mission February 4-8, 2023.
       Come to experience God's, unconditional love. Redemptorist Priests will be with us to deepen our faith together through the extraordinary gift of the Holy Eucharist. Please save the dates, share them with your family and friends, and let others know we will have a PARISH MISSION!

* Candlemas will be celebrated on Saturday, February 4th, at 5:00 p.m. in Father Farrell Hall.  The Mothers of the Blessed Sacrament invite you to celebrate the Presentation of the Lord and Saint Peter Julian's baptism. Please bring candles to be blessed for your household in the upcoming year. MUSIC AND DANCING! Share in a potluck dinner, and bring your favorite meal and drinks to share. Please get in touch with me, Laura Worhacz, asap for seating arrangements to be made. [email protected] 
 
* Bishop Baraga Mass Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. (details will be coming)
 
* Faith in Action next meeting is Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Media Room. This is a follow-up from the International Catholic Stewardship Conference. The topic is A DISCIPLES RESPONSE.  We have been blessed through baptism to serve in the highest calling on this side of heaven, the ministry of our CHURCH. All are welcome. Lets us work together to build the Kingdom of Heaven upon this earth.
 
* Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023. We will have Fish in a Box to purchase (details will be coming). 

MASS INTENTION BOOK 2023 IS OPEN

You are now able to request Mass intentions for the 2023 Mass book.   We still have openings in the 2022 Mass Intention Book so stop by the Parish Office.

 

YOU SHOP WE BENEFIT

     

     Buy your “no activation fee” Gift 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 for the Gift Cards.

ON –SITE GIFT CARDS
Visa   $50 Amazon $25
Lowe’s  $25 Walmart/Sam's Club $25
Target $25 Cracker Barrel  $10
Wawa $25  

Click HERE  (online) for full SVDP order form and FLYER.

SVDP Gift Card ORDERS are due at the parish office on June 6, 2022

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

Gulf Coast Catholic Website

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
I am happy to inform you of a news website that is officially launched that is designed for you. The website is called GulfCoastCatholic.org and it will provide articles that help you to know, live and share the faith. All of us in Tampa Bay, the Suncoast and the Nature Coast are geographically connected by the waters of our coastline and spiritually connected by the waters of Baptism. Our logo is a visual reminder of these connections.
 
Whether it’s stories about faith and family or news about our pope and our Church, GulfCoastCatholic.org will provide timely and relevant articles for staying up-to-date with Catholic life.  We will also share stories about people who are Courageously Living the Gospel
 
I encourage you to subscribe to our free, weekly e-newsletter, the Wednesday Wave. Then, you can stay informed and hopefully inspired
 
Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless you and all of your loved ones!
 
Bishop Gregory Parkes
Bishop of St. Petersburg
 
 
 

Parish News

Crowning
Dear Parish Family, 
 
A few of the children who received their First Eucharist on, 5/1, were present for the May Crowning this past Sunday. We are blessed to honor our Lady in the month of May and every day. 
 
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
 
"Mary embraces God's will and freely chooses to cooperate with God's grace, thereby fulfilling a crucial role in God's plan of salvation."USCCB
 
Divine Mercy Sunday (4/24/2022)
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
 
Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Vincent de Paul, RCC was a glorious commemoration of God's unfathomable mercy. Father Dominic, SSS & Father Matteo Rizzo made the holy hour special. The Chaplet in song and the many who contributed to the celebration in the Social Hall blessed all in attendance. Father Bill had a prior obligation and was missed. Sharing quite a few photos of this special day.
 
During one of the adorations, Jesus promised St. Faustina: With souls that have recourse to My mercy and with those that glorify and proclaim My great mercy to others, I will deal according to My infinite mercy at the hour of their death (Diary, 379). 
 
 

MASS TIMES

Daily : Mondays - Saturdays : 8:30 AM

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

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

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)

Call the parish for any need, anointing of the sick or home visits for communion. Office hours 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

2023 Catholic Ministry Appeal

A Special Message from Bishop Gregory Parkes

 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
Through the Beatitudes, Jesus encourages us to strive for the values of His kingdom and gives us a glimpse of heaven. He invites us to identify with the poor, the hungry, those who weep, and those who are excluded. He asks us to be compassionate when the world might tell us otherwise. He expects us to find and share joy throughout our lives.
 
As I reflect on the words of Jesus, I can’t help but think of our Catholic Ministry Appeal, which is underway across the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Through the Appeal each year, we are invited to come together to assist those most in need in our local communities and to support Catholics of all ages in growing their faith. 
 
I am pleased to share the video below of Ryan Phelan, our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. In the video, he speaks about the impact we are having by sharing the faith and reaching out to others. (Click here to view.)
During the next few weeks, you will hear more about the Catholic Ministry Appeal at your parish.  Also, you may have recently received a letter from me asking for your prayerful support. You can also visit our website to learn more about the Appeal and the life-changing Catholic ministries we are supporting.
 
This year, our goal for the Catholic Ministry Appeal is $8.5 million to ensure that ministries throughout our Diocese have the funds needed to serve our community. Thousands of families from across the Diocese have already made a commitment. For all those who have already responded, thank you for your generosity and investment in our Catholic community! 
 
I ask you to prayerfully consider helping us to Courageously Live the Gospel by generously supporting the Catholic Ministry Appeal. Thank you and may the Lord bless you!
 
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
 
Most Reverend Gregory Parkes
Bishop of St. Petersburg

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

International Potluck Sunday 09/25/2022

COME BE FED

FIND THE LASTING PEACE THAT ONLY COMES FROM GOD.

Your Father in heaven wants you to come home, and so do we, your fellow members of Christ’s body, the Church. The longing you have in your heart can be fulfilled through Jesus and his Catholic Church. You are not alone. Countless of your own brothers and sisters in Christ have returned home, have come back to Confession and to Mass, and have experienced the joy of a renewed relationship with the God who loves them and accepts them unconditionally. Now, you can too.

HOW CAN I FEEL WELCOMED IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AGAIN AFTER EXPERIENCING HURT AT THE HANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH?

It can be difficult when we feel like our fellow Christians aren't acting very Christian toward us or toward others. The Church is indeed made up of sinful, imperfect people, who often disappoint. But rather than distancing yourself from the Holy Eucharist and the Catholic Church that Christ founded, consider clinging to Jesus all the more, since he never disappoints. It is helpful, in times of trial and hurt, to remember why you are Catholic—not because all Catholics always represent the mercy and love of Jesus  perfectly well, but because the Catholic Church was founded by Jesus, administers the sacraments, and contains the fullness of Truth, helping all of us to draw closer to God and grow in holiness. Do not allow the actions of some to cause you to lose faith in the Church as a whole. Discuss your frustrations with a priest or deacon at your local parish, and start your journey back to a welcoming home. Above all, do not lose heart. People may disappoint, but God never leaves us, and He is always present in the Catholic Church he founded.

WHAT STEPS DO I TAKE TO COME BACK TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

Recognize that your Heavenly Father yearns for you to come home to his Church. Then, go to Confession at your local parish and consider discussing any concerns or questions you may have about returning home with a priest. Begin going to Mass again and experiencing Christ’s presence through worshipping in the liturgy. The Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church are also there to help you on your journey home, as are parish ministries like RCIA or a local returning Catholics group. Know that you are not alone, and do not be afraid to find answers to your questions, both here and through your local Catholic parish community.

If you need help finding Mass times near you, simply click the button below.
 
 
Do you have questions about the Catholic faith? Do you want to know more about what it means to be Catholic? We know that coming home might not be easy. We're here to help!
 
Click the button below if you have questions about coming home.

Catholics Come Home

Please share this message with anyone you know who has been away from the Church. The Good Shepherd desires to be with all His sheep. 
 
You can view more beautiful testimonies and help support the effort to invite Catholics back to Mass by visiting the website at the button below. 

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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