In a letter to the Diocese last Sunday, Lay Ministry Sunday, Bishop Burbidge has recognized “all of those parishioners who use their talents to serve the Church,” and he invited those who are not involved in parish ministry to consider volunteering. The following link St. Mark Church’s Current Volunteer Opportunities lists the first set of…

Do you Know the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy? Feed the hungry. Give drink to the thirsty. Welcome the stranger. Clothe the naked. Care for the sick. Visit the imprisoned. Bury the dead. Many in our parish are sick and homebound: The elderly who are no longer able to come to the church; Those in hospice…

Emergency request for blood donors Right now, the American Red Cross has a significant blood shortage and is issuing an emergency request for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve now and help save lives. With less than a five-day blood supply on hand, your blood drive is…

This past weekend, St. Mark parish was blessed with a visit from two Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, a religious order founded in Nashville TN in 1860. Sister Peter Marie and Sister Beatrice spent almost four days here, touching upon every nearly aspect of our parish life. They met with our elementary and middle-school students, spoke at…

Online Giving Option Now Available St. Mark is pleased to announce the availability of Online Giving from checking, savings, credit card or debit card. Just log into your personal St. Mark ACCESS account or use the GIVE NOW button on our website www.stmarkcatholicchurch.com. You completely and securely control the timing and amount of the gifts…

Every family commemorates important life events together – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and the like. Well, a parish church is a family, too! And we have some very important commemorations coming up for you to save on your calendar. There is an ancient practice among Catholic Christians of celebrating two separate days in a person’s life – their birthday, and…

During my days in the USAF, (a lifetime ago), I was stationed for a time in West Berlin. This was while there was still “the Wall” that cut through the city, and Germany itself, like an ugly scar. Many attempted to escape under or over or through this Wall, and many died in those attempts….