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St. Petersburg Academy Concert

We invite you to attend the St. Petersburg International Music Academy Concert
 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
on Saturday, August 2, and Sunday, August 3, starting at 2:30 p.m.
Concert tickets:  General Admission $15.00
Seniors & Students $12.00
                                                 

Tickets with Russian Dinner $60.00 per person, or $400 per table.  For more information, please contact:
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Year of Jesus

Year of Jesus

Beginning in August, St. Vincent de Paul Parish is embarking on a year focused on Jesus. The goal of the year is simple & specific: to deepen our personal relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Below are some of the planned events:

August 1: Prayers for volunteers will be sent to the leaders of parish ministries to distribute. These prayers will help us focus our service & increase awareness that we are partners with Christ in whatever area we serve.

August 15: Sarah Hart Concert
The holy day Mass of the Feast of the Assumption is at 6:00, followed by a hot dog dinner. The concert begins at 7:30 in the worship space.

August 16: Women’s Retreat on “The Beatitudes” led by Sarah Hart
Check in & continental breakfast at 8:30. Retreat is from 9:AM to 3:PM. Lunch is provided.

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Women's Retreat with Sarah Hart

Spend the day with Sarah Hart...

Singer, Sarah Hart, will lead a retreat day for the women of St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Saturday, August 16th. Set aside your usual, fast-paced Saturday & relax for a few hours with wife and mother, Sarah Hart. Soak in her lovely voice & inspirational lyrics, as you explore with her Jesus’ teaching on the Beatitudes. Sarah’s retreats are a blend of music, story, reflection & prayer.  It will be a wonderful day of fellowship with the women of our parish, you won’t want to miss.

Schedule:

8:30         Check-In & refreshments

9:00         Retreat begins

11:45        Lunch

1:00         Retreat continues

3:00         Closing

This event is sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Endowment Foundation. Thank You!

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Sarah Hart Concert

Sarah Hart is coming to St. Vincent de Paul!

Our parish is thrilled to announce that it is jump starting a year focused on Jesus with a free concert by Catholic composer and musician, Sarah Hart. The goal of the “Year of Jesus” is to deepen personal relationships with Jesus. Because listening to the music of Sarah Hart is often a transforming experience, St. Vincent’s is opening the event to all. The concert is on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15th, at 7:30 P.M.

Sarah’s concerts are a lively blend of folk, pop, and rock designed to delight listeners of all ages. Her sweet, compelling voice is captivating; her lyrics inspiring. A wife and a mother, Sarah weaves storytelling and prayer throughout her concerts. Her audiences are brought to laughter & may brush away a few tears, as they become immersed in the spirituality of one who has discovered that Jesus walks with us in our daily lives.

A spiritandsong.com artist, Sarah’s music is found in print in churches around the country. Her songs have been recorded by artists Matt Maher, Amy Grant, Robbie Seay, 33 Miles, This Beautiful Republic, Sarah Reeves and Jamie Jamgochian. Her music has also been heard in television shows Joan of Arcadia and Strong Medicine and in the film Coyote County Loser. Sarah has received eight Unity awards for her work. Her recent release, The Give and the Keep includes her Grammy nominated, “Better Than a Hallelujah.”

The concert has been underwritten by the St. Vincent de Paul Endowment Foundation. It is open to all without cost.

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Prayer Banner

The Blessing of our Prayer Banner

If you think a way back to last August, we presented to the parish an alternate way of praying.

Through the creative and prayerful inspiration of Mary and Gary Booker and their love of weaving, we learned this ancient art as a way to pray.

Many hands have helped us arrive at this day. We took on the challenge of writing our prayers, then weaving them into an offering banner. And now you can see the visual result of those prayers. Sometimes we don’t realize how much we do pray. Thousands of prayers by our parishioners, over 2,100, have been written, woven and offered in this beautiful visual expression.

We symbolically raised and offered our prayers and as they hang within our worship space they will always remind us of the power of our prayers  and the support we have for each other in community.

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Growing Faith-Filled Kids


Growing Faith-Filled Kids: Baptism Birthday

One way parents can communicate the importance of their faith is by celebrating their child’s Baptism day.

Dig out the Baptismal certificate, if you’ve forgotten the date & bring out the, “You are Special” plate. Light the child’s Baptismal candle during dinner. Let the child choose the menu. Talk about the amazing gifts given to the child at his/her Baptism. For example, she became a member of God’s own family, the Church. God came to live inside him. She received the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and the four cardinal virtues. Don’t forget to share your memories of that day. By the way, if the celebration includes a gift, it’s likely you’ll be reminded next year as the baptismal date approaches!

 

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