Sister Karolyn Grace of the Immaculate Conception, known by many parishioners in her childhood as Megan Wertner, has written an open letter expressing her gratitude for the support of our prayers and asking for their continuance as she and her sisters relocate to a fully established monastery in Kokomo, Indiana. She will continue in her contemplative life as a Poor Clare but will have a time of formation as she enters the life of this community.
St. Mark & St. Luke will have an online auction just in time for the holidays!
The auction will begin at 8 am on Dec 9 and end Sunday, Dec 11th at 8pm. Item pickup will be scheduled before Christmas with the winning bidders.
You will have to create an account in order to bid and will get text or email updates when you are outbid. No credit card information is needed – winners will pay for their items when they are picked up.
We’re invited to join in prayer with Saint Andrew Parish, Waynesboro.
Holy Hour 1:00-1:45 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 12 North Broad Street, Waynesboro. The rosary will be prayed at 1:30pm.
Life Chain 2:00-3:00pm on the square in Waynesboro.
This is a peaceful and prayerful public witness (not a protest) of pro-life individuals all around our nation who stand for 60 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.
Stand with many other Christians to witness to the sanctity of all human life. During both events there are no protest rallies or speeches, just silent witness & prayer. Waynesboro officials are aware of the life chain and have given permission for the event to take place on the sidewalks at both locations. Come, be involved! Stand up for life!
After the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, June 18, please join us as we honor Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is an indoor/outdoor event suitable for all ages. Here’s how you and your family can be a part of it:
Fresh flower donations can be brought to the parish hall from 4-4:45 pm.
Recent First Communicants: Please wear your First Communion attire! We have a special place in the procession for you. Come to the social hall at 4:40 for instructions.
Older kids, we need your help distributing candles, papers, etc. Come to the social hall at 4:40 for instructions.
All parishioners are invited to gather in the church at the end of the 5 pm Mass.
At 6:15, the event will begin in the church with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Participants will follow the Lord in procession and stop at four stations on the St. Mark property to receive a blessing, ending in the church. Chairs will be available at each station.
June 18 is the vigil of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. (in Latin, Corpus Christi) It is a day designated for us to remember and thank our Lord for the gift of Jesus Himself – body, blood, soul and divinity – in the Blessed Sacrament. Join us as we worship Him as the source and summit of our faith!
Which movies are age-appropriate for your kids? Reviews of Joseph are available online.
You can preview Clare and Francis by logging into our parish subscription atFormed.org.
Joseph, King of Dreams
This animated film by the makers of Prince of Egypt tells of Joseph and his brothers: a story of heroic forgiveness and redemption from the book of Genesis. Angered by Joseph’s arrogance and their father’s favoritism, his jealous brothers sell Joseph into slavery in Egypt. But God protects Joseph and in a surprising turn of events allows the brothers’ contrition and Joseph’s forgiveness to save the family and set the stage for the formation of the twelve tribes of Israel and the future arrival of the Messiah.
Clare & Francis
This epic film on the lives of St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi was shot on location in Italy. It tells the story of the daughter of a patrician family and the son of a rich merchant who leave everything to follow Christ. Francis renounces his inheritance of wealth to live the Gospel and serve the poor and outcasts. Clare decides to follow him, leaving her home and family to give herself as a bride of Christ. Both found major religious orders, and together they inspire many to follow their radical call to live the Gospel. Their impact has reached across the centuries to change the world.
We are sorry to announce that the parish breakfast planned for January 9 has been postponed. The new date is to be determined. Thank you to Donna Flick, Marty Boscolo and all who have contributed their efforts!