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St. Mark`s Youth - St. Mark`s Catholic Community
St. Mark’s
Catholic Community
January 25, 2015
Pastor ~ Rev. Ben Uhlenkott
Parochial Vicar ~ Rev. Bruno Mgaya
Weekday Liturgy Schedule
Monday~
Tuesday~
Wednesday~
Thursday~
Friday~
Saturday ~
8 am
8 am
8am
8 am
8:30 am
8 am
Sunday Liturgy Schedule
Saturday ~ 5 pm
Sunday~8:30 am, 11 am, 5 pm
Anointing of Sick/ End of Life
Sacraments
Baptism~ Class held every second Saturday of each month at 10 am
Reconciliation~ Saturday~ 3:00 pm
Marriage~ Arrangements must be made four months in advance
914-3472
St. Mark’s Catholic Community
7960 Northview
Boise, ID 83704
www.stmarksboise.org
Parish Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm
Sunday
9: 30 am -11 am, 12 pm - 1 pm
Parish Schools
St. Mark’s Elementary
375-6654
7503 Northview, Boise, 83704 www.stmarksboise.com
Mark Hopkins, Principal
Phone: 375-6651
Bishop Kelly High School Office
375-6010
Mike Caldwell, Principal—www.bk.org
Fax: 375-3211
Anointing of Sick/ End of Life
914-3472
Rosary Devotions
Rosary for Peace and Evening with Mary
Monday at 7 pm (Adoration Chapel)
Prayer Chain
St. Mark’s has a prayer chain that prays for the needs of
all and would like to pray for you. If you need prayer for
any reason please call Janet Clark at 377-4789, or the
parish office at 375-6651, or email
[email protected]
Parish Office Staff
Business Coordinator
Facilities Maintenance
Finance Administrator
Development Director
Pastoral Associate—Ministries
Business Manager
Chuck Nelson
Sergio Gonzalez
Matt Lee
Deb Miller
Amy Wong-Little
Phyllis Sawyer
Marisela Baca
Faith Formation Directors
Sean Forrest
Thomas Bailey
Wendy Sleisher
Debbie Campbell
Catherine Calovich
24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
Kathy Webster Coordinator
853-5888
Youth Ministry
Jr. High Youth Ministry
Youth Sacramental Preparation
3-5th Grade Faith Formation
Pre–School Faith Formation
E-mail Addresses
Parish Staff -first initial last name @stmarksboise.org
Music Director and Wedding Coordinator
Katie Pape
[email protected]
Development Message
Peter, Andrew James and John were not
theologians, they were not known for their skills
in speaking or influencing crowds. They were
fishermen, but God recognized something in
those first apostles, and He sees the same in
us. Each of us has been blessed with skills and
gifts and God calls us to use them to build His
Kingdom. St. Mark’s Development office wishes
to help you connect with ways to share your
skills and gifts. Please contact Amy to learn
more, 208 375 6651 ext. 102.
Liturgical Ministries
Outreach Extraordinary Ministers
Dcn. Mike Lowe—559~3752, [email protected]
Extraordinary Ministers
Barry & Jeanne Fitzgerald—376-2624, [email protected]
Lectors
Judy Ditter—376-1056
Ushers
Pat Lind—377-4368,
[email protected]
Greeters
Christine Haener —861-7359, [email protected]
Altar Servers
Mary Pasker—376-9122,
[email protected]
Liturgical Ministry Scheduler
Gayle O’Donnell—939-0871, [email protected]
Food Bank
Teresa Taylor
Raoul Johnson
327-0345
Knights of Columbus
[email protected]
Council of Catholic Women
Mary Glenn—345-2723, [email protected]
Funeral Information
Dcn Mike Lowe—559~3752, [email protected]
Megan Heying
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Young Adult Ministry
[email protected]
The St. Mark’s Story
What Catholic Schools Mean to Me
My family has moved to 4 different cities. Each move has brought different challenges. For me
the hardest change is always the new school. Being the new kid in a new place is hard. Trying to
make people like you is hard. The fear of fitting in and being accepted is a fear that never gets
easier to deal with. However, the factor that has made all of my moves a little easier, is the fact
that my parents have enrolled me in Catholic schools wherever we moved. Although we moved
to different parts of the country, Catholic schools were the one constant I could count on. While
each move put new people and new circumstances before me, there were a few characteristics
that I grew to recognize would be there no matter what part of the country we were in. Plaid
uniforms and weekly Mass were in every Catholic school. I could count on the fact that I would
find caring teachers, challenging academics, approachable school principals, and instant
community in all of the Catholic schools I attended. I am especially thankful for the four years that
I spent at St. Mark’s Catholic school. I appreciate the opportunity I had to witness the actions of
people dedicated to living their faith and committed to helping me to live mine. I am thankful for
Catholic schools and the part they have played in my education.
—A St. Mark’s School Alumni.
Interested in registering your child at St. Mark’s school? Contact the office 208 375 6654.
Interested in supporting the school? Gifts to St. Mark’s School will qualify for a triple tax credit.
Contact Amy in the parish office for details 208 375 6651.
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Parish Calendar and Upcoming Events
Parish Weekly Calendar
Sunday, January 25, 2015
 7:00 am Choir Rehearsal
 8:30 AM Sunday Mass
 9:30 am K of C - Pancake Breakfast at the School
 11:00 am Sunday Mass
 11:00 am RCIA Dismissal
 12:30 pm St. Vincent de Paul
 5:00 pm Sunday Mass
Monday, January 26, 2015
 6:00 am Monday Morning Men's Prayer Group
 8:00 am Daily Mass
 9:00 am Quilters
 10:00 am Library Ministry
 5:30 pm Pneuma Dancers
 6:30 pm Walking Towards Eternity - Bible Study
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
 8:00 am Daily Mass
 9:00 am Revelation Bible Study
 9:30 am Genesis to Jesus
 6:30 pm 11 am Choir Rehearsal
 7:00 pm Legion of Mary
 7:00 pm RCIA
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
 8:00 am Daily Mass
 9:00 am Centering Prayer
 9:00 am Rosary Makers
 10:00 am Fit and Fall
 10:00 am Jesus With Us Prayer Group
 7:00 pm 8:30 am Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, January 29, 2015
 6:00 am Reel Men
 8:00 am Daily Mass
 9:00 am Cursillo - 4th Day Women
 9:02 am St. Mark's Playgroup
 5:30 pm Yoga
 7:00 pm Jake's Music Ministry
 7:00 pm Great Adventure Bible Study
 7:00 pm Genesis to Jesus
 7:00 pm Reel Men
Friday, January 30, 2015
 8:30 am St. Mark's School Mass - Cancelled
 10:00 am All Catholic Schools Mass
 9:00 am Creed Sacramental Bible Study
 9:30 am Bible Study - John
 10:00 am Fit and Fall
 11:00 am Library Ministry
Saturday, January 31, 2015
 8:00 am Daily Mass
 4:00 pm Sat. Eve. Choir Rehearsal
 5:00 pm Sunday Mass
 6:30 pm Vietnamese New Year Practice
PLAN TO JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
AT 5:30 PM
ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH
AND THEN JOIN US FOR DR ALAN HUNTS’S
PRESENTATION ON THE
“PASSION AND PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE”
AT 6:30 PM
Upcoming Events
STUDENT-LED MASS
Sunday, January 25—POSTPONED
8:30 am
ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
January 25 through January 31
ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MASS
Friday, January 30, at 10 am
ST MARK’S PARISH MISSION
“Spiritual Healing”
Father Emmerich Vogt
Monday, February 2 through Thursday, February 5.
9 am– 10 am or
7 pm – 8 pm
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
FOR PRESIDENTS DAY
February 16th
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES
February 18
7 am, 8:30 am and 7 pm
PASSION AND PURPOSE FOR MARRIAGE
Friday, February 20
6:30 pm – 10pm
DR ALLEN HUNT (Dynamic Catholics)
FAMILY RETREAT
Saturday, February 21
9 am – 12:30 pm
WELLNESS FAIR
Sunday, February 22
9 am – 1 pm
STUDENT-LED MASS
Sunday, March 15
11 am
FIRST COMMUNION WEEKEND
May 2 & 3
STUDENT-LED MASS
Sunday, May 17
8:30 AM
REMINDER: ST MARK’S PARISH MISSION
FEBRUARY 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 5
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Parish News and Information
Fasting and Prayer
On Friday
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Today solemn exposition
of the Blessed Sacrament is the grace
and need of our time.
Society will be restored and renewed
when all its members group themselves
around our Emmanuel
—St. Peter Julian Eymard,
Apostle of the Eucharist
Perpetual Adoration at St. Mark’s is a phenomenal opportunity! Thank
you to our faithful adorers. All are most welcome to pick up a rosary,
prayer book, Holy Scripture, inspirational reading on your way in, or
simply come to keep company with our Lord—and be renewed.
Adorers are urgently needed this week! Tuesday 12-1 am, Thursdays 89 pm, Saturday 12-1 pm, Sunday 11-12 pm. Please call Kathy at (208)
853-5888 for information or to schedule your adoration hour.
stmarksboise.org/adoration
St. Vincent de Paul Coat Drive
Thank you for your support and generosity in making
the St. Vincent de Paul Ministry coat drive a success.
With your donations we collected 271 coats and
sweaters, numerous miscellaneous winter wear items,
shoes and toys.
Please join us this Wednesday
for fasting and prayer for
vocations to the diaconate.
(fasting = one full meal
and two snacks)
(prayer= Mass,
Adoration, Rosary, etc)
Readings for February 1, 2015,
Third Sunday
in Ordinary Time
1st Rd.: Dt 18:15-20
R. Ps: Ps 95:1-2, 6-9
2nd Rd. 1 Cor 7:32-35
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
January New Parishioners
Thank you Terri Schultz for your service to St. Mark’s as the
parish bookkeeper for these past 10 years as you have decided to
move from this position here at St Mark’s to other opportunities.
Thank you for your service and hard work! —Father Ben
Chris & Erika Belarski Family
Matt & Sherry Chidichimo Family
Concetta Fagiano
Johannes Indrawan
Ashley Kunz
Jamaille Noto Family
Matthew Wolfe
James & Lillette Young Family
JOIN FATHER BRUNO
7:00 PM…TUESDAY, JANUARY 27Th IN THE PARISH HALL.
HE WILL BE SPEAKING ON
“CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING”
AND
ITS IMPACT AROUND THE WORLD.
Bishop Coming to St. Mark’s
Our new Bishop, Peter Christensen, will be
the main Celebrant and Homilist on January
25th, at 11 am. Please help us welcome
him by attending this Mass.
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Prayer For Vocations
Christ has no body now but yours
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ’s compassion must look out on
the world.
Yours are the feet with which
He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which
He is to bless us now.
—Prayer from St. Teresa of
Avila
Students and Schools
School Openings
St. Mark’s School currently has openings in the 7th grade. The class was recently split, so class size will be
about 15 -18 students per classroom. For more information please contact the school office @ 375-6654.
A Letter From St. Mark’s Principal
Dear Parents:
Please make note of the following important dates:

February 10th- 8:45 start (But remember that you are still welcome to drop off your children at the
regular time as we will have activities planned for them while the teachers meet. The bus will run as
scheduled as well.

March 3rd- 8:45 start

April 2nd- No School (Holy Thursday)
Report Cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday, January 21.
Have a great weekend!
In Christ,
Mark Hopkins
Bishop Kelly Information Night
Monday, February 2nd
6:30 pm, Carley Center
Prospective Students and Families Welcome!
Meet BK students, tour the facilities, and receive information on classes, academic programs, sports and clubs.
St. Mark’s School Calendar
Jan. 25- 31 (Sun.-Fri.) ................... Catholic Schools Week
February 13 (Fri.) ........................... Progress Reports - No School
February 13-15 (Fri.-Sun.) ............. Hallissey Basketball Tournament
February 16 (Mon.) ........................ President’s Day - No School
February 18 (Wed.) ....................... Ash Wednesday – Student Body Mass
March 20 (Fri.) ............................... End of Third Quarter - (12:00 dismissal)
Bishop Kelly High School Calendar
Feb. 2 (Mon) ………………….. New Student Information Night
Feb. 15 (Sun) …………………. BKPA Hallissey Pancake Breakfast
Feb. 16 (Mon) ………………….Presidents’ Day Holiday – No School
Feb. 18 (Wed) …………………Ash Wednesday – Lent Begins
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St. Mark’s Ministries
Council of Catholic Women

February: attend Parish
Mission February 2nd-5th
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Please join us on Sunday January 25th for the
next Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast.
We are excited to hold this event in the St.
Mark's school gym after the 8:30 and 11:00
Masses to help celebrate the start of Catholic
Schools Week and to recognize the school,
school staff, and parents for the great job they do. This is a good
opportunity to tour the school, visit with teachers and staff, and enjoy a
hot breakfast.
St. Mark’s Parish Nurses
The Daniel Plan
40 Days to a Healthier Life
A 6 week plan that concentrates on Faith + Food
+ Fitness + Focus + Friendship
We will be running this program during the 40 days of Lent.
The program will start on the 16th of February
and run through Easter Sunday.
Informational meeting will be held in the Faith Formation Room on
February 1st and the 8th in between Masses. All are welcome to attend.
Any questions please call Joan Carnosso, FCN at 713-1771
During Lent we will also be running a program called Meatless Monday
and Fishy Fridays. You will be able to check the parish nurses webpage
on stmarksboise.org for a list of recipes and / or drop by the parish
office to get a printed copy. If anyone would like to share recipes for the
project please send them to [email protected]
Knights of
Columbus
Check out the Parish Nurses webpage at:
stmarksboise.org/parish-nurses/
Council Meetings
†
Next Business Meeting:
†
Next Social:
Feb. 12th, St. Mark’s @ 7 pm.
Feb. 26th, Pinnacle Grill.
Upcoming Degree Ceremonies
† 2nd Degree Feb. 7th at 11:30
am at St. Mark’s
Upcoming Events

Next Pancake Breakfast is January
25th at St. Mark’s School.
Knights’ Medical Equipment
Call Dale at 888-3782
The New Conversation: Changing
Hearts & Minds on Abortion
Stephanie Gray is a passionate and uncompromising defender of the
Catholic Faith, as well as an advocate for those who cannot speak for
themselves. She frequently travels across Canada and the United
States speaking on issues related to the humanity of the unborn,
utilizing her unique ability to speak to people on either side of a pro-life
issue.
In this presentation given at a Students for Life conference, Stephanie
talks about the dignity of the human person through a biblical lens as
she seeks the truth regarding today's pressing Life issues.
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St. Mark’s Youth - We Want You!!!
Join us at this year’s ICYC.
Featured speakers include:
Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
Danny Ray, Illusionist
Bob Rice and Band
Brian Kraut
Cost of registration is $110. Scholarships available to St. Mark’s youth
with a demonstrated need for assistance.
Registration forms are available in Donoghue Hall, in the kiosk in the vestibule of the church
and on our website at www.stmarksboise.org. Please turn in registration forms
to Sean Forrest, St. Mark’s Youth Director or to the parish office.
Registration deadline is February 2nd.
Adult volunteers needed to chaperone. (Need to have taken Safe Environment course.)
For information on Safe Environment training, contact Phyllis Sawyer at 375-6651.
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Around the Valley
Birthright of Boise Fundraiser / Dinner
“PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART!” is the theme for this year’s Birthright of Boise fundraiser dinner/
auction which will be held on Friday, February 6th, from 5:30 – 9:30 pm at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 W.
Chinden Blvd. in Garden City. Tickets are $40/person or $75/couple and may be purchased by contacting
Gayle O’Donnell at 939-0871 or [email protected] (Tickets will NOT be available at the door) New
this year will be entertainment by Holy Apostles’ Ellie Shaw, also known as “Swingin’ with Ellie”! In addition to
a silent auction and raffle items available that evening, tickets are now available for our
SUPER RAFFLE ITEM:
2 nights in the Governor’s Suite at the Ashley Inn in Cascade, ID, plus $100 cash for meals
(winner will be drawn that evening, but need not be present to win)
Tickets are $5/each and may be purchased by contacting Kathy Coops at 861-3789 (or by seeing her after
Sat. eve. Mass at Holy Apostles) or Gayle O’Donnell at 939-0871
NFP strengthens marriages!
Live class starting Feb. 15! Natural Family Planning courses teach married and engaged couples the
scientific sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness. NFP calls for shared responsibility by husband and
wife, eliminates the use of harmful hormones and chemicals, can be used by women with irregular or painful
cycles (and often improves them), and helps couples celebrate God's vision of human sexuality. Through
NFP, fertility is viewed as a reality to live, not a problem to be solved. It is over 99% effective at postponing
pregnancy and has greater success than other interventions at helping couples struggling with infertility.
Couples regularly report a rediscovery of God's plan for married love and a strengthening of their faith. The 3
course series will be held in Boise, Sundays from 1:00-3:30, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, & April 19. Pre-registration is
required. Please contact Jeff and Erika Cowman ASAP at [email protected] for registration and location
details.
Centering Prayer – Morning of Reflection at Nazareth Retreat Center
The Interfaith Centering Prayer Ministry invites you to join them for a Day of Reflection and meditation in
celebration of the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Wednesday, January 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the
Madonna Room at Nazareth Retreat Center, 4450 N. Five Mile Road.
For more information contact Ann Marie at 323-9251 or email [email protected]
Advertiser of the week
Renfro Accounting & Tax Services
208-343-1142
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