Be Open and Surprised by God

FinalSee what our pastor has to say about the banner outside St. Vincent in this reflection on these words from Pope Francis.


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St Vincent de Paul Parish Retreat

Friday, May 29, 8 PM –
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1 PM
Nawakwa Retreat Center

Who do YOU say I AM?
Talking to God about God, Talking to God about me

 On the retreat we are going to create an inner space, an inner sabbatical so that in this short weekend we come to know ourselves and God a little better. Among the tools we need to cultivate these abilities are those of forgiveness and gratitude. The hoped for outcome is to understand, love and accept ourselves, one another and God in ways that stay with us after we leave the retreat…. Read More

Peaceful, Spiritual, Community-Building, and Fun!

Beautiful Camp Nawakwa

Beautiful Camp Nawakwa

  • Children are welcome (and free)! Age appropriate children’s programs leaving parents free to enjoy the retreat.
  • Setting: Lovely, green Nawakwa Retreat Center near Gettysburg, PA, with hiking trails, playgrounds and a labyrinth.
  • Rooms: Stay in one of two lodges, or you may camp.
  • Meals: Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch are included but bring your own breakfast.
  • Mass: A vigil Mass will be celebrated on Saturday afternoon.
  • Cost: Give what you can afford. Suggested donation is $100 per adult and $50 for campers and Saturday-only attendees. Kids are free.
  • Registration: Download a registration form and return it to the parish office

Too busy? Come for Saturday only.

Nawakwa Retreat Center
1033 Nawakwa Road
Biglerville, PA 17307 (near Gettysburg)

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Together Sharing Christ Now Available

TSC Cover Lent 2015The Lenten issue of Together Sharing Christ is now available.

We reflect on our Lenten Theme: This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand.  This issue includes Romero’s last homily, articles on Justice & Charity and the communal practice of penance, as well as reflections on going green, sandwiches in the park and Bob Wick’s retreat for St V.

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Our Lenten Book Discussion: Life on Mission

This year the Education and Enrichment Committee chose as our reading for Lent Life on Mission: God’s People Finding God’s Heart for the World by Evangelical pastor Tim Harlow. Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to share our faith. Yet when it comes to actually doing it, we get intimidated. Sharing our faith should be natural, easy—but it isn’t always. This book provides the skills to respond to the hurting and hungry people we know, showing us how to connect with and serve others in a way that opens their hearts to the Gospel. People who matter to God are all around us, and God has given us the incredible assignment of inviting them to come home. Life on Mission will inspire and equip us to do that.

Groups will gather for discussion of the book.  See the discussion questions that accompany the book to prepare for those group discussions.

To obtain a copy of the book, contact Chris McCullough at

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