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St. Mark Catholic Church (Parroquia de San Marcos) 643 St. Mark Place Boynton Beach, FL Fax: Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 4:00PM Daily Mass 8:00AM & 5:00PM Morning Prayer (Laudes) 7:40AM Evening Prayer (Visperas) 5:30PM Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4:00PM & 5:45PM Sunday: 8:00AM, 10:00AM & 12:00PM Misa en Español: Domingo / Sunday: 4:00PM Confession Saturdays: 8:30AM- 9:00AM & 3:00PM - 3:45PM Tuesdays & Thursdays after the 8:00AM Mass and by appointment Secretary: Mrs. Janet Eleshewich Bookkeeper: Mrs. Patty Schultz Pastoral Associate: Sr. Mary Joan Millecan, OSF, Pastoral Minister (561) Parish Catechetical Leader & Family Ministry: Mrs. Margaret Castor, PCL (561) Music Ministry: Dr. Ronald F. Albano, Director of Music Marriage: Contact the Parish Office at least four months in advance. Friar Priests: Fr. Dan G. Fink, OFM Conv. Pastor Fr. Germain Kopaczynski, OFM Conv. Parochial Vicar Fr. Richard Florek, OFM Conv. Parochial Vicar Deacons: Mark Lizardi, Jose Antonio Mares & Lee Levenson Faith Formation for Children & Teens: Please contact Mrs. Margaret Castor in the Parish Office Baptism : Contact Mrs. Margaret Castor in the Parish Office to register. Parents must be registered parishioners and attend our baptismal instruction. The sooner you call the better, even during your pregnancy. Please do not make travel plans for your family until your baptism date is confirmed! Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic or completing his/her Christian Initiation as a Catholic, should call the Parish Office. Are you a registered parishioner? Please do not take for granted that you are registered in the parish just because you attend mass and/or had your sacraments here as a child. If we have no record of your parish membership, it could be quite embarrassing to us or to you or your family, when someone wishes to make wedding plans, have a baby baptized, or if you have been asked to act as a sponsor for baptism or confirmation. Please fill out a census form, located in the narthex, in the Parish office or online at Once you have filled out the form please mail or bring it to the Parish Office. To receive a letter of Sponsorship for Baptism or Confirmation from the Pastor, one has to be an active parishioner of this parish for at least three months, received the Sacraments of initiation, and (if married) be in a Catholic Church recognized marriage. The Parish of St. Mark defines an active/participating parishioner as one who is registered and worshipping at this parish on a regular ( weekly ) basis; and who commits to a stewardship of time, talent and financial resources to help support the parish and the Church of the Palm Beach Diocese. THANK YOU! IF YOU MOVE OR HAVE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION, PLEASE LET THE OFFICE STAFF KNOW. 2 Novena to St. Anthony Every Tuesday after the 8:00AM Mass Basic Catholicism with Father Dan... Wednesdays, following the 8:00am Mass. Novena to St. Joseph Every Wednesday after the 8:00AM Mass Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Victory Every Saturday after the 8:00AM Mass First Friday Every First Friday of the Month After the 8:00AM Mass Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Quiet Time for Prayer 8:30AM - 7:00PM 7:00PM Holy Hour Benediction at 8:00PM We Will Say a Special Prayer for these men and women serving our country - Especially: Brian Blickle, U.S. Air Force; Lance Cpl. Justin R. Kania, USMC; Daniel Malloy USMAC; Sgt. Trey Castor, US Army; Specialist Joshua Joseph Franklin, US Army; NDI (DSW) James R. Duffey; Pvt. 1st Lt. Timothy R. Fitzgerald US Navy; Master at Arms Petty Officer 3 rd Class Christopher Gibb US Navy; Lt. Geoffrey Davis; Sgt. Jason N. Brown, U.S. Army; EMFR Michael D. Katte ENG/EE US Navy; Lt. Kenneth Doyle, USN; Staff Sgt. Michael Marshall, USAF; AW/SW James Paino; Capt. David Liberti, USAF; Gy Sgt. Charles F. Heck IV, USMC; US Navy Seal Michael Fink; Lt. Thomas R. Weadon; Pvt. Chris Rodriguez; Capt. Christopher Seamans, USAF; Captain John D. O Connell USMC; Col. Dr. William Venanzi; Pvt. Joseph Neceda Jr.; Col. Andrew Torelli USAF; Patrick R. Neenan US Navy; Pvt. 1st Class US Army Christopher McCarty & Chief Warrant Officer 4 Douglas R. Sanders. Please let us know when we can offer a prayer of Thanksgiving for a safe return of your loved one. Eileen Dietz Doris Holland Steven Roth Jack Brockman Christopher Reeves Robert Narducci David G Christopher Longhitano Margaret Walsh Colleen McLaughlin Delfina DaSilva Debbie Sabarra Cheryl Levulis Bob Kenny Kerri Lempko Theresa O Connor The Mastrofilippo Family Louise Allen Madeline Goldstein Dave Romero Linda Stephens Aaron Weinstein Leo Clougherty Mary Ann Zauner Marsha Decker Tom Brinkman Marianne McNulty Dick Connelly George Donohue Lorraine Didier Jacques Didier Bart Iannetta Sr. Bart Iannetta Jr. Buddy Roesing Recent Deaths Our condolences are extended to the families of those who recently passed away. May the Lord bless them and keep them. May he turn his face toward them and give them peace. Friary Masses George Julie Barbato Tom Musumeci Selina Flynn Rodriguez Lisa Dennis Dougherty Bob Burgess John Merkal Danny Beecher Gabriella del Carmen Perez Linda Stephens Arron Weinstein David Romero Maggie Curran Mary Rose Scalzo Mary Lynn Denise Caruso +Marilyn Kenney by Claire Garvey +Frank Conroy by Ann O Dwyer +Patricia Zartago by The Friars & Deacons of St. Mark Special Intentions for John Jennings by Mary McLoughlin Special Intentions for Selina Flynn Rodriguez by Pat & Eileen Traynor The Altar Flowers For the week of February 3rd-February 9th Are For Special Intentions for Jonathan Waters By Kathie Long The Altar Bread & Wine For the week of February 3rd-February 9th Are For Special Intentions for Jonathan Waters By Kathie Long The Sanctuary Candle For the week of February 3rd-February 9th Is For Special Intentions for Jonathan Waters By Kathie Long If you would like to offer the altar flowers, bread & wine or the sanctuary candle for the week, please come to the Parish Office to make arrangements. Each donation is $50 3 Saturday/Sabado: February 3rd St. Blaise, Bishop, Martyr; St. Ansgar, Bishop; BVM on Saturday 8:00 AM ++Deceased Members of the Hassan Family by Jimmy & Patsy Hassan BLESSING OF THROATS FOLLOWING MASS 8:30 AM Sacrament of Reconciliation (following Mass) 3:00 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 4:00 PM +Ana L. Reyes by Gloria & Jose Salazar 5:45 PM ++Natalie & Fred Marcon Sunday/Domingo: February 4th 8:00 AM All Parishioners of St. Mark Parish, Living & +Deceased 10:00 AM +Helene C. McKenzie by Fr. Dan 12:00 PM +Viola Brothers by Her Loving Husband 4:00 PM Misa en Español Living & ++Deceased Members of the Mustelier Heydrich Family by Maggie H. Mustelier Monday/Lunes : February 5th Memorial of St. Agatha, Virgin, Martyr 7:40 AM Morning Prayer / Laudes 8:00 AM +Kathleen Corr by P.J. Corr 5:00 PM +John Lombardo by Lillian Lombardo 5:30 PM Evening Prayer / Visperas Tuesday/Martes : February 6th Memorial of St. Peter Baptist, Priest, and His Companions, Martyrs, I and III Orders 7:40 AM Morning Prayer / Laudes 8:00 AM +Michael Jordan by Mike McCafferty 8:30 AM Sacrament of Reconciliation (following Mass) 5:00 PM +George J. Fink by Fr. Dan 5:30 PM Evening Prayer / Visperas Wednesday/Miercoles: February 7th Memorial of St Colette of Corbie, Virgin, II Order 7:40 AM Morning Prayer / Laudes 8:00 AM +James Early by Veronica Early 5:00 PM ++Deceased Members of the Murray Family by Tom & Ann 5:30 PM Evening Prayer / Visperas Thursday/Jueves: February 8th Weekday; St. Jerome Emiliani; St. Josephine Bakhita, Virgin 7:40 AM Morning Prayer / Laudes 8:00 AM +Frank Walsh by Peg Brosnan 8:30 AM Sacrament of Reconciliation (following Mass) 5:00 PM +Duncan Welch by P.B.L. U2 Condo 5:30 PM Evening Prayer / Visperas Friday/Viernes: February 9th Weekday 7:40 AM Morning Prayer / Laudes 8:00 AM ++Deceased Members of the O Dwyer Family by Ann O Dwyer 5:00 PM +John Ruocco by Bob & Marilyn Greene 5:30 PM Evening Prayer / Visperas Saturday/Sabado: February 10th Memorial of St. Scholastica, Virgin 8:00 AM +Garrett Ward by Maryann Bazzini 8:30 AM Sacrament of Reconciliation (following Mass) 3:00 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 4:00 PM ++Natalie & Fred Marcon 5:45 PM +Thomas Langan, Jr. by Christine Langan Sunday/Domingo: February 11th World Day of the Sick 8:00 AM ++Bill Shortley & Aaron McLelland by The Shortley, McLelland, & Stine Families 10:00 AM +Florianne Bazinet by Huguette Conway 12:00 PM ++Deceased Members of the McAree Family by Pat & Maureen McAree 4:00 PM Misa en Español All Parishioners of St. Mark Parish, Living & +Deceased ST. MARK PRAYER WARRIOR MINISTRY The St. Mark s Council of Catholic Women meets the second Saturday of each month from September to May. Meetings are held from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in the Madonna Room. Membership is open to all women of the parish, and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Marge LaViola at or Robbin Holman at Have you made New Year s resolutions yet? No? Well, here s a good one, and it won t be hard to do. Join the growing number of Prayer Warriors of the parish. There are no meetings, no dues, no bake sales, just your daily prayers offered up for people who ask for them. Your name is kept in a file that is not shared with anyone. Won t you please make 2018 the year that you join us to pray for those who need prayers? You can contact me at: to join OR to ask for prayers which will be sent out to the Prayer Warriors. Have a blessed year! Barbara Schenk The Legion of Mary meets on Wednesday mornings after the 8:00AM Mass in the Chapel where we recite the Rosary and have a short meeting. The Legion offers an opportunity for both spiritual and active enrichment. We invite our auxiliary members to join us and always welcome new members. St. Mark Bible Study Are you seeking an appreciation of the Bible and its relevance to your daily life? You are invited to come and join fellow parishioners starting on Tuesdays from 7PM to 8 PM in the St. Clare room of the St. Francis Center. No prior Bible Study experience is required. So if you are a beginner or a student of scripture you will be welcomed and hopefully edified. We plan to utilize a book authored by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. a frequent and popular host of EWTN Catholic television as guide for the sessions. A donation of $8.00 is suggested, but not required. Fr. Pacwa s book will help whether you read the Bible frequently or rarely. Please call Vic Coppola if you have any questions. Knights of Columbus Trinity Council #4839 Men of the Parish - If you are looking for a way to give back for all the blessings Our Lord has given you, please consider joining the Knights of Columbus. Meetings are Every First Thursday of the Month at 7:00PM in the St. Francis Center. For more information, please contact Grand Knight Jerry Liparito at (740) Trinity 4839 Columbiettes meet at St. Mark s in support of our brother Knights. We meet the First Thursday of the month at 6:30PM in the Madonna Room. We are a charitable group of Women serving God, Church and Community. New Members are welcome. For further information, call Debbie Washington at Vocation Chalice As you know the church is in great need of men who commit themselves to the vocation of the priesthood. We are often asked to pray for that intention so that men will heed the inner call to become a priest. Here at St. Mark Parish, we have the Vocation Chalice. The chalice remains in one household for a week and the family is asked to pray for Vocations. Many people are needed for this; as you know, there are 52 weeks in a year. Please consider this prayerful service, which is done in the privacy of your own home for just one week. Contact Joe Schenk for more information to sign up to have the Chalice in your home for a week: Relaxation ~Prayer ~ Meditation Men & Women of all exercise levels welcome! Call or Text Dawn for more info: In the St. Clare Room Wednesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm Caregivers & Bereavement Support Groups Many caregivers and bereaved have difficulty committing to a specific day and time for a weekly group meeting. Therefore, until further notice, there will not be a set meeting at St. Mark Parish. Instead, Sally will be available to meet individually or with a small group when it is convenient for you. You choose the place, day and time. Remember, Sally is only a phone call away for support, assistance and encouragement. Sally Moore Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Service Schedule 6:30am - Liturgy of the Word with Ashes distributed. 8:00am - Full Mass with Eucharist & Ashes distributed. 12:00pm - Liturgy of the Word with Ashes distributed. 5:00pm - Full Mass with Eucharist & Ashes distributed. 7:30pm - Misa en Español. Enrolling in Faith Direct is a great way to ensure your gifts and weekly contributions to St. Mark are received. Go to The St. Mark or Faith Direct Website now to enroll. Already using Faith Direct? Visit and use our church code: FL738. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family! Father Dan Mail: $1, Saturday 4:00 pm $2, :45 pm $ The Collection for January 28th was: Sunday 8:00 am $2, :00 am $4, :00 pm $2, :00 pm $ Total: $14, This weekend s second collection is for: The Diocesan Service Appeal. A post-abortive / miscarriage support and healing program from Catholic Charities. For women, men and couples. You are not alone. For further information, questions, or concerns please contact the confidential line: Additional Resources Birthline/Lifeline Hotline: Reminder: For Checks in the Collection, please use BLUE OR BLACK INK ONLY! Thank You!! At this time you should be receiving your new envelopes for January - June!! If you have not, please call the Parish Office. Also, if you would like a tax letter for your 2017 contributions, call the Parish Office at this time COACHING THE MATURE DRIVER, a 6-hour course designed for insurance reduction, is being offered on Wednesday, March 21st, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the St. Clare Room at St. Mark Church. $15 check payable to DOTS. Bring lunch and beverage. Information and registration, call Barbara Zengage, instructor, at ; cell SAVE THE DATE Saturday, March 3rd Women s Parish Retreat Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Thursday, March 1st. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call REFLECTING ON SCRIPTURE We hear the Scriptures throughout our lives. How can we reflect on what the Scriptures are saying today? St. Mark CCW presents a Lenten day of Reflection Led by Retreat Director Sr. Frances Madigan, OP The retreat will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 3:00 PM, continental breakfast and lunch included. Donation is $25 for the day. More info and registration in February. Anniversary Mass to be Held February 17, 2018 Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, will preside at the celebration of our 34th Annual Anniversary Mass for Married Couples on Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul of the Cross Church in North Palm Beach. Cake, coffee and punch will be served in the parish hall after the Mass. All couples who will be celebrating 25, 40, or 50 or more years of marriage in the calendar year 2018 are invited to participate. To attend, please contact St. Mark s parish office and register your names as soon as possible but no later than Monday, February 5, We ask that all participating couples arrive at St. Paul of the Cross Church by 10:00AM -- thirty minutes prior to the start of the Mass. Directions: St. Paul of the Cross Church, Jack Nicklaus Drive (State Road A1A), North Palm Beach, FL From I-95 take Exit 79A or the FL Turnpike take Exit for PGA Blvd. Travel east on PGA Blvd and cross the intersection of US Highway 1 where PGA Blvd changes to A1A/Jack Nicklaus Drive. Travel about 1.4 miles. The Church is located on the left (east) side of the road. SAVE THE DATE Ticket Info Next Week The Knight of Columbus will be sponsoring this event in The Madonna Room in St. Mark s Parish Center. Join us for FREE drinks and appetizers and watch Super Bowl LII. The members of St. Mark CCW wish to extend their gratitude to St. Mark s Parishioners and friends for their magnanimous support of the 2017 Back to Basics and Community Reach out program. As a result of your generosity we were able to provide Christmas to 141 children throughout our community and raised a monetary sum which surpassed donations of all previous years. This will enable us to provide support to children in our community throughout the year. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! Are you a young lady planning on going to a Catholic High School upon graduation? The Palm Beach Diocesan Council of Catholic Women offers a wonderful Scholarship to a Catholic High School of your choice. Applications are available in the Parish Office from Monday to Friday. The Scholarship will be awarded at the PBDCCW Convention. Forms must be turned in no later than April 1, Easter Plant Sale By: St. Mark CCW March 17 & 18 Most Plants $10 donation FYI: 5 th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 4, 2018 This and that. It s hard to believe that we are already in February. Time certainly flies. Lent is right around the corner and yes, Virginia, today is Superbowl Sunday! Before any of you characters get it in your mind, there will be a homily this weekend. Remember the game doesn t start until Sunday evening. So if anyone needs to leave the 10:00 a.m. Mass early to get home for the game, I d like to remind you that the first person to leave Mass early was Judas Iscariot. There are baskets in the narthex and at the side entrances available to receive the Blessed Palms from last year. They will be burned and the ashes will be used on Ash Wednesday. I would like to thank Vic Coppola and Dr. Ron Albano for their assistance last weekend for the Introduction to the DSA 2018 campaign. Ron set up the DVD equipment and ran the DVD at all the Masses. Vic spoke at all the Masses except at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Deacon Jose Antonio and I spoke at the Spanish Mass. St. Mark Parish Goal this year is $162, A couple of housekeeping requests Please pick up used tissues, etc and throw them into the waste baskets. Almost every weekend people leave behind used tissues, candy wrappers, sometimes cereal, etc. Please remember the Church is God s House, please treat it with respect. Please do not leave live candles in church. On several occasions, people have left votive candles in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and at a couple of the shrines. Please note, the only live candles permitted in the Church are the sanctuary lamp and the altar candles. Please do not leave used missalettes, religious articles and old prayers books in the narthex. The proper disposal for blessed objects that are no longer usable is either burning or burial. Also, if one wishes to donate clothing, please call either the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Charities, Goodwill or the Salvation Army. We do not have the facilities to store used clothing here at St. Mark. Finally, there has been some confusion in respect to the Conferral of Bapti
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