St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church

St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church

St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214) One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church www.stmarkindy.org Sunday, March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent March 18, 2018 St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church Pastor Fr. Bill Marks Ext. 110 frbill@stmarkindy.org Associate Pastor Fr. David Bu Nyar dbunyar@archindy.org Deacon Deacon Paul Fisherkeller deaconpaul@stmarkindy.org Principal Rusty Albertson Ext. 201 ralbertson@stmarkindy.org Contacts: Parish Center………..317-787-8246 Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday School . . 317-786-4013 Mass Schedule Saturday/Sunday Anticipation 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. Friday 8:15 a.m.

Holy Day Masses: 6:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m. 535 East Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227 www.stmarkindy.org Welcome to St. Mark If you would like to know more about our Parish, please visit the Mary Lynn Cavanaugh Welcome Desk or call the Parish Center. Sacrament of Baptism Schedule with the Pastor after participation in Parish Preparation Program. Sacrament of Penance Saturday 4:00.p.m .- 5:00.p.m. Sacrament of Matrimony Arrange with Pastor at least six months in advance. Participation in all parts of the Marriage preparation program is required. Sacrament of Healing If you are hospitalized or home bound and in need of sacraments, please call the Parish Center Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies; ….

But if it dies, it produces much fruit Jn 20:24

St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214) One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church www.stmarkindy.org Sunday, March 18, 2018 Sunday, March 18 – Fifth Sunday of Lent 7:30 a.m  Greg Cole 9:30 a.m  Penny Bowling 11:45 a.m. — Parishioners of St. Mark Monday, March 19 - SAINT JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 9:00 a.m. — Communion Service Tuesday, March 20 - Lenten Weekday 9:00 a.m  Bob Powers Wednesday, March 21 - Lenten Weekday 9:00 a.m  Dick Schott Thursday, March 22 - Lenten Weekday 9:00 a.m  Barbara Beaton Friday, March 23 - Lenten Weekday; Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo 9:00 a.m  John and Mary Hayes Saturday, March 24 - Anticipation Mass 5:30 p.m  Isabelle LaFleur Sunday, March 25 – PALM SUNDAY 7:30 a.m.

— Parishioners of St. Mark 9:30 a.m  George Jennings 11:45 a.m  Morgan Gaither Mass Intentions Business Manager Joe Horan Ext. 102 jhoran@stmarkindy.org Coordinator of Catechesis Angi Swiezy and Parish Life aswiezy@stmarkindy.org Ext. 104 Secretarial Administrator Chris Guedel Ext. 100 cdguedel@stmarkindy.org Music Director Andy Eagan Ext. 105 aeagan@stmarkindy.org Dir. Of Youth Ministry Julie Albertson Ext. 101 jalbertson@stmarkindy.org Information/Communications Christine Johnson Coordinator cjohnson@stmarkindy.org Ext. 109 Facilities Usage/Events Donna Kern Scheduler dkern@stmarkindy.org SMAC Athletic Director Kris Able kable@stmarkindy.org School Admin.

Asst. Beth Leszcynski Ext. 200 bleszcynski@stmarkindy.org “The soldiers pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry Jesus’ Cross” (Mk 15:21) It was customary to take a zig-zagged route to the site of crucifixion to make a spectacle of the condemned criminal. Jerusalem’s streets were narrow and winding and because of Passover, very crowded. Here I see the cross for the first time. Normally, just the crossbeam was carried. The vertical beam was already fixed in place at the site.

An ominous chord is sounded in that Jesus didn’t carry his own cross, as was customary. Apparently he had been beaten so badly in the scourging, he was unable to do this. Think about Simon the Cyrene. It wasn’t as though the Roman soldiers had asked for a volunteer and Simon had raised his had saying, “I’ll do it.” He was simply passing by and out of the blue he was “pressed into service” to carry the cross. A lot of crosses come that way. Why this? Why me? Simon should be the patron saint for those who carry these kinds of crosses. He is given no introduction. No farewell. He is never seen again.

He carried the cross, not knowing why, or where he was going. But he wasn’t lost. He was following the Lord. Contacts Sunday: Jer 31:31-34; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33 Monday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22; Mt 1-16, 18-21, 24a Lk 2:41-51a Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9; Jn 8:21-30 Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Jn 8:31-42 Thursday: Gn 17:3-9; Jn 8:51-59 Friday: Jer 20:10-13; Jn 10:31-42 Saturday: Ez 37:21-28; Jn 11:45-56 Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16; Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1-15:47 or 15:1-39 Readings for the Week 03/18/2018 ~ 03/25/2018 Little Black Book

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St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214) One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church www.stmarkindy.org Sunday, March 18, 2018 Easter Mass Schedule 2018 Tri-Parish Lenten Mission Tri-Parish Lenten Mission St. Mark Catholic Church 7:00 p.m. March 18th, 19th and 20th Starting this Sunday everning, come and join fellow parishioners of St. Mark, St. Roch and St. Barnabas for a renewal of hearts and spirits as we ready ourselves for the great feast of Easter. There will be a free will offering and light reception at the end of each evening.

Gifted authors and speakers Deacons Eddie Ensley and Robert Hermann will take us on a contemplative journey...learn to pray as Jesus and the early Christians prayed “and you will find rest for your souls”.

Nightly Topics include: ~ How to cope with the hurts of life through letting God heal us in the quiet of prayer. ~ Mary as model of prayer and discipleship showing us the way to true Christian joy. ~ Moving beyond bitterness to reconciliation and peace in our relationships. ~ Learning how to pray again and discovering the font of Christian life. အားလံုုးကိုု လႈိက္လွဲစြာဖိတ္ေခၚပါသည္ တိုုက္နယ္(၃)ခုု၏ ၀ါတြင္းမီရွင္ စိန္မတ္ခ္ ဘုုရားရွိခ း ေ က်ာင္း ည(၇)နာရီ မတ္လ (၁၈-၁၉ -၂၀)ရက္ေန႔ အေဟာအေျပာပါရမီရွင္မ်ားျဖစ္ၾကေသာ Deacons Eddie Ensley and Robert Hermann တိုု႔၏ ေထာက္ရႈရန္ခရီးစဥ္တြင္ ခရစ္ေတာ္ႏွင့္ ေရွးဦးခရစ္ယာန္မ်ားဆုုေတာင္းသကဲ႔သိုု႔ သင္၏၀ိညာဥ္နားခိုုးရာေနရာ ေတြ႕ရွိပါလိမ္႔မည္။ ေခါင္းစဥ္မ်ားမွာ- - ဘ၀ဒဏ္ရာမ်ားကိုု ဆုုေတာင္းျခင္း၏ တည္ၿငိမ္ျခင္းတြင္ ဘုုရားသခင္ကုုသခြင့္ကိုု မည္ကဲ႕သိုုကုုစားမည္နည္း။ - ခရစ္ယာန္ဘ၀အသက္တာ၏ေပ်ာ္ရႊင္ျခင္းကိုု မာရီယား၏ဆုုေတာင္းျခင္းႏွင့္ေနာက္ေတာ္သိုု႔လိုုက္ျခင္းျဖင့္ ျပသပံုု - ခါးသီးေသာလူမႈဘ၀ဆက္ဆံေရးကိုု ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းျခင္းႏွင့္ျပန္လည္သင့္ျမတ္မႈတိုု႔ျဖင့္ ျဖတ္ေက်ာ္ျခင္း - ေနာက္တဖန္ဆုုေတာင္းျခင္းကိုုေလ႔လာျခင္းႏွင့္ ခရစ္ယာန္ဘ၀၏အရင္းျမစ္ကိုုရွာေဖြျခင္း - St.

Mark, St. Roch and St. Barnabas တိုုက္နယ္မွ ဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား၏ စိ္္တ္ႏွလံုုးဆန္းသစ္မႈႏွင့္ အီစတာပြဲေတာ္အတြက္ အသင့္ျပင္ျခင္းသိုု႔ ပါ၀င္တက္ေ၇ာက္ရန္ဖိတ္ေခၚပါသည္။ ညစဥ္ မိမိစိတ္ၾကိဳက္အလွဴေငြေပးျခငး္ႏွင့့္္အဆာေျပရွိပါမည္။ Lenten Penance Service Our Tri-Parish Lenten Mission is this week at St. Mark Catholic Church 7:00 PM each night: starting this Sunday, March 18th, Monday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 20th. It is a cohort Tri-Parish event with St. Roch Parish and St. Barnabas Parish. There will be a reception after each evening session for people to mingle and enjoy some fellowship. Please come to as many nights as you can make one, two or all three.

Then, Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM, St. Barnabas will be hosting our Cohort Lenten Penance Service. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Holy Week begins.

Blessings this Lent, Fr Bill St.. Barnabas will be hosting this year’s co-hort (St. Mark, St. Roch and St. Barnabas) Lenten Penance Service, Wednesday, March 21 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Saturday, March 31st, Easter Vigil - 8:00 PM Sunday, April 1st, Easter Sunday Mass - 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM Note from Pastor

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St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214) One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church www.stmarkindy.org Sunday, March 18, 2018 Bulletin Deadline Articles for the weekly bulletin can be submitted via e-mail to cjohnson@stmarkindy.org or call 317-787-8246, ext.

109 by 4:00pm on Monday prior to the weekend. ST. MARK CARD PARTY: The St. Mark Monthly Card Party will be held in the Narthex on Thursday, March 22nd (weather permitting) starting at 1:00 pm. We play progressive euchre and the cost is $1.00 to play, which includes refreshments. You are always encouraged to bring a friend. See you there! MARY’S W.A.Y: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Sister Circle is proud to announce the Mary’s W.A.Y. dinner will be held in Msgr. Schafer Hall. All women of our parish, 18 and over, are invited to attend. The cost for the evening is $10 per person. Tickets will be on sale after masses on April 28th and 29th; May 5th and 6th.

If you would like to join the committee or have any questions, please contact Mame Johnson at mejohns1@yahoo.com or 317-850-5211.

ANNA’S HOUSE: St. Mark’s Women’s CRHP team 19 is once again serving dinner at Anna’s House Wednesday, March 28th, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. All are welcome! Please call Laura Linder at 317-294-4080 or Joanie Grooms at 317-694-4323 for more information. INCLUSION MINISTRY: Curb Cuts: Once disability was taken into account in the design of the side walk. The benefits spilled over beyond people with disabilities! Cutting curbs allow wheel- chairs to be free of the obstacle of a curb...and baby strollers, bicycles, delivery people and kids with those weird shoes with the little wheels on the back of them!

Mary Fortress, Sherry Brett, Carolyn Walters, Linda and Jerry Gaydos, Frances Huff, Sherrie Blomberg, Karen Firkins, Diane Fowler, Pat Henn, Shirley Martin, Hunter Moore, Betty Mouser, Joe Pierle, Joanne Burkert, Debbie O’Neal, Rosemary Delph, Katie Leach, Bill Mahlman, Pat Taylor, Deacon Paul Fisherkeller, and Cyril DesJean. MILITARY: Please pray for our women and men in the Armed Forces and their families To add a name to our Prayer List, please contact Chris Johnson, cjohnson@stmarkindy.org or call the Parish Center 317-787-8246, ext. 109. Condolences “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 At St.

Mark there are many ways that parishioners are able to use the gifts, that the Holy Spirit of God has bestowed on each of us to serve our fellow brothers and sisters as Jesus in the Gospel calls on each of us to do. The Pastoral Council would like to ask parishioners to consider volunteering their time and talent to an important area of service; Communication. The St. Mark parish website and bulletin are maintained and put together each week by parish volunteers working along side the parish office staff, and more volunteers are always welcomed. If you have any background or interest in web management, web design, or writing, the council would ask that you pray and consider contacting David Olivares (317-603-3517) to volunteer to help with either the parish website, bulletin, or both.

The more hands that we have helping the better these two important platforms of communication can be for not only the St. Mark parish community, but the community outside St. Mark as well. We pray for the repose of the soul of ….. Elizabeth Price St. Mark extends condolences to her family. May God grant eternal rest to her and His consolation to her family and friends. May Elizabeth’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Parish Life Pastoral Council Please Pray For…

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St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214) One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church www.stmarkindy.org Sunday, March 18, 2018 ST. MARK’S MEN’S CHOIR Our Church has many traditions that shape our liturgies and faith formation. One strong tradition at St. Mark Church is men’s choir, especially for the Good Friday afternoon service. All men (high school age and older) are invited to be part of this choir and to help continue the men’s choir tradition at St. Mark. THERE IS ONLY ONE REHEARSAL, Monday, March 26th at 8:00pm in the Church.

The Men will sing Good Friday Service at 3:00pm March 30th . For more information, call Drew Eagan at 787-8246. You can also send an email to: aeagan@stmarkindy.org. Deadline for Easter Flower Offering is this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 to have the names in the Easter Bulletin. You may use the coupon below or an envelope located in the Narthex . အီစတယ္ဘူးလက္္္္တင္တြင္နာမည္ပါရန္ အီစတယ္ပ န္းစည္းအလွဴအတြက္ ၂၀၊၃၊၂၀၁၈ အဂၤါေန႕တြင္ ေနာက္ဆံုုးစာရင္းသြင္း၇မည္။ ဘုုရားေ က်ာင္း Narthex ရွိ စာအိတ္ကိုုအသံုုးျပဳပါ။ Music Ministry Holy Week Tuesday, March 27th - Chrism Mass, 2:00pm, Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral Thursday, March 29th - *Soup Supper, 6:00pm, Msgr.

Schafer Hall Mas of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30pm Eucharistic Adoration - 9:00pm - Midnight Friday, March 30th - Good Friday Service - 3:00pm Dramatic presentation of “The Way of the Cross”, led by the St. Mark Youth Group *Please bring a salad to share at the Soup Supper. Soup, all paper goods, and drinks (lemonade, coffee, tea and water) will be provided.

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St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214) One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church www.stmarkindy.org Sunday, March 18, 2018 Calendar of Events Sunday, March 18, 2018 • Praying the Rosary - Church (7:15am) • MASS - Church (7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM) • SMRE - 3yrs - K, Parish Center (9:30am - 10:30am) • SMRE - 1st - 6th Grade - Parish Center (10:40am) • Youth “Way of the Cross” Rehearsal - Church (5:00pm - 6:00pm) • SMRE - 7th and 8th Grade - Parish Center (6:30pm - 8:00pm) • Tri-Parish Lenten Mission - Church (7:00 - 8:30pm) • Tri-Parish Lenten Mission Reception - Msgr. Schafer Hall (8:30pm - 9:30pm) Monday, March 19, 2018 • Communion Service - Church (9:00am) • Tri-Parish Lenten Mission - Church (7:00 - 8:30pm) • Tri-Parish Lenten Mission Reception - Msgr.

Schafer Hall (8:30pm - 9:30pm) Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • MASS - Church - 9:00 AM • Tri-Parish Lenten Mission - Church (7:00 - 8:30pm) • Tri-Parish Lenten Mission Reception - Msgr. Schafer Hall (8:30pm - 9:30pm) Wednesday, March 21, 2018 • MASS - Church - 9:00 AM • Tri-Parish Penance Service—St. Barnabas (7:00pm - 9:00pm) • RCIA - School, Media Center (7:00pm - 9:00pm) • *Small Church Community - The Joyful Hearts - Cenacle (7:00pm - 9:00pm) Online Stewardship Our Sunday Visitor Online Giving is a fast and simple way to contribute to our parish. Secure and convenient, Online Giving is available for all Sunday collections, second collections (i.e.

Capitol Improvements, St. Vincent de Paul, Tuition Assistance) and regularly scheduled parish second collection charities. Go to our website, www.stmarkindy.org., and look for the icon on the homepage and follow the prompts. Thank you for your commitment to Stewardship at St. Mark Church. For questions regarding online giving, please contact Chris Johnson at 317-787-8246, ext. 109 or cjohnson@stmarkindy.org Youth Thursday, March 22, 2018 • MASS - Church - 9:00 AM • Card Party - Narthex (1:00pm - 3:30pm) • Parish Council - Cenacle (7:00pm - 9:00pm) Friday, March 23, 2018 • MASS - Church - Grandparent’s Day 9:00 AM • Men’s Club Fish Fry - Msgr.

Schafer Hall (5:00pm - 7:00pm) • The Stations of the Cross - Church (7:00pm) Saturday, March 24, 2018 • Reconciliation - Courtesy Room (4:00pm - 5:00pm) • MASS - Church - 5:30 PM • Myanmar Rosary Prayer Group - Church (7:30pm - 8:30pm) Sunday, March 25, 2018 - PALM SUNDAY • Praying the Rosary - Church (7:15am) • MASS - Church (7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM) • SMRE - 3yrs - K, Parish Center (9:30am - 10:30am) • SMRE - 1st - 6th Grade - Parish Center (10:40am) • Youth “Way of the Cross” Rehearsal - Church (5:00pm - 6:00pm) • SMRE - 7th and 8th Grade - Parish Center (6:30pm - 8:00pm) *If you are interested in Small Church Community, call the Parish Center.

For more information regarding events on our campus, check out the Calendar Link on our website, www.stmarkindy.org. GOOD FRIDAY DRAMA: Rehearsal - Sunday, March 18th at 5:00pm in the church. St. Mark high school students will be performing “A Way of the Cross” on Good Friday, March 30th at 7:00pm. It is a moving and dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross. All interested youth are invited to a rehearsal this Sunday, March 18th in the church. Please contact Julie Albertson at jalbertson@stmarkindy.org for more information or if you would like to participate.

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Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214) One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church www.stmarkindy.org Sunday, March 18, 2018 Catholic Charities of Indianapolis sponsors a monthly caregiver support groups for family members/friends who care for older adults. Meetings are open to the community and are a way for adult caregivers to share and learn from each other. Please confirm attendance. For additional information, contact Monica Woodsworth at 317-261-3378 or mwoodsworth@archindy.org. Next meeting is Monday, March 19th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at St. Mark Catholic School .

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL EASTER EGG RUN/WALK: Saturday, March 31st. Starts at 10:00am from Tow Yard Brewing, 501 S. Madison. For more information, call Darlene Sweeney at 317-924-5769, ext. 238. To participate, volunteer or sponsor, go to svdpindy.org. GOOD FRIDAY FISH FRY: March 30th Boy Scout Troop 51 is hosting the annual Good Friday Fish Fry at St. Jude from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Cost is $9 for two piece meal, $7 for one piece meal. The Holy Places collection will be taken up in most Catholic parishes around the world on Friday, March 30th, Good Friday. This collection will aid Christian parishes and their outreaches in the Holy Land.

This initiative has been an annual tradition in the Church since its institution by Blessed Pope Paul VI. According to him the collection is “not only for the Holy Places above all those pastoral, charitable, educational, and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local communities.” These funds will be used to help the parochial schools, hospitals, and community centers to protect and care for their communities, which often include refugees, asylum-seekers, children, and victims of war.

“As we prepare for Easter, let us renew our commitment to becoming artisans of peace, praying and working that peace may dwell in the heart of every person, especially our brothers and sisters of the Holy Land and the Middle East.” 15th Annual Fish Fry March 23rd 5:00pm - 7:00pm LocaƟon: Msgr. Schafer Hall English Style Fish and Chips Dinner Includes pub-style baƩered fish, fries, coleslaw and your choice of lemonade or iced tea. Discounted price for Seniors!!! Open Enrollment Become a St. Mark Catholic School Lion! There are still openings for the 2018/2019 school year. If you know of anyone who is interested in St.

Mark Catholic School, please have them contact us via our website school.stmarkindy.org or by phone at 317-786-4013. We will be happy to answer any questions and arrange a tour of the school.

SPIRIT WEAR: You can purchase St. Mark Catholic School Spirit Wear and Apparel on our online sale going on now! The sale ends on Friday March 23rd and orders will be delivered to the oldest child at school on Friday, April 20th. Order Here:eliteprintingindy.presencehost.net/stmarkspiritwear/ This will be the last Spirit Wear Sale of the 2017-2018 school year, so order now!! Collection for Holy Places Community School

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