This Sunday at Saint Mark's

The Feast of Saint Matthias the Apostle, February 24

8 a.m. - Low Mass

A spoken service with traditional-language in the Lady Chapel, with sermon

Sermon by Father Mullen

9 a.m. - Family Mass

A contemporary-language service in the Nave, with music sung by the Choir of Boys & Girls, congregational hymns, and sermon

Sermon by Father Babin

Give us the wings of faith – Mark Blatchly (b. 1960)

11 a.m. - Choral High Mass

A contemporary-language service at the High Altar, with music sung by the the Parish Choir, chant and incense, congregational hymns, and sermon

Sermon by Mother Johnson

Communion Service in D-flat – T. Frederick H. Candlyn (1892-1964)
Let the people praise thee, O God – William Mathias (1934-1992)
O quam gloriosum – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Posted on February 11, 2019 .

Upcoming at Saint Mark's

Family Bread Baking, Saturday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Do you enjoy baking bread, or are you interested in trying it for the first time? On February 23, children and families are invited to gather in the Parish Hall kitchen following the 10 a.m. Mass (around 10:30 a.m.) to bake loaves of a simple French bread. You are encouraged to invite another family to join you as well! To RSVP, contact Father Babin.

Shrove Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m.
Before the Season of Lent begins, Saint Mark’s will have one last feast, a Pancake Supper! Come for an evening of pancakes and bacon prepared by the 20s/30s Ministry; and following supper, there will be a pancake race for children and youth, with prizes to be won.

Ash Wednesday, March 6
Ash Wednesday marks the official start of Lent. We will mark this day of penitence and self-reflection with Low Mass at 7:30 a.m., Sung Mass at 12:10 p.m., and Choral High Mass at 7:00. There will be imposition of ashes at all Masses.

Choral Evensong and Benediction followed by Brass Concert, Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m.
Join us for a sung liturgy of prayers, scripture, and music offered by the Parish Choir of Saint Mark’s. Benediction is a time for adoration of the mystery of Our Lord’s Real Presence in the Sacrament. The Canticles will be the Evening Service in C by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford along with music of Francisco Valls, Gerre Hancock, Jonathan Dove, and Sir Sydney Nicholson. Following Benediction, Liberty Brass, an ensemble of talented high school students from the Philadelphia area, will present a concert with music of Monteverdi, J. S. Bach, Gustav Holst, and Jean Sibelius.

20s/30s March Simple Supper, Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The 20s/30s will gather in the home of Ang Haines for dinner and fellowship. More detailed information will be available closer to the date. Please sign up here to bring an item to the potluck.

Posted on February 11, 2019 .

Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Report 2019

The Rector and the Rector’s Warden presented a Report to the Annual Parish Meeting on February 10. The supporting written report includes a budget summary, mention of ministry accomplishments in the past year, and discussion of challenges that lie ahead of us. At the meeting we are reminded of our mission to be a community that gathers in faith, serves in love, and proclaims hope through Jesus Christ. You can find the Rector’s written report to the Parish here.

Posted on February 11, 2019 .