Fifth Sunday of Lent- (3/29/20) Scriptures
We are working on a way to share a mass with you on our Facebook page and possibly on the Bristol Borough cable channel, celebrated by Father Mooney at St. Mark.
A Message from our Pastor- March 23, 2020
My Dear Friends,
These are most difficult times, and while this is indeed a health crisis that affects all of us, it is also a financial crisis for many. Many of our people find they are suddenly unemployed and are experiencing financial distress, to the extent that we are able to help where we can to those in need.
As Pastor I have the responsibility to make you aware that our parish may soon experience financial distress. As you are aware, we are dependent on your generosity in our weekly offertory to meet our financial obligations. Without that income it will become harder to pay our utility and other expenses to maintain bills, pay our staffs, teachers who are so needed to keep our parish and school operating; and keeping our Parish financially secure. Therefore, we ask you to continue your generous support by mailing your weekly offering or setting up electronic giving with our parish secretary or business manager by phone.
Thank you for all your prayers and financial support of our Parish and May God bless you!
Your brother in Christ,
IMPORTANT NOTICE- Updated March 23, 2020
For the safety of your children and our staff, our school, parish office and CCD/PREP program will be closed until further notice.
Our masses are also suspended until further notice. Let us all continue to pray for the health and safety of our families, friends and nation! Thank you for your cooperation!
Please note that since there will be no public masses, our churches will be open on Sunday from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, if anyone wishes to stop in and pray…
St. Mark Church will also be open on Saturday 12:00 noon- 4:30 PM,
and there will be confessions 3:30-4:30 PM.
Pastoral and Temporal Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic –
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Visit http://archphila.org/covid19/ for official statements, news coverage, guidelines, a list of local live-streamed and televised Masses and much more. This will keep you informed about the latest developments in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Suspended until further Notice!
Divine Mercy Chaplet- with Adoration to follow each Wednesday evening, 7:00 PM, @ Saint Mark Church.
Hospitality Sunday– First Sunday of the month from September through May, in the school hall, following Sunday morning masses.
Stations of the Cross- English Stations of the Cross will be held Friday, evenings @ 7:30 PM February 28th – April 10th at the worship site on Dorrance Street, in the church. Spanish Stations of the Cross will begin on Monday March 2nd- April 6th at the Parish site @ 6:30 PM.
Annual Agape– Our Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be hosting the Annual Agape on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 PM in our school hall. No charge. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Annual Parish Paschal Meal/The Last Supper- Join us on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm, for this unique Lenten experience! Donation $15.00 per person. Tickets will be available at the parish office. Volunteers needed to helps as readers at the head table and servers; call us to sign up.
Notes to Parishioners:
For all parish related requests, including Sacramental and Eligibility Certificates, Weddings, Mass Cards or to register with the parish, please stop by the parish office Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-3:30 PM or call (215) 788-2319 for more information.
Joining our parish:
If you are interested in joining our parish family, call us @ 215-788-2319, or take a few minutes to download and complete this registration form: SM Parish Registration Information form. Once completed, drop it at our parish office to start the process.
Weekly Envelopes– If you are new to our parish, have moved, have been out of town for an extended amount of time and are not receiving your weekly envelopes, please email us at email@example.com or call our office so we can register you or update your information. Thank you!
Volunteering at our Parish – Archdiocesan policy requires that all parish staff and volunteers obtain clearances. If you haven’t done so already, we ask that you stop by or contact our Safe Environment Office @ (215) 788-7266 or firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP, to request your volunteer packet. If you have picked up your packet, we need you to take a few minutes to fill out the forms and return them, or go to our Safe Environment webpage to request your clearances online and submit the results. The Safe Environment Office is open until 3:00 PM.