Lent with St. Vincent’s Parish

St. V’s Liturgy and Education & Enrichment Committees present the following events for the community’s Lenten observance.
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

All of these evening events will be preceded
by a simple dinner of bread, soup and salad, at 6:30 PM.

Lenten Discussion Series 
In the spirit of this year’s parish theme People of God Make All Things New,
and guided by our parish mission statement, 
the following topics will be explored: 

March 13   “To sustain our neighbors near and far, the poor, the marginalized.”
Parishioner Mary Hennigan will give a presentation on global early childhood malnutrition and the CRS Rice Bowl project (see notes below). Mary has a Masters in Public Health (Nutrition), and has worked with many international development agencies in outreach around global childhood malnutrition, most recently Catholic Relief Services.

March 20   “To sustain the Earth.” 
Bonnie Sorak of Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake will describe regional Creation Care projects to enhance our community and battle climate change.

March 27   “To be healing instruments of justice and peace” 
Parishioner Gerry Fialkowski will talk about the spiritual and secondary stress responses the community suffers as a result of sexual abuse and cover-up in the Church. Gerry is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose professional specialty focuses on the integration of spirituality and psychology. 

April 3 Stations of the Cross  

April 10 Reconciliation Service
Co-planned by St. Vincent’s Chris Kreeger and St. Ignatius’ Gordon Creamer.  Hosted here at St. Vincent. 

World Hunger and the Rice Bowl Project
       Worldwide, 151 million children are chronically malnourished. On March 13, presenter Mary Hennigan will explore early childhood malnutrition and its impact on human development and our planet.  It is not all bad news!  Progress is being made to end early childhood undernutrition, helping children to become healthy and productive members of their communities and countries.

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