PHONE NUMBERS

Parish Office: (707) 644-8396

Parish Office Fax: (707) 644-1330

School Office: (707) 642-4311

Preschool Office: (707) 552-6066

Catholic Faith Formation Office: (707) 643-0188

CONTACT US

St. Vincent Ferrer

Catholic Church

816 Santa Clara Street

Vallejo, CA 94590

Email: alobo@stvincentferrer.org

OFFICE HOURS

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

9AM-5PM

Closed for lunch: 1PM-2PM

FACE COVERING/MASK REQUIRED

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the parish St. Vincent Ferrer continues the ministry of Jesus who came to bring the good news of salvation fo the world. Since 1855, this parish has been a light set on a hill in Vallejo. Through the life of this Catholic Parish, the sacraments are celebrated, believers profess their faith, faith is put into action; and a diversity of people in culture, language, origin, and age seek unity, which fosters peace. As stewards, we dedicate our money, time, and personal resources to the mission of Christ.

Confession

Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.

 

It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin. It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction. It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgment and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.

 

It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.” It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: ‘Be reconciled to God.’ He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.” (CCC 1422-1424)

 

If you have not been to Confession in a while or do not remember how to go to Confession, the second video on the left can help. Also it is helpful to have a good examination of conscience to prepare yourself for confession. Here is a suggested resource for this.

 

The Sacrament of Confession is offered regularly on Saturday from 3:30-4:50pm in English and 4-5pm in Spanish. However, if you are unable to come at these times, please call the parish so that you can arrange a time to receive this Sacrament.