Welcome to St. Vincent’s!

Worship With Us!
At present, St. V’s is celebrating one Sunday Mass at 10:00 AM. This liturgy is hybrid: both in-person and live-streamed.
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We look forward to seeing you!
Join us online:
Go to the parish YouTube Channel for 10 AM Sunday Mass and also a brief Tuesday 5PM Evening Prayer Service.

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Reflection from the Sunday Scriptures

3nd Ordinary Sunday: January 24, 2021

by Pat Ball

“The reign of God is at hand.”  How can that be true, having been said thousands of years ago?  Doesn’t “at hand” mean soon?  What Mark was actually trying to tell us is that Jesus was the beginning of God’s reign and the fulfillment of His promise to his people. Mark doesn’t focus much on Jesus’ teaching, but on his person, his life, his example. His words in this gospel are simple, “Come follow me.” 

Read the rest of Pat Ball’s reflection here. 

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A Season of Catholic Social Teaching

Before Advent, St. Vincent’s parish studied on the CST principles of Solidarity, the Dignity of Work & the Rights of Workers, and the Option for the Poor and Vulnerable. 
        About the Call to Family, Community and Participation, parishioner James Casey writes: We learn values at the feet of those who raise us. They provide the love and guidance which allow us to grow into confident, responsible adults. They teach us to put the needs of others before our own needs. We learn the importance of forgiving and the importance of accepting forgiveness. We learn that we will survive our mistakes. We learn that love is more important than wealth and status. As adults, it is our duty to pass on these values to the next generation. 
        Read the rest of Jim’s words by clicking here

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Weekly Scripture Reflections from St. V’s

Dear Friends and Visitors,
One way our parish fosters spiritual togetherness during this time of social distancing is with weekly Scripture reflections written by our parishioners. The most recent is found above. All of the reflections are collected here.

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The Rev. Richard T. Lawrence

The parish of St. Vincent de Paul Church mourns the passing of our beloved former pastor. Services were recorded.
Reception of the Body .. Wake Service .. Funeral Mass
In memoriam. By Fr. Lawrence’s request, donations in his memory should go to the St. Vincent de Paul Church Historic Trust. Send your gift to 120 N. Front Street, Baltimore, MD., 21202. Read about the Historic Trust by clicking here.
R. T. Lawrence Stories. We would like to hear your stories about Fr. Dick. To share a story with the parish, please send it to rtlawrencestories@stvchurch.org

Program from the Wake Service
Program from the Funeral Mass
Obituary for Fr. Lawrence from the Archdiocese of Baltimore
Obituary for Fr. Lawrence from the Baltimore Sun

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St. Vincent’s Response to the Need for Church Reform

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 we so greatly need. Read information and updates on the work of the parish and  St. Vincent’s Committee on Church Reform. Vision Statement for the Committee on Church Reform We, the People of God, are birthing a more transparent and collaborative Church. Mission Statement of the Committee on Church Reform 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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