Saint Mark Parish News
Updated February 9th, 2024
Dear St Mark Family,
Welcome to the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time! This is also World Marriage Day and World Day of the Sick Sunday – with special blessings for each at the end of each Mass.
Religious Formation for Elementary this Sunday at 12:30pm. There will be a special Y3S – Youth Group gathering this Sunday at 6pm.
Justice and Peace continues their annual Spiritual Adoption effort this weekend, please see the information on the table in the Commons.
The Knight of Columbus annual Monte Carlo Night this Saturday, Feb 10th, at 6:45pm, tickets will be on sale by the Knights at the door.
This Tuesday, Feb 13th at 6pm, we will have a special prayer service as we burn the palms to be used for Ash Wednesday. The Knights are sponsoring the Pancake Supper immediately following, free tickets are available after all Masses. Donation at the door that night.
This Wednesday, February 14th, we begin the Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday Masses at 6:30am, 12pm and 7pm! Distribution of Ashes will be conducted at all Masses.
During the Season of Lent our Parish Life Committee is having Meatless Suppers on Fridays at 6pm. We will start on this Friday, Feb 16th, please sign up at the Parish Life table in Great Hall.
Following the Meatless Supper, we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 7pm in the church.
During the Lenten Season and into the Easter Season, our Parish Eucharistic Revival moves back to Small Faith Communities studying “Jesus and the Eucharist.” This is a meaningful and worthwhile formation on our faith and belief in the Eucharist. There are several groups available depending on your schedule. Please sign up at the Religious Formation table just inside the Great Hall. The series will start the week of February 18th.
For those called to serve as an Extra-Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist, there will be a training session on Monday, February 19th, at 7pm. This is for both new and current ministers.
Don’t forget to sign up as a volunteer for our service to the homeless with our working with CAST the week of February 21 to 28. You can sign up on the parish website.
As always please ensure you receive a bulletin or check our parish website, and Parish Facebook page for additional information.
God bless, Deacon Mike