Pray for Father Vince [Updates]

Update from Father Vince [March 11, 9:48 a.m.]:

Hello all.

As you all know, the last four or five months have been extremely difficult for me. And while I thank God for the physical healing that has happened, there is more healing to be done on the mental, emotional, and spiritual side.

Thus, the Bishop has asked, and I agree, along with Fr. Jack, that I need to take some time off to rest and heal.

I love this parish community and my vocation to the priesthood so I will spend some time away to work on personal things so that, God willing, I return a healthy, happy, and holy priest.

I would appreciate your prayers and your understanding during this time when I am not available to you. Know of my prayers for you for a fruitful Lent and a joyous Easter, and I hope to see you all again soon!

Father Vince Fernandez
Associate Pastor
Church of Saint Mary


Update from Father Vince’s father [March 2, 12:45]: “Praise be to God. Surgery was successful. Thank you for your prayers.”


Update [Wednesday, March 2, 11:45 a.m.]: Father Vince is undergoing a procedure at the Mayo Clinic today. The goal of the surgery is to repair some damage in his arteries.

Father Vince and his family appreciate your prayers.


Update [Thursday, January 27, 11:02 a.m.]: Father Vince is out of surgery. He is resting and recovering after a successful exploratory angiogram. Doctors put a camera inside his blood vessels to visualize the state of his arteries.

Father Vince thanks everyone for praying.


Update [Wednesday, January 26, 8:01 p.m.]: Please continue to pray for Father Vince. He is scheduled to have a minor procedure tomorrow, an exploratory angiogram. He would appreciate your prayer.


Update [Monday, January 24, 11:05 a.m.]: Father Vince is at the Mayo Clinic for his first full day of tests. The goal is to determine the nature of Father Vince’s condition and to craft a plan to treat it.


Update [Sunday, December 5, 10:44 a.m.]: Father Vince celebrated his first Sunday Mass since he went to the hospital. He preached about his experience:


Update [Thursday, December 2, 4:41 p.m.]: Father Vince is working a few hours per day. He is feeling better, but is not back to normal. He is waiting for an appointment to be booked at the Mayo Clinic to determine the root cause of his arterial rupture.

He is grateful for your continued prayers.Update [Friday, November 19, 2:48 p.m.]: Father Vince is going home! He will rest at his parents’ house.

Let’s celebrate a little bit, and promise Father Vince that we’ll continue to pray for him.


Update [Thursday, November 18, 8:14 a.m.]: Good news! Father Vince is progressing in his recovery. Doctors are removing his IV and moving him out of the ICU and into a normal room.

Father Jack brought all of the cards parishioners have sent to the parish office. Father Vince is grateful.

Please keep praying for him.


Update [Wednesday, November 17, 2:22 p.m.]: No updates are reported.

If you wish to send him a card, send it to the church office: Church of Saint Mary, 1347 East 49th Place, Tulsa, OK 74105 ATTN: Get Well, Father Vince.


Update [Tuesday, November 16: 8:55 a.m.]: Father Vince thanks everyone for their prayers.

Father Vince continues to rest as his medical team watches him carefully. He is still in the ICU because of his IV. The Fernandez family is requesting no visitors until he gets out of the ICU.


Update [Sunday, November 14, 9:45 a.m.]: Medical staff continues to monitor Father Vince. He is comfortable. He sitting up in a recliner and is eating a regular diet. Father Vince remains in the ICU because he has an IV.


No Update [Friday, November 11, 11:15 a.m.]: No news.


Update [Thursday, November 11, 3:35 p.m.]: Doctors say that the rupture in Father Vince’s artery is “not horrible.” They are waiting a couple of days to see if it will heal on its own.

Father Jack visited him this afternoon and says that he looks “so much better.”


Update [Thursday, November 11, 3:05 p.m.]: The medical team has determined that Father Vince has an artery leading to his stomach that needs to be repaired. They will give his artery at least a couple of days to rest before they begin the surgery.

It is anticipated that Father Vince will be in the hospital for the next week.


Original post [Thursday, November 11, 12:30 p.m.]: Father Vince has been feeling abdominal pain for the past two or three days. Late this morning, he was admitted to the ICU. He is suffering from internal bleeding. The ICU is working now to determine the source of the bleeding.

Father Jack anointed him.

Please stop what you’re doing and say a prayer for Father Vince.

4 thoughts on “Pray for Father Vince [Updates]

  • November 12, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Tom and I are praying for Fr Vince????❤️

  • November 12, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Know of our prayers for you Fr. Vince everyday. May Jesus and our Holy Mother wrap their loving arms around you????✝️❤️
    Donna and Mick Hewson

  • November 12, 2021 at 10:07 am

    I am praying for him! He will be fine.

  • March 14, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Get better. We love u very much… god loves u


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