January 3, 2016 - St. Mark the Evangelist

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January 3, 2016 - St. Mark the Evangelist
ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST
1201 Alma Dr., Plano, TX 75075 (Parish) 1105 West 15th St., Plano TX 75075 (Office)
Church: 972-423-5600
Fax: 972-423-5024
stmarkplano.org
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9AM-4PM; Friday 9AM-12PM
CLERGY
Fr. Clifford G. Smith, Pastor • Fr. Jack Hopka, Parochial Vicar • Fr. Henry Erazo, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Shawn French • Deacon Ed Putonti • Deacon Federico Marquez • Deacon Dominic T. Hoang
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF: 972-423-5600
PARISH MANAGER: Melissa Humason • PASTOR’S ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER: Cathie Seibold • SAFE ENVIRONMENT: Linda Sartor
ASSISTANT TO PAROCHIAL VICAR: Veronica Fonseca • CONTRIBUTIONS & REGISTRAR: Nadya Collard
ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATOR: Stan Reuber • COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST: Adriana Brady • FACILITIES: Joe Walter
YOUTH MINISTRY: 972-578-9583
DIRECTOR: Linda Watts
HS & YOUNG ADULT COORDINATOR: Matthew Cantrell
MIDDLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR: Mario Beltran
SPECIAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR: Cristina Mijares
ADMIN. ASSIST: Cristina Ochoa
FAMILY & ADULT MINISTRY COUNSELING SERVICES: 972-424-5794
ST. MARK CATHOLIC SCHOOL: 972-578-0610
PRESCHOOL
PRINCIPAL: Patricia Opon
COORDINATOR: Toni Jobes 972-423-7926
CO-DIRECTORS: George & Judy Clark
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Marcela Solis
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Rosie Hernández
ADMIN. ASSIST: Delma Brennan
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Edelina Ortega
FUNERAL MINISTRY &
PRE-PLANNING 972-424-5794
Rosie Hernández
PARISH ORGANIZATIONS
GRUPOS PARROQUIALES
FAITH FORMATION: 972-423-4715
DIRECTOR RCIA, ADULT & ELEMENTARY FAITH
FORMATION: Debbie Betz
RICA & AFF (Spanish) Coordinator:
Ruth Sanchez (Bilingual)
FF COORDINATOR: Peggy Theis
FF Ministry Assistant: Sandra Lopez
CHOIRS & MUSIC: 972-423-6041
Coordinator: Kenton Kravig
ADMIN. ASSIST: Christine Carrington
CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS
ORGANIZACIONES CATÓLICAS
Adult Community: Candy Butcher 972-578-9293
Altar Servers: Kathi & Parker Thompson 972-965-0563
Christ Renews His Parish: 972-424-5794
Communion to Home Bound: Parish Office 972-423-5600
Communion Ministers: Mary Jane Heiting 972-664-0188
Compassionate Ministry: 972-424-5794
ENDOW: Family & Adult Ministry 972-424-5794
Eucharistic Adoration: Kathy Keenan 972-596-8550
Fuente de Vida: Pedro García 214-536-4039
Liturgy Coordinator: Marilou Hernandez 972-985-0732
Lectors: Veronica Juarez 806-544-7928
Habitat for Humanity: Frank J. McElligott 972-867-8516
Military Support Group: Andy & Ellen Ray 972-345-4336
Mom’s Group: Kristin Hyman 314-601-2934
Mujer a Mujer: Viviana Olmos 214-809-4538
Nursery Coordinator: Erin Minor 469-585-6215
Pastoral Council: Julius Chambers 972-881-7015
Pro-Life: JoAnn Murray 972-442-1127
Provida Ministry: Silvia Caballero 972-916-8345
Renovación Carismática Católica: Evelyn Colón 214-636-0282
Rosario Biblico: Olivia Rojas 972-985-0051
Rosario Tradicional: Pilar de la Torre 214-745-9831
Rosary Group: Lore Profaizer 972-424-7326
Rosary Makers: Margaret Woollett 214-808-8277
Ushers: Sandy Ptacek 972-424-6507
We Care Ministry: Martha Bernatis 214-914-4670
Women of St. Mark: Linda Sartor 972-965-2159
American Heritage Girls: Elizabeth Muzyka 469-855-2001
Boy Scouts: Joe Schichl 469-463-7959
Catholic Daughters: Diane Filibeck 214-801-8329
Cenacle: Josephine 972-867-2192, Marguerite 972-424-9779
Cenáculo de Divina Misericordia: Juanita Palma 214-676-4740
Columbian Squires: 214-693-1457
Cub Scouts: John Petroff 469-408-0895
Cursillos: Edel Yolaina Escobar 214-284-0767
Encuentro Matrimonial: Gilberto y Regina Aguilar, 214-926-2780
Families of Nazareth: Miles & Claudine Humphries 972-423-8834
Knights of Columbus #6065: 469-450-6651
Ladies Auxiliary: Mary Ann Schumacher-972-727-3923
Schoenstatt Mother’s Group Rosary: Jo Ann Scamardo 817-368-6024
Marriage Encounter: Ed & Ann Cabrera 972-977-5884, 972-571-8930
Movimiento Familiar Cristiano: Araceli & Raul Ramirez 972-662-7708
Homeschooling: Janet Moos 972-213-6437
St. Mark Home & School Assn: Ashley Ternan 214-502-1217
St. Mark School Advisory Council: Gilberto Aguilar
St. Vincent De Paul: 972-423-1877
Talleres de Oración y Vida: Lupita Bautista 469-831-3700
That Man is You: Bryan Quarles 972-359-0185
BULLETIN DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM
(11 DAYS BEFORE PUBLICATION)
PLEASE SUBMIT ENTRIES TO [email protected]
SACRAMENT INFORMATION / CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS SACRAMENTOS
BAPTISM: English classes are held the 1st Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 12:30 PM. Call the Family & Adult Ministry Office for registration
form. CLASSES MAY BE TAKEN BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN. Baptisms are held the 2nd and 4th Saturday at 3:45 in English.
RECONCILATION: Wednesdays: 6:30-8PM; & Fridays: 4:30-5:15 PM Saturdays: 3:30-5PM, also by appointment.
MARRIAGE: Contact the Family & Adult Ministry Office at least 6 months prior to the wedding date.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 8AM Mass or call the parish office and request a priest.
VOCATIONS & CONSECRATED LIFE: Call Fr. Edwin Leonard (214-379-2860)
BAUTISMO: Para niños menores de 7 años las pláticas pre-bautismales son el 3er sábado de cada mes. Es requisito inscribirse en la oficina del
Ministerio de Familias y Adultos. Los bautizos son el 2º y 4º sábado del mes. Para niños de 7 años o mayores llame a la oficina de Formación de Fe.
CONFESIONES: Viernes a las 4:30-5:15PM y sábados: 3:30-5PM.
MATRIMONIO: Favor de llamar a la oficina del Ministerio de Familias y Adultos para hacer una cita. Se requieren 6 meses de anticipación.
UNCIÓN DE LOS ENFERMOS: 1° y 3er sábado del mes en la Misa de las 8AM en Ingles, último miércoles del mes en la misa de las 7:30PM en
español o llame a la oficina. ORDENES SAGRADAS y LA VIDA CONSAGRADA: Llame al P. Edwin Leonard (214-379-2860)
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DE ENERO DEL
2016
JANUARY 3, 2016
MASS INTENTIONS &
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Saturday - Sábado (1/2)
Sunday - Domingo (1/3)
The Epiphany of the Lord
Is 60:1-6
Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6
Mt 2:1-12 (20)
STEWARDSHIP
Epiphany
The three kings in today’s Gospel traveled a great distance at
considerable cost to offer their richest gifts to the Infant Jesus.
How far will I go and what will I offer to do homage to this
newborn King and Savior?
8:00 AM  Susannah Sandoval
5:30 PM
All of St. Mark Deacons
7:00 PM  Jose Juan Avitia
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
 Paul Duc Tran
 Laurie Zoeske Bruck
People of St. Mark
 Miss Orellana
 Elena Hernandez
 Jose Sergio Garcia
 Mariano Suson
Kathy Black
Monday - Lunes (1/4)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
1 Jn 3:22-4:6 Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
6:30 AM  Donald Creager
8:30 AM  Alexander Santos
Tuesday - Martes (1/5)
St. John Neumann
1 Jn 4:7-10 Mk 6:34-33
6:30 AM
For Priestly Vocations
8:30 AM  Priscilla Muscat
Wednesday - Miércoles (1/6)
St. Andre Bessette
1 Jn 4:11-18 Mk 6:45-52 (214)
6:30 AM  Adam Ginter
8:30 AM  Elsie Weaver
7:30 PM  Rosa Castro
Thursday - Jueves (1/7)
St. Raymond of Penyafort
1 Jn 4:19-5:4 Lk 4:14-22a
Vocations Religious Life
6:30 AM
8:30 AM  Theodore McCormick
Friday - Viernes (1/8)
Christmas Weekday
1 Jn 5:5-13 Lk 5:12-16 (216)
6:30 AM  Helen & Tommy Wall
8:30 AM  Douglas Nelson
5:30 PM
Katie Aoki
Saturday - Sábado (1/9)
Christmas Weekday
1 Jn 5:14-21 Jn 3:22-30 (217)
8:00 AM  Mercedes Suson
5:30 PM
Michelle Nevins
7:00 PM
Familia Brown
Olivia Lightfoot is the winners of
the children’s stewardship envelopes.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN
John Paul II
Family of
Faith
Tuesday, January 5, 7PM
Saturday, January 9, 10AM
Membership and Registration Updates
Have you recently had a new addition (or additions) to your
family? Have you recently married or changed your marital
status? Have you moved and changed your address and phone
number? We'd like to hear from you! It is important to update your
membership records at St. Mark. Please email Nadya Collard at
[email protected] or call 972-423-5600 X 258 with any
recent changes.
New Members,
We welcome you to share our life, worship and
mission. Register online at stmarkplano.org or
ask an usher for a registration form.
PRAY FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING OF OUR PARISH
OREMOS POR LOS ENFERMOS DE LA PARROQUIA
Please call the Parish Office to add or remove someone from
the list. Names will be listed for four weeks.
Judy Ahr; Payton Ahr; Robert Ahr; Kathy Black; Julius Chambers;
Pat Classick; Nina Egan; Elizabeth Elliott; Mary Eppinger; Michele
Foust; Barbara Harrison; Roger Harvey; Madonna Henderson;
Patricia Hernandez; Marie Jacoby; Shane Kearney; Margaret Kelley; Cathy Koehn; Dale Koehn; Dean Leach; Ellie Leonard; Steve
Lutz; Edward Phillips; Marcia Pulliam; Larry Skinner; Stephen
Souders; Jennifer Stanley; Patty Stratman; Mary Lynn Trentham;
Kenneth Vargas; Maria Yudico
     
Do you have old photos or newspaper
clippings about St. Mark?
Please share them with us so we can include them in our 50th
anniversary materials. E-mail them to
[email protected] or
bring them by the parish office.
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M-W & Friday 8am-12noon and 1-4pm
Thurs. 8am-12noon and 1-2pm
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ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
Save the Date
50th Anniversary Clergy Mass
Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:30PM
Help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of St. Mark Parish by
participating in a special Mass with past and current clergy.
All Are Welcome!
YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR
50th Anniversary Evening of Celebration
Join past and present clergy
in celebrating our milestone 50th Anniversary
Share memories while enjoying heavy hor d’oeuvres
Including gourmet fire-oven pizzas and other superb Italian fanfare,
wine, beer, and delectable desserts.
Gather together for a festive evening of joyful thanksgiving!
Friday, January 29, 2016 at 6:30PM, Parish Center
Ticket Price: $50 per person.
To Purchase Tickets visit stmarkplano.org or call: 972-423-5600
Consider treating friends by purchasing a table of 8!
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2016
JANUARY 3, 2016
FAMILY & ADULT MINISTRY - COUNSELING SERVICES
Knights’ Corner
MINISTERIOS DE ADULTOS Y FAMILIA - SERVICIOS DE
CONSEJERIA 972-424-5794
Council 6065
Assembly 2266
Blood Drive Sign-Up
January 9/10
We are planning another blood drive in conjunction with Carter Blood
Center for January 17. Sign-up will be on January 9/10 after all the
Masses. Please consider giving this gift of life to those in need.
MAKE A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
FOR SPIRITUAL RENEWAL
Saturday/Sunday Retreat for Women of St. Mark
January 16-17, 2016, on St. Mark Campus
The Christ Renews His Parish Retreat provides an atmosphere
for individual spiritual growth, prayer & reflection, and inspiring presentations in the company of other St. Mark Women.
For Information and registration: 972-424-5794
Registration brochures in Church Narthex
To Register online: www.stmarkplano.org
Knights of Columbus Information Night
January 4, 2016
All men who are interested in learning more
about or in joining the Knights are invited to
attend an information night on Monday, January
4 at 7:30PM in McGivney Hall located in the Parish Center.
Spouses and fiancées are also invited. You must be a practical
Catholic man at least 18 years old. Please call one of our Membership Chairmen, Armando Guerra at 214-272-3537 or Paul
Krusac, PGK, PFN, on 972-516-0659, if you will be attending so
that appropriate seating is available. For more information visit
www.kofc-6065.org, or call our Grand Knight, John Vasquez at
214-394-7106.
Women’s Retreat Day
What Makes A Difference, presented by Patricia Livingston,
author & retreat leader, will be held on Saturday, Feb 20,
2016 in the Parish Center. Day includes lite breakfast and
lunch. Register before Feb. 4th for early registration ($35).
After Feb. 4th, registration is $45. Register on line at stmarkplano.org or pick up flyer in Narthex.
Parenting the Love and Logic WayTM
A six week series will be offered Sunday nights beginning January 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7PM at St. Joseph’s in east Richardson. Parents will learn how to set enforceable limits, avoid power struggles and arguments, help their kids learn from their mistakes, and much more. Cost is $50 per family. Childcare is available with early registration. Please call Donna at 972.692.4569 or
[email protected]
Computer Refurbishing
Used CPUs (especially Pentium 4 or equivalent and newer), monitors, pointing
devices (mice) as well as CDs and DVDs are
being accepted for donation to the Computers for the Blind
organization. Please contact Gil Brand at 214-282-2581 or
[email protected] for information. Please
do NOT leave any used computer equipment in the Bethany
Narthex or Ushers Room.
Endow is a 10 week Catholic educational
program that brings women together to discover their God-given role in humanizing and transforming society. St. Mark offers this Spring “Discover Your Dignity Part II”. Wednesday mornings starting January 13 from 10AM12PM in the Pastoral Building in Room 208- Upper Room. Please
contact Chris Keith (214)708-3702 for more information.
Flag Retirement & Small Electronics
Recycling for Special Olympics
Unserviceable flags are being collected in the flag box located
in the Usher’s Room. Small electronics such as used cell
phones, inkjet cartridges, digital cameras, camcorders, and
hand held electronic games can also be placed in this box. The
flags will be disposed of in a proper manner. All electronic
equipment will be recycled by an environmentally responsible
company and the proceeds from the recycling will be donated
to Special Olympics.
Special Note: If you see a flag on a business establishment that
is in need of replacement, please ask that the flag be replaced
and given to you. If you would prefer not to speak with the
store manager, please provide the necessary information
(store name and location) to either Bill Ptacek on 972-4246507 or Paul Krusac on 972-516-0659 and we will contact the
appropriate store personnel.
Need a wheelchair lift for van or car to carry electric wheelchair?
For more information, call Michael Calleia at 972-208-4891.
PLANNING A WEDDING? Information evening on Monday,
January 18, 2016, 7-8:30PM for engaged couples (and family
members) planning to marry at St. Mark Parish. Program will be
in the St. Mark Chapel. Learn about sacramental preparation,
liturgy and music guidelines, the Wedding Coordinator’s role and
more. Call 972-424-5794 to register.
St. Mark Parish Celebration of Love
February 13, 2016 at 6:45PM in the Great Room
Renew Your Marriage Vows At 5:30PM Mass
An Evening of Love & Laughter, Dinner & Dancing
Make it your Valentine Celebration!
$35/Couple. Call 972-424-5794 to register
www.Facebook.com/StMarkCatholicChurchPlanoTx
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ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
EN ESPAÑOL
Administración
Formación de Fe
¡Les deseamos un feliz y santo Año Nuevo
a ustedes y a su familia!
Del equipo de Formación de Fe
Debbie, Ruth, Peggy y Sandra
La Epifanía
Los tres Reyes en el Evangelio de hoy vinieron de muy lejos a
mucho costo para ofrecerle sus mejores regalos al Niño Jesús.
¿Qué tan lejos iré yo y qué ofreceré yo para hacer homenaje
a este Rey y Salvador recién nacido?
Al reflexionar sobre el año pasado y mirar hacia el futuro del año
nuevo, acuérdense de todas las tradiciones familiares que hacen
que ciertos días sean especialmente memorables para su familia.
Las tradiciones familiares son muy importantes. les deseamos un
año nuevo lleno de alegría. Un año en que ustedes puedan
empezar cada mañana alabando a Dios y toda su creación.
Rito de la Iniciación Cristiana de
Adultos (RICA)
Si usted o alguien que usted conoce ha sido
bautizado en otra tradición cristiana y está
interesado en convertirse en católico, por favor
llame o e-mail Ruth Sanchez 972-423-4715, ext 225 o la
[email protected], para obtener información adicional.
Si usted fue bautizado católico y le faltan los sacramentos de
confirmación y comunión, por favor llámenos.
Ministerio de Familia y Adultos
CRISTO RENUEVA SU PARROQUIA
Mujeres Feb 6-7, 2016
Hombres Abril 23-24, 2016
Planeamos comenzar nuevas sesiones de preguntas de RCIA
para adultos después del primero del año para los interesados
en convertirse en la fe católica, que incluiría a aquellos que no
han sido bautizados, o quienes son bautizados y tienen preguntas sobre la fe católica. Si está interesado en asistir a estas
sesiones de RICA, por favor llame o e-mail Ruth Sánchez.
El retiro provee un ambiente para crecimiento individual por
medio de la oración, presentaciones conmovedoras, y reflexión
personal. También es una oportunidad para compartir con otros
en la parroquia sus alegrías y desafíos de vivir una vida Cristiana
en su vida familiar, en el trabajo, con amigos, y en la sociedad.
Para información llame a la oficina Ministerio de Familia y Adultos al 972-424-5794.
St. Mark Catholic School está aceptando inscripciones para el año escolar 2015-16: St. Mark
Catholic School ha recibido en dos ocasiones el
National Blue Ribbon Award del Departamento
de Educación de los Estados Unidos y educa a
estudiantes desde preescolar a octavo grado en un espíritu de fe,
con los valores del Evangelio y excelencia académica de acuerdo
a los principios Católicos Romanos. Por favor llámenos al (972)
578-0610, o visite www.stmcs.net para más información.
DE MUJER A MUJER: Próxima reunión para el grupo De Mujer
a Mujer será el 16 de Enero en el en la biblioteca Salón #105
del Centro Pastoral Smyth a de 3 a 5 PM. Para más información, comuníquese con Viviana Olmos 214-809-4538.
Caballeros de Colón
Para más información sobre las actividades de los
Caballeros de Colón, llame a Armando Guerra al
214-272-3537, Jose Romero al 214-499-2660 o Lucas
Gonzalez al 972-669-3023.
ESCUELA DE FORMACION
PARA ADULTOS
Los invitamos a participar en la
Formación para Adultos. Estas oportunidades ayudan a crecer en nuestra
relación con Jesús, conocer las enseñanzas de la Iglesia, y formar comunidad con otros miembros
del Cuerpo de Cristo.
Inmigración y servicios legales
W. Dallas Branch
2843 Lapsley Street, Dallas TX 75212
(214) 217-5600 * Sólo con cita previa
Se ofrecerá Liturgia – presentado por Padre Henry
¿Quiénes pueden asistir?
 Adultos (18 años +) que desean conocer más su fe
 Bautizados
 Diferentes grupos parroquiales y catequistas
Cuando: Martes comenzando el 26 de enero, 2016 de 7 - 9PM
Dónde: Great Room del Centro Pastoral de St. Mark
Costo: $30.
Peregrinación a Polonia, República Checa y Austria
con el Padre Henry
Mayo 15 al 25, 2016
Precio $3180 por persona
Si esta interesado en el peregrinaje o para más
informacion contacte a la representante de viajes latinos
Mila Montelongo al 972-422-3344
Para información contacte a Ruth Sanchez al 972-423-4715
x225 o a [email protected]
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JANUARY 3, 2016
Lone Rose Collection of Baby Items
January 9 and 10, 2016
Will you be one of the Wise Men and bring your donations ?
Remember the mothers this Christmas Season who need a little help.
Brighten their homes as they care for their newborns.
The Knights of Columbus annual appeal for donations to the White Rose and Birth Choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers will be after all
Masses the weekend of January 9/10. Please donate generously to this very worthwhile cause. The White Rose and Birth Choice crisis
pregnancy ministries exist solely on donations and provide life-saving assistance at a critical time in a mother’s and child’s life.
Members of the Knights of Columbus will be in the Narthex to accept your monetary donations. (All checks should be made payable to
The Knights of Columbus Council 6065). In addition to the money collected, a baby crib will be setup in the Bethany Narthex to accept
new baby supplies, and gently used infant clothing and baby furniture for the White Rose and Birth Choice Centers.
Both centers provide free pregnancy testing, counseling, medical assistance, cribs, car seats, clothing, strollers, and other baby items,
as well as some financial aid. Sonograms are provided on a case-by-case basis. All items are donated and are freely dispensed.
The White Rose center has been open for 30 years. The Birth Choice center was established 7 years ago at the direction of Bishop Farrell who wants a crisis pregnancy center located near every abortion clinic. Together the centers serve over 3,000 women annually,
including hundreds who turn from the very doorsteps of the abortion clinics in search of a brighter alternative.
St. Mark parishioners have always been among the strongest supporters in the Dallas Diocese of the White Rose Center as evidenced
by our annual Lone Rose Sunday collection, K of C Golf Tournament and other events, sidewalk counselors, etc. When the Birth Choice
center was opened, we expanded our support to the White Rose and the Birth Choice centers equally.
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ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION
Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Ministerio de Jóvenes y Jóvenes adultos
972-423-4715
Happy and Holy New Year to you
and your family!
From the Faith Formation Staff
Debbie, Ruth, Peggy and Sandra
As you look back over the past year and
look ahead to the New Year, remember all
the family traditions that make certain
days especially memorable for your family. Family traditions are
very important. We wish you great joy in the New Year. May you
greet each day with praise for God and all his creation.
972-578-9583
[email protected]
stmarkplanoyouth.org
New Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 9AM-4PM
Fri. 9AM-12PM.
NEW - Doors of Mercy: Exploring
God’s Covenant with You
Join us! Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee
Year of Mercy, beginning Dec. 8.
This is only the 4th Extraordinary
Year in Church history! How can
we participate in this? How will this special call for mercy
affect your daily life? Join us in this parish-wide initiative,
Doors of Mercy and understand in a deeper way God’s plan of
Mercy and the covenants He made with humanity, as well as
the beauty and compassion of the Divine Mercy message and
devotion. Experience hope and healing in this engaging and
life changing program. The first session begins on Thursday,
Feb. 11, 2106 (9:15am) or Sunday, January 14, 2016 (offered at
8:15am, 10:15am, or at 7:00pm.)
In addition to this new study, we are also offering a variety of
shorter studies this winter on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
evenings. Register on-line at www.stmarkplano.org; click on
the AFF logo (as shown)
For additional information, call Debbie at 972-423-4715, ext.
232, or e-mail either www.walkingwithchrist.org or
[email protected]
No Youth Ministry Sessions
January 3 and 6
Sessions Resume January 10 and 13
Young Adult is anyone between the age of 18 and 38,
married or unmarried. Our young adults currently meet on Fridays in a group called Veritas from 7-9 for prayer, weekly
theme and fellowship at the Youth House
For more information contact Matthew Cantrell
[email protected]
Gather together to form a network of
friends, mutual support, opportunities for
personal and spiritual growth. This year
the group will concentrate on “How Sacraments affect our faith and family”. Group meets 1 st and 3rd
Thursday mornings. Will meet next on Thursday, January 7,
2016; 10:00 am – 11:30 am in the Upper Room. RSVP to Kristin
Hyman at 314-601-2934.
Ladies Auxiliary Cookbooks
For those of you who may have missed getting a
new Cookbook from the Ladies Auxiliary last
month, we have good news! We have a few
left! They will be in the Church Office and you
can pick one up for $15.
PARISH LIBRARY
Mon-Thurs 9AM-12PM
Book Drop in Library door is open 24/7
St. Vincent de Paul Society
SVDP Food Pantry is in need of the following items :
Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce,
Boxed/bagged pasta, canned tuna, canned fruit,
canned pork & beans, cereal.
Place items in donation box located in the Narthex.
Pick up of large items can be arranged by calling SVDP
at 972-423-1877
DVD: Faith Like Potatoes
For adults: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
En Español: Las Cinco Personas que Encontraras en el Cielo por
Mitch Albom
For children: The Rhyme Bible
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DE ENERO DEL
2016
JANUARY 3, 2016
1201 Alma Dr, Plano, TX 75075
972.578.0610
www.stmcs.net
You are cordially invited to attend St. Mark Catholic School’s
29th Annual Dinner & Auction!
When: February 6, 2016
Where: Marriott Hotel at Legacy Town Center in Plano
Tickets: $75.oo
Proceeds from this year's event will go towards enhancing key facilities at the school. This includes upgrades to the gymnasium
bleachers, ceiling, flooring, walls and concession stand area, in addition to playground enhancements.
To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or donate to the event, please visit www.stmcs.net/auction.
We look forward to seeing you at the Sweethearts Gala!
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
If you or someone you know was baptized in another Christian tradition and are interested in becoming Catholic,
please call or e-mail Debbie Betz at 972-423-4715, ext. 232 or [email protected], for additional information.
If you were baptized Catholic and lack the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion, please give us a call.
We plan to begin new RCIA inquiry sessions for adults after the first of the year for those interested in becoming
Catholic, which would include those who have not been baptized, or who are baptized and have questions about the Catholic faith. If
interested in attending these RCIA inquiry sessions, please call or e-mail Debbie Betz.
Home for the holidays. We are all familiar with that wonderful song. One marvelous group that makes this wish come true here in
Plano is Habitat for Humanity. HfH builds homes and communities in which families can grow and flourish.
Did you know that HfH does not give away houses?
-Each family that applies for a HfH house is thoroughly screened before being approved for a house. This truly is a “Hand Up, not a
Hand Out.” Families commit to participate in the build, providing 400 hours of their own “Sweat Equity”. In addition, they must pay
back an interest free mortgage, pay property taxes and maintain the home and yard. Financial and home management skills training
are also provided and required before final approval.
Last spring St Mark’s formed a “Habitat Team” within our parish. You may have seen some of our members at the Parish Festival
encouraging children and even adults to “drive a nail for habitat”.
In order to plan our next steps the St Mark team, and all those in the parish with an interest in helping the HfH mission, will be
having a meeting on Tuesday January 19, 2016, at 7:30 PM in the parish library. We will consider fundraising options, plans will be
discussed and decisions made about how to raise funds and build a St Mark sponsored house. Your experience and perspective is
important and welcome.
If you are interested in being a part of the St Mark HfH team or need more information contact Frank McElligott at 972-867-8516
(email [email protected]).
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ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
Prayer for the Epiphany
Lord Jesus
may your light shine our way,
as once it guided the steps of the magi:
that we too may be led into your
presence and worship you,
the Child of Mary,
the Word of the Father,
the King of nations,
the Savior of mankind;
to whom be glory for ever.
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