Congratulations to The Resource Exchange (TRE) on its eighth anniversary. Over the past eight years, TRE has delivered furniture and household goods to over 850 recently homeless households as they moved to stable living situations, enabling their recovery. In addition, our 35 dedicated volunteers put in hundreds of hours of labor every month packing household goods, picking up and delivering furniture. Currently TRE is resettling at least two families per week and has a waiting list of over 60 families. TRE is in need of gently used furniture and household goods. To make a donation of furniture or household goods, please contact the TRE hotline at (410) 657-5874.
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Come see the brand new banner on the exterior of our beautiful old church. The words, drawn from the parish Mission Statement, proclaim how we commit to love, serve and challenge one another. We hope and believe that this commitment will have resonance for the larger communities of which our parish is a part: our neighborhood, our city, our nation, and the community of the entire People of God. While you’re here, ask for a tour of the church. Or join us for a weekday Noon service, or a weekend Mass. See in our liturgies how we have found that the mind of Jesus is expansive, welcoming, warm, liberating, and affirming! Read the entire parish Mission Statement here.
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The signs will be installed in the spring, made of wood with metal posts, and faced with acrylic. One will be installed at each corner of St. V’s campus. 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 oval image on each sign indicates that St. Vincent’s is on the National Register of Historic Places. 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
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.
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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