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From the Friends of St. Vincent Park

May 18, 2017 To my fellow parishioners, We need your help cleaning up the park on Saturdays and Sundays, and we need help to identify and organize donors: people and organizations that come to the park to distribute food or  more…

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Sign Up for St. V’s Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter! Weekly issues feature news about St. Vincent, communications from staff, events at the parish, a reflection or prayer from Fr. Ray, and the readings for the upcoming Sunday. In our most recent issue, you  more…

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An Occasional Conversation: An Opportunity for Deep Dialogue

This parishioner-led initiative seeks to bring together people interested in engaging in deep and conscious speech (i.e. dialogue) on topics the group considers to be critical issues of our day. Each event will feature a film screening as the prompt  more…

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St. Vincent’s Bulletin

Each month, St. V produces a monthly issue (pictured) that features at least one longer article as well as general information about the parish. Weekly a one-page insert focuses on news and information for the current week. Deadline for Submissions:  more…

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Holy Week and Easter

Join us this year for Holy Week and Easter, as we continue to be meditate on our Lenten theme  “Called to the Work of God.” We begin our celebration on Saturday, April 5, 2017, with our all-night Easter Vigil. At  more…

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Tenebrae

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7:30 PM Tenebrae, meaning shadows, is a centuries-old custom of publicly singing part of the Divine Office during Holy Week. At our service, a triangular stand holds fifteen candles that are extinguished one by one after  more…

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Good Friday Service for Children

On Good Friday this year at St. Vincent de Paul Church in downtown Baltimore, children will walk the way of the Lord. The kids will imagine the scene in Jerusalem as they move through all 14 Stations of the Cross.  more…

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St. V Joins One Water Partnership

Through this program by Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC), St. V will join with other congregations in the Jones Falls Watershed to help protect our waterways and delve more deeply into our work of caring for creation. In this  more…

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St. Vincent’s 14th Pastor Named

Dear St. V’s Community, This afternoon, I met with Fr. Ray Chase in his office at the Catholic Center. He is to be appointed as Pastor of St. Vincent’s effective April 1.  I received the news on Monday evening, then spoke with Fr.  more…

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Thank You Fr. Dick, Thank You St. V

Sunday was, as our Pastoral Associate Colleen McCahill put it, a “beautiful and bittersweet” day as we honored our pastor of 43 years on the eve of his retirement. We celebrated more than just one man; we celebrated ourselves as  more…

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Homeless Jesus Coming to St. Vincent

As part of his letter to the congregation on the the retirement of our pastor, Archbishop Lori announced that a bronze statue known as “Homeless Jesus,” given to the Archdiocese by an anonymous donor, will be installed on the grounds  more…

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Wednesday Night Lenten Series

In the Archdiocesan survey of a year ago, many parishioners said we wish we had more chances to practice contemplative prayer. To that end, on Wednesday evenings in Lent we will have three Scripture and Prayer services for contemplation and  more…

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Lenten Retreat at St. V

Register now for our half-day Lenten retreat on Saturday, March 18. Its theme, “Called to be Light in the Darkness,” ties in with our banner outside the church and with our theme for Lent “Called to Do God’s Work.” Parishioners  more…

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From the Pastor

Dear Family of St. Vincent de Paul, I am grateful for your assurance of prayer for my continuing recovery. And it is continuing: I am getting a little stronger every day and I fully expect to be well enough to  more…

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Congratulations, Jack Schmidt!

Our parishioner, Jack, will be honored at the 32nd Annual Baltimore Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation on Saturday, March 5 for his  volunteer work. Jack’s work in the the service ministries at St. V is not only extensive, but it is  more…

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Lent 2017: Called to Do God’s Work

Lenten Schedule of Services and Events More details about all events here. March 1, Ash Wednesday 12 PM, 7:30 PM – Mass and marking with ashes March 8, Voices of the Laity: Reflecting on Our Call, 7:30 PM – “Who  more…

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Fr. Dick to Retire This Month

At the end of this month, Fr. Richard Lawrence will retire after 43 years as the beloved pastor of St. Vincent. He will celebrate one last Mass as pastor on Sunday, February 26 at 10:30 AM. (There will only be  more…

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Coming Up

Going on at St. V: Lenten Retreat – Saturday, March 18  – Our theme for the half-day retreat, “Called to be Light in the Darkness,” ties in with both our banner outside the church and with our theme for Lent  more…

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Shine On

Fitting these words on our banner (above) on the back of St. Vincent took some clever design work. For a sign meant to be read while waiting at stoplight 20 yards away, 13 words might as well be a James  more…

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Christ Remains Present

Fr. George Witt, SJ, presided at St. Vincent on Epiphany Sunday. His homily spoke of these words of John in the light of the political situation 2,000 years ago and then challenged us to apply them to our lives. “The  more…

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