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PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

St. Mark the Evangelist, Greencastle, and our Mission St. Luke the Evangelist, Mercersburg, endeavoring to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as individuals and as a community of participation of all our members in worship, believing, learning and in service. As a Catholic community of faith, hope, and love, we invite others to join us in our goal of renewal—and welcome them into our fellowship.

Installation Mass for Fr. Guzman

The 8:30AM Mass on Sunday, June 30th at St. Mark’s will be the Installation Mass for Father Walter Guzman; celebrated by Fr. Rodriguez, the Dean of Franklin Deanery.

After the Installation Mass, there will be a reception with light refreshments in the Social Hall.

Parish Picnic – Sun, June 23, 2019

An afternoon of good food, games for the “young and old”
a dessert bake-off, Bingo, plus much more!

The Picnic is at the American Legion Picnic Grounds on
Charlestown Rd., Mercersburg
Tickets will be on sale this week.

Cost
Adults 15 and up $5.00
Children 4 to 14 $3.00
3 and under Free

Please bring folding chairs for your comfort – if you wish.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Bishop Gainer Responds to NY Abortion Law

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Our Catholic Church along with many others who cannot tolerate the culture of death have worked tirelessly since the Roe v. Wade decision to end abortion. The Pro-Life cause has made progress as we see the number of reported abortions decrease each year. However, the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in our neighboring state of New York last week could change that.
After last November’s elections, control of the New York state senate changed hands. Immediately, Governor Andrew Cuomo jubilantly announced that his Reproductive Health Act would be given top priority with the new legislature in January 2019. True to his word, on January 22, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the tragic Supreme Court decision which made it legal to kill unborn children – the New York legislature passed the bill and immediately Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law, to a standing ovation.
This law is dangerous for women and is a death sentence for children. Under this law, abortion is now permitted up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. Children born at this stage of life are viable, that is, are routinely able to survive with medical care. This law also provides broad exceptions that would allow abortion up to moments before birth. It allows doctors and non-doctors to legally perform abortions and removes the protection of infants who are born alive during an abortion procedure.
Gov. Cuomo, who proclaims to be Catholic, did not just sign a bill into law; he signed the death warrant for countless, innocent babies, who can now be killed for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy. How heart-rending it is that these actions were met by many in the New York legislative chamber with resounding applause.
All people who understand the dignity and sacredness of human life are outraged by the provisions of this law. Now more than ever, we must stand together as a unified Church and pray for the mothers, fathers and children of New York. Now is the time to speak for the unborn and do all we can to peacefully advocate for their rights as human beings.
More than ever you and I must resolve to pray and to work peacefully, yet with firm determination, for the legal protection of the right to life for children in the womb. I pray you will join me in asking our Lord to protect these most innocent and now ever more vulnerable babies’ lives.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
 Bishop Ronald Gainer

FORMED is Here!

As announced, our parish is providing free access to FORMED online content for all parishioners.  If you are still not sure what FORMED is all about, please watch the video below to see all it has to offer!

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