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This holy season is an invitation to deepen our relationship with God. On Wednesday evenings during Lent, co-hosted by the Justice & Peace and Hospitality Committees, we will celebrate Mass at 6 PM in the Chapel of St. Peter Claver, then share a simple supper in Ignatian Hall with a brief reflection and discussion to provide spiritual nurture in Ignatian tradition. Please join us on March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. Click the button below to take you to each Wednesday evenings’ focus, readings, and questions that will be part of the discussion. You will also be able to RSVP for each evening which will allow us to plan for the necessary printed materials and the food for our Simple Suppers we will share together. Our hope is that this portal will allow you to prepare yourself before you arrive. If you don’t get to the readings…come anyway! Continue on to each week’s readings and reflection questions.

Experience the St. Francis Missal with the St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee, Environmental Justice Subcommittee

Sunday, April 19th

By: Anne Stephenson

In 1208, Saint Francis opened a missal in the church of San Nicolo in Assisi, seeking the Lord’s guidance for his life and work. He opened the Missal three times at random. Each time the text urged the renunciation of earthly goods. His experience with the Missal was of the deepest importance for Francis’ life and the foundation of the Franciscan order.

This spring, the St. Francis Missal will be on display at the Walters Art Museum for the first time in 40 years.

Please join our community in celebrating St. Francis, this relic of touch, and the Walters Art Museum. St. Ignatius will host two guided tours and a discussion of St. Francis and the missal with Fr. Justin Ross, Delegate for Religious, Office of the Archbishop.

The tour will take place on Sunday, April 19th. Space is limited. Please click here to RSVP for April 19.  For questions, contact Anne Stephenson at 207-251-6639; stephenson.anne@gmail.com.

41st Annual
Social Ministry Convocation

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Mercy High School, Baltimore, MD.
1300 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21239

About this Event

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Keynote Address:

Ansel Augustine, D. Min. Former director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, faculty member of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana.


8 a.m.–9 a.m. Registration, Awards Breakfast, and Social Ministry Fair

9 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening Prayer: Most Rev. Denis J. Madden

9:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Ansel Augustine, D.Min.,

10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Morning Workshops

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch & Social Ministry Fair

12:45 p.m.–1 p.m. Break

1 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Afternoon Workshops

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Closing Prayer Service

Workshops (for full workshop descriptions, please click HERE)

1. The Environment and Poverties: A Reflection on “Our Common Home” – Don Koza, St. John the Evangelist (Frederick)

2. The National Catholic/Labor Partnership Project – Dr. Clayton Sinyai, U.S. Catholic Labor Network; Terry Cavanagh, SEIU MD-DC; Chuck Hendricks, Unite Here; Fr. Ty Hullinger, Interfaith Worker Justice MD

3. Building Inclusive Communities in the Face of Fair Housing Challenges – Dan Pontious, Baltimore Metropolitan Council; Mary Bradford, Beyond the Boundaries

4. A Time for Healing: Bridging the Racial Divides – Sr. Gwynette Proctor, SND, Archdiocese of Baltimore Office of Black Catholic Ministries

5. Prophetic Advocates: Protecting Vulnerable Children Around the World – Mary Beth Iduh, Catholic Relief Services

6. Noticias y Actualizaciones de Inmigración (Spanish only)- Mikhael Borgonos y Giuliana Valencia-Banks, Esperanza Center

7. Ministry, Justice, and Mercy for Our Incarcerated Brothers and Sisters | Ministerio, Justicia y Misericordia para Nuestros Hermanos y Hermanas Encarcelados (English – AM and PM/Interpretado al Español de manera simultánea por la tarde) – Dcn. Paul Gifford and Mary Pat Donelan, Prison Ministers; John Barba, former recipient of prison ministry

8. Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development: Social Justice in Action – Gisele Ferretto, Geraldine Sicola, and Marge Trenkle, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Archdiocese of Baltimore Committee

9. Why Our Parishes Need LGBTQ+ Ministries: Creating a Safe Place for Conversations and Shared Stories – Members of parishes with LGBTQ+ ministries

10. Journeying Together on the path to Change: Working Cooperatively with Young People on Social Justice – Rudy Dehaney, Northeast Catholic Community

11. Trauma Informed Care – Brynez MB Roane, PhD, LCSW-C, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore

12. Behavioral Health Disparities in Addiction Treatment – Karen Haughey, LCSW-C, Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services

13. Who Is My Neighbor…Is Your Parish Ready for an Honest Conversation on Racism? | ¿Quién es Mi Vecino…? ¿Su Parroquia Está Lista para Tener unaConversación Honesta Sobre el Racismo? (AM Only, English with Spanish interpretation/Sólo por la Mañana – Interpretado al Español de manera simultánea) – Toni Moore Duggan, Joan Sattler, Delores Moore with members of the Racial Justice Circle

14. Welcoming the Stranger…Is Your Parish Ready for an Honest Conversation on Immigration? (PM Only) – Felipe Filomeno, UMBC, Latino Racial Justice Circle volunteer; with members of the LRJC