"St. Mark's Parish is a Catholic, Christian Community of believers, gathered together to joyfully worship God. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we seek to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of our people, and charitably minister to all."
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Saturday, December 8 is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are as follows:
Friday, December 7 at 5:30 PM and Saturday, December 8 at 9:00 AM (Please also continue reading below for further options.)
This year the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, which is a Holy Day of Obligation, falls on a Saturday. Since this is the patronal feast of the United States the obligation is never dispensed, which means we have back-to-back Saturday/Sunday obligations. In order to fulfill both obligations, one must attend TWO Masses - One Mass for Sunday Obligation and One Mass for the Immaculate Conception as described below!
1) A Mass to fulfill the Immaculate Conception obligation is ANY Mass (regardless of the readings and prayers used) that is celebrated between ~4 PM on Friday, December 7th and the end of the day on Saturday, December 8th.
2) A Mass to fulfill the Sunday obligation is ANY Mass (regardless of the readings and prayers used) that is celebrated between ~4 PM on Saturday, December 8th and the end of the day on Sunday, December 9th.
-Rosary is recited at 7:30 AM
Saturday - 5:00 pm
(anticipated Sunday Mass)
Sunday - 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Saturday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Other times by request.
ADVENT - PARISH STUDY PROGRAM
Prepare the Way: An Advent Journey for Our Parish is a parish-wide study for Advent that uses the widely acclaimed program Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained. With beautiful film-making and compelling teaching, Prepare the Way will help our parish dive more fully into the story behind Christmas, God’s loving plan of salvation, and encounter Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate! Prepare the Way can be accessed through formed.org
Prepare the Way will cover the following four topics over 4 weeks of Advent:
- Week 1: The Story of Salvation
- Week 2: Who is Jesus?
- Week 3: The Paschal Mystery
- Week 4: The Last Things
FORMED is available for free to all parishioners through a parish subscription. To register for a FORMED account, simply: CLICK HERE - HOW TO REGISTER FOR FORMED
When you log in, go to the Community Tab, and then click on the Prepare the Way picture on the top right side FORMED is also available as an APP on your phones/tablets.
If we understand Jesus in God’s loving plan of salvation we will be able to celebrate Christmas more fully. Let’s focus on the reason for the season, Jesus!
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K OF C LIGHT UP FOR CHRIST
The Knights of Columbus invite you to join them this Christmas Season as a time to celebrate the birth of Christ on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 PM. The Holy Rosary followed by the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree at 8:00 PM in the St. Mark's Chapel.
Come help spread the light of Christ throughout our nation and the world. Keep Christ in Christmas!
LADY OF GUADALUPE
CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS
On Sunday, December 16th the Social Ministry will again be providing baskets of food for the needy in our area.
The following items are most needed:
Juice, Instant potatoes, maynonnaise, canned fruit, cookies, crackers, tuna, dish detergent, single serve ready made pudding cups, spaghettios
Please drop off donations in the collection box in the narthex. Drivers will also be needed to deliver flowers to the shut ins in our Parish. Sign up sheets on the table in the narthex or call Lois Kendrick at 225-4758 for more info.
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YOUNG ADULTS (18-35 yr)
We want to stay in touch with you and your family and share upcoming events and plan new activities to enhance your experience at St. Mark’s! Let’s talk after Mass and get the conversation started about Young Adult Ministry.
Please check out the new Young Adult Bulletin Board. It is located on the wall just before the entrance to the Church Hall.
NEW MEN'S PROGRAM
NEW - Men's Program has started! Still time to join us on Tuesdays mornings!
To discover more about this highly dynamic men's program and register, click on our
Join us on January7 for the next gathering at St. Mark's, “Mercy for the Least of These”. Come discover this new opportunity to grow your Faith. Mercy for the Leasts's motto is taken from two important Gospel passages: The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:2537) and The Judgment of the Nations (Matthew 25:3146). CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
NEW PROGRAM -- ALPHA YOUTH
What is ALPHA YOUTH? STILL TIME TO JOIN US!
Alpha is a chance to explore and question the meaning of life. Over a series of nine session, you'll find out about the basics of Christian faith. Each session involves a main talk and some time to say what you think, or just listen. Food will be provided at each session. These sessions are for those in Grades 6 through 12th. STILL TIME TO JOIN US!
Sessions will be held from Noon until 1:30 PM on the following days in the St. Mark's Old Church area (Back of church hall) on
January 13 & 27 / February 24 / March 3 / April 7 & 27
To register and watch a short video CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE FORM
For additional information, please contact Kris Burgio at 585-227-6824, ext. 203 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN YOU HELP?
- Your help is needed to operate the computer projection system during masses. IT’S MUCH EASIER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK! Contact Deacon Frank at 2276824 ext. 205 or email email@example.com
- Volunteer Drivers needed for Lifespan of Rochester - Drivers needed to take elders to their appointments, grocery shopping, banking, etc. For more information contact Sr. Anne Guerin at 585 244-8400 ext. 142
- Tutors needed immediately! Can you commit an hour a week? No teaching experience required. For more information, please contact Sister Evelyn Breslin at Notre Dame Learning Center - 585-254-5110
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LIGHT UP CHRIST
Tuesday, December 4th at 7:30 PM.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday, December 6 in the Daily Mass Chapel, following 8:00 AM Mass until 7:00 PM Benediction
PRO-LIFE NEXT LEVEL SIDEWALK TRAINING
Thursday, December 6th, 7:00 PM
PRO-LIFE POT LUCK DINNER- GLORY TO GOD
Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 PM
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Father Louis Sirianni, Pastor
- Deacon Frank Pettrone, Pastoral Associate
- Deacon David Cadregari, Deacon
- Jim Pudetti, Finance Director
- Joyce Martelli, Bookkeeper
- Kristine Burgio, Religious Education / Youth Ministry
- Terri Nicolosi, Administrative Assistant
- Joe Ilardo, Music Director
- Connie Schmeer, Parish Secretary
- Samir Agic, Maintenance
- Andrew Tantalo, Parish Organist
- Jack Fiannaca, Parish Organist
8:30 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed on National Holidays