The Center is asking for monetary donations to help meet the needs of those in need in our community. Monetary donations can be placed in an envelope marked "CROSS CENTER" and placed in the offering basket.
The Knights of Columbus are once again sponsoring “Coats for Kids (and Adults)” . Colder weather is here! Please donate new and/or gently used coats and winter scarves, hats and mittens for all ages. Place them in the container provided in the Gather Space in the back of Church.
We welcome anyone to serve in the Ministries of: Sacristan, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, (though not scheduled at the present time: Server ~need to be at least 4th grade). If you would like to assist in any of these Ministries, contact Ann in the Parish office. Training will be provided. A new schedule is being created for Jan. through June (10:00 Mass time) and we'd be happy to add you to our list of Ministers.
Cookie Bake 2020: Our school's 2nd Fundraiser is a fun Holiday tradition, and the baking begins this week. Thank you to everyone who placed an order and for supporting our school. This year the Cookie Bake Fundraiser will be modified with changes to ensure safety. Please call the school at 968-7972, if you have any questions, or if you want to check on still placing an order.
St. Marcus Parish Wide Christmas Project Soldier’s Angels Stockings & Hats will be given to Military Soldiers who will not be home for Christmas this year. Just purchase a simple Christmas Stocking and a winter hat.
Then fill the stocking with some items, such as: Playing Cards, Socks, Slim Jims or Beef Jerky, Lip Balm, Travel Size Games, Packets of Nuts, Single Serve Cookies or Drink Mix Packets (these have to be small zip lock bags in case they leak), Warm Winter Caps, Small Note Pads, Gloves (one size fits all, preferably black) Peanut Brittle, Puzzles Books, Single Serving of Cookies, Candy Canes, Stress Balls, and other holiday themed items.
For a complete list of items you can put in your stocking, it’s posted in the gathering space— along with more information about this project.
Fill your stocking with your items - cover the stocking with the hat. The date to drop off your stockings has been extended to December 6th. (There is a drop box in the gathering space.)
We are also looking for monetary donations for the St. Marcus Youth Group, so they can provide items and services to the Feed My Starving Children organization.
Students in grades 1-9 should continue their studies as outlined in the assigned textbooks. Please contact Betty if you need assistance or have questions. There are also family and child Advent resources in the gathering space at church to enrich the gentle season of Advent. Four candles, they don’t need to be purple and pink, could be used as your family prays together during this holy season to mark the weekly progression to the great feast of Christmas.