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Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
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Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Lisieux and Paris, Sep 3-11
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The regulations on fasting and abstinence are as follows:
Ash Wednesday, February 14th and Good Friday, March 29th are days of fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence from meat.
Who needs to observe Fasting? All Catholics between the ages of 18 years and 59 years old. That means one full meal on those days.
Who needs to observe abstinence? All Catholics between the ages of 14 and older must abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent.
Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciples of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.
Taken from the Diocese of Venice, Florida guidelines for Lent.
Holy Spirit Protect Us
O Holy Spirit
O Holy Spirit, soul of my soul,
I adore you,
Enlighten, guide, strengthen and console me,
Tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it.
I promise to submit to everything that you ask me
And to accept all that you allow happen to me.
Just show me your will.
Podcast interview on centering prayer with Fr. Murchadh:
Prayer with Bishop Frank Dewane
On the first Friday of every month, you are invited to join Bishop Frank J. Dewane in prayer on the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida’s Facebook page, where he will be praying for all intentions that were submitted during the previous month. We also encourage you to visit the Foundation’s Facebook page throughout the month to submit your own personal prayer intentions in the comment section of the “First Friday Prayer Intentions with Bishop Dewane” video posts.
Prayer to Christ the Healer
In the comfort of your love,
I pour out to you my Savior,
The memories that haunt me,
The anxieties that perplex me,
The fears that stifle me,
The sickness that prevails upon me,
And the frustration of all the pain
That weaves about within me.
Lord help me to see your peace in my turmoil,
Your compassion in my sorrow,
And your love in my need.
Touch me, O Lord, with your healing power and strength.
‘Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible to sacramental confession, obtain forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1452)’
“Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. Trust in God and trust in me” – John 14:1
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We meet on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Social Hall All 5th grade through High School students are welcome. New Students entering Youth Group must fill out a registration form. Contact the office for more information. Faith – Fellowship – Fun – Mentoring…
We meet on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Social Hall
All 5th grade through High School students are welcome. New Students entering Youth Group must fill out a registration form. Contact the office for more information. Faith – Fellowship – Fun – Mentoring…
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Daily ReadingProvided by USCCB
Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins;You will show faithfulness to Jacob,and grace to Abraham,As you have sworn to our fathersfrom days of old. Responsorial Psalm Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 R. (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.Bless the LORD, O my soul;and all my being, bless his holy name.Bless the LORD, O my soul,and forget not all his benefits.R. The Lord is kind and merciful.He pardons all your iniquities,he heals all your ills.He redeems your life from destruction,he crowns you with kindness and compassion.R. The Lord is kind and merciful.He will not always chide,nor does he keep his wrath forever.Not according to our sins does he deal with…