Posts from October 2017

From the Pastor’s Desk (10/31/2017)

We want to admire our leaders.  Whether it be the President of the United States, the Archbishop, our Congress people or police officers, we want them to be good and virtuous and upright.  We look to them for integrity and honesty, and how often we are disappointed.  Perhaps it’s because we expect them to be…

From the Pastor’s Desk (10/29/2017)

Love your neighbor as yourself.”  We often believe that this was an original idea of Jesus and the new command of compassion. But listen to the First Reading this weekend: God says, “”You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt.” In other words,  remember…

FOOD PANTRY/GABRIEL NETWORK

Hours: Wed. & Fri . 12 Noon—2:00pm Food Pantry: We are collecting for Thanksgiving dinner — turkeys, turkey breasts, chickens and all the fixings.  Also need dish detergent, tuna, and   desserts. Monday, November 20 is our distribution day. We are packing the baskets Friday, November 17. Gabriel Network: In need of diapers sizes 4, 5,…

Liturgy Corner

Did you all know that an important part of the Liturgy is singing?  Did you know that when you sing at Mass, you are actually praying? St. Augustine says that when we sing we PRAY TWICE!  That’s why we sing at all our Masses, Sundays and weekdays. Song is a way that we all pray…

SAVE THE DATE

St. Mark’s Annual Bull &   Oyster Roast Saturday, November 4 Reservations can be made now —$45.00 each.  Contact Christina Horchar by calling 443-980-0455, email: chorchar@comcast.net  or through Faith  Direct: https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/1111  

Mom’s Ministry

Please join us for an All-Orange Story Hour! Special Guest Reader Orioles -MASN announcer (and much-loved member of our St. Mark’s parish) Jim Hunter! Thursday, November 16th, 10:30-11:30am. Spread the word – Invite your friends – This storyhour will be one for the recordbooks! Please bring a canned food item for St. Mark’s food pantry to…

All Saints Day

All Saints Day— Wednesday, Nov. 1st Holy Day of Obligation—Masses will be 6:30 am, 9:00 am and 7:00 pm in the Church All Souls Day—Thursday, November 2nd Masses 7:30 am, 9 am and 7:00 pm

ATTENTION LITURGICAL MINISTERS: ALTAR SERVERS,  LECTORS, EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS AND WELCOME TEAM:

ATTENTION LITURGICAL MINISTERS: ALTAR SERVERS,  LECTORS, EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS AND WELCOME TEAM: It is time to turn in your scheduling needs for the Winter Schedule (December through February). Please address your scheduling needs by using the Ministry Scheduler Web Terminal no later than Friday, November 10. Please indicate your availability for Christmas Masses: Sunday, December 24:…