Holy Week at St. Vincent

smallHolyThursdayFor Easter information, click here.

  • Holy Thursday – April 17
    No noon Mass or service
    Seder Dinner, 6 PMVolunteers are still needed. This event requires a ticket but is sold out.
    Mass of the Last Supper, 8 PM directly following the Seder. Child care is available during both Holy Thursday Mass and the Seder. See this event on Facebook.
  • Good Friday – April 18
    Liturgy of the Hours – 9 AM, 12 noon, 2 PM, 5 PM
    Good Friday service for children & families, 3 PM  will include the Passion presented in a storytelling manner like Godly Play, a craft activity and contemplative walking. See this event on Facebook.
    Passion and Veneration of the Cross, 7:30 PM, our traditional Good Friday service, will be shorter than in the past with no sung Gospel and with a communal, rather than individual, veneration of the cross during the service.
  • Holy Saturday –  April 19
    There is no 7:15 PM Mass on this Saturday.
    Lighting of the Easter Fire and Exultet, 9:30 PM – Gather at Easter Fire sculpture in parking lot, service processes into church to light the Easter Candle.
    Easter Vigil, 10 PM – 8:30 AM (All night!) – The story of Salvation is told through selected Old Testament readings presented in creative and artistic ways with breaks and refreshments between each hour. Come for as much or as little as you like. See this event on Facebook.
  • Easter Sunday –  April 20
    See this event on Facebook.
    8:30 AM Easter Mass (Note time change from regular Mass schedule.) This Mass includes the Epistle and Gospel, Homily; Liturgy of the Water; and Liturgy of the Eucharist.
    Easter Breakfast for all and a visit from the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt follows the 8:30 AM Mass.
    11:45 AM Easter Sunday Mass (for late risers)
    Nursery care is available for both 8:30 and 11:45 Mass but there is no Liturgy of the Word for Children on Easter.

A note on parking:  On Sundays, our neighbors at Pressley Ridge, which is just across Fayette Street east of the Shot Tower, allow us to park in their lot.

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Coming Up at St. Vincent

  • Parish Council Elections – There are two open 9:30 Mass representative positions and one for 7:15 for the 2014-15 Parish Council. Nominations on April 26-27 and May 3-4 with elections May 17-18. Consider being a candidate! For more details, click here: Parish Council Elections Coming Up.
  • Sign up now for St. V’s Camping Trip on August 1-3 at Codorus State Park in Pennsylvania. This year there is no group site, so we need to reserve sites right away to be near each other.
  • Gubernatorial Candidates Night, sponsored by BRIDGE, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 8, 7-9 PM at Israel Baptist Church at 1200 N. Washington St.
  • Parish Retreat:  Join us on May 30 – June 1 for St. V’s Parish Retreat! Adults & children welcome! Registration forms here.
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Lent 2014

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There will be changes in Lenten services this year! The Liturgy Committee heard the parish’s comments in last spring’s liturgy survey, and we’re responding.

Several of our long-standing services (Stations of the Cross, Good Friday and the all-night Easter Vigil) did not enjoy wide support in the parish.  The Liturgy Committee has redesigned both Stations and Good Friday (come and see!).  A list of all of our Lenten Formational Opportunities can be found here.

In addition we are reading sections of Pope Francis’s “Joy of the Gospel” and discussing those in small groups.  The reading guide and link to the Pope’s writing can be accessed here.

The Committee will use its summer retreat to evaluate the all-night vigil. For more information or to be involved with the new and revised events, contact John Helie at  liturgy@stvchurch.org.

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The Way of the Cross

staationJourney with our savior on The Way to fulfilling his fidelity to his Father.

St. Vincent hosted a Stations of the Cross service earlier in Lent. If you were not able to make it, you can prayerfully reflect at home! The Liturgy Committee has written a new prayer resource for this Lent. It can be accessed here.

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Together Sharing Christ Now Available

The Lenten issue of Together Sharing Christ is now available.

The main avenue for distribution of this publication is on the website, though this link. However, TSC is mailed to all who cannot access it online or pick up copy in the back of church. The advantage of the online PDF version is you get the full benefit of seeing the artwork in color (and, of course, it saves paper). If you would like to change how you receive it, please send a note to Chris McCullough at chrism@stvchurch.org.

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Forum for Candidates for Governor – Thursday, May 8th

Our parish, St. Vincent de Paul Church, along with Bridge Maryland is sponsoring a Forum for Candidates for Governor at:

  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Israel Baptist Church
 
1200 N Washington St
Baltimore, MD 21213
Learn more about this important event

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JVC Volunteer Coming to St. Vincent!

logo2St. V’s application for a Jesuit Volunteer Corps member was approved! We will begin the matching process in the spring, and the volunteer, who will work with us full time for a year, will start in August. In our application, we proposed that the volunteer would both work with our youth and in our many social programs, such as the Friday dinner, The Resource Exchange, our food pantry, men’s clothing ministry and our park.

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps offers women and men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace. Learn more about this organization at the JVC website.

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