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Welcome!

We want to welcome you to the St Vincent Religious Education (RE) website! We hope you enjoy it and find some useful information. The goal of the website is to share our faith with you and others through prayers, information on Patron Saints, Bible Studies, Renew (formerly Why Catholic?) and other avenues to deepen and strengthen your faith and/or give I you a better understanding of Catholism.

Daily Readings for: September 15th, 2019

- Liturgical Year: Year C, Cycle I
- Vestments: Green
- Rosary: Glorious Mysteries
- Feast Day: Our Lady of Sorrows; Com. of St. Nicomedes
- Season: 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time
- Readings for Mass:

Mass Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday:Regular Mass:12:10 p.m.
Saturdays:Sacrament of Reconciliation:4:00 p.m.
Sundays:Spanish Mass:
English Mass:
English Mass:
8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
-- Jeremiah 29:11


Parish News & Information

On The Lighter Side

Sometimes God will put a Goliath in your life, for you to find the David within you.

Knights of Columbus Breakfast

Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast today February 24, after both morning Masses. Come support the Knights.

Small Town Acts Retreat for Women

You are invited to attend! The 2019 Women's ACTS retreat April 25-28, 2019 at Christ the King Retreat Center in San Angelo, TX. The ACTS retreat provides an opportunity for women to focus on their faith and its application to their daily lives, to build purpose in their prayer life, to increase their presence at the liturgy and to cultivate friendship among members of the church community. 2019 Retreat Theme Hope Anchors the Soul! For more information you may contact Janelle Book at 325-895-0082. Registration Deadlineis April 15, 2019.

Baptism Classes

You must be a registered member of the parish for three (3) months prior to your planned baptism date. Baptism Preparations Classes will be Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1O:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please register at the Parish Office in advance and bring a copy of the birth certificate. Celebration of Baptism: Will be on the second Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m. If that time is not a sufficient time, please call the Parish Office and make other arrangements.

Clases de Bautismo

Debe ser un miembro registrado de la parroquia durante los tres (3) meses anteriores a la fecha de bautismo prevista. Las clases de preparativos para el bautismo serán el sábado 2 de marzo de 2019 de 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Por favor regístrese en la Oficina Parroquial con anticipación y traiga una copia del certificado de nacimiento. Celebración del bautismo: será el segundo sábado del mes a las 2:00 p.m. Si ese tiempo no es suficiente, llame a la Oficina Parroquial y haga otros arreglos.

Ash Wednesday Collection

On Wednesday, March 6th, all the parishes of our diocese will take up a Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa. This collection supports the Church in more than 20 countries that are still struggling to recover in the aftermath communist rule. Funds from this collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and serminary formation. Your support restores the Church and future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection next week. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ccee afterwards in the darkness of tthe night.

Lent

The Holy season of Lent begins on Wednesday March 6th. We will have 3 Mass celebrations of ashes: 7:00 a.m, 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. There will be a Mass at Our Mercy in Merkel at 7:00 p.m.

La santa temporada de Cuaresma comienza el 6 de Marzo. Vamos a tener tres misas de celebr ceniza: 7:00 a.m, 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tendremos en Our Mother of Mercy in Merkel, a las 7:00 p.m.

Soup and Sermon

Has changed to Fridays beginning March 8th in the Pan American Hall at noon. We agains are asking in advance for volunteers who wish to bring soup to please call the Parish Office. Take this o to come and join us.

CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl is one way Catholics can enhance their Lenten fasting practice by giving up meals and donating the cost of those meals to Catholic Relief Services, in order to help those who do not have enough to eat. The Rice Bowls will be handed out on Ash Wednesday.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday beginning at 6:30p.m. in the church.

Cinco De Mayo Raffie 2019

This year, the Cinco de Mayo is seeking cash to help with the prizes for the Raffle. We would like to include 3 Visa/Master Card Gift Cards in the amount of $1000, $500, and $250 as some of the prizes. Any amount would help make this Cinco de Mayo a success.

Marriage Jubilee 2019

All couples who are celebrating their 25, 30, 35 50, and above wedding anniversaries (Church, not civil marriage) in the calendar year of 2019 to the Diocesan Marriage Jubilee bilingual on March 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Sacred Cathedral, San Angelo. Families and friends are welcome to accompany our jubilarians to this celebration. Re vows will take place within the Mass. This celebration will conclude with a reception in the Cathedral gym, which all are invited. For registration information, contact the parish office. The deadline to register for the celebration is Monday, March 11, 2019.

Thank You!

The St Vincent Ballet Folklorico would like to say "Thank you" to our parishioners who came out and supported our fundraiser. Also, thanks to everyone who donated. It was a huge success!

Do No Harm

We listen quite a while before we get to the "punch line" of the first reading today: even though it would be an easy thing to do, David will not harm the anointed one of the Lord. We, of course, know that Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed one of God, but the Bible uses this term for many different people. It is scripture's way of indicating who has been chosen by God for a special place and mission in salvation history.

In today's Gospel, Jesus presents a greatly enlarged list of those who, as children of God, we should not harm, but love instead: our enemies, those who curse us or do us harm, those who owe us money, the ungrateful, the wicked. The point of Jesus' teaching is not to encourage these kinds of behaviors in other, but rather to form us in the image of our heavenly Father by increasing our opportunities to love unconditionally, expecting nothing in return.

Women's Day Retreat

Come join the women of the Abilene Deanery here at St. Vincent Pallotti on Saturday, 2 March, for a half-day retreat entitled "How to have a fruitful Lent...in real life." The half-day retreat will be hosted in partnership with FOCUS, the same ministry that brought you SEEK2019 in January. It will kick off at 8:45 a.m. and end in the early afternoon. For more information, please join the facebook group "Big Country Young Adult Catholics". Cost is $15 per person if registered by February 22nd. Register through facebook or via email at bigcountry.younqadults@gmail.com. Cost is an additional $20, if registering at the door.

Sacrificial Giving

Envelope Collection:$5,442.00
Loose Collection:$2,556.35
Total:$7,998.35

Thank you for your continued commitment to St Vincent Parish. We pray for your continued generous support to God's work her at St Vincent.

Attendance

02/17/19AttendanceCommunion
8:30 a.m.214140
10:00 a.m.270186
5:30 p.m.223143

Thank you for your continued commitment to St Vincent Parish. We pray for your continued generous support to God's work her at St Vincent.


Prayer For The Sick

Dear Jesus, divine physician, and Healer of the sick,
we turn to you in this time of illness.
O dearest comforter of the troubled,
alleviate our worry and sorrow with your gentle love,
and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden.
Dear God, we place our worries in your hands.
We place our sick under your care and
humbly ask that you restore your servant to health again.
Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge your will
and know that whatever you do, you do for the love of us.
Amen.


Healing Mass is every Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament anointing of the sick and confession. All are welcome any time to pray.


Prayer Before Surgery

Loving Father, I entrust myself to your care this day;
guide with wisdom and skill
the minds and hands of the medical people
who minister in your Name,
and grant that every cause of illness be removed,
I may be restored to soundness of health
and learn to live in more perfect harmony
with you and with those around me.
Through Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Into your hands,
I commend my body and my soul.
Amen.

Mass Intentions (Week of February 24th - March 3rd)

06-30-20198:30 a.m.For all our Parishioners
10:00 a.m.† Tomasa Sigala
By Sigala family
5:30 p.m.† Fiorencio & Maria Vera
By Isabel Vera
07-01-201912:10 p.m.† Josephine Aivarez
07-02-201912:10 p.m.† Pedro S. Medina Sr.
By Melissa Moreno
07-03-201912:10 p.m.† Rita Young
By Mickie & Jean Diersing
07-04-201912:10 p.m.† Jose Seballos Sr.
By Yolanda Seballos
07-05-201912:10 p.m.Communion Service
07-07-20198:30 a.m.Maria Rosario Nuncio (Health)
10:00 a.m.† Francisco Paredes
By Paredes Family
5:30 p.m.For all our Parishoners

indicates parish members that have passed.


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