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

Join us this Sunday, October 2 for our worship of God:

8 a.m. – Low Mass

A spoken service in traditional language in the Lady Chapel, with sermon by Mother Nora Johnson

9 a.m. – Family Mass

A contemporary-language service at the Crossing, with congregational hymns and sermon by Mother Erika Takacs

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 session continues with 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 Father Sean Mullen

2:30 p.m. – Blessing of the Animals and Choral Evensong

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.

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

Posted on July 26, 2016 .