+ Reminder: Tonight is THRIVE! “Paws for Effect” from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church side parking lot. Families and pets welcome to a socially distanced event. There will be food and drinks—all free. You will be registered upon arrival at the parish entrances. Weather permitting.
+ Read Dc. Tom’s Blog post about the feast of the Guardian Angels here.
+ HOPE Appeal 2020: This weekend is HOPE Appeal Commitment Weekend when we join with the faithful across the Diocese of Syracuse to support the HOPE Appeal. Our annual appeal funds ministries, programs and services that help thousands across Central New York and the Southern Tier. This year’s theme is Gratitude. All registered parishioners will receive a letter from Bishop Lucia asking for your support. Please review the HOPE Appeal brochure and prayerfully consider making the most generous gift possible. You may place your completed pledge card/donation in any weekend collection basket or mail to the parish office. Pledges may also be made online at syracusediocese.org/foundation/hopeappeal/
+ The Women’s Club Ministry will once again hold its Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser. Due to our “new normal,” it will be presented in a slightly different format. The fundraiser will run from October 10 through November 1. There will be no table in the vestibule for ordering. This year, we will have flyers in the bulletin this weekend and for the duration of fundraiser additional flyers will be at the information table in the vestibule as well as downloadable here.
Fill in the order form on the flyer, attach your check (NO CASH) made out to STVBS Women’s Club, and mail it to the rectory (or drop it off) or place it in the collection basket. If you cannot get a flyer, don’t worry. Just put your name, address, phone number on a sheet of paper along with the item(s) you want to purchase and your check. If mailing, please use this address: STVBS Women’s Club Ministry, 165 Clifton Blvd., Vestal, NY 13850. If placing in the collection basket, make sure the envelope is marked “Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser.” Nanticoke Gardens will provide flower shop quality plants and their handmade Fraser Fir wreaths. The prices are the same as last year’s: $14 for Poinsettias (Red, Pink, White, Red Glitter) and $23 (small 18”) and $30 (large 24”) for Wreaths (actual diameter). Pickup is scheduled for December 5 and 6.
The Women’s Club Ministry appreciates your understanding of our new format this year and thanks you for your support of this fundraiser. If you have any questions, please call Barbara Tripp at (607) 760-2256.