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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 12, 2020Scriptures

XV Domingo Ordinario- 12 de julio de 2020- Lecturas

 

May God Bless you and keep you safe!


July-The Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus

Message from our Pastor…June 3, 2020

Dear Friends,

The doors to St. Mark and St. Ann will be open this weekend for Masses. We will also begin weekday Masses but there will some restrictions; which will be shared with you here. More importantly, we can see each other and celebrate Masses in a personal way; Thank God! We miss you and hope to see you! Please note we will return to the regular Mass Schedule! Thank you for your prayers and generous support, God bless you! 

Father MooneyQueridos Amigos,

Las puertas de San Marcos y Santa Ana estarán abiertas este fin de semana para misas. También comenzaremos las misas de la semana, pero habrán algunas restricciones; que compartimos con ustedes aquí. Y lo que es más importante, es que podemos vernos y celebrar misas de manera personal; ¡Gracias a Dios! ¡Te echamos de menos y esperamos verte! Tenga en cuenta que volveremos al horario de misa regular! Gracias por sus oraciones y apoyo generoso, Dios los bendiga!

Padre Mooney


Re-Opening our Church- Abriendo Nuestra Iglesia

Hello Everyone. The celebration of public masses resumes on June 6th; but with many changes. For everyone’s safety, we have reviewed the guidelines and are sharing them with you below. We are looking forward to celebrating mass again, as one big family. Thank you for your continued support!

Saludos a todos. La celebración de misas reasumen el 6 de junio; pero con muchos cambios. Para la seguridad de todos, revisamos las pautas y las estamos compartiendo con ustedes aquí. Deseamos celebrar la misa de nuevo, como una gran familia. ¡Gracias por su continuo apoyo!

Important guidelines for worshiping with us in person- June 3, 2020

*NOTE: We continue to be dispensed by the Archbishop for the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses until further notice. Also, those who are sick or compromised due to health conditions are not to come to church.

  • Masks: Masks or face covering are required for everyone entering our churches or  attending Mass and must be kept on at all times.
  • Doors: Enter the church through the center doors and exit through the side doors. There will be no Holy Water at this time. Sanitizers should be used when entering the church. We also ask that there be no gathering of members of the congregation before or after Masses.
  • Seating: 50% capacity (150 people) The pews will be marked so that it is obvious where you can sit and still keep the proper social distancing. We ask that only ½ of the pew be used by each family and that the other half be left empty to keep a safe distance between members or different households.
  • Books: They will be sanitized and you may take the one you use home and use it each Sunday, but no Missalettes or hymnals will be left in the church.
  • Other changes: There will be no Offertory Procession, Sign of Peace, or distribution of the Precious Blood. No altar servers or Eucharistic ministers needed.
  • Eucharist: Follow usher’s lead for communion. Keep some distance in the single Communion line. If receiving Holy Communion it must be received in the hand, not on the tongue.  To protect our priests during the distribution of the Eucharist, we ask that you partially remove your mask only after:  saying “Amen,” receiving the host in your hands, and then stepping aside to consume the Eucharist with your mask partially removed only at that point. We know this is a challenge but this is important for protecting everyone in the community.
  • Singing: You will notice less singing led by our musicians at certain parts of the Mass to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Those Who Should Stay Home:If you have had a fever over at or above 100.4 degrees, a new cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat, or have been in contact with someone who is currently sick or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days. The Archdiocese asks that those who are considered to be at a higher risk for the coronavirus, those who live with people who are at higher risk and are those who are currently sick, please stay home from Mass. The CDC states that those who are high risk include: people over 65 years old, people who are immunocompromised, people with breathing conditions, and people whose doctors consider them to be high risk. You can find the full list here: CDC: High Risk for Coronavirus.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Pautas importantes para adorar con nosotros en persona- 3 de junio de 2020

  *NOTA: El Arzobispo nos sigue dispensando por la obligación de asistir a las misas del domingo y del días Santos hasta nuevo aviso. Además, aquellos que están enfermos o comprometidos debido a las condiciones de salud no deben venir a la iglesia.

  • Máscaras: Las máscaras o la cubierta facial son necesarias para todos los que entran en nuestras iglesias o asisten a la misa y deben mantenerse en todo momento.
  • Puertas: Entrar en la iglesia a través de las puertas centrales y salir por las puertas laterales. No habrá agua bendita en este momento. Los desinfectantes deben utilizarse antes de entrar en la iglesia. También pedimos que no haya reunión de miembros de la congregación antes o después de las Misas.
  • Asientos:  50% de capacidad (150 personas) Los bancos se marcarán para que sea obvio dónde puede sentarse y mantener el distanciamiento social adecuado. Pedimos que cada familia utilice sólo 1/2 del banco y que la otra mitad se quede vacío para mantener una distancia segura entre los miembros o los hogares diferentes.
  • Libros: Los Misales/himnarios se desinfectarán y usted puede tomar el que usa a casa y usarlo cada domingo, pero no quedarán Misales o himnarios en la iglesia.
  • Otros cambios: No habrá Procesión Offertoria, Signo de Paz, o distribución de la Sangre Preciosa. No se necesitan servidores de altar ni ministros de la santa eucarístia.
  • Eucaristía: Sigue a los ujieres para la comunión. Mantenga cierta distancia en una sola línea de la Comunión. Si recibe la Santa Comunión debe ser recibido en la mano, no en la lengua. Para proteger a nuestros sacerdotes durante la distribución de la Eucaristía, te pedimos que te quites parcialmente la máscara sólo después de : decir “Amén”, recibir la Eucaristía a en tus manos, y luego tomando un paso a un lado para consumir la Eucaristía con tu máscara parcialmente quitada sólo en ese punto. Sabemos que esto es un desafío, pero esto es importante para proteger a todos en la comunidad.
  • Canciones: Usted notará menos canciones dirigido por nuestros músicos en ciertas partes de la Misa para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del coronavirus.
  • Aquellos que deben permanecer en casa: Si usted, en los últimos14 dias ha tenido fiebre de o mas de 100.4 grados, si tiene una tos nueva, si tiene dificultad para respirar, dolor de garganta, o ha estado en contacto con alguien que actualmente está enfermo o sospechoso de tener COVID-19 en los últimos 14 días. La Arquidiócesis pide que aquellos que se consideran en un mayor riesgo para el coronavirus, aquellos que viven con personas que están en mayor riesgo y son aquellos que actualmente están enfermos, por favor quédese en casa de la misa. El CDC afirma que los que son de alto riesgo incluyen: personas mayores de 65 años, personas inmunocomprometidos, personas con afecciones respiratorias y personas cuyos médicos las consideran de alto riesgo. Puede encontrar la lista completa aquí: CDC: Alto Riesgo de Coronavirus.

¡Gracias por su cooperación!


Please take note that since we resumed public masses, none will be pre-recorded.

If you cannot attend our mass, below is the link to: 

Sunday Mass from the Cathedral Basilica in Philadelphia 11:00 AM

 https://vimeo.com/event/17522

Tengan en cuenta que desde que nosotros hemos reanudando las misas públicas,  ninguna se grabará.

Enlace para la Misa televisada en español:

https://vimeopro.com/catholicphilly/lasantamisa


IMPORTANT NOTICES-Updated June 9, 2020

New Date for Confirmation: 

Confirmation has be re-scheduled for October 1, 2020

Letters will be going out soon to all the candidates with more information. 

Continue to check here back for updates.  Thank you.


Re-Opening of Parish Office- Updated June 5, 2020

Starting June 8th our Parish office will be open from 9:15 AM-1:00 PM

on Monday through Friday until further notice.

For everyone’s safety, our doors will be closed and we ask everyone to

call in your parish and gift card requests at this time. 

Mass and Gift Cards will be available for rail-side pick-up only.

Thank you for your cooperation!


For the safety of your children and our staff, our school and CCD/PREP program will remain closed for the remainder if this academic year. Please note that all our scheduled sacraments have also been cancelled.  This includes Confirmation- April 23rd and Holy Communion-May 2nd.  Mrs Leonhauser will notify us once they are rescheduled.  Please check back here for updates. 

Let us all continue to pray for the health and safety of our families, friends and nation! 

Thank you for your continued cooperation! God Bless!

Pastoral and Temporal Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic –
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Visit http://archphila.org/covid19/  regularly 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.

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,
Father Mooney


Regular and Upcoming Events

All Other Scheduled Events Suspended Until Further Notice.


Update:  

Public masses resume Saturday June 6, 2020 with restrictions, and our churches will only be open to celebrate mass on our regularly scheduled days. St. Mark church will also be open on Saturdays for Confessions from 3:30-4:30 PM.


We are Collecting Food for the Needy

The Bristol Food Bank is in need of food during these uncertain times. Our parish is still collecting food. If you would like to donate, our churches will be open on Sundays from 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon, you can drop off the food then. Thank you and God Bless!


Notes to Parishioners:     Updated June 5, 2020 

For all parish related requests, including Sacramental and Eligibility Certificates, Weddings, Mass Cards or to register with the parish, please call the parish office  Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-12:30 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 office@saintmarkchurch.net 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 juanitaparishoffice@gmail.com 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.


GALLERY OF PRE-RECORDED MASSES WITH FATHER MOONEY

Our thanks to all who participated in, and helped with our virtual masses during the closure!

Click on the YouTube links below to view: