This weekend and next weekend the homily will be on Bishop Barres' Pastoral Letter The Supreme Gift, the Gift of Life, which is a reflection of Pope Blessed Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae, issued in 1968. The Bishop's letter reiterates the consistent teaching of the Church, which is that human life is sacred from conception to natural death.
Always remember to be humble and kind. That comes from a country western song. You can find good ideas in all kinds of places.
The parish is now connected to the "Formed" program. Anyone in the parish can access Catholic content from their computer: stmarksrcc-shoreham.formed.org. Put that in and follow the instructions. I just got finished listening to a great talk by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. about creation and the existence of God. Good stuff. I've never heard it presented like he did.
The CMA is at 102%of goal. Thank you for your generosity. Remember our 50/50 drawing tickets on sale this weekend at church and at the rectory during the week.
You'll notice on the first page of our website an explanation of the Liturgical Year, the year that all Christians follow.
You will notice on our website that we now have a donate page for those who want to donate electronically. There is also a page for Religious Education fees for those who want to pay with a credit card. A number of people have asked for this.