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
Mark your calendar- Annual Juniper Dunes Lenten “Desert Way” hike will take place on Sunday ,March 22nd.
Meet at St. Vincent’s at 2:00 pm. Transportation will be provided.
This is about a four hour hike through sand dunes
Water and snack will be provided. Boots are recommended as the sand can seep into your shoes. Please sign up at the back of the Church. For more information call Helen Tobin at 318-0113. All are welcome to this Know, Love and Serve activity.
Stations of the Cross Every Friday during Lent at St. Vincent at 5:30pm
Adult Education Winter Session
The Book of James: Pearls for wise living
Start date is Sunday- January 25 th – 5:30 – 7:30 - will run for 10 weeks.
Class begins at 5:30 with soup and bread and then DVD series begins at 6:00 and runs until 7:00 and then 30 mins of discussion until 7:30.
More information call Mollie Kunkel at 234 – 8276
Open to all Adults
Women’s Circle of Justice will be sponsoring a day long educational workshop at Connell High School on Saturday April 11th . If you know of any family that would be interested in this presentation please contact Elida Fernandez 318-0917 or Maria Pena 205-0603. Forms are at the back of the church
St Vincent Parish Council has adopted new Rental polices for the parish. Diocesan rules have changed the amount of liability coverage that people renting the hall will have to pay.
New applications are at the back of the church.
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
New Group - Catholic Moms Group wil meet Monday mornings at 10:00am in the basement of the St. Vincent Parish Hall. All mothers are welcome - faith, family, friends, fitness, foot and fun will be topics discussed. Sharing of joys and concerns, challenges of young moms. Group Facilitator: Elena Gimenez- children 3 yrs and under are welcome.
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.