|Angels of the Morning Bowling||Boy Scout Troop 222||Empty Nesters||Las Posadas Committee||Men’s Club|
|Cooking For Life Shelter||SVDP Mommy and Me (M & M group)||Senior Social Time||Women’s Guild||Meals on Wheels|
Boy Scout Troop 222 meets at St. Vincent de Paul on Monday nights at 7:00 pm. For more information visit Boy Scout troop 222 web site.
Empty Nesters- Have your children left the nest? Are you interested in meeting other people for socials and other activities? Contact Gene and Melinda Weiler at 817-561-9587.
Las Posadas Committee – The familiar Bible stories that chronicles Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem is relived every year at Christmas time in churches and homes all over the world. In Mexico each December, it actually comes to life once again, as Mary and Joseph’s long ago search for lodging is re-enacted for nine consecutive nights in the festive ritual of Las Posada, “Posada” means inn or lodging in Spanish. The idea of commemoration the holy family’s journey to Bethlehem can be traced back to St. Ignatius Loyola during the 16th century. He suggested a Christmas novena, or special prayer to be said on nine successive days.
Our Las Posadas celebration was started in 2002. Being the multi-cultural community that we are, the idea of introducing this Mexican custom to the parish came about. The excitement grew as our parish family and friends were invited to participate. A large number of parishioners responded with a lot of enthusiasm and volunteered to help with their time, talent and treasure. The night of the celebration over 300 people gathered in the activity center. Through song, scripture and prayer, an abbreviated version of Las Posadas was re-enacted. A fun filled fiesta followed in the Great Room at the conclusion of the procession. While a delicious Mexican dinner was being served, a group of folkloric Mexican dancers in their beautiful colorful costumes danced to mariachi music and children swung at the candy filled piñatas. Volunteers are always needed. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer call Ross Martinez at (817) 478-6101.
- Cooking for Life Shelter prepares, delivers and serves a meal for the Life Shelter (every other month) – For more information contact Tim Tucker 817-465-3968.
SVDP Mommy and Me (M & M group) – Do you want to meet other moms from St. Vincent’s with babies and toddlers? Look for us to begin activities in the fall! We will start with weekly meetings on Mondays at 10:00 am in the nursery and build our fellowship from there.
Senior Social Time - Are you interested in getting together with other senior citizens for fun, games and fellowship? They meet here at St. Vincent’s on Fridays from 1pm-4pm. Contact the church office for more information, 817-478-8206.
- Meals on Wheels- Come help deliver meals on Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week for the shut-in in the community. Contact Carole Vines, 817-478-8010.