December 10, 2017

The Advent Penance Service is this Thursday, December 14th at 7:00. Take advantage of this opportunity to be renewed in God’s mercy and love. We will have several priests here for confessions. We also welcome our many of our children to this beautiful Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.

A Community Christmas will be here at St. Vincent’s next Sunday, Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m. Santa will be here and we will have a spaghetti dinner for everyone. We also will have choirs doing Christmas carols. Come and enjoy the evening. Please invite your friends. We are inviting everyone from the parish and everyone from Andover and the surrounding communities.

Support the mission of St. Vincent’s within and beyond our Church walls. Year-end gifts are needed and most appreciated. These special year-end gifts support everything from music and liturgy, to faith formation for all ages, to youth ministry, to children in Catholic Schools, to the St. Augustine Indian Mission, to our work helping those in need in the Andover community and beyond. Your generosity and the gifts of your time and talent allows us to do so many good things.

We welcome Fr. Mark Beran from St. Augustine Indian Mission our sister parish. We help support their school, which seeks transformative change for their students and their families. Part of being a sister parish is not only the financial support but also developing relationships by visits back and forth. If you are interested in visiting St. Augustine’s talk to Fr. Mark after Mass.

Thank you to the Michelle Vitarelli Memorial Golf Tournament for a generous gift of $6735 for the benefit of Youth Ministry at St. Vincent’s. A special thanks to Gene, Janice and Andrea Vitarelli as well as all others who helped make this event a success.

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for a gift to help provide the Bibles for our Confirmation candidates.