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Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 24, 2020- Scriptures

VII Domingo de Pascua– 24 de mayo- Lecturas

Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!

Novena to the Holy Spirit

It commemorates the nine days between the Ascension of Our Lord and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost Sunday. Starts Friday after Ascension Thursday and ends on Saturday, the Vigil of Pentecost.

Please join us in prayer at this time of pandemic

Novena al Espíritu Santo

Conmemora los nueve días entre la Ascensión de Nuestro Señor y el descenso del Espíritu Santo el primer Domingo de Pentecostés. Por favor, únanse a nosotros en la oración en este momento de la pandemia. Oren la Novena al Espíritu Santo todos los días entre la Pascua y Pentecostés. Comienza el viernes después de la Ascensión del Jueves y termina el sábado, la Vigilia de Pentecostés.

Por favor, únanse a nosotros en la oración en este momento de la pandemia.

Friday, May 22: We pray that the hope of eternal life given by the Resurrection of Christ may console the multitude of people worldwide who have lost loved ones during this Coronavirus Pandemic, trusting that their deceased relatives, friends and co-workers are with the Lord.

Saturday, May 23: We pray that the presence of Christ the Healer may sustain all who are sick, and all health-care workers, nursing home staff, Hospice and hospital personnel, especially as they risk their own health and lives to care for others during this time.

Sunday, May 24: We pray for all who are enduring experiences of lockdown, shelter-in-place or quarantines, especially those living alone, that they may have neighbors who see to their basic needs and family and friends who stay in contact through social media or frequent calls.

Monday, May 25: We pray that new life, promised by the Risen Lord and manifested in Spring’s re-creation, may renew the energy of 911 workers, paramedics and EMT’s, fire and police, national guard and all other first responders as they have courageously remained alert to emergency calls during this Pandemic and continue to do so daily.

Tuesday, May 26: We pray for those who have been providing essential services, such as farmers, grocery suppliers and stores, banks, internet providers and many others who continue to work to sustain our lives in these difficult times.

Wednesday, May 27: We pray for all families for whom this time of limited mobility has added stress resulting in increased addictions, family disruptions and domestic violence. May help soon become available for their physical, psychological and spiritual needs for healing.

Thursday, May 28: We pray for school superintendents, principals, teachers and staff who have been providing online education for students from preschool through university, that they may experience the gratitude of those who have benefited from their creativity and hard-work.

Friday, May 29: We pray for all whose lives have been drastically affected with the loss of jobs, business closures and financial loss, and who live accompanied by great anxiety not knowing how to pay for basic necessities of daily life. May those who have enough be willing to share with those who have little.

Saturday, May 30: We pray for those for whom their faith in God’s Providence has been greatly challenged as they have experienced losses of many kinds during this time of trial and whose cries to God seem not to be heard. May the faith of those who are able to trust God sustain them until the Holy Spirit renews their own inner convictions of God’s presence and care.

 

To learn more about the sisters or to join the sisters in praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit click here:  http://www.msbt.org/

Viernes 22 de mayo: Te pedimos para que la esperanza de vida eterna dada por la Resurrección de Cristo pueda consolar a la multitud de personas en todo el mundo que han perdido a seres queridos durante esta pandemia de coronavirus, confiando en que sus familiares, amigos y compañeros de trabajo fallecidos están con el Señor.

Sábado 23 de mayo: Te pedimos para que la presencia de Cristo Sanador pueda sostener a todos los enfermos y a todos los trabajadores de la salud, el personal de los hospitales de cuidados paliativos, de las casas de reposo y el personal del hospital, especialmente porque arriesgan su propia salud y sus vidas para cuidar a otros durante este tiempo.

Domingo 24 de mayo: Te pedimos por todos los que están sufriendo experiencias de encierro, refugio en el lugar o cuarentenas, especialmente por aquellos que viven solos, para que puedan tener vecinos que atiendan sus necesidades básicas y familiares y amigos que se mantengan en contacto a través de las redes sociales o llamadas frecuentes.

Lunes 25 de mayo: Te pedimos para que la nueva vida, prometida por el Señor resucitado y manifestada en la recreación de la primavera, pueda renovar la energía de los trabajadores del 911, paramédicos y técnicos de emergencias médicas, bomberos y policía, la guardia nacional y todos los demás socorristas, que se mantuvieron valientemente alertas ante las llamadas de emergencias durante esta pandemia y continúan haciéndolo a diario.

Martes 26 de mayo: Te pedimos por aquellos que han estado brindando servicios esenciales, como agricultores, proveedores y tiendas de alimentos, bancos, proveedores de internet y muchos otros que continúan trabajando para mantener nuestras forma de vida en estos tiempos difíciles.

Miércoles 27 de mayo: Te pedimos por todas las familias para quienes este tiempo de movilidad limitada ha agregado estrés, lo que resulta en un aumento de las adicciones, las interrupciones familiares y la violencia doméstica. Que pronto llegue la ayuda y esté disponible para sus necesidades físicas, psicológicas y espirituales de curación.

Jueves 28 de mayo: Te pedimos por los superintendentes escolares, directores, maestros y personal que han estado brindando educación en línea para estudiantes desde preescolar hasta la universidad, para que puedan experimentar la gratitud de aquellos que se han beneficiado de su creatividad y arduo trabajo.

Viernes 29 de mayo: Te pedimos por todos aquellos cuyas vidas se han visto drásticamente afectadas por la pérdida de empleos, cierres de negocios y pérdidas financieras, y que viven acompañados de una gran ansiedad por no saber cómo pagar las necesidades básicas de la vida diaria. Que los que tienen suficiente estén dispuestos a compartir con los que tienen poco.

Sábado 30 de mayo: Te pedimos por aquellos para quienes su fe en la Providencia de Dios ha sido muy desafiada ya que han experimentado pérdidas de muchos tipos durante este tiempo de prueba y cuyos gritos a Dios parecen no ser escuchados. Que la fe de aquellos que pueden confiar en Dios los sostenga hasta que el Espíritu Santo renueve sus propias convicciones internas de la presencia y el amor de Dios.

Our pre-recorded Seventh Sunday of Easter Mass in English will be available

Saturday, May 23rd  beginning at  5:00 PM, on this page, by clicking a link on our Facebook page and on local TV- Comcast  965 and Verizon 33 until 7:00 AM Monday.

Tune in to those channels or click on the video below.

Our thanks to Father Mooney and to all who helped out.

May you all have a Blessed Day!!!

 


May is the Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pope Francis asks the entire Church to pray the Rosary daily during the month of May. 

Join us!

Rosary Campaign for an End to the Coronavirus
Join online, by phone or in spirit as we pray the Rosary every night at 8 PM.

We are asking the miraculous intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to put an end to the coronavirus.

Rosary in English: Every evening, 8:00-8:30 PM (ET) until further notice
Rosary in Spanish: Every evening, 6:00-6:30 PM (ET) until further notice


Details for joining the Rosary can be found at: http://www.phillyevang.org/rosary/

 


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE- Updated April 10, 2020

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. 

Our Parish office will also be closed and masses 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! 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.


Since no public masses allowed at this time, our parish and worship site will be open on the following days, if you wish to stop and pray…

St. Mark Church:

Saturdays 12:00 noon- 4:30 PM (Confessions 3:30-4:30 PM)

Sundays 8:00-12:00 PM

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St. Ann Worship Site:

Sundays- 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Remember to protect yourself and others by following the state mandated distance guidelines and wearing your masks. God Bless!

 

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:      

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 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.


 

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

To view our pre-recorded Masses with Father Mooney,

click on the YouTube links below: