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St. Vincent's

Monday,   6:30 AM - Mass (Spiritual Center Chapel)
March 26:   8 AM - Mass (Church) 
Tuesday,   6:30 AM - Mass (Spiritual Center Chapel)
March 27:   8 AM - Mass (Church) 
Wednesday,   6:30 AM - Mass (Spiritual Center Chapel)
March 28:   8 AM - Mass (Church) 
  6 PM - Seder Meal (Life Center - RSVP Required)
Thursday,   8 AM - Morning Prayer (Church)
March 29:   7:30 PM - Mass of the Lord's Supper (Church) 
  9-11 PM - Adoration (Life Center)
  11 PM-8 AM (Fri.) - Adoration (Blessed Sacrament Chapel) 
Friday,   8 AM - Morning Prayer (Church)
March 30:   1 PM - Passion Service (Church) 
  9 PM - Tenebrae Service (Church) 
Saturday,   9 AM - Morning Prayer & Ephphetha Rite (Church)
March 31:   10 AM - Blessing of Easter Food Baskets (Life Center) 
  8:30 PM - Easter Vigil (Church)    **Incense will be used
            ** NO 5 PM Mass **
Easter    6 AM - Mass (Church)
Sunday,   8 AM - Mass (Church)  **Incense may be used
April 1:   10 AM - Mass (Church)  **Incense may be used
  12 PM - Mass (Church)
            ** NO 6 PM Mass **

St. Vincent's

Monday, March 26:   3-5 PM (Church) 
  6-8 PM (Church)
Tuesday, March 27:   1-3 PM (Church)
Wednesday, March 28:   3-5 PM (Church)
Thursday, March 29:   9 PM until last penitent (Church)
Friday, March 30:   3-5 PM (Church)
  6-8 PM (Spritual Center Chapel)
Saturday, March 31:   No Confessions


No Confessions at 4:30 PM on these Wednesdays:
March 28 
(due to Holy Week Confession Schedule)
April 4
(due to the Octave of Easter)

No Confessions at 8:45 AM on 
Saturday, April 7 
(due to the Octave of Easter)
Saturday, April 14 
(due to Confirmation)

Good Friday (March 30)  |  9 PM  |  Church

We invite you to "Tenebrae" - a musical meditation on the seven "last words" of Christ on the Cross.  Tenebrae is the Latin word for “darkness.”  The gradual extinguishing of all candles in the church symbolizes the temporary triumph of the prince of darkness over the Light of the World.  The loud noise, or strepitus, at the conclusion of the service suggests the earthquake described in the Passion narratives.  The single candle left burning, the Paschal candle, is the symbol and promise of Christ’s triumph over death and darkness.  Please join us for this reflective evening.

Blessing of Food / Easter Baskets
Holy Saturday (March 31)  |  10 AM  |  Life Center

The custom of bringing food to church to be blessed for Easter breakfast is an age-old tradition in many European countries and practiced in our country by their descendants.  The religious significance attached to the foods eaten is symbolic of Christ Himself, our true Passover.  This custom stems from the desire of the Christian community to ask God’s blessing on the foods that will break the Great Fast (Lent).  The food is blessed on Holy Saturday to be eaten after the Saturday Vigil or Easter Sunday morning.  Items you may include in your basket:  EASTER BREAD (symbolic of Christ Himself who is our true Bread), HAM (symbolic of the great joy and abundance of Easter), SAUSAGE or KIELBASA (symbolic of God’s favor and generosity), BACON (symbolic of the over abundance of God’s mercy to us), EGGS (symbolic of new life and resurrection), HORSERADISH (symbolic of the Passion of Christ still in our minds, but sweetened with some sugar because of the Resurrection), BUTTER (reminds us of the goodness of Christ that we should have toward all things), SALT (a condiment necessary for flavor reminding the Christian of his/her duty to others), CHEESE (symbolic of the moderation that Christians should have in all things) and a RELIGIOUSLY DECORATED CANDLE (Christ is our Light!).  Please join us in this meaningful tradition!

The Seven Churches Visitation

Holy Thursday is the feast that marks the end of Lent and the beginning of the Holy Triduum (which also includes Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday).  At the end of Mass on Holy Thursday, the Holy Eucharist is placed on a temporary “altar of repose” away from the sanctuary.  It is customary for the faithful to process together to this altar and spend time in quiet prayer and adoration. 

The Seven Churches Visitation is a tradition that grew out of this time of prayer and adoration.  Catholics remember when Jesus asked his disciples to stay and watch with him while they were in the Garden.  This tradition – mindful watching – is a sort of pilgrimage to various altars of repose in different churches that correspond to each of the seven places or “stations” that were made by Jesus between the Last Supper in the Upper Room to His crucifixion on the cross.  The Seven Churches Visitation is a powerful way to spend time in adoration, meditating on Christ’s sacrifice of love for the salvation of souls in preparation for the joy of Easter. 

A list of local churches which have agreed to open their doors for a period of time on Thursday evening after services (with locations and times available) as well as prayers which can be said at each church will be available at the Welcome Center if you would like to participate.

for the

"LOVE Begins Here"
SALT Date Night

Saturday, April 21
7-9 PM
Life Center

Childcare registration open until Wednesday, April 18


You are Invited:

2nd Wednesday of the month
7PM | Spiritual Center Chapel

4th Wednesday of the month
7PM | Blessed Sacrament Chapel



Lenten Music

Daily Readings

Holy Week Schedule

Current and past bulletins

Parish Calendar
See the events and meetings happening on campus at St. Vincent's

Recorded Homilies
Hear select homilies from our priests

Vocations Cross
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Diocesan Event Calendar
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Flu and Colds
Recommendations on what to do about attending Mass if you have a cold or the flu

Chapel Brochure & "To Rise with Christ"
Fr. Dan's proposal for the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene and  "To Rise With Christ", Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) released on October 25, 2016 regarding burial rites involving the ashes/cremains of the deceased.

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Map and Directions

Mass, Service & Confession Schedules for Holy Week & Easter at Left


Weekend Mass 

Saturday Vigil:
5:00 pm
  7:15 am
  9:00 am
  11:00 am
  12:45 pm
  6:00 pm Life Teen Mass

Weekday Mass 

  6:30 am
(SC Chapel)
  8:00 am
  8:00 am  

  5:30 pm (SC Chapel)***
Lenten Fridays:
     6:30 pm
replaces 5:30 pm)***

  8:00 am

Holiday:  9:00 am
Holy Days:  see bulletin  
(all Holiday and Holy Day
     Masses in Church)


   4:30-5:30 pm *
   8:45-9:45 am *
Anytime by appointment

* please check the current bulletin for changes in confession schedule


(Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
   9:00 am-5:30 pm *
Lenten Fridays:
     5:30-6:15 pm * (Church)

   8:45-9:45 am *
   12:00-5:00 pm *

* please check the current bulletin for changes in adoration schedule
Little Children's Adoration: 
   (Spiritual Center Chapel)
   10:00-11:00 am *
     March 19 | April 16
     May 7 | May 21
     June 4 | June 18

* please check the current bulletin for changes in adoration schedule


Our Faith

Prayer for Priests

Father, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your Word and to act in your name.  For this great gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving.  Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.



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