Retreats and Other Events Around Town

Aisling Retreat Upcoming Retreats

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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OLG Preschool Summer Camps 2019

June 24th-28th Little Flowers of Jesus  / July 22nd-26th Master Chefs / August 5th-9th Mad Scientists  / 9:00am—12:00pm, Monday through Friday. Campers should bring a snack and a bottle of water each morning. Camps will be led by a Teacher and an Assistant. Camp tuition is $125 per week. Registration and payment are due by June 21st. Campers should be 3-5 years old. For registration form or info contact Sally Lake, Preschool Director, at or call (410) 329-6956.

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St. Joseph’s School Math Summer Programs

High School PT Summer Math Review and Test Prep

At St. Joseph, Cockeysville—This program offers rising 8th grade students planning to take the High School Placement Test an opportunity to get a “jump start” on their math review and testing preparation. Review math skills, complete math sections of a practice test, and learn testing strategies that can help! Open to all students.

July 29, 30, 31 and August 1 9–11:30 am|$160

Space is limited. To register contact Kate Cabral,

Middle School Math Prep Summer Program

This program offers rising 6th grade students an opportunity to strengthen and enrich their foundation of math skills with small group activities, whole group activities, independent practice, and FUN! Open to all students.

Three sessions from 9–11:30 am:

Fractions: July 9 and 11

Decimals: July 16 and 18

Geometry/Statistics: July 23 and 25

$75 one session, $135 two sessions, or $180 for all three sessions. Space is limited. To register for middle school math prep contact Kate Cabral, or Kim Shannon, .

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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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