LIFE is ending a year focused on Jesus with an event celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus. The Resurrected Christ is the cornerstone of our faith and the reason there are Christians all over the world. The resurrection is the source of our joy and hope.
We will focus on what the resurrection of Jesus teaches us about God, what faith in the resurrection looks like and how the resurrection of Jesus impacts our lives today. Join us as we end this season of LIFE on a high note!
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A Lenten Prayer Adventure starts February 14th. It is a retreat in your own home that requires 30-45 minutes each day for prayer. We will provide handbooks to guide your prayer each day. We also will meet on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. to share experiences and give you the guidance and resources needed for the following week. The Saturday meetings will be helpful, but not essential parts of the prayer adventure. There are resources online if you cannot make it on Saturdays. Sign up under the LIFE banner or by calling the office. Click here to link to the online website. Jesus will be your guide on this amazing retreat adventure. Surprises can be expected along the way.
Growing Faith-Filled Kids: Palm Sunday
There are many suggested Holy Week activities on the web. Here are some sites you may want to view for ideas on how to experience this coming week: 1) catholichomeschool.org/index.php/palm-Sunday-and-holy-week-activities/ 2) Holy Week Crafts—Catholic icing 3)Bible Kids Fun Zone Palm Sunday Activities for Children 3) Catholic Icing Holy Week Food Ideas.
John 11 1-45 is today’s Gospel. It is the story of Jesus bringing Lazarus back to life. You can talk to your children about how some things appear to be dead but do “come to life”. Using potting soil and a styrofoam cup or clay pot, plant some seeds (marigolds would be a good choice). Put the pot in the sunlight, keep it watered and have your child watch the seeds “come to life” over the next several weeks. Refer back to the Lazarus story when the flowers bloom.
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 February 20Where: Worship Space / Social SpaceWho: Fr. Kent will lead us with contemporary versions of the Stations
The Annual Fund Drive is our yearly campaign to raise capital for repairs and improvements needed at St.Vincent. Our goal this year is to raise $175,000. These funds will be used to: Replace carpet in upstairs hall and some classrooms, pay off a portion of HVAC loan, repair E.I.F.S. (stucco) to stop water seepage into building, repair and improve irrigation for flower beds and replace HVAC system in Blessed Sacrament Chapel & upstairs of rectory.Our 2015 Annual Fund Drive asks for your support as we continue these needed improvements to our parish. You can make a onetime gift or pledge monthly through February 2016. You can also make your payment online by check or credit card at http://svdpks.org/giving. Please click here to access our pledge form.
Thanks to your support and generosity, St. Vincent continues to be a beautiful and welcoming parish home for all who come through our doors. I am grateful for your past support and hopeful that, together, we can continue to “Grow in Christ and Build God’s Kingdom”. Fr. Kent Hemberger
March 29, 2015
Holy Week Liturgies: Holy Thursday Mass, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. ending with (optional) Adoration in the Ville until 10:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Holy Saturday Night Vigil at 8:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. Mass and Confessions are cancelled) Easter Sunday, April 5th morning Masses at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
I encourage you to attend the Holy Week liturgies here at St. Vincent’s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Together they make up the greatest celebration for the Church during the year. Use these liturgies as a mini retreat remembering and celebrating Christ’s saving death and resurrection. The Holy Saturday Night Vigil is the great Easter Liturgy, even more so than the Masses on Easter morning.
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