IVC Baltimore’s Sixth Annual Advent Concert
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Sunday Liturgy, 2:00pm
St. Ignatius Church, 740 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD
Please join us for an afternoon of prayer, reflection, and song and a celebration of two leaders who work to change structures that perpetuate poverty and inspire Ignatian Volunteers to find God in daily life.
The Della Strada Award is named after Sancta Maria Della Strada, the first church that St. Ignatius and the early Jesuits obtained to serve the urban poor in the center of Rome. The Award honors an influential individual or organization that reflects the Ignatian values of direct service to the poor, and of working and educating for a more just society. This year’s honoree is Project PLASE co-founder and executive director Mary Slicher.
Ed Sommerfeldt was an Ignatian Volunteer from 2007-2010. Diagnosed with a brain tumor, Ed faced his illness with courage and optimism. In his memory, the Ed Sommerfeldt award honors one who inspires those within IVC to clearly recognize God’s presence and activity in the midst of everyday life. This winner of this year’s Ed Sommerfeldt Award is Fr. Joe Muth of St. Matthew’s and Blessed Sacrament Churches in Baltimore.
We are pleased to welcome the Loyola Blakefield Choir as they lead us in song and ease us into the Advent and Christmas seasons. Our IVC service-site partner reflection will be delivered by Peter Dunn from The Samaritan Community in Bolton Hill.
Join us at 2pm in the Chapel of Grace at St. Ignatius Church to celebrate the Sunday Liturgy before our concert starts at 3:00. Afterward, you are invited for food and fellowship while learning more about opportunities within IVC.
This event is free to attend; a free-will offering of $30 is suggested to keep IVC Baltimore growing. Donations of time, talent, prayer, and treasure help IVC provide our community partners with highly experienced part-time volunteers. Serving at 20 partners it is estimated by The Federal Agency for Service and Volunteering that in 2018 Ignatian Volunteers saved our community partners over $675,000 in total personnel costs.
IVC helps sustain Ignatian Volunteers’ efforts through monthly meetings, spiritual reflection, and retreat opportunities throughout the year.