Welcome to St. Vincent and St. Paul Parishes and St. Juan Diego Mission. As many of you know, in conjunction with the Diocese of Spokane at large, we have been working hard in these last several months to discern a new pastoral plan for our parishes. This effort has been given the name "Know, Love, Serve." As many of those in the agricultural business have been working on their harvest, reaping what had been sown, we too are ready to start reaping the fruits of our discernment of our pastoral planning for our parishes. One of the fruits of this new plan, as you can see, is the updating of our website. It is our hope that in the next year we will experience many new and exciting things in our communities, from faith formation to building projects, from greater communication within our parish family to outreach to those outside. I’m very excited to see how all of our efforts will be used by our Lord in coming months and years. Every good thing we have, of course, comes from God and leads back to him. May he continue to bless you, your families and our parish family so that we may all come to know, love and serve God in this life and be happy with him forever in the next. May God bless you!
Fr. Kevin Oiland
A new preschool is being formed by Martha Holt. The preschool curriculum is geared for the children that attend St. Vincent Church in Connell. The program is going to incorporate the Catholic Church teachings in its courses and lesson plans. Peschool day will be once a week on Mondas from 9:30am - 11:30am. Classes start on September 8,2014.
For more information please contact Martha Holt at (509)439-9014.
New Sunday English mass time for St. Vincent
Starting September 14, 2014 the new Sunday English mass time will be at 10:30am.
The new time change will enable Father Kevin to visit the religious education classes
Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Father Kevin Oiland will be holding a Mass in the Extraordinary Form (according to the 1962 Missal), First Saturday of the month, 10:00 am, St. Paul in Eltopia. Please join us to experience
how mass was celebrated in the past.
St. Vincent Day Community Service Project by Altar Society
Mark your calendar for Sept. 28 - St. Vincent Feast Day. This year we will be following in the footsteps of our patron St. Vincent De Paul. "Charity is the cement which binds communities to God and persons to one another." - St. Vincent De Paul.
Our parish will be gleaning a field of produce and donating it to the the Connell Food Bank. This is a family event and our church bus will leave the parking lot at 2:00pm and returning between 4:00 - 4:30pm. There is a sign up sheet at the church.
St. Vincent Youth Group
Hire your local youth group to help for 1-1/2 hours on the following Wednesday evenings (10/1,
10/8 or 10/15) from 5:30pm to 7pm. 3 Students and 2 adults will come to your home and do your chores inside or outside. The activity is to help raise for this year's activities that have been planned for the youth group. Youth group is asking at least $30.00 donation per group. Service Auction will be held after mass next Sunday, September 28. The youth group thanks everyone for thier