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.
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.
When Pope St. John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), one of the things the bishops called for was a reform of the liturgy, and they gave some principles to later be employed for that reform (cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium). This process resulted in what we now call the Novus Ordo (or "New Order") of the Mass. While the liturgy is always in reform, this reform presented more stark changes than is typical with liturgical reform. For that reason, it could be easy for the church to forget the historical development of the liturgy up to the Second Vatican Council. This is one reason, among others, that I have begun celebrating the Mass according to the Extraordinary Form (as in outside the ordinary - the Novus Ordo being the ordinary form of the Mass). While this form of the Mass is very foreign to most Catholics today, I believe it is important to educate ourselves on where we came from and how the liturgy developed. If you are interested in exploring the history of the liturgy, so as to appreciate the essence of the Mass even more, you are invited to join us at 10 am on the first Saturday of every month at St. Paul's in Eltopia.
St. Vincent Weekly Mass Greeters & Gift Presentations
Every week before Sunday am mass a family has volunteered to meet and greet parishoners.
This family will also be presenting gifts to the altar during the offerings.
To see the schedule please go the this link: /st-vincent-de-paul-connell-1
Youth Retreat for high school students October 24-25th.
Retreat will be on Friday October 24th 5pm to 10pm and Saturday, October 25th 9am to 7pm at St. Paul's in Eltopia. Any questionsplease contact Yvonne Avila at 509-308-5843
The Solemnity of All Saints is on November 1.
It is usually a holy day of obligation. However since it falls on a Saturday, the obligation is waved this year. Nevertheless, for those who would still like to attend mass that day, Father Kevin will have a bilingual mass at 8am at St. Vincent in Connell. There will also be in a mass in the extraordinary from at 10am at St. Paul's in Eltopia.
St Paul's Annual Dinner/ Auction Fundraiser November 8, 2014
All are invited to the annual dinner and auction fundraising at St. Paul's In Eltopia on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Dinner will be served from 5-7pm. There will be silent auction at the same time. LIve auction begins at 7:00pm. Bring a Friend!
2014 Knights of Columbus Fall Winery Tour - Saturday November 15, 2014
Kitzke Cellars * Anelare Winery * Hamilton Cellars * Gordon State
Visit and sample wines at the 4 wineries in the Red Mountain and the Tri Cities Area.
Trasnportation (from St. Paul's) and lunch provided. Bus will leave St Paul's at 8:30am, Pasco Walmart at 9:15am. Lunch included at Anelare Winery.
Seating is limited ...... Sign up now? To reserve a seat requires a paid reservation by November 7th. Cost is $75.00 per person. Proceeds go to K & C supported charities
For More inforamation call Denny Hayden - 727-3025; Dennis Samson - 269-4230;
Bob Olson - 539-5585; Marv Grassl 234-8592.
Christmas Program at St. Vincent
St. Vincent will be having a Christmas program the 2nd weekend of December. Practices will begin on Wednesday, November 5th after school at 3:15pm for all ages. For more information please contact Lisette Villanueva Torres at 509-302-1580.