St. Mark Catholic Parish

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

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Gender, Sexuality and the Catholic Church

 

You are invited to a WEBINAR by WHY@Breakfast!

As a Catholic, do you find it difficult to navigate discussions with friends and family on Gender and Sexuality?

Join us on Saturday, May 23 with Teresa Hartnett, Director of Family Ministry of the Hamilton Diocese, for the presentation “Gender, Sexuality and the Catholic Church.”  Webinar begins at 9:30 AM EST.

Please register at whyatbreakfast@gmail.com.
Attendance is free.  Space is limited.

For more information please visit:  https://whyatbreakfast.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WHYatBreakfast
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/WHYatBreakfast

Virtual Mass

TELEVISED MASS:

Vision TV
(To find your channel, enter your postal code and service provider at www.visiontv.ca)
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m., 12 noon
Saturday 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.

Salt+Light TV
Find your Channel or Watch Live
Sunday 11:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Monday–Saturday 6:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

YES TV
Find your Channel
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Monday–Saturday 1:00 p.m.

ONLINE MASS:

Local Parishes
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.

YouTube
YouTube offers many channels that upload Daily and Sunday Masses.  Here are two popular ones:  Bishop Robert Barron and National Catholic Broadcasting Council

 

Financial Support

Financial Support

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 (stmark@rogers.com).

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 entire 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!

That Man Is You!

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all
meetings are cancelled until further notice.

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

Men, mark your 2020 calendars…

That Man is You! resumes Saturday Mornings, January 25th to April 25th 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

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

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.”