On March 19th, there was a brief induction of the Wardens and the new Parish Council during the 10:30 A.M. service, and the Parish Council had a short meeting at the Rectory immediately after the Service.  The formal induction of Father William will be held on April 23rd with Bishop Michael Bird presiding at a single service at 10AM, and The  Venerable Max Woolaver carrying out the induction at 4 PM followed by a reception. Father William will have many family members and friends here that day.  We hope as many parishioners as possible will be with us on that important day.

 NEWS FROM YOUR WARDENS

As the new Wardens of St Mark’s, we promise to do our best to keep everyone “in the loop” and one way of doing this is through regular newsletters.  In fact, so much is happening these days that it is hard to keep track of everything ourselves!

We have already had our first Corporation meeting and Finance Committee meeting and these members are now hard at work.  Priorities include having St Marks 225th anniversary featured on the signage area at the golf course at the end of Mississauga, commissioning a new sign in front of the church, and beginning a capital fund raising campaign which has a goal of raising $225,000 for the Historic Building Fund. Our church is in urgent need of repairs.  As you know the new roof was completed in 2016.

 In addition, our Syrian refugee family finally arrived this week and that committee has been very busy locating, cleaning and furnishing their apartment in St. Catharine’s.

On another note, donations to our operating fund are down and our expenses are up compared to last year, which is a significant concern.  We ask that you give thought to increasing your regular contributions so that we do not end up with a deficit in 2017.

On March 19th, there was a brief induction of the Wardens and the new Parish Council during the 10:30 A.M. service, and the Parish Council had a short meeting at the Rectory immediately after the Service.  The formal induction of Father William will be held on April 23rd with Bishop Michael Bird presiding at a single service at 10AM, and The  Venerable Max Woolaver carrying out the induction at 4 PM followed by a reception. Father William will have many family members and friends here that day.  We hope as many parishioners as possible will be with us on that important day.

Allan Magnacca                                      Joy Rogers

Rector’s Warden                         People’s Warden