Coming Up at St. V

May 29-31 Parish Retreat
May 31 – Baltimore Men’s Chorus Concert
June 7 Renewal of Marriage Vows at 9:30 Mass
July 20-24 –
Vacation Bible School
July 31 – Aug. 2 – Annual Parish Camping Trip

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Restored Model of St. V

As part of St. V’s celebration of the 175th anniversary of the laying of its cornerstone, we put on display this now-restored model of the church, dating from the 1930s, at all Masses this weekend (May 23-24). IMG_0180_

The work was done by parishioner Tom Hyatt, a VP at MICA. The reason the model was built or who made it is unknown; however it has been displayed every Christmas season in our window decorations. Time had taken its toll on the cardboard model, , as this “before” picture clearly demonstrates, and Tom graciously agreed to restore it. Come see the “after pictures” in person!

Here’s what Tom had to say about the work:IMG_0188

I was asked by Barbara Hodnett if I would be willing to work on repairing some of the models used at Christmas time. Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School

VBS2013Registration for Vacation Bible School is open now through July 5 or until full. This program for kids preschool through middle school runs July 20-24, 9:30 AM to 3 PM with after-care available. The theme this year is the miracles of Jesus. There will be activities, crafts (some of which we will sell at the November craft fair), movies, walking trips and a field trip on the last day to Gunpowder Falls Jerusalem Mill. This year the program is open to the children of St. Ignatius and Corpus Christi as well. Download a registration forms here.

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Parish Council Elections 2015-2016

Congratulations to Colleen McCahill and Michael Jacko who were elected as the new 9:30 Mass Representatives. They join Peter LaCount and Joe Yingling who have one year left on their two-year term; John Kober, the 7:15 representative who has one year left on his second term; and Denise Hamilton who has been affirmed as the 11:45 representative for a second two-year term.  Our community has been blessed in all the candidates willing to serve this year. Keep the Council in your prayers.

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Opening: Middle/High School Youth Leader

Find details about the job opening here.  For questions about or to apply for the position, contact or send your resume to Chris McCullough at

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Be Open and Surprised by God

FinalSee what our pastor has to say about the banner outside St. Vincent in this reflection on these words from Pope Francis.


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St Vincent de Paul Parish Retreat

Friday, May 29, 8 PM –
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1 PM
Nawakwa Retreat Center

Who do YOU say I AM?
Talking to God about God, Talking to God about me

 On the retreat we are going to create an inner space, an inner sabbatical so that in this short weekend we come to know ourselves and God a little better. Among the tools we need to cultivate these abilities are those of forgiveness and gratitude. The hoped for outcome is to understand, love and accept ourselves, one another and God in ways that stay with us after we leave the retreat…. Read More

Peaceful, Spiritual, Community-Building, and Fun!

Beautiful Camp Nawakwa

Beautiful Camp Nawakwa

  • Children are welcome (and free)! Age appropriate children’s programs leaving parents free to enjoy the retreat.
  • Setting: Lovely, green Nawakwa Retreat Center near Gettysburg, PA, with hiking trails, playgrounds and a labyrinth.
  • Rooms: Stay in one of two lodges, or you may camp.
  • Meals: Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch are included but bring your own breakfast.
  • Mass: A vigil Mass will be celebrated on Saturday afternoon.
  • Cost: Give what you can afford. Suggested donation is $100 per adult and $50 for campers and Saturday-only attendees. Kids are free.
  • Registration: Download a registration form and return it to the parish office

Too busy? Come for Saturday only.

Nawakwa Retreat Center
1033 Nawakwa Road
Biglerville, PA 17307 (near Gettysburg)

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