Congratulations to the 50th anniversary of St. Vincent’s Church
This year, 2019, we are full of joy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of St. Vincent’s Church. This is a good opportunity to give thanks to God for all the blessings and graces He bestowed upon us in the past fifty years. Many non-Catholic people got to know God and were baptized here. Many couples got the blessing of marriage here. Moreover, so many other wonderful events happened in the past of this vivid community.
I am deeply grateful to all of you because your dedication and service to this house of God are most admirable. Each one of you have a very busy life, working for long hours both in your working areas and at home. In spite of this busy lifestyle, you are still willing to spend your free time to render your unselfish service. I am deeply moved by your generosity and dedicated service.
The rock on which this community is built not of stone but each one of you with a steadfast faith, sincere love for others and unfailing hope that we together cannot fail. Many thanks to all who had put their sincere effort to build up our community from the beginning unto today.
Let us continue to spread the Gospel to those who have not yet experienced the wonder of God’s grace. Before the Ascension of Christ, He left his words to his disciples, ‘I am always with you to the end of time.’ His words come true in this living community.
Dear St. Vincent Community,
Let us dig deeply in our hearts to give thanks to the Holy Trinity of All-Goodness who is always coming and came towards us in Jesus when we came and are coming together in that lovely chapel above Hang Hau Village, now part of the big town, then blessed with a blue sea at its shore or threatened by big waves by stormy weather, with the little tower not able to hold a heavy bell but always echoing the laughter of playing children and caring parents, always ready to paint the fence or hang out the little flags or decorate the rooms, set the table, bake the cakes, instruct the servers of the Mass and all this to celebrate their cooperation, their community spirit, their great generosity, their willingness to forgive, their readiness to accept newcomers, their openness to new initiatives, their longing for deeper spirituality, missionary concerns, liturgical sobriety and always being a singing community!
All this to become day by day daily bread for one another kneaded together with the Bread that Jesus is breaking with us to join the thanksgiving for the world of Goodness that we may join and live if we do not live to destroy it.
Alleluia for the next 50 years: sing Alleluia!
Sunday Masses are suspended until further notice
St. Vincent's church is open every Sunday from 9am to 12noon for personal prayer and visit to the blessed Sacrament only.
Our priest is available to hear confession on Sundays from 9am to 12noon