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Outdoor Mass on Sundays

Outdoor Mass On Sundays:

  • St. Vincent will continue to have 8:30am Sunday Mass outside at Mary’s statute. Remember to bring your lawn chairs, social distance and wear a mask. In Case of Rain and we have to have Mass inside and only about 50 people can safely be in church,
  • You can now hear and/or see Mass in the St. Vincent’s Hall and can hear Mass in your car on the radio station 105.3. Holy Communion will be distributed at these places during communion time. You may also watch Mass livestream in your home.

BEGINNING MAY 19:

  • Monday and Wednesday – Noon at St. Vincent Tuesday and Friday – Noon at St. Joseph

WEEKEND MASSES :

  • 5pm Saturday – St. Joe Green space
  • 8:30am Sunday – St. Vincent by Mary Statue
  • 10am Sunday – St. Joe Green space
  • 12:15 Sunday – St. Joe Green space

Other Information

Depending on weather, Masses will be OUTSIDE . Bring your own LAWN CHAIR. Bathrooms will be available.

We strongly encourage parishioners 65 and older, and those with underlying medical issues, to stay home and participate in our online livestream Masses or hear Mass in your car on the radio station 105.3. .

Those who are or have recently been ill with coughs, fevers, breathing troubles MUST STAY HOME out of concern for the others.

A MASK is highly suggested when you come to Mass. Those age 7 and older are asked to wear a mas from the time you exit your vehicle until you return. The mask protects OTHERS and helps them feel safer. Our of charity, wear a mask. Here is a good video: https://youtu.be/oZUE1awVj3Y

PERSONAL SANITIZER: You are asked to bring your personal hand sanitizer. We suggest you use it once seated, prior to communion, immediately after communion, and once you return to your vehicle.

COMMUNION: Please leave your mask on as you approach the Eucharist. As you approach the priest or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, lower your mask and receive the Host. Here is a good video: https://youtu.be/aw_Gr9s5lKg

COLLECTION/TITHE: Thank you to those who have been faithfully sending in their collection envelopes. It has been much appreciated and much needed. You may donate online to St Joseph at https://www.stjoeshelby.org/online-giving/ and to St. Vincent at http://svdpcc.com/. A box will be available at Masses into which you may put your offering. There will be no ushers.

OTHER MEASURES:

• Communion from the Chalice remains suspended
• The Sign of Peace is still suspended
• There are to be no gatherings before or after Masses, inside or outside
• The gifts will not be carried forward
• There will not be a choir at any Mass
• There will be no Missalettes/Hymnals available
• The choir loft is closed to the public.
• St. Joseph Church remains unlocked for personal prayer every day from 8am – 8pm

The health of our family is an important priority, second to eternal salvation! If we are going to err, it is going to be on the side of caution. We ask you to respect and protect those you encounter at Mass. There will be challenges and frustration as we work through the guidelines provided for our protection, now and in the future. We appreciate your understanding and support. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we ask for a place in yours!
Please watch our VIDEO here:  https://youtu.be/_LMsvjEVaqQ

Father Mike offers daily masses via Facebook at and also via Flocknote. There are also other resources that are wonderful found at

  • http://facebook.com/stjoeshelby
  • https://stjoeshelby.org

Joint Parish Picnic—Aug. 19

  • The St Vincent and St Joseph Joint Parish Picnic Committee is planning to proceed with the Annual Joint Parish Picnic on Wednesday, August 19th at 6:00pm at the Blue River Park Shelter, with some modifications to help protect from COVID-19.
    Instead of having a buffet style gathering, we are proposing an old fashion picnic basket event. Bring your family and food prepared for your family only. We will have tables set up in the Blue River Shelter, appropriately distanced and there is plenty of space on the grassy area to have a blanket, if you choose.
    It is recommended to wear a mask at the event when socializing with others. Parishioners will be encouraged not to share food with non-household family members and to be diligent about using hand sanitizer before and after eating. Drinks will be provided.

Congratulations First Communicants!:

  • Sydney
  •  Jessica
  • Stella
  • Lauren
  • Gabriel
  • Emelyn
  • Sophia
  • Luke

Thank you to Rosanna and Doug Rodgers for preparing these children for  their First Communion. Congratulations to them and their parents. May God continue to bless them.

Newsletters:

  • Around the Parish August 2020
  • Click to view the August Newsletter
  • Please share your joys and sorrows with your parish family. Please call Pat or email her at pat.barley49@gmail.com or put your news item in the orange envelope at each Church door
  • Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the newsletter this past year. A special thank you to Sr. Joan and Tammy Jones for their assistance. I could not do this without them. May God Bless all in the new year. Thank you, Pat Barley
  • The dead-line for the September Newsletter is Sunday, August  23rd

Congratulations St. Vincent 2020 Graduates:

St. Vincent is proud to honor our 2020 College and High School Graduates:
College:

  • Brandon Dalley – Trine University
  • Logan Perry – Rose-Hullman

High School:

  • David Beyer – Waldron High School
  • Ian Carter – Waldron High School
  • Katie Kuhn – Waldron High School
  • Cameron Rodgers – Waldron High School
  • Emma Weintraut – Roncalli High School

Mobile giving please see attached instructions:

Face Mask Available:

  • If you are in need of a mask or two, please call Joan Knight. She and a few ladies are making them.

St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery Clean-Up

  • During this time that you cannot be around other people, please plan to take a walk by yourself in St. Vincent Cemetery. While you are there please take the decorations off of your loved one’s grave. The winds have blown many around. You might even pick up some fallen  branches and sticks and put them on the brush pile by the Pollinator Habitat Plot. May God bless you and keep you healthy.

St. Ann’s Altar Society Rummage Sale—October 2/3:  

  • St. Ann Altar Society’s Spring Rummage Sale has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
  •   Mark your calendar: The Fall Rummage Sale will be Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd. Sister’s garage is full but please save your used treasures (rummage).

Wednesday Afternoon Rosary:  Suspended due to COVID-19

St Vincent de Paul Endowment Fund:

  • When someone donates to these Endowment Funds, it is leaving a legacy to the future of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and Cemetery.
  • St. Vincent de Paul has recently established an endowment fund as a perpetual source of revenue for our parish. A wide variety of gifts can be contributed – cash, stocks, bonds,  mutual funds, charitable IRA rollovers, etc. Contact Margaret Haehl, John Kappes, or Sr. Joan Miller with interest or questions at St. Vincent Church – 317-398-4028.

Children’s Liturgy in action. Children up to First grade are welcome

Flocknote:

  • St. Vincent’s Parish has joined St. Joseph Parish on Flocknote. This is an easy way for us to communicate with the most people. There were 34 people who had signed themselves up with St. Joseph. I signed up 43 more people because they have children in Religious Education or some
    other ministry. If you do not receive Flocknotes from St. Joseph and St. Vincent and want to receive them, please go to Flocknote.com and sign up or call Sr. Joan 317-398-4028 or 812-455-9348 or if you are receiving them and wish you didn’t, please let Sr. Joan know and she will take you off..

When to Call the Priest:

  • When a loved one is ill, please remember to call Father Mike before it is too late to give last rites. Many times people wait too long, thinking things will get better or waiting until as close to the very end as possible. No need! Call Father as soon as things are going downhill. Remember that a per-son can receive the Sacrament of the Anointing many times in his or her life.
St. Vincent 2019 Survey Results

Click to see the results of the St Vincent Catholic Church 2019 Survey