Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursday, Aug 5, 2021
ENGLISH – 5:30 pm (livestream)
Weekend Masses In The Church
Saturday, July 31: 4:30 pm Sunday, August 1:
9:45 am & (live-streamed)
Last Sunday, July 25th, the parish hosted a Belated Retirement Party to honor three ladies who have unselfishly served our parish for many years:
Cathy Coolin as our Office Manager for 17 years. Maria Ong as Coordinator of Religious Education for 10 years. Jill Watkins as Youth Minister for 25 years and Coordinator of Confirmation for 13 years.
Appeal for Support
The Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri will be at St Mark for a parish mission thisweekend, July 31 & August 1.
The Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri is a women religious community that was founded in Kenya by Bishop Filipo Perlo and three founding members in 1918. In founding the congregation, Bishop Perlo, an Italian missionary, believed that anyone who would become part of the new community would walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in caring for the poor, the needy, and the suffering. Today, more than 400 sisters actively serve in teaching, healthcare, pastoral care, and a variety of social ministries in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Italy and the U.S.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC OR, INTERESTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH?
Tell them that St Mark offers support and resources through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process.
SVDP St Mark conference requests donations of bags to be used to carry groceries for home visits. Paper, plastic and reusable bags are welcomed.
Please leave the bags in our Second Harvest barrel at the back of the Church or on the table in the workroom. Thank you!
Visit our “Giving” page to learn about new and more convenient ways of donating and supporting our parish.
DAILY ADORATION at the Chapelfrom 9am to 5pm Resuming Soon!
Sign-up sheet for Adorers available at all Sunday masses.
For those who have signed up previously, please check your date & time preference in the sign-up sheet.
SAINT JOSEPH’S CORNER
NOVENA OF MASSES to celebrate the year of St. Joseph from June 9 to August 4, every Wednesday at the 8:30 daily mass for nine consecutive Wednesdays.
“God the Father wants you to entrust yourself to the loving paternal care of St. Joseph in a manner similar to God’s entrustment of the human nature of Jesus to St. Joseph. God planned these entrustments, both of Jesus to St. Joseph and of the members of the Church to St. Joseph, from all eternity; they were not done haphazardly, St Joseph is the shadow of the Heavenly Father…” — Fr. Donald Calloway M.I.C.
The Year of St Joseph Prayer
To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.
As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen
The Children of St Joseph
Calling all parishioners who would like to share their (or learn the) skill of working with their hands or minds in service of the St Mark Parish! The Children of St Joseph needs you!
At the Sunday 9:45 am mass, parishioners will take turns in bringing the Vocation Cross home. Those who take the Cross will pray each day, the Vocation Prayer and the Rosary. Sign up sheets are available at the Sunday Masses. We are all called to pray for vocations, especially for the priestly and religious life.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARISH
WEEKEND MASSES Saturday: 4:30 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM 9:45 AM (Also Live-Streamed) 11:30 AM
“Year of St. Joseph” From June 9th – August 4th, each Wednesday
First Saturday Mass in the Church 8:30 AM
3:45 to 4:20pm (Chapel)
SATURDAY July 31, 2021
4:30 PM: Reynaldo J. Luis, Jr. (RIP)
SUNDAY August 1, 2021
8:00 AM: Jose Ong (Birthday)
9:45 AM: Carlito Villarico (RIP)
11:30 AM: St Mark Parishioners, Living and Deceased
August 2-6, 2021
Monday: Dorothy Conanan (Healing)
Tuesday: Rosa Ramirez (RIP)
Wednesday: Elena Maraggun (Healing)
Thursday: Children of Andy & Barbara Klase (Living and Deceased)
Friday: Rosemary (Pat) Reid
Saturday, August 7, 2021
8:00 AM: Joseph P. Ramirez (Birthday)
4:30 PM: St Mark Parishioners, Living and Deceased
Sunday, August 8, 2021
8:00 AM: Sharleen Mae & Rencee Ongoco (Special Intention)
9:45 AM: Teresita Cruz (RIP)
11:30 AM: Mariano & Francisca Antonio (RIP)
Saint Mark Social Justice Prayer
We graciously ask You to pour out Your spirit on our parish and fill us with Your grace to be instruments of peace and charity to all those whom You place in our path who are less fortunate, defenseless, marginalized, or forgotten:
May we recognize You in everyone we meet, whether stranger or neighbor, no matter their race or nationality, no matter their age or economic status, no matter their physical or mental condition, no matter their circumstances.
May we know the homeless as our brethren and be generous with our material blessings, our gifts, and our hearts.
May we see Your reflection in the poor and be moved to action and empathy.
May we demonstrate Your mercy toward the incarcerated by works of faith and fellowship through cooperation with the Holy Spirit.
May we advocate in Your name for the unborn, the elderly, and the most vulnerable.
May the troubled, the sick, and the disabled know comfort and experience Your love through our assistance and care.
May we recognize and challenge racial injustice wherever it exists.
May we welcome all immigrants and refugees as Your children and support their integration into our society, as we see the value of all who seek to be our neighbors.
May we provide assistance from our abundance to those challenged by unemployment and financial stress, and fight for policies that uphold the rights to dignified work and a living wage.
Through the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary we pray. Amen.