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Journey Forward

The Journey Forward Connection Groupgathering of alumni

Recent formation of “The Journey Forward Connection Group” is the beginning of an amazing new chapter at Saint Vincent College!  In many ways, it is also the beginning of a new season of life for its participants as well.  Our mission is to bring together and steward a special group of people whose deceased spouses were graduates of Saint Vincent.  They now have the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with old friends and socialize with new ones.  Most importantly, they are in a comfortable, friendly setting where they are able to share common bonds.  Our first few gatherings have brought together a wonderful group of people who now look forward to seeing each other.  We have shared meals, viewed a Planetarium Show, and taken in a Summer Theatre matinee.  Our most beloved event has been an All Souls Mass, where spouses are remembered during a special candle-lighting ceremony. 

desserts served at gathering of alumni

The Journey Forward Connection Group has created a path for participants to attend social events without their spouse and still be at ease. Those whom we have been privileged to spend time with on these occasions are embraced as part of our Saint Vincent family. 

If you are the spouse of a deceased Saint Vincent alumnus and are interested in joining us, we can only tell you what others in your situation have said: “The Connection Group is such a blessing.  I am so glad I decided to come!”

Consider joining us for our next event!  If, for any reason you are not receiving invitations, please contact us.  We are always looking forward to our next gathering of old and new friends!  Check your mailbox about 6 weeks before each event for your invitation. 

Here’s what we have planned for 2021:

To our Journey Forward friends,

We are looking forward to a time in the near future when we can reconnect with you! Please note that, due to these uncertain times, the dates for the events below are tentative. We will keep this page current with the latest information once decisions are made to move forward with each event. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give one of us a call or send an email. Our contact information is on the right side of the page. We would love to hear from you!


All Saints/All Souls Mass and Luncheon
Monday, November 1, 2021 – 11 a.m.
Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica

Join us in body or in spirit this year, as Archabbot Martin de Portes Bartel, O.S.B. celebrates this special Mass in honor of the Church’s wonderful saints, and also in remembrance of our dearly departed loved ones. Please RSVP by October 21, 2021, to 724-805-2656, or to

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