Submitted by Nicholas QuadriniSt. Mark Parish CouncilThe St. Mark Knights of Columbus Council 10874 in Stouffville honoured their charter chaplain, Fr. Leslie Tamas who celebrated his 60th anniversary of ordination in May 2020. The council arraigned for a papal blessing from our Holy Father Pope Francis to honour this special milestone and presented it to Fr. Leslie after the 11am Mass on August 23rd. Our council is grateful for Fr. Leslie’s unwavering support for the Knights of Columbus and his belief that “The World Needs More Knights!”. Front Row (from left to right): Br. Joseph McConkey, Br. Emilio Benincasa (Trustee), Fr. [...]
Submitted by Nicholas QuadriniSt. Mark ParishThe St. Mark Knights of Columbus conducted a food drive to support families in Stouffville during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this crisis, many individuals have been forced to go to food banks due to the financial impact of this pandemic. As a council, we wanted to help leave no neighbour behind and support our community during this difficult time. We raised over 1,600 pounds of food and hundreds of dollars of grocery gift cards to support families in need. Thank you to the entire St. Mark community for their generosity!
Submitted by Nicholas QuadriniSt. Mark Parish CouncilOn the weekend of February 15/16, 2020, members of St. Mark Council 10874 celebrated Canada's National Flag Day by handing out Canadian flags and pins to parishioners. This celebration honours our fourth pillar of the order, Patriotism, and reminds us how blessed we are to live in our great country. Happy Flag Day!
Submitted by SK Hikmat Michel DandanSt Mark's CouncilThe beautiful newly expanded St Mark’s church in Stouffville was made possible through the generous support of His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archdiocese faithful, and the parish family of St. Mark’s through the Family of Faith campaign. At the rededication mass celebration, by His Eminence The Cardinal, Father Michael Hughes mentioned the history of founding the church in 1979. The expansion was also only made possible with many professionals volunteering and gifting their services and the generous donations of parishioners. Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation generously donated a relic from St. Maria [...]
Submitted by Nicholas QuadriniSt. Mark CouncilThe St. Mark Council 10874 recently held it's Strawberries and Ice Cream Charity Sale. The event took place over the Canada Day weekend at the annual Stouffville Strawberry Festival, an annual event which hosts vendors, charities, and festivities to celebrate Canada Day. The Council, alongside Circle 5486 and members of the St. Mark Parish community prepared the strawberries and sold them to members of the public on June 29th.