St. Mark Catholic Parish

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

Category Archives: Sacraments/RCIA

R.C.I.A. for adults (16+) interested in becoming Catholic

One of the chief works of the Church is to instruct people in the faith.  There are always people being directed by the Holy Spirit to join the Church.

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or knowing more about the Catholic Faith, you may leave your name and contact information with the parish office to be enrolled in The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (commonly referred to as R.C.I.A.).  This is a formation and preparation process that will begin in October and consist of weekly Wednesday evening meetings that will continue until the last week of Lent, March 21st.

To become a full member of the Catholic Faith, a person must receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist.   The program, therefore, is for people who have (1) never been baptized; (2) been baptized in another Christian Faith and are now seeking to be accepted into full communion with the Catholic Church, and (3) been baptized in the Catholic Church but have not received both Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

Keep praying for guidance and, above all, do everything possible to get to Mass every Sunday.  May the Lord bring to completion the good work He has begun in you.

2018 First Holy Communion (Gr. 2’s)

Grade 2 First Holy Communion Program for 2018

Celebration of the Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist:
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING:
– Date to be determined
Please fill out a First Communion Registration Form, attach a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate, and bring both with you to this meeting.  If you have lost their certificate, you can obtain a new copy by calling the parish where the baptism took place.

ENROLLMENT MASSES:
– Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Church
– Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. at the Church
(students may attend whichever Mass they please)

FIRST RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION):
– Date to be determined

Most importantly, continue to bring your child to Mass.
Their faith will grow when they are in the presence of the Lord!

2018 Confirmation (Gr. 7’s)

GRADE 7 CONFIRMATION PROGRAM FOR 2018

Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation:
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. with Bishop Douglas Crosby

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING:
Date to be determined
Please bring your child’s Confirmation Registration Form, along with a copy of their baptismal certificate, to this meeting.  If you cannot locate your child’s baptism certificate, you can obtain a new copy by calling the parish where the baptism took place.

ENROLLMENT MASSES:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Church
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. at the Church
(students may attend whichever Mass they please)

REHEARSAL:
Date to be determined

CONFIRMATION GOWNS:  All Grade 7’s will wear a red gown (robe) for Confirmation.  St. Mark Parish will rent the gowns and distribute them in the parish hall 30 minutes before the Confirmation Mass.  Please return the gown after the Mass (or after the photograph with the Bishop).  We would kindly ask each family to contribute $10.00 to the parish to help defray the cost of these gowns.  Donations can be sent to your child’s classroom teacher (cash, or cheque made payable to St. Mark’s Parish) or brought to the parish office, no later than May 1, 2018.

Most importantly, continue to bring your child to Mass.
Their faith will grow when they are in the presence of the Lord!