O Glorious Saint Mark, through the grace of God our Father, you became a great Evangelist, preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ. May you help us to know Him well so that we may faithfully and joyfully live our lives as His disciples. Amen.
Congratulations to our young ones receiving First Holy Communion. May the Body and Blood of Christ keep you safe for eternal life. Become what you receive! Live what you receive! Share what you receive! God’s relentless mercy and His mighty and tender love!
As an act of personal evangelization, consider offering a ride to Mass to neighbors who are elderly or cannot drive. This is a blessing to them, and to you! Help fill our churches and someone’s life with God’s love. Thank you!
It is very important to remember to incorporate your eye health as part of your regular health check-ups. Having a full eye exam is one of the best things you can do so you are seeing the best you can and keeping your eyes healthy. Millions of people have problems with their vision and some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness. Here are some tips for keeping your eyes healthy:
*Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
*Know your family’s eye health history.
*Eat right to protect your sight.
*Maintain a healthy weight.
*Wear protective eyewear.
*Quit smoking or never start.
*Give your eyes a rest.
*Clean your hands and your contact lenses–properly.
*Practice workplace eye safety.
There is a newly formed Substance Addiction Ministry in the eastern suburbs offering hope, healing and reconciliation to those touched by addiction. We will meet at 7:00PM on the third Wednesday of every month for a Rosary for Recovery followed by a gathering for all who are afflicted or affected by addiction. It will be a safe, confidential place for people to seek education, referral and support. The first Rosary was Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at St. John the Baptist-Plum. For more information please contact Noreen at 412-296-1709.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our SAINT MARK PARISH FESTIVAL 3,4,5 AUGUST 2017
Help make this year’s festival better than ever! If you are interested in being involved with the festival please contact Cathy Esack at: 412-980-2918 or 412-672-8666.
IT’S SPRING! The Festival Specialty Basket Team is sorting and getting excited about preparing 200 + baskets for our Saint Mark Parish Festival. We have a reputation for having beautiful and valuable baskets, thanks to all your donations! As the weather warms, the Basket Team hopes you will be looking for good deals. Thank you to those who have already been shopping and leaving your contributions in the baskets at the entrances to both worship sites. If you are wondering what to buy, here are a few suggestions:
Spring Gardening: Gloves, bucket, sprinkling can, small gardening tools, seeds, hose, pots and soil, etc.
Easter Sales: Decorations
Spring Cleaning: Items to make things fresh.
Baby Basket Boy and Baby Basket Girl: Appropriate items for newborn and up to two years old.
Your Favorite Basket Items!
We depend on your generosity. We thank you.
We are in need of gently used, but loved items that you may be discarding in your spring cleaning for our parish festival flea market. All donations must be in WORKING CONDITION. The following items will not be accepted: clothing, draperies, tires, computers or broken electronics and dirty/unclean items. Drop off in July; dates to be announced. Thank you for your generosity!!
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is to be offered AFTER the 11AM Sunday Mass on the LAST Sunday of each Month. If you or someone from your family desires to receive the Sacrament, please inform the Priest and remain in the church AFTER MASS. Thank you!
It is important for our records to reflect you as an active member of Saint Mark Parish through your use of your weekly offertory envelopes. Even if you are unable to give a monetary donation, please put your empty envelope in the offertory basket. If you are in need of envelopes, please notify the parish secretary.
Active parish church membership is a requirement for those who may be asked to be Godparents for a Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation.
Active parish church membership is also a requirement for those who register their children in Catholic schools. God draws us to Him at Mass.
1 May 2017, 7pm at Saint Robert Bellarmine
10 July 2017, 7pm at Saint Patrick
If necessary, Father Daniel can accommodate parents’ schedules by appointment. Please call to schedule a meeting with him.