This Sunday at Saint Mark's: The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Join us this Sunday, September 25 for our worship of God:

8 a.m. – Low Mass

A spoken service in traditional language in the Lady Chapel, with sermon by Mother Erika Takacs

9 a.m. – Family Mass

A contemporary-language service at the Crossing, with the Choir of Boys & Girls, congregational hymns, and sermon by Father Sean Mullen

10 a.m. – Christian Education for All Ages

Adult Form: Sabbatical Reflections. Father Sean Mullen will tell us what his recent sabbatical was like, and what it meant to him, and what he has begun to imagine that it might mean for our parish. This first session will be about his journey along the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route through Spain.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us in the Library for Schola. Each week students sing together, play musical games, learn a bit of music theory, listen to Bible stories, and spend time in prayer. 

Pre-Schola is formation for our youngest disciples, aged 0-36 months. Join us at 10:15 a.m. in the Choir Room (upstairs, next to the Library) for 15 minutes of musical play and storytelling. Pre-Schola parents and children are then welcome to join Schola for a time of prayer at 10:30 a.m. 

11 a.m. – Choral High Mass

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

Coffee and refreshments in the Parish Hall follow the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.

Posted on July 26, 2016 .

Coming Up at Saint Mark's...

Sunday, October 2: Blessing of the Animals and Choral Evensong, 2:30 p.m.

Join us for this annual tradition! Each year on the Sunday closest to the feast of Saint Francis, we take time to give thanks for our pets and all of God's creation. The Blessing of the Animals will be held in the garden at 2:30 p.m., followed by Choral Evensong at 3 p.m., sung by the combined choirs of Saint Mark's. As long as your pet can fit through the doors and behave themselves reasonably well, he or she is welcome to join us in church! The Rector will read the story of Saint Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio as one of the lessons.

At Evensong, we will formally institute Robert McCormick as Organist and Choirmaster of Saint Mark’s Church. Your presence is requested on this joyous occasion, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.


Tuesday, October 4: Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians 2nd Annual Audience Appreciation Concert, 12:45 p.m.

As part of the Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians 2nd Annual Audience Appreciation Concerts, a day of free performances throughout Philadelphia's communities, Saint Mark's parishioner Barbara Govatos will join cellist Hai-Ye Ni and pianist Natalie Zhu for a piano trio recital on Tuesday, October 4 at 12:45 p.m. following the midday Mass. The program will include works by Mendelssohn and Jennifer Higdon.

Posted on July 26, 2016 .

The Lion's Mark: August/September 2016

In this issue, reflections from Mtr. Erika Takacs and Robert McCormick, plus upcoming events, dates to mark, and more. Click here to read!

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Posted on July 25, 2016 .