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Day of Reflection Retreat
When: Saturday, December 15th from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Where: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Facilitator: Jane Brock
Retreat Fee: $10/person

Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you need a gluten-free option. Childcare will also be available. When you RSVP, please tell us how many children you are planning to bring if you are planning to do so. Please bring lunch for each of your children labeled with their first and last name. Donations for childcare are appreciated and will be put towards the March for Life trip. Please RSVP by December 12th to Riley Provost at

Jane Brock is a former Episcopal priest who came into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church in 2008, Jane Brock has been on the staff of three Episcopal churches and has led numerous Bible studies, Days of Reflection, and retreats.  Before attending seminary, she was a Social Worker for over twenty years, working with abused and neglected children and adults.  Her passion is helping others live most fully into the purpose for which God created them, and she counts it a privilege to be part of the journey of those seeking this fullness of life.  A native of Tennessee, she has lived in North Carolina for sixteen years. Now a retired hospice chaplain, Jane is an active laywoman at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC, where she participates in a number of ministries, is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and is a regular Bible study teacher both at St. Matthew and at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
Fresh cut Fraser Firs from 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Larger trees available with pre-order. Decorated and undecorated wreaths.
Hours: Mon. through Fri.: 5:00pm–8:30pm  - Sat. and Sun. 9:00am–8:30pm               
All proceeds to benefit local charities. This is our 24th year selling Christmas trees and wreaths.  Our council has raised over $160,000 for local charities. Please support us in our efforts to help fund this important work.

Catechists Needed 
The Faith Formation program at Saint Vincent de Paul is in need of a few more catechists’ assistants for Tuesday evening classes. A catechist’s assistant will provide support to the main catechist and grade homework at the beginning of each class. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this position.  What do you need to be a catechist/assistant?  You must be a faith-filled individual living your life according to the teachings of the Catholic Church. If you feel called to pass on the Catholic faith to the next generation, you may be the person we are looking for. You do not need any formal training or certifications to help with the Faith Formation program. However, you will need to complete the VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children program, as well as a background, check if interested.  If you are interested, please contact Riley Provost at 704-554-1622 or


Santa Zita Circle
This past weekend Santa’s Bag invited children ages 2 – 12 years of age to Christmas shop for their families. This year’s shopping experience was a success! With approximately 140 shoppers, and the assistance of parish staff, Santa Zita Circle members, parishioners, teen volunteers, and community partners, this day would not have happened. 

Our elves, wrappers, decorating, pricing, food, and beverage, check in and check out teams, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, Bill our photographer THANK YOU! For making this run so smoothly.

Students from our local schools that participated were Charlotte Catholic High School Honor Society, South Mecklenburg High School, Collinsworth Middle School. Our local businesses Harris Teeter, Domino’s Pizza at Quail Corners, Starbucks at Harris Teeter, South Park, Costco on Tyvola also were there to assist. Congratulations on a job well-done everyone.





ACES Monday Bridge Game The ACES are having a Monday Bridge Game! Come and join the ACES from 12:30pm-4:00 pm in the new Assembly room. For more information on how you can become part of the ACES Bridge Game please contact Mary L. O'Connor, Group Coordinator, at 704.845.8622. For membership please contact Peggy Gibbons at 704.588.5870 or by email at

 Santa Zita Circle Is reaching out to women of our parish to join them on every first Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Reception Room, for Christian Fellowship.  For those who are interested and need information please contact Celia Smith at 704.556.1749 or email her at 

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