Rev. Daniel T. Straughn, S.T.L., Pastor

Liberty Site
3210 Liberty Way, McKeesport, PA 15133

Weekday Masses: Mon., Wed. & Fri. - 8:30 a.m.
Sunday Mass: Sat Vigil 6pm
Port Vue Site
1125 Romine Ave
McKeesport, PA 15133

Weekday Masses: Tues., Thurs. & Sat. - 8:30 a.m.

Sunday Masses: 8am & 11am
Administration Ctr.
1125 Romine Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15133
Email Us
412-678-MARK (6275)
Fax: 412-673-1393

Hours: 9am - 1pm - Mon., Tues, Thurs, Fri.
Bulletin deadline: Fri. 12:00 noon

Father Rowan Hall 412-678-3443
Parish Nurse Office 412-678-6275 x102
Religous Education Office 412-678-6275 x105
Mary of Nazareth Catholic 412-672-2360

5:15 p.m. Sat. at the Liberty Site and upon request.

Engaged couples are to participate in a Marriage Preparation Class. Please call the Administration Center six months prior to the anticipated wedding date.

Baptisms are the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month after the 11:00 a.m. Mass (PV). Pre-Baptism Class is required. please contact the Administration Center three months prior to the anticipated birth.
We are Saint Mark Parish, a family of brothers and sisters alive in Christ. Protected by Saint Mark the Evangelist, we continue to thrive with Strength, Vibrancy, Humility and Sacrifice. The Grace of the Holy Spirit guides us; the Eucharist nurtures us; and we embrace our mission to spread the Gospel message to all.

Mandated Reporter Training (MRT)

Wednesday, 24 August, 6-9pm, Port Vue site
Saint Mark Parish is hosting Mandated Reporter
Training class for those who need the training for
compliance of our Diocesan Safe Environment
Program. Each live class is limited to 50 people.
You must sign up online through the
Diocese website or on the Saint Mark’s
Facebook page: MRT class event.


We are having fall workshops for our lay
ministers. If you are in one or both of these
ministries, we strongly encourage your
attendance to the workshop:
Lectors- Thursday, 15 September, 7PM, PV
Lectors- Saturday, 17 September, 1PM, LB
EMHC- Sunday, September 25, 12:45PM, PV
EMHC- Thursday, October 13, 6:45PM, LB
If you have any questions, please call the
Administration Center 412-678-6275.


Saturday, 23 July, 10am-4pm & Sunday, 31 July, 10am-
4pm. Any questions contact Pat Muic: 412-672-6373.
Thank you!!

Advance Ticket Sales for Festival Rides

Five rides will be featured at our
festival this year. We are offering
a strip of ten ride tickets at a
discounted rate of $17.50. (Each
ride takes one ticket). This
discounted rate is only good for tickets purchased
prior to the Festival. If purchased at the Festival, a
strip of ten tickets will cost $20.00. (Individual
ride tickets will also be available at the Festival.
Cost is $2.50/ ticket.) The discounted tickets can
be purchased at our Saint Mark Parish
Administration Center and Cathy Esack Hair
Styling Center. For detailed information about the
five rides, please see the posters on display at both
of our worship sites.

Festival Tickets

Each family is asked to buy/sell 1 book of tickets. Sell 8 tickets
and you get 2 free. Sell all tickets and be eligible for the Sellers
Bonus Drawing. Please pick up your tickets; no tickets will be
mailed!! Additional tickets available in the Parish Office or by
asking Elena Plan or Cathy Esack. Thank You!!


Inside your Festival Ticket envelope is a Festival Volunteer Form. Check out the areas that absolutely need help so we
can function for the three days of the Festival, and please choose an area where you feel comfortable volunteering your
time. If you don’t have a preference, the Food Booth is in great need of help for morning preparation in Father Rowan
Hall, in the booth during the Festival, and evening clean up. These are very important areas of our three day Saint Mark
Festival. Please be a part, in some way, of this most important fundraising and fellowship event in our Parish. Thank you!

Festival Donations: Ladies of Charity

The Ladies of Charity are sponsoring
EXTRAVAGANZA for our Saint
Mark Parish Festival again this year.
We need your help! Please consider
donating a gift card to help us meet
our goal of having at least $300 in
gift cards each evening. Gift Cards
in any amount are welcome.
Please put your donation in an
envelope marked “Ladies of Charity – Festival” and
place it in our weekly offertory collection or send it to
our Parish Administration Center.
Thank You for your generosity!

Festival Specialty Baskets

Our Saint Mark Festival is literally days away! Your
donations so far have been wonderful! The Basket Team
has been sorting, arranging, wrapping and creating all
those beautiful baskets that our Saint Mark Festival is
known for, but…we still need your help. This list and your
generosity will help us to complete our wonderful baskets
for raffle that you have seen over the years.
Back to School: backpacks, thermal
lunch bags, glue sticks folders,
notebooks, pencil cases, small hand
sanitizers, book covers, desk lamp,
washable markers and highlighters,
mechanical pencils and pens and flash
drives. For kids of all ages!
Crossword and jigsaw puzzles
for adults and coloring books
(trending) for adults.
Anything you have found. All your donations including gift
cards, if you would like us to do the shopping are greatly
appreciated and benefit our Saint Mark Parish and
Community. Happy Festival!
Please put your donations in the baskets marked Specialty Baskets at
the entrances to the churches. One more time: Thank you.

Festival Kitchen Help

We are in need of a volunteer or volunteers to lead a
crew of kitchen helpers for our Parish Festival. The
kitchen crew will be making and prepping all the food
needed for the outside food booth, including making
and cooking Stuffed Cabbage, Haluski, Pierogies, and
slicing buns, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. If interested in
leading this group, call Cathy Esack at 412-980-2918.

Saint Mark Crafters

We need your crafts. We are looking for blankets, pillows,
afghans, flower arrangements, door wreaths, wood working and
any sports themed materials. Any completed crafts can be given
to Kathy DeCarlo: 412-678-3019. Arrangements will be made for
pick up. Thank you for your generosity!

Wheelbarrows of Cheer for our Festival

One Wheelbarrow of Cheer will
be given each night of our
Festival. Donations are
greatly appreciated. Sports,
beach and summer theme items,
coolers, beach chairs, alcohol-of all kinds, wine,
wine coolers, beer, soda, mixers, snacks & party
food items are all needed.
Donation drop off information:
Cathy Esack Hair Styling Center, 2713 Liberty
Way (during business hours), Monday &
Wednesday, 9am-9pm; Friday, 9am-4pm;
Saturday, 9am-1pm. Please do not leave items if
the shop is not open. Donations also accepted by
Deb Urda, 412-853-5086. Thank you for your
continued and generous support!!
Any donation is appreciated! Thank you!

Active Member Reminder

It is important for our records to
reflect you as an active member of
Saint Mark Parish through your
use of your weekly offertory
envelopes. Even if you are unable to
give a monetary donation, please put
your empty offertory envelope in
the offertory basket. This is the only
way your participation in weekly Mass
can be recorded. As a standard practice
throughout our diocese, if an envelope is
not used for six concurrent months, that
parishioner will be considered inactive
(and envelopes will be canceled). So
please utilize your envelopes. If you
are in need of envelopes, please notify the
parish secretary.

REP 2016-2017 Registrations

Registrations for our Religious Education
Program for next school year will begin this
weekend. Registration forms will be sent home
with current students and will also be available at
the Administration Center. Discounts for ALL
early registrations. Financial Assistance also
available—speak to Father Daniel directly.

Mary of Nazareth Catholic School Registration

Registration has begun for our parish school, Mary of Nazareth Catholic School. Registration is being accepted for preschool, three and four year old children, as well as for kindergarten through grade 8. Qualifying students in grades 4-8 may take advanced placement classes. For more information please contact the school office at 412-672-2360.

Pre-Baptism Classes

12 September, 7pm at Queen of the Rosary Parish
7 November, 7pm at Saint Mary Byzantine Parish