Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
ENGLISH – 5:30 pm (livestream)
OCTOBER 17, 2021 Please join your fellow Parishioners for our annual, fun-filled Parish Picnic on Sunday, October 17, 2021, after the 11:30 am mass. Tables and chairs will be set up on the lawn under open tents.
There will be games and activities!
Delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, drinks and ice cream for dessert will be provided for your enjoyment. If you are in a “cooking mood”, you are welcome to bring a pasta or salad to share. Donations to support the event are always appreciated and will be accepted in the back of the church after Mass or at the Picnic.
Ladies Guild Update on Mini Fall FAIRE 2021
Our mini Fall Faire was a huge success due to the support of Fr. Angel, Fr Lee and Deacon Rich. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported our mini fundraiser which benefits our Outreach. Congratulations to the lucky raffle item winners!
– Fr Angel dinner for 6 – Luisa Villarico – One hour Legal Consultation – Luisa Villarico – 60 Lottery tickets- Linda Moore – Afternoon Tea for 6 – Imelda Wang – Restock the Bar- Lisa and Sandy Margolis – 2 Tickets to a 2022 S. F. Giants game – Leny Arceno – Chocolate Delight – Carol Reiser Schiavone – Iron Gate $100 gift certificate- Imelda Wang – Home Baked Goods for 6 months –Margaret Price – Two dozen frozen Lumpia and dipping sauce donated by Redwood Shores Lions Club- Sadee Lam. – Fr. Lee Cantonese dinner – Patrick Zecha – Piazza Fine Foods $100 gift certificate – Wilma V – Restaurant gift certificates, $25 Black Angus and $25 Cheesecake – Factory plus 750ml bottle of Chivas Regal Scotch – Celna – Wine plus FOUR lucky winners- Tessie Madrinan, Bill Mallet, Diane Massetti and Jack Murray
– $100 Pinstripes Bistro, Hillsdale Mall – Chris Okubo
– 50/50 Raffle – Grace and Marty Crowley
World Mission Sunday – Oct 24
NEXT WEEKEND we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities.
We will have a Second Collection on Oct. 23/24 to support World Mission Sunday. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and be generous in next week’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
THIS WEEKEND AT SUNDAY MASSES – OCTOBER 16 AND 17
DAILY ADORATION at the Chapelfrom 9am to 5pm Resuming Soon!
Sign-up sheet for Adorers available at all Sunday masses. We need adorers especially mid-day.
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.
SAINT JOSEPH’S CORNER – REFLECTION
“He [St Joseph] is the head of the Holy Family, father of the trinity on earth which resembles so closely the Holy Trinity on high.”— St Peter Julian Eymard
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! Click on file for more information: The Children of St. Joseph
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.
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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
3:45 to 4:20pm (Chapel)
SATURDAY October 16, 2021 4:30 PM: Sharleen Jerome (Birthday)
SUNDAY October 17, 2021
8:00 AM: Felicisima de Jesus (RIP)
9:45 AM: St Mark Parishioners, Living and Deceased
11:30 AM: Children of Barbara & Andy Klase (Living and Deceased)
October 18-22, 2021
Monday: Fr. Felino Luke Quitalig (RIP)
Tuesday: Carreon & Garcia Family (Thanksgiving)
Wednesday: George Ramirez (RIP)
Thursday: Caden Pascual (Birthday)
Friday: George Ramirez (RIP)
Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:30 PM: George Ramirez (RIP)
Sunday, October 24, 2021
8:00 AM: George Ramirez (RIP)
9:45 AM: Susan Ramirez (RIP)
11:30 AM: St Mark Parishioners, Living and Deceased
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.