By baptism, we are joined to Christ in his death and resurrection and made members of his body, the Church. A time of preparation decided on by the candidate and the Rector precedes the baptism of adults. In the case of infants or children who are going to be baptized, the parents meet with the Rector beforehand to discuss the liturgy and its meaning and significance.
Saint Mark’s regularly celebrates baptism as part of its Sunday liturgy, normally on those four days especially set aside by the Church as appropriate for baptism:
- Sunday after All Saints’ Day
- Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the first Sunday after the Epiphany)
- Easter Vigil, that important liturgy held on the evening before Easter Day
If you are considering baptism, please contact Fr. Mark.
If you are visiting this page because you are in the process of planning your wedding, congratulations! We are very pleased to offer Saint Mark's for this special and sacred day in your relationship. Saint Mark’s Church and grounds make it an ideal setting for a wedding of beauty and depth. Same gender couples are as welcome here as different gender couples.
Funerals and Interment
The burial liturgy of the Church provides a means by which friends and family can, in faith and hope even in the midst of loss, commend those we love to God’s care and keeping. Most often the funeral liturgy is a Requiem Mass, celebrated with the body or ashes present.
Through plantings, benches and paving, the design of our Memorial Garden creates a peaceful setting for the committal of cremated remains directly into the earth, and a place where people gather for quiet reflection, prayer or meditation, as well as companionship and fellowship. The parish hall is also available for receptions.