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1 ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST 1201 Alma Dr., Plano, TX (Parish) 1105 West 15 th St., Plano TX (Office) Church: Fax: Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9AM-4PM; Friday 9AM-12PM CLERGY Fr. Clifford G. Smith, Pastor Fr. Jack Hopka, Parochial Vicar Fr. Lauro González, M.N.M, Parochial Vicar Deacon Shawn French Deacon Ed Putonti Deacon Juan Jorge Hernandez Deacon Dominic T. Hoang ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF: PARISH MANAGER: Deacon Gregg Kahrs & Melissa Humason PASTOR S ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER: Cathie Seibold SAFE ENVIRONMENT: Connie Istas ASSISTANT TO PAROCHIAL VICAR: Veronica Fonseca CONTRIBUTIONS, MEMBERSHIP, REGISTRAR: Nadya Collard COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST: Adriana Brady FACILITIES MANAGER: Will Alt FACILITIES: Joe Walter YOUTH MINISTRY: DIRECTOR: Megan McQuaid FF COORDINATOR: Linda Watts ADMIN. ASSIST: Cristina Ochoa ST. MARK CATHOLIC SCHOOL: PRINCIPAL: Suzanne Bacot PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR: Toni Jobes PARISH ORGANIZATIONS GRUPOS PARROQUIALES Adult Community: Candy Butcher Charismatic Prayer Group (CCR On Fire): Dan Garcia Communion to Home Bound: Parish Office ENDOW: Family & Adult Ministry Eucharistic Adoration: Kathy Keenan Fuente de Vida: Pedro García Liturgy Coordinator: Marilou Hernandez Communion Ministers: Mary Jane Heiting Lectors: Jack Carlisle Ushers: Sandy Ptacek Altar Servers: Kathi & Parker Thompson Military Support Group: Andy & Ellen Ray Mom s Group: Teresa Knode Mujer a Mujer: Viviana Olmos Nursery Coordinator: Judy Lyons Pastoral Council: Julius Chambers Pro-Life: JoAnn Murray Provida Ministry: Silvia Caballero Renovación Carismática Católica: Evelyn Colón Rosary Group: Lore Profaizer Rosary Makers: Margaret Woollett Rosario Biblico:Olivia Rojas Rosario Tradicional: Pilar de la Torre Women of St. Mark: Dorette Putonti FAMILY & ADULT MINISTRY - COUNSELING SERVICES: CO-DIRECTORS: George & Judy Clark PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Marcela Solis PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Rosalba Hernández ADMIN. ASSIST: Delma Brennan 1 FAITH FORMATION: DIRECTOR RCIA, ADULT & ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION: Debbie Betz RICA & AFF (Spanish) Coordinator: Sr. Esther M. Guerrero, mcdp FF COORDINATOR: Ruth Sanchez (Bilingual) FF COORDINATOR: Peggy Theis CHOIRS & MUSIC: Coordinator: Kenton Kravig ADMIN. ASSIST: Christine Carrington CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZACIONES CATÓLICAS Boy Scouts: Ron Imel Catholic Daughters: Mary Cieslewicz Cub Scouts: Michael Karicher Cursillos: Nancy Saucedo Families of Nazareth: Miles & Claudine Humphries Knights of Columbus #6065: Ladies Auxiliary: Alice Alt Marian Movement & Mother Thrice Admirable Schoenstatt: Josephine: Marguerite: Marriage Encounter: Ed & Ann Cabrera Movimiento Familiar Cristiano: Pedro & Jackeline Sanchez Homeschooling: Janet Moos St. Mark Home & School Assn: Theresa Meyers St. Mark School Advisory Council: Bill Wray St. Vincent De Paul: That Man is You: Bryan Quarrles BULLETIN DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM (11 DAYS BEFORE PUBLICATION) PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ENTRIES IN A TIMELY MANNER TO SACRAMENT INFORMATION / CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS SACRAMENTOS BAPTISM: English classes are held the 1 st 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 2 nd and 4 th 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: 1 st and 3 rd Saturdays of the month at Mass or call the parish office and request a priest. VOCATIONS & CONSECRATED LIFE: Call Fr. John Szatkowski ( ) 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 8:30AM 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. John Szatkowski ( )

2 17 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2013 NOVEMBER 17, 2013 Saturday Sábado (11/16) Sunday Domingo (11/17) 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mal 3:19 20a Ps 98 2 Thes 3:7 12 Lk 21:5 19 Monday Lunes (11/18) St Rose Philippine Duchesne 1 Mc 1:10 15, 41 43, 54 57, 62 63; Ps 119; Lk 18:35 43 MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY BIBLE READINGS 5:30 PM 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 6:00 PM José Carlos Delgadillo Milagros Barcenas John Collins Sean Harrington People of St. Mark Maria Rivera Candido Ramirez Papa Francisco Marivel Cervantes Milagro Barcenas Alejandro Aranguren Jim Hogan STEWARDSHIP Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Today s readings paint a somewhat frightening picture of the end of time. But the Gospel ends with the assurance to faithful stewards that those who persevere will be saved. Trigésimo Tercero Domingo en el Tiempo Ordinario Las lecturas de hoy pintan un cuadro algo miedoso del final de lostiempos. Pero el Evangelio termina dando seguridad a los administradores fieles de los bienes de Dios que los que perseveran se salvaran. NOVEMBER 10 COLLECTION Weekend Collection $ 32,875 DEBT REDUCTION Weekly Mailed in Donations $ 9,854 Weekly Donations $ 1,035 Tuesday Martes (11/19) 2 Mc 6:18 31; Ps 3; Lk 19:1 10 Wednesday Miércoles (11/20) 2 Mc 7:1, 20 31; Ps 17; Lk 19:11 28 Thursday Jueves (11/21) Presentation of the Virgin Mary 1 Mc 2:15 29; Ps 50; Lk 19:41 44 Friday Viernes (11/22) St Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr 1 Mc 4:36 37, 52 59; 1 Chr 29; Lk 19:45 48 Saturday Sábado (11/23) St Clement I; St Columban 6:1 13; Ps 9; Lk 20: :30 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM Maria Elizabeth R. Rivera Frank VanHorn John Collins José Carlos Delgadillo Albert & Nora de Arango Rosalie Weire Porfirio Dy John Collins Msgr Claude Smythe Milagros Barcenas John Collins Agnes Briggs PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISH 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; Sofia Alvarado; Tom Anderson; Elvia Arias; Erica Arias; Anthony Captino; Clemente Carroso; Marina Devlin; Michael Thomas Donovan; Deacon Bill Flynn; Real Giguere; Ronnie & Phillip Jannetto; Mike Kabaj; Brenda Kinsella; Patricia Kozuch; Ellie Leonard; Jerry Lewallen; Judy Looney; David Luciano; Sydney Marquis; Margarita Mena; Victoria Mena; Teresa Mercado; Rita Michael; Mike Murray; Persia Family; Carlyn Prince; Ray Rivera; Angel Reyes; Paulina Reyes; Francisco Rivera; Scott Stimberman; Patricia Vigil; Sofia Ventura; Gustavo Vergara If you have an extra vehicle you have been considering donating, please call Charity Motors Car Donation Program to donate your vehicle and designate the proceeds to ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH. You will receive a tax deduction while helping our church. For information, call Online Donations $ 16,731 Total for 2013 $ 58,285 Total Collection $ 59,460 Attendance 6,832 Budget $ 60,000 Sanctuary Improvement Goal $ 250,000 Collections over budget for fiscal year since 7/1/2013 John Paul II High School Family of Faith $ <30,280> Sanctuary Improvements $ 71,496 Leah Quiambao is the winner of the children s stewardship envelopes. SAFE ENVIRONMENT SESSIONS AMBIENTE SEGURO PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN FAVOR DE NO TRAER NIÑOS January 11 at 10AM February 8 at 10AM St. Vincent de Paul Society needs the following items: Tuna Fish, Spaghetti Sauce, Mac and Cheese, Chili, Peanut Butter, Jelly, diapers (newborn) and bed frames in any size. Place items in donation box located in the Narthex. Pick up of large items can be arranged by calling SVDP at New Members, We welcome you to share our life, worship and mission. Please visit the parish office to register, register online at stmarkplano.org or ask and usher for a registration form. The beautiful altar flowers gracing our sanctuary this week are in memory of Ronald Fossier and were donated by Jennifer Fossier, Ronald, Jr, Sabrina and Charlene. 2

3 FAMILY & ADULT MINISTRY - COUNSELING SERVICES MINISTERIOS DE ADULTOS Y FAMILIA - SERVICIOS DE CONSEJERIA CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH Men Apr 5 6 Women Jan Weekend retreat provides an atmosphere for individual growth through prayer, inspiring presentations, and personal reflection. It is also an opportunity to share with others in the parish about the joys and challenges of living a Christian lifestyle in our family life, at work, with friends, and in society. CRISTO RENUEVA SU PARROQUIA Hombres abr Mujeres feb. 8 9 El retiro provee un ambiente para crecimiento individual por medio de la oración, presentaciones conmovedoras, y reflexión. 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. Funeral Ministry Volunteers Needed Our Ministry is to assist families to prepare for the funeral liturgy with the support of our faith Community. We offer the grieving family: Consolation and help planning the funeral liturgy Our presence with the family during the liturgy Assistance preparing the funeral program (Worship Aid) Grieving resources If interested please contact Rosalba Hernandez at x 230 or Ministerio de Funerales Necesita Voluntarios Nuestro Ministerio es para asistir a las familias con la preparación de la Liturgia Fúnebre con el suporte de nuestra Comunidad de Fe. Le ofrecemos a la familia en duelo: Consolación Ayuda en la Planificación de la Liturgia Fúnebre Nuestra presencia con la familia durante La Liturgia Fúnebre Ayuda en la preparación del Programa del Funeral Recursos y ayuda de duelo y compasión Si está interesado comuníquese con Rosalba Hernández al x 230 or NEW DAY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP begins on January 16 and meets for 9 consecutive Thursdays, 7PM 8:30PM, St. Mark Parish Center, 1105 W. 15 th St. New Day is for anyone who has lost a loved one to death. Participants work through the tasks of grief in an atmosphere of caring and understanding. Cost: $20 (workbook). Registration required. Call Listen to Catholic Radio KATH 910 AM Escucha Radio Católica KJON 850 AM 3 Christ Renews His Parish Annual CRHP Family Celebration Sunday, November 24, 2013 Bring the whole family! 4:30PM Bilingual Mass Main Sanctuary Potluck Supper St. Mark Parish Center What to bring: (Dish to serve 12) English & Spanish Men: Meat dish Spanish Women: Side Dish/Salad English Women: Dessert Every Family: One liter bottle of your drink of choice Cristo Renueva su Parroquia Celebración Anual Familiar de CRSP Domingo, 24 de Noviembre, 2013 Para toda la familia! 4:30 PM Misa Bilingüe En la Iglesia Cena para compartir En el Salón Parroquial Qué puedes traer? (Suficiente para 12 personas) Grupo de hombres en ingles y español: Comida principal Grupo de mujeres en español: Acompañamiento/Ensalada Grupo de mujeres en ingles: Postre Cada familia: Botella de refresco de 1 litro Advent Book Sale There will be books and materials on Advent for sale in the Narthex on December 8. Mark your calendars now and plan to stop by to get your Advent materials. Venta de Libros Habrá una venta de libros de Adviento en el vestíbulo de la Iglesia el 8 de Diciembre. Marquen sus calendarios y no falten! WELLNESS CENTER FREE OFFER The Plano Senior Center of Plano has been given a grant to offer free blood pressure and blood sugar testing to those 55 years and older. They will be at St. Mark on Dec. 2. Call the St. Mark Family & Adult Ministry ( ) to schedule your screening. It will be held in the St. Mark Parish Center and take less than 10 minutes. OFERTA GRATIS DEL CENTRO DE BIENESTAR El Plano Senior Center ofrecerá exámenes gratuitos de presión arterial y glucosa en la sangre, para todas aquellas personas de 55 años de edad o mayor. Estarán en St. Mark el 2 de diciembre. Llame a la oficina de Familia y Adultos de St. Mark al para hacer una cita. Se llevará a cabo en el Centro Parroquial de St. Mark el evangelista y tomará menos de 10 minutos.

4 17 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2013 NOVEMBER 17, 2013 ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION: KNIGHTS CORNER Council 6065 Assembly 2266 First Reconciliation Congratulations to all the students who celebrated First Reconciliation. Thank you to all the parents and catechists, Fr. Cliff and Fr. Lauro for helping them prepare for this celebration. If your child did not have an opportunity to participate in last weeks First Reconciliation services please contact the Faith Formation office. Donations Needed Elementary Faith Formation and St. Mark School are collecting items for the St. Michael Society, a group that puts together care packages and prays for deployed troops. Items Needed: Beef Jerky, cans of nuts, dried fruit, crunchy granola bars, individual drink mixes (powder), gum, hard candy, puzzle books, and cards. Items can be left with the Faith Formation office support team during class times on Sunday and Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving! There will be no Elementary Faith Formation classes on Sun., November 24; Wed., November 27; and Sun., December 1 st. ***** Primera Reconciliación Felicitaciones a todos los estudiantes que celebraron su Primera Reconciliación. Damos las gracias a todos los padres de familia, catequistas, Padre Cliff y Padre Lauro por su ayuda en la preparación de esta celebración. Si su hijo no tuvo oportunidad de participar en la Primera Reconciliación, llame a la oficina de Formación de Fe. Se Necesitan Donaciones El departamento de Formación de Fe a y la escuela St. Mark están colectando artículos para St. Michael Society, un grupo que ora y manda paquetes a las tropas que están desplegadas en el extranjero. Artículos que necesitamos: Beef Jerky, nueces, fruta seca, granola bars, bebidas en polvo individuales, chicle, dulces duros, libros de rompecabezas, y tarjetas. Los artículos pueden ser dejados con el equipo de apoyo de oficina durante las horas de clase de Formación de Fe el domingo y el miércoles. Altar Servers Dinner: November 19 We are hosting all of our altar servers and their families to a dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, chips and dessert in the school cafetorium on Tuesday, November 19 following the special Altar Servers Mass. This dinner is our way of saying Thank You for all that the Altar Servers have done for our parish community. Computer Refurbishing Used CPUs (especially Pentium 4 or equivalent and newer), monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, pointing devices (mice) as well as CDs and DVDs are being accepted for donation to the Computers for the Blind organization. Please call Gil Brand at for information. He can provide a charitable receipt for your donations. Gil s address is For more information about the organization, the website is Please do NOT leave any used computer equipment in the church Narthex. Non-functioning pointing devices (mice) and keyboards as well as used CDs and DVDs may be left in the flag box in the Usher s Room for recycling for Special Olympics. Flags and Electronics Recycling for Special Olympics Unserviceable flags continue to be collected in the flag box which is now located inside the Usher s Room at the rear of the old Narthex. If you are not familiar with the location of the Usher s Room, please ask an usher for directions. 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 talk with the store manager, thank him for flying the Stars and Stripes, and ask that the unserviceable flag be replaced and given to you. You should then place the flag into the flag box identified above. The flag is the symbol of our nation and it is important that it be displayed and maintained properly. 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 or Paul Krusac on and we will contact the appropriate store personnel. PARISH LIBRARY Open Mon Thurs 9AM 12PM & Wed. 3:30 5PM Book Drop in 2nd Library door is open 24/7 DVD: Nine Days That Changed the World about Blessed Pope John Paul II's historic pilgrimage to Poland in 1979 Book: Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Conquest of Darkness by Warren H. Carroll An invitation to a meaningful life: Book: "The Monastery of the Heart" by Joan Chittister Feliz Día de Acción Gracias! El domingo 24 y el miércoles 27 de noviembre y el domingo 1 de diciembre no habrá clases de Formación de Fe para niños de primaria. Altar Flower Honorariums Honorariums for the Altar Flowers are accepted. If you would like to dedicate the weekend flowers for a special intention, please contact the Parish Office at

5 Youth & Young Adult Ministries News! Noticias del Ministerio de Jóvenes & Jóvenes Adultos! Youth Grades /2014 Faith Formation! Registration by appointment only for grade Office Hours: Mon Thurs 10am 6pm and Friday 10am 2pm. Sunday, Nov. 17 & 24 Domingo 17 y 24 de Nov. MS 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm HS 7pm to 9:30pm Monday, Nov. 18 & 25 Lunes 18 y 25 Nov. MS 7pm Tuesday, November 19 & 26 Martes 19 y 26 Noviembre MS 7pm Wednesday, November 20 & 27 Miércoles 20 y 27 de Noviembre HS 7pm Thursday, November 21 & 28 Miércoles 21 y 28 de Noviembre HS 7pm All sessions will meet in the Youth Center Spirit Mass Sunday 6PM High School R.A.D. Night Tues., Nov. 19, 7 9PM Youth House Catechists Needed We are looking for Catechists and Catechist Aids for the following sessions: Mon. at 7 8:30PM, Wed. at 7 9:30PM & Thurs. at 7PM Call or visit our office for more information Our Office will be Closed on Nov We will reopen Dec. 1. Middle School Youth Group Social Saturday, November 23 from 7 9pm in Youth Center / cost: $5 Need Youth Ministry information form signed by parents. Azteca Dance Group High School Teens perform for the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe and other events. Contact Laura Salazar at or Armando Vazquez at Women of St. Mark Meeting November 19, 7PM in McGivney Hall All women of the parish are invited to the November 19 meeting of The Women of St. Mark. We will meet in McGivney Hall at 7 PM. This month s meeting will be a special presentation by several of our members. They will share the cultural background of their holiday celebrations. Cultures represented will be Polish, Czech, Filipino, (UK) British, and El Salvador. This evening promises to be filled with music, crafts, art, food delicacies, decorations, and great stories! For additional information, please contact Dorette Putonti or TO LIGHT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS November 20, 7PM 8:30PM, St. Mark Parish Center A prayer service & program about grieving our losses through the holiday season for those who have lost a loved one to death. For info/registration, call Family & Adult Ministry, Awaiting Christ teaches us to think like and love His church as the Blessed Mother did. All are welcome to an Advent Retreat presented by Fr. Jarek Zanienski & Fr. Tadeusz Kopcynski of the Families of Nazareth Movement and will include Conference, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, & Holy Mass. Registration forms located in the Bethany Narthex rack. Date: Wed., Dec. 4, 2013 please register by Nov. 29 Time: 8:00 AM 12:15 PM Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy. Plano, TX Cost: $10/person by Nov. 29 $15/person at the door Morning snack included in the registration fee. Contact: Claudine Humphries at or

6 17 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2013 NOVEMBER 17, 2013 WHAT S HAPPENING AT ST. MARK CATHOLIC SCHOOL We Care Ministry Open House TODAY at 2:30PM We are excited to announce our Kick Off meeting for all those who are considering joining our We Care program! We have many volunteers who have graciously stepped up to be Care Managers and are looking forward to meeting you. Please come to our meeting TODAY at 2:30PM in McGivney Hall in the Parish Center. Our guest speaker, Mr. Jim Boyle, will outline the preparation of a Living Will and answer legal questions regarding regular wills, medical forms and other related legal concerns. Jim is a St. Mark Parishioner and has been practicing law for over 30 years. We will complete our meeting by 4:30PM. We look forward to seeing you! Light refreshments will be available. The new number for the We Care Ministry is or you may reach out to Martha Bernatis via at at any time. The Focolare Movement is a vast ecclesial movement in the Catholic Church whose spirituality of unity is based on Jesus priestly prayer, May they all be one (Jn 17:21). Members of the Focolare Movement will be at our parish at masses this weekend to introduce you to the Movement which tries to live the gospel from the point of unity in the families and in society. They will be offering copies of Living City Magazine for a donation of $4. St. Mark Adult Community Potluck Dinner All parishioners 50 and over are invited to our Potluck Dinner on Saturday, November 23 at 6:30PM following the 5:30PM Mass in the Community Center #101. Drop off your dish to share in the Community Room #101 between 5 5:30PM before Mass if you like. We have invited the St. Elizabeth seniors to join us. All are welcome Call if you have any questions. Candy Butcher, or Pray the Rosary after the 6:30am & 8:30am Masses Come pray with us for the Church, Government and the salvation of souls. Benefits: Gives us a perfect knowledge of Jesus Christ Purifies our souls, washes away venial sin. Gives us victory over all our enemies. Makes it easy to practice virtue and enriches us with grace Sets us on fire with love of Our Lord and Our Lady. We would like to inform you that tax free distributions to St. Mark from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) has been extended until December 31, The donor is at least age 70 1/2 at the time the gift is made. The charitable gift is made directly from an IRA to the charity. An individual can give a maximum of $100,000 in A spouse can give an equal amount from his/her IRA. Individuals can make as many gifts in any amount to as many charities as desired as long as the total does not exceed $100,000 for The gift qualifies as all or a portion of the Required Minimum Distribution. ST. MARK COLUMBARIUM: Niches are available. If you would like information or to purchase a niche, please call Cathie Seibold at ext. 222 to schedule an appointment. Brochures are available in the Narthex. COLUMBARIO DE ST. MARK: Los nichos del columbario de la parroquia están en venta. Para más información llame a Cathie Seibold al Folletos disponibles en el Narthex. 6

7 CHRISTMAS CARDS & GIFTS ARE HERE! Your Christmas card and Holy Family lighted dome orders should be picked up this weekend Saturday, November 16, or Sunday, November 17 at the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary table in the Narthex. The St. Mark Church choir will be singing the national anthem at the Allen American's game on January 4. As a member of St. Mark, you along with family and friends have the opportunity to take advantage of discounted seats to the game vs. Rapid City at 7:05pm (doors open at 6:05pm). All St. Mark seats will cost $14 (gate price will be $18). To purchase tickets visit: 0ARwKy4DYg John Paul II Open House TODAY, 1:30-4PM Join the entire John Paul II High School Family for Open House on Sunday, November 17, This exciting afternoon features JPIIHS faculty, staff, administration, and students. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 credit toward tuition. The event runs from 1:30 4:00pm with final tours beginning at 3:00pm. Spend the afternoon with us and get the full JPIIHS experience! LOCAL 24 HOUR CRISIS LINE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOT LINE SAFE (7233) EMERGENCIES: 911 El teléfono LOCAL para ayuda esta abierto las 24 horas del día El teléfono NACIONAL para ayudarle con asuntos de violencia domestica En EMERGENCIAS, llame a 911 Purchase St. Mark car stickers! Only $5 available at the St. Mark parish or school office. CORONILLA A LA DIVINA MISERICORDIA Miércoles a las 7PM en la Iglesia y a las 7:30PM la Santa Misa será en Español. Los viernes en la capilla en la exposición del santísimo sacramento se realizará el Rezo de la Coronilla a la Divina Misericordia a las 6:30PM. Los invitamos a la Reunión de los Cenáculos Eucarísticos a la Divina Misericordia todos los Viernes en el Salón de conferencias #202 de 7 9PM. Recycling Opportunity for St. Mark Community At St. Mark church, we have a recycling container behind the Smyth Pastoral Center. By placing your recyclables here, you can help both the environment and your parish. The church is reimbursed for collecting these materials YES! Please recycle these Paper and Cardboard products in the St. Mark recycling container: Brown paper bags, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, paperback books, newspapers, magazine, greeting cards, wrapping paper and tissue paper and office paper (paperclips and staples are ok). Immigration & Legal Services West Dallas Branch 2843 Lapsley Street, Dallas TX (214) * By appointment Only Hours of Operation: M W & Friday 8am 12noon and 1 4pm Thurs. 8am 12noon and 1 2pm Closed SAT & SUN Have your next event or celebration at the St. Mark Parish Center inside the Great Hall or McGivney Hall! These venues are perfect for weddings, quinceañeras, baby showers, conferences, meetings, seminars and more. DID YOU KNOW? There are two impressive venues available for rental? Great Hall seats 320 ; McGivney Hall seats 125. For information or to schedule a tour, please contact the parish office at or at EUCHARISTIC ADORATION/ ADORACIÓN EUCARÍSTICA At St. Mark we have 24 hour Adoration each Friday starting at 9AM and ending before 8:30AM mass on Saturday. There are also 2 hours of silent Adoration on Tuesdays from 7 9PM. Please join us. En St. Mark hay adoración las 24 horas todos los viernes a partir de las 9AM y termina antes de la Misa de las 8:30AM el sábado. También hay 2 horas de adoración silenciosa, los martes de 7 9PM. Por favor, acompáñenos. 7

8 17 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2013 NOVEMBER 17, 2013 AROUND THE DIOCESE YOUR VOICE CAN CHANGE A CHILD S LIFE. Children who have been removed from their homes and placed in the child welfare system because of abuse and neglect rely on CASA of Collin County Volunteer Advocates to be their voice in court throughout their journey to a safe, loving, forever home. With staff support, volunteers work directly with children and their families. These volunteers are the eyes and the ears of the court, gathering invaluable information and making impartial recommendations so that the best interest of each child is served. Please join with CASA of Collin County, become a Volunteer Advocate and speak up on behalf of children. It is an effort of time and heart. For more information visit casaofcollincounty.org Prayer Breakfast for Life November 21, 7:30 9AM, Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center Bishop Deshotel will offer the Invocation, followed by a keynote by Fr. Alfonse Nazzaro. Heroic Media saves lives through the power of media. Its mission is to connect women in crisis pregnancies with pregnancy resource centers and adoption agencies, to changes the lives of women and to saves the lives of their babies. Tickets are $50 and all are invited to attend this momentous event! Please also consider sponsoring a table for seminarians, religious and high school students. Registration and more information on Heroic Media and its mission at Questions? contact Heroic Media or committee member Mary Brooks th Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 14th 9AM-4PM Bishop Lynch High School 9750 Ferguson Road at Peavy in Dallas More than 75 area vendors are expected. They will feature oneof a kind items such as home décor, clothing and accessories, handbags, jewelry, religious articles, artwork, candles, kitchen wares, children's items, delightful goodies and much more. Supporting The Bishop Lynch Brigade Drill Team FREE ADMISSION Raffle drawings all day For booth rental information please "Don t just survive in your spiritual life thrive. All young adults from throughout the diocese are invited to attend the two day THRIVE Conference November 22 & 23 featuring nationally recognized speakers, breakout sessions, adoration and more. Register at to receive the $35 early bird rate, or pay $45 at the door. Price includes admission and food. The conference will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church at Inwood Road in Dallas. Please visit for information on childcare. Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe 2215 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX Nov. 12, 7-9PM The mission of YCP is to encourage young adults working in various professions to Work in Witness for Christ. Join us on Tuesday, November 12th to hear from Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D., President of Heartbeat International. Under Peggy s leadership, Heartbeat has grown to become the most expansive network of pregnancy help ministries in the world, located in forty eight countries. YCP's November event will also feature a special Fall wine tasting, beginning at 7:00pm! RSVP at All young professionals in their 20s and 30s are invited to this FREE event. Now on Facebook! Check out & LIKE two pages for St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church & School St. Mark Catholic Church Plano,TX St. Mark Catholic School Plano,TX 8

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