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The Man Blind From Birth: A Gospel Reflection

by Karl Sanzenbacher Do we really see others?  Christ seems to push us to do just that this week.  But not to see with our eyes, but rather to see with our very being.  Do we really see the people  more…

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At the Well: a Gospel Reflection

by Geraldine Fialkowski John 4: 4-42 Dear Brothers and Sisters: I miss you.  It is March 15, 2020. The Ides of March.  Remember?  In the play Julius Caesar, a soothsayer warns the emperor, “Beware the Ides of March.”  We know  more…

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With Love From St. V’s

Dear Friends and Visitors, One way we are fostering spiritual togetherness during this time of social distancing is by posting weekly Gospel reflections written by our parishioners. Please see Karl Sanzenbacher’s reflection The Man Blind From Birth (below) on the  more…

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Read About the South Africa Higher Education Fund (SAHEF)

Click HERE to read “Some Kind of Miracle,” parishioner Sylvia Eastman’s account of the birth of SAHEF, which provides scholarship money for students from the village where Sylvia taught in 2006. If you would like to make a donation of  more…

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Bishop Madden’s Prayer Walks

One evening a month at different parishes around the city, parishioners from St. Vincent’s (typically Peggy Meyer, Mary Laukaitis, Louise Gregg, and myself, and including at various times Joe and Peggy Cronyn, Anne Maura English, Denny and Rita McMullin, Sue  more…

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St. Ignatius Catholic Community

The responses of the St Ignatius Parish Community are actions of their Justice and Peace Committees and the committee named “The Women of the New Testament Ministry.” They have issued this press release sent out from Candra V. Healy Chair  more…

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St. Vincent’s Response to the Crisis in the Church 2018

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  more…

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St. Vincent’s Response to the Crisis in the Church 2018

ST. VINCENT’S AD HOC COMMITTEE ON CHURCH REFORM 2018Committee MembersJim Casey, ChairpersonAl Reichelt, Colleen McCahill, Maureen Daly, Pat Ball, Ray Heil, Pastor Ray Chase, Geri Fialkowski, Geri Sicola, and Amber Hendricks (ex officio member as President of Parish Council) Committee Meetings  more…

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What Must Happen by James Martin, SJ

What-Must-Happen James Martin

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Church Reform Primary Source Documents

St Vincent De Paul Church Ad Hoc Committee on Church Reform 2018 Primary Source Documentation Primary Source Documents which may help contribute to a better understanding of many areas of influence that led to the Child Abuse Crisis along with what  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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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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