Job Opening: Director of Advancement

We are looking for a dynamic professional to join the St. Vincent de Paul team as Director of Advancement for the parish and school.

Mail, email or fax resume and application by October 20, 2017.
St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 6625 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL 36619
Email: svrazel@mobarch.org
Fax: 251-665-4956rg

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The Paschal Candle 2016

The Paschal Candle
The pure beeswax of which the candle is made represents the sinless Christ who was formed in the womb of His Mother. The wick signifies His humanity, the flame, His Divine Nature, both soul and body.

Five grains of incense inserted into the candle in the form of a cross recall the aromatic spices with which His Sacred Body was prepared for the tomb, and of the five wounds in His hands, feet, and side.

During the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night the priest or deacon carries the candle in procession into the dark church. A new fire, symbolizing our eternal life in Christ, is kindled which lights the candle. The candle, representing Christ himself, is blessed by the priest who then inscribes in it a cross, the first letters and last of the Greek alphabet, (Alpha and Omega `the beginning and the end’) and the current year, as he chants the prayer below; then affixes the five grains of incense.

The Easter candle is lighted each day during Mass throughout the Paschal season until Ascension Thursday.

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This year our paschal candle was hand painted by Mrs. Dyess a Parishioner with images to reflect the seven acts of mercy, for the “Year of Mercy”

To feepcandle-cud the hungry;
To give drink to the thirsty;
To clothe the naked;
To harbour the harbourless;
To visit the sick;
To ransom the captive;
To bury the dead.

 

New Crucifix

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Crucifix install in St. Vincent dePaul Church Lent 2016

Administration Building

After a year and half of hard work the new administration building 6625 Three Knotch Kroner Road. This new building has offices for the Pastor, Deacon and Church secretary, in addition to a conference/meeting room.  Check out some of the photos below.

 

Updated Website

Welcome to the St. Vincent de Paul Parish web site.   Please take some time to look it over, go to the contact us page and let us know what you think.  If you are member of the Parish and would like more or different content please let us know.