Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021

ENGLISH – 5:30 pm (livestream)


Nov. 28th: 9:45 AM Mass
Installation/Commissioning of Finance Council and Pastoral Council
 Finance Council
Pastoral Council


NOVEMBER 28: First Sunday of Advent
DECEMBER 6 (Monday): In Person Adoration at the Chapel resumes
DECEMBER 7 (Tuesday) Reconciliation Service in the church 6:30-7:45pm
DECEMBER 8 (Wednesday)
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Masses at 8:30 am & 7pm (Holy Day of Obligation) 

DECEMBER 11 (Saturday) Advent Recollection
9am-2:30 pm – “Hope, Heal, Renew” facilitated by Sr. Celeste Arbuckle (Register Below)
2:45-3:45 pm – Reconciliation Service
DECEMBER 12 Sunday Mass: 2nd Collection for Retirement of Religious
DECEMER 16 (Thursday) Simbang Gabi at St. Mark 7pm
DECEMBER 24 (Friday) Christmas Eve
Children’s mass 4:30 pm & 10pm
DECEMBER 25 (Saturday) Christmas Day
Mass at 8 am, 9:45 am, 11:30 am
Cantonese mass: 1:30 pm
DECEMBER 28 (Tuesday) Feast of the Holy Innocents Martyrs
Mass: 8:30 am
JANUARY 1, 2022 (Saturday) Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
New Year’s Day Mass: 8:30 am
JANUARY 1 & 2, 2022 (Saturday & Sunday) The Epiphany of the Lord
Masses: Saturday 4:30 pm Sunday: 8am, 9:45 am & 11:30 am



December 11, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Facilitated by Sr. Celeste Arbuckle, Director of Faith Formation,  Archdiocese of San Francisco

Reconciliation service follows at 2:45pm.
Boxed lunch will be served at the parish center.

NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required for all participants. 
Those not vaccinated will need to show a negative result for PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to start of the Recollection. 

Register below or in the church.  For inquiries, please call the parish office or send email to: office@saintmarkbelmont.com

Click Here to Register

Ladies Guild Girls Night Out

Reminder: If you haven’t sent your rsvp for Ladies Guild’s Girls Night Out on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 beginning at 6:30 pm with hot cider; dinner following in the Father Flanagan Parish Center, please do so today
1) PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS PARTY! This must be shown at the door, there will be NO exceptions. Masks must also be worn when entering the hall and when not eating or drinking
2) RSVP’S WILL BE REQUIRED – NOW.
3) Other protocols will be followed with front doors open and fans operating; so dress accordingly 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHRISTMAS RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
 to support the Council’s parish and outreach programs.
Win 1 of 3 VISA Gift Cards worth $200 each!
Raffle will be drawn on Dec. 19 after the 9:45 Mass.
You do not need to be present during the raffle. Winning numbers will be posted in the parish and in Flocknote.
You will need to present your winning ticket to claim your prize.


In-Person Daily Adoration at the Chapel
Resuming December 6 – 9am to 5pm

ORIENTATION
If you have not signed up but are interested, you are welcome to attend the Orientation.
 December 4, Saturday, from 9:30-10:30am in church.
View Signup Sheet:  Adoration-Chapel-Updated-November-15-2021

What is Adoration? 

The Blessed Sacrament is the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.  When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed or displayed in the Tabernacle, we must remember that Jesus is tangibly present and we are called to respond with adoration.
Adoration requires listening and being completely present to Jesus Christ.  

Vocation Cross Program
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. If you wish to participate, but unable to attend the 945am mass, please indicate in the sign up sheet and we will make arrangements.

We are all called to pray for vocations, especially for the priestly and religious life.


PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARISH
Your financial support helps keep our parish open.
Offerings can be given at Mass, through the mail or online using the button below. 

Learn other ways of Giving by using the button below.


WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM 
9:45 AM 
11:30 AM

Livestream masses for the Sick & Homebound every Sunday at 9:45am

Cantonese Mass: Second, Fourth & Fifth Sunday: 1:30 PM

Daily Mass in the Church

8:30 AM: Monday through Friday

First Saturday Mass in the Church

8:30 AM

Confessions 
3:45 to 4:20pm (Chapel)
Every Saturday

 
MASS INTENTIONS

SATURDAY November 27, 2021
4:30 PM: St Mark Parishioners, Living and Deceased
 
SUNDAY November 28, 2021
8:00 AM: Mercedes Silva (Thanksgiving)
9:45 AM: Atendido Family (Thanksgiving)
11:30 AM: Filemon Bayangos (RIP)

November 29-December 3,  2021
Monday: Helen Lazo (Special Intention)
Tuesday: Amy Quizon (Healing)
Wednesday: Stephanie Leung (Birthday)
Thursday: Liz Gayla (Birthday)
Friday: Francisca Pascual (Birthday)
 
Saturday, December 4, 2021
8:30 AM: Philip Cosby (Birthday)
4:30 PM: Rosa Licudine (Birthday)
 
Sunday, December 5, 2021
8:00 AM: St Mark Parishioners, Living and Deceased
9:45 AM: Bernard Atendido, Jr. (Birthday)
11:30 AM: Lorry and Belen Ramos (RIP)


Join our parish e-Community. Just fill in your name, email, and cell phone below. Then add “mail@flocknote.com” to your contact list. We have a great weekly email with all the ongoing parish activities.  And you can connect with all of our parish ministries. How do you want to serve our Lord?


 


SAINT JOSEPH’S CORNER – REFLECTION
November 27-28, 2021

“To you, O Blessed Joseph, we come in our trials, and having asked the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently ask you patronage, also”.  –Pope Leo XIII
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

 


St. Mark News & Events

 

Finance Council Annual Report

On November 13th, the Finance Council presented its 2021 report.

“Despite the pandemic, actual contributions exceeded budget by 6%.  Combined with 25% savings in expenses, St Mark generated positive bottom line of $93k greatly exceeding the budgeted deficit of $53k.”

Thanks to all our parishioners for your generous support for St Mark church, the Archdiocese and those most in need in our community.
Learn more about the Marian Grotto project when the Project Committee makes its presentation during the Sunday masses on December 4 and 5.

You can view the full presentation on our Finance Council Page.

 

2021 ARCHDIOCESE ANNUAL APPEAL
United in Mission and Ministry
Our campaign goal is $55,704

  • You may give your gift all at once (cash or check) or a pledged gift.
  • AAA envelopes are available for pick up in the rectory and inside the Church or upon request, AAA envelope will be mailed to you. To request, please email to office@saintmarkbelmont.com. 
  • Please return the envelopes to the Church the following week  or mail to St Mark Parish at 325 Marine View St. Belmont CA 94002
  • You may donate online by going to the Archdiocese of San Francisco Website  https://sfarchdiocese.org/aaa

All gifts, regardless of amount, are greatly appreciated and tremendously beneficial.

If you have any questions, please email Deacon Richard Dizon at dcnrich@saintmarkbelmont.com


Saint Mark Social Justice Prayer

Heavenly Father,

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 prayAmen.
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