August 24 – Parents Meeting for Faith Fun Fellowship
August 24 – New Parishioner Focus Group
August 23 – Godly Play Training
September 6 – Dragon Boat Race; see The Catholic Review article about the team St. V is on here
September 21 – Training for Liturgy of the Word teachers
September 28 – Feast of St. Vincent de Paul
Godly Play uses the principles of learning in the Montessori method—a hands-on, storytelling approach. As students enter the room a “greeter” welcomes them and invites them to join the others at the circle for the story. The “storyteller” shares a story from the Bible through actions, words and carefully chosen objects that bring the stories to the kids’ level. This is a program that uses storytelling and children’s natural sense of wonder to engage their minds about the stories of Scripture. They are invited to “play” with the stories and “work” on them through different creative means.
If you are interested, fill out a registration form. Also, please come to our parent meeting on Sunday, August 24th after the 9:30 Mass to learn more about the program. For more information contact Anne Gibson at email@example.com.
Larry , the late superintendent at St. V, had been ringing our tower bells since he was a teenager. He tried unsuccessfully to find a parishioner to pass on this skill to, so in April he asked the Facilities Committee to fix the bells’ automation. Automating the 14-bell set is a big expenditure, but we can do it in phases, starting with the one- or three-bell peal. If you wish to contribute toward the bells’ repair as a memorial for Larry, please drop your check (marked ‘Larry Memorial’) in the collection basket or contact Laureen Brunelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-962-5078.
This fall St. V’s Bible Study Group will delve into the Gospel of Mark. Meeting on the second and forth Mondays, 7 PM to 8:30 at St. Vincent’s classroom by the parking lot, the group will start September 8 and end December 8. Each member of our previous groups can attest to the value of these discussions in helping us to grow in our appreciation of Scripture. The books we will use are Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Mark by Daniel Harrington, and New Collegeville Bible Commentary The Gospel According to Mark by Marie Noonan Sabin both are available at Amazon.
For more information please contact Don Radke.
The Easter/Pentecost issue of Together Sharing Christ is now available.
We continue to reflect on the “now what?” of our faith life in this Easter Season as we are commissioned and sent with the Spirit at Pentecost. We review where we have been as a people of faith with Vigil reflections and where we are going.
While each Sunday we hear the Word read from St. Vincent’s Altar Bible, rarely do we see its illuminated pages, modeled after the illuminated manuscripts from Medieval times. Each of the four Gospels and the five books of the Torah have an illumination bound into them.
The opening words of the Gospel in Greek anchor each illumination, and scenes from each Gospel surround the large initial letter of the text. Above, the Nativity and the Prodigal Son are among the pictorial stories in the Gospel of Luke’s illumination.
A limited number of sets are available for purchase. Purchase all nine illuminations for $150.00 or just the Old Testament for $100.00 and the New Testament for $100.00. Contact the parish office at 410-962-5078 or email@example.com for more information.