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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: February 28th, 2020

- Liturgical Year: Year A, Cycle II
- Vestments: Red
- Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries
- Feast Day:
- Season: 7th 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 worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. ~ Dante Rossetti

Catholic Schools Annual Collection

Thank you for your contributions to the Special Collection for Catholic Schools last weekend. Donations will assist the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of San Angelo to offer this ministry to more children. Your gifts have truly made a difference. To make additional contributions, please contact the schools directly. Also, please remember the schools in your personal estate planning.

Prayer Blanket Apostolic Outreach

This Apostolic Outreach involves the sewing of lap size blankets for people who are sick or experiencing difficult times in their lives. Each blanket will be blessed by the Priest and parishioners will pray over the blankets before they are distributed. Donations of flannel material, money to purchase materials and/or volunteers with sewing skills will be greatly appreciated. To request a prayer blanket for a loved one please contact the parish office.

Ethics & Integrity Workshop

Saturday, February 8, 9:00am to 12 noon in Whelan Hall. Those needing to attend are communion ministers, RE/RCIA teachers, aides, youth ministers, or anyone else who works with children/youth /or vulnerable adults in any capacity . You must have a background check done before attending the workshop. If you have attended the workshop you DO NOT have to repeat.

A CHRISTMAS REPRISE

The Church's celebration three weeks ago Baptism of the Lord signaled the "official" end of the Christmas season. Today's feast of the Presentation of the Lord seems to extend the Incarnation celebration a bit longer. In fact, some have called this feast a "Second Epiphany."

The first reading recalls the anticipation of Advent, as Malachi writes, "Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me." The reading from Hebrews reminds us of the Incarnation, proclaiming that Jesus had a "share" in our own "blood and flesh." The Gospel finds the infant Jesus on his first visit to Jerusalem and his human parents once again surprised and in awe over the events surround his birth.

In the simplicity of the manger, in the grandeur of the temple, in the domesticity of Nazareth, Jesus comes. May we come to know him and so be filled with "wisdom" and the "favor of God."
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Throat Blessing - Monday,February 3

Monday, February 3, is the feast of St. Blaise. Tradition says that St. Blaise was a bishop in the fourth century in Armenia and he is said to have healed a young boy who was choking from a fish bone caught in his throat. On his feast day it is the custom to bless throats. Fr. Sosa will bless throats at the 12:10pm mass.

El Lunes 3 de Febrero, es la fiesta de San Blas. La tradición dice que San Blas era obispo en el 4 siglo en Armenia. Se dice que el sanó a un muchacho que estaba ahogándose por un huesito de pescado en la gargantas. Padre Sosa va bendecir las gargantas en las Misa del 12:10pm.

RETORNO A LA NAVIDAD

La celebración de hace tres semanas del Bautismo del Señor señaló el fin "oficial" del tiempo de Navidad para la Iglesia. La fiesta de hoy de la Presentación del Señor parece extender la celebración un poco más allá. En realidad algunos han nombrado esta fiest una "Segunda Epifania".

La primera lectura nos recuerda la anticipación del Adviento, como escribe Malaquías: "Envío a mi mensajero para que prepare el camino ante mí." La lectura de los Hebreos nos recuerda la Encarnación, proclamando que Jesús tuvo una "parte" de la misma "came y sangre." El Evangelio encuentra al niño Jesús en su primera visita a Jerusalén, y a sus padres una vez más sorprendidos y asombrados por los acontecimientos de su nacimiento.

En la sencillez del pesebre, en la grandeza del templo, en la domesticidad de Nazaret, Jesús viene. ¡Que lleguemos a conocerlo y por ello nos encontremos llenos de "sabiduría y de la "gracia de Dios!" Copyright© J.S.Paluch Co.

Steubenville 2020

The time has begun to start planning for our Steubenville trip for our High School Youth in June. If you would like to sponsor a youth or give a donation for the trip it would be greatly appreciated. The cost per youth is $300. This year we have multiple families who have more than one youth attending. We will be doing fundraising to hopefully alleviate some of the cost. Steubenville is truly a life changing experience and has had a great impact amongst our youth here at St. Vincent Pallotti. If you would like to help please contact Jennifer Hernandez 325-370-2393 or Teresa Villarreal 325-660-3308.

St.Vincent Ballet Folkorico 2nd Annual Valentine Italian Dinner & Dance Fundraiser

We invite you to celebrate Valentines Day with St. Vincent Ballet Folklorico. They will be holding its 2nd Annual Valentine Italian Pasta Dinner & Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, February 8th from 7pm-11pm. $8.00 per person. Includes your choice of Meat Sauce Spaghetti or Chicken Alfredo pasta, salad, garlic bread, dessert. All proceeds will go to the St. Vincent Ballet Folklorico. Please come and show your support.

Repent & Believe Youth Tour

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Odessa, Texas, invites all youth to a youth conference on February 22, 2020. The conference will be from 8am-6pm for youth ministries, confirmation students, and any youth from ages 13- 17. There will be talks, concert, adoration, confession and more. Admission is $10.00.

All groups must be accompanied by one Adult. For questions and registrations please call Angie Garcia at 432-208-2619 or angie.garcia8559@gmail.com.

Sacrificial Giving for 01/26/20

Envelope Collection:$4,258.00
Loose Collection:$2,338.86
Total:$6,596.86

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

01/26/20AttendanceCommunion
8:30 a.m.236146
10:00 a.m.237206
5:30 p.m.192112

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 February 2nd - February 9th)

02-02-20208:30 a.m.† Maria de Carmen Rivera
By Familia Mafa
10:00 a.m.For All Our Parishioners
5:30 p.m.Special Intentions
By Cindy Albarado
02-03-2020 - St. Blaise12:10 p.m.† Emilio R. Gutierrez
By Gutierrez Family
02-04-202012:10 p.m.Dena Olivas (birthday)
By Cristina Ramos
02-05-202012:10 p.m.In thanksgiving Cerda/Cortez familia
Maria P. Cortez
02-06-202012:10 p.m.† Richard Aguirre Sr.
Zulema & Juan Santiago
02-07-202012:10 p.m.Communion Service
02-09-20208:30 a.m.† Rosa Gutierrez
By Familia Mafa
10:00 a.m.† Antonio & Maria Estrada
By Richard & Helen Vidaurri
5:30 p.m.For All Our Parishioners

indicates parish members that have passed.


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