ST. VINCENT'S NEWS
The Lord is Risen, Alleluia! Alleluia!
Dear St. Vincent De Paul parishioner:
As your pastor, I would like to join the whole parish staff to convey our joyful greetings to you as we wind down forty days of the season of Lent and enter into the celebration of the Easter season when the Church celebrates the suffering, death, and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. I invite each one of you to recognize and embrace the powerful gift which Jesus has given to each one of us, the gift of our redemption from the captivity of sin. Christ shed his own blood on the cross for our salvation. Amen!
From the beginning of last year, we have suffered a great deal because of the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of us have lost our loved ones from the virus. Most of us have suffered illness from the virus. All of us have been impacted negatively is in so many ways when our schools, places of worship, and businesses had to shut down. Covid-19 has just changed our lives. I am taking this time to convey my condolences to all the families who have lost their loved ones and I empathize with anyone who received any negative impact from the pandemic.
Thanks be to God for the discovery of vaccines and the improvement of their availability among the general population. Thanks be to God that the reopening of schools, places of worship, and other businesses have started to take place gradually. With God’s own mercy and power, the time will soon come when the pandemic will be a history in our memories.
Dear parishioner, this is a letter of invitation to you and your family to return to church and join your fellow parishioners to worship together. Since the reopening of our parish church in June 2020 we have taken safety of all those who enter our church as a priority. We have implemented all the safety guidelines directed by the Center of Disease Control (CDC), New York State and Onondaga County Health authorities in our church building to make sure anyone who comes to worship is SAFE. While in church we enforce wearing of the facemasks all the time, maintaining social distance and using of hand sanitizers which are easily available all over the church. All our pews are thoroughly sanitized after every service and to make them available for another service.
With this letter, I would like to let you know that St. Vincent De Paul Church is open for the public worship and assure you that we take your safety from the virus as our priority.
Our regular weekend Masses are 4:00PM on Saturdays and 9:30AM on Sundays. We would love to see you at one of our weekend Masses. We have noon weekday Masses Mondays through Wednesday.
Our Holy Week Mass/Service schedule in our linked parishes with our Blessed Sacrament is found at the back of this mail.
I would like to THANK from the bottom of my heart all of you who have remained faithful to financially support the mission of our parish. Your generosity made it possible to pay our bills and maintain our facility. Your generosity has helped to reach our Hope Appeal Assessment and support other diocesan and national missions. Still we need your spiritual and financial support to continue the mission of our parish.
May the blessings of the Risen Lord of glory be with you and all your loved ones. The Lord is risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!
HOLY WEEK 2021 LITURGY SCHEDULE
(Daily Masses Monday - Wednesday 8:00A at BSC and 12:00PM at SVC)
Monday March 29:
4:00PM – 7:00PM: The Light is On For You (Confessions) at BSC
6:30PM Holy Thursday Mass of Lord’s Supper
(followed by the Adoration of Blessed Sacrament up to 10:00PM) at BSC
2:00PM Good Friday – Passion of the Lord at SVC
7:30PM Tenebrae Service at BSC
8:00PM Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil at BSC
Easter Sunday – Resurrection of the Lord
6:30AM Community Easter Sunrise Service at Woodlawn Cemetery
7:30AM Mass at BSC
9:30AM Mass at SVC
9:30AM Mass at BSC
11:30AM Mass at BSC
SOCIAL DISTANCE, FACEMASK AND SANITIZING IN CHURCH AS PRIORITY
(Included is the ticket for the SHARE THE WEALTH, a fund raising for our sister parish Blessed Sacrament. Let’s support each other)
Fr. Severine P. Yagaza PASTOR
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.