ST. VINCENT'S NEWS
April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church
On Good Friday, one by one, the candles are extinguished in the Church, leaving the congregation in darkness and in silence as the tomb door is closing. Tenebrae means "shadows" and is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings are recited. The Tenebrae Service is presented by the Confirmation students.
April 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church
Because the new liturgical day begins at sunset, the vigil begins between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Sunday outside the church, where an Easter fire is kindled and the Paschal candle is blessed and then lit. The Mass is the first Mass since that of Maundy Thursday.
8:00pm (BSC) Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection
(Note: No 4:00pm and 5:15pm Masses
The Resurrection of the Lord
Sunday, April 17
7:30am - Blessed Sacrament Church
9:15am - St. Vincent de Paul
10:30am - Blessed Sacrament Church
St. Vincents and Blessed Sacrament 2022 Lenten Fish Fry
The Fish Fry is now sadly over for 2022. Thank all of you for coming to the Fish Fry, you are what makes it special. We want to Thank all of our volunteers without you we would not be able to have such an successful Fish Fry.
Coffee Hour resumes weekly. Join us today and every Sunday for fellowship and coffee and donuts.
INVITATION TO MINISTRIES
Our parishes are running short of ministers in various ministries. Please consider joining a ministry of your choice to support the mission of our parishes. Consider to be a lector, an usher, a greeter, an altar server, a member of parish Council, helping with Coffee Hour, work at Lenten Fish Fry, and the list goes on and on. Your parish needs you.
HOPE APPEAL 2021
Thank you to all parishioners who so generously contributed to the 2021 Hope Appeal. Several parishioners who already contributed helped us close the gap. We have met our goal!
We will begin to discuss the next issue of our Newsletter. If you wish to receive the newsletter electronically please let us know by emailing your address to email@example.com. This will help us keep up with today's technology and cut down on the copies we will need. Thank you for your continued assistance.
SHARE THE WEALTH
Blessed Sacrament Raffle
It is time for our Share the Wealth raffle!!! We will be mailing tickets out next week. Today you can purchase a ticket(s) thru our WeShare website:
Share the Wealth is an annual raffle that we have for Blessed Sacrament Parish & School. The total payout will be $20,750. Tickets are $75.00 and only 750 will be sold.
Prizes to be awarded are as follows:
1st Prize is $10,000
2nd Prize is (2) $2,500
3rd Prize is (5) $1,000
4th Prize is (10) $75 (Dinner Attendees Only)
The drawing will take place at the Spring Fling Dinner on June 4, 2022 in the Parish Center. For those attending the Spring Fling dinner your STW ticket not only covers the dinner but you will be included in a separate drawing for the 10 winners of the 4th prize at $75.00. RSVP for the dinner is required by May 30, 2022. Guests are $10.
Any tickets purchased after January 11, 2022 to March 17, 2022 will be entered to win one of 2 (two) $25 gift cards to Wegmans.
Your support is greatly appreciated! Good luck!!
“Share the Wealth “tickets make a great gift for the holidays, for birthdays, or for any special occasion. Tickets may be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the rectory. Checks should be made out to Blessed Sacrament. Additional tickets or any questions about the raffle please contact the rectory at 315-437-3394.
Legion of Mary and Altar Rosary Society is on a winter hiatus and will resume their activities in the spring.
WORLD SYNOD OF BISHOPS
The Holy Father has called for a World Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in October 2023, and has asked all diocesan bishops to consult with the People of God in their diocese in preparation. Thank you to all who attended the First Listening Session with Bishop Lucia this past Wednesday. Know that more Listening sessions will take place all throughout the diocese in the next few months. Visit Catholic Sun and our diocesan website for more sessions to come. You are all welcome to attend any one of them.
St. Vincent de Paul, Holy patron saint of our parish, which was founded as a visible beacon to those seeking respite, solace and care, intercede in the name of those in need. Implore His divine assistance in the continuation of the mission of this church to spread His loving message, provide relief to the needy and console the troubled. Our dedicated saint, Apostle of charity, instill in us your same commitment to carry out your mission in whatever capacity the Lord instructs. Help us to be an inviting and welcoming parish open to all seeking a spiritual home and zealous in our outreach. May your caring spirit always remain in our hearts,, on our lips, and in our actions. Amen.
St. Vincent's 50/50 Raffle
Remember for just $5.00 you could be the St. Vincent's 50/50 winner which will be drawn, each Sunday, after the 10:30am Mass. Contact Bob James at 315-471-0818 with any questions.
Thanks to all who continue to support our Youth Programs.
127th Anniversary of St Anne’s Novena
SAINT ANNE’S DEVOTION
The first pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church was Rev. William F. Dougherty. He was Pastor from 1894 to 1944 - fifty years. Reading the history of the Church, it began in 1889 in the Oak Street Area near Hawley Avenue in the parlor of Miss Lillie Burns who gathered children into her parlor every Sunday afternoon to teach them about the faith. From that beginning a Mission Sunday school was formed. Average attendance was 30 to 40 children. Also, Priests from St. John Cathedral parish helped.
The following year a one and a half story wooden cottage at the corner of Vann Street and Greenway was purchased for $1000. The building was enlarged to accommodate 225 people. Property was purchased in the surrounding area (where the Church and School are now) and plans for a church developed and Father Dougherty was appointed Pastor.
On the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul designated on July 19, 1896 (today the feast day is celebrated on September 27) in the basement of the church, the first Mass was celebrated by Father Dougherty. This was a High Mass and marked the opening of 40 Hours devotion. The basement Church was used for Divine Services until the completed church was dedicated by Bishop Ludden on November 7, 1897.
Father Dougherty had a rectory, school and convent built. He obtained the services of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to assume charge at the new school when it was opened in 1916.
One of the spiritual events in each recurring year was the Annual Devotion to St. Anne on July 26. Father Dougherty conducted pilgrimages to St. Anne’s Shrine in Canada for many years. Legend has it that Father Dougherty requested an intention from St. Anne and she answered his prayers. He thanked her by promoting devotion to her which St. Vincent de Paul parish still has today!!! The first novena was for nine days. Father Alfred Nortz, Father Wilbur Votraw, Father John Rose and now Father Severine Yagaza has continued this tradition.