Going on at St. V:
Fr. Dick’s Retirement Mass and Brunch – February 26, 10:30 AM – Details are still pending but save the date. Fr. Dick will celebrate is last Mass as pastor and we will have a meal in the undercroft to honor him. There will only be one Mass on that day.
Lenten Retreat – Saturday, March 18 – Our theme for the half-day retreat, “Called to be Light in the Darkness,” ties in with both our banner outside the church and with our theme for Lent “Called to Do God’s Work.” Gerry Fialkowski and Peggy Shouse will lead us in this morning of reflection at Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City.
St. Vincent’s Family Retreat – May 19-21 – Save the dates for our annual overnight retreat at Camp Nawakwa near Gettysburg. Our retreat director, Dr. Monica Weis of the Sisters of St. Joseph, will use the work of Thomas Merton, a Catholic monk, writer and mystic, to guide us.
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Married Couples Group – This year couples in this group dedicated to marriage enrichment will discuss Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards by Dr. Ray Guarendi. Couples commit to 6 meetings during the year, 3 in the spring and 3 in the fall. First meeting is March 25. Sign up in the undercroft after 9:30 Mass, or contact the parish office at email@example.com or 410-962-5078. Brochures are in the Gathering Space.
Dinner for 8 – Get to know your fellow parishioners in this program that goes from March to September. After the sign-up period, groups of about 8 are arranged. Each group decides independently how often, where, when, to meet and who brings what. Usually the meals are pitch-ins. Sign up in the Gathering Space after 9:30 Mass or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Going on Elsewhere:
Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation – On Saturday, March 5, the 32nd Annual Baltimore Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation convenes at Seton Keough High School (1201 Caton Ave., Baltimore 21227). The theme is economic justice, and the keynote speaker Fr. John Donahue was part of the team that helped draft the U.S. Bishop’s pastoral letter Economic Justice for All in 1986. There will be 11 workshops, and two in Spanish. The registration fee is $10, and lunch will provided be for those who pre-register. Time is 8:15 AM to 3 PM. Contact: Codie Perry at Codie@stvchurch.org for a registration form.