Welcome Message from Fr. Joe Bradley!
Recently assigned as Administrator of St Mark Parish has been a wonderful, grace-filled blessing for me. I join our parish community with a joyful welcome and invitation to join us in celebration of Word and Sacrament. Long known for its warmth and hospitality, St Mark parish seeks to bring our Lord’s message of healing love and support to all who enter through our doors. In these times of uncertainty we welcome all, and encourage participation in our liturgy and service opportunities to the larger community.
We are united in a variety of prayer forms and expressions, all leading to a community celebration at God’s Altar. Whether you have been a member of St Mark parish for many years, or a recent visitor, we welcome you to join our faith- filled family.
Saturday Mass: 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Daily Mass in the Chapel
8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
First Saturday Mass in Chapel
8:30 a.m. Exposition of the Eucharist after Mass with Benediction at Noon
Holy Days: 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Perpetual Help Devotion/Benediction
7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel
Rosary: After daily Mass and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Since June 24 falls on a Sunday this year, the Church has the opportunity for a more intense celebration of the birth of John the Baptist, who is often described as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the bridge between Judaism and Christianity. More commonly, John is known as the “precursor” of our Lord Jesus Christ. All the Gospels report John’s basic message: Repent, the kingdom is near at hand. One greater than I is coming. Though he was a wandering preacher who dressed in camel skins and ate grasshoppers, John’s legacy is one of true royalty. His origins are similar to those foretold by God through the prophet Isaiah: “You are my servant, he said to me, Israel through whom I show my glory” (Isaiah 49:3). John’s humility—“I am not
he”—was surpassed only by that of his Lord Jesus, the humble servant who
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