April 1, 2018

Welcome to all celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection. May each of you be touched by Christ’s life through the Eucharist you celebrate with us. Jesus Christ’s resurrection was a historical event, but it is not history. Jesus Christ lives in us and touches us through community. St. Vincent’s is a unique, compassionate community dedicated to help all grow in the life of Christ. The living Christ shapes our hearts and minds through the sacraments, faith formation and small groups. Christ works through community. Know you are always welcome to come and join our community in worship and other activities.


St. Vincent’s Parish Staff is dedicated to welcoming you and serving you regardless of what obstacles you feel stand in your way of fully participating in the Catholic Church. I personally am willing to help you in any way I can. Call the office for an appointment if you would like to visit with me. My only desire is, in the words of Pope Francis, that you may discover “the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ and a community to support you.” All are welcome. All are wanted and that includes you.


Confirmation for our high school youth is this Thursday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. The whole parish is invited to come support and pray for the candidates receiving confirmation. After talking with these candidates individually, I am always left with a sense of hope because of their goodness. We have some great kids here. Finally, I want to thank the Confirmation group leaders and especially Jim and Sandi Wurzer who coordinated the program again this year.


A Special Thank You to all the musicians and liturgical ministers who have made our Holy Week celebrations so beautiful. People often remark how they have been touched by these liturgies. So I pass on the appreciation of so many people to all who have served our community this past week I especially want to thank Teresa Marshall Paterson and Nick Engel for organizing our liturgical and music ministers.


Full time youth minister wanted for St. Vincent’s starting in June. Eve Baker, our youth minister is moving to California. Therefore, we are looking for someone to lead our youth ministry for High School and Middle School. Candidates must have a living Catholic faith, self-initiative, good communication skills and the ability to work with youth and staff.  A degree in religious studies is a plus. Contact the parish office at St. Vincent’s (316-733-1423) for an application form and send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . I will be taking applications through April 16th.