Monday, July 21st, 2008
On this day in 1867, Mass was celebrated for the first time in the newly erected parish of St. Vincent Ferrer. Where this first Mass actually took place, however, remains something of a mystery. The parish’s first church, pictured above, wasn’t dedicated until later that year.
Much has changed around St. Vincent’s over the past 141 years, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his sacraments haven’t. They remain the same, and they’re the reason we’re still around.
Happy anniversary to all of our families and friends! Remember in your grateful prayers today those friars and fellow parishioners who have gone before us and have provided the rich gifts born of sacrifice that we continue to enjoy today. Requiescant in pace.