Parish Life

ACOLYTES AND ALTAR SERVERS

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Ministers and servers at the altar, ages 10 and above, assist at parish liturgies and other events. Training takes place throughout the year. Young members of the parish are encouraged to participate in the ministry.
Contact: Margrett Hall 801-259-0242,maggiescorner@q.com

ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

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The Sacrament of the Sick is available to those dealing with illness or special need. It is particularly appropriate at the time of a surgery or medical procedure. If you are planning a surgery, and would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick, please call the parish rectory. Do not wait for an emergency if at all possible. Communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick takes place in the parish during the seasons of Lent and Advent. Individual celebration can be arranged at any time.

Hospital Ministry assignments are as follows:

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

  • Saint Patrick Parish: 801-596-7233
  • Rev. Lourdaraj Gally: 801-647-7367
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Rev. John J. Schwall: 801-322-3330

Veterans Medical Center

  • Rev. Bruce Clatham: 801-946-7346, 859-250-2074

LDS Hospital

  • The Cathedral of the Madeline
  • Parish Staff: 801-205-9909
  • Rev. Eleazar Silva
  • Deacon Lynn Johnson

Primary Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital, University of Utah Medical Center, Huntsman Medical Center

  • Saint Ambrose Parish: 801-485-5610
  • Rev. Rowland Nwokocha: 801-657-8907

St. Marks Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center

  • Saint Vincent DePaul Parish: 801-272-9216
  • Msgr. Joubran Bon Mehri: 801-268-2820, 801-833-3550

Pioneer Valley Hospital

  • Saints Peter and Paul Parish
  • Rev. Omar Ontiveros: 801-966-5111

Lone Peak Hospital

  • Rev. Denis Reilly: 801-890-0888

Alta View Hospital

  • Blessed Sacrament Parish
  • Msgr. Robert Servatius: 801-571-5517

Jordan Valley Hospital

  • Saint Joseph the Worker
  • Rev. Patrick Carley: 801-255-8902

Provo and Orem Area Hospitals

  • Rev. Jose Rausseo: 801-221-0750
  • Rev. David Bittmenn: 801-221-0750

ASL AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

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The 9:00am Sunday morning Mass has an ASL interpreter every Sunday. Interpreters could be available for other sacraments as well. Religion classes for children who are deaf are available. For additional information contact
Contact: Mindy: mjva5@xmission.com
Carol: cgruddell@comcast.net


ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Canned goods, non-perishables and other forms of assistance are available to individuals and families experiencing hardships or crisis.
Contact: Lily 801-262-6303 or Parish Rectory 801-272-9216
parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


ADULT RELIGIOUS FORMATION

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Our parish and the diocese provide programs, classes, missions, retreats and lectures for the faith enrichment of adults. Look for information in the weekly bulletin.
Contact: Mari McCord 801-527-2037
religious.ed@stvincentsparish.org
Rectory: 801-272-9216
parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


BEREAVEMENT & GRIEF SUPPORT

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Group support sessions meet periodically for education, prayer and sharing, in order to help those in the process of grief and adjustment following the death of a loved one.
Contact: LaRee Osman: 801-527-2025, lareechris9@yahoo.com


BIBLE STUDY

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Parishioners host and direct study groups for both men and women, who pray, discuss and learn about the Sacred Scriptures. Different books of the Bible are chosen for different seasons and purposes. Supplemental resources are used to assist in the study. Groups meet on different days and times. New groups could be formed based on interest.
Contact: Jason Caywood 801-946-1072, jason.caywood@yahoo.com


BRIDGE CLUB

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A group gathers on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, to play Bridge and enjoy light refreshments.
Contact: Parish Office: 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


CHARITABLE GIVING

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There are many ways to be a good steward in your parish. Parishioners are invited to be generous in a regular form of giving through parish envelopes. This helps the parish to keep an accurate record of giving and to provide a reliable annual report for tax purposes. Parishioners may choose to give weekly, monthly or quarterly. We also have the option of electronically contributing in a variety of ways. All the above can be arranged through the parish office.

Parishioners are also given the opportunity to support special collections and drives throughout each year. Saint Vincent DePaul Parish provides financial support to those in need through the “Sister Angela Marie Fund” and “Parish Food Bank”. Special programs of giving take place in our parish during the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition we support community outreach and service programs when possible.

There are many opportunities to give through Endowment, Special Projects, Wills, Bequests and other special means. Please consider these as a way to offer support to your parish for years to come. The parish will provide resources to help execute and develop a well-planned program of charitable giving.


CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

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Younger children are provided a special Liturgy of the Word each Sunday at
the 11:30 am Mass. The children are invited forward prior to the First Reading and meet to share the Sunday readings more at their level. They return to their families following the homily. Teachers and Volunteers are required to take the safe environment screening. Parent volunteers are the teachers.
Contact: Jason Caywood 801-946-1072, jason.caywood@yahoo.com


CHOIRS & MUSIC

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There are many opportunities to share the musical and vocal gifts of our parishioners. We have a Children’s Choir, Parish Choir, Schola, Cantorum, Bell Choir and Folk Choir. There are cantors at each liturgical event. The parish liturgies are enhanced by these choirs and musicians. A variety of musical instruments are incorporated into our liturgical celebrations weddings and funerals.
Contact: Scott Larrabee 801-835-2782, slarrabee@stvincents-school.org
Judi Kirigin 801-943-9723, lkirigin@msn.com


COMMUNITY GARDEN

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In cooperation with Holladay City, community garden plots are available on an area of the parish property located below the playing fields. If this is of interest to you sign-ups take place in the early spring.
Contact: Beverly Neville 801-288-0802


CCW

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The St. Vincent de Paul Council of Catholic Women is a group of service oriented, hard- working, spiritual women who have fun while responding with gospel values to the needs of our parish and our community. We are affiliated with the broader Church through the National Council of Catholic Women and the Salt Lake City Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Come and join us.
Contact: Pat Voorhes 801-712-5792, patthebaglady@gmail.com


DIOCESAN DEVELOPMENT DRIVE

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The many ministries, offices and services of the Diocese of Salt Lake City are supported by the DDD. This yearly diocesan appeal is coordinated on a local/parish level and uses parish volunteers.
Contact: Robert Fuehr 801-263-1630


DIVORCED CATHOLICS AND ANNULMENTS

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Catholics who have had a Sacramental Marriage, and are presently civilly divorced, are in no way separated from the reception of the Eucharist due to their current situation. An annulment from the sacramental marriage may be needed so that another sacramental marriage could take place. The parish deacon, Rev. Mr. David Osman is a valuable resource to answer any questions regarding the process of annulment or its necessity. There are often misunderstanding regarding marriage and divorce and you are encouraged to seek clarification as soon as possible.
Contact: Parish Office 801-272-9216


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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The City of Holladay is involved in an on-going program for emergency needs. Our parish buildings have been designated as disaster gathering sites. Parishioners are encouraged to volunteer to be coordinators in their neighborhoods.
Contact: Parish Office 801-272-9216


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available in the Holy Cross Chapel, located at the East entrance of the church, each weekday from 8:00am until 4:00pm. Adoration also is available on Wednesday evenings from 3:30 pm to 10:00pm. Parishioners and their families are encouraged to schedule some time to be present with Christ through the Sacrament of Eucharist. Spiritual reading is available in the Holy Cross Chapel.
Contact: Carol Sanderson 801-232-8668, casanderson@comcast.net


EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

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Extra-Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are trained within the parish to assist at liturgies for the distribution of the Eucharist. Ministers assist at the Weekend Liturgies.
Contact: Rectory 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org

Extra-Ordinary Ministers also take the Eucharist to area health care residences, retirement centers, hospitals and private homes.
Contact: LaRee Osman 801-527-2025, lareechris9@yahoo.com


FINANCE COMMITTEE

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Parishioners and staff cooperate and share talents in assisting with the administration of parish and school resources and finances. The Finance Committee develops budgets and oversees expenses. Saint Vincent DePaul Parish uses accounting software shared throughout the Diocese of Salt Lake. Diocesan policies are followed in all financial matters.
Contact: Rectory 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


FLOCK NOTES

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Parishioners can take advantage of this opportunity to receive parish announcements and reminders of the feast days of saints, special Sunday celebrations, bulletin announcements, etc. One may subscribe to this service on the parish website: saintvincents.us.com or visit https://new.flocknote.com/saintvincent/bulletin.


FOOD BANK

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Saint Vincent DePaul Parish assists the hungry locally through our own parish food bank. Donations can be left at any time in the entryway of the church. Non-perishable food items are needed throughout the year. Please remember the parish food bank as you make your regular food purchases and keep the pantry full. Gift cards from area grocery stores are another way to give.
Contact: Lily 801-262-6303


FUNERAL PLANNING

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The death of a family member or friend is always difficult and a source of deep human suffering and loss. It is a benefit to everyone if some planning takes place well before the death. It is a great gift to your own family if you have some instructions prepared that can be followed at the time of your death. The parish can easily assist you in this process. Do not hesitate to meet with the pastor or member of the parish team to help you with this task. It is important that you let others know about your wishes regarding music, scripture selection, flowers and other wishes. This document should be part of your personal file at home or in another secure place.

At the death of a family member or loved one, please notify the parish office. We will provide assistance in planning the Mass, burial and other services. Our parish is a valuable resource and support during these difficult times. We suggest that parishioners have plans established well in advance of an illness or death. There are many parish resources to assist in this planning.
Contact: Rectory 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


FUNERAL/BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEONS

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An important parish function is to provide support for families following the death of a family member. We provide a luncheon following a funeral Mass on our parish site. Parishioners provide the food, as well as serve the buffet meal. Volunteers are needed in both areas.
Contact: Rectory 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


GOLDEN CLUB

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Parishioners in, or approaching, their “golden” years are encouraged to participate in the Golden Club. Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, September through May. Members celebrate Mass, lunch, conversation and other special events.
Contact: 801 272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


GOLF ASSOCIATION

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The Parish Golf Association meets to play on different area course each month, May through October. They celebrate with a barbeque after each day golf and fun.
Contact: Tom Martinez 801-514-7983


HOSPITAL VISITS

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If you know that you or a member of your family is going to be in an area hospital for any reason, please let us know. We have parish ministers to both Intermountain Medical Center and St. Marks Hospitals. Make sure when you register at these hospitals you indicate that you are a Roman Catholic and would like to be visited or to receive communion. Ministers of the Eucharist also visit area care and rehabilitation centers. Please inform the parish office of family members or friends that who be in these facilities.


HOSPITALITY & SPECIAL EVENTS

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Special events associated with holidays, liturgical seasons, parish celebrations, coffees, picnics and other gatherings are a regular part of our parish life. There is always a need for volunteers and involvement.
Contact: Parish Office 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

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The Knights of Columbus Council 13297 have been active at Saint Vincent’s for many years. They contribute to parish life in many forms of service and fundraising.
Contact: Grand Knight – Michael Derrick 385-355-5491, mderr548@gmail.com
Deputy Grand Knight – Tim Soran – 801-949-2719, tsoran@judgememorial.com
Financial Secretary – Art Grant 801-442-2816, aagrant.slc@gmail.com
Treasurer – Jeff Allen – 801-266-5272, jjallen@xmission.com


LECTORS & MINISTERS OF THE WORD

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Lectors are trained to proclaim the scriptures during the Liturgy of the Word during daily and Sunday Eucharistic celebrations. They also assist at other liturgical events. Lectors generally are of middle school age or older.
Contact: Rectory 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


NANO NAGLE CHILDREN’S CENTER

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Nano Nagle Center has an Infant/Toddler Program for ages 6 weeks to 23 months and a two/three Year old program. This care center is under the directives and guidelines of the State of Utah. Full and part-time options are available. This program is available year- around, Monday-Friday, from 7:00am-6:00pm. The parish pre-school program, for 4 year olds, is associated with the parish school.
Contact: Jeramie Green 801-272-9670, jgreen@stvincents-school.org


PARISH COLLECTION COUNTERS

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Volunteers from the parish count weekly parish collections. Standard accounting practices are followed as established by the diocesan directives.


PARISH PRODUCE PROGRAM

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Parishioners are invited to share the produce from their gardens. A spot is provided in the entryway of the church for fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. Parishioners are encouraged to “plant a row for the parish.”


PARISH REGISTRATION

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Parish registration is a great way of creating a sense of belonging. By registering in St. Vincent DePaul Parish, you will be included in parish mailings and communications. Your personal information will not be shared outside the diocesan community. You will receive the Intermountain Catholic and also be provided with envelopes for your regular and charitable giving. This helps the parish provide you with a year-end statement for tax purposes. Registered parishioners also have greater access to the use of parish facilities. Parish registration forms may be found in the entrance of the church or you are welcome to contact the parish office: 801 272-9216.


PASTORAL CARE NURSING

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The parish nurse, and other associated team members, provide services that contribute to the overall health of our parishioners. The parish provides opportunities for certain testing and immunizations, along with some training and educational services. Visits to the area hospitals, care centers and home bound also are facilitated by the parish nurse.
Contact: LaRee Osman 801-527-2025, lareechris9@yahoo.com


PRAYER CHAIN

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Those requesting special prayers for special needs are added to a prayer list that is posted outside the Holy Cross Eucharistic Adoration Chapel and n the weekly bulletin. Parishioners dedicate themselves to remember these special requests in prayer.
Contact: Rectory 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Saint Vincent DePaul Parish dedicates many resources to the education of its children and parish members. The Religious Education Office is located in the Benvegnu Center. Students are educated at all levels and ages. Special attention is given to sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Other special classes are arranged according to any individual needs. We acknowledge that parents are their children’s best teachers and we encourage their participation at all levels. Our teachers are trained and certified as Catechists, They are also required to participate in the SAFE ENVIROMENT course and the safety screening. We frequently can use more catechists or classroom aides.
Contact: Mari McCord 801-527-2037, religious.ed@stvincentsparish.org


REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

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Saint Vincent DePaul parishioners, in association with Catholic Community Services assist in the resettlement and welcoming of recent refugees from foreign countries and refugee camps. This important ministry provides the material, spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those seeking a new life here in our community.
Contact: Shirley Zidek 801-569-1035, Jjzidek1109@aol.com


RESPECT LIFE

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It is an important mission of the church to support and protect human life in all circumstances and under all conditions. Saint Vincent DePaul parish supports Respect Life programs through prayer, communications, reflections, special vigils and observations. We encourage each parishioner to include this important intention in their personal prayers and to be aware of legislative and community actions that support the teachings of the Church in regard to life issues.
Contact: Barb Granja 801-891-5299, granjafamily@gmail.com


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

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Adults who are interested in learning more about the Roman Catholic faith, and may want to be baptized and received into the Roman Catholic Church are part of the RCIA. Instruction begins in late summer and continues throughout the year, culminating at Easter. Baptisms and Confirmations take place at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. This is an intensive program of faith growth and development. Parishioners are encouraged to act as sponsors and contributors to the RCIA.
Contact: Mari McCord 801-527-2037, religious.ed@stvincentsparish.org


SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

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Programs are provided to prepare parishioners for each sacrament. Look for information regarding each sacrament by name.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

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Classes are held regularly for parents and godparents in order to prepare them as families, for the Sacrament of Baptism. The classes are held on Sunday morning and should be attended well before the Baptism itself. Roman Catholic parents and godparents should be practicing their faith. The class also provides an opportunity to become registered in the parish and to learn about our programs. Baptisms are scheduled following participation in the class.
Contact: Rectory 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


SACRAMEMENT OF FIRST EUCHARIST & FIRST RECONCILIATION

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Instruction for these sacraments usually takes place during the second grade. Preparation occurs both through our Religious Education Program and through the Parish School. Parents as always, are included in this program of preparation. Classes are provided for older youngsters who may not have received these sacraments earlier.
Contact: Mari McCord 801-527-2037, religious.ed@stvincentsparish.org


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

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Young parishioners at Saint Vincent DePaul are confirmed in the eighth grade or older. Preparation takes place during the academic year with Confirmation taking place with our bishop in the spring. Parents are asked to be involved in the preparation of their children for Confirmation.
Contact: Mari McCord 801-527-2037, religious.ed@stvincentsparish.org


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

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Preparation of a couple for the Sacrament of Marriage begins when they contact the parish. This should take place at least six months prior to the desired time of their wedding date. At least one member of the wedding couple should be a member of the parish. Preparation includes meeting with the deacon or priest, planning with the parish wedding coordinator, attending a weekend Engaged Encounter, attendance at a Natural Family Planning Workshop and any other possible requirements.
Contact: Deacon David Osman 801-527-2021, deaconosman@yahoo.com


SAFE ENVIRONMENT

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All teachers, aides, coaches, officials, coordinators, extra-ordinary ministers to the sick and volunteers who assist with parish programs involving youth are required to complete safe environment training and certification. They must complete a required background check. This is in compliance with all polices of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.
Contact: Ildiko Haycock 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


SAINT VINCENT DEPAUL PARISH SCHOOL

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Our parish school provides education from pre-school through the eighth grade. Visit the school site for complete information regarding programs, registration, scheduling, for more information on the above and tuition questions.
Contact: Gary Green 801-277-6702, stvincents-school.org


SAINT VINCENT’S SOUP KITCHEN

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Our local soup kitchen is located in downtown Salt Lake City and is directed by Catholic Community Services. It is not connected with our parish, but members of our parish assist in serving lunch one day and dinner one evening each month. Special collections are taken throughout the year to support the Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter, Rescue Mission and other social services in our community.
Contact: Bob and Carolee Harmon 801-277-6810, cmpharmon@centurylink.net


SANDWICH PROGRAM

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Catholic Community Services provides meals for those in need through the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in downtown Salt Lake City. Our Parish will help with this need by providing sandwiches each week. There are several ways you can get involved with this program.

  • Bring a loaf of bread to Mass on the first weekend of each month. This should be plain, white, sliced sandwich bread.
  • Donate money to go towards purchasing supplies. This money will be collected at the back of Church on the first weekend of each month, and will be used to buy meat, cheese, baggies, etc.
  • Sign up to help prepare sandwiches. There will be a scheduled time each week for volunteers to gather in the Benvegnu Center to make the sandwiches. This is an opportunity for individuals, couples, families or groups to help in our community.

Contact: Mari McCord at 801-527-2037, utahcatholic@gmail.com


SCOUTING

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Scouting programs for young men are coordinated through Saint Vincent’. Activities take place throughout the calendar year.
Contact Cub Scout Leader Steve Poche’ 801-232-8071, spoche@flowserve.com


SISTER ANGELA MARIE FUND

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Sister Angela Marie served at Saint Vincent DePaul Parish for many years. She had a particular love and respect for the needy and suffering. Her compassion was noteworthy and she cared for others with great faith and love. The fund that bears her name provides financial assistance to those in special need. It provides the parish the opportunity to be generous in many ways. The fund provides assistance at the rectory door, through the food bank, special parish programs, Catholic Community Services, and other community efforts to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and provide shelter for the homeless. A special collection takes place each year in the fall. Donations can be made at any time during the year to the Sister Angela Marie Fund.


SPORTS PROGRAM

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Saint Vincent DePaul Parish provides and participates in a variety of sports programs for young men and women. There are opportunities in basketball, baseball, volleyball and soccer. Parents are invited to fill leadership positions as coaches and officials. Adults are all required to fulfill Safe Environment Training and complete background checks. Programs take place throughout the year and all youth of the parish are eligible.
Contact: Rectory 801-272-9216, parishoffice@stvincents-school.org


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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Children from the parish and neighborhood are invited to participate in Vacation Bible School each summer. Opportunities exist for small children and adults. The school is centered on Sacred Scripture and the experiences of faith in daily life. Parents, other adults and teens are encouraged to assist in this enjoyable and meaningful week.
Contact: Mari McCord 801-527-2037, religious.ed@stvincentsparish.org


VINCENTINOS

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The Vincentinos, named after our parish’s patron, have a long history in our parish. They began as an opportunity for Spanish-speakers of our parish to join together for prayer and enjoyment. Their membership now includes people of all language backgrounds who simply enjoy the opportunities to join together for prayer, special events and social times.
Contact: President – Joe Hughes – 801-352-2378
Vice President –Susanna Flores 801-897-2890