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Finding Sanctuary at St. Marks

You may have seen this story about homeless families who started camping in North Philly as Church of the Poor to draw Pope Francis’ attention to the homeless.…/homeless-families-kensi…/

St. Mark’s Church has given 5 families sanctuary at the church. There are 22 people including 6 kids – some young. Bob and I talked with Dean Jon and Deacon Phil about how we could help. We were told that these were some of the families’ immediate needs: toilet paper

soap – bathing
laundry detergent (no pods as kids think it’s candy)
food – dry goods (the families are able to cook for themselves)

If you prefer, you can send a donation c/o Family Sanctuary, St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave, Phila., PA 19124

Thank you! God bless for your care and concern!

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“Into the Wilderness” Vacation Bible School

VBS Flyer without tear offsSt. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave., is hosting a Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15, from 10 AM until 1 PM. Sponsored by Keep the Faith in Frankford and the Yardley United Methodist Church Youth Group, we are able to enroll 30 children (4-9 years old) and 6 “counselors” (10 years – 13 years) to help assist in this program.

Our theme is “Into the Wilderness” and the children will learn about God’s covenant with the 12 tribes of Israel! Lunch is included and we will learn Bible stories and have activities that are filled with fun!

You must register for this program. For more information, please call Pat Smiley, 215.520.5616 or email me at

You can download a registration form here. Completed forms may be returned to St. Mark’s Church office or calling Pat Smiley.


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All Are Invited and Welcome

Frankford has a rich history of faith and believers. We are blessed with many denominations whose people are active and live their beliefs. We believe in a spirit of interfaith dialogue which helps to connect us all.

Keep the Faith in Frankford is a group of Catholics whose two churches were closed in June 2013. St. Mark’s Church kindly invited us in and has graciously allowed us to meet there and make plans to try to reopen at least one church. We meet every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM. We realize that we have been given a responsibility to care about our brothers and sisters and are trying to do our best to help make Frankford a better place for all.

We would like your support and help with some of our activities. If you are interested, please join us this coming Wednesday night, April 29, at St. Mark’s at 6:30 PM. More information is shared below.

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An Event You Don’t Want to Miss!

What’s the hottest ticket in town? No, it’s not along the Avenue of the Arts! It’s the ticket for tonight’s presentation at the Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St. See you there! The most fun for $5 you can have anywhere!!!!

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