St. Mark's Parish:
5552 Madigan Drive N.E.
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Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. – John 6:54-56
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us. (§1323, CCC)
For guidelines and proper conduct when at the mass, click here.
First Eucharist: Your child should be age 8 and in Grade 3 or up. Prerequisite: Baptism.
Receiving the Eucharist is done during the mass. For mass times and schedule, click here.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23
Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion. (§1422, CCC)
It is sin that distances us on our relationship with God. Through the sacrament of reconciliation, we are cleansed of our sins and reunited with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Confession is scheduled at Wed. 6:15 pm — 6:45pm. Sat. 4:15 pm — 4:45pm or by appointment.
First Reconciliation Classes – Child should be age 7 and in Grade 2 or up.
Prerequisite: Baptism and First Communion.
“Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 8:14-17
Confirmation is a sacrament in which the Holy Spirit is given to those already baptized in order to make them strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (§1285, CCC)
Confirmation – Children should be 12 years or older and in grade 6 or above. Prerequisites: Baptism, First Eucharist and Reconciliation.
Sacrament Information taken from St. Mark's Parish Website: http://www.stmarkrcchurch.ca