Join us this Sunday, November 29 for our worship of God:
8 a.m. – Low Mass
Rite I in the Lady Chapel, with sermon by Mother Erika Takacs.
9 a.m. – Family Mass
Rite II in the Nave, with the Choir of Boys and Girls and congregational hymns; sermon by Father Sean Mullen.
10 a.m. – Christian Education for All Ages
Adult Forum – Saying Yes and No in a Life of Service. How do you think and pray about your service commitments? How do you know what’s too much? How do you know when you are being invited into something new?
Children's Schola – Children ages 3 and up are invited to join us upstairs in the library for Schola, Saint Mark's Christian education program for young children. Children work together with professional music educators to make a joyful and beautiful noise to the Lord, learning simple choir pieces to sing together with their classmates and also as a family at home. During this time, children will also engage creatively with the liturgy, learn Bible stories (including stories from the Godly Play curriculum), and take time to play and pray together.
Pre-Schola – Parents (at least one) and children from 0-36 months are welcome to join us in the nursery for 20 minutes of storytelling, singing, and musical play.
11 a.m. – Choral High Mass
Rite II at the High Altar, with the Parish Choir and congregational hymns; sermon by Bishop William Franklin. Music by Wyton, Rickards, and Scriven.
3 p.m. – A Procession of Advent Lessons and Carols
This annual service intersperses prayers, hymns, anthems, and scripture readings with a procession to stations throughout the church. Music by Stephen Cleobury, Grieg, Paul Manz, Palestrina, Arvo Pärt, Tavener and Vaughan Williams. An open house at the Rectory follows at 4 p.m.
Coffee and refreshments in the parish hall follow the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.