Lent at St. Vincent

February 25, March 4 & 11 Lenten Book Discussion
February 28Half Day Retreat at the Shrine of St. Anthony (Download a retreat registration form.)
March 8 – Open-Mic Town Hall Discussion About Building in the Park – 11 AM

Read More About Our Lenten Theme: This is the time of fulfillment.  The Kingdom of God is at hand.

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Our Lenten Book Discussion: Life on Mission

This year the Education and Enrichment Committee chose as our reading for Lent Life on Mission: God’s People Finding God’s Heart for the World by Evangelical pastor Tim Harlow. Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to share our faith. Yet when it comes to actually doing it, we get intimidated. Sharing our faith should be natural, easy—but it isn’t always. This book provides the skills to respond to the hurting and hungry people we know, showing us how to connect with and serve others in a way that opens their hearts to the Gospel. People who matter to God are all around us, and God has given us the incredible assignment of inviting them to come home. Life on Mission will inspire and equip us to do that.

Groups will gather for discussion of the book.  See the discussion questions that accompany the book to prepare for those group discussions.

To obtain a copy of the book, contact Chris McCullough at chrism@stvchurch.org.

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St. V to Host Half-Day Lenten Retreat

Dr. Robert Wicks

Dr. Robert Wicks

St. Vincent de Paul Church will sponsor a morning of recollection and reflection, led by Dr. Bob Wicks, to help us prayerfully enter into the season of Lent and prepare for Easter. Held at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City (directions) from 9 AM to 1 PM this Saturday, Feb. 28, the retreat is open to all — parishioners and non-parishioners alike — until full.

Spaces are still available! Fee ($25 for parishioners and $45 for non-parishioners) covers the presentation, continental breakfast and a copy of Dr. Wick’s book Perspective, The Calm Within the Storm. To register, download a registration form and return it to the parish office. Call 410-962-5078 for more information.

From his book, Wicks offers insight into one of the greatest gifts we can share with others— a sense of our own peace. However, we can’t share what we don’t have. By discussing spiritual and psychological approaches to maintaining perspective and inner strength Continue reading

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Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations on Status of the Park

The Parish Council is currently discerning the Report and Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status and Future of the Park and is seeking parishioner opinions. Relevant documents are available for review:

Parishioners can offer their opinions to the Mass representatives (their names and pictures are in the Church Vestibule) or via email at parish-council@stvchurch.org

There will also be an ‘open mic’ session for parishioners to publicly voice their opinions on March 8 at 11:00 AM.

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Married Couples Group

Open enrollment for the 2015 covenant year is in February. Couples in this group dedicated to marriage enrichment commit to six meetings a year. This year we will discuss The Love Dare by Alex and Stephen Kendrick.

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Bible Study Group

Altar_BibleThe Bible study group will be studying 1st Corinthians this semester.  The group meets in the classroom off the parking lot on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7 – 8:30 PM starting on Jan. 12 and ending on May 11. The two books we are using are:
Sacra Pagina: First Corinthians and  First and Second Corinthians: Volume 7 (NEW COLLEGEVILLE BIBLE COMMENTARY)

All are welcome. If you are interested contact Don Radke.

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