This Sunday at Saint Mark's

The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, October 21

8 a.m. - Low Mass

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

Sermon by Mother Johnson

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 Mullen

When I’m afflicted, poor, and low – William Bradley Roberts (b. 1947)

11 a.m. - Choral High Mass

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

Sermon by Mother Johnson

Missa brevis F-dur, KV 192 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Greater love hath no man – John Ireland (1879-1962)
Ave verum corpus – Mozart

Posted on October 15, 2018 .

Upcoming at Saint Mark's

Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, Thursday, October 18
Saint Mark’s will keep the Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist with our usual schedule of Low Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

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. 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!  

Posted on October 15, 2018 .

New Assistant Rector Announced

 Father Kyle Babin

Father Kyle Babin

With joyful thanksgiving, Saint Mark’s announces the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Kyle Babin to serve as Assistant Rector.  Fr. Babin is well known to the parish, having served here many times as Deacon of the Mass while he was a student the Virginia Theological Seminary.  He is married to Robert McCormick, the Organist & Choirmaster of the parish. 

A graduate of VTS, Fr. Babin has earned degrees in organ performance from Rice University (BA), Yale University (MM), and the Manhattan School of Music (DMA).  His entire adult life and career have been spent in service to the church either as a musician, and now as a priest of the church.  Most recently, Fr. Babin has been serving as Assistant Rector at St. Peter’s in the Great Valley, and as Director of Choral Music at St. James School, which was founded by Saint Mark’s.  This new appointment, allows for Fr. Babin to continue his work at St. James School, as an extension of his ministry at Saint Mark’s.

At Saint Mark’s, Fr. Babin will have primary responsibility for the leadership of ministries to and with families and children, ministry with young adults, and he will work with the Rector and Staff to develop more intentional programmatic ways of inviting, welcoming, and connecting newcomers to the life and ministry of the parish.  He will, of course, share liturgical leadership and preaching responsibility with the Rector.

Although far from universal usage, the title “Assistant Rector” is generally given to a priest who is relatively new to ordained ministry, and whose tenure in a parish is expected to be somewhat shorter than a priest who might hold the title “Associate.”  Fr. Babin will take up his duties on All Saints’ Day, November 1.

Posted on October 3, 2018 .