Holy Week and Easter at St. Vincent’s

We hope you can join us at St. Vincent’s for these liturgies and special events, both solemn and celebratory. All are welcome: come as you are.

Palm Sunday, April 14

  • 7:15 PM  Vigil Mass (Saturday)
  • 10 AM  Mass & procession with palms.

Wednesday, April 17

  • 7:30 PM Tenebrae (“Shadows”)
    • Readings and Psalms with diminishing light.

Holy Thursday, April 18

  • 6 PM Seder (by ticket only)
  • 8 PM Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday, April 19

  • 9 AM: Lauds. Fr. Ray leads morning prayer.
  • Noon: The Way of the Cross for children and families.  
  • 7:30 PM The Passion of Our Lord according to John.
  • 9:15 PM Overnight Vigil of the Triduum (concludes at dawn).

Holy Saturday, April 20

  • 8:15 PM Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 21

  • 10 AM Mass of the Resurrection

Sunday April 28, 5 PM

Street Requiem: For Those Who Have Died on the Streets.

A Choral Tribute.   St. Vincent’s Parish,  the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s resting-place for the bronze Homeless Jesus, welcomes the Arundel Arts Society & the Peabody Community Chorus for this unique composition honoring those lost to violence and neglect.  All are welcome.

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New Exterior Signs for St V’s coming spring 2019

Our parish is the happy recipient of a grant from the Baltimore National Heritage Area. The grant is to be used to install new exterior signs. These will help our neighbors in Baltimore to know a little more about us. The signs will be installed in the spring. They will be sturdy, made of wood with metal posts, and faced with acrylic. One will be installed at each corner of St. V’s campus.
     Two corners will also include a smaller interpretive sign, with information about the history of the church building and the parish. Additionally, two of the signs will be built to accommodate a changeable vinyl banner above. These can be used to let the larger community know of special events at the church, or to give viewers approaching from different directions a version of the banner on the back (west) wall of the church. 

The text of each sign as proposed reads:

Welcome to Historic St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 
Dedicated 1841
WORD SACRAMENT SERVICE
stvchurch.org 120 N. Front St. 21202

There is also an oval image on each sign that indicates that St. Vincent’s is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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St. Vincent’s Response to the Crisis in the Church 2018

The parishioners of St. Vincent’s share a deep concern over the
crises of abuse and lack of accountability in the Church, and the culture that contributed to this terrible situation. Committed to healing, justice, and peace, we call for,
and work towards, the ecclesial and social change that we so greatly need.

Read information and updates on the work of the Parish and St. Vincent’s Ad Hoc Committee on Church Reform 2018.

St. Vincent’s Ad Hoc Committee on Church Reform
Vision Statement

We, the People of God, are birthing a more transparent and collaborative Church.

Mission Statement

    • We show up to initiate and grow transformative, reciprocal, and engaged relationships among laity, religious, and clergy.
    • We hope to create and sustain meaningful change in the power dynamics and the structure of the Church.
  • We will work toward the restoration and healing necessary due to the sexual abuse of children by priests and its cover-up.
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Community of St. V Dedicates Homeless Jesus

On July 15, 2018, the community of St. Vincent, joined by Bishop Denis Madden, blessed the bronze of Homeless Jesus by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz.  The statue, an anonymous gift to the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was installed in St. Vincent Park among the benches where many homeless people rest. See photos of the dedication and installation.

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Baltimore’s Homeless Jesus to Rest Among Those Experiencing Homelessness

The life-sized bronze statue by Ontario artist Timothy Schmalz, which can be found in more than 60 cities across the globe including the Vatican, will be installed on the grounds of St. Vincent. In other cities, the statue has been placed in an area where it serves as a reminder to securely housed people that Jesus was himself homeless and that He called for Christians to care for “these least brothers of mine” (Mt. 25:40). In addition to that message, this one will serve as a reminder to those who are experiencing homelessness that they are like Christ. Continue reading

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