Advent started last Sunday, November 27. Our Advent Wreath has been lit and we have some good activities ahead. Please review and mark your calendars
Fr. Prudhomme will be away from the parish on December 4 to help out at St Thomas Church for our Bishop. In his absence, Mr. Drew Stinnett will read Morning Prayer and we will be visited by the Gideon’s again on Bible Sunday. Mr. Mike Ardito will speak about the sharing of the Gospel and Bibles in our area and the world. Please welcome him. Please encourage Drew also. It is a blessing to have such a great Lay Reader at St. Mark’s.
We will have a clean-up day at the Church, getting our Holy Place ready for Christmas, on Saturday, December 10, starting at 9:30 am. We will do our deep cleaning, windows, polish brass, etc. Please mark your calendar and join us to a fun morning.
Our Advent Concert and Brunch at Leila’s is coming up. This is our reward for cleaning the church the day before.
December 11, 3 pm
Jubilate Deo, Giovanni Gabrieli
Magnificat in D, Johann Sebastian Bach
Coronation Mass, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Alleluia, Randall Thompson
Treat yourself to some of the most beautiful live music you can hear anywhere.
Advent Quiet Day: On Wednesday, December 21, we will have a quiet day, just before Christmas. It is the feast day of the Apostle St. Thomas. Morning Prayer begins at 9:30 am and Mass will begin at 10:00 am. We will focus on silence on the coming of the Lord Jesus in human form in the Incarnation, through the eyes of Blessed Thomas, who saw with his eyes the Risen Lord. All are welcome to join us. For those interested, we will lunch together following our quiet time.
Christmas Eve Mass: As is our tradition at St. Mark’s, we will celebrate Christmas with Christmas Eve Mass, starting with Christmas Carols at 5:30 pm on December 24, followed by sung Mass and Incense. Plan to join us for the beauty of the celebration of the Nativity. Please bring visiting family and friends. Christmas Day falls on Sunday and we will have a low Mass on Christmas Day at the regular time of 10:00 am.