Dear Sisters and Brothers of St. V’s Community on Front Street, Greetings and blessings as I write this on a very beautiful day and hope you will also get to read it on a beautiful day, even if it is raining. This is just a very brief summary on what transpired at Parish Council on Tuesday evening, May 9th. Read the rest of Geri Sicola’s summary here.
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This beautiful votive candle-holder was made by young artisans at the South Baltimore Community Land Trust, which organization works for development without displacement. In our prayer alcove, the parish keeps this perpetual light beside the names of those who have been murdered in Baltimore City. St. Vincent’s, through the efforts of our Racial Equity Group, provides support for the SBCLT.
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Click to download, read and shareEnlarge the Space of Your Tent: the Document for the Continental Stage of the synodal process. This document “… is loaded with the exquisitely theological treasure contained in the experience of listening to the voice of the Spirit enacted by the People of God, allowing its sensus fidei to emerge.”
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 work towards, the ecclesial and social change we so greatly need.
Vision Statement for the Committee on Church Reform We, the People of God, are birthing a more transparent and collaborative Church.
Mission Statement of the Committee on Church Reform We show up to initiate and grow transformative, reciprocal, and engaged relationships among laity, religious, and clergy. We hope to create and sustain meaningful change in the power dynamics and the structure of the Church. We will work toward the restoration and healing necessary due to the sexual abuse of children by priests and its cover-up.
Source Documents compiled by St. Vincent’s CCR in 2018 and 2019 on the topics of Church reform and the abuse of children and vulnerable people within the Church.
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