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Living Our Mission in Christ

Our Catholic Community is dedicated to the mission of Jesus Christ. As stewards of God’s gifts, we strive to fulfill His plan by exercising our rights and responsibilities in nurturing Christ’s love among God’s people.

We are committed to:

Living God’s Word in Our Lives

At St. Vincent Ferrer, we are called and encouraged to experience the unity in hearing the universal daily word in Scriptures, prayer, worship, and Communion with our Lord and parish family. Then, being dismissed, we go out to the world to be witnesses to God’s love in the way we live our lives and serve our neighbor.

Daily Mass

Educating Our Members in Faith

Parishioners are encouraged to attend the numerous classes held throughout the year to learn more about our faith, to persevere in prayer, and draw ever closer to God.

The Diocese of Palm Beach offers the School of Christian Formation at St. Vincent Ferrer. The parish sponsors access to Formed.org, annual retreats with renowned speakers and educators, such as Matthew Kelly, Jeff Cavins, and Fr. Michael Gaitley, and many more events and ongoing series.

Grow in Faith

Sharing Our Faith with Others

Having received the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the healing power of God, we go forth proclaiming the Good News. For no one encounters Christ Jesus and remains the same; but, instead, we are compelled to share God’s love and mercy with others.

We share what we have freely received with those closest to us, beginning in our family and homes, the domestic church. Our family is extended to all in the parish who are included in our prayers, consolation, and support. Flowing outward to all in our community, we give faithful Christian witness to God’s saving grace.

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Serve Our Brothers & Sisters

Particularly the poor, needy, and disadvantaged

We are called to serve with great love and joy in works of charity, to bring comfort and assistance to those in need. Our society today is filled with needs as we call out to those in our community suffering from financial burdens, spiritual poverty, and the wounds of loneliness and anxiety. All are welcome in our community and encouraged to draw closer to Christ and His Mystical Body, the members of His Church. We are here for your needs through the ministries we offer, such as our Care Ministry, Grief Ministry, and many more. We are family!

Share Your Love

Latest Parish Activities

Oct
21
Mon
Rosary for Peace @ Adoration Chapel
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
SVF Light Young Adults Group – Weekly Fellowship @ St. Peter's House or check Facebook for details
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
22
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Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat @ St. Peter's House
Oct 22 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am
Opus Dei Confessions @ Church
Oct 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
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Think GOD! Symbolon: Living the Faith @ St. Peter's House
Oct 24 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am
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Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God and believe all that He has said and revealed to us, and that Holy Church proposes for our belief because He is truth itself. By faith “man freely commits his entire self to God.” For this reason, the believer seeks to know and do God’s will. “The righteous shall live by faith.” Living faith “work[s] through charity.”

The gift of faith remains in one who has not sinned against it. But “faith apart from works is dead”: when it is deprived of hope and love, faith does not fully unite the believer to Christ and does not make him a living member of his Body.

The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live by it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it: “All however must be prepared to confess Christ before men and to follow Him along the way of the Cross, amidst the persecutions which the Church never lacks.” Service of, and witness to, the faith are necessary for salvation: “So everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”

By faith, we believe in God and believe all that He has revealed to us and that Holy Church proposes for our belief.

Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ’s promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” “The Holy Spirit . . . he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.”

The virtue of hope responds to the aspiration to happiness which God has placed in the heart of every man; it takes up the hopes that inspire men’s activities and purifies them so as to order them to the Kingdom of heaven; it keeps man from discouragement; it sustains him during times of abandonment; it opens up his heart in expectation of eternal beatitude. Buoyed up by hope, he is preserved from selfishness and led to the happiness that flows from charity.

By hope we desire, and with steadfast trust await from God, eternal life and the graces to merit it.

Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.

Jesus makes charity the new commandment. By loving his own “to the end,” He makes manifest the Father’s love which He receives. By loving one another, the disciples imitate the love of Jesus which they themselves receive. Jesus says: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.” And again: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

The practice of all the virtues is animated and inspired by charity, which “binds everything together in perfect harmony”; it is the form of the virtues; it articulates and orders them among themselves; it is the source and the goal of their Christian practice. Charity upholds and purifies our human ability to love, and raises it to the supernatural perfection of divine love.

The practice of the moral life animated by charity gives to the Christian the spiritual freedom of the children of God. He no longer stands before God as a slave, in servile fear, or as a mercenary looking for wages, but as a son responding to the love of Him who “first loved us.”

The fruits of charity are joy, peace, and mercy; charity demands beneficence and fraternal correction; it is benevolence; it fosters reciprocity and remains disinterested and generous; it is friendship and communion: Love is itself the fulfillment of all our works. There is the goal; that is why we run: we run toward it, and once we reach it, in it we shall find rest.

By charity, we love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves for love of God. Charity, the form of all the virtues, “binds everything together in perfect harmony” (Col 3:14).

Meet Our Parish Clergy

Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.

St. John Paul II

To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.

St. Gregory Nazianzen

Love God, serve God; everything is in that.

St. Clare of Assisi

Register with the Parish

Please visit the parish office during business hours to complete a registration form and receive a welcome packet. To schedule an appointment, please call the office at 561.276.6892.