St. Mark Catholic Parish

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

Men’s Group / That Man Is You!

THAT MAN IS YOU!

“The Revelation of the Father”

St. Mark’s Men’s Group is meeting Saturday mornings again – both IN PERSON and on ZOOM – Sept. 18 to Dec. 11 from 7:15 – 9:00 a.m. (8:15 a.m. on Zoom).

Technology has been a blessing, but how lovely to be able to share each other’s company without needing a computer screen!

This Fall, TMIY takes a hard look at the realities of our modern culture.  Revelation of the Father seeks to transform men in their relationship with their children.  It sets forth the vision of a child capable of making moral decisions in light of significant pressure and helps parents develop a “parenting plan of life.”

Breakfast in the Parish Hall begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by a video and group discussion.  Social distancing, contact tracing, sanitizing and masking rules all apply as they did before.

Can’t make it in person?   Join via Zoom at 8:15 a.m. after watching the video during the week.

Contact ian.kangaloo@gmail.com with your questions and to receive the weekly email with the Zoom link and access to the videos.

2022 First Holy Communion (Gr. 2’s)

THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED ON NOV. 11 2021.

Catholic children in Grade 2 during the 2021-2022 school year are eligible to receive the sacrament in the Spring of 2022.  If you would like your child to be included, please email Pam at the parish office (stmark@rogers.com) before January to add your name to our contact list.  You will then receive regular updates about the preparation process via email.

2022 Confirmation (Gr. 7’s)

THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED ON NOV. 11 2021.

Catholic students in Grade 7 during the 2021-2022 school year are eligible to receive the sacrament in the Spring of 2022.  If you would like your child to be included, please email Pam at the parish office (stmark@rogers.com) before January to add your name to our contact list.  You will then receive regular updates about the preparation process via email.

Financial Support

Financial Support

If you are able, we hope you will consider continuing your financial support of the parish during periods of shut-down or reduced attendance.  When we are unable to open our doors or are limiting attendance due to restricted capacity, it means we do not receive regular contributions to help us pay our bills – which continue to come in.

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 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!

Cell tower proposal

For more information about Rogers’ cell tower proposal, please click here.

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

 

Legion of Mary

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

Join the Legion of Mary!

The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries around the world.

New regular and auxillary members for the St. Mark’s Mary, Our Mother of Perpetual Help Praesidium are always welcome!

For more information, please contact:  LOMStMark@gmail.com  or COME TO ONE OF OUR MEETINGS, held Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Matthew Room to learn about the Legion and how YOU can become a member!!

Book Borrowing Program 

books

Looking to grow in your knowledge?  Have great religious books and sacramentals you’d like to share with others?  This year as part of the Year of Faith, our Legion of Mary has put together a Book Borrow Program on the shelves in the St. Matthew’s room.  Our new book borrow is a great place for you to pick up free blessed sacramentals and borrow great Catholic books for as long as you’d like.  Come and take a look at what is available during your next visit to the parish!

If you are interested in adding to the available books and sacramentals,  or if you have any questions, please contact the Legion at: lomstmarks@gmail.com

Knights of Columbus

ST. MARK’S COUNCIL 9276
For current info and meeting dates, please visit:  www.kofc9276.org


50-50 ONLINE RAFFLE
Early Bird Draw – Dec. 1, 2021
Jackpot Draw – Dec. 31, 2021

To purchase tickets:

  • visit: https://www.kofcontario5050.com
  • click the “Buy Tickets Now” button
  • select your desired number of tickets and click the “Checkout” button
  • fill in your Billing Information, and under “Organization” please select “Kitchener St. Mark’s 9276
  • then click “Continue”
  • fill in your Payment Information and click “Submit Order
  • You will then receive an email from KofC Ontario with your Order Confirmation … this is your OFFICIAL TICKET and must be presented if you win, so keep it in a safe place. You will not receive any physical tickets.

C.W.L. News

CWL logo

March 17, 2020

Good morning,

In this extra ordinary time in our diocese, province, country and the world, it is prudent to stop to reflect and adjust our plans as needed.

Many councils have already decided to postpone their activities.  The Diocese of Hamilton updated the list of closures and suspension of activities at the diocesan offices and in parishes yesterday.  Now that a state of emergency has been declared in Ontario, any public events for more that 50 people are formally prohibited until March 31, 2020.

With an abundance of caution the following Catholic Women’s League activities have been postponed:

  • Kitchener Region Meeting – March 21, 2020
  • North Region Meeting – March 28, 2020
  • 100th Anniversary Dinner & Dance – April 18, 2020
  • 100th Anniversary Candlelight Memorial Prayer Service – April 26, 2020

These events have not been cancelled but have been postponed until circumstances allow them to be held safely.  Information that was to be presented at the Kitchener and north region meetings and that which was presented at the Hamilton meeting will be posted on the website, www.cwlhamilton.ca shortly.

No decision has yet been made regarding the open executive meeting scheduled to take place in Hamilton on April 20, 2020 or the convention scheduled for May 29 – 31, 2020.  If that changes you will be informed through the regional chairs and through the website.

I have said it many times before but it is good to reiterate that we continue to “travel this road together, for God and Canada.”  It certainly is a bumpy road!

Blessings today and always.

Catherine

President
Diocesan Catholic Women’s League

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St. Mark’s Catholic Women’s League Parish Council plans regular events to enhance the spiritual development of our members, support our parish community and provide opportunities for fun and fellowship.

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.  Over 91,000 League members across Canada provide a strong Catholic voice, presenting resolutions to all levels of government on issues touching the lives of all women and their families.

All ladies age 16 or older are welcome to join the C.W.L.  We know the women of our parish lead busy lives.  Even if you can’t regularly attend events, you can feel confident that your $30 annual membership fee supports the important work of this organization in our parish community and at the diocesan, provincial and national levels.  We invite you to become a C.W.L. member and join us at as many or as few events that fit your schedule.

For more information, email stmarkcwl@gmail.com or drop by the C.W.L. table in the Narthex.

 

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