Rev. Robert Mucci
Pastor
(718) 891-3100

St. Mark Church
2609 East 19th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235

St. Margaret Mary Church
Ocean Ave. & Oriental Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, NY 11235

 

MASS & HOLY HOUR LiveStreamed

February 18 – First Sunday of Lent

It takes a lot of courage to go into any kind of desert. There are many unknown things there. Perhaps that’s why God sends angels there as well.

  • Genesis 9:8-15
  • Psalm 25:10
  • 1 Peter 3:18-22
  • Mark 1:12-15

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Stations of the Cross

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Pasta & Stations of the Cross – March 1st
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Scriptural Rosary for Justice and Peace

Prayer is an underutilized resource in the work of justice. Join with CCHD and Catholics across the country in praying this online  version of the Scriptural Rosary for Justice and Peace. We pray the Luminous Mysteries to help us follow more closely the example set by Jesus in His ministry to the poor and the vulnerable.

CLICK HERE to Pray the Rosary.

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Vocations Corner

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Roaring Lion Raffle

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Confirmation
Confirmation Proximate Preparation Gathering: Sunday, February 25th, at 10:15 am, for candidates, sponsors & parents in the school cafeteria. Mass to follow at 12:00 pm.

Confirmation Candidates:
Your sponsor’s declaration paperwork given out at the first gathering should be submitted to Mrs. Davis by the end of February. The Church will choose a sponsor for you if the papers are not submitted.

Role of a Sponsor
A sponsor must be 16 years old and have completed all their sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist & Confirmation. A parent cannot be a sponsor. 

Your sponsor will stand with you and present you to the Bishop. When you are anointed with the  chrism during Confirmation, your sponsor will be beside you with their hand on your shoulder. This is a sign of your spiritual relationship.

When choosing a sponsor, think if the person is someone with whom you feel comfortable. Does this person live near enough to you to indeed be able to be a guide and support? Will this person be willing and able to be your sponsor and take an active role in your faith life?

Rite of Christian Initiation
On Sunday, February 18, at noon Mass, we will celebrate the call to conversion for our candidate Maria Oyola Garcia and the Catechumens: Evelina Baryshnikova, Evelyn Garcia, William Garcia, Michael Merritt, Elizabeth Ponce, Promise Rone, Marc Shulman, Larisa Zolotnikova, who will be sent to the Bishop this afternoon to participate in the Rite of
Election. They will now be referred to as the Elect. They will be Baptized and will receive Confirmation and Eucharist, becoming fully initiated in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil this year. This period of purification and enlightenment for the Elect always falls during the Lenten season.

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REGISTRATION
FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN!
Please visit our website for information
regarding tuition and fees.
Spots are already filling up quickly!

Saint Mark Catholic Academy has a few seats available in our FREE Pre-K for All Program.  Please contact Program Director, Jeannie Vok at jvok@smsonthebay.com

If you are interested in a seat for your child, please contact the school office at (718) 332-9304. 

To learn about the benefits of a Catholic education, please contact :

Principal Mark Wilson @718-332-9304

2602 East 19th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235

smcaonthebay.org

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AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.