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International Order of Alhambra

4200 Leeds Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229-5496
Phone: 410- 242-0660. Fax: 410-536-5729.
An organization of Catholic men dedicated to assisting developmentally disabled persons and erecting monuments to mark historical Catholic people and places throughout the North American Continent. Supreme Headquarters. View their website.

Alliance of Catholic Women

P.O. Box 41294, Providence, RI 02940
Phone: 401-886-5106
Director: Genevieve Kineke
Maryland Representative: Loretta J. Hoffman
2427 Hartfell Road, Timonium, MD 21093, Phone: 410-252-5737
Originally incorporated in Maryland, it is an organization dedicated to understanding the true dignity and unique vocation of woman. It is composed of women from myriad spiritualities--all faithful to the Catholic Church. It respresents the fullness of the Church and embraces everything that is authentically Catholic. It promotes all the different paths open to Catholic women and all the different vocations--the single life, marriage, the celibate lay vocation, the religious vocation, consecrated virginity and widowhood. It promotes a culture of life and works to create bridges of unity and reconciliation. Through the Alliance, its leaders with to promote the message of authentic femininity by means of workshops, conferences, mass media outlets and person to person contact. It produces a quarterly magazine, "Canticle, the Voice of Today's Catholic Woman."

ANME-CH Our Lady of Peace Catholic Community

7100 Rockenbach Road and Grandea Avenue, Ft. George G. Meade, 20755-5065
Phone: 301-677-6703, Fax: 301-677-2740
Chaplain: (Colonel) Gregory J. D'Emma
Catholic Religious Education Coordinator: Libby Trautman
Purpose: As members of the Body of Christ we strive to serve all people by sharing freely of our diverse talents. We are here to serve the Military community at Ft. Meade with pride. We aligned to St. Augustine School. For more information contact the Parish Coordinator.

St. Ann Adult Day Services

3308 Benson Avenue, Baltimore 21227-1001
Phone: 410-646-0320, Fax: 410-644-0840
Purpose: St. Ann Adult Day Services, located on Catholic Charities' Jenkins Community campus, provides structured, stimulating activities for senior citizens, extending their support systems and meeting individual medical, social and spiritual needs. It helps older adults who are at risk for nursing home placement from becoming isolated. It also enables caregivers to provide older relatives with meaningful peer interaction in a safe, supervised environment. By providing respite for families and caregivers, and security and support services for older adults, this program enables families to stay together.

Answers for the Aging

3320 Benson Avenue, Baltimore 21227-1035
Phone: 410-646-0100, 1-888-50-ASKUS, Fax: 410-646-0500
Purpose: Answers for the Aging is Catholic Charities' free telephone information referral and counseling service for older adults, their families, friends and caregivers. Answers for the Aging is much more than a help line. The program's trained counselors carefully listen and help callers make informed decisions regarding healthcare, housing and community services. Often callers are overwhelmed by sudden needs and the prospect of trying to find answers and appropriate help from among hundreds of potential service providers, each with different application procedures, eligibility guidelines, and reimbursement sources. Callers receive guidance and qualitative referrals on hundreds of issues such as caregiving, assisted living, homemaker servicesk, pharmacy assistance, adult day services, transportation, respite care and Alzheimer's care.

St. Anthony Place

SS. Peter and Paul Parish Center, Lower Level, 109 N. Smallwood Street, Cumberland 21502
Phone: 301-759-4617
Darlene Collins, Director
Purpose: To provide food and emergency help for the needy of the area.

Apostleship of the Sea

320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone & Fax: 443-845-7227
Director: Rev. Msgr. John L. FitzGerald
An international Catholic ministry to seafarers sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. View their web site.

Archdiocesan Holy Name Union

P.O. Box 12032, Baltimore, MD 21281
Phone: 410-987-9111
Spiritual Director: Rev. Michael Carrion
Formal beginning credited to Pope Gregory X who in the year 1274 commissioned the Dominican Order to concentrate its efforts on preaching greater devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. Founded 1891, in Baltimore, at Corpus Christi parish and in 1911 as the Baltimore Archdiocesan Holy name Union. There are currently 32 active Societies and 912 members in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Associated Archives at St. Mary's Seminary & University

5400 Roland Avenue, Baltimore 21210
Phone: 410-864-4074, Fax: 410-864-3690
Email: archives@stmarys.edu
Director: Dr. Tricia T. Pyne
Purpose: The Associated Archives at St. Mary's Seminary and University is the repository for the records of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, St. Mary's Seminary and University, and the U.S. Province of the Society of St. Sulpice.

Caroline Center

900 Somerset Street, Baltimore 21202
Phone: 410-563-1303
Patricia McLaughlin, S.S.N.D., Executive Director
A job training and education center for women in Baltimore City. Provides job readiness, specific trainings, and GED preparation classes. Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Cathedral Library

5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210
Laura Perry, Director
This Library is staffed by the Catholic Evidence League and is open to the general public. The general public is encouraged to use the library. It is open Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mondays, 10 to 2 p.m. Books may be renewed during these hours by phoning 410-464-4041. Books may be returned at anytime at the parish center if the library is closed.

Catholic Alumni Club of Baltimore, Inc.

Phone: 410-580-1250
The Catholic Alumni Club is a club for single Catholics, 21 years of age and older and free to marry in the Church. The basic educational requirement is graduation from college or school of nursing. Newsletter subscriptions available for individuals who do not meet membership qualifications. Membership is also available to individuals determined to have the equivalent of a college education in terms of experience, position or other education. The CACB provides an opportunity for single Catholic men and women of similar educational background to associate in a program of religious, cultural, social, athletic and community service activities. View their website.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Phone: 410-308-8962
Rev. John Hurley, Archbishop's Liaison
Robert Sawyer, MD and Julie Sawyer, Liaisons
Email: thesawyers@archbalt.org
Purpose: to nourish the spiritual life for those who have experienced the dynamic grace of the charismatic renewal;to foster communication and interaction among existing prayer groups; to seek ways to introduce others, especially younger people, to "the beauty of being baptized in the Holy Spirit" (Benedict XVI, Pentecost 2008). The Life in the Spirit Seminar is offered in several parishes during the year. View the web page.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is Maryland's leading nonprofit provider of human services, welcoming and serving people of all faiths and races who are in need. We are rooted in faith and have a rich history of effective programs that significantly improve the lives of children and families, seniors, the disadvantaged, and people with developmental disabilities. View their website.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Phone: 410-944-3112
A National organization, numbering over 2,000 members in the State of Maryland, 3841 Courts, and 4 Junior Courts. Bishop William C. Newman, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Clergy Consultant; Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, State Chaplain; Susan Drasal, State Regent, Purpose: Religious, charitable and educational and to serve the needs of the Church and Community through Apostolate, Renewal, Community and Youth. Catholic women 18 years or older in good standing with the Church are eligible for membership. The Junior Catholic Daughters is open to all Catholic girls aged 6-18. Their objective is to promote the development of the whole person through programs of self-identity, personal and spiritual growth, and peer group relationships, and promote service to others.

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

Baltimore Chapter, P.O. Box 9728, Baltimore, MD 21284-9728
Phone & Fax: 410-825-4922
Robert M. Forrest III, Chapter President
Marc A. DeSimone, Ph.D., Executive Director
Lucy M. Plowden, Communications Director
Purpose: The Catholic League is the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization. Founded in 1973 by Father Virgil C. Blum, S.J., the Catholic League defends the rights of Catholics-lay and clergy- to participate in american public life without defamation or discrimination. Motivated by the letter and the spirit of the First Amendment, the Catholic League works to safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened.

Catholic Healing Ministry of Baltimore

113 First Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: 301-834-9185
Director:  Fr. Michael T. Buttner, St. Joan of Arc, 410-272-4535
The Catholic Healing Ministry of Baltimore’s ministry is solely centered on Christ in the Eucharist as He is the only Healer. Anyone who desires healing from God in order to live closer to God’s ways is welcome.

Catholic Medical Association, Baltimore Guild

Mailing Address: Baltimore Guild-Catholic Medical Association, (BG-CMA), 7160 Natures Road, Columbia, Maryland 21046
Guild President: Marie-Alberte Boursiquot, M.D.
Email Address: netmailermd-bg@yahoo.com
The Baltimore Guild is the local affiliate of the Catholic Medical Association.   As Catholic Physicians of the United States and Canada, we come together in the Catholic Medical Association in order to grow in the spirit of Christ in our personal and professional lives, to bring His Spirit to all that is touched by our science and art, and to assist the Vicar of Christ, the Bishops, and the whole Christian community with leadership, especially with the particular knowledge, skill and experience we have as Christian Physicians.Our aims are: to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith and morality as related to the science and practice of medicine;  to cooperate in leading the Christian community, especially with the particular medical expertise and experience of the Catholic physician; to understand, develop, and apply Christ's principles of faith and morality to modern medical practice; to lead the Christian community in the work of communicating Catholic medical ethics to the medical profession and the community-at-large; to uphold Catholic hospitals in the application of Catholic moral principles in medical practice; and, to enable Catholic physicians to know one another better and to work together with deeper mutual support and understanding. An Email newsletter is available and the sign-up is online at the website.  The calendar of events is also posted on the web.

Catholic War Veterans, Inc.

John A. Jarosinski, State Commander, 410-833-0766
Joseph Trinite, Membership Inquiries, 443-277-8355
Purpose: This is a Catholic Active Duty and Veterans organization devoted to its membership and to the youth of the Catholic community. Established in 1935, Its motto is "For God, Country and Home." Current active duty service men and women and veterans honorably discharged from the Armed Services are welcomed to join this organization. The Catholic War Veterans is the only Catholic organization granted a Congressional Veterans Charter (in 1984) and recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a National Veterans Services Organization (since 1940). The Catholic War Veterans assist veterans and their families as they help to protect veterans' entitlements and health care services, work directly with veteran-based national and local community groups and support Catholic youth and scholarship programs. View their website.

Christlife: Catholic Ministry for Evangelization

Phone: 410-531-7701, Fax: 410-531-7702
Email: info@christlife.org
Director: Dave Nodar
ChristLife is an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Our mission is to equip the Church for the work of evangelization so that others may know personally the love of God the Father in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, becoming disciples and members of His Church. A major resource we currently use is Discovering Christ – a seven week evangelization process that invites people – in or outside the church - to come to know Jesus Christ personally. We also use Following Christ and Sharing Christ to encourage discipleship and evangelization. In addition we work with young adults, and reach out with twitter.

Christian Family Movement

Baltimore area leaders: John and Lauri Przybysz, Phone: 410-544-6238
Email: drsprzy@verizon.net
Christian Family Movement is a national network of Catholic families that promotes Christ-centered marriage and family life. CFM teachers members to observe their world, to judge how to respond in light of Christ's teaching and take action that can make a difference for their families and wider communities. Small action groups of 5-7 families meet in each other's homes to pray, study, and plan family-style fun and service activities. National newsletter and program guides. Visit their Visit their website.

Christian Life Communities

Baltimore and surrounding area CLC’s are affiliated with the National Federation of Christian Life Communities. They meet bi-weekly in the homes of their members.
Purpose: To develop and sustain men, women, adults and youth, who commit themselves to the service of the Church and world in every area of life, and who feel the urgent need to unite their human life in all its dimensions with the fullness of their Christian faith; and to work for social justice. Mary holds a special place in CLC as the model of total openness to God’s Spirit which is visible in her continued cooperation in the work of Christ. The Spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius are a specific source and the characteristic of our spirituality.

Cursillo Movement

Spiritual Director: Father Larry Adamczyk, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4795 Ilchester Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410-747-4334
Lay Director: Sue Wenzlick. Phone: 410-850-5680

Disciples Now Ministries, Inc.

P.O. Box 1063, Millersville, MD 21108-4063
Phone: 410-729-1501. Fax: 410-729-1502
President: Amy Z. Finnerty
Purpose: Disciples Now Ministries, Inc. is a web-based ministry for youth focused on the traditions, life, and mission of the Catholic faith community. As an informational resource, Disciples Now provides opportunities to learn, to discuss, and to celebrate the challenges of discipleship in the context of daily life. Disciples Now's focus is Catholic adolescents grades 6-12 throughout the United States. Disciples Now Ministries, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of Maryland. The organization is closely affiliated with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

Divine Mercy Committee of the Archdiocese of Baltimore

7708 Windy Ridge, Baltimore 21236
Phone: 410-444-05858
Director: George H. Miller, M.D.
Purpose: To spread the message of Jesus’Divine Mercy throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore and surrounding areas and to encourage the communal celebration of Divine Mercy on the first Sunday after Easter.

Dominicans Third Order

The Third Order Dominicans provide a way for laity (as well as deacons and secular priests) to follow the same spiritual path taken by many saints, blesseds, and other holy men and women, especially St. Dominic, our founder. Briefly, Dominicans--the Order of Preachers--are dedicated to serving "Veritas," or truth, through the four pillars of prayer, study, community, and apostolate (by which we "share with others the fruit of our contemplation," as St. Thomas Aquinas taught). Pope Benedict XV wrote of us, "Among the means of holiness most useful and opportune for the defense and progress of Christian faith and morals in our day, we recognize the Dominican Third Order as one of the most eminent, easy, and secure." Study topics tend to include such works as the Catechism, encyclicals, and spiritual classics, in addition to fully-developed postulancy, novitiate, and ongoing formation programs. We invite interested parties to contact us to schedule a visit to a meeting.
Fraternities in the area: St. Pius V Pro-Chapter, Catonsville, MD: Email: ericandwendy@earthlink.net, or telephone Paul Boben at 410-666-9808. General meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Catonsville is located just west of Baltimore.
Mary, Seat of Wisdom Pro-Chapter, West River, MD: Email or telephone Ann Devine at 301-261-9347. General meetins are held on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. West River is located in southern Anne Arundel County near Deale, MD.

Engaged Encounter

Phone: 410-439-4217
Purpose: The Engaged Encounter Weekend utilizes a dynamic process based in listening, writing and dialogue. The process encourages the engaged couple to concentrate on building a relationship. The Weekend begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening until approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Free from the pressures and distraction of daily living, the engaged couple has the opportunity to concentrate exclusively on each other, while examining the essential issues they will encounter within the marriage relationship. View their website.

Faith Journeys Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 1222, Ellicott City, MD 21041-1222, Phone: 410-744-0305
Director: Lynn Kapusinski. Faith Journeys is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) foundation that offers Catholic-based day retreats and support groups for separated and divorced families, using an award-winning curriculum endorsed by Archbishop O'Brien, Archbishop Wuerl, and other Catholic leaders. We also offer facilitator training and workshops for separated/divorced parents, grandparents, and all who work with or minister to these young people. Visit our website.

International Federation of Catholic Alumnae (Maryland Chapter)

2307 Bailey Avenue, New Freedom, PA 17349
Phone: 717-227-9963
Marian Birck, Governor
Chaplain: Rev. Francis Duffy, S.J., Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, 21202. Phone: 410-659-2955, 410-332-9000
Purpose: Federation founded with a view of bringing into communication the alumnae of Catholic High Schools, Schools of Nursing, Colleges and Universities and to perpetuate Catholic education at all levels. For this purpose scholarships are awarded to students and faculty of affiliated schools. Application for membership and scholarships to be made to the Governor.

Fr. George A. Wichland Center; Redeptorist Food Center

901 E. Eager Street at Valley Street, Baltimore 21202
Phone: 410-625-0553
Program Director: Deborah Barnes
Purpose: Maintains an Outreach Center which provides food and clothing; counseling and referral services.

St. Frances Outreach Center

1026 Brentwood Avenue, Baltimore 21202
Phone: 410-685-1975
Director: Sr. Brenda Motte, O.P
Purpose: To be a strong Catholic presence in the Johnston Square area of the city; providing a variety of services to the neighborhood with special emphasis on children.

Francis House

2226 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore 21218
Phone: 410-235-2588. Fax: 410-243-6125
Sr. Patricia McAlpin, O.S.F., Director
Purpose: To share the Gospel spirit of St. Francis of Assisi through a cooperative ministry of laity and religious Franciscans. Francis House is open as a house for prayer and hospitality to individuals and groups for days of recollection and meetings. Staff coordinates Franciscan Spirituality Programs. Francis House Lay Mission Program seeks to raise up lay ministers in the Church through the experience of life for a year in the Francis House Community and service of the poor at Baltimore area helping agencies.

Franciscan Center, Inc.

Established 1968
101 W. 23rd Street, Baltimore 21218
Phone: 410-467-5340
(Rev.) Aaron M. Dowdell, O.Ss.T., Executive Director
Purpose: Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, assisted by 27 staff and more than 90 volunteers, provide approximately 180,000 emergency outreach services including on-site lunch, food pantry, clothing distribution, emergency financial assistance, AIDS outreach, counseling and advocacy to some 10,000 men, women and children who are poor and homeless - all at no cost to those served.

Franciscan Center AIDS Outreach

(A division of the Franciscan Center)
101 W. 23rd Street, Baltimore 21218
Phone: 410-467-5340, ext. 105
Sr. Catherine Reichenberg, R.S.M., Coordinator
Purpose: Provides basic, daily necessities for persons infected with HIV. This project witnesses to a caring religious response in support of persons infected with HIV. Advocacy, supportive counseling and education are other facets of this program. Members of staff are able to participate in parish education/discussion/involvement in the issue of AIDS.

Franciscan Youth Center

2209 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore 21212-5421
Center: 410-235-3577; Office: 410-235-3577
Executive Director: Sandi McFadden
Program Director: Karl Cassell
Purpose: Provides youth with a Christian alternative to the drugs and violence that exists on the streets in the community, thus encouraging them to achieve their potential for good. Open after school hours for youth ages 8-18, services include structured and unstructured recreation, enrichment activities, tutoring and help with homework, six week summer camp, school advocacy, family outreach, counseling. All services are offered free of charge.

Good Shepherd Center

Established 1864
4100 Maple Avenue, Baltimore 21227
Phone: 410-247-2770
Administrator: Sr. M. Rosaria Baxter, R.G.S.
Coordinator: Sr. Kathleen Moore, R.G.S.
Purpose: Residential and day treatment programs for adolescent girls with emotional and behavioral problems. Sisters, 13; Students, 93.

Julie Community Center, Inc.

100 S. Washington Street, Baltimore 21231
Phone: 410-675-6300
Director: Sr. Barbara Ann English, S.N.D.
Programs: Social Service Adovacy, Youth, Health Promotion, Community Organizing, GED Preparation, Family Outreach and AmeriCorps.

Knights of Columbus

Website
National Site
Richard V. Siejack, State Deputy. Email: RVSiejack@aol.com.
Rev. Msgr. Jeremiah F. Kenney, KCHS, State Chaplain. Email: frdonaldg@gmail.com
An international catholic, family, fraternal, service organization. The organization conducts programs in support of the Church; local and state wide community needs such as organizations that work with the mentally and developmentally handicapped; activities in support of members including those in personal, economic, or health distress; programs to enhance the family as the basic building block of a moral and ethical society; and close work with our young people. In Maryland there are 27,000 members in 139 councils 26 Fourth Degree assemblies.

Knights of St. John

Brigadier General Francis J. Countiss, 801 Cascade Drive, Fort Washington 20745
Washington Regimental Commander, Col. Michael J. Marshall, 1014 Galloway St., NE Washington, DC 20011
International order of Catholic men dedicated to promote charity and Christianity throughout the world. This is a Baltimore and Washington grand regiment and has 19 commanders in Maryland and Washington, D.C. For further information call Lt. Col. Howard Young (410-367-4738).

Knights of St. Peter Claver

St. Benedict the Moor Council #62, James A. Pearson, Grand Knight, 1635 N. Hilton St., Baltimore, MD 21216  Phone: 410-945-8562.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Court #62, Mrs. Anna G. Johnson, Grand Lady, 3202 Baker St., Baltimore, MD 21216.
Rev. Samuel Lupico, Chaplain, St. Edward Rectory, 901 Poplar Grove St., Baltimore, MD 21216. Phone: 410-362-2000
A national, charitable, fraternal organization of more than 70,000 members, founded in 1909. Also includes Junior Knights and Junior Daughters.
Purpose: To render service to God and the Church through the practice of spiritual and corporal works of mercy and other commendable works of Catholic Action.

Knott Scholarship Funds

P.O. Box 9489, Silver Spring, MD 20916
Phone: 301-603-9501 (local) or 877-603-9980 (toll free)
Mrs. Denise McCord, Administrator
View their website.

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

(Founded in Omaha in 1894)
Maryland State Board President: Sr. Annella Martin, R.S.M., 2901-F Terry Drive, Baltimore, MD 21209
Maryland State Chaplain: Rev. Francis Duffy, S.J., Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21202
Purpose: Original purpose was, and still is, to protect the clergy in the performance of their duties. Major charity is the Columban Missions. Also fund scholarships to Trinity College and the University of Notre Dame. Loyalty to one’s nation, support for sovereignty of Ireland and cultivation of an appreciation for Irish history and traditions are stressed. Members must be Roman Catholic and Irish by birth or descent.

Ladies of Charity

Archdiocesan President: Charlotte Casserly, 19 Maple Avenue, Baltimore 21206
Honorary President: His Eminence William Cardinal Keeler
Spiritual Director: Rev. Casimir M. Peterson, S.T.L.
Moderator: Sisters Claire Debes, D.C.
Purpose: To help those in need, especially children and the elderly, with food, clothing and medicines; also to volunteer services.

League of the Little Flower

320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore 21201
Phone: 410-547-5361.
Email: llf@archbalt.org.
Rev. Msgr. Paul G. Cook, Director
Purpose: The League funds Vacation Bible Schools and special services in reliigous education as its primary objective. The League also gives financial support to the Media Center in order to make available to parishes and schools up-to-date programs in religious education.

Legion of Mary

Msgr. John L. Reinsfelder, Spiritual Director, Phone: 410-962-8083
Lay organization which assists priests with evangelization, home and hospital visitation, catechetical instruction and other spiritual works.

Marian House

(Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and the School Sisters of Notre Dame)
949 Gorsuch Avenue, Baltimore 21218
Phone: 410-467-4121
Director: Sr. Loretta Rosendale, S.S.N.D.
Purpose: To help homeless women help themselves by giving them the skills and tools they need to become productive and contributing citizens. The Marian House Project offers a 4-8 month basic residential program, and transitional house up to 2 years. Services consist of counseling, educational and employment training.

Marriage Encounter

Larry and Carolyn Conway, 3304 Woodside Avenue, Baltimore 21234
Toll free for registration: 877-558-LOVE(5683)
Marriage Encounter is a weekend enrichment program for couples with good marriages to improve their communication and strengthen their marriage relationship. Presented by three married couples and a priest in an atmosphere of privacy (there is no group sharing), the weekend experience allows open and intimate communication between husband and wife. Marriage Encounter seeks to renew the couples’ appreciation of the sacrament of matrimony. Attended by over two million couples worldwide, it is the largest and most successful marriage enrichment program in the world. Marriage Encounter is also for priests and religious who want to enhance their relationship with God’s people and develop an even deeper appreciation of their own vocation.

Mary's Center

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1804, Pasadena 21123-1804
Locations: Annapolis: 701 Bestgate Road. Phone: 410-224-0504
Hagerstown: 1200 Dual Highway. Phone: 301-739-1234
Anne Fitzsimmons, Executive Director
Purpose: Mary's Center is a Catholic crisis pregnancy center providing free comprehensive pregnancy support services as an alternative to abortion. Services include: (1) Free pregnancy testing. (2) Peer counseling with special focus on educating on abortion, birth control and abstinence. (3) Material assistance - including free cribs, car seats, hi-chairs, playpens, maternity and baby clothing (to size toddler 6), emergency formula and diapers.

Ministry of Cult Awareness

Rev. Lawrence J. Gesy, St. Francis of Assisi, 113 First Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: 301-834-9185
A ministry that assists individuals and families with cult and occult related problems.

Mother Seton House on Paca Street, Inc.

(Adjacent to Old St. Mary’s Chapel, National Historic Landmark)
600 N. Paca St., Baltimore MD 21201-1995
Baltimore home, 1808-1809, of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, America’s first native-born, canonized saint. Open every Saturday and Sunday, except Christmas, New Year’s and Easter, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.* Groups of 15 or more and bus groups need an appointment at all times. Call 410-523-3443. This is a non-profit organization for fostering the knowledge of Mother Seton and her work. There is no charge for admission.

Mount Saint Agnes Theological Center for Women

P.O. Box 10484, Baltimore 21209
Phone: 410-435-7500; Fax: 410-435-9522,
Email: msa@msawomen.org
Sr. Mary Aquin O'Neill, R.S.M., Director
Purpose: Providing women of faith opportunities to master the skills necessary for theological reflection; to search together for an understanding and practice of faith worthy of the questions, experience, struggles and hopes of women; and to produce works that will enlarge our vision of humanity and of God in our time. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.

National Black Catholic Congress, Inc.

309 Cathedral Street, Baltimore 21201
Mailing Address - 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-547-8496. Fax: 410-752-3952
Valerie E. Washington, Executive Director
Purpose: The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) has its National Office located in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. While not a part of the Archdiocesan structure, the NBCC follows the policies of the Archdiocese and is supported in certain administrative functions by the Archdiocese. The NBCC is comprised of member National organizations, which represent African American Roman Catholics. The organization is committed to establishing an agenda for the evangelization of African Americans and to improve the spiritual, mental and physical condition of African Americans. As such, the NBCC is committed to the freedom and growth of African Americans as full participants in church and society. The Congress is further committed to evangelize ourselves, the church, our unchurched African Americans, thereby enriching the church. The NBCC is accountable to the call to the baptismal commitment of its people to witness and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Participation in NBCC training and other activities is primarily through Diocesan Offices of African American Catholics.

Notre Dame Mission Volunteer Program

403 Markland Ave., Baltimore 21212
Phone: 410-532-6864, Fax: 410-532-2418
Contact: Sr. Katherine Corr, SND, Executive Director
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers is a voluntary service organization begun by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1992. Its mission is that of providing direct service to the poor, especially women and children as they struggle for human dignity and self-determination. Comprehensive educational programs are the means by which this mission becomes a reality. Volunteers currently serve in Apoka, FL; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Cincinnati, OH; Dayton, OH; Hartford, CT; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA and Washington, DC. View their website.

Oblates of St. Benedictine Sisters of Emmanuel Monastery

Contact Person: Sr. Eileen Simms, O.S.B., Phone: 410-821-5792

Oblates of St. Benedict

Lay Benedictine Order
Contact: Lay Leader, Ann Porter at 410-947-4988

Pregnancy Center, Inc.

1327 Dillon Heights Avenue, Baltimore 21228
Phone: 410-747-7529, Toll free 24 hour hotline: 1-800-492-5530
Purpose: Provides free, confidential pregnancy support services as an alternative to abortion. Welome Home (mother and child care). Locations: Baltimore: Harford Road. Phone: 410-426-9992. North, Towson: Phone: 410-377-2871. West, Catonsville: Phone: 410-788-4433. Carroll County, Taneytown: Phone: 410-756-4322. Howard County, Columbia: Phone: 410-730-3223. Catoctin Pregnancy Center: 301-447-3391.

Priests Eucharistic League

Purpose: The Priests Eucharistic League is an association of priests whose purpose is the renewal of their life and ministry by centering their apostolic life on the Eucharistic Mystery, according to the mind of Vatican II.

Radio Mass of Baltimore, Inc.

Rev. William J. Watters, S.J., Director; Mrs. Mary Thomas, Administrator
740 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202
Phone: 410-539-7812
Mass is broadcast live, every Sunday morning at 9:30 from the Chapel of Grace at St. Ignatius Church on WBAL, 1090 AM. Contact-Baltimore: a program addressing social justice issues, broadcast following the Radio Mass.

Redeemer House

1401 Battery Avenue S., Baltimore 21230
Phone: 410-576-9565
Bro. Richard Micka, O.S.S.T., Program Director
Purpose: Provides outreach program and rehabilitative counseling for homeless men. Assistance includes counseling to provide the personal skills necessary for independent living and employment referrals.

Reparation Society of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Inc.

Fatima House, 7920 Beverly Ave., Baltimore, MD 21234
Phone: 410-665-1199
Rev. Casimir M. Peterson, S.T.L., J.C.D., President and Spiritual Director
Purpose: The purpose of the Reparation Society is to promote prayer and penance in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in accordance with the Message of Fatima. "Fatima Findings," its official bulletin, is published monthly. The annual subscription is $10. First Saturday Holy Hours are held at the Fatima House Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Daily Rosary for Peace is broadcast every weekday at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on WFBR, 1590 AM.

Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille of Washington, DC and Suburban Maryland, Inc., 1408 Thornden Rd., Rockville 20851
Phone: 301-468-6764
Tom and Carol Moran, Coordinators
Retrouvaille is a program designed to help heal and renew troubled marriages. A series of presentations are given on the weekend portion of the program, by three couples, who themselves successfully came through the program, and a Catholic priest. Following the weekend, there are a series of six follow up sessions, which are presented on Saturday evenings. The program is confidential in nature and is in affiliation with the Archdiocese of Washington, DC and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Secular Franciscan Order, S.F.O.

(formerly the Third Order of St. Francis)
Members strive to follow the gospel-life example of their founder, St. Francis of Assisi. Contact: Carolyn E. Protin, S.F.O., Regional Vice Minister, P.O. Box 318, Clarkesville 21029
Phone: 410-531-2441
E-mail: ceprotin@att.net.

Serra Club

Vocation Center: 320 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201
Phone: 410-547-5426
Chaplain: Rev. Gerard Francik, Phone: 410-547-5431
President: Joseph M. Reynolds, 3400 Orbitan Rd., Baltimore 21234, Phone: 410-668-4525
Established in 1963, the Serra Club of Baltimore is affiliated with Serra International, an organization of more than 19,000 professional and business laypersons in 700 Serra Clubs in 36 countries dedicated to fostering and promoting vocations to the Catholic priesthood and religious life, and to encourage its members to fulfill their own Christian vocations to service.

Seton Center

16840 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 21727
Phone: 301-447-6102, Fax: 301-447-1748
E-mail: seton@clark.net
Sr. Dorothy Ann Pyle, D.C., Administrator. 7 sisters, 4 lay staff
Purpose: Provides outreach and emergency services to individuals and families in crises. Supportive visits to individuals and families at home, nursing homes, and hospitals. referrals to appropriate agencies and other resources and coordination of services. Thrift shop offers affordable and attractive clothing and household items received through donations.

St. Thomas More Society of Maryland, Inc.

305 Washington Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-296-8870, Fax: 410-296-3443
Email: info@stmsofmd.org; Website
President: Michael May
Chaplain: Rev. Msgr. James P. Farmer, Esq.
Established in 1958 with the blessing of Archbishop Francis P. Keogh as a local guild for Catholic lawyers looking to stimulate the practice of Christian precepts in the formulation and administration of law, and to promote the study of the Natural Law and its application to the legal profession. The Society's purposes today also include annual sponsorship of a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, historically known as a "Red Mass," at which Divine guidance is asked for those discharging their responsibility in the legal profession; honoring, when appropriate, individuals who embody the example and principles demonstrated by St. Thomas More; sponsoring or conducting educational programs and activities; encouraging the study of the life and writings of St. Thomas More as an example of scholarship, sanctity and leadership for members of the legal profession; and providing a community of support for members of the legal profession who seek to center their lives on the precepts of the Natural Law, the example of St. Thomas More and a faithful relationship with God. Membership in the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland is open to any person admitted to the practice of law in the United States, any clergy canon lawyer, and any student in an accredited law school. Together, they ask God to bless, strengthen and enlighten all servants of the law, and all people of faith, so that in solidarity and mutual trust we may honor and sustain the legacy of Thomas More, with its many expressions of good service, in an effort to more charitably achieve justice and freedom for society.

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore

2305 N. Charles Street, Suite 300, Baltimore 21201
Phone: 410-547-5377. Fax: 410-625-8483
Purpose: Founded in 1865, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is one of Maryland's oldest charitable organizations and a pioneer in the development of social programs and the advocacy of social justice. Inspired by Gospel values, St. Vincent de Paul collaborates with individuals, communities, and other groups to offer a wide continuum of services that range from meeting basic needs to empowering persons to improve their quality of life, reach their fullest potential, and care for their families. St. Vincent de Paul serves low-income, homeless, and disadvantaged families and adults from the Baltimore metropolitan region and central and western Maryland. Last year, with the involvement of more than 2,000 volunteers, St. Vincent de Paul assisted 294,795 people. St. Vincent de Paul is a member of the U.S. Council of the Society of the Society of the St. Vincent de Paul, which is part of an international organization founded in Paris in 1933 by Frederic Ozanam. View their website.

World Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima (Blue Army)

5193 Ilchester Rd., Ellicott City 21043
Phone: 410-788-5813
Rev. Casimir Peterson, Spiritual Director; Veronica Henson, President
Aim: The World Apostolate of Ou.