THE ADVENT GIVING TREE
Once again we will be helping less fortunate children & adults during Christmas. The Advent Giving Trees will be displayed in the church beginning Sat., Nov. 24 through Sun., Dec. 16. The tags are prepared by some of our candidates preparing for Confirmation and St. Vincent de Paul members.
PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON THE TAG AND TAPE THE TAG SECURELY TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE GIFT.
Your gifts will be donated to Sisters of Life, Hour Children, Catholic Charities & St. Mark’s St. Vincent de Paul Society.
God Bless Your Giving Heart!
IT'S TIME TO LIGHT THE BAY FOR CHRISTMAS - December 9th!
Come Celebrate THE JOURNEY TO THE INN at St. Mark Church - Sunday, December 9th at 4:00 PM.
Followed by the Outdoor Ceremony "Light the Bay for Christmas" Blessing of the Trees -- Music -- Light Show -- Hot Chocolate & More! Adult and children volunteers are needed to participate in THE JOURNEY TO THE INN. Please contact the Rectory.
If you have not previously sponsored a tree, there are a limited number of trees available, so please make your pledge early.
Gift levels are:
$2000 (Gold) $1000 (Silver) $750 (Red) $500 (Green) $200 (White)
A personal message (5-10 words) will be placed on an individual sign near your tree.
CALLING ALL ANGELS, SHEPHERDS & KINGS!
All children of St. Mark Parish, Religious Education & Academy are invited to participate in the portrayal of the Christmas Living Gospel at the Christmas Eve Family Mass on Monday, December 24 at 4:30 p.m.
A participation flyer will be in the bulletin and around the church for children of the parish or visiting. Also, flyers will be given out to the Religious Education and Academy children.
Please return the flyer either to your teacher or Ms. Pino, no later than December 20 or put in the church’s collection basket no later than December 16. Practice will be in the church on Saturday, December 22 at 1:00 p.m. If you were unable to fill out a flyer, just show up for practice. Don’t be nervous; there aren’t any speaking parts.
For further information, call Ms. Pino at 718-769-6311.