Praying Through Lent

Lenten Events


Friday Evenings in Lent

Make the Fridays in Lent the "Spiritual Anchor" of your Lent.  Join us in the Church each Friday evening in Lent for:
     Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (5:30PM)
     Mass (6:30PM)
     Stations of the Cross (7:30PM)
**The 6:30PM Mass replaces the "normally" scheduled 5:30PM Friday evening Mass in the Spiritual Center Chapel.

Standing with Christ in Gethsemane:
being Faithful to the Light in the Midst of the Church’s Darkness

Join us for St. Vincent's  Lenten Series!  All presentations will be on Wednesday evenings in Lent (1502 E Wallen Rd) at 7PM
Seeking TRUTH:  March 13 | 7 PM | Church 
Another evening of reflection withFr. Daniel Scheidt on exploring what health in the Churchneeds to look like.
Seeking GOODNESS:  March 20 | 7 PM | Church
Donald Schmid (former Federal Prosecutor, member of our Diocesan Review Board and advisor to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops) discusses the goodness and the necessity of the laity furthering transparency and accountability in the Church.
Seeking BEAUTY:  March 27 | 7 PM | Church
Artist and teacher, Anastassia Cassady,exhibits 20 of her sketches of the homeless of the city and describes how to find the face of Christ in the distressing guise of the poor.

Parish Penance Service

Join us Wednesday, April 10, at 7PM in the Church for our Lenten Parish Penance Service.  We have invited 16 priests to hear confessions.  Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place during the Penance Service.  Please take this opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Forgiveness this Lenten Season.



See Our Schedule of Liturgies and Confessions during Holy Week


Join us for a Seder Meal on Wednesday of Holy Week (April 17).  Reservations are required (260-489-3537 ext. 3) for this special event at 6PM in the Life Center.

TENEBRAE - A Musical Meditation on the
Seven "Last Words" of Christ on the Cross

Join us for "Tenebrae" - a musical meditation on the seven "last words" of Christ on the Cross - at St. Vincent de Paul Church (1502 E Wallen Rd) on Good Friday, April 19, at 9PM.  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.


We invite you to join us in sharing this meaningful tradition at St. Vincent de Paul Church in the Life Center (1502 E Wallen Rd) on Holy Saturday (April 20) at 10AM.  The custom of bringing food to church to be blessed for Easter breakfast is an age-old tradition in many European countries and is still 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 on Easter Sunday morning.



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