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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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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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Good Friday Service for Children

On Good Friday this year at St. Vincent de Paul Church in downtown Baltimore, children and their families will walk the way of the Lord. The kids can dress up costume (provided or bring your own) and then imagine the  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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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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What Happens at a Pastor’s Installation?

We hope all members of the parish will join us as Archbishop Lori presides at this special Mass on Aug. 20 at 10 AM. This is an interactive event, and more than simply a ceremony between the archbishop and the  more…

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Bulletins

August Monthly Bulletin St. V This Week 08/27/2017 St. V This Week 08/20/2017 St. V This Week 08/13/2017 St. V This Week 08/06/2017 St. V This Week 07/02/2017 St. V This Week 07/09/2017 St. V This Week 07/16/2017 St. V  more…

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2017 Summer Series: Acts of the Apostles

Over the years of St. Vincent’s summer series, we made our way through the books of the Tanakh – the Law, Prophets, and Writings of the Hebrew scriptures. Since then, we’ve used the summer series to focus on the Eucharist,  more…

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Vigil 2017 Hour Five: Isaiah

Is This an Isaiah Moment? Mike Kelly I have been reading and commenting on Isaiah for years in this vigil, and decided I needed to re-read the prophet to identify perhaps new insights and new inspiration. So I began at  more…

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Homeless Jesus Coming to St. Vincent

UPDATE: Last fall we learned that the Archdiocese had chosen St. V as the site for the Homeless Jesus bronze by Timothy Schmalz. Recently St. V received confirmation about the time frame for the installation. We expect to dedicate it  more…

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Vigil 2017 Hour Four: On the Way

The “Least Likely” Are Called to the Work of God Anne Maura English Every Easter Vigil includes the Exodus story and within that Moses is the human actor front and center. And this is as it should be. The deliverance  more…

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Vigil 2017 Hour Three: The Exodus

Reflections on the Exodus    Dennis Moore Let’s carefully consider the means or cause that God used to deliver Israel from destruction and how that relates to our deliverance from sin. Ultimately, it says freedom is most important then as well  more…

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