Notes from Our Pastor

Our Lady of the Snows Chapel at Alta

Weekly Mass begins at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel at Alta, Utah on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Mass is at 5:00pm and will continue through the ski season. The chapel is located directly across the street from the Alta Lodge, next to the Shallow Shaft restaurant. Mass for Christmas and Easter will be at 10:00 am. There will be no Christmas Eve mass this year. Please join us.

Time for “Thank You”

St. Paul, in his letters to the early Christian communities he nurtured, offered “thanks and prayers of gratitude.” As pastor, I share his feelings as I think of the parishioners of St. Vincent De Paul. Your generosity and concern for others is always evident and present. Special thanks to:

PARISH RETREAT COMMITTEE AND PARTICIPANTS
The success of our parish healing retreat was the result of weeks of work from dedicated committee members. Their competence and dedication contributed to a prayerful and productive day. Special thanks to Ms. Rosemary Baron, our keynote speaker. The Intermountain Catholic published a wonderful article about the day.

PARISH PICNIC
Nothing good happens without behind the scenes work. Thanks to all who planned and volunteered at the parish picnic. I am glad that so many attended this event. Plan to attend next year.

SANDWICH OUTREACH
The making of sandwiches for distribution to the poor is a great act of charity. You have become very generous is giving all the fixings for a good sandwich. Thanks to Mari McCord for her leadership, those who assist her, and the many volunteers who build and package the sandwiches.

BACKPACK BONANZA
You were record-breaking again in your giving of backpacks and the contents needed for a new school year for students in need.

SHARE THE GARDEN
Sharing the produce from your gardens is a beautiful gift to others. The fruits and vegetables are scooped up in minutes.

SAINTS FOR MODERN TIMES
The beautiful artwork from the students in our parish school will be cherished for many decades to come. Thank you to the school leadership and the students for their talent and dedication to this wonderful project. Thank you for this gift to our parish.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEACHERS AND LEADERS
Thank you for those who will be teachers and aides in our Religious Education Program this year. Your role as teachers and models of faith serves as an inspiration to our students and their families. Thanks, as well, to our RCIA team for this year.

And thanks to each of you for your presence, your prayers, your participation in the sacramental life of the parish, and your many forms of support.

Gratefully,
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The Rev. John E. Norman
Pastor, Saint Vincent DePaul Parish