Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage

Celebrate the Easter Triduum by taking a spiritual journey to the Holy Land.
On behalf of the Augustine Institute, FORMED.ORG is offering Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage, to everyone for the Easter weekend. In light of the separation we face as communities, this special documentary allows Catholics all around the world to unite and make a spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land and ultimately the heart of the Passion.

Through Easter Sunday, FORMED.ORG is offering this video to all to enrich the pilgrimage of our daily lives. No subscription needed, so be sure to share with your family and friends!

A Letter from Our Clergy

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.”   Humanly speaking, it would be difficult for any of us to say, let alone sing and proclaim, the Responsorial Psalm for this Easter Sunday, 2020.  Still amid the world-wide coronavirus, how can we rejoice and be glad?

We do so, because we are people of faith, a people who believe that  “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth,  nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”. ( Romans 8:38-39)

This Easter Sunday is different.  Our church building may be closed, but Christ is not quarantined, and His Gospel is not distant from us.  The heart of the Risen Lord remains open to every one of us.  Even though we cannot physically gather together at St. Vincent de Paul to worship our Risen Lord, each of us can seek Him in the tabernacles of our own hearts as we worship Him in our homes.

Recall the words of prelude that was sung before the Liturgy of Palm Sunday: “There is strength in the name of the Lord; there is power in the name of the Lord; there is hope in the name of the Lord Blessed is He, who comes in the name of the Lord.Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord, is Our Strength, Our Power, and Our Hope!  And so we proclaim: “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!”

In Christ,

Fr. Peter Puntal & Fr. John McCracken

P.S. We encourage everyone to step outside your home on Easter Sunday at 8:00 pm, with a lit candle and say The Lord’s Prayer (“Our Father”). Jesus is our Light during this time of darkness. May His light shine through us, and unite us together in faith, hope and love.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday Masses will be broadcast live from St. Vincent de Paul at the following times only:

  • Saturday, April 4 at 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 5 at 8:00 am
  • Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 am

Join Bishop John Noonan during Holy Week for the following liturgical celebrations:

  • Chrism Mass – Bless of the Oils – Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 pm
  • Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm
  • Passion of Our Lord – Friday, April 10, 3:00 pm
  • The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter – Saturday, April 11, 8:00 pm

Weblinks will be provided on the Diocese of Orlando’s website.

Here are the following places you can watch the livestreams: YouTube Vimeo or Facebook

Easter Sunday Masses will be live streamed from St. Vincent de Paul at the following times only:

  • Sunday, April 12 at 8 am
  • Sunday, April 12 at 10 am

Click here to go to our broadcast channel. To access from the home page, simply scroll down and click the “10 AM LIVESTREAM” button.

Please note, you can only access these broadcasts 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Also, you can view Easter Sunday Mass from St. James Cathedral which will be aired on April 12, at 12:30 pm on WFTV ch. 9.

Know that the Risen Lord continues to keep us in His loving care and embrace. No one can separate us from His love.

The Food Pantry Needs Your Support

During these difficult times, the Food Pantry is need of support! We are collecting grocery donation in a designated bin under the church portico Monday through Friday from 8 am – 12 pm. Please adhere to this time so that we can insure that donations are brought over to the Food Pantry in a timely manner.

Food Pantry requests include the following: canned meats, pasta, side dishes, canned pasta w/meats, spaghetti sauce,  pork & beans, pinto beans, canned fruit, canned tuna, canned vegetables, potatoes (canned or boxed,) cereal, soup, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, mac & cheese, corn muffin mix, cake mix, pancake mix, crackers, cookies, condiments, white rice, coffee, tea, paper products, cleaning supplies and toiletries.

Please remember that out of date and opened food cannot be distributed.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Food Pantry please make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

You can send check by mail to the Parish Office at 5323 E. CR 462, Wildwood, FL 34785