GRACIOUS AND LOVING GOD, LET YOUR SPIRIT BE WITH US TODAY. HEAR OUR PRAYERS, AND INCREASE IN US THE WILL TO FOLLOW YOUR SON JESUS. HELP US TO DRAW ON THE RESOURCES OF OUR FAITH AS WE USE THE OPPORTUNITIES OF OUR DEMOCRACY TO SHAPE A SOCIETY MORE RESPECTFUL OF THE LIFE, DIGNITY, AND RIGHTS […]
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St. Vincent de Paul is the first Catholic Church of Petaluma (1857) and we continue in the spirit of Christ to reach out to those in need (as did St. Vincent) and to support each other in adoring god in everything that we do and say.
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As of February 8, 2021, the Church re-opened with new guidelines. We are still closing the doors after each mass. Please wear a mask and keep socially distant. Mass times are as follows: Daily Mass Monday through Saturday 8 am mass. Weekend Mass: Saturday, 5 pm English and 7:30 pm Spanish Sunday, English–7:30 am, 9 […]
A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY DURING THE PANDEMIC OF 2020 Consecration to St. Joseph By: Andrea Aguilar, Jodi Fitzgerald, Susan Hall, Kathy Hooper, Maureen Nelson, Leda Sturla, Carol Virgin, Judy Williams Our Spiritual Journey After the pandemic started and our community began to close down, its impact left many of us who regularly volunteer questioning how we […]
Dear Fellow Parishioners, Exciting news here in the Rectory. Msgr. Dan Whelton will be joining the St. Vincent’s family and making our parish his new home. We are abuzz in the rectory making preparations. We expect him here by the end of May. In a world that has been turned upside down, having Msgr. Dan […]
TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL…Here we are in 2021. The challenges of the past year are behind us. I am grateful for the blessings of 2020 despite the restrictions of the pandemic. My family is healthy and working, thanks to a generous God. I was able to tour the Holy Land in February before Covid shut […]
Dear Fellow Parishioners, Your active response and very positive feedback regarding our Holy Week and Easter celebrations have been very gratifying. In addition to Easter gifts to the parish, many of you included a note thanking our parish staff for all their hard work in making our church and rectory– and especially the altar– both […]
Dear Fellow Parishioners, This Easter has been unlike any other. Fr. David and I have made every effort to make Masses available to you, in English and Spanish. However, I know it is not the same as being physically present and, most importantly, receiving Holy Communion. The other side of the coin is that, for […]
Experiencing The First Easter Today The very first Easter was not in a crowded worship space with singing and praising. On the very first Easter the disciples were locked in their house. It was dangerous for them to come out. They were afraid. They wanted to believe the good news they heard from the women, […]
Dear Fellow Parishioners, During this time of “shelter in place,” many of us face serious challenges related to our health, our jobs, and the care of loved ones. We have also had time to think about the most important things in life: our faith, family and friends. There is no better time to reflect prayerfully […]
Dear Fellow Parishioners, We are now approaching our second weekend without public Sunday Masses in our Church. I cannot think of another such time in the history of our parish. Fr. David has been posting daily Mass from our own beautiful church, so that you can continue to worship in a familiar place. I have […]
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.