Upcoming Events


Pilgrimage to Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac

Please plan to attend the 81St annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormae on Sunday, July 28th, with Archbishop Michael Mulhall and Father Brian J. T. Clarke. The theme of the Pilgrimage will be “Ordinary Disciples, Extraordinary Call”. The principal Pilgrimage Mass Will be celebrated at 11:00 am. with Archbishop Michael Mulhall presiding, and a Mass of healing will be celebrated at 2:00 pm.

Local priests Will be assisting With the blessing With St. Ann’s oil. A
section of preferential seating in the shade will be given to those with lawn chairs. Religious articles, St. Ann’s Mass League memberships, and food and refreshments will be available. Everyone welcome! For further
information,

Please See: www.cormacpilgrimage.com


Calling all Gardeners and Want-To-Be Gardeners!

St. Mark Church will be hosting its 10th annual Plant sale, Saturday Sale May 25th. We hope everyone can help by donating something, as well as buying something (of course.) We hope to have: clumps of divided perennials, pepper plants – red, green, jalapeno and chilli, several varieties of tomatoes, plus ceramic pottery, outdoor statues and gnomes, stepping stones, garden trellis, vegetable stakes, garden signs, books, and anything garden related. We look forward to our best sale ever.


12 hours of prayer for palliative care

12 hours of prayer for palliative care was chosen to run simultaneously with National Hospice and Palliative Care Week May 5- 11, 2019. The CWL invites everyone to participate in 12 hours of Prayer for Palliative Care on May 8, 2019. A signup schedule is posted at the St. Mark Church and Sacred Heart Church entrances. Please consider signing up for at least one or 215-minute increments churches will be open.  You may pray in Church, at home or work break is encouraged. Thank you for your consideration and prayers.


MARCH FOR LIFE

This Thursday the Knights of Columbus are again organizing a bus to go to the
National March for Life in Ottawa.
Bus leaves from St. Mark Church around 8:00 AM. After a stop in the Cdn Tire
parking lot in Kemptville, we will proceed to St. Patrick’s Basilica for the
10:00 mass. It is believed that Cardinal Collins will be the celebrant.
Following mass, we head to Parliament Hill. Returning immediately following the
March.
Cost – Adults $10.00. Sixteen and under – no charge.
Please contact John McAuley – 613-925-5718 to reserve a seat.

This Thursday the Knights of Columbus are again organizing a bus to go to the national March for Life in Ottawa.Bus leaves from St. Mark Church around 8:00 AM. After a stop in the Canadian Tire parking lot in Kemptville we will proceed to St. Patrick’s Basilica for the10:00 mass. It is believed that Cardinal Collins will be the celebrant.
Following mass, we head to Parliament Hill. Returning immediately following the march.

Cost – Adults $10.00. Sixteen and under – no charge. Please contact

John McAuley

613-925-5718

To reserve a seat.



Archdiocesan Celebration of the Chrism Mass

And Thanksgiving for Archbishop’s O’Brien’s Ministry in the Archdiocese

You are cordially invited to join Archbishop O’Brien and the clergy of the Archdiocese to celebrate the Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.  Gathering as the visible Body of Christ, we express our communion with the Archbishop.  On this special occasion, we will bid farewell to Archbishop Brendan O’Brien, who will be retiring  after serving for 12 years as the Archbishop of Kingston.  After the Mass, join us for a Reception in his honour at École Cathédrale. There you will have an opportunity to say farewell and to express your gratitude for his dedicated service to the Archdiocese of Kingston.

As in previous years at the Chrism Mass, the priests and deacons will renew their ordination promises, and the oils used for the Sacramental life of the Church will be blessed and distributed to each Parish and Institution.


Installation of Archbishop Michael Mulhall

The Installation of Archbishop Mulhall will take place on Friday, May 3, 2019, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  The Installation Mass will begin at 2:30 p.m. that day, with a reception to follow at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Kingston.


The faith community of the Archdiocese of Kingston joins in expressing our deep gratitude to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for his appointment of the Most Reverend Michael Mulhall as the Archbishop of Kingston. Archbishop Mulhall has served as Bishop of Pembroke since September of 2007. He brings to his new assignment the talents, skills, and compassion that have marked his 30 years as a priest and 12 years as a bishop.

Archbishop Mulhall was born in Peterborough on February 25, 1962, one of five children of Vernon and Maureen Mulhall. He received his elementary and secondary education in Peterborough and then studied at Trent University, where he obtained his BA in 1985. He pursued theological studies in Rome at the Angelicum (STB 1988) and at the Augustinianum (STL 1991), while following the formation program at the Pontifical North American College.

He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Peterborough on July 21, 1989, and served as a parish priest in Huntsville until 1994, when he was appointed as an official of the Holy See in the Congregation for Oriental Churches, a position he held until 2002. He then returned to the Diocese of Peterborough, where he served as Chancellor of Spiritual Affairs and Vicar General until his appointment as Bishop of Pembroke on September 21, 2007.

We offer Archbishop Mulhall our prayerful best wishes. May God continue to bless him as he takes on his role as chief shepherd of the Archdiocese of Kingston.

The Congregation for Bishops has appointed Michael Mulhall as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the Installation of his successor.


Pursuit Of Glory


CWL Knitting And Crocheting Project

St. Mark Catholic Women’s League knitting and crocheting project will be starting Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mark Club House.  Donations of wool, knitting needles (sets of four 5 mm, 4mm, 3.25 mm, 3.50 mm,) and crochet hooks would be appreciated.  Projects include mitts, socks, hats and scarves.  Knitters and crocheters needed.  Beginner knitters are welcome to come and learn.  Sign up sheets for those interested will be at the Church entrances.  For more information contact Susan Daly (instructor) at 613-918-0583.  


Calling all Gardeners and Want-To Gardeners!

St. Mark Church will be hosting its 10th annual Plant Sale this spring. We hope everyone can help by donating something.  It’s not too late to plant some extra seeds, such as peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes.   Other items of interest are:  clumps of divided perennials, ceramic pottery, outdoor statues and gnomes, stepping stones, garden trellis, vegetable stakes, garden signs, books, and anything garden related.  We look forward to our best sale ever.


The Passion

The CWL will be hosting the movie “The Passion” at the Parish Centre.  Popcorn and refreshments will be served.  Free admittance.  The date is yet to be determined.


SoulCore

SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the prayers of the rosary (or stations of the cross)  A sensory experience combining candlelight, music, scripture and movement to nourish body, mind & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary (or the crucifixtion of Jesus Christ).  SoulCore is not affiliated with any other exercise discipline. It is not yoga, nor are yoga poses or Sanskrit referenced at any time. SoulCore is simply an invitation to discover the beauty of the rosary( or to reflect on our Lords suffering); a gentle path to grow in virtue and interior peace.

During Lent, Soulcore classes, (following the Stations of the Cross) will be offered at the Parish Centre on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm following Mass.  Please wear comfy clothing and bring a yoga mat.  There is no charge.


Looking for readers!

St. Mark Church is looking for more readers to proclaim the Word of the Lord for both Mass times (4:30 pm Saturday & 11:00 am Sunday). If you like to read, this may be your calling.  Join the Liturgy club today.

Contact Annette Norton 613-246-4726 or nortonfam@xplornet.ca