Welcome to St. Mark Church
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
- Saturday evening liturgy at St. Mark reverts to
5:00 pm on December 4th. No mass at St. James until April.
CHRISTMAS FOR MILITARY MEMBERS
We are collecting items for our young men & women serving in the military. Boxes will be sent so they will be received around Christmas. 90 items of each are needed. We are in need of the following: Snacks: peanuts, beef jerky, hard candy, gum, Pringles (not in cans or hard containers), etc. No chocolate (it melts). Band-Aids, Razors, Neosporin or Bacitracin, Hand Sanitizer, Chapstick, Q-tips, Gallon size plastic Zip-lock bags. Please no big or hard containers as space is limited. Please place the items on the table set up in the back of the church labeled “Military Boxes”. Dead line is December 4th.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS!!!
The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
A jubilee year is a special year called by the church to receive blessing and pardon from God and remission of sins. “I am convinced that the whole church — that has much need to receive mercy because we are sinners — will find in this jubilee the joy to rediscover and render fruitful the mercy of God, with which we are all called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time,” Pope Francis said in announcing the year. “Let us not forget that God pardons and God pardons always,” the pope continued. “Let us never tire of asking for forgiveness.” The pope also said he wants the church to live the upcoming holy year “in the light” of Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Luke: “Be merciful, just as your father is merciful”.
M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T
St. Mark and St.James Parish glorify and model the life of Jesus Christ on our spiritual journey to salvation bringing the community to greater holiness through participation in the sacramental life with a willingness to share time, talent, and treasure.
P A S T O R A L V I S I O N
We at St. Mark/St. James glorify Jesus Christ as we..
- Pursue full and active participation rather than presume regular faith practice of our members.
- React to the changing conditions of the local Catholic Community.
- Strive first and foremost for Spiritual renewal in every committee, organization, or activity.
- Build belonging for the various age groups, personalities, genders, and states of life.
- Invite the occasional and nominal back to their spiritual home.
- Serve the needs of the greater community.