Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul Parish
We are a community alive with the Good News of Jesus Christ, celebrating joyfully together, and reaching out in justice and love to share our faith with the world.
In communion with the Holy Father, our Bishop, and the teachings of the Universal Church; we, the members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, are a community of hope and joy, renewed each time we celebrate the Eucharist, the reason for our existence and the source of our growth.
May is the Month of Mary!
In his Meditations and Devotions of 1893, the newly beatified John Henry Newman asks, “Why is May
chosen as the month in which we exercise a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin?” And then in lush prose he proceeds to answer his own question.
“The first reason is because it is the time when the earth bursts forth into its fresh foliage and its green grass after the stern frost and snow of winter and the raw atmosphere and the wild wind and rain of the
early spring. It is because the blossoms are upon the trees and the flowers are in the gardens. It is because the days have got long, and the sun rises early and sets late. For such gladness and joyousness of external Nature is a fit attendant on our devotion to her who is the Mystical Rose and the House of Gold. ”May belongs to the Easter season, he continues, when there are “frequent Alleluias, because Christ has risen from the grave.” Blessed John concludes, Mary is “the first of creatures, the most acceptable child of God, the dearest and nearest to Him. It is fitting then that this month should be hers, in which we especially glory and rejoice in His great Providence to us, in our redemption and sanctification.