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James was born December 19, 1931 to the late Charles and Teresa Parks. He was raised Catholic. Graduated from St. Rose of Lima, and Calvert Hall. His mother taught him his good manners, and to be a gentleman. James proudly served his country in the United States Navy, and fought in the Korean War. Together he and his wife Mary Ann were married for 61 years of Holy Matrimony. He continued his faith as a practical Catholic and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3413 at Holy Trinity, and also a member of the Order of Alhambra. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and many others things and will be loved and missed.
On February 20, 2020. James passed away with his wife by his side. He was 88 years old. He is the beloved husband of Mary Ann Parks. Cherished father of Brian Parks and his wife Debbie. loving grandfather of Brian and Cody Parks. Dear brother of Charles Parks and sister, Dorothy Parks, and the late Richard Parks, and John Parks.
Family requests relatives and friends to visit the family owned Gonce Funeral Service P.A. 4001 Ritchie Highway on Wednesday 4 to 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 AM in St. Athanasius Chapel, followed by Military Honors and Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Athanasius Church.
8:00 a.m. Mass with Distribution of Ashes ~ St. Rose of Lima
12 Noon Prayer Service with Distribution of Ashes ~ St. Athanasius Chapel
7:00 p.m. Mass with Distribution of Ashes ~ St. Athanasius Main Church
EXPOSITION OF THE EUCHARIST
Fridays – 11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon ~ St. Athanasius Chapel
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Fridays – 12 Noon – St. Athanasius Chapel
Fridays – 7:00 p.m. – St. Rose of Lima Chapel
Join us on Friday, March 6, 2020 for our Parish Bingo. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Party Packs $10.00. Specials available. Featuring: Fill the card Jackpot Game $500 ~ 58 Numbers ~ Magic Number Starts at $532 ~ Door Prizes & Refreshments ~ Kitchen Special: TBA. Bonanza and Early Bird Games begin at 7:00 p.m. Gift Certificates available for any amount. Must be at least 18 yrs. old to attend. The event is handi-cap accessible. Invite a Friend! For more information, call the Parish Office at 410-355-5740, 410-530-6117 or 410-636-6496.
Join us on Friday, March 13, 2020 for our Lenten Fish Fry. 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the St. Athanasius Church hall. Menu includes: Fish Platter and all you can eat sides: Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Stewed Tomatoes, Dinner Rolls, Dessert, Coffee and Iced Tea. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at the counter at Church before and after all Masses and at the Parish Office. Ticket Prices: Adults: $16.00 ~ Children 7-12: $5.00 ~ 6 and under: Free ~ Carry Out: $16.00.
Following Christ is the second part of the ChristLife evangelization process. This program is designed to help people grow in friendship and union with God through praying together, hearing discipleship-focused teaching, and growing together in small group community through discussion. The teachings are not academic, rather they are focused on helping people to develop a lifestyle of living for Jesus our Lord.
The series will begin on Saturday, February 22 and continue to meet on the following Saturdays: February 29, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4. We meet at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the St. Athanasius Church Hall. If you are interested in participating, please call the Parish Office or email Mary Beth Barnes at email@example.com. There is no fee involve. Coffee and donuts will be provided.