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Retreats and Other Events Around Town

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Pilgrimage to Ireland

Immaculate Heart of Mary and Fr. Michael Carrion are sponsoring a trip to Ireland, October 9-17, 2018. Included is Airfare, lodging, touring, all breakfasts and most dinners. For more information, please contact Fr. Michael Carrion, at 410-668-7935, ext. 203 or Judy Warsaw at 410-494-1414.

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 Msgr. O’Dwyer Raffle

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:30pm

The total cost for one ticket is $100, but you and three friends can all go in on one ticket and spend $25 each. Please feel free to invite anyone to this event; it is a nice relaxed evening with appetizers, drinks, games, a silent auction, and a variety of smaller raffles in addition to the larger one! (Grand prize is $10,000—2nd prize: $1,000) If you do decide to buy a ticket, we ask that you buy the ticket through Kate Wyvill at: kwyvill@ourladygrace.org or leave her a message (410) 329-6826, ext. 122.

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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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Catholic Pilgrimages

Michael Milano from Our Lady of Mount Carmel is leading Catholic Pilgrimages to the Shrines of Spain in September and the Holy Land in November. Spain: September 10 – 21, 2018, $3,999.00 per person including air from Baltimore / Holy Land: November 7 – 17, 2018, $3,999.00 per person including air from Baltimore / Most meals included. Holy Mass daily at the Shrines. For a flyer or more detailed information call Cathie or Michael Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

 

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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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