Mass

Devotions

Rosary

The Rosary is recited as follows:

Monday-Thursday: After the 8:00 a.m. Mass

Fridays: After the 9:00 a.m. Mass (with school children during the school year)

Saturdays: After the 8:00 a.m. Mass

Sundays: Before the 7:30 a.m. Mass

First Saturday

First Saturday devotions (including the recitation of the Rosary) are held every First Saturday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross are at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays of Lent with a simple supper following.

On Fridays when school in session, the Stations are also held at 2:30 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration

Thursdays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

At the Last Supper Jesus took bread and wine and gave them to his disciples, saying, “take and eat; take and drink… this is my body and blood. Do this in remembrance of me.”

In obedience to this command of Jesus, Catholics continue to do this during Mass. We believe that the bread and wine consecrated at Communion become the Body and Blood of Jesus our Lord. Receiving the true Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is a supreme gift and privilege, whereby the faithful are united more closely to God and one another.

The adoration of the Eucharistic Lord outside of Mass has arisen over the centuries in Catholic devotional practice. Jesus is worshiped in the form of a consecrated host placed in a special article for display called a Monstrance. Through adoration in this way, the faithful come quietly before the sacramental presence of Jesus with hearts that beg for Him, just as His heart begs for us.

St Mark’s offers Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament every Thursday Evening, beginning at 5:30pm to 6:30pm with solemn Benediction and Vespers; and every Friday morning prior to 9 am Mass. The faithful are encouraged to come and pray the prayer of the church in the presence of the Lord during the Thursday night Holy Hour, in order to experience the love of Jesus in this special way.