|St. Mark Church||St. Mark School|
|8300 Morganford Rd||4220 Ripa Ave|
|St. Louis, MO 63123||St. Louis, MO 63125|
|314.743.8618 (fax)||314.743.8690 (fax)|
Sunday Masses: Sat. Evening: 5PM Sun. Morning: 7AM 8:30AM, 10AM, & 11:30AM
Weekday Masses: Mon.-Fri. 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM &8:15 AM* and Sat. 8:15 AM
*During the School Year 8:15 Mass is at the School Chapel
Holy Day Masses: 7PM (The Evening Before) 6:30AM, 7:30AM 9AM & 7PM (The Day of)
SAVE THE DATE
SATURDAY AUGUST 23
St. Mark Parish Center.This is not your grandma's bingo. This is a Back to School Fundraiser. Play bingo with "Glow in the Dark Paper and Glow in the Dark Daubers. 11 bingo games plus other fun games. Over $1,200 in prizes and for Best Cosmic Costume. Beer, soda and water included. DJ all evening. It will be a crazy fun night. Bring snacks like a trivia night or purchase food in concession stand.
$30.00 per person. Get a table together. For more information or reservations, call Loretta 314-922-6838.
James was one of the favored three who had the privilege of witnessing the Transfiguration, the raising to life of the daughter of Jairus and the agony in Gethsemani.
Two incidents in the Gospels describe the temperament of this man and his brother. St. Matthew tells that their mother came (Mark says it was the brothers themselves) to ask that they have the seats of honor (one on the right, one on the left of Jesus) in the kingdom. “Jesus said in reply, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?’ They said to him, ‘We can’” (Matthew 20:22). Jesus then told them they would indeed drink the cup and share his baptism of pain and death, but that sitting at his right hand or left was not his to give—it “is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father” (Matthew 20:23b). It remained to be seen how long it would take to realize the implications of their confident “We can!”
The other disciples became indignant at the ambition of James and John. Then Jesus taught them all the lesson of humble service: The purpose of authority is to serve. They are not to impose their will on others, or lord it over them. This is the position of Jesus himself. He was the servant of all; the service imposed on him was the supreme sacrifice of his own life.
On another occasion, James and John gave evidence that the nickname Jesus gave them—“sons of thunder”—was an apt one. The Samaritans would not welcome Jesus because he was on his way to hated Jerusalem. “When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?’ Jesus turned and rebuked them...” (Luke 9:54-55).
James was apparently the first of the apostles to be martyred. “About that time King Herod laid hands upon some members of the church to harm them. He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword, and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews he proceeded to arrest Peter also” (Acts 12:1-3a).
This James, sometimes called James the Greater, is not to be confused with James the Lesser (May 3) or with the author of the Letter of James and the leader of the Jerusalem community.