A Message from St. Vincent’s Parish regarding COVID-19

by svwebmaster

My Dear Church Family,  May God protect us and heal the World!  This is a time for deep prayer and caution.  In my lifetime, I have never experienced anything like this coronavirus. Please let’s pray each and every day. I am enclosing a prayer that I found was powerful, so let me encourage you and your […]

PETITIONS FOR AUGUST 13-14: 20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

by Joan McGowan

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS  /  20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                           August 13-14, 2022   We pray that the fire of the Holy Spirit grows within us so that we may serve in the ways that Jesus taught us. We pray that those who act with violence based on religious, racial, and identity differences. We pray that they be infused with the […]

PETITIONS FOR AUGUST 6-7/19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

by Joan McGowan

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS              19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME   –  August 6-7, 2022   Oh Loving God, help us to find our treasure, not in possessions and recognition of self, but in service to You. Oh Loving God, our faith is tested daily in the pain and suffering we see in our community, our country, and in the world.  Infuse us with […]

Dispatches from the Oakland Catholic Worker #8

by Tinamarie Stolz

Saludos Mi Familia de San Vicente de Paúl,  “Come sleep in our room tonight?” one of the families asked.  With tears in my eyes, I did. All five of us packed into their already crowded room.  I’m currently laying on my mattress, which we dragged up the stairs. They’re all snoring. I leave for the […]

Dispatches from the Oakland Catholic Worker #5

by Tinamarie Stolz

Saludos Mi Familia de San Vicente de Pablo,  There are no screens on the windows of the Oakland Catholic Worker (I’m fine mom, there are bars). So occasionally, I will find a bug in my room.  Yesterday, as I opened my bedroom door, a bird-sized moth flew from the orange wall and viciously attacked me. […]

Dispatches from the Oakland Catholic Worker #4

by Tinamarie Stolz

Saludos Mi Familia de San Vicente de Pablo, While teaching me how to make tortillas from their home country, my new friends (a father and child) shared why and how they fled to the US. Out of respect for their friendship, privacy, and security, I’ll give non-identifying details, but here’s what I’d like you to […]

Dispatches from the Oakland Catholic Worker #2

by Tinamarie Stolz

Saludos Mi Familia de San Vicente de Pablo,  “Te invito a tacos!” my new friend Fe called out to a room stuffed with people. Everyone began calling out their orders, pollo camarones, carne asada! Dos por favor! We strolled two blocks to Taqueria El Paisa and ordered all 16 tacos. As we approached the register, […]