ST. VINCENT'S NEWS

WORLD SYNOD OF BISHOPS (INVITATION TO ALL)

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.  This is the first time that the entire people of God have been invited to speak to their bishops of their hopes and dreams for their parish, their diocese, and the world in such a formal manner. Bishop Lucia will hold Listening Sessions throughout the diocese as part of his response to the Holy Father’s call. His First Listening Session will be in our PCA on Wednesday November 3, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Blessed Sacrament Church. ALL are welcome!  This is your chance to speak from your heart to Bishop Lucia.  Come and bring a friend!

HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY

The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Church commemorates all her faithful children who have departed from this life, but have not yet attained the joys of heaven. “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”

ALL SAINTS MASSES (NOVEMBER 1)

7:30 AM – Blessed Sacrament

9:00 AM - (BS School Mass)

12:00 Noon – St. Vincent

6:00PM – Blessed Sacrament

EVANGELIZATION PRAYER

 

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.

DIOCESAN TRAVELING ICON OF ST. JOSEPH

The diocesan wide traveling icon of St. Joseph is in our linked parishes this week Saturday October 23 – Saturday October 30.  It is ceremoniously displayed in all of our weekend and weekday Masses in our parish churches. We will start Masses by reciting the Litany of St. Joseph and the Official Prayers of Vocations. The icon will be present on Thursday October 28 during the Holy Hour at Blessed Sacrament and it will the Holy Hour dedicated for holy vocations in our diocese. We are excited to welcome the traveling icon of St. Joseph in our parishes.

HOPE APPEAL 2021

The Hope Appeal 2021 is underway throughout the diocese. Each parish in the diocese has its own assessment for the Hope Appeal. The assessed goal for St. Vincent is $15,703.35and for Blessed Sacrament is$50,484.88. Let’s join together as parish communities to reach our parish goals and even pass over our assessed goals to support many ministries in our diocese. 

Respect Life Month

October is the Respect Life Month.

We are invited to value and protect human life from the moment conception to the moment of natural death. It is also the Month of Holy Rosary. Let’s join the whole church to pray the prayer of rosary for the salvation of the world. Lastly, it is the Mission World Month when we spiritually and financially support the Holy Father to carry the Gospel of Christ to the ends of earth. Next weekend is the World Mission Sunday, our second collection will go directly to the Vatican to help the Holy Father reach out to the mission world and make the Gospel of Christ proclaimed and embraced. Kindly, let’s be generous.

St. Vincent's 50/50 Raffle

Remember for just $5.00 you could be the St. Vincent's September 50/50 winner which will be drawn, today, Sunday, September 26th 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.

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                       PARISH PICNIC/FELLOWSHIP 

St. Vincent Parish picnic was Sunday (September 26). It started with the outdoor Mass at 10:30AM. Come to celebrate the Feast of our Patron saint as well as have the fellowship as the parish community. 

NEW TEMPORARY MASS SCHEDULE

Our new temporal Mass schedule will start on the weekend of September 11/12. Masses at St. Vincent will be at 4:00 P.M on Saturdays and 10:30 A.M on Sundays. Masses at Blessed Sacrament will be at 5:15 P.M on Saturdays and 7:30 A.M and 9:15 A.M. on Sundays. 

NEW SECRETARY AT ST. VINCENT

Mary Anne Ciccarelli, the new part time secretary will start her new position on Monday September 20th, 2021. Her office hours will be Mondays – Fridays from 9:00A.M – 12:30 P. M. We are grateful to have her and let’s welcome her to our parish as she comes to minister with us in that capacity.

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127th Anniversary of St Anne’s Novena

SAINT ANNE’S DEVOTION

JULY 24, 25 and 26, 2021

At St Vincent de Paul Church, Corner of 342 Vine St  & Hawley Ave.

Any questions call the rectory at 315 479-6689.

Sat July 24 4:00pm:
Guest:  Fr John Rose, Mass & Devotional Prayers

Sun July 25  7:00pm:
Guest:  Fr Charles Chukwuani & Fr Yagaza, Special Mass of Anointing & Prayers

Mon July 26  7:00pm:
Guest: Bishop Douglas Lucia Mass, Candlelight Procession, & Rosary

Church is air conditioned!

SAINT ANNE’S DEVOTION

JULY 24, 25 and 26, 2021

 

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. The three-day devotion is July 24, 25 and 26.  This year, three speakers have been invited: 

 

Sat July 24, 2021- 4:00pm:
Guest: Fr John Rose Mass & Devotional Prayers

 

Sun July 25, 2021- 7:00pm:
Guest: Fr Charles Chukwuani & Fr Severine Yagaza Special Mass of Anointing & Prayers

 

Mon July 26, 2021- 7:00pm:
Guest: Bishop Douglas Lucia Mass, Candlelight Procession, & Rosary

 

The Veneration of the Relic of St. Anne.  Candles and flowers may be purchased to place at the Altar of St. Anne, and on her Feast Day, there will be an outdoor procession (weather permitting.)  A blessing of children will take place on July 26th at noon. (The Church is air conditioned).  People from all over the city come to this event to ask St. Anne to answer their petitions.  We thank the Lord for all His Blessings, and we pray that we will be here for future generations.  Mary, Daughter of St. Anne, Pray for Us. Church is air conditioned!

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE PARISH

On Saturday October 30, 2020 the religious education children were able to gather at the church to celebrate Halloween as it is tied together with the celebrations of ALL SAINTS and ALL SOULS. With the support from St. Augustine Church in Baldwinsville, our children were able to work on pumpkins. They enjoyed painting them and created faces in them. Children were able to pray together and enjoy a little lunch and receive little gifts. All CDC regulations were observed to keep our children safe. They were very grateful to get together and celebrate.  

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