Dear Pastors & Parish Leaders:
We are always eager to welcome new Ignatian Volunteers into our community- to grow our impact in the lives of people experiencing poverty! Beyond personally inviting people of retirement age in your parish to consider IVC Baltimore, we ask that you broadly extend an invitation via your parish website, bulletin, and social media channels. Sometimes, all someone needs is a little nudge- to respond to the “still small voice” (1 Kings 19) that calls us forth to act boldly and love differently! Truly, thank you for your support.
Nora Collins, Regional Director
Post the IVC LOGO to your parish’s website with a brief description of IVC Baltimore (pull from the below text). Link to the IVC Baltimore webpages (ivcusa.org/baltimore).
4x a year, please post one of the below Parish Bulletin Announcements (cut and paste from below or from this Google document).
Attention Retired Catholics! Your most important work may be after you retire!
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) of Baltimore is a community of retired Catholic men and women- that put their time and talents at the service of local non-profit agencies that assist people in poverty. Ignatian Volunteers not only commit to weekly service but also to one another. We serve 1 or 2 days per week (September through June), And, we gather monthly to prayerfully reflect on the deeper meaning of our service in the Ignatian Tradition. To learn more about what it means to be a “contemplative in action,” visit our website (ivcusa.org/baltimore) or email (Baltimore@ivcusa.org). Share your lifetime of experience – Get the experience of a lifetime!
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Your Most Important WORK May Begin AFTER You Retire
Are you retired or finished raising your family? Do you want to give back, enrich your spiritual life, and build community with other mature adults? Consider joining the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in Baltimore. Our community of Ignatian Volunteers serve one or two days per week (September through June) in local non-profit agencies that assist people in poverty and meet monthly for prayer and shared reflection in the Ignatian tradition. To learn more, visit our website (ivcusa.org/baltimore) or email (Baltimore@ivcusa.org).
PARISH SOCIAL MEDIA
From your parish’s Facebook page, please “Follow Us.”
4x a year, please share one of the below social media posts.