The Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist, who first followed blessed Paul in his apostolate in Jerusalem, then clung to the footsteps of blessed Peter, who called him “son”. He is said to have gathered together blessed Peter’s catechesis to the Romans in his Gospel and eventually to have established the Church in Alexandria.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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