Just for Fun!
May God bless and comfort you if you are grieving. We are sorry for your loss. “When God takes someone from us, it is always for a good reason. When the sheep have grazed and thinned the grass in the lower regions, the shepherd will take a little lamb in his arms, carry it up the mountain where the grass is green, lay it down, and soon the other sheep will follow. Every now and then our Lord takes a lamb from the parched field of a family up to those Heavenly Green Pastures, that the rest of the family may keep their eyes on their true home and follow through.” — Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Catholic Charities—Hurricane Florence Information The water is still rising in many areas. We were very fortunate in Huntersville, but others need help. Here are some resource contacts if you or a loved one is in need: Need Shelter? Call 2-1-1 If you need assistance, please call 1-800-227-7261 or email email@example.com To volunteer in impacted areas, please visit: www.volunteernc.org For travel and road information, please visit https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
There is a critical need for blood donors after Hurricane Florence. Please consider sharing the gift of life during the Knights of Columbus Blood Drive, Sunday, September 23, 8 am-1 pm in the Parish Hall. Help the Knights deliver more than 80 units of blood. Walk-ins are welcome or make an appt right now: https://production.donorscbcc.us/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/33538 Thank you.
Please take a few minutes to listen to this clip of Fr. Carter's homily to middle and high school youth. (Instagram only allows 60 seconds but you can watch the entire 3 minutes on our YouTube Channel.) Highlights: * Listen to your parents * Log off, respond, and be present to your family and friends * By saying no to ourselves, our will is strengthened * Someday it's going to be you. God. And the world. And if you say no to God, the world will chew you up and spit you out.
Rejoice for this is the day the Lord has made! ☔️🌞 Thank you to the many parishioners who where able to come, worship and/or assist with the Mass over the weekend: ushers, servers, parking team, greeters, etc. If you were unable to make it due to the weather, please consider coming to daily Mass (Mon and Tues 7 &9 am) or Wednesday night at 6:30 pm.
Mass has not been cancelled at St. Mark — with that being said, the rain and wind levels vary throughout the region. Please make the safest choice for you and your family. You can watch Mass live or archived at: www.stmarknc.org/livestream Photo: Thank you to our teen volunteers who operate the livestream camera for the 11:15 am Mass. If you would like to help enhance our live stream broadcasts and be part of the camera crew, please email Tara.Edwards@stmarknc.org.
If yesterday was Flashback Friday, today is Spring-Forward Saturday... SeptemberFest is in one week! This a parish-wide social event to just have fun and connect with your Faith community! It starts after the 5 pm Mass and continues until 8:45 pm. There will be LIVE BANDS: We have 4 live bands scheduled. Psalm 150 (LIFE TEEN band in video), IRRASHIONAL (parishioner teen band), D3 Foundation Singers and The Unknown Artist. There will be FOOD TRUCKS: Bebo’s MAC Shack, Tres Hernandez Mexican, The Dog Shop, Yoshi’s, Boy Scout BBQ, King of Pops, Bruesters, and Funnel Cakes (prices vary per vendor,/picnic baskets are welcome too.) There will be DRINKS: Primal Brewery Tent and and Coca Cola Products. There will be GAMES: BINGO, Game Truck, Bounce Houses, Basketball Shootout, Cornhole So we can plan, please RSVP: www.stmarknc.org/SeptemberFest. See you next weekend!