Pastor's Desk

From Your Pastor – June 11, 2020

Dear Parishioners, 

On June 12, 2020, St. Vincent’s will resume daily and weekend Masses in

altered form.  Attendance at these Masses will be limited to 100 persons

each, seated in pre-designated areas. Masses and all other church liturgies

will also require the wearing of masks and social distancing. In order to

minimize movement during Mass, you will be asked to enter and leave by

designated doors. Holy Communion will be offered by a priest after Mass,

and be available in the hand only.  We will be subject to random inspection

by local authorities.  The effectiveness of these measures, as well as the

health and safety of all, depend upon your full cooperation.  

Bless You All,

Father Bill


UPDATE:

We’d like to thank all of you who have watched and joined us in prayer during these difficult times. But with the resumption of public Masses in the state of California, Fr David Jenuwine’s daily mass will no longer be available.

This offering was never meant to be a permanent initiative, but only to carry us through the coronavirus restrictions.

We know you’ve found consolation in these virtual Masses and we know that for some of you, this was your only way to participate in Mass. 

Msgr. Dan Whelton suggested to listen to Bishop Robert Barron’s podcast. The following is a link to his podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/bishop-robert-barrons-sermons-catholic-preaching-homilies/id75551187

About our Parish and our Website

Our parish mission statement identifies St. Vincent’s as a Eucharist centered people who, as the Body of Christ, live our faith in word and deed by sharing our time, talent, and treasure to support one another and serve those in need.

This website is intended not only to provide you with the information you need about our parish but also to help us build up our life as a community and so help us in our mission. It provides a way for us to connect with each other; and we invite you to use it to share stories, to learn about what’s happening and what’s coming up, and to provide information you think we all need to hear. This site will evolve as our parish evolves; it belongs to all of us. I hope you find it helpful.

“All are Welcome in this Place.”

This hymn speaks to the atmosphere, design, and heart of St. Vincent’s parish: there is a place here for everyone.  In fact, you are not only welcomed, but needed!  As we explore and expand our ideas of just what a Church community is, we recognize first that pivotal life events occur in church: weddings, baptisms, First Communion, Confirmation; but, we also find that we need community in order to be a Spirit filled Church where we praise God, share our faith, and help one another by way of fellowship, and the numerous ministries available to all parishioners. Through our stewardship, the gift of our time and talent, there is a wonderful opportunity to give and receive, to make friends, to help friends, to see how our talents are a gift from God made for sharing.  We are bonded to a group of people with whom we already have at least one thing in common, and that is our faith.  It is our hope that you will use this community website to build bridges and connect with one another, and see that each of us, too, is a gift from God meant to be shared.