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.

Click HERE (online) for STOCKING STUFFER order form.

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

Deanery Synod Session Part 1: Prayer & Learning

     You’re invited to participate in Part 1 of the two part deanery synod session.  This session will focus on prayer and learning. This is your opportunity to engage in Pope Francis’s Synod.  You will learn about the synodal  process in the context of prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit.   This session will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Parish (Hudson) on Monday evening, December 13, at 7 PM in the Parish Center.  All are welcome to attend this event.

 

Parish News

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Dear Parish Family,
       Congratulations to the newly commissioned Vincentians. This morning at 7:30 a.m (11/07/2021). Mass the St. Vincent de Paul Society renewed their promise and new members were commissioned into the society.
        The SVdP Society attends to those in need of food and other household assistance. The food pantry is open every Thursday from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. The society spends much time setting up, cleaning up, and serving those who come to the door of our parish. There are so many humble blessings from each and every member it is a gift to be part of a parish that cares so much for those in need. Thank you, St. Vincent de Paul Society for every grace and blessing you bring to our church! 
         To find out more about the SVdP Society please call the parish office.
Laura Worhacz.

 

Rummage Sale (11/5-6/2021)!
     Sharing some pictures of the sale! Special thanks to all who set up and are working to support our Parish Rummage Sale!
 
November Birthdays
Dear Parish Family, 
Beautiful gift ideas from OLG!
      Today was the day to celebrate all the November Birthdays - Louise, Marianne and Mike. Mr. Jim was Louise's taxi today and she was able to make quite a surprise entrance and reunion into our group again. So happy to see her again and join us for a morning of fun. Mike and Marianne seemed to be sporting some extra smiles too.
     Bernadine served all her delicious Cheesecake for the Birthday dessert.  Jane also brought in fresh grapes and homemade Apple Kuchen (feel free to correct my spelling, Jane) and it was quite tasty.
     Lots of work was accomplished today again and I think we actually will see the finish line soon - at least that is the hope.
     Okay.  I promised that this week I would divulge something new that we have planned for our Christmas Sale.  What is it, you ask?  Call it a trial run or pilot idea that we got from past sales.  We have often heard, especially at Christmas time, people say "I am looking for a little something to give to my neighbor, someone helpful to me," etc.  You, our shoppers, have spoken and we have not only listened but acted.
      So, we are in the process of putting together little containers filled with a variety of small items, wrapping them up in cellophane with a red bow. We are calling this our Grab N Go section.  You can give it "as is" or simply slip it into your own small gift bag.  We will offer a variety of themes for these mini gifts - Christmas, Personal Care, Kitchen, Stationery, Snacks. At the present time it looks like we might have about 15 or so of these Grab N Go gifts, so if this interests you, come early and of course stay late.  We aim to please.     
     Let us know what you think. Below (after the Birthday photos) I attempted a photo of one of our Christmas themed Grab N Go.  Not the best photo due to the glare of the cellophane, but hopefully you will get the idea.

Bernadine and Marilyn 
 
All Saints of Heaven (10/31/2021)
Dear Parish Family,
 
Charlene Vassailli, our Director of Faith Formation, with the catechists processed in the church today with the children who have been preparing a banner to honor the Saints of Heaven.
 


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)

2021 Annual Pastoral Appeal

Please click HERE to give online.

     Thank you to our faithful parishioners who have already participated in the Annual Pastoral Appeal this year. In addition to helping thousands in need across our diocese, your gift is an enormous help to our parish in strengthening our own ministry and maintaining a vibrant faith community.

     This weekend, we are going for the goal. It is within reach. Our regular contributors have gotten us this far. Every gift makes a difference!

     We need your help today to support many ministries, programs and services that help our parish and all parishes within our five-county diocese.

     In order to provide a safe and effective environment for worship and ministry, the Bishop utilizes the Office of Construction to oversee all major construction projects and maintenance processes affecting facilities within the Diocese. The office assists parishes and diocesan centers in the design and construction of new buildings, additions, remodeling, and renovations, as well as maintaining those facilities to provide safe, comfortable, efficient and aesthetically pleasing physical environment.

      As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others and return them with increase to the Lord. For information about APA and the ministries it supports, www.dosp.org/2021ministryupdate.

     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 $79,055 in pledges and $79,258.14, has been paid by 244 families. This leaves a balance of $6,402.86 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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