Retreats and Other Events Around Town

Aisling Retreat Upcoming Retreats

A Retreat Day: The Sacred Inner Journey of Grief

DESCRIPTION:  To be human is to know loss in many forms. Sorrow enters our spirit in so many ways. In this retreat, we will explore how not to numb the deep pain in our grieving hearts. Instead, we will explore new, creative, spiritually enriching ways not to forget but to remember our loved ones. PRESENTER: Sister Eileen Quinn, OSF / DATE: Thursday, May 9, 2019 – 9:30am – 3:30pm / COST: $ 50.00 per person / REGISTER: 410-239-7138 / LOCATION: Aisling Retreat House – Manchester, MD  /  Find more info and retreats at

Evening Retreat with a Soul Friend – Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day, faithful to the Gospel and the Church, immersed herself in the social issues of the day with the hope of transforming both the individual and society.  This evening retreat will focus on her spirituality leading to service. / PRESENTERS:  Franciscan Sisters Eileen Quinn and Mary Therese White / DATE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm / COST: $ 25 per person / REGISTER: or 410-239-7138 / LOCATION: Aisling Retreat House, Manchester, MD

Morning Retreat with a Spiritual Guide – Saint Clare of Assisi

Saint Clare taught others how to know God’s presence within themselves and in all creation.  This morning retreat will focus on how Clare guides us to make God’s love come alive for our world today. / PRESENTERS: Franciscan Sisters Eileen Quinn and Mary Therese White / DATE:   Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 9:30am to 12:00 / COST: $ 25 per person / REGISTER:      or 410-239-7138 / LOCATION:  Aisling Retreat House, Manchester, MD

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Walk for Life

Pregnancy Center North (PCN) is holding their annual Walk for Life on Saturday, May 4th at Notre Dame University of MD. PCN is raising money to fund the free life-affirming services offered to women facing unexpected pregnancies. sponsored walkers to help support this pro-life pregnancy center. Pick up a brochure in the back of the church and sign up to walk! For more info contact Cathy Talerico at

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Respect Life

The Respect Life Committee at St. Margaret Church, 141 N. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014 invites you to attend their Wednesday, May 15th Presentation at 7:00pm with pro-life speaker, Terry Beatley, President, Hosea Initiative. The presentation includes an analysis of NARAL’s “Catholic Strategy.” For more info email Deacon Jim DeCapite at: or call (410) 879-2670.

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Maryland Catholic War Veterans

Congressional World War I Centennial Memorial Mass

The Mass will be celebrated Sunday May 26, 2019, 10:00am Mass, St. Casimir Church, O’Donnell St. and Kenwood Ave, Baltimore, MD. Saint Casimir Catholic War Veterans is looking for all to help in supporting their goal to fill the church to capacity with 1,400 individuals to honor all our Veterans that served our country. Info contact Irving C. J. Porter at 410-215-7744 or E-mail: or Maryland Department Commander Gilbert T. Barker at 410-299-7283, E-mail:

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October 7 – 13, 2019 St. Mark’s, Fallston, MD

St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church,  Fallston, MD – Please contact Kay O’Hara at 410-371-6384 with any questions and interest in helping or in the event schedule.   This is our third year hosting and hoping to make it the best yet.  We are looking forward to planning this special week in honor of our Blessed Mother.  Thank You.

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Archdiocesan Prayer Ministry on Facebook

Visit the Archdiocesan Prayer Ministry’s new Facebook page at This page provides encouragement, comfort, and resources to help you in your time of need. Check us out and “Like” us on Facebook. You can still request prayer or sign up to be part of the prayer team at

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Talk with Your Loved Ones on End-of-Life Issues

Illness and death—whether our own or that of a loved one—are issues many of us avoid thinking and talking about until they are immediately confronting us. Too often we are unprepared for the questions that arise, and find ourselves making difficult decisions in the midst of a crisis, without the benefit of time and reflection. Maryland’s bishops have released a pastoral letter, Comfort and Consolation, on care for the sick and dying to encourage Catholics to take that time now, before facing a crisis, so that when illness and death inevitably come, we can face them with the comfort and peace of understanding our faith, and knowing our Lord is there to embrace us in our hour of need. Visit the Maryland Catholic Conference at for downloading a copy.

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Volunteers needed for Holy Innocents

The Offices of Cemetery Management and Respect Life are growing a ministry called Holy Innocents ( Holy Innocents is a ministry for families who have experienced a miscarriage. We offer home visits to the family, burial and memorial services, advice on what to do in the case of a miscarriage, and spiritual and emotional support. If you are interested in being a volunteer with this ministry, please feel free to contact us at or at 410-547-3142. No special skills required. Volunteers will receive training for their role.

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Radio Mass and Local Catholic Radio Program

Listen to the Radio Mass of Baltimore on Sundays live at 9:03am and 6:03pm WCBM 680 AM. Following each airing of the Radio Mass is a locally-produced Catholic radio program, Catholic Baltimore, which features interviews and information relevant for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

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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,, or you can apply on the Stella Maris website

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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, email: 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 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:, or contact Patty Rath (, 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

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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: 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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