This Sunday... March 29 - Palm Sunday

Please join us in our worship of God this Sunday...

8 am - Low Mass

Preacher: Mother Takacs

9 am - Family Mass

Preacher: Fr. Mullen

Music by the Boys & Girls Choir

10 am - Christian Formation

For Children... Schola meets in the Library on the upper floor of the Parish House. 

For Adults.. The 10 am Adult Forum... One Book, One Lent. Phillip Cary, Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University, "Parker’s Back." - An unruly young man marries a fundamentalist and ends up bearing the image of Jesus almost in spite of himself.  We'll talk about how grace pursues us in the most unlikely places.

11 am Choral High Mass

Preacher: Mother Johnson

Music: 

Hosanna to the Son of David - Orlando Gibbons

Sanctus, Benedictus,Agnus Dei - Eric Whitacre (adapted)

The Passion According to St. Mark - Plainsong/Glandorf

Faithful Cross - Calvin Hampton

Improperium - Orlando di Lasso

Coffee and refreshments are available in the Parish House following the 9 am Family Mass and the 11 am High Mass.

 

Posted on March 16, 2015 .

Coming Up at Saint Mark's...

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

12 noon – The Proper Liturgies of Good Friday with the Solemn Collects, Veneration of the Cross, Singing of the Passion & Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

Preacher: Mother Takacs

St. John Passion - Victoria

Beneath the Cross - Ed Rex

Improperium - Victoria

Crux Fidelis - Glandorf

Crucifixus - Antonio Lotti

 APRIL 4, HOLY  SATURDAY

8 pm - The Great Vigil & First Mass of Easter 

Preacher: Mother Takacs

Responsories and Motets; Gregorian, Fauxbourdon, Palestrina, Testa

Messe Solenelle – Jean Langlais

Sing ye to the Lord - Edward Bairstow

Dum Transisset - John Taverner

 APRIL 5, EASTER DAY

8 am – Low Mass

9 am – Family Mass, with music by the Boys & Girls Choir

10 am - Children's Easter Egg Hunt

11 am – Solemn High Mass with Procession

Preacher: Fr. Mullen

Music by the Parish Choir with Orchestra:

Mass in G - Franz Schubert

Sing ye to the Lord – Edward Bairstow

Alleluia - Eric Whitacre

April 25, The Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist

11 am - Solemn High Pontifical Mass with Confirmation & Reception into the Church

Celebrant & Preacher: Bishop Clifton Daniel

May 14, The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

7 pm - Choral High Mass

Guest Preacher: Bishop Frank Griswold

Posted on March 1, 2015 .

Adult Baptism, Confirmation, and Reception

Beginning January 18 and continuing through March 22, we will be offering classes on Sundays after coffee hour (1:00-2:30) for all those who would like to explore the possibility of being baptized, confirmed, or received into the Episcopal Church.   We would love to have you join us even if you are uncertain whether to make this deeper commitment to your faith.  This is also a great place to come if you would like to think, learn, pray, and talk about your relationship with God—even if you have been an Episcopalian all your life or never want to be one!  Our conversations are lively, warm, and we hope gently challenging.

There will be an information session on Sunday January 11 at 1pm in the library (second floor, above the parish hall).  Please feel free to drop in if you would like to ask questions and meet other people who are thinking about joining the class.  Mother Johnson, Father Mullen, and Mother Takacs would also be very happy to speak with you individually as you consider this opportunity.

Posted on December 30, 2014 .

Commitment

November 16 is Commitment Sunday, when we ask everyone who cares about and believes in the work and ministry of Saint Mark’s to make a pledge of financial support for the coming year.  We can only worship God and care for God’s people because many of you help us to do this work with your generous contributions.  Please remember to come to Saint Mark’s at 8, 9 or 11 on Sunday, November 16, and to RSVP for the Celebration Brunch afterwards.  For more info, please contact the Parish Office.  Please take a few minutes to watch this video as you consider what commitment you can make!

Posted on October 29, 2014 .

The Choir of Boys & Girls

Music is a powerful force in shaping children's lives, and it is one of the ways both children and adults come to know God.  The Boys & Girls Choir at Saint Mark's is a unique way to get your child involved in music, and to discover his or her own spirituality.  The video below shows the kids of the Boys & Girls Choir singing during the summer Choir Camp.  If you'd like more information about the choir, please look here, or contact Dr. Darryl Roland through the Parish Office.

 

Posted on August 18, 2014 .