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Totus Tuus Summer Camp 2023 at St Vincent de Paul

Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and teaching the Catholic Faith to children and youth.


What is Totus Tuus?


Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, discipleship, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. Started in 1988 by Father Bernard Gorges in Wichita, Kansas, our week-long Parish Mission Program assists parents and parishes to evangelize and disciple their youth by supplementing the work they are already doing. The methodology, structure, content, and enthusiasm of Totus Tuus is not only concerned with teaching the faith, but also igniting the hearts of the team members and young people. The result has been the formation of young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church’s mission of evangelization.



The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by constantly challenging them to give themselves entirely to Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of Her.



Totus Tuus hires young adults who are passionate about their Catholic faith to serve as summer missionaries and collaborates with parishes to offer week-long parish mission programs designed to teach and inspire children and youth.



Day Program (1st-6th grade)

Totus Tuus grade school program is designed for children going into first through sixth grades in the 2021-2022 school year. The Day Program runs Monday through Friday. The students are encouraged to be clear and consistent in their faith. They are shown how to view their Lord as a good Father. This personal relationship gives them the confidence to be Christ’s witnesses in the world around them. Finally, Totus Tuus endeavors to show the youth that a humble and courageous desire to know God must be based upon a steadfast and disciplined life of prayer combined with the reception of the sacraments.


Day Program Registration - Grades 1-6 (as of fall 2023)

Please click on the link below to sign up for Grades 1-6:

Evening Program (7th-12th grade)

Some parishes offer a Totus Tuus evening program. This consists of evening retreats for middle school and high school youth. These “evening retreats” meet Sunday through Thursday and focus on small group discussions, prayer, and fun activities that foster relationships with both peers and Christ.

Evening Program Registration - Grades 7-12 (as of fall 2023)

Please click on the link below to sign up for Grades 7-12:

Save the date for
SVDP/BSC Annual Golf Tournament at Westvale Golf Course, Camillus, NY
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Conclude with dinner and drinks, catered by Dinosaur BBQ, and the opportunity to socialize. Looking for golfers Captain & Crew. $80.00 (includes: lunch, 18 holes, cart & dinner). Dinner Reservations only Hole & Tee box sponsors ($100 & $25, respectively) For more information call Jerry Ball 315-463-8410 or Bob James 315-471-0818. Proceeds to benefit St. Vincent's Youth Programs and Blessed Sacrament Schools Eagle Fund. 



Dear parishioners as of May 1st, 2023 the offering for holy Mass intentions is $15.00 (from $10.00) throughout the diocese. Thank you for your generosity as we continue to return thanks and praise to God for his blessings to us. 

COFFEE HOUR - Sundays, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Join us for fellowship, coffee and donuts.

PRAY THE ROSARY WITH US: Prayer is powerful! One-half hour before the start of each weekend Mass, join your fellow parishioners in praying the rosary for world peace, the sick and dying, deceased loved ones or for special intentions you hold in your heart.

St. Vincent de Paul

PARISH CENTER ready to rent!


The Parish Center is now available to rent for parties! You will need to call the rectory (315) 479-6689 and speak to Mary Anne to schedule your event and fill out the Parish Hall Rental Form. There is a modest fee and checklist of expectations. A copy of the rules will be posted in the kitchen, and on the table in the back of church for your review.

Sanctuary Light

The Sanctuary Light can be lit for the Special Intentions of a Parishioner.

Please consider sponsoring the Sanctuary Light or having a Mass said for someone living, in thanksgiving for prayers answered, a special intention or for all people impacted by war, etc. Call Mary Anne at 315-479-6689

Immaculata Award 2022

Bishop Lucia and the whole Diocesan Family will gather at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Syracuse on Sunday December 4th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m to celebrate the Immaculata Awards and the good works of the committed volunteers from all parishes in the diocese. This year, two of our parishioners (one from each of our parishes) have been nominated to receive this award. These are Patti Paolotto from Blessed Sacrament Parish and Jackie Aloi from St.Vincent De Paul Parish. Congratulations to our award recipients and we are grateful for their exemplary spirit of Christian giving of their talents to the wellbeing of our parishes and beyond.  We are proud of each one of them for being the light of Christ in our midst. Fr. Severine

Food Photography

Taste of St. Vincent's

We would like to THANK all of the people who brought dishes to share on this wonderful night! The night was such an accomplishment success because of your dishes.

We would also like to THANK all of you who were able to come and attend our Taste of St. Vincent's! You are the reason why this night ca be considered  a success!

We are already looking forward to next year!!!



Dear Friends,

I can’t THANK YOU enough for your generosity and support to the “Tanzanian Night 2022” event this past Saturday. It was a blessing to meet old and new friends at the event. Thank you for your love and faith in Christ. Thank you for your love of vocations to priestly and religious life. Thanks to our many volunteers from all our local parishes who contributed their time and energy in planning and executing the event. Thanks to all of you who attended the event and brought the joy of Christ. Thanks to all of you who made generous contributions of baskets for raffles and financial donations. The event raised about $10,000.00. The funds we raise up from this event will be used to improve the quality of living quarters through the construction of a new dorm and remodeling of the old dorms for our 270+ seminarians at Soni Seminary School in the Diocese of Tanga in Tanzania. On behalf of Soni Seminary School community, I THANK YOU all. God bless. Fr. Severine.

Blessed Sacrament and St. Vincent de Paul are having a

Summer Breakfast Picnic

Sunday-July 24, 2022 following

9:15am Mass at Blessed Sacrament

We are so happy that so many of you were able to join us this past Sunday, July 24th for Mass and the Summer Breakfast Picnic to honor our pastors emeriti, Fr. Peter Reddick and Fr. John Rose who are celebrating their 50th year of ordination to the priesthood.




Donuts and Coffee


Have you been looking for a way to share your time and talents with your parish community? Please consider being a Funeral Altar Server. This ministry gives comfort to those who are saying a final goodbye to a loved one.  Most funerals start either at 10 or 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, please contact the rectory at 315-479-6689. Special thanks to   Chris and Tom Knapp who answered the call to assist with this ministry. It is
very much appreciated! If you would like to join them, please contact the rectory.

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, the last Sunday of the month, 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.


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.


For more information please contact your rectory, Blessed Sacrament at 315-437-3394 or or for St. Vincent de Paul at 315-479-6689 or Thank you.


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.


128th Annual St. Anne’s Triduum


342 Vine Street (Corner of Hawley Ave. & Vine St.)


SUNDAY, JULY 24TH – 7:00 P.M. Mass & devotional prayers Fr. Michael Galuppi

Monday, July 25th - 7:00 p.m. mass & devotional prayers Bishop emeritus Robert Cunningham

Tuesday, July 26th - 7:00 p.m. mass, candlelight procession & rosary Bishop Douglas j. Lucia

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.

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