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What Must Happen by James Martin, SJ

What-Must-Happen James Martin

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What We Are Reading

The community of St. Vincent’s is deeply committed to responding to the current heightened awareness of crisis and sorrow caused by child abuse and a lack of accountability in our Church. We have addressed it before, during, and after Mass,  more…

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Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

August 20, 2018 “In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors, victims of sexual abuse, the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests over a period  more…

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Community of St. V Dedicates Homeless Jesus

On July 15, 2018, the community of St. Vincent, joined by Bishop Denis Madden, blessed the bronze of Homeless Jesus by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz.  The statue, an anonymous gift to the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was installed in St. Vincent Park  more…

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On Human Trafficking

A few weeks ago, I completed a 14-day online introduction to various aspects of human trafficking/slavery as it exists in our country and world today. Prior to completing these days of awareness, I thought of human trafficking as women and  more…

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Pastoral Theology for a Post-Modern World: The Pastoral Theology of Pope Francis

Following is the text of a speech delivered by San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy at the 2018 assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests meeting in Albuquerque June 25-27, 2018. Reprinted with permission. We are living in a wonderful  more…

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Baltimore’s Homeless Jesus to Rest Among Those Experiencing Homelessness

The life-sized bronze statue by Ontario artist Timothy Schmalz, which can be found in more than 60 cities across the globe including the Vatican, will be installed on the grounds of St. Vincent. In other cities, the statue has been  more…

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Results of Holy Week Liturgy Survey

  This year for Holy Week, our community made made some changes and adjustments in our liturgies from past years. Some were by necessity (i.e. using multi-purpose worship spaces!).  All were planned with care, and achieved through the work of  more…

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St. Vincent de Paul Church Annual Parish Retreat

Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13 The Prayer Life of Jesus and Centering Prayer  This year we will deepen our spiritual lives by seeing how Jesus lived and how he calls us to follow his lead with Centering Prayer.  more…

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Lent and Holy Week

HOLY WEEK     Tenebrae Service  – Wed., March 28, 7:30 PM Seder and Mass of the Last Supper  – Thurs., March 29, 6 PM & 8 PM Good Friday – March 30 Morning Prayer  – (Lauds)  9 AM Children’s Service  – 1  more…

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Lent: A Season of Loss, A Promise of Renewal

Whether we are grieving the loss of a loved one or simply navigating change in our lives or the world, we all feel loss. Physician, theologian and St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute faculty Dr. Pat Fosarelli speaks to us about how  more…

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Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Lori

Archbishop Lori has written a Pastoral Letter titled The Enduring Power of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Principals of Nonviolence. The Archbishop sees the letter as a pastoral tool in parishes and a springboard for preaching about racism and Dr. King’s  more…

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Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 PM         Walk the Way of Sorrows with the words of Oscar Romero. We will take a different route on our pilgrimage this year, beginning in the Gathering Space of the church, and proceeding  more…

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is tomorrow, Feb. 14. St. V will have its traditional evening (7:30 PM) and afternoon (12 PM) services. Both Masses will be in the undercroft. Because of the location, the evening service will be a bit different than  more…

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A Common Goal of Love

It is unusual to have Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, fall on February 14th, Valentine’s Day.  This conjunction of these two days may, at first sight, seem to be a bit odd.  I believe, with deeper reflection, there is  more…

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Social Ministry Convocation

You are welcome to join St. V at the Annual Social Ministry Convocation on March 3 for a day of prayer, education, and solidarity to inspire and renew us in living out Catholic Social Teaching and working for a peaceful  more…

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2017: A Time of Beginnings and Endings

This would be one way to describe 2017 at St. Vincent.  Through it all, our community has continued to thrive in our worship:  We’ve had baptisms, weddings, and funerals. We’ve come together for cherished, traditional events, like Seder, Easter Vigil,  more…

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Fr. Ray on Our Latest Banner

Welcome to our website!  And thank you for taking the time to join us for an ongoing exploration of  the message on our new banner on the back of our church:   “I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”  more…

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Sunday Centering Prayer

If you would like to take a big step on your journey to a deeper spirituality, consider practicing Centering Prayer. This form of meditation in the Christian tradition is a simple practice of sitting quietly and being open to the  more…

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