Urban Vicariate

How West Baltimore is rising to the challenge of ‘missionary discipleship’

“We basically took the archbishop’s pastoral (letter) and sort of stretched it apart,” explained Capuchin Franciscan Father Paul Zaborowski, pastor of St. Ambrose.
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Baltimore Catholic school students meet Plank, their benefactor

With music, dance and games, children from four Catholic community schools in Baltimore gathered May 9 to celebrate their being the first “Plank Scholars,” a new part of Partners in Excellence (PIE).
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Ss. James and John students enjoy Women’s Education Alliance tea party

Becoming a future filmmaker, teacher and crime scene investigator were just a few of the dreams shared by fourth- and fifth-grade girls from Ss. James and John Catholic School in Baltimore during a morning tea hosted by the Women’s Education Alliance.
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St. Anthony of Padua speeds greening of Northeast Baltimore

On the Second Sunday of Easter at St. Anthony of Padua in Gardenville, Father Ty Hullinger and his congregation underscored the name of their neighborhood.
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Easter Vigil

Faith blossoms from tragedy

After his brother-in-law was murdered and his wife was shot, José Melo had a crisis of faith before finding healing in the church.
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Amen: Father Mike’s field hospital

“Some focus on a specific issue, Father Bialek said of Father Mike Orchik. “He wants to help all people, regardless of their situation.”
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Over one year after unrest, church’s West Baltimore effort continues

West Baltimore, with help from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and others, is doing its best to effect positive change.
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Monstrance fished from reservoir centerpiece of new adoration chapel

A man fishing at the Loch Raven Reservoir some two decades ago was convinced he had snagged a big fish.
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