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St. Mark Emporium Church












11th Sunday of Ordinary Time


June 16, 2024



Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 

“This is how it is,” Jesus says in this Gospel. Yet there is no single way to describe the “kingdom of God.” Here Jesus uses two similar parables to teach us that the kingdom is realized in the intersection of our own work (plant the seed) with God’s work (the mystery of life growing and bearing fruit). The Good News is that God's kingdom is assured—the scattered seed will yield a harvest; the tiny seed will grow into a large plant. “This is really how it is!” 









June 3, 2024

Bishop Persico has made the following clergy appointments:

Appointed:

The Reverend Christopher Beran, Chaplain of the Penn State Behren Campus effective immeditely, and until June 30, 2025, while continuing as
Parochial Vicor at St George Parish, Erie.

The Reverend Luke A. Daghir, Parochial Vicar of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, including its secondary mission church of St. Andrew, and St Stephen of Hungary Parish, all in Erie. The appointment of St Jude Parish is effective June 17, 2024, and will include St. Stephen of Hungary Parish on July 9 when the partnership of the two parishes begins.  Father Daghir is also appointed to the Sacramental Ministry associated with campus ministry at Mercyhurst Uiversity, Erie, effective July 9, 2024, and for one year.

The Reverend Ian R. McElrath, Episcopal Master of Ceremonies and Associate Director of the Clergy Office, effective July 9, 2024 and until July 31, 2027, while continuing as Chaplain of Mercyhurst Preparatory School, although reduced to part-time, and Chaplain of the Extraodinary Form Mass Community.

The Reverend Walter E. Packard, temporary Parochial Administrator of St. Titus Parish, Titusville, and its secondary churches of Immaculate Conception, Mageetown, and St. Walburga, Titusville, effective May 31, 2024 and continuing until a new pastor is appointed or other provisions are made.

 The Reverend Edward J. Walk, Senior Associate of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Bradford, and its secondaary mission church of St. Francis of Assisi, Bradford, effective July, 2024 and until July 31, 2027.

Reappointed:

THE REVEREND PAUL S.
SIEBERT, Pastor of St. Mark Parish, Emporium, with its secondary mission church of St. James, Driftwood,
effective immediately and until July 31, 2030.  

(Yipee! Yahoo! and Amen!)







ROSARY SOCIETY ANNUAL YARD SALE 

JULY 6th, 9AM-1PM at the St. Mark parking lot. 

Donations can be dropped of Tuesdays and/or Thursdays during the month of June, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Please bring all items to the back of the Faith Formation building - door on the far left.
If you need your donations to be picked up, please call
Josie DeSio at 814-486-1968 or Art May at 814-486-0787. 






 


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

JULY 22nd-26th 6-8 PM 

Cameron County Fair Grounds 

ALL ARE WELCOME 

The Theme this year is: 

UNDER THE SEA 

If you’d like to volunteer to help or would like to send much-needed supplies,
please call Jen Abriatis at 
814-335-4871.

 







ST. JAMES FEAST DAY PICNIC 

Saturday, July 27th after 5:30 PM Mass on the St James grounds. 

Pizza, Salad and drinks will be provided! Sign up after Mass or call Theresa Dayton at 814 594 7835

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St. James in 
Driftwood PA




Saturday evening mass every Saturday at 5:30 pm until mid-November.



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