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!
Daily: Mondays - Saturdays : 8:30 AM
Sundays: 7:30 AM (English)
8:30 AM (Vietnamese)
10:00 AM (English - Family)
11:30 AM (English)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Mondays - Fridays: 9:00 AM - Noon
First Fridays: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Liturgy of the Hours
Morning Prayer: Mondays - Saturdays, 8:05 AM
Evening Prayer: First Fridays, 4:30 PM
Private Confession Schedules
Thursdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM (Reconciliation Room)
Call the parish for any need - anointing of the sick (or every Friday after the Mass), home visits for communion. Office hours Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Way of the Cross - 3:00 PM every Friday
Holy Eucharist - 4:00 PM every Friday
MONTH AT A GLANCE
March & April to Remember:
March 3, Sunday, 8am-1pm - Car Wash (for the Confirmation Retreat)
March 9, Saturday - Seder Meal, 5pm, Farrell Hall
March 14, Thursday, 4pm - Parish Penance Service @ SVdP
March 16, Saturday, 12:30pm - Golf Tournament, Seven Springs Golf & Country Club
March 22 & 23, Friday & Saturday, 9am-2pm - Spring Craft Sale, F. Hall
April 20, Saturday, 9am-3pm - Car Show, SVdP Parking
THANK YOU FATHER MATT!
With grateful hearts we bid goodbye to our dear Fr. Matteo Rizzo as he moves to Light of Christ Parish in Clearwater. Until we meet again. Grazie!
MASS INTENTIONS BOOK 2024 IS OPEN
The 2024 Mass Book is available for mass intentions.
YOU SHOP WE BENEFIT
Need a Gift Card for Upcoming Events and back to school shopping?
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.
|Walmart/Sam's Club $25
|Cracker Barrel $10
Gift Card order forms can be found at the entrance of the Church or Click HERE (online) for full SVDP order form.
SVDP Gift Card ORDERS are at the parish office.
GIFT CARDS are picked up Fridays from 10-noon (Parish Office) or Saturday or Sunday after Mass (Parish Gift Shop).
Gulf Coast Catholic Website
Bishop of St. Petersburg
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, Anniversary Parties, Baptism Parties, Birthday Parties, Business Presentations, Dances Events, 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.
09:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.
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
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
As we started our parish capital campaign, our church is seeking for your generosity and kind hearted gift to raise funds to make our chuch building cool again. Bishop Parkes approved our loan in the diocese for installation. We are projecting the amount of $250,000 and more to be spent. Presently, we are over 41.20% of our goal, we have raised $103,053.00 through your continued unending support and campaign. Let us help one another to make the project be completed.
God bless you all!
INVITATION FROM THE DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG
Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI) - Year of Discernment
The LPMI of the Diocese of St. Petersburg started this year for the faith formation program of Year of Discernment, consists of eight Saturday sessions beginning September 16, 2023, from 9:30am to 3:00pm at Christ the King Parish, 821 South Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. Registration form and information can be found on LPMI web site at: www.dosp.org/lpmi/year-of-discernment or call the office at 727-344-1611 ext. 5458 or send an email to [email protected]. Praying for the perseverance of all participants. Diocesan web page: www.dosp.org
Meet Our Staff
- Father William 'Bill' Fickel, SSS, Parochial Vicar
- Father Joselito Hitosis, SSS, Parochial Vicar
- Mrs. Christine Delieto, Parish Administrator
- Ms. Annabella Batista, Secretary
- Sr. Teresa Y Hoang, SJP, Faith Formation Director
- Mrs. Tierra Carson Booth, Director of Music Ministries
- Mr. Mark Brose, Chef
- Mr. Rocky Hieu Nguyen, Maintenance
- Mrs. Laura Worhacz, Communications / Stewardship
- Mrs. Margaret Flanders, Head Sacristan
- Mr. Richard Quinton, Sacristan
Way of the Cross 2024 & Blessings of the New Stations of the Cross
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.
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.
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.
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2024 Catholic Ministry Appeal
In Gospel, Jesus reveals that a wonderful day is approaching. Of it, He says, “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me and I in you” (Jn 14:20). It can be easy to miss the magnitude of what He is saying, either because it’s strange or because of our familiarity with His words. He is describing oneness. Becoming one with God is possibly the most practical of all things. When Jesus is in you, possibilities are endless: “For God all things are possible.” (Mt 19:26). And God doesn’t stop at spiritual oneness with us. He wants us to be one with each other, too. Our Diocese needs eveyone - the faithful to succeed. Please give to our Catholic Ministry Appeal so that we can help others experience the satisfying love of Jesus. He waits only for our “yes” to bring His transforming light into the lives of His children here! Let’s continue to fulfill it! SCAN: The 2024 QR CODE (Poster)
CHECK: Payable to Catholic Ministry Appeal PO Box 40200 St. Petersburg, FL
There is no higher work than liturgy. The word Liturgy means “work for the people.” God’s work works for us, too! Help our Catholic Ministry Appeal, so we can keep doing them. God bless you for it.
As of today: Goal: $72,816.91, Pledged: $68,662.40 and Paid/Gifts: $63,926.02; Out of our 643 registered parishioners, 229 have made a pledge towards this campaign. Knowing with your help, we can do better again.
The Diocese is catching up on the entry of payments made for the Catholic Ministry Appeal. If you have sent a check and it is not cashed yet, be patient & wait. We appreciate your support and generosity.