Parishioners dealing with extended recuperation experience a sense of loss in many areas. Among them is the loss of independence which includes their ability to drive themselves to church, receive the sacraments, and partake in the fellowship that a true community of people provides. The Convalescent Home Mass Ministry at St. Vincent’s seeks to lessen that loss and assist our parishioners in continuing to feel connected to the flock. One Tuesday a month, a priest from our parish visits one of the four convalescent homes in Petaluma, presides at a Mass, and offers Communion to these folks. In addition, a volunteer from the ministry brings the gift of the Eucharist every week to the Convalescent Homes. The ministers offer the sacrament, and the gift of friendship and fellowship to feed the spiritual needs of these parish members. We thank those who give of themselves to this ministry, and offer the opportunity to anyone interested in giving their time and talent to the community in this special way. You may call Denise Lempiere at the church rectory, 762-4278, (leave a message and she will call you back), she will gladly guide you through this call to stewardship.
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.