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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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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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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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Coming Up

Going on at St. V: Fr. Dick’s Retirement Mass and Brunch – February 26, 10:30 AM – Details are still pending but save the date. Fr. Dick will celebrate is last Mass as pastor and we will have a meal  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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Bulletins

January/February Bulletin St. V This Week 1/29/2017 St. V This Week 1/22/2017 St. V This Week 1/15/2016 St. V This Week 1/8/2017 St. V This Week 1/1/2017 St. Vincent December 2016 St. V This Week 12/4/2016 St. V This Week  more…

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Make Your Own Advent Wreath

On the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, we will have an Advent wreath-making session between the 9:30 and 11:45 Masses. St. V provides the supplies and some guidance. You bring your own creativity. Go home with a handmade wreath.  more…

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Christmas Shoe Boxes for Seafarers

Every year the Apostleship of the Sea collects shoe boxes with items seafarers need. St. V parishioners have participated by donating wrapped shoe boxes full of things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, combs, nail clippers, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, shaving  more…

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Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning

The Archdiocese has released its pastoral plan in which parishes are grouped together into a new structure called a “pastorate.” Here you will find the compete Be Missionary Disciples Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. The Archdiocese asked all parishes to produce a  more…

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The Feast of St. Vincent Weekend

As we mark our 175th anniversary this fall, we chose “Find Your Inner St. Vincent” as the theme of our feast day celebration. Inspired by the life of St. Vincent, we strive to find ways to step outside our comfort  more…

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A Letter From the Pastor

Dear St. V Community, Here you will find a new letter from Archbishop Lori about the parish planning process. Please read it carefully, and begin to think about it and pray over it. Archbishop Lori wants all planning to reflect  more…

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Help Our School!

  The teachers at our school Sts. James and John need school supplies for the kids.  They especially need 2-pocket folders, composition books, pencils, glue sticks, liquid glue, and spiral notebooks. Other things like children’s scissors, rulers, crayons, etc. will also  more…

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God Is Living in Our Cities

Photo credit: Flickr/Let Ideas Compete The Pope said so. The quote is hanging on our wall. God is living in our cities. Really? Don’t the theologians say that God is everywhere? And if we were looking for someplace in particular  more…

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Faith Fun Fellowship Is Coming Soon!

Now is the time to sign up for FFF, St. V’s formation classes for pre-K to 12th grade. Classes meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays (with a few exceptions) after 9:30 Mass from September until May. This program is  more…

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St. V’s Restoration Continues

Say goodbye to this old, worn look. Starting Monday (June 20)  our exterior restoration continues. We have been so pleased with the renewal of the west and south sides of the church, and now work will begin on the front  more…

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Be Missionary Disciples Survey

In his pastoral letter, A Light Brightly Visible, Archbishop Lori invites us to “be missionary disciples” and to consider what being a “missionary disciple” calls you to do personally and what it calls our parish to do. Last fall each  more…

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Living the Lessons of Laudato Si’

Workshop – April 30 –  Parishioner Sylvia Eastman will conduct a workshop designed to empower us around the issues raised by Pope Francis in Laudato Si. We will explore our emotional and intellectual reactions to the encyclical and consider ways  more…

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The Gardener and the City-Builder

Lecture – May 9 Parishioner and Loyola faculty member Dan Castillo presents The Gardener and the City-Builder: Exploring Pope Francis’ Vision of the Human Person. Dr. Castillo teaches courses in liberation theology and environmental ethics at Loyola University Maryland, where  more…

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St. Vincent’s Parish Retreat: May 22-22

Why is it so hard to forgive and show mercy (even though we want both for ourselves)? Date: Friday May 20, 8 PM-Sunday, May 22, 1 PM Retreat Director: Pat Fosarelli M.D., D.Min. Cost: Suggested donation is $100 per adult  more…

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