St. Mark Catholic Parish

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

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One Heart, One Soul Diocesan Campaign

Kickoff Weekend is here for
‘One Heart, One Soul’ Campaign!

September 21/22, 2019 is Kickoff Weekend for our parish!

The Diocese of Hamilton is conducting the One Heart, One Soul Campaign
to raise money for every parish in the Diocese and for shared ministries. 

Our parish is in the current wave of parishes participating in the campaign,
and you’ll soon be receiving a packet of information in the mail.  

Once you have read over the information, we ask you to
prayerfully consider making a gift to the effort.
 

If you missed seeing the Campaign Video after Mass,
or had a hard time hearing it, please watch it here:
https://www.oneheartonesoul.ca/watch

Campaign Case Statement:
https://en.calameo.com/read/0035091101678277e6403

Campaign Leadership:
https://www.oneheartonesoul.ca/campaign-leadership

Frequently Asked Questions:
https://www.oneheartonesoul.ca/faq

That Man Is You!

THAT MAN IS YOU!
Becoming A Man After God’s Own Heart

Men, mark your calendars…

That Man is You! begins Saturday Mornings, Sept. 14th to Dec. 7th from 7:15AM to 9:00AM in St. Mark’s Parish Hall.

That Man is You! combines scripture, solid secular research, and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture. It seeks to form authentic leaders who will be capable of transforming homes and society.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.TMIY.org
Ian Kangaloo – 226-808-4733
Marc Murchie – 416-729-6401

REGISTER ONLINE AT:
https://admin.paradisusdei.org/location_details/st-mark-catholic-church

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a Latin term, meaning “divine reading” and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us.

The first stage is lectio (reading) where we read the Word of God, slowly and reflectively so that it sinks into us. Any passage of Scripture can be used for this way of prayer but the passage should not be too long.

The second stage is meditatio (reflection) where we think about the text we have chosen and ruminate upon it so that we take from it what God wants to give us.

The third stage is oratio (response) where we leave our thinking aside and simply let our hearts speak to God. This response is inspired by our reflection on the Word of God.

The final stage of Lectio Divina is contemplatio (rest) where we let go not only of our own ideas, plans and meditations but also of our holy words and thoughts. We simply rest in the Word of God. We listen at the deepest level of our being to God who speaks within us with a still small voice.

If you would like to incorporate the Lectio Divina into your life,
visit the website of the Order of Carmelites in Italy here:
http://ocarm.org/en/lectio-divina
.
Once there, simply browse for the correct day of the week,
and click on “Read more.”