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Message from our pastor

Rev. James P. Serowik
                Rev. James P. Serowik

Welcome to the website of
St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church in Vestal, N.Y.

MAY 7, 2020:  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our St. Vincent De Paul Blessed Sacrament website. While we are currently unable to celebrate publicly as a parish family, we are still united together by the Holy Spirit during these unique and challenging times. We are called to unite ourselves with the early disciples as they prayed for the gift of the Holy Spirit. During these days of Easter, let us take some time to experience the Risen Christ’s loving presence in our lives. In the midst of a world that is filled with much activity and many obligations, this time of social distancing can teach us to slow ourselves down and to become more reflective and prayerful in our lives. Let us daily spend some time with the Lord Jesus, allowing Him to touch our hearts and lives, so that when we gather together again as His People, we may be a richer community because of the deeper experiences we all have had of God’s great love for us!

In God’s love,
Fr. Jim

Watch Father Jim's video messages on our YouTube Channel.

 

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Mission Statement

To grow in our love of God and one another through sacramental life by proclaiming and living the Gospel.


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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS WEEKEND'S PARKING LOT MASSES

  • We will have two Masses this weekend, June 6 & 7, in the large parking lot behind the church.
  • You must register before attending either the Saturday Mass at 4 p.m. or Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. Please register by calling the parish office (722-3988) between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 1-4, and 9-11 a.m. on Friday, June 5.
  • Come to Mass early. Ushers will guide cars to parking spots.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer. If you want to receive Communion, you must wear a face mask.
  • IMPORTANT: Read a letter from Fr. Jim on the protocols to be followed this weekend HERE.
  • NEW: Watch a video by Fr. Jim on receiving Communion and other protocols HERE.
  • Watch this space for any updates.

June 1

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message on the successful weekend Masses.

+ Register now for the Parking Lot Masses this weekend: Choice of 4 p.m. on Sat., June 6 or 10 a.m. on Sun., June 7. Call the office (at 722-3988) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and between 9-11 a.m. on Friday to sign up.

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May 31, 2020 ~ Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost

+ Watch our Pentecost Mass (said for Steve Falvo, Beth Miller, Carole Ann Kuklis, Kin H. Lee, Suzanne Kulp, and the People of STVBS) here. (Delayed posting due to technical difficulties.)

+ Congratulations to Joe Scott and Marilee Beyer for being selected to STVBS Parish Council. They join Debbie Grassi who was selected at yesterday's Mass.

+ Read Dc. Tom's Blog post about our first Parking Lot Mass here.

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May 30, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ NOTICE: Our ParishApp issues have been resolved by the app developers. Apologies for any inconvenience.

+ Congratulations to Debbie Grassi who was selected for the STVBS Parish Council at today's 4 p.m. Mass. Our other two new members will be selected at tomorrow's 10 a.m. Mass.

+ Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit ~ Day 9.

 

+ Confessions will be held at 3 p.m. today on the bench outside the church entrance. Please wear your mask.

parking lot mass

+ Did you register for this weekend's Parking Lot Masses? Please be sure to wear masks, bring your own hand sanitizer, arrive early so ushers can direct you to a socially distanced parking space and re-watch Fr. Jim's video on the procedure for receiving Holy Communion here.

+ We will broadcast the taped Mass for the Feast of Pentecost tomorrow morning. The link will be posted as soon as the video is ready.

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May 29, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ PLEASE REGISTER BY 3 P.M. TODAY IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE PARKING LOT MASSES. Call the parish office at 722-3988. Also, please read Fr. Jim's letter on the protocols for the Masses HERE.

+ Fr. Jim discusses the protocols for receiving Holy Communion at the Parking Lot Masses in A Pastor's Message: HERE.

+ Watch the Daily Mass said for Dollie Salankiewicz HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on a prayer that inspires his ministry HERE.

+ Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit ~ Day 8.

+ Confessions will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. outside the church entrance.

His Way @ Home

+ As we near Pentecost Sunday, take some time to watch His Way @ Home Episode 6: The Holy Spirit HERE and then ask the Dinner Dialog Questions and explore the Dive Deeper links.

+ Have you signed up for our WeShare online giving program? It's easy to set up and you have the option of donating when you want or setting up a recurring donation. This is an easy way to continue supporting our parish through this pandemic. Find the details you need to sign up at our online giving page.

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May 28, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ Be sure to read the post above on the weekend Masses to be said in the parking lot.

+ Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 7.

 

+ Watch the Daily Mass said for Richard Masaryk, Sr. HERE.

+ Fr. Jim discusses the weekend Mass plans in A Pastor's Message: HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on the return to weekend Masses HERE.

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May 27, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 6.

+ Watch the Daily Mass said for Michael Thayne HERE.

+ IMPORTANT: Watch Fr. Jim discuss the open air Mass schedule for this weekend in A Pastor's Message: HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on a prescient message from the Archbishop of Canterbury HERE.

Parish App

+ Get the best of STVBS to go! Have you downloaded our free app yet? If not, Apple users can text parishapp1 to 555888 or download it from the iTunes Store. Android users can text parishapp2 to 555888 or download it from the Google Play Store.

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His Way @ Home - Episode 6

The Holy Spirit

DINNER DIALOG QUESTIONS:

  1. How often do you address your prayers to the Holy Spirit?
  2. What ways do you notice the Holy Spirit in your life?
  3. What does your gift of courage or fortitude look life?
  4. Which fruits do you take pride in having?
  5. Which fruits of the Holy Spirit could you improve upon?
  6. How often do you call on the Spirit’s presence?
  7. How often do you recognize the Spirit working in your life and the lives of others?

DIVE DEEPER RESOURCES:

  • Pope Francis reflects on the work and power of the Holy Spirit: LINK
  • Crafts for Kids: Six Powerful Object Lessons On the Holy Spirit: LINK 
  • Catholic Faith Series: The Holy Spirit: LINK 
  • Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit: LINK
  • The Wild Goose Video Series on the Holy Spirit, featuring Father Dave Pivonka: LINK

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK:

Intentionally build your relationship with the Holy Spirit through prayer and acknowledging the power of the Spirit alive in your life.

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May 26, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 5

 

+ Watch the Daily Mass said for a priest intention HERE.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message regarding weekend Mass options HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on how this is a good time to mend our ways HERE.

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May 25, 2020 ~ Memorial Day

Memorial Day

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message for Memorial Day.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on Memorial Day HERE.

+ Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 4

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