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!
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YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH
Saint Joseph’s Faith
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, pray for us
We marvel at the faith of Saint Joseph. Tormenting doubts harass his soul and he is on the point of leaving Mary. But an angel appears to him and all his doubts and fears vanish. On the angel’s word he accepts the mystery of the Incarnation.
In the ensuing years his faith was to be frequently put to the test. At Bethlehem he had to content himself with a stable for a home where the Incarnate Word might be born. Soon after, he was forced to flee into exile in order to save the Infant God, and when later he returned to the tiny village of Nazareth it was to live there unknown and in dire poverty.
All these trials only tempered his faith. Although he sees only the child’s wretchedness and poverty, his faith pierces the shroud and uncovers the hidden God within this weak baby frame. Because his faith is so strong, Joseph’s mind and heart bowed in perfect adoration.
Imitate his faith as you kneel before the humble Christ annihilated in the Eucharist. Pierce the veil of love and adore the hidden God. At the same time respect the veil of love and make the immolation of your mind and heart your most beautiful homage of faith. (St Peter Julian Eymard. Eymard Library, Vol. 8 pp 47-48).
Saint Joseph, instill in our hearts the same faithful and watchful care for our Eucharistic Lord that you showed to the Christ Child and his mother. Intercede on our behalf with your foster son for an increase of wisdom and courage when we are weary and our faith is challenged. Amen
MAKE A HOUSE A HOME
Our Call to Community “Make a House a Home”
Finding affordable and available housing is not easy. If you see a house, mobile home or apartment with a FOR RENT sign on it send the contact information and address to Housing Locator- Kelly Miller-Funk at [email protected] If you have rental properties or know someone who does, please encourage them to support this effort. We also have Catholic Charities who will be helping to house additional individuals.
We have helped two individuals and a family so far. They are happy to be able to pick out items they like to make their house feel like their home. We have many items but are still in need of some specific things such as: Hammer and nails, foam to repair hole in wall, broom and dust pan, step ladder, cleaning supplies, rubber shelf liners, rake and gas cards. Our family could use 3 dressers and a small bookshelf for their daughter. Please call the office and we can make arrangements for you to drop off the items, particularly any of the items listed above as they are for specific families.
Please give a call to the office at 727-938-1974. Put your name and email or phone # on our “Helping Hands” list.Thank you in advance for your generous support of this project. If you are interested in being a liaison with one of these families or individuals, please let us know.
We appreciate all of the love and support you offer to those who are less fortunate in our community. It is a call to our Catholic Social Teaching. What ever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, that you do for Me.”
Click HERE to see the Essential List.
May Crowning Photos
|Come Holy Spirit|
Joyful photos, first holy Communion
Welcome back photos
Mother’s Day Novena of Masses:
To honor your loved one for Mother’s Day with a Novena of Masses, please pick up a card at the entrance of Church, the Gift Shop, or Parish Office. Place your donation envelope in the offertory basket. The Novena of Masses will be offered from May 9-May 17th.
Our Parish in Action
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)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Summer Schedule)
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - noon
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.
Ways to Give: Pledging: We currently work with monthly and annual pledge cycles. Donors who pledge will receive reminders according to their chosen payment schedule. One-Time Gift: A one-time gift can be paid at the time of commitment or payment can be scheduled a later date. Online Giving: We accept all major credit/debit cards (MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Discover) as well as direct debit payments. Electronic giving can be completed two ways: 1) Donor managed online giving is available through our diocesan website at: www.dosp.org/giveapa 2) Authorization forms for credit cards and direct debit donations are available on all pledge cards and in-pew envelopes. We are a community of steadfast servants to the Gospel, coming together to grow in our faith, nurture our children with a love of God and progress toward the greater good.
Our share needed by the diocese is $85,661. To reach this goal, support is needed from every family. Thus far we have received $71,521 in pledges and $61,759.38 has been paid by 212 families. Please join the effort to reach the goal. We need 100 pledges at $150, or 50 pledges at $300 to make our assessment this year.
Please do not delay your pledge. Envelopes are at the church doors. Just fill it out and drop in the basket at the altar. Do your share to help others and the parish.
Thank you to those who have returned their pledge cards. Every pledge helps those in need of services within our Diocese. Thank you and God Bless you.
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
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.
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.
Meet Our Staff
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