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Christmas Schedule

December 15th, 2012 by stmarks Under Uncategorized English

Sunday December 16

Father Mikael will bless the statues of the Baby Jesus from your Nativity
scene at the conclusion of the Badarak. You are invited to bring your
images / figurines of the Infant Jesus to be blessed before placing it in
your Nativity set.

Santa will visit after the Badarak

Confessions 4:00 to 7:15 p.m.
Badarak 7:30 p.m.
Procession Bearing the Christ Child To the Manger – with children 8:30 p.m.
Christmas Carols following the procession
N.B. Attendance at the Christmas Vigil will fulfill your obligation for Christmas day.

CHRISTMAS DAY – December 25
Badarak 10:30 a.m.

New Years Day – January 1, 2013
Badarak Noon

Feast of the Epiphany – January 6, 2013
John the Baptist Ceremony
Sunday Brunch
Badarak 10:30 AM

Mass for decd parishioners – January 7, 2013
Badarak 10:30 AM

Parish Wedding Anniversaries – February 17
(5th, 10th 15th etc)

Sunday October 28, 2012

October 27th, 2012 by stmarks Under Uncategorized English

Սուրբ Մարկոս, Հայ Կաթողիկէ Եկեղեցի

St. Mark Armenian Catholic Church – Sunday E Bulletin for October 28, 2012

Today is the 7th Sunday of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
Our readings this morning are 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 and Matthew 24:27-36

During the Badarak this morning, please pray for the souls of: Rev. James King & J. Armen Aboyan, Mgrditch Aboyan, Blanche Aboyan Darmanian and decd members of the Aboyan family

The Hokehandkisd this morning is being requested by the Parish & Assia Aboyan

Badaraks during the week are:
Monday For the soul of Julia Glassman / req. by the Mazzone family
Tuesday Open Intention
Wednesday In honor of the Queen of the Holy Rosary / req. by the Mazzone family
Thursday For the souls in Purgatory / req. by the Mazzone family
Friday For the soul of Joseph Kouyoumdjian / req. by Marie Kouyoumdjian
Saturday For the soul of Arshagouhi Demirdjian / req. by Marie Kouyoumdjian
Sunday For the souls of Jack (Hagop) Zarzatian, Sr. and Anush Aznavorian

Prayer list – please remember in your prayers, all the deceased of the parish, and all those who are ill at home, in hospitals or in nursing homes. Please contact Father or the Parish Office to add a name. Names will be deleted from the list after three weeks. Please remember in your prayers, Mike & Liz Scutti, Karl Kalfaian, Paul Mirzayan, Liparid Kevorkian, Gino & Mary Vendittelli, Margaret Amodei, Terrie Gaspar, Carl Battista and Dr. J. Andre Garabedian.

Baptism – Congratulations to Bella Flora Miranda, daughter of Daniel & Tania Miranda who was baptized on Saturday, October 20, here at St. Marks. May you know God’s love forever. Welcome to the Family, Bella!

October Memorials

Sanctuary Lamp I – In memory of Raffi Panossian / req. by Matt & Vivian Ghazarian Bouloutian

Sanctuary Lamp II – In memory of Stevie Bizdikian / req. by Matt & Vivian Ghazarian Bouloutian

Altar Candles – In memory of Mary Arslanian / req. by Sibelle & Ken Arslanian Ewing

Holy Cross – Special Intention / req. by Simone Garabedian

Bl. Mother Candles – In memory of Helen Sajonian / req. by Ovsanna & Therese Sajonian

O L of Perp. Help – Special Intention / req. by Simone Garabedian

Sacred Heart Candles – Special Intention / req. by Simone Garabedian

Bread & Wine – In memory of Mary Arslanian / req. by Sibelle & Ken Arslanian Ewing

Attendance for last Sunday – 96 / Attendance last Year – 103

Coming Events

Nov. 9 & 10 Annual Food Court

Nov. 13 – Parish Council at 7 PM

Dec. 6 – Boutique Night
for info – Arlet Zeibari


Food Court is just two weeks away, Nov 9 & 10th. As you well know this is the biggest fundraising event in our parish. Your prayers and help are important and necessary for the success of this event. Please contact, Father Mikael or any member of the Parish Council, if you would like to volunteer your help for the event.

Food Court Sign Up – The sign up board has been set up. This is a first come, first pick, and so sign up for your favorite position, now. Thank you for your service to the parish. If you have any questions please contact a member of the Parish Council.

Thank you – to the following individuals who have become sponsors for the 2012 Armenian Food Court: Vicken & Jeannette Keshishian, Movses Kadyan, Ed & Trish Harootunian, Elias Elkous (NV), Peter & Irene Vosbikian, Nora & Stephen Meyer (MD), Elena Vanieva, Rose Gabadian (CA), Alice Bohdjelian, Aram & Linda Bohdjelian, Joan Aramian, Suzanne & Ara Bouloutian (in memory of Yolita Tashjian), Oskihan & Nazik Sesetyan (NJ), Rita Odabashian (in memory of Dr. Arthur Odabashian), Naz Sookiasian (in memory of Dorothy Seta Sookiasian), Zohrab & Inge Zeibari, Mike & Liz Scutti, Simone Garabedian, Hovsep & Marie Melkonian and Sarah & Adam Selverian (in memory of deceased members of the Besnilian & Selverian families) .

Contributions at St Mark – We have listed below the contributions for the past five weeks and, as you can see, they are steadily below what we need to meet our monthly bills. This is of great concern, because without the continued support of our parishioners, St. Mark Parish would not be able to function.

Sept. 23, 2012 $257.00
Sept. 30, 2012 $367.00
Oct. 7, 2012 $334.00
Oct. 14, 2012 $633.00 (getting there)
Oct. 21, 2012 $571.00 (not bad . . .)

Our average weekly expenses are $2,332

Our thanks to the three retired individuals who were able to raised their weekly contributions; to the 23 year old who make a contributions of $25 for the first time; to the three parishioner who are making their weekly contribution through their work/checking account; the two individuals who increased their weekly contribution amount. When we all try to make an effort, we can do many things.

Sacred Heart of Jesus – Jesus has promised a special gift for those who are devoted to his Sacred Heart, including his promise that the person will not face death unprepared and will have the chance to confess and have Jesus in his heart, at that time. His requested devotion with the essential prayers and acts, including the “First Friday” and Nine consecutive months promises, with the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion and along with Badarak is offered on every first Friday of the month, the next 1st Friday will be Nov. 2nd at 6:30 pm.

St. Charles Borromeo – Open House – Today, Let the future priest guide you through this historical landmark where you will view artwork treasures, explore the life of seminarians and learn about graduate degrees for laity. Tours begin at noon, with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 5 PM. If you plan to attend, please inform Father Mikael

Armenian Sisters Academy – Will have an Open House at the Academy on Tuesday, Nov. 13 – 9:30-11:00 a.m. Please check their website or contact the ASA for additional information

Men’s Club – Tickets for this coming year’s drawing have been mailed to the parish. Additional tickets can be purchased from Jean Sarkissian or Patrick. The first Drawing of the coming year will be in November.

Join Our Parish Email List- St. Marks is happy to offer our parishioners the opportunity to receive emails with special announcements and parish information and the weekly Parish Bulletin. If you would like to be added to, our parish email list, please email the information to PJDEMPSEY50@VERIZON.NET or drop the information in the collection.

“Remember the Sabbath day and
keep it holy.” ~Exodus 20:8

Remember your church in your will:
Many members and friends have been blessed
and want to give generously to the Lord, but
have concerns about health, outliving their
resources, etc. One good way to give back
to God while balancing our earthbound
concerns is to remember the church in your
will. For example, some faithful folks tithe
10% (or more) of their estate to the church.
After our worldly cares are over, what a
wonderful legacy to our faith!

Maintenance Fund – The monthly donation for the Maintenance Fund is $20.00. The Fund covers the major maintenance items. If you have any questions on the amount you owe, please contact the office. As always, thank you for your support.

Membership info update – Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved or are you preparing to move soon? Do you have children no longer living at home? Have a new e-mail address? Have you received our recent emails?

Please help us keep our records current by contacting the office at 610.896.7789

Parish Outreach – There is nothing worse than an empty belly. There is nothing more senseless in this land of plenty than hunger. Please help our parish provide for those less fortunate. The list is simple. The need is great. Please help by bringing a food donation next Sunday. Please bring your can goods to the container in the church hall.

Koffee Klutch – Is your family celebrating a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, retirement, etc. , why not share this happy occasion with your church family by hosting the Coffee Hour following Badarak?

Armenian Sisters Academy Open House

October 26th, 2012 by stmarks Under Uncategorized English

440 Upper Gulph Road, Radnor, PA 19087 • 610-687-4100

OPEN HOUSE • Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 2012 • 9:30-11:00 a.m.
• Nurturing and Caring Environment coupled with Academic Excellence
• Bilingual Learning Starting at Age 3
• Cultural Enrichment & Spiritual Development
• Montessori Program: Pre-K and Kindergarten
• Grades 1 – 8 with integrated SMARTboard technology

Accredited by Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools
Member of the American Montessori Society
Member of PA Association of Independent Schools

Contact: Susan Pogharian • • 201-707-5921

The Academy does not discriminate regarding race, color, national and ethnic origins in its admissions and employment policies.

Art and Jazz Spring Fest benefitting Birthright Armenia

May 1st, 2012 by stmarks Under Uncategorized English

161959_211436842272166_85257780_nSaturday, May 5, 2012, 7:00pm-11:3 pm
Featuring original artwork by Armenian artists, delicious hors d’oeuvres, open bar 7pm–8pm and the sounds of Boston’s famed Black Sea Salsa
$50 per person with advanced purchase
$60 per person at the door
For tickets please contact Arpie Zerounian: 610-325-3382
OR purchase online via our Facebook page
Click on the picture to go directly to online site.

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