St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214) One Holy, Catholic

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214)
www.stmarkindy.org
One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church
Sunday, December 28, 2014
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (214)
www.stmarkindy.org
One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Mass Intentions
CONTACTS
Parish Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00PM
Parish Center Phone:
317-787-8246
Sunday, December 28 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
7:30 a.m. — Raymond Osburn
9:30 a.m. — Neal Bauer
11:45 p.m. — Parishioners of St. Mark
Pastor
Ext. 106
Fr. Todd Riebe
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 100
Chris Guedel
[email protected]indy.org
Dir. Of Youth Ministry
Ext. 101
Julie Albertson
[email protected]
Business Manager
Ext. 102
Kevin Sweeney
[email protected]
Wednesday, December 31 - Seventh Day within the Octave
of the Nativity of the Lord - St. Sylvester I
9:00 a.m. — 
Helen Coghill
7:00 p.m. — 
Rosemary Daeger
Music Director
Ext. 105
Andy Eagan
[email protected]
Thursday, January 1 - The Octave Day of the Nativity of the
Lord - Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
9:00 a.m. — Marybeth Bowling
Monday, December 29 - Fifth Day within the Octave of
the Nativity of the Lord - St. Thomas Becket
9:00 a.m.—
Communion Service
Tuesday, December 30 - Sixth Day within the Octave of
the Nativity of the Lord
9:00 a.m. — Mary Ann Daeger
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Director of Faith Formation
Ext. 103
Deacon Tom Horn
[email protected]
St. Mark Catholic School
541 E Edgewood. Av
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317-786-4013
School Principal
Ext. 201
Rusty Albertson
[email protected]
Readings for 12/28/14 ~ 1/4/2015
Sunday: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 or Gn 15:1-6,
21:1-3; Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17 or Hb 11:8,
11-12, 17-19; Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40
Monday: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Lk 2:22-35
Tuesday: 1 Jn 2:12-17; Lk 2:36-40
Wednesday: 1 Jn 2:18-21; Jn 1:1-18
Thursday: Nm 6:22-27; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21
Friday: 1 Jn 2:22-28; Jn 1:19-28
Saturday: 1 Jn 2:29-3:6—4:6; Jn 1:29-34
Sunday: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
Friday, January 2 - Sts Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen
8:15 a.m. — Edward Pangonis
Saturday, January 3 – Christmas Weekday - The Most
Holy Name of Jesus
5:30 p.m. — Rosemary Daeger
Sunday, January 4 – The Epiphany of the Lord
7:30 a.m. — Parishioners of St. Mark
9:30 a.m. — Mary Lynn Cavanaugh
11:45 p.m. — Betty Swift
Please pray for…
Eleonor Sowder, Lorraine Braasch,
Samantha Hampton and Baby,
Helen Eckhart, Chris Gough, Mark Smith,
John Perkins, Linda Lilly, Dorothy Harrison,
Elaine Alexander, Don Bowling,
Ron Shockey, Noah Duffer, Sue Marshall
Charles & Mildred Ragon, Barbara Beaton,
Betty Newman, Sarah Clements, Jim Reed,
Sandra Wheeler, Betty Mouser, Pat Hurley,
Kathleen Rapp, Elizabeth Wilhite, Steve Chaplin, Lisa Engelking,
Joan Matthews, Roland Daeger, Molly Brown, Mike Hendrickson,
Carolyn Walters, Margaret Strack, Kim Huffman, Melanie Brady,
Penny Bowling, Lucy Hopkins, Brenda Wheeler, Tanja Wozniewski,
Nicole Richards, Judy Weaver, Alex Stavrou, Vince Huber,
Cyril DesJean, Bill Rowley, Bernard Price, Elizabeth Price,
Michelle Oberting, Jane Rosebrock, John Nicholson, Don Pearson,
Don Courteau, John Conover, Jean Nightingale, Jim Morrison, and
Terri Rottler-Means.
MILITARY: Please pray for our women and men in the
Armed Forces and their families.
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News from Father Todd
Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year!
The Staff of Saint Mark Catholic
Church and School extend heartfelt
wishes for a blessed Holiday Season
to all of our parish households. It is joy to serve the
parish and school communities throughout the year.
May your days be filled with the peace and joy of
this Holy Season!
One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Question of the Week
Q. Why do Catholics and Protestants have different versions of the Our Father? Whenever I go to the funeral or
wedding in a Protestant church I am reminded of it.
Which is correct?
A. The good news is that for the most part we agree. The
translations we use may be a bit different in terms of using the
word ‘trespass’ or ‘debt’, but other than that most of the prayer
is the same. You are referring to the doxology, “For thine is the
kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever,” which
most Protestants use and which Catholics do not.
A doxology is a short hymn of praise. The prayer that we know
as the ‘Glory Be’ is an example of a doxology used by Catholics. The words used by Protestant Christians at the end of the
Our Father is another example. Of course, this doxology is
familiar to Catholics as well as we use it at every Mass shortly
after reciting the Our Father.
The practice of concluding a prayer with a doxology or literally
‘words of praise’ date back to our Jewish ancestors. There are
examples of this practice in the Hebrew Scriptures. While neither the Gospels of Matthew nor Luke, who give us an account
of the Our Father, include the doxology, by the first century it
became common to add the doxology when praying the Our
Father at Mass in the eastern half of the Roman Empire but not
in the western part of the Empire.
Monks who transcribed the bible and who were familiar with the
addition of the doxology at Mass would sometimes add the doxology to manuscripts of the bibles they were copying. Scripture
scholars today, however, recognize that it was not part of the
prayer as first taught by Jesus and versions of the bible that
include the doxology usually note that it is an addition to the
original text.
The Tyndale bible, which dates to 1525 A.D. and which became
the basis for the versions of the bibles used by most
Protestants in the English speaking world, did not include the
doxology. When Henry XIII separated from the Church of
Rome, he did not change the Our Father. Elizabeth I, however,
in an effort to rid the English Church from any similarity to
Rome ordered the addition of the doxology in Protestant bibles.
When all is said and done, it is a small difference and the doxology is a beautiful hymn of praise to God. There is nothing
wrong with including the doxology, especially when praying with
friends who are Protestant. It would be sad if we allowed prayer to be a source of division among Christians.
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Parish Life
SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVENT GIVING TREE PROJECT
If you have not returned your envelope, it is NOT too late.
They can be returned to the parish office through the end of the
year. We thank you for your support this year.
NOCTURNAL ADORATION: Our next Adoration is Friday,
Jan 2—Sat. Jan 3. New adorers are always welcome to join in prayer for an hour. If you would
like to begin the new year with an hour of Adoration to our Lord in the exposed Eucharist, the first
hour of Adoration is at 7:00 PM with rotating hours
on the hour, through the night. Come let us adore Him. If you
would like to know more about Nocturnal Adoration or if you
would like to be included in our monthly reminder mailing list,
please call the parish office
St. Mark First Mission Trip/Workcamp
June 21-28, 2015
to Henderson Settlement in Frakes, KY
IMPORTANT MEETING—
WED., JAN 7 AT 7 PM
St. Mark School – Classroom 4
This is a community of extremely poor residents located in a
beautiful mountain area. Don’t miss this opportunity to provide
a needy family a roof that doesn’t leak, floors without holes, hot
water, steps, etc. This week provides a chance to experience a
different culture and its people! High school students through
adults are invited. All ability levels are needed: painting, building steps or ramps, home repair, working in a community store,
gardening, etc. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 20 so please
attend the Jan. 7th meeting for additional information. Cost is
$230 which includes three meals a day. If cost is a problem, we
will work with you. Contact Chela Moody at 317-201-4335 or
[email protected] or Sharon Shockey at 317-784-2690
or [email protected]
NEW GATHER HYMNAL The book you purchase for the
parish will have one of the following inscriptions; In Memory of,
In Honor of, or A Gift from. Forms are available on the Mary
Lynn Cavanaugh Welcome Desk in the Narthex or stop by the
parish office.
One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church
Sunday, December 28, 2014
School
Any St. Mark Parishioner that does not currently have children enrolled at St. Mark Catholic School and is interested in enrolling their
children for the 2015-2016 school year, please contact Mr. Albertson,
Principal, to set up a tour of the school. Registration for Parishioners
that do not currently have children at SMCS will be from Friday, January 30th at 3:00pm until Wednesday, February 4th at 3:00pm. After
that we will have open registration beginning on Wednesday, February
4th at our Open House from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
If classes are full at the time of registration, students will be put on a
waiting list in the order the registrations are received. Please contact
Mr. Albertson at [email protected] or call him at 786-4013
ext 201.
Christ Renews His Parish
God's everlasting love is UNSTOPPABLE! Ladies, mark your
calendar for the upcoming Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)
weekend, January 17-18. Take time for yourself and join other
St. Mark women to bask in the love of the Lord. It's a free gift
from your parish! Questions? Contact Wilma Cross at [email protected] or (317) 783-1512.
United Catholic Appeal Update
To date St. Mark Parishioners have pledged $55, 841
toward this year’s United Catholic Appeal. That represents
64% of our parish goal of $76.549.00! 85 of our 1015 parish
households have made a pledge to the appeal to date, representing 12% of our parish families. Pledges or one time gifts to
the UCA may be sent to the parish or directly to the Archdiocese. Forms for the appeal are available in the Information
Centers in the narthex of the church. Thank you for your support of Archbishop Tobin and the Archdiocesan Church!
Festival
on the Information Centers in the Narthex.
The end of the year is a great time to assess your yearly donations. If you own an business or if you work at a business that
orders new items on a yearly basis and would like to donate
new or gently used items (even promotional items) for prized for
our yearly festival, we would appreciate them. Bring items to the
parish center or Ann Berkemeier, 787-2058.
TRASH BAGS AVAIALBLE: If you are in need of the sturdy
trash bags the Scouts sell, please come to the parish office to
pick up your supply. There are three sizes offered and are only
$9 per roll.
What? You have only five matching glasses/mugs to your original set of 8 and now you have received a new set, bring the old
ones to church and mark them “COIN TOSS”. Leave them by
the Information Centers in the Narthex.
CALENDARS: They’re in, the 2015 calendars are available
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Faith Formation
One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Community
SMRE –NO CLASS 12/28 - Regular Class Schedule resumes 1/4
Catholic Charities News
RCIA- Regular Classes Resume Wednesday, 1/7
Confirmation Prep–
CONFIRMATION RETREAT
1/3; 9AM Msgr Schafer Hall basement
January is Poverty Awareness Month in the United States. As Pope
Francis has been continuously been reminding us from the first day of
his papacy, the poor and suffering are our responsibility. We must
both understand their plight and respond in love to their spoken and
unspoken cries for help. To learn more about poverty, visit the United
States bishop’s official website on poverty at www.povertyusa.org
To learn how your local Catholic Charities is responding, visit
www.archindy.org/cc
1st Communion Prep – Next Student/Parent
meeting 1/20; 7pm in Church
For details concerning Religious Education Programs please
contact Deacon Tom (787-8246 or [email protected])
Hope and Healing
HOPE AND HEALING SOS GROUP is an ongoing support
group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide and for
those who seek to understand the causes and prevention of
suicide. If you ave any questions, call Judy Proctor, 851-8344
or visit the website: www.hopeandhealingsos.com.
Parish Office Closed
In Order to enjoy the Holy Season with our families, the
parish center will be closed December 21st –January 2
If you have an emergency with facilities or other parish
related items, please contact Kevin Sweeney,
Business Manager at 317-442-5530
If you have an emergency and need a Priest, please contact Father Todd Riebe at 317-775-3012
Catholic Charities New
On January 22nd we will again mark the anniversary of the Roe v.
Wade Supreme Court decision. This somber anniversary presents an
opportunity to recommit ourselves to advocate on behalf of those who
have no voice – the vulnerable unborn. We can also demonstrate our
life-affirming values by supporting those facing an unplanned or crisis
pregnancy.
Catholic Charities in our archdiocese is working every day to ensure
the protection of the unborn and to provide love and support to those
facing an unplanned pregnancy. To learn more about these life affirming ministries visit: www.archindy.org/cc
Catholic Charities Indianapolis sponsors monthly caregiver
support groups for family members who are caregivers of older
adults. Meetings are open to the community and are a way for
family caregivers to share and learn from each other. To confirm attendance or for additional information, please contact
Monica Woodsworth at 261-3378 or
[email protected]
Northside:
Date: Thursday, January 22 2015, 5:30 – 7 pm.
Location: Fairview Presbyterian Church, 4609 N. Capitol Avenue.
Southside:
Date: No January group due to Martin Luther King Jr Day
Location: St. Mark Catholic School, 541 E. Edgewood Avenue.
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One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Youth Ministry
Disciples for Life - January 21, 2015
St. John the Evangelist
6:30-9:15 p.m.
In lieu of an archdiocesan trip to the March
for Life, the Archdiocese is hosting an event
for youth, young adults, and families to rally on the eve of the
March for Life here in Indianapolis in solidarity praying for the
sanctity of human life and to celebrate life! The event will be
hosted at St. John the Evangelist January 21, 2015 featuring
Steve Angrisano and our very own Bishop Christopher Coyne.
For more information or to register, please contact Julie Albertson at [email protected]
Junior High Youth Rally - January 31, 2015
Roncalli High School - 1-8 p.m.
Calendar Of Events
Sunday, December 28, 2014
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MASS - Church 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM
Rental - Schafer Hall/Gym (2:00 PM)
CRHP - Cenacle (2:30 PM)
CRHP M18 - Cenacle (6:30 PM)
Monday, December 29, 2014
 Communion Service - Church (9:00 AM)
 QUILTERS - Parish Center (9:00 AM)
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
 MASS - Church 9:00 AM
 Cub Scouts - Men's Club Room (6:00 PM)
 NFTP - Cenacle (7:30 PM)
This event is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. There
will be a keynote address, two creative sessions, Mass, dinner,
We are Leo Concert, and you will receive a T-shirt. Price for
the event is only $30. Last year more than 30 St. Mark Lions
attended and had a great day.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
For more information or to register, please contact Julie Albertson at [email protected]
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Young Adults
Do you want to connect with area Catholic young adults? The
Archdiocese of Indianapolis has a vibrant young adult ministry in
which many St. Mark parishioners take part. Check out their
website http://www.indycatholic.org/ for more information.
- NEXT MEETING: Mon Dec 29 @ 6:30 p.m. In the Cenacle
Caregivers
Catholic Charities Indianapolis
sponsors monthly caregiver support groups for family members
who are caregivers of older adults. Meetings are open to the
community and are a way for caregivers to share and learn from
each other as well as community professionals. For additional
information, please contact Monica Woodsworth at 261-3378 or
[email protected]
 MASS - Church 9:00 AM
 MASS - Church 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 01, 2015
MASS - Church 9:00 AM
Friday, January 02, 2015
 MASS - Church 8:15 AM
 Adoration - Church - Blessed Sacrament Chapel –first hour
begins at 7:00 PM - last hour begins at 6:00 AM
Saturday, January 03, 2015
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CYO Games - SH Gym (8:00 AM)
Reconciliation - Church (9:00 AM)
Confirmation - Media Center School (9:00 AM)
Reconciliation - Church (4:00 PM)
MASS - Church (5:30 PM)
Sunday, January 04, 2015
 MASS - Church 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM
 CRHP-Horn - Cenacle (12:30 PM)
May you always follow that Star!
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Volunteer for Birthline
One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Holy Day of Obligation
The mission of Birthline …
To provide material support for pregnant women and mothers of infants in need. We seek to plant the seed of God's love within the
hearts of women and men who feel overwhelmed, lost, alone and
afraid - whether rich or poor, single, married, young or older.
 Help build a Culture of Life from your own home by becoming
a Birthline Hotline volunteer. Provide a listening ear and schedule appointments for pregnant women and new mothers to receive
material assistance. A required training is provided.
 Assist in preparing layettes and meeting with women on Mondays
Thursday, January 1, 2015
New Year’s Day
is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Mass times are;
Wednesday, December 31, 7:00pm
Thursday, January 1, 9:00 am
and Wednesdays at the Catholic Center.
Contact Jená Hartman at 317-236-1433
or [email protected] to learn more on how you can help!
Women of the Parish
What: 6-week women's bible study
"Jesus' Journey to the Cross (a love unto death)"
Where: St. Mark Church sanctuary
When: Begins Monday January 12 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 for the book (if cost is a problem just let us know)
What to bring: a Bible if you have one (not required); something to write with; an expectant heart!
Deadline: It would help us to know who is attending so we can
order enough books. If you think you will join us, please let us
know by January 2nd. We will still add participants after that, it
just helps in planning.
Please let me, Julie Albertson, [email protected] or
Chris Guedel, ([email protected])
know if you have any questions.
We are so excited to begin and are praying
for the Holy Spirit to move among and
through us.
See you soon!
Solemnity of Mary