Midweek Masses in Advent
WEDNESDAYs, december 12 and 19 | 7 PM
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Family Picture Day (2 of 2)
sunDAY, december 16 | after 10 am mass
Thank you to the families who have sent in their photo! We still NEED lots more to create a pictorial directory of the parish! Help us by sending in a 4” x 6” candid shot of your family TODAY, whether that means one person or 10 in the picture! Email your photo to email@example.com OR snail mail to 1020 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202 OR bring it in person on Sundays to the Welcome Table host—please include ALL names and print clearly! Don’t have a recent photo of your family? That’s ok...we have a solution: get your family photo taken at Saint Mark’s on December 16! There will be a sign up at the Welcome Table so we know how many people to expect for photos! We will start the new year with a big, new board full of parish family photos!
Glendale Opera Company Annual Christmas Gala 2018 at Saint Mark’s!
saturday, december 22 | 3 pm to 4:20 pm in Parlour Hall
Join the Glendale Opera Company here at Saint Mark’s for a feast of classics such as Silent Night, Ave Maria, Mozart’s Requiem and favorites from Opera and Musical Theatre. Featuring singers from their Summer Song Recitals and accompanist, Ron Barnett, Director of Music and Sacred Arts at Saint Mark’s. Celebrate the holiday with Classic Music! Tickets: $18 online and $22 at the door. Go to www.ticketleap.com to purchase. 50% of the proceeds will go to Saint Mark’s Music.
Cookies, Coffee and Carols (and some cider, too!)—Special Coffee Hour
sunDAY, december 23 | after 10 am mass
We will host a special coffee hour on Sunday, December 23 following the 10 am mass. There will be musical performers, hot chocolate and cider, Christmas cookies, and the signing of your favorite Christmas carols. Come take a short break from holiday stress, maxed-out credit cards, the worst aspects of our consumer-driven economy and join us for some TRUE Christmas cheer!
Christmas Eve Sung Mass with Lessons and Carols
monday, december 24 | 5 pm
O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Christmas Eve Midnight Sung Mass with Carols followed by a festive reception in Parlour Hall
monday, december 24 | 10 pm
O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Christmas Day Mass
tuesday, december 25 | 10 am
Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born this day of a pure virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
Saint Stephen Mass
wednesDAY, december 26 | 8 am
We give you thanks, O Lord of glory, for the example of the first martyr Stephen, who looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors to your Son Jesus Christ, who stands at your right hand; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Saint John Mass
ThursDAY, december 27 | 12:15 pm
Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light, that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Holy Innocents Mass
friDAY, december 28 | 8 am
We remember today, O God, the slaughter of the holy innocents of Bethlehem by King Herod. Receive, we pray, into the arms of your mercy all innocent victims; and by your great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants and establish your rule of justice, love, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Holy Name Mass
tuesDAY, January 1 | 12:15 pm
Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Sung Mass and Epiphany Pageant
sunDAY, January 6 | 10 am
O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.