Head of Schools Survey

As the Head of Schools Search Committee continues the search for the SV Head of Schools for future school years, we feel SV parents, alumni, and parishioners input is vital. We ask that you take a few moments to complete the survey at the below link. Survey can be taken until August 9th. We appreciate your time and feedback!

Head of Schools Survey

Seminary Picnic Announcement

As I announced digitally last week, we decided to cancel this year's Seminary Picnic due to concerns regarding Covid-19.  It deeply saddened me to break the 120 year tradition that had endured through two world wars, the Spanish Flu and countless other difficulties through the years.  

The picnic serves two purposes that are equally important.  The first purpose is reunion.  To gather as a parish around a common project that connects and reconnects parishioners, family members, and community near and far.  We work and play together, sharing good food and drink in celebration and become part of a long tradition that connects us to the early pioneers who settled this county.
 
The second purpose is to assist the parish in financially supporting Catholic education through our parish schools and religious education programs. The proceeds from the picnic are about $100,000 annually.  That income will be missed during the coming year.  

I am inspired by the parishioners, knowing how important the picnic is to our budget, who have come forward this past week offering to make a donation to the Seminary Picnic. Still more have asked how to make such a donation.  To make a donation in the name of the picnic, simply indicate on the donation that it is for the Seminary Picnic and we will designate it to the picnic account.

I pray that 2021 will be a kinder year for us and that the picnic next year will be a grand success!

God bless you!

Fr. Joe Geders, CM

 

Message of Archbishop-elect Mitchell T. Rozanski

 

Message of Archbishop Carlson, Annual Catholic Appeal

 

 

A Message from Archbishop Carlson about Resuming Public Masses

 

 

 

 

Health Guidelines for Parishioners

 

Guidelines for Observing Social Distancing and other Health Requirements for the Celebration of Mass



GENERAL GUIDELINES/REMINDERS
Dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues until further notice.
Parishioners who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to another with the virus should not come to church, in accordance with national, state and local health directives.
Attendees should take their temperature at home before determining whether they should attend Mass.
Anyone over 60 years-old and those with underlying health complications are encouraged to participate in Masses via live-stream only.

CLEANING, SANITIZING AND HYGIENE
Appropriate cleaning of high-use areas within the church is completed before and after each service.

CAPACITY/ATTENDANCE
Gathering of congregants where Mass is celebrated is limited to the following:
For churches of less than 10,000 sq. ft., the number of all those present at each Mass is limited to 25% or less of the fire or building code maximum occupancy.
For churches of 10,000 or more sq. ft., the number of all those present at each Mass is limited to 10% or less of the fire or building code maximum occupancy.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
The faithful are obliged to wear a mask during the celebration of Mass, except for the brief moment of receiving Communion.
Ushers and other volunteers will wear masks and gloves (when gloves are not available, frequent handwashing will be necessary) throughout the celebration of Mass.
Specific PPE practices are required for Eucharistic ministers. More details are included under “Holy Communion” below.

OFFERTORY
Stationary baskets will be used for donations from the assembly and are to be monitored by the ushers until the donations are collected
Collection baskets should not be passed, nor will ushers take up the collection from the congregation.
Please consider giving your offertory online. SIGN OF PEACE IS SUSPENDED


Guidelines for Observing Social Distancing and other Health Requirements for Holy Communion



HOLY COMMUNION
Communicants are to receive the Host in the hand in keeping with the advice of state health officials and thereby to avoid the Communion minister’s fingers coming into contact with saliva or particles exhaled from the communicants’ mouth onto the
ministers’ fingers.

Communion ministers must be masked, must sanitize their hands immediately before and after distributing Communion, and when at all possible, should utilize a disinfectant wipe or purificator dipped in a sanitizing solution (at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol) to sanitize their fingers when incidental contact is made with the communicant.

Distribution of Holy Communion from the chalice is prohibited to the assembly. For those who suffer from celiac disease, special arrangements are to be made with the pastor.

When approaching the Communion minister, the communicant is to pull their mask below their chin in order to prepare to receive Communion as above. The communicant immediately replaces their mask after consuming the Host.

Ushers or other volunteers who are masked and gloved will ensure six-foot distancing in the Communion line.

Floor markings shall be placed six feet apart in the aisles in which the congregation approaches the sanctuary for Communion to facilitate proper social distancing.

Maintaining a single-file is necessary for the distribution of Holy Communion for each Communion minister and communicant to maintain social distancing. Multiple Communion ministers may be used as long as one-way traffic patterns are observed.

Parish News Links
Updated Closures, Cancellations, & Rescheduled Events

First Communion

  • September 13 - 9:00 a.m. (students with the la...Read More

Updated Closures, Cancellations, & Rescheduled Events

First Communion

  • September 13 - 9:00 a.m. (students with the last name beginning A-L)
  • September 20 - 9:00 a.m. (students with the lat name beginning M-Z)

Confirmation

  • Practice: September 13 - 6:00 p.m. in Church
  • Ceremony: September 14 - 7:00 p.m. in Church

May Procession

  • The rescheduled May Procession on July 18 has been cancelled.

Seminary Picnic

  • Due to the significant spread of COVID-19 the last couple weeks, it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Seminary Picnic. Many thanks to the Seminary Picnic Committee for their assistance.

St. Vincent Campus
Closed to students and families beginning Monday, July 6 through Sunday, July 19


SPECIFICALLY:
*ALL sports/band gatherings, practices, weightlifting, camps, etc

This decision aligns with the Perry County lop Health Department’s announcement that the next two weeks have the potential for exponential spread of COVID-19 in our community. They have encouraged all citizens to spend time only with their family groups. They further recommend canceling large gatherings and to continue good hygiene practices like handwashing and wearing masks. Our local health department is currently tracking 70 active cases and has asked more than 150 close contacts to self-isolate.

All buildings will be closed to students. Our summer cleaning staff will continue to sanitize and disinfect our buildings.

If you need immediate assistance, please email office staff.

We will monitor this situation with the guidance of our local health department and update you on the status of the closure on July 19.

We join Perry County Health Department in encouraging you to continue to stay at home when you’re ill, avoid large crowds, and physically distance and wear masks as recommended when you go out to protect yourself and those around you.

Please continue to pray for all of those affected by COVID-19 and all struggling through these trying times.

 

 

Parish Tuition Assistance
St. Vincent is offering tuition assistance for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are needing assistance with tuition for the next school year, please ...Read More

Parish Tuition Assistance

St. Vincent is offering tuition assistance for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are needing assistance with tuition for the next school year, please read the attached letter and submit the attached form.

If you have any questions, please contact Todd McDonald at 573-846-1067 or tmcdonald@svdepaul.org

2020-2021 Tuition Assistance Letter
2020-2021 Tuition Assistance Application
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