Dear St. Mark Parish family,
At the very beginning I would like to tell you that I am speaking for all the clergy of St. Mark Parish.
Saint Mother Theresa says: “Where there is love, there is God”. This is the feeling we got in this morning’s event. We love you and there are no words to express adequately of how we priests and Deacons were moved by your kind action of love and appreciation this morning through your drive by tribute. As I was standing at the curve waving at all the cars going by, I could not stop my tears of joy. We your priests and Deacons are here only to serve you and do whatever we can to help you get closer to God. So we do not deserve this tribute. Rather all of you parishioners deserve it. St. Mark is really a beautiful parish family where there is strong sense of community and we are honored to be part of this family. Today’s event was beautiful and it gave opportunity to all of you to come out of your houses and do something honorable as a community.
On behalf of my brothers, Fr. Russ, Deacons Emmet, Paul and Andy, I, with an enlarged heart, would like to thank all of you who participated in today’s event. Mrs. Samantha Costa, Mrs. Patricia Nettleton, and Mr. Jared Forcier were the main persons behind organizing this event. Thank you both very much. I also would like to express my deepest gratitude to Police officers and Fire Fighters for supporting this community event by your presence. Let us continue to pray for our health workers and first responders who are our true Heroes, that God may protect them as they protect us.
Finally, dear friends, we love you very much and miss you at Mass. Let us pray that God may take this plague away from our midst that we may be able to come to His house and praise and worship our loving and merciful God. May God bless you and keep you safe!
Yours in the Lord,
GERRI SZABO says:June 7, 2020 at 3:42 pm
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HAVING THE SUNDAY MASS THAT WE CAN WATCH FROM OUR COMPUTER. BEFORE I FOUND THAT OUR CHURCH MASS WAS AVAILABLE ON LINE, I WOULD WATCH THE BISHOP’S MASS WHICH WAS VERY MOVING BUT IT IS SO VERY COMFORTING TO SEE THE MASS LIVE FROM ST MARK. WE LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT SATURDAY WHEN WE CAN BE INSIDE OUR CHURCH. HOPEFULLY WE WILL SOON BE BACK TO A MORE NORMAL LIFE. I LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WE CAN BE PART OF THE MONEY COUNTERS AGAIN. AS I’M SURE YOU WILL WELCOME THE INCOME. NOT ONLY DO I MISS MY FRIENDS ON MONDAY MORNINGS, BUT MISS GEMMA AS I’M SURE SHE MISSES HER SNACKS TOO. LOVE TO ALL. GERRI
Gloria Zanvettor says:June 7, 2020 at 7:52 pm
When can I come to schedule next years Masses?I am having a Mass said for my parents on Sunday 6/14 at 12:00. Is it still scheduled?
Jared Forcier says:June 7, 2020 at 9:28 pm
Last I heard, the 2021 Mass Book is not open yet. There will be an announcement on our web page and in the bulletin when it does open.
Fr. B and Fr. Russ are still saying all the Masses even though they are private. In the case of your parents’ Mass this Sunday, the 11:00 Mass will be concelebrated by both Fr. Birendra and Fr. Russ for the intentions of the 10:30 and 12:00 Masses. Due to the pandemic, our Mass schedule has changed for the time being, and will be Saturday Vigil at 5pm, and Sunday at 9am and 11am, in order to allow extra time for disinfecting the church between Masses. You and your family may reserve spots at the 11:00 Mass by going to https://stmarkstratford.eventbrite.com.