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MASS SCHEDULE

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All Masses live streamed except for 8:30 AM on Sundays.  

  • Saturday Mass at 5:00 PM 
  • Sunday at  8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
  • Daily Masses (Monday-Friday) at 8:00 AM     

 

ROSARY

Rosary is recited at 7:30 AM Monday through Friday, prior to 8:00 AM Mass

RECONCILIATION

Confessions are available Saturdays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

DEACON GERARD DE FUENTE

Our parish is fortunate to have one of our newly ordained deacons, Deacon Gerard de la Fuente, appointed to serve at St. Mark’s Church. Deacon Gerard will be joining the St. Mark's family the weekend of August 6 & 7. Here is a little information about Deacon Gerard


The grace and peace of our Risen Lord be upon you. My name is Richard (Gerard) de la Fuente, husband of 25 years to my lovely bride Maita and a proud papa to (5) amazing children: Krista, Jonathan, Elisa Rose, Alexandra, and Christian.

God has blessed me abundantly and our Lord has constantly been renewing my faith throughout the years. As a young adult, I met my wife at a Catholic Retreat, and we’ve been together since. Our  marriage has been blessed by the Marriage Encounter and Family Encounter Retreats.  As a couple, we’ve found that taking time to carve out time for God and time for each other provides times of renewal and refreshment. As a newly ordained Deacon, I offer to you and to our Lord the sacrifice of my time. May it be pleasing to our Lord and fruitful for our community of St. Mark. 

In my spare time, I can be found helping my wife’s baking business (sometimes caught over sampling the sweet baked goods), and fine-tuning my barbecue skills (smoked a 16 pound brisket on Independence Day). Normal work days I work remotely for a San Francisco based IT firm as a Director of Quality. I manage a team of 22 Quality Engineers and Technical Support Engineers in Brazil and here in the United States.  My workday starts at Noon and ends at 8pm.
 
I look forward to meeting each of you at St. Mark’s and I pray for your patience as I navigate my first parish assignment. One that is filled with the new horizon of Diaconate service and highlighted by the brightly blessed faces of my new family at St. Mark. In union with my bride Maita (phonetically: Might-ah).
 
I remain in service as your brother in Christ,
Deacon Gerard de la Fuente

PASTORAL PLANNING TASK FORCE UPDATE

The Charlotte/Greece/Hilton Pastoral Planning Task Force met again on June 21. The task force spent time in prayer and faith sharing prior to beginning its meeting. The bulk of the meeting was devoted to discussing parish data compiled by task force members: e.g., on each parish’s buildings and rounds, staffing,ministries,councils/committees, faith formation, ministry at hospitals and senior care facilities, fundraising, and new initiatives. We are actively working over the summer on objectives for this coming year. These will be finalized on October 4 when we will also determine how best to have open, honest, and transparent two-way communication with parishioners. The intent is to work through challenges facing our parishes collaboratively and as the Catholic Church of Charlotte, Greece, and Hilton.
 
Members of the Task Force are the following: Holy Cross/Our Mother of Sorrows: Fr. William Coffas, Fr. Joseph Martuscello, Holy Cross: Joseph DiVincenzo, Ryan Snyder, Our Mother of Sorrows: Marc Boeh, David Witkoski, St. Charles Borromeo: Fr. John Firpo, Gina Reeder, David Steklenski, St. John the Evangelist: Fr. Peter Enyan-Boadu, Paul Parkman, Nick Verdino, St. Lawrence: Fr. Lee Chase, Steve Amico, Jeri Rombaut, St. Leo the Great: Fr. Joseph Catanise, David Jones, Barbara Surash, St. Mark: Deacon Frank Pettrone, Peter Blind, Kimm Wesley.

NEW BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

Everyone experiences the death of a loved one in a personal way. Some need and want to talk about the loss of a loved one while others cannot speak easily of their feelings of grief, pain, and sorrow. All of us need caring support to work through our grief and find our way in our altered condition. Praying with others who are grieving provides collective strengthening as we journey along beside one another with attentive compassion. Every person has a unique story. But we all share in the commonality of deep sorrow and the need to adjust to an altered life; the life we are called to embrace, grow through, and grow into.  Those of us who are still alive cherish the connection with those who have died and oftentimes struggle to make sense of how to go on living our altered connection.

Come and pray together, with Joan Wania, for the wisdom, strength and understanding necessary to move forward through life without the physical presence and companionship of the one or ones you love.

To inform us of your interest in St. Mark’s Bereavement Ministry contact Joan Wania by email at: [email protected] 

Please indicate a day and time that is most convenient for you. We will strive to schedule a bi-weekly opportunity accordingly. It will not be necessary to attend every opportunity to benefit from the prayerful, compassionate, and reflective time spent togethe.

Vacation Bible School

“Kids Camp”
August 8 - 12, 2022 9 AM - Noon

 

       

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is offered each Sunday at the 11:00 AM Mass. Please contact Kris Burgio if you are interested in volunteering to support this program. For more info or questions contact: [email protected] or call 227-6824 x203.   
 
For YOUTH GROUP info, CLICK HERE

FATHER HEWES

Father Jim's important Blog this week in regards to the latest overturning of Roe vs. Wade decision and the impact.

Violence and death are more readily accepted by society to solve complex problems when vulnerable life is
destroyed at the very beginning of life, and the killing takes place within the very heart of, and with the
complicity of the family. As Mother Teresa stated: “Abortion has pitted mother against their children and
women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships.”

---Fr. Jim Hewes

To read previous Blogs from Father Jim on this topic, go to: https://www.stmarksgreece.com/blog/blogs

REQUESTS FOR MASS CARDS & PRAYERS

The 2021 Calendar is now open for Mass Requests.  Please click the appropriate link to Requests Mass Cards and/or Prayer Requests 

Mass Card Requests - Click Here

Prayers for Book of Intentions / Book of Remembrance - Click Here

Any concerns or questions, please contact the Church office at 227-6824.

                     

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday 8:30 AM - Noon, 12:30 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Fridays and National Holidays - Closed

Phone: 585-227-6824
Email: [email protected]

If you have a medical emergency in which death is imminent, requiring a priest for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please call 585-225-3710 and follow the instructions for the emergency contact.

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