Click HERE to read “Some Kind of Miracle,” parishioner Sylvia Eastman’s account of the birth of SAHEF, which provides scholarship money for students from the village where Sylvia taught in 2006. Included at the end of the history is a list of recipients, their many areas of study, and the degrees they have acquired over 12 years of the project. Both tuition and living expenses are provided to students seeking professional degrees. If you would like to make a donation of any amount, write a check to St. Vincent de Paul Church (put SAHEF in the “for/memo” line) and mail it to SAHEF, 5821 Halwyn Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212. Please do not put it in the collection plate. Thank you!
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.
Read information and updateson 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
We, the People of God, are birthing a more transparent and collaborative Church.
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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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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