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Message from our pastor

Rev. James P. Serowik
                Rev. James P. Serowik

Welcome to the website of
St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church in Vestal, N.Y.

MAY 7, 2020:  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our St. Vincent De Paul Blessed Sacrament website. While we are currently unable to celebrate publicly as a parish family, we are still united together by the Holy Spirit during these unique and challenging times. We are called to unite ourselves with the early disciples as they prayed for the gift of the Holy Spirit. During these days of Easter, let us take some time to experience the Risen Christ’s loving presence in our lives. In the midst of a world that is filled with much activity and many obligations, this time of social distancing can teach us to slow ourselves down and to become more reflective and prayerful in our lives. Let us daily spend some time with the Lord Jesus, allowing Him to touch our hearts and lives, so that when we gather together again as His People, we may be a richer community because of the deeper experiences we all have had of God’s great love for us!

In God’s love,
Fr. Jim

Watch Father Jim's video messages on our YouTube Channel.

 

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Mission Statement

To grow in our love of God and one another through sacramental life by proclaiming and living the Gospel.


 

His Way @ Home - Episode 6

The Holy Spirit

DINNER DIALOG QUESTIONS:

  1. How often do you address your prayers to the Holy Spirit?
  2. What ways do you notice the Holy Spirit in your life?
  3. What does your gift of courage or fortitude look life?
  4. Which fruits do you take pride in having?
  5. Which fruits of the Holy Spirit could you improve upon?
  6. How often do you call on the Spirit’s presence?
  7. How often do you recognize the Spirit working in your life and the lives of others?

DIVE DEEPER RESOURCES:

  • Pope Francis reflects on the work and power of the Holy Spirit: LINK
  • Crafts for Kids: Six Powerful Object Lessons On the Holy Spirit: LINK 
  • Catholic Faith Series: The Holy Spirit: LINK 
  • Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit: LINK
  • The Wild Goose Video Series on the Holy Spirit, featuring Father Dave Pivonka: LINK

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK:

Intentionally build your relationship with the Holy Spirit through prayer and acknowledging the power of the Spirit alive in your life.

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May 26, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 5

 

+ Watch the Daily Mass said for a priest intention HERE.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message regarding weekend Mass options HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on how this is a good time to mend our ways HERE.

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May 25, 2020 ~ Memorial Day

Memorial Day

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message for Memorial Day.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on Memorial Day HERE.

+ Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 4

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May 24, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 3 watch and pray below.

 

+ Watch Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter livestreamed, said in memory of James McCabe, Richard Thamasett, Ann Walters, James Roehm, Dr. Thomas Federowicz, and for the people of STVBS parish.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message on prayers for guidance on reopening.

 

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post remembering all who served during wartime HERE.

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May 23, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 2 watch and pray below.

+ Fr Jim's A Pastor's Message shares some exciting news with us!

 

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on hearing messages from God HERE.

+ Reminder: Confessions will be heard today beginning at 3 p.m.

+ New Mass protocols are being finalized by Bishop Lucia. Read about the process, progress and plans for resuming Mass in this Catholic Sun article. Watch a video from Bishop Lucia on this below.

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May 22, 2020

Holy Spirit Novena

+ The Holy Spirit Novena that leads up to the feast of Pentecost begins today. This powerful prayer commemorates the days between Jesus’s Ascension and Pentecost, or the descent of the Holy Spirit. During these nine days, Jesus asked his disciples to pray, and we can continue that tradition today.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message about the Luminous Mysteries of The Rosary.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on gardening and St. Fiacre HERE.

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May 21, 2020 ~ Ascension Thursday

Ascension Thursday

+ Join us here for a livestream of the Ascension Thursday Mass, said for the special intentions of the people of STVBS parish, at 8:00 a.m.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message about the feast of The Ascension HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on The Ascension HERE.

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May 20, 2020

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+ Watch the Daily Mass said in memory of Bernard & Ella Dwyer and Msgr. Jim Kane HERE.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message about Msgr. Jim Kane HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on putting your trust in God HERE.

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+ NOTE: Ascension Thursday Mass will be livestreamed here tomorrow at 8 a.m.

+ Parish Directory Update: We have received several inquiries as to when copies of our parish directory will be available for distribution. Unfortunately, with the current closure restrictions in place for churches and parish offices, we are unable to hand out directories at this time. As soon as we are allowed to reopen for Mass, arrangements will be made for directories to be distributed. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

+ Did you recognize the STVBS "guest stars" in this week's His Way @ Home? Scroll down this page to watch the Episode 5: Living the Gospel at Home.

Catholi Love Life Conference

+ Sign up today for the FREE Catholic LoveLife Conference, May 22-24 HERE.

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May 19, 2020

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+ Watch today's Daily Mass said in memory of Rev. John Wagner here.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message about social distancing here.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on enjoying the beauty of God's creation HERE.

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