June 11, 2017

Family Movie Nights start with “Moana” this Friday, June 16th. Bring the family and invite your friends to our Family Movie Nights in the courtyard this summer. There’s no charge and all are invited including non-parishioners. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend the evening at St. Vincent with food, games fun and fellowship for all ages. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. and the movies starts at 8:00 p.m. We also will have sand volleyball, kickball and other games. Ice cream, popcorn and beverages will be provided. We will move into the Social Space if there is rain. Additional movie nights will be July 14 and August 4. Contact Michele in the parish office if you are willing to help with games or hospitality.

Vacation Bible School will be June 19-23. The whole building will be taken over that week with kids. We look forward to all the activity.

 

We are accepting applications for a Saturday Mass Cantor/Ensemble Director. We seek someone proficient in voice and guitar; committed to full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy. Must be familiar with modern Catholic music and Praise and Worship style of music. Applications and resumes must be submitted by June 19. Position available in August. Contact Nick or myself if you have any questions.

I will be on retreat this week June 11-16, but will be back for next weekend. We will have communion services at the regular Daily Mass times. Please pray for me.

The Reconciliation Chapel is undergoing some much needed renovation including new lighting, new ceiling tile, the removal of a second door and repainting. Thanks for your Annual Fund support that make this project possible and for your patience with the mess. 

June 4, 2017

Family Movie Nights start with “Moana” on Friday, June 16th. Bring the family and invite your friends to our Family Movie Nights in the courtyard this summer. There’s no charge and all are invited including non-parishioners. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend the evening at St. Vincent with food, games fun and fellowship for all ages. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. and the movies starts at 8:00 p.m. We also will have sand volleyball, kickball and other games. Ice cream, popcorn and beverages will be provided. We will move into the Social Space if there is rain. Additional movie nights will be July 14 and August 4. Contact Michele in the parish office if you are willing to help with games or hospitality.

Matthew Kelly in person:  A busload of St. Vincent’s parishioners is going to see Matthew Kelly in Oklahoma City on September 30, 2017. The ticket price is $60 per person and includes a deluxe motor coach, a boxed dinner from Jason’s Deli and reserved seating at the Cox Convention Center. Space is limited. Reserve your spot with a $30 deposit. Register at or website or by contacting the office.

 

Pentecost celebrates the gift the Holy Spirit to the apostles and early Church. The Holy Spirit is the hardest part of the Trinity to understand and appreciate. Yet the Holy Spirit is present whenever we feel God present with us or God’s love moving in our hearts or are inspired or are moved to help others. The Holy Spirit is God involved in the midst of our real lives. Pay attention to the Spirit’s inspiration helping us to see as God’s sees and respond with compassion.

 

We are accepting applications for a Saturday Mass Cantor/Ensemble Director. We seek someone proficient in voice and guitar; committed to full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy. Must be familiar with modern Catholic music and Praise and Worship style of music. Applications and resumes must be submitted by June 19. Position available in August. Contact Nick or myself if you have any questions. 

May 28, 2017

Family Movie Nights start with “Moana” on Friday, June 16th. Bring the family and invite your friends to our Family Movie Nights in the courtyard this summer. There’s no charge and all are invited including non-parishioners. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend the evening at St. Vincent with food, games fun and fellowship for all ages. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. and the movies starts at 8:00 p.m. We also will have sand volleyball, kickball and other games. Ice cream, popcorn and beverages will be provided. We will move into the Social Space if there is rain. Additional movie nights will be July 14 and August 4. Contact Michele in the parish office if you are willing to help with games or hospitality.

Matthew Kelly in person:  A busload of St. Vincent’s parishioners are going to see Matthew Kelly in Oklahoma City on September 30, 2017. The ticket price is $60 per person and includes a deluxe motor coach, a boxed dinner from Jason’s Deli and reserved seating at the Cox Convention Center. Space is limited. Reserve your spot with a $30 deposit. Register at or website or by contacting the office.

 

Pentecost celebrates the gift the Holy Spirit to the apostles and early Church. The Holy Spirit is the hardest part of the Trinity to understand and appreciate. Yet the Holy Spirit is present whenever we feel God present with us or God’s love moving in our hearts or are inspired or are moved to help others. The Holy Spirit is God involved in the midst of our real lives. Pay attention to the Spirit’s inspiration helping us to see as God’s sees and respond with compassion.

 

 

We are accepting applications for a Saturday Mass Cantor/Ensemble Director. We seek someone proficient in voice and guitar; committed to full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy. Must be familiar with modern Catholic music and Praise and Worship style of music. Applications and resumes must be submitted by June 19. Position available in August. Contact Nick or myself if you have any questions. 

May 21, 2017

Congratulations to all graduates both from high school, college and beyond. Graduation marks an accomplishment and a step forward in life. Graduation also highlights how you have worked to develop the gifts and talents God has given you. May you continue to develop those talents and find ways to share them with others as part of your Christian life and vocation.

5:00 Saturday Choir news:  Austin Freeman who leads music at the Saturday 5:00 Mass has decided to transfer and continue his education in Orlando, Florida. So he will be leaving Wichita in late July. He will continue to lead the music at the 5:00 Mass until he leaves. I wish Austin well in his transition to school in Orlando. He has been a great gift to St. Vincent’s.

We remain committed to the same style of music with guitars, drums, bass and piano for the 5:00 Mass. We are doing a search for a new leader for the 5:00 Saturday Mass.

We are accepting applications for a Saturday Mass Cantor/Ensemble Director. We seek someone proficient in voice and guitar; committed to full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy. Must be familiar with modern Catholic music and Praise and Worship style of music. Applications and resumes must be submitted by June 19. Position available in August. Contact Nick or myself if you have any questions.

Small Groups for Children grades K-5 will begin this September. These groups will be about friends, faith and fun. They will be Sundays between the Massed from 10:10 to10:55. We now are looking for group leaders, either adults or responsible teens. Training, a structure and materials will be provided. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or are interested in helping.

May is National Bike Month. Bicycling can be a great form of exercise and transportation, not to mention a fun way to get outside. So consider enjoying our beautiful May weather on a bike. Even if you don’t bike yourself, take care to drive attentively and respect bicycles that are on the streets by passing 3 feet away from them as required by law. Be nice to bicyclists. It might be your pastorJ.

March 13, 2016

We welcome the 16 candidates who are joining the Church and receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and Communion this weekend. We are blessed by your presence within our community. More Candidates will be joining at the Holy Saturday Night Vigil as well as several baptisms that night.

Palm Sunday is next weekend, March 19-20. We will begin Mass in the Gathering Space and process in to the Worship Space together.

Holy Week Services are Holy Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 PM; Good Friday Liturgy at 7:00 PM; and the Holy Saturday Vigil at 8:00 PM. The Easter Sunday Masses will be at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM. There will be no 5:00 Saturday Mass and no confessions on Saturday. There also will be Stations of the Cross on Friday at 3:00 PM.

Good Wine ministry is this Thursday, March 17th at 11:00 AM and will focus on a Gospel based way of approaching and praying with the Passion of Jesus Christ.

The 2016 Annual Fund:  Youth will be calling today if you have not returned a pledge card. Please be kind to the callers. Once again, thank you for your generous support which allows us to accomplish these important projects. Please return your pledge cards today.

I got a bid for a polished concrete floor for the Ville. The bid was no more than the existing stained concrete and the hope is it will last longer. If you know something about the durability and upkeep of polished concrete floors, please give me a call. I would appreciate learning from your knowledge and experience. 

Our last LIFE Event for the year is Sunday, April 3rd or Wednesday April, 6th. We will focus on Pope Francis’ first major Encyclical, Laudato Si—On Care for our Common Home. Pope Francis challenges us to care for the poor and to care for creation. Or as Pope Francis says, “Love God, Love Neighbor, Love Creation.” Sign up now because LIFE will be the week after Easter.