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September 9, 2020Posted by on
SEPTEMBER 23 — NOVEMBER 1, 2020
40 Days for Life will be holding a campaign of
prayer, fasting and prayerful witness
beginning on Sept. 23 and ending on Nov. 1.
Daily hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Across the street from Freeport Hospital
(3570 King Street East, Kitchener)
We are asking that you prayerfully consider
signing up for one hour per week, or as you are able,
at www.40daysforlife.com/kitchener or call
Patrick or Rita at 519-748-5548 for more information.
Thank you for your support of the unborn!
June 16, 2020Posted by on
THAT MAN IS YOU!
“The Battle Over the Bride”
Men, mark your Fall 2020 calendars…
That Man is You! resumes Saturday Mornings, Sept. 19 to Dec. 12, from 7:30AM to 9:00AM in St. Mark’s Parish Hall.
That Man is You! is an interactive men’s program focused on the development of male leadership in the modern world. It combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families and greater society.
To see Fall Semester Topics, please click here.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ian Kangaloo – 226-808-4733
Marc Murchie – 416-729-6401
REGISTER ONLINE AT:
May 5, 2020Posted by on
The diocese has gone to considerable effort to compile a list of local parishes who are uploading or streaming their own Masses.
As well, His Excellency Bishop Crosby will celebrate Sunday Mass from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, televised Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on Cable 14 and at 1:00 p.m. on CHCH TV.
May 4, 2020Posted by on
If you are able, we hope you will consider continuing your financial support of the parish during this period of shut-down. Being unable to open our doors means we will not be receiving regular contributions to help us pay our bills – which continue to come in, even while we are closed.
Three options are available for donating to St. Mark Parish:
Monthly Pre-authorized Giving through your bank account – perhaps the easiest method. You can request more information or enroll in this plan by emailing Pam at the parish office for a form (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mail in your envelopes to the parish – 55 Driftwood Drive, Kitchener, ON N2N 3A2.
Online Giving (one-time or monthly) using your Credit Card, PayPal, or CanadaHelps Gift Card. This is done online through the Diocese of Hamilton and your tax receipt will also come from the diocese, but your donation goes to the parish. To use this method, please visit: www.hamiltondiocese.com/covid19parishfund and select *St. Mark Parish, Kitchener* from the drop-down menu (parishes are listed alphabetically by CITY).
Any of these methods would be truly and profoundly appreciated and would help the parish at a time of difficulty. May God bless you for your generosity!
September 24, 2019Posted by on
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:
Campaign Case Statement:
Frequently Asked Questions:
November 20, 2018Posted by on
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:
Once there, simply browse for the correct day of the week,
and click on “Read more.”