about Introduction to St. Vincent dePaul Society
Are you looking for a way to bring more meaning into your life? Or maybe you've been yearning to share the bounty that has come into your world. Perhaps you long to lead a more Christ-like life. Then check out St. Vincent de Paul Society. The volunteers for Saint Vincent receive pleas from our neighbors for help with basic human needs like food, shelter, medicine, utilities and so on. Their call for help dispatches a team of volunteers who visit with the family to get a solid understanding of the situation and the conditions which may have led to the request. When these requests go beyond SVdP's abilities to respond, the team may refer neighbors to other more appropriate helping agencies. The society provides training, coaching and guidance to all of its volunteers. No related past experience is necessary just a desire to serve the less fortunate among us. As the Lord said "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
An opportunity to learn about the mission, means and rewards that you'll derive from this important work will be held on Feb, 24 @ St Paul's Parish Center in the St. Timothy room, 1:00 to 2:15 PM. All are welcome, bring a friend if they are motivated to help our needy neighbors.
about 24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
Our monthly 24-Hour Adoration in the St. Paul's Mercy Chapel has begun to really take root in our parish. This past month's adoration, held on the first Thursday of February for those who hold political office, had at least one adorer or more per Holy Hour, with multiple hours having 2-3 adorers signed up to adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The next 24-Hour Adoration period will be held on the first Thursday-Friday, March 1-2. The prayer intention for this adoration period will be for vocational discernment. Regardless of our stage in life, God is always calling us. C.S Lewis said, "God doesn't want something from us. He simply wants us." Vocational discernment might indeed lead to taking on a particular ministry or a deepening sense of the vocational path we have already chosen, but the most fundamental step that comes before any life choice is saying "yes" to God, and this in turn informs everything we do. It is fitting that the intention for our upcoming 24-hour adoration period lands in the middle of the Lenten season. When we remove some of the clutter in our lives, whether it be excessive use of technology, spending money on unnecessary things, or particular food groups, we are saying "yes" to God's invitation to become more present with us. Our parish invites you this Lent to spend some additional time with the Lord, and to prayerfully consider signing up for a Holy Hour. The hours for adoration are from 8:45 am Thursday (starting with a Eucharistic procession after the daily Mass in the main church) until 8:00 am Friday (ending with a Eucharistic procession from the Mercy Chapel to the main church). A paper sign-up sheet is located in the church vestibule, or sign-ups can be made online through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional parking for Mass on Christmas and Weekends is available nearby directly behind 185 Nassau Street (the old Nassau Street School). It can be reached by turning on to William Street from Washington Road (it will be on your left) or going down Charlton Street (directly across from the Church) and taking the first right on to William Street. The lot will be on your right.
about View Our Sunday 10:00 AM Mass Online
Our parish is now steaming live our Sunday 10:00 am Mass on our parish website for those who are home bound and unable to attend Sunday Mass. Simply click on the image of the Church to right to start the media player. An archive of the Mass will also be available for on demand viewing. Please contact the parish office for more information or if you are having any difficulty.
about New Online Giving Program
Parish Giving is a leading provider of secure, user-friendly Electronic Funds Transfer systems specializing in religious and charitable organizations.
Hopefully, you will find that using the Parish Giving program will be more convenient. Importantly, you maintain full control over your account so that you can change your offering as needed.