Notes from Our Pastor

What’s going on in our parish? Summer 2021

I think you might all be interested in the plans and events at St. Vincent de Paul Parish during these warm summer months.

I hope that you have chosen to be vaccinated and are able to more freely engage in activities with others and public gatherings. You are encouraged to attend and participate in the parish celebration of the Eucharist. We are still observing some restrictions in the use of hand sanitizers and pew cleaning. Ministers at the Mass are still limited and we are mindful of providing space for distancing. Please join us.

There will be coffee and doughnuts following the Sunday morning Masses in Holy Family Hall and gathering in the fresh air of the pavilion. Set some time aside to share with others following Mass.

Our sprinkling system has received some major overhauls this summer. It is functioning more effectively. During this time of drought, we are doing our best to keep the grounds alive. St. Vincent de Paul has a spring-fed on the lower portion of the property that is pumped to our sprinkling system.

Special thanks go to those who are caring for different parts of the parish property and flower gardens. We are doing our best with water. Remember to share your harvest with the parish.

We have discovered extensive damage to the roofing and coving at the Benvegnu Center. The damage was hidden from sight and quite extensive. We are arranging for its repair and replacement. Caring for our many buildings is a very large responsibility.

We also are arranging for repair and restoration of the front doors of the church. We have done a great deal of research and consultation in order to have the very best job done that will best address their exposure to the weather. They should look wonderful when completed.

We also are facing the need for repair and resurfacing of our parish parking lots. This is a big project, but needs to be done soon. It has been years since this has been done. We are awaiting bids and scheduling for this project.

As you can see, there are always things to be done around our parish. It is good to know that each of you so generously contributes to these important needs. Since the church renovation we have been saving and planning for these needs as well. Please continue your generous support.

Gratefully and with respect,

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