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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!

Upcoming Events

Friday Evening Dinner
 
Dear Parish Family,
 
Friday Nite Dinners starting this Friday, October 23rd from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, please note the time change. The cost is 9.95 for all you can eat.

We will be having our Coffee Social on Friday morning from 8am to 11am. All are invited for coffee and donuts.

We will be having the Ladies Auxiliary card party on Monday day October 26th from 11-3pm. Cost is $7.00
 
CONFIRMATION
 

This Sunday 10/25 the parish celebrates the joy of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. We pray with Josef Cordero, Derek Dang, Maya Muzyka, Nhan Nguyen, Anthony Ryan Phi Nguyen, Mia Stansell, Christopher Soltys.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy your consolations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

FALL FESTIVAL

All are invited to take part in our parish Fall Festival this coming Sunday 10/25. Enjoy the season in giving thanks for the harvest.  Families are invited to “Trunk and Treat” along with our parish ministries outside in the Parking Lot after classes at 12:30. 

Decorate the trunk of your car and greet the children with a treat for them to enjoy. Food will be served in Father Farrell Hall and games in the classrooms to allow for social distancing.  

A sign up sheet is available in the Hall during our gathering before class at 11 so that we know you’re coming and we can save a space for you.  All is free so come and join the fun!

SAVE THE DATE

Thanksgiving Dinner on November 19th from 5-7pm.  We will only be allowed to seat 125 people at this time, BUT we will be having TAKE OUT orders also.  

Anyone that does not want to join in the group but would like a dinner, they can get theirs TO GO.  The price of the tickets are $8.00 per dinner.
Thanks,
JoAnn

Parish News

Photos of 40 Days of Life
 
Dear Parish Family,
 
Joan Milloy has been chairing our Social Concerns/Respect Life ministry for many years with Mary Brady and Jessie Camerieri to share in the committee responsibilities.  Our parish supports all efforts to preserve life daily and especially in the annual 40 Days for Life campaign which will end on November 1st.
 
I am sharing some photos that were on facebook of those who prayed in front of the abortion clinic today. I am sure there were many who missed being in a picture that generously gave their time in prayer for the Sanctity of LIFE. 
 
Please continue to pray for the unborn the only voice they have is ours. 
 
Blessings, Laura
 
 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

In preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation our candidates were asked to choose the name of a special saint, one that would represent the spiritual transformation that they would experience at the time of their Confirmation. 

They were encouraged to select a saint who they regard as a role model and with whom they would seek guidance and protection on their journey of faith.  The candidates were asked to prepare and share with us a brief history of their chosen saint and to explain why they selected their saint for their Confirmation name. 

https://fb.watch/1hmmzPe2Ya/

 

THE JOURNEY

THE JOURNEY, A WAY TO DEEPEN YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JESUS

Preparations are underway to form groups in our parish to provide everyone an opportunity to sign up for The Journey, a six-week process of sharing, prayer, and reflection that can help everyone—active parishioner or not—grow in faith.

The Journey brings us into contact with those who knew and encountered Jesus; through videos and sharing, their experience becomes real in our day, in our personal lives, in our relationships with God and others.

www.pemdc.org/thejourney

There is still time this week to call the parish office and get more information to join others for a personal experience of Jesus. Sign up and see what it is all about!

 Click here to download the Sign-Up Form

MASS SCHEDULE

Daily

Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM

Weekend

Saturday Vigil: 4 PM  (Live Streamed Mass)

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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - noon
Wednesdays: 9 AM - 5 PM
First Fridays: 9 AM - 5 PM

Reconciliation Times
Thursday: 3:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-7:30 PM 

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
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday during Faith Formation
CLOSED FRIDAY-SATURDAY and HOLIDAYS

Meet Our Staff

Commitment Card

Click on ~ Faith Hope & Courage ~ to go to the Commitment Card

Witness Talks:

JoAnn Corlett

Deacon Burt and Sharon Guerin

2020 Annual Pastoral Appeal

CoronaVirus Updates

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.
  • Maintain six feet of social distance from others who are not from the same household at all times while in the church or on church property.
  • Show patience and kindness as parishes restrict attendance to only 25% maximum capacity inside our church (150 per.) or social halls.
  • Use a face mask or face covering. (Face covering should be removed before receiving Holy Communion.)
  • Refrain from physical contact in greeting others and in the sign of peace.
  • Avoid use to hymnals and limit touching. Doors and pews are sanitized.
  • Sanitize hands when entering and leaving Church. Bring personal supply of hand sanitizer to use before receiving Communion, if possible.
  • Consider receiving Holy Communion in the hand.
  • Honor the silence before and after times of prayer.
  • Keep necessary conversation at a minimum and 6 foot separation.
  • Collection baskets will be at the foot of the altar to receive your offering.
  • Thank you for sharing the sacrifice of Jesus when sent from Mass to witness God's love and compassion in this time of suffering and uncertainty.

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:

  • 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.

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