Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church
979 Avenue C - Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 (201) 436-2222   Fax:(201) 437-5235
Founded 1894
New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places
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Ministry Schedules (pdf): Sep 1 to Oct 29, 2017

Lectors are the voice that our Lord uses to talk to His people.  It's by far one of the most important ministries on which the laity can serve during the celebration of the Liturgy.  "Lectors bring the living Word of God to the liturgical assembly. In and through them God speaks to the gathered faithful. The ministry of the word, therefore, is treated seriously and with great dignity. The Word of God is not merely read during the liturgy. It is proclaimed. Effective proclamation involves the delivery of the message with clarity, conviction, and appropriate pace. Proclamation is a special ministry which presupposes faith and also rouses faith in those who hear the word proclaimed"... Archdiocese guidelines for Lectors
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: "The liturgical role of the extraordinary minister should be kept visibly distinct from other liturgical ministries. The extraordinary minister, e.g., should not assist the priest at the altar in the manner of the deacon. When serving at Mass the extraordinary minister should not function in any other liturgical role at that same Mass. The extraordinary minister can have an assigned place (e.g. in the sanctuary near the place of the lector or in front of the congregation) or may sit in the assembly. Ministers of Communion may process with the priest and other ministers at the beginning and end of Mass." ... Archdiocese guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Ushers and Greeters: Ministry of Hospitality - To serve as a minister at the celebration of the Eucharist is a privilege to which you have been called. When we gather together as a community of faith on the Day of our Lord on Sundays or Saturday eve (vigil Mass), Jesus comes through the door in each and every person who enters the church. Whether we welcome the stranger or friend, we are welcoming Jesus himself into our midst. As a Minister of Hospitality you are the voice of welcome and the first person to greet your brothers and sisters who have come to be nourished at the table of the Lord. You, too, present the face of Christ as you extend the warmth of Christian fellowship to all who come to worship.

Whether you serve as a greeter, an usher or both, you play an important role in creating a welcoming atmosphere and setting the tone for all who take part in the Mass. The proper formation of all of our liturgical ministers is important. How we worship conveys the sacredness of what we believe about the mystery that is taking place in the liturgy. This also helps create the appropriate environment for prayer. As a Minister of Hospitality you will be a positive presence within the parish in which you serve.

Altar Servers (Acolytes): Altar Servers carry the cross, the processional candles, hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest, assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary. Guidelines for Altar Servers.

Would you like to help during the Holy Eucharist? You can be an Altar Server in our Church
Please speak to Father Hermes or call (201) 436-2222 and ask to speak with him. Servers should be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out well and with appropriate reverence. They should have already received First Holy Communion. You will receive training and the support you need to fulfill your vocation.
¿Te gustaría ayudar durante la Sagrada Eucaristía? Tú puedes ser un Servidor del Altar en nuestra Iglesia
Favor de hablar con Padre Hermes o llama al (201) 436-2222 y pide hablar con el. Los Servidores deben tener suficiente madurez para entender sus responsabilidades y poder desempeñarlas bien y con la apropiada reverencia. Deben de haber hecho yá su Primera Sagrada Comunión. Recibirán entrenamiento y el apoyo que necesiten para cumplir su vocación.


Music Ministry:
ADULT CHOIR - The St. Vincent de Paul Adult Choir is composed of approximately 20 members. The choir consists of volunteers assisted by the 3 professional cantors of the parish. The choir season runs from the Sunday after Labor Day in September until the Feast of Corpus Christi which can fall anywhere between late May and the end of June. The choir sings at the 10am Mass each Sunday except for the once monthly Family Mass at which the Youth Choir assists. The Adult Choir performs at the annual Christmas Concert held each year in early December. The choir also assists at all the liturgies of Holy Week including the services held on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil. The choir performs music taken from a wide variety of sources ranging from African American Spirituals to music written for the Eastern Orthodox Churches. The choir performs pieces that belong to the treasury of music composed for the Roman Catholic Church down through the centuries as well as music written in our own day by contemporary composers.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings in the church choir loft from 7pm until 9pm. New members are always welcome. Previous participation in a choir or the ability to read music is helpful but not necessary to join the choir. If interested, please speak to Tom Norton, the choir director and organist after any of the weekend Masses.

YOUTH CHOIR - The St. Vincent de Paul Youth Choir is composed of approximately 12 dedicated members. The choir season runs from September through May. The choir sings at the 10am Family Mass held once a month during the school year. The choir also participates in the annual Christmas Concert held each year in early December as well as at the Breakfast with Santa and Breakfast with The Easter Bunny parish events.

In addition to singing the hymns and service music used at the Mass, the choir also performs selections from a wide variety of sources including Spirituals, contemporary church music and church music derived from other cultures.

The choir is under the direction of Jose Ahumada, assisted by Maryann Angrosina. Rehearsals are held each Saturday in Robinson Hall from 12:30pm until 1:30pm. Membership is open to any youth of the parish in elementary school or high school. New members are always welcomed at any point during the choir season. If you have a child who is interested, please speak to Jose Ahumada or call the rectory for more information.

Soup Kitchen Ministry -  The Soup Kitchen Ministry will begin fulfilling its "mission to SERVE the poor and hungry in our community as did our patron, Saint Vincent de Paul, unconditionally with dignity and hospitality for all" with the INAUGURAL FIRST MEAL on May 18th, 2017. The first menu will be Ziti with meat balls, green salad, bread and butter, and desert; we plan to start serving our guests at 6:PM.  This is a parish endeavor that every parishioner can join that will make us all feel good about “feed my sheep”.  You can help with volunteering your time and/or donating whatever you can.  We are in need of disposable paper products for serving food including utensils, napkins, and towels; CASH donations are very much needed to purchase food. Please make check payable to ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOUP KITCHEN, write "Soup Kitchen donation" in memo line, and give to Fr. Sergio or Fr. Hermes or place it in a sealed envelope clearly marked SOUP KITCHEN and drop in the collection basket during Mass or mail it to: Father Sergio Nadres, Pastor; St. Vincent de Paul Church; 979 Avenue C; Bayonne, NJ 07002

Food Pantry Ministry:  Our Food Pantry is located in the basement of the rectory (46 street ground level entrance next to garage). We service clients from 20 Street to city line. If you are coming to the food pantry for the first time we ask you to bring a picture ID and a current rent receipt, bill or bank statement with your name and address on it.  The Food Pantry is in constant need of non-perishable food items such as soup, vegetables, tuna fish, chef boyardee, canned potatoes and fruit, pasta sauce, spaghetti, rice, beans, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, etc. Won't you also consider making  donation of supermarket gift cards or monetary?  Please make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.  We are also collecting gently used clothes, coats, and jackets for families.  May God bless you always for your kind heart and your generous support of this ministry. 

For distribution dates please see the Events Page
Food Pantry Ministry Contact: Maryann Angrosina - Phone: 201-436-2222

Ministry to the sick and gravely ill: Monthly Eucharist Liturgies in Church during the year. Please call the rectory; the Eucharist can be brought to them at home for those of advanced age and very ill.

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT - We, the people of St. Vincent de Paul Church, see ourselves as a congregation of BELIEVERS in whom Jesus is living; and to do what we believe we are called to do, we set ourselves to PROCLAIM our commitment to BUILD, STRENGTHEN and ENLIVEN our parish community; to strive to EDUCATE ourselves to make our WITNESS more constant and more credible by our ACTIONS, to devote ourselves to SERVING one another and all others in our community as did our patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

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How to Report Abuse:  The Archdiocese of Newark takes very seriously any and all complaints of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy, Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese.  We encourage anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to inform the Archdiocese immediately so that we may take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse.  Although we will report all allegations of abuse immediately to the appropriate County Prosecutor, we encourage anyone with an allegation of abuse also to reach out to the prosecutor.
Individuals who report an allegation of sexual misconduct may do so by calling the Victim's Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection at (201) 407-3256.
The phone numbers for the County Prosecutors within the Archdiocese are:
Bergen - (201) 226-5689
Essex - (973) 753-1121
Hudson - (201) 795-6400
Union - (908) 965-3879
For more information on the Archdiocese's Policies dealing with sexual misconduct by clergy, Religious and lay staff and volunteers, and for information on sexual abuse awareness training for both adults and children/youth, click here.

Mass Schedule:  (Weekday 7:AM and 8:AM) - (Saturday 8:00AM) - (Saturday evening 5:PM)
(Sunday 8:AM, 10:AM, 12:PM and [7:PM
Spanish]) - (Holyday of obligation 7:AM, 8:30AM, 12:PM, [6:PM Spanish], and 7:30PM) (Federal/Civic secular Holiday 9:AM)
Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Saturday 4:PM to 4:45PM - The Order of the Mass

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