| Special Liturgies | Contact with Archdiocesan Offices and Other Groups |
| Current Activities | Selected Pax Christi/Baltimore Activities/Events Since 1985 |

Pax Christi/Baltimore has been a lead or initiating organization in conferences and events in the Baltimore area on numerous peace and justice issues. Among them is participation in the Planning Committee for the annual Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation (CHD), presented each year on the first Saturday in March.

In 2004, Pax Christi/Baltimore presented a unique series of “follow up” discussion sessions at three locations in the Archdiocese in a single weekend, to provide an opportunity for parish peace and justice committee members to review ways to further energize their parishes for prayer and action on peace and justice issues. In April 2005, Pax Christi was part of the revised version of that concept, “Continuing Our Journey,” co-sponsored byCHD, the P. Francis Murphy Justice & Peace Initiative, and Beyond the Boundaries. 

Special Liturgies
Since the Summer of 2004, Pax Christi/Baltimore has presented a special monthly “Service of Peace” generally on the third Saturday of each month, at the Newman Center in Towson University. This unique ecumenical eucharistic prayer service combines some traditional liturgical elements with innovative approaches for a new and participatory experience focusing on collaboration, connection, and commitment to peace in the world. 

Contact with Archdiocesan Offices and Other Groups 
While not an Archdiocesan organization, the Chapter maintains contact with Archdiocesan offices including Office of Youth Ministry, Catholic Charities Office of Social Concern/Parish Relations, and Maryland Catholic Conference. Pax Christi contacts the offices of the Archbishop (Cardinal’s office) and of the Auxiliary Bishops, as appropriate, on particular issues. The Chapter frequently collaborates with other groups such as the Maryland United for Peace and Justice, American Friends Service Committee, the P. Francis Murphy Justice & Peace Initiative, the Catholic Labor Support Committee, Baltimore Faith Response Coalition, Maryland Coalition Against State Executions (MD CASE), Viva House and Jonah House.

Selected Pax Christi/Baltimore Events Since 1985

Conferences and Events

  • Co-sponsoring group for “Open Windows Festival”—A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II (October, 2013—present)
  • Prayer Service and panel discussion for the 50th Anniversary of Pacem en Terris (April 2013)
  • The “Tent of Abraham”—Annual day long event featuring a panel presentation, silent reflection, an interfaith prayer service, questions and answers, and closing with shared food and drink (October, 2006- 2010)
  • Several activities and events for Catonsville 9 at 40 (May, 2008)
  • Participating group for Baltimore’s “Eyes Wide Open” a series of events featuring a display of boots (display also by states) for every soldier killed in the Iraq War (September, 2005) (touring display)
  • Major Conference and Event for 25th Anniversary of Catonsville Nine (Goucher College, May, 1993, in cooperation with Jonah House and other groups)
  • Prayer Service, Teach In, Program and Events for Pax Christi/USA “Bread Not Stones” Bus Tour visit to Baltimore (College of Notre Dame, October, 2000)
  • Prayer Service and Conference and Event for 35th Anniversary of Catonsville 9 (Goucher College, May, 2003)
  • Prayer Service and Seminar on 40th Anniversary of Pacem en Terris (Bon Secours Spiritual Center and St. Matthew Parish, April, 2003*)
  • Seminar featuring Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, former Bishop President of Pax Christi USA (Bon Secours Spiritual Center, March, 2004*)
*In collaboration with P. Francis Murphy Justice & Peace Initiative
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