Parish News and Events

LAWA High School Series:

Promoting high school graduation, higher education, and workforce readiness Our High School Series program is a multidisciplinary approach aimed at lessening the graduation gap, increasing higher education access, and preparing youth for the workforce. Parents and students are invited to attend our bilingual workshops which include information on high school graduation, college readiness, higher education institutions, the college application process, financial aid process and opportunities, bachelor and associate degrees, and trade and vocational program options. 


ROOF ABOVE MEN'S SHELTER ANNUAL “SOCKTOBER” COLLECTION Oct 1 - Oct 31

Knights of Columbus is sponsoring “Socktober”. The Knights of Columbus will be collecting items for Roof Above Men's Homeless Shelter. There will be large collection containers located in the back of the narthex. 
Your generosity will be much appreciated. The biggest need is for the following:
NEW undershirts (“T’s” and sleeveless) L, XL, XXL and XXXL
NEW underpants (boxers) L, XL, XXL and XXXL
NEW work socks, white and black
Large bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths  
NEW shower shoes and flip-flops
Regular size stick deodorants (popular brands)  
Travel size shaving cream and triple-blade disposable razors
Bar soap and body wash (popular brands)
Toothpaste


THE ACES CLUB

ACES invite all seniors 45+ young to join us on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11:00 am in the Activity Center as we celebrate Oktoberfest and welcome the Mark Larson Combo; and enjoy a traditional German Buffet. Seats are still available for our final 2021 trips:

Charleston, South Carolina April 25-27, 2022
Boston Massachusetts October 2-7, 2022 


ATTENTION MACS FAMILIES

Earlier this year families with children attending schools in the MACS system should have received a letter outlining the prerequisites to be considered a participating member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. In order to be considered a participating family moving forward each MACS family MUST sign and return the agreement letter to the Parish Office. If your family has children attending MACS schools and have not either received or returned the signed agreement back to the parish please do so at your earliest convenience. There are copies of the agreement letter in the Parish Office for you to sign or you may contact Lorena at 704-644-4653 or Carmen at 704-644- 4661, for further assistance. 


SCOUTING NEWS

Cub Scouts: All rising 1st to 5th graders interested in joining Cub Scout Pack 288 here at St. Vincent, please contact Cubmaster Chris Keane at chris@chriskeane.com or 704.287.2042.

Boy Scouts: All boys in 6th grade and higher (age 11- 17) interested in joining Boy Scout Troop 288 here at St. Vincent, please contact Assistant Scoutmaster Richard Cashman at rcashman8494@gmail.com or 704.604.7967. Boy Scouts is the premier leadership development program in the United States for youth and Troop 288 is celebrating its 55th birthday this year!


COLUMBARIUM NAMEPLATES

The parish is working on re-inking some nameplates on the columbarium that have faded with time. Please don’t be alarmed if you don’t see your loved one’s nameplate.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ALTAR GUILD MINISTRY!

We are in urgent need of two more people to work on Team 2, which meets on Thursday after 9 o’clock Mass once every six weeks. Many of those on the Friday Teams have served for twenty years or more so it would be wonderful to have younger volunteers step forward to help in this worthy ministry. Please call Sharon Ginty, 704-553-2679, if you can help or have questions. 


Preschool 

Our parish preschool has limited openings for 2- and 4-year-old children for Fall 2021. The Preschool curriculum is play-based and is centered around weekly and seasonal themes. Our Catholic faith is incorporated in the program through stories, activities, crafts, and visits to the Church and Chapel. Tours may be scheduled during summer office hours, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call Mary Helen or Sonya at (704)644-4656 or email mhcushing@charlottediocese.org.


Time, Talent and Treasure: 
Parish statement of activities and cash flow 


St Vincent de Paul Society 
Do you have a few hours one Tuesday morning per month at church to help the poor? St Vincent de Paul Society needs you. For more information call: 704-554-7088 and please be specific about wanting to volunteer. 


DSA - Bishop Letter 
DSA - Correspondencia del Obispo

Please be generous to the Diocesan Support Appeal.  Your contribution to the Diocesan Support Appeal is a way to act with love for our sisters and brothers throughout the diocese and to continue the saving work begun by Jesus.  Next week during Mass, you can make a gift by completing a pledge envelope. Or give online at charlottediocese.org/dsa, text “DSA” to 
704-389-2096, or scan the QR code below: