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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: October 18th, 2019

- Liturgical Year: Year C, Cycle I
- Vestments: Red
- Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries
- Feast Day: St. Luke the Evangelist
- Season: 28th Friday 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

The fact that there's a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.

Taco Dinner Fundraiser!!

Come and celebrate 16 de Septiembre with us! The youth will be serving a Taco Plate with tacos, rice, beans, salad, hot sauce and chips, drink and dessert for $7.00 on Sunday September 15, 2019 from 10:30am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-7:30pm. To go plates will also be available. All proceeds will go towards the 2020 Steubenville trip! Viva Mexico!!

Catholic Marriage Retreat for Active Duty Military Personnel

The Archdiocese of the Military services is strongly urging active duty Catholic couples in the Abilene area to sign up for the AMS Catholic Marriage Enrichment retreat that will be held at Christ the King retreat center in San Angelo, Texas, September 27-29, 2019. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the cost for the weekend of this retreat, including meal and lodging, is $50 per couple. The retreat is designed for couples in the military, married two years or more, with at least one spouse on active duty. The retreatants will be encouraged on reflection, sharing, and prayer. They will also have the opportunity to meet the Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Military Services, Archbishop Timothy Brogolio. Children of any age will not be allowed to remain with parents at any time during this retreat. If you would like to sign up for this retreat or need more information, you may contact Mrs. Esmeralda DelaCruz at 325-696-4224, the main point of contact Dr. Mark Moitoza at 202-719-3648

Catechetical Sunday

Today, September 15, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday under the theme "Stay with Us." Catechists are formally commissioned for ministry to the community. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each baptized person plays in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

Abilene Catholic Students' Association

Welcome back college students! All college students and young adults are invited to our weekly Thursday meetings at 7:30 pm in the Youth Building at Sacred heart. Throughout the year we will have Bible studies, free meals, and more. If you have any questions or would like more information please text Cristen at 325-668-9669 or email abilenecsa@gmail.com

LOST AND FOUND

Welcome to "Lost and Found Sunday"! Just in case being in church makes us proudly consider ourselves especially religious, today's Gospel suggests that we'd be wiser to admit that we're sometimes lost. Then we'll eventually be happily counted among Jesus' "found," because today Jesus focuses on a lost sheep, lost coin, lost son. Jesus does so because the Pharisees and scribes, proudly considering themselves especially religious, "began to complain" that Jesus "welcomes sinners and eats with them." So Jesus warns them-and us-to stop judging others. Marvel instead that God's amazing grace has found us! Indeed, we should become Jesus' friends lovingly trying to find others. So Exodus asks, if God "relented in punishment" and pardoned us, shouldn't we forgive fellow sinners graciously? Even Paul admits his "arrogance" as "foremost among sinners." We too, happy at being "mercifully treated," should share with everyone else Jesus' unfailing patience.

Young Adult Spiritual Retreat

Save the date and register now!
To The Heights ,The Ascent, Young Adult Spiritual Retreat
Theme - Prayer and Service
When - October 25-27, 2019
Where- St. Stephen's Catholic Church
4601 Neely Ave, Midland, TX
Ages 18-39
Retreat Master- Fr. Juan Diego, CFR
Please contact Crystal Villarreal for more information youthministryststephens@gmail.com or 432-520-7394

Encounter with God's Call Weekend

Come spend a few days to encounter God's call in your life. Visit the seminary, meet other young men who wish to do God's will, enjoy a free trip, and take time to pray in a beautiful atmosphere. Encounter with God's Call Weekend is at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri November 8-11, 2019. Bring an open heart to hear our Lord. Deadline to October 25, 2019.

PRO-LIFE ROSARIES

The Catholic Pro-Life Committee of the Abilene Deanery invites all area Catholics to join them in praying the ProLife Rosary for one hour each week in support of the 2019 FALL "40 DAYS for LIFE" Prayer & Fasting Vigils, which will begin across the country and the world on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and will continue through November 3(4), 2019. Below is a schedule of where and when the Pro-Life Rosary will be prayed each week during this 2019 FALL "40 Days for Life" Campaign.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (Noon) at Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel
Monday, September 30, 2019 (After 12:10 Mass) at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church
Monday, October 7, 2019 (Noon) at St. Francis Catholic Church
Monday, October 14, 2019 (Noon) at Holy Family Catholic Church
Monday, October 21, 2019 (After 12:10 Mass) at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church
Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church

Monday, November 4, 2019 (Noon) at Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel

Sacrificial Giving for 09/08/2019

Envelope Collection:$3634.00
Loose Collection:$2330.90
Total:$5964.90

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

09/15/19AttendanceCommunion
8:30 a.m.208116
10:00 a.m.238162
5:30 p.m.168128

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 God, we place our sick under your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servants back to health again.

Gilbert Vera Cruz, Nicholas Edward Rodriguez, Rogelio Rodriguez, Maggie Knapp, Lupe Chacon, Eva Martinez, Christy Medina, Paul Valdez Sr., Jaime Limas, Rufus Silva Ill, Eddie Marentes, Virginia Carazena, Gregoria Barron, Michelle Rodriguez, Gregoria Gonzales, Jax Brendan Harrell, Becky Gregory, Clarissa Watson, Andrew Acosta, Teresa Juarez, Nicolasa Casas, Pat Sigala, Kiara Sandoval, Guadalupe Loza, Zaylin Ortegon, Isabel Cortinez, Manuel Castro, Mary Solis, Rosa Sanchez, Manuel Valenzuela, Stephanie Hernandez, Jeannette Foster, Julio Montes, Pete Perez, Helen Flores, Nelda Sanchez, Margie Diersing, Gregoria Loya

If you know anyone who is sick or in need of prayer support, please call the parish office.

Please pray for our Seminarians who are studying for the Diocese of San Angelo

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 September 15th - September 22nd)

09-15-20198:30 a.m.† Aristeo Rodriguez
By Rodriguez family
10:00 a.m.† Antonio & Maria Estrada
By Helen Vidaurri & Carolina Martinez
09-16-201912:10 p.m.† Eleanor Mary Santee
09-17-201912:10 p.m.Communion Service
09-18-201912:10 p.m.† Sony Flores
09-19-201912:10 p.m.† Lucia Aguirre
Juan & Zulema Santiago
09-20-201912:10 p.m.Communion Service
09-22-20198:30 a.m.† Ramiro Sr. & Isabel Rodriguez
By Rodriguez Family
10:00 a.m.For all our Parishoners
5:30 p.m.† Mauricio A. Sarabia
By Ray/Jennifer Hernandez & children

indicates parish members that have passed.


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