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.


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 the GIFT CARD
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 Tickets

Our Saint Mark Parish Festival Tickets are available for pickup
before and after all Masses the weekends of May 28/29, and June
4/5. 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!!

Parish Administration Center CLOSED

Our Parish Administration Center is closed
Monday, 30 May 2016, the Memorial Day holiday.
If you have an emergency, please call and follow the prompts.


For a $50.00 donation, your name or business name will appear on one of our booths for all three nights of the Festival. A
complete list of Booth Sponsors will be an insert in the bulletin prior to the Festival. Thank you for your support!!
Please contact the Parish Administration Center by 15 July 2016.

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!

Festival Flea Market and Antiques

We are in need of gently used, but loved items for our parish
festival flea market. We are also seeking antiques this year. All
donations must be in WORKING CONDITION. The following
items are not accepted: clothing, draperies, tires, computers or
broken electronics and dirty/unclean items. Drop off at Father
Rowan Hall: 10 July–17 July; weeknights 6pm-8pm,
Saturday 9:30am-2pm and Sunday 1:30pm-4pm. Any
questions contact Pat Muic: 412-672-6373. Thank you!!

2016 Vacation Bible School

Hear ye! Hear ye! The 2016 Vacation Bible School theme is
we are going to learn how to be
Knights of Mercy through stories,
music, skits and so much more!
VBS will take place at the Port Vue
site 27 June-1 July from 9am to
noon everyday, with a special
family night on Thursday, 30 June.
Early bird registration (through
June 6th) is $15 per child.
Registration (June 7th-June 27th) is $20 per child. Please
note: If any family needs tuition assistance, please contact
Father Daniel. All information will be kept confidential.

No Change In Mass Location For Summer

In consultation with our Pastoral Council and Parish
Staff, there is NO CHANGE in Mass Location for our
11:00am Mass. We continue the 11:00am Mass at our
Port Vue site Saint Joseph church this summer.

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.

VBS Volunteers Needed

We are looking for Adult and
Youth Volunteers (7th grade and
older) to assist with Vacation Bible
School this year. If you can help,
please call the Administration Center
412-678-6275 and give your contact
information. Thanks so much!!!

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.

Adult Religious Education Program Series

History and Meaning of Mass
Wrap-up Conference to review and
summarize the material, ask questions,
offer discussion, and share insights, etc.
is scheduled for
Sunday, 5 June 2016, at 5:30 PM
with a light reception
(feel free to bring your favorite dessert or snack)
Port Vue site Saint Joseph church
Open to everyone — no matter if you attended any
or all of the previous sessions.
PLEASE JOIN US! — ALL are Welcome!

Legacy Grotto Bricks

Legacy Grotto Bricks are available for purchase from now until 22 May 2016. The bricks can be personalized and will be installed for you as weather permits. To order a brick, forms with more details are located at the entrances to the churches. Create a legacy of faith and love with your personal message on a brick at the Grotto, a prayerful setting for your legacy.

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

11 July, 7pm at Saint Patrick Parish
12 September, 7pm at Queen of the Rosary Parish