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Retreats and Other Events Around Town

Saintly Solutions Living with Monotony and Difficult People

Fr. Nicholas Amato will lead this retreat from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28 at Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center in Marriottsville. Fr. Nicholas will explore how the saints are down-to-earth models for meeting the daily challenges we face in our own lives. Perhaps two of the most common challenges in our growth in faith are living with monotony and living with difficult people. How is one to practice charity in the face of overwhelming odds in both areas? Learn more during this inspiring weekend: https://rccbonsecours.com/event/saintly-solutions-living-monotony-difficult-people/

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Baltimore Youth Catholic Conference

November 16-18 at Turf Valley in Ellicott City

Catholic high school youth from around the archdiocese will gather for a weekend of prayer, learning, socializing and fun! All high schoolers are invited to attend. To find out more information, including cost, and for a registration packet, contact Kristy Arata at youth@ourladygrace.org by 9/21.

 

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Craft and Car Show at St. Mary’s in Pylesville

Saturday, October 13, 2018 / Craft and Car Show / Food and bake sale / St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 1021 St. Mary’s Road, Pylesville, MD / 9:00am until 2pm / Contact for crafts—Lois Fritz: (410) 692-5949 and Sue Pardo: (410) 456-7882 / For Cars: John: (443) 928-2107 / Craft show inside / Cars on black top outside—$15.00 registration

 

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Stella Maris – Volunteers Needed!

Does Jesus’ calling, “I was sick and you visited me” (Matthew 25:36) touch your heart? Stella Maris, a nonprofit long-term care facility in Timonium sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is looking for volunteers for Pastoral Care. You would spend one morning or afternoon a week visiting or offering Holy Communion to patients in rehabilitation, hospice, or residents in long-term care. Hours are flexible, and you will be trained in how to best practice your ministry.

For more than 60 years, Stella Maris has offered a comprehensive range of health and residential services for the care of the elderly, including inpatient/home hospice care, long-term and dementia care, counseling and bereavement services, medical care, rehabilitation, pastoral care, and a senior day center. If you feel called to this ministry to visit, pray, offer Holy Communion, and be the “Face of Christ” bringing compassion and happiness to others, please contact Megahn Rineman, Director of Volunteer Services, (410) 252-4500 ext. 7254,mrineman@stellamaris.org, or you can apply on the Stella Maris website atstellamarisinc.org.

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Faith, Hope, and Love Are these present in your Marriage?

In 1 Corinthians 13:13, Paul tells us the greatest of these is Love. Living in a marriage that is missing love can be difficult. If you have given up hope that your marriage can and will get better, ask your spouse to consider attending a Retrouvaille program. Retrouvaille is an international Christian-based ministry that offers a three-stage program to help couples improve their marriages. For more information about the upcoming Weekends program for couples, contact us www.HelpOurMarriage.com, email: 3015@retrouvaille.org call (443) 400-7017.

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 Courage Ministry

Courage is a ministry to people with same-sex attractions who are looking for support to live chaste lives according to the teachings of the Church. For complete information, go to their website www.couragerc.net. Father Ray Harris is the Spiritual Director. He is available for confidential inquiries or conversations at 410-922-3800. Voice mail messages should include a first name and a private number to return the call.

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Encourage Support Group – Baltimore Area

In offering support to parents dealing with concerns that present themselves when a son or daughter informs them of a homosexual orientation, our Catholic Bishops state: “You need not face this painful time alone, without human assistance or God’s grace. The Church can be an instrument of both help and healing.” Those confronting these issues for the first time as well as those who may be journeying through them are welcome. Confidentiality is respected. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. For contact information, location and directions call Pat at 410-302-4641.

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 Theology and Ministry Studies

Study theology or ministry at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore, where the evening & Saturday schedule conveniently serves part-time students with full time lives as they pursue ministry (lay or ordained), professional excellence, or personal growth. Now enrolling for spring 2017. Visit: www.stmarys.edu/ei, or contact Patty Rath (prath@stmarys.edu, 410.864.4203).

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Pregnant, Need Help? Call the Gabriel Network 1-800-ANGEL-OK

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Suffering Post-Abortion Stress? Project Rachel Baltimore, call (410) 625-8491 or projectrachel@archbalt.org

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Retreats at Aisling Retreat House

4800 Hoffmanville Road, Manchester, MD  21102

Looking for Retreats, Spiritual Guidance, Workshops, Prayer! Checkout the Website for Aisling Retreat House

Aisling Retreat House in Manchester, MD has just launched a new website. We are three Sisters of Saint Francis who have opened our home and our hearts for the past 20 years to those seeking God’s guidance, healing and hope.

Click on the following link to go to the website: www.aislingretreathouse.org and contact us to participate in some spiritual nourishment for your soul! Under “Programs.” Also, under “Services,” you will see a list of ministries that we offer for individuals and groups. Since this is a new website, type the address in the address bar on your search page. Once the website is open, you can also add it to your “favorites.”

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