Parish Photo Directory Sign-Up

St. Mark's parishioners are invited to sign up to have their portrait photographs taken in January!  Below are the dates for appointments.  Times are given on the website that you can link to below...

Friday, Jan. 2;     Saturday, Jan. 3;     Tuesday, Jan. 6;     Wednesday, Jan. 7;     Thursday, Jan. 8;

Friday, Jan. 9;     Saturday, Jan. 10;    Tuesday, Jan. 13;     Wednesday, Jan. 14;     Thursday, Jan. 15

Each household that has their photo taken will receive a free 8x10” photo and a free photo directory!  To sign-up by phone for a photo appointment, call Renee during parish office hours at 796-1604.  Or... on this icon to access the website where you can sign up:

Parish Photo Directory

Please note that website sign-up is disabled on weekends when the manual sign-up sheets are in the back of church (both cannot be used at the same time...).

Also, greeters are needed on the days of photos being taken.  Two persons will man the front table as greeters where families/households check in.  Greeters will work for four-hour periods.  The sign-up sheet is in the back of church.  You can call Angie McCoy with questions about greeters at 304-5918.

Immaculate Conception Liturgical Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Liturgical Roles of the Immaculate Conception. Sign up sheets are on the back tables in church or you can call the parish office at 796-1604. Mass Times are Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 pm and Monday, December 8th at 7:30 am and 6:30 pm.  This is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family.  Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness.  Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives.  Thank you for friends, for health and for grace.  May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.  Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving! Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving.  The parish office will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.

( In his catechesis, Pope Francis reflected on what it means to be a saint. He said that it is not to do extraordinary things nor a conquest, but rather a gift from God.

"Some think that holiness is putting on a pious face. No, that is not holiness. Holiness is something much greater and more profound that God gives us. Moreover, it is living with love and giving a Christian witness in our daily lives where we are called to become saints. And each one of us in our own state in life.”
First Sunday of Lent

"The French spiritual writer Simone Weil said that the core of the Christian life is waiting, watching, expecting. We cannot save ourselves, but we can look with rapt attention to the one who can. In this sense, we are, permanently, an Advent people."

Gospel: Mark 13: 33-37


Please pick up your Stewardship Forms on the tables in the back of church if you have not done so.

The forms are to be returned the weekend of November 29th and 30th.  Thank you.

Daily Server List

The new schedule is posted for daily servers.  Please view the parish website under the heading News and then Ministry Schedules for a list of when your son is scheduled to serve daily Mass.  Thank you.

( During Sunday's Angelus, Pope Francis reflected on the parable of the talents, where God gives every person gifts, that are meant to be put to good use.

"Talents are the heritage God trusts us with. Which heritage? His Word, His Eucharist, Faith in God the Father, His forgiveness... So many things. His greatest treasures. Jesus doesn't ask us to keep His grace in a safety box. None of that. He wants us to use it to help others”


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