Garden Day, Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Please join us for our final garden day of the season, as we put this year’s garden to bed and plant bulbs for spring surprises! We provide the tools; you bring your muscles. Please contact Addie Peyronnin for more information.
Commemoration of All Faithful Departed, Friday, November 2 at 7 p.m.
On this evening, we remember all the faithful departed, and we pause to listen to the recitation of the names of our founders, benefactors, and those beloved of the congregation, whom you have asked us to remember. The liturgy is beautiful, ancient, and mostly sung. The Parish Choir will sing a setting of the Requiem Mass by Gabriel Fauré. The clergy are vested in traditional black vestments, and the Mass concludes with the absolution of the catafalque, a kind of stand-in for the countless souls we remember on this night. A letter has been mailed out requesting you to submit those names of your departed loved ones along with your memorial contributions to the Parish Office. Names and contributions can also be submitted to the Verger, Daniel Russell by noon on Tuesday, October 30.
Solemnity of All Saints & Font Re-Dedication, Sunday, November 4
Saint Mark’s will depart from our usual custom by keeping the Solemnity of All Saints on Sunday, November 4 while still observing All Saints’ Day on November 1 with our usual Low Masses. November 4 provides the perfect opportunity to re-dedicate the Font in its new central location in the West End of the church at the Solemn High Mass at 11 a.m. Bishop James Jelinek, retired Bishop of Minnesota, will be joining us for the re-dedication. In addition to the re-dedication, we will have several baptisms. Father Andrew Kellner will be our guest preacher and the Choir of Boys and Girls will join the Parish Choir. Solemn Evensong & Benediction will be sung by the Parish Choir at 4 p.m. and the new Tabernacle will be dedicated during that liturgy. Please plan to come together to worship as a parish family on this happy day and to give thanks to God for all the saints!
Commitment Sunday November 18
On this day, we will offer our pledges of financial support to Saint Mark’s. There will be celebratory brunches following the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses where we will gather for joyful fellowship with good food and drink. We will give thanks for one another and all the great work that your generosity and God’s faithfulness continue to make possible in this parish