As Catholics, we are called to respect and fight for life from conception to natural death. The Catholic Retrievers has a very close relationship with the Students for Life of America at UMBC and other pro-life ministry opportunities in our community. These opprotunities include volunteering at our local Center for Pregnancy Concerns (CPCs), organizing baby "stuff" drives, praying outside abortion clinics, attending the March for Life, educating the community about the evil of abortion and a commitment to pray for its end in the world.
HOMELESS OUTREACH MINISTRY
Homelessness is a huge problem in our city. We are called to have a "preferential option for the poor". A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. The Catholic Retrievers are commited to strengthening our relationships with the homeless ministry in the community including SALT and Westside Men's shelter.
OLV FOOD PANTRY
Our mission is to assist families in need of food. Our food pantry is open to all who are in need on every Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 a.m. To work in the food pantry, you must have the willingness and desire to help others and be at least high school age. We accept donations of non-perishable food, toiletries, and gift cards from local grocery stores in the shopping carts located in the Gathering Space when you come to Mass, or you may drop off items in the Parish Office during normal operating hours. Contact our Parish Office 410-242-0131 for more information or to volunteer.
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In order for US to have Mass twice a week on campus, we depend on volunteers for readings, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (EMCs), Usher, and Sacristan. If you would like to be trained for these roles, please contact us at
Some members of our staff and many parishioners are parents! We would like to both aid in the development of parental skills and relationships for our students as well as offering a helping hand to those parents who may need a break. This ministry is still taking form and we hope to dedicate more time to it in the coming months.
We need musicians! If you can sing or play an instrument, are available for weekly practice and Sunday evenings and would like to be a part of our Music ministry, please contact A
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it"
The men's group gathers to grow in fellowship with one another as well as grow closer to our Lord. This group strives to become better disciples of Christ through scriptural study, and the discovery of biblical manhood.Please contact Joshua Bastian (email@example.com) for further information.
This is a group for students who want to take time to be together and learn about their faith. Based mostly on scripture readings with other topics incorporated per the request of the students. If you are interested please contact Caroline Walsh
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
We aim to have as many interesting speakers and lecture topics to help our students grow in their faith while seeking understanding. Past topics include: Faith & Science, Stewardship of the planet, Natural Family Planning, vocational discussions and Theology of the Body. If you have a topic you would like to learn more about, please contact us at