Join parishioners on Friday evenings during Lent as we pray the Stations of the Cross and enjoy a bowl of soup!
When: Fridays, 6 p.m., beginning March 7Where: Worship Space / Social SpaceWho: Fr. Kent will lead us with contemporary versions of the Stations
Each year we ask for your assistance with the Annual Fund Drive to care for our parish facility. Last year we started planning for replacement of our hvac systems that have reached the end of their lifespan after 21 years. The other need we want to address this year is additional meeting space as more activities fill our parish calendar and building. Our plan is to update some of our upstairs rooms with audio visual equipment and install a bathroom on the second floor. The lack of bathroom facilities on the second floor has been a deterrent to some groups. The upstairs restroom also will help our growing youth groups. We hope to do these renovations in a very cost effective manner using as much volunteer labor as possible.
This year’s goal is $150,000, which will make a significant down payment on the new hvac system as well as provide for the updates to our upstairs rooms. On Sunday, March 16, volunteers will be calling to ask for your participation. If you do not wish to be contacted, please return the pledge card (even if you are not able to donate) or complete the online pledge form by Friday, March 14. You can make a onetime gift or pledge monthly through February 2015. As an added convenience, you also can make your payment online by check or credit card. Go to http://svdpks.org/giving to donate online. Please click here to access our pledge form.
Thank you again for your support and generosity that allows St. Vincent’s to be a welcoming, alive and generous community. We are so blessed to have you as part of our parish family.
Sincerely, Fr. Kent Hemberger
March 2, 2014
Ash Wednesday kicks off Lent this week with Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. on March 5th. I also encourage you to use this week considering what you are going to do this Lent. Beyond thinking about what you are going to give up or do, consider: What would help renew you spiritually? What good habits do you want to begin during Lent that would improve your life and relationship with God after Easter? Lent is about more than simple sacrifice, but a time of renewal.
ReMembering Church will continue this Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 in Room 1A. ReMembering Church welcomes those who are returning to the Catholic Church and those who want to connect more deeply to the Church. All are welcome to join us.
What’s going on in the ceiling? I have heard this question a few times this week and the answer is simple.
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