Solemn High Mass for The Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas), Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m.
Saint Mark’s will keep this feast with a celebration that begins with the Blessing of Candles and a procession around the church. The Parish Choir will be augmented by the Choir of Boys & Girls, and our guest preacher will be Bishop Andrew St. John. A time of fellowship will follow the Mass. Please come to celebrate this feast that offers us a time to reflect on the way Jesus, who called himself the “Light of the World,” shines even during the darkest of times.
Choral Evensong and Benediction, Sunday, February 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 A-flat by Basil Harwood along with music of Peter Philips, Martin Neary, John West, and Andrew Fletcher.
Simple Supper, Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The February Simple Supper will take place in the Parish Hall at Saint Mark’s. The theme of the discussion will be “Engaging the Bible in Prayer” led by Father Babin. Take a moment to RSVP and sign-up to bring something or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Annual Parish Meeting, Sunday, February 10 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall
The Annual Parish Meeting presents us with an opportunity to discuss the life and ministry of the parish. The meeting will include a presentation of the annual budget by the Rector’s Warden, some discussion by the Rector of the challenges and opportunities for ministry in the upcoming year, and an opportunity for questions and open discussion. It’s a lot to fit into 45 minutes, but it’s an important opportunity for communicating and sharing ideas. Please plan to come to the meeting!
20s/30s Winter Retreat, Friday, Friday, February 15
The 20s/30s ministry will be going on an overnight retreat at the Community of St. John Baptist, an Episcopal convent in Mendham, NJ, beginning in the evening on Friday, February 15 and returning in the early evening on Saturday, February 16. There are a limited number of rooms available, so if you are interested in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com as soon as possible.