You are cordially invited to a Saint Mark parish leader’s luncheon on Saturday, June 11 10:30 am (after Mass) to 1:00 pm in Sullivan Hall.
Come meet with fellow parishioners about creating new ministries & groups and/or renew old ones! Our goal is simple: to give like-minded parishioners an opportunity to connect, strategize, and be empowered to build up ministry & fraternity at Saint Mark parish.
Please bring drinks, a side dish, or a dessert – Saint Mark parish will provide sandwich platters. Sign-up is required – this will help plan food needs and connect participants with shared interests. The sign-up link is available by clicking here.
This Thursday (May 26, 2022), we will celebrate a memorial Mass (11:00 am) for Vilma (Wil) Klein – all are welcome. The family has prepared an obituary, accessible online at this link.
Let us pray together for Vilma, her first husband Jim and second husband Leo (both of whom preceded her in death) and her daughters Mary & Jane now and in the days to come. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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Saint Mark Classical School is hosting an end-of-the-year BBQ on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Although the school is hosting, all members of the community are welcome.
If you are coming, please be sure to sign up to bring a salad, side dish, dessert, or other contribution to the event. In order for our gathering to be successful, we need everyone to pitch in as they are able. We hope you’ll come and enjoy and afternoon of food, fellowship, and games as we come to the close of the school year and the beginning of summer!
This Friday (May 20, 2022), we will offer a rosary (10:30 am) and then celebrate a funeral Mass (11:00 am) for Maria Orallo – all are welcome. The family has prepared an obituary, accessible online at this link.
Let us pray together for Maria, her husband Sam (who preceded her in death), their son Sam & their loved ones now and in the days to come. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Saint Mark parish
Earlier this week, the United States’ Bishop Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued an invitation for all Catholics to join in fasting and prayer today, May 13th, on the memorial of Our Lady of Fatima in response to the leak of the draft opinion of the Supreme Court. The committee named five intentions (listed below).
For those who are interested, the rosary will be recited this evening in the church at 6:30 pm. Whether at the church or at home, may we all join together in prayer for the building up of a culture of life.
The USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities’ suggested prayer intentions:
- For our nation, for the integrity of our judicial system, and that all branches of government be dedicated to seeking the common good and protecting the dignity and rights of the human person, from conception to natural death.
- For the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the Supreme Court’s final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson.
- For the conversion of the hearts and minds of those who advocate for abortion.
- For a new commitment to building an America where children are welcomed, cherished, and cared for; where mothers and fathers are encouraged and strengthened; and where marriage and the family are recognized and supported as the true foundations of a healthy and flourishing society.
- For Our Blessed Mother’s intercession and guidance as the Church continues to walk with mothers and families in need, and continues to promote alternatives to abortion, and seeks to create a culture of life.