One Book, One Lent: Everything That Rises Must Converge -
Join the rest of the parish in reading Flannery O’Connor’s powerful volume of short stories, first published in 1965. You can participate in conversations about the book during Lent by attending some of the following:
Open Reading Group with Mother Johnson, open to all: Saturday February 28 at 11am. "Parker's Back"
Open Reading Group with Mother Johnson, open to all: Saturday March 21 at 11am. "Revelation."
Family Volunteer Day at St. James School
This Lent, our families will be participating in a special service day at the St. James School on Saturday, March 21 from 10am-1pm. We will meet at St. James and spend the morning working on simple, helpful projects in the neighborhood or in the classrooms to help support the good work that is going on in that holy place. All children are welcome – we’ll have lots of age-appropriate activities, even for our youngest disciples. If you would like more information, or especially if you and your family will need a ride to St. James, please contact Mother Takacs.
Every Friday in Lent - Evening Prayer & Stations of the Cross - 5:30 pm
We say the Evening Office and walk the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent - you can join in at any time between 5:30 and 6:30.
On Friday, March 27, Organist Matthew Glandorf will provide improvisations on the Stations of the Cross.
Mar 25 - The Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary -
Choral High Mass will be sung at 7 pm. Our Guest Preacher will be Canon Gordon Reid, Rector Emeritus of St. Clement's Church.
Mar 28 - Lenten Clean-Up Day -
From 10:30 am till about 2:30 pm we work together to give the church a good scrubbing during Lent: polishing wood and metal and stone. Come for an hour or more, and help us prepare for the busy days of Holy Week and Easter.
Holy Week & Easter at Saint Mark's
March 29, PALM SUNDAY
8 am – Low Mass
9 am – Family Mass with Blessing of Palms & Procession with music by the Boys & Girls Choir
11 am – Choral High Mass with Blessing of Palms, Procession & Singing of the Passion
Hosanna to the Son of David - Orlando Gibbons
Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei - Eric Whitacre (adapted)
Faithful Cross - Calvin Hampton
Improperium - Orlando di Lasso
April 1, HOLY WEDNESDAY
7 pm – Tenebrae
Psalms - Gregorian Chant
Motets - Carlo Gesualdo
Benedictus es - James Testa
APRIL 2, MAUNDY THURSDAY
7 pm – Choral High Mass with Foot Washing, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament & Stripping of Altars
Preacher: Fr. Mullen
Bright Mass with Canons- Nico Muhly /Missa Pange Lingua - Josquin dePrez
Mandatum - Plainsong
Ubi Caritas - Maurice Durufle
Love, bade me welcome – David Hurd
O Sacrum Convivium - Vytautas Miskinis
Ave Verum - David Carpenter
APRIL 3, GOOD FRIDAY