This letter from the leaders of our sister community of Las Anonas de Santa Cruz in El Salvado appeared in the recent newsletter of the U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities Network. They express their gratitude for our “uncon- ditional accompaniment” and ask for our continued support, especially now around the issue of sugar cane production […]
John Trudeau composed this lovely prayer for the opening of one of our Capital Campaign meetings. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen Loving God, we are gathered this evening to discuss and plan for the future of our beloved St Vincent De Paul parish. Please rain down your grace […]
From June 12 to June 19, Catholics and people of faith around the world will be celebrating the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si (On Care for Our Common Home). Both the Global Catholic Climate Movement and the US Bishops’ Catholic Climate Covenant are urging individuals, families, organizations and parishes to plan events to […]
Preparing for College
Preparations are not complete without the blessing our parish community is ready to bestow. A blessing for all college students will happen at all Masses on the weekend of August 13&14. Please contact the rectory to let us know which Mass your college student will attend. The parish will also have a gift for each college student, so your phone call will enable us to be prepared. We hope you will join us!
FAITH REFLECTION FOR TUESDAY JULY 26TH Scripture Matthew 13: 36-43 In this Gospel Jesus is reminding us that we have choices to make and that we must bear spiritual fruit. He is reminding us that we are in the world but not of the world, that living is not enough. We need to live for a PURPOSE., that purpose is God.
"The disciples said to Jesus explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field. Jesus replied,'He who sows good seed is the Son of Man , the field is the "world" , the good seed the Children of the Kingdom. The weeds are the children of the Evil One, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are the angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. ... Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father."
1. What "spiritual fruit" am I bearing for the Lord?
2. If you had to make a list of what would make you "GOOD SEED" What would be required of me or you?
3. How can I live "among weeds" and still bear fruit? ...
Father Peter Pramote Chinnacode will speak at all the weekend masses on behalf of the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers mission in the country of Thailand. This is in accordance with the Missionary Cooperative Plan of the diocese. The second collection will help further the work of these dedicated men among the people in this far off land. We anticipate your usual, kind generosity towards the mission.
Tuition Scholarship Forms
Forms will be available for those "active members" who send their children to Catholic School and need help.
Forms will be available starting the weekend of July 9th and 10th.
A few weeks ago, we hosted a conversation on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, in which members of our community reflected on his call to the "Joy of Love." Recently, Archbishop Chaput published pastoral guidelines for implementing Amoris Laetitia in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. I would invite all of us to continue our reflections and also to read and reflect on the Archbishop's guidelines. Our hope is to host some conversation around them. The original exhortation and the guidelines are can be found here:
Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around, and see the beauty in ordinary things.
You are invited… to consider this quotation as you pay attention to “the beauty in ordinary things”, this summer. Our reflection space in the back of the church during the summer months of Ordinary Time will be dedicated to your offerings of items you may find…on a summer walk at the beach, in your back yard, or on a city street…whatever you notice that speaks to you in a special way, for its beauty and splendor, feel free to add to the space as a reminder of the splendor that God has for us, all around.
Part-time Bookkeeper Needed!
Kitty Intrieri will be retiring! We are seeking an honest,
hardworking person with accounting skills to work flexible
hours. If interested, call Kitty at the Parish a.s.a.p.
Volunteers needed in Office
We need volunteers to staff the office on Wednesdays from 8-11am. You'll be receiving visitors and answering the phones. Please call the Rectory to specify which day you can volunteer. Thanks!
Eucharistic Ministers for the Homebound
We have a few people in need of a monthly visit to distribute Holy Communion. If you can visit another person, please call Barbara Carey at (215) 438-2652.