1- Corporal Works of Mercy: Clothe the Naked— Over the next few weeks, from January 11th — February 2nd, the Peace and Justice ministry of St. Mark Parish is reaching out to each of you to search your homes for gently used coats and blankets and to donate them to our Annual Coat and Blanket Drive. Please place your donations in the Box located in the Narthex. This drive helps support Sharing and Caring and the needs of those in our community who have less than we. If you would like to join us in the works of Peace and Justice please contact Joni Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org/ Joni 678-481-3201
Thank you for your generosity and God bless.
2-The 2019 Angel Giving Tree was able to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 90 children thanks to the generosity and compassion of the St Mark Parish Family. St Mark Angels purchased, or donated funds to help purchase over 200 gifts for these special children. A team of twelve individuals wrapped each gift, labeled them, sorted them by family and then bagged them for distribution. All gifts were picked up by grateful family members. Without your help, none of this would have been possible. Thank you Angels, Office Staff and volunteers. The St Mark Parish Family is outstanding!!!
St Mark Knights of Columbus Council #13491
3- Ash Wednesday, February 26 Schedule: Eucharist: 6:30 AM & 9 AM in English; 12 PM in Spanish St. Dominic ; Ash Service in St. Mark— English 6 PM; in Spanish 7:30 PM
4-Lenten Observance: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. (Code of Canon Law 1249-53)
Monday: 1 Sm 15:16-23; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mk 2:18-22
Tuesday: 1 Sm 16:1-13; Ps 89:20-22, 27-28; Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday: 1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Mk 3:1-6
Thursday: 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7; Ps 56:2-3, 9-13; Mk 3:7-12
Friday: 1 Sm 24:3-21; Ps 57:2-4, 6, 11; Mk 3:13-19
Saturday: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Mk 16:15-18
Sunday: Is8:23—9:3; Ps27:1,4,13-14; 1Cor 1:10-13-17; Mt 4:12-23