St. Mark Catholic Parish

"…The seed is sprouting and growing…" (Mark 4:27)

Welcome to St. Mark’s Parish, Kitchener

Please note this week’s **MODIFIED SCHEDULE** …

Tuesday, Oct. 4
    12:00 noon — Liturgy of the Word with Communion (NO MASS)

Wednesday, Oct. 5
    12:00 noon — Liturgy of the Word with Communion (NO MASS)

Thursday, Oct. 6
    11:30 AM — Funeral Mass

Friday, Oct. 7
    12:00 noon — Mass

That Man is You! returns Saturday mornings from September 10, 2022 – April 2023. Click here for full details.

2021-2023 SYNOD:  Thank you to all who participated in the initial stage of the preparation for the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in Rome in October 2023 on the theme of Synodality: Communion, Participation and Mission.  Over 2,000 submissions were received in the Diocese of Hamilton, including both individual and group responses. Every effort was made to include your thoughts in the Diocesan summary, which is provided here for your further reflection:  https://hamiltondiocese.com/synod/.
     The Canadian Conference of Bishops recently released their report on the 4 regional (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario and the West) submitted to the Vatican on August 15th, 2022 (https://www.cccb.ca/media-release/the-cccb-submits-its-national-synod-synthesis-to-the-holy-see/).  So from Hamilton (diocese) to Ontario (region) to Canada (country) we have three reports for those interested in what the ‘people of God’ are sharing with each other, as ‘Church with the Holy Spirit’.
     We are now in the ‘continental’ stage that will conclude early October. This stage has an ‘aim of formulating open questions more accurately, and to better substantiate and flesh out the insights coming from the local Churches, now at a continental perspective.’  NOTE: ‘Continent’ does not correspond with the 5 continents (Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania); rather two components:  1) That expressed by the 5 International Meetings of Episcopal Conferences (indicated in brackets), corresponding roughly to the five continents: Europe (CCEE), Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM), Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), Asia (FABC) and Oceania (FCBCO).  2) North America (USA+Canada) and the Middle East (which will specifically see the contribution of the Eastern Catholic Churches).

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT OUR CATHOLIC FAITH?  “Evenings with His Excellency” is a presentation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, hosted live in 2021/22 by Bishop Wayne Lobsinger at Canadian Martyrs Parish in Hamilton.  Sessions are available for viewing on YouTube here.

INDIGENOUS RECONCILIATION FUND:  To read Bishop Crosby’s Pastoral Letter regarding the participation of the Diocese of Hamilton in the national Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, please click here.

A list of Covid restrictions lifted effective March 21, 2022:  Please click here for a Memo from Monsignor Kroetsch, Diocesan Chancellor.