St. Vincent Is Hiring

St. Vincent de Paul Church in downtown Baltimore is seeking Administrative Assistant for 16 hours per week. The Administrative Assistant fulfills the administrative needs of the parish and serves as a secretarial resource person in support of the pastoral and operational teams.

Qualifications

  • Experience in bookkeeping, especially Quickbooks
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel and Google Apps for Business
  • Good organizational skills and time management; ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn new technology and software, with training
  • Ability to function as a member of a team, be flexible, multitask and adjust to changes in schedule
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with a wide variety of people, including parishioners, contractors, vendors and visitors: Must be able to interact in a kind and friendly manner with the people who come to St. Vincent in need.
  • Available to work at least 4 hours on both Mondays and Fridays

See full job description here. To apply send resume and cover letter to parishoffice@stvchurch.org

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Sign Up for St. V’s Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter! Weekly issues feature news about St. Vincent, communications from staff, events at the parish, a reflection or prayer from Fr. Ray, and the readings for the upcoming Sunday.  If you wish to receive This Week @ St. Vincent, use this subscription link to sign up. You can see all the past issues of the newsletter here.

 

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Fr. Ray on Our Latest Banner

Welcome to our website!  And thank you for taking the time to join us for an ongoing exploration of  the message on our new banner on the back of our church:

 

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”

The truth is:  we are all intimately aware of what it is like to be stranger.  In some particular moment and to varying degrees each of us has actually experienced, often viscerally, what it is like to be recognized as and treated as stranger.

Please click here to share with us your own experience of what it feels like to be considered a stranger by another.  In sharing our experiences with one another our understanding of being-a-stranger will be deepened and expanded.  As it does, our capacity to experience and have compassion for the one who is “other” will develop and blossom.  Then, the words of our sign will be true for each of us…someone was a stranger but is no longer because you and I welcomed them.

We, the Community of St. Vincent’s Church, are deeply committed to social justice both through our weekly celebration of Liturgy and in our day to day activities.  If you would like to learn more about us, please accept this invitation to visit.

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Sunday Centering Prayer

If you would like to take a big step on your journey to a deeper spirituality, consider practicing Centering Prayer. This form of meditation in the Christian tradition is a simple practice of sitting quietly and being open to the presence of God. The practitioner selects a word or phrase to assist in letting go of thoughts, feelings and sensations and returning to an openness to God. Centering prayer can have many specific benefits, but the greatest is the deepening of one’s encounter with God that changes and enlarges one’s perspective, enabling the practitioner to be truly compassionate toward others, as Jesus teaches. YouTube has short explanatory videos by Fr. Thomas Keating and longer ones by Cynthia Bourgeault.

Centering Prayer can be practiced in a group or alone, but a group setting is a good way to start.  St. V’s group meets on first and third Sundays at 8:45 AM for 30 minutes. Group meets in the classroom near the parking lot. You can also enter through the church to find the classroom.

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New Site for Banner Magnets

St. V has set up an online shop with CafePress where individuals can purchase a St. V magnet and have it shipped directly to them. If your desire for St. V swag transcends magnets, we also have these designs on tote bags, coffee mugs, and the like. If you have ideas about other products you’d like to see in the shop, email the parish office at parishoffice@stvchurch.org. 

 

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St. Vincent’s Bulletin

Each month, St. V produces a monthly issue (pictured) that features at least one longer article as well as general information about the parish. Weekly a one-page insert focuses on news and information for the current week.

Deadline for Submissions: Weekly issue is Wednesdays by 10 PM; monthly bulletin is the third Sunday of the month.

October Monthly Bulletin

Recent Weekly Issues:

St. V This Week 10/1/2017
St. V This Week 9/24/2017
St V. This Week 9/17/2017
St. V This Week 09/10/2017
St. V This Week 09/3/2017

Previous Bulletins

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