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: Thurs. 12:00 noon


Father Rowan Hall 412-678-3443
Parish Nurse 412-754-0317
Religious Education Office
412-678-6275 x100
Youth Group 412-678-6275 x105
Mary of Nazareth Catholic School
412-672-2360

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

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

Baptism:
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.

Do something new this year!

It’s a NEW YEAR…so do something NEW
If your relationship with Jesus is the same as it ever was, do something different to change it…to enhance your relationship and allow it to grow more intimate and life-giving. Pray differently…serve differently…give of yourself differently…love more, forgive more, share more to allow yourself to be loved more and to grow deeper in love with JESUS and His Holy Church.

“The Life of Christ” – Thursday, 18 January

“The Life of Christ” Presentation

Saint Mark Parish presents the story of the life of Jesus in word and in song!  The first of four different portions will take us from the Annunciation to the Transfiguration.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

7:00 PM

Liberty site Saint Eugene church

Come and join us and experience a beautiful rendition of the life of Jesus!

BINGO BINGO BINGO! 27 January 2018

Mark Your Calendars! BINGO! BINGO!
Saturday, 27 January 2018
Doors open at 4:30PM @ our Liberty site, 3210 Liberty Way. Early bird games begin at 6:30PM and regular games start at 7:00PM. All paper format. Cost is $20.00 for advance ticket sales and $25.00 at the door. Chinese Auction, 50/50, Instant Bingo, Food and Door Prizes.  For tickets or for special needs seating, call Lori DiMarco at: 412-678-6275 ext.105 or Cathy Esack at: 412-980-2918.

SNOW DATE:  Saturday, 3 February 2018.
Go BONGO for BINGO!

Polka Mass and Party – Saturday, 10 February 2018

Polka Mass and Party
Featuring Legendary Polka Band
Jack Tady and the Tady Bears
Saturday, 10 February 2018
At Saint Mark Parish, Liberty site
Saint Eugene Church (3210 Liberty Way)
Polka Mass at 4 PM; Polka Party immediately
following downstairs in Father Rowan Hall
(5: 30 to 9 PM)
Tickets (PRE-SALE ONLY) $15
Tickets can be purchased before and after all weekend
Masses or by calling the Administration Center at
412-678-6275 or by Denise Kish at 412-678-5474.
Admission includes: Food, beverages and
entertainment by Jack Tady and the Tady Bears.
BYOB
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

Our email address has changed!

Our new email address is:  saintmarkparishdiopitt@gmail.com

Please make a note of it!  Thank you!

authentic happiness: high school silent retreat

Have you ever allowed God to speak to you through silence? What does it mean to find Him as the source of your authentic happiness? Find out through Authentic Happiness: A High School Silent Retreat. Father Mike Ackerman will lead this retreat for high school men, February 3-4 at Martina Spiritual Renewal Center. It includes Mass, adoration, dynamic talks, and solid brotherhood. No cost. To register, visit PGHPriest.com by January 22.

Mary of Nazareth School Scoop

Refreshed and renewed from our Christmas break the students and faculty are back to work. It’s hard to believe that the second quarter draws to a close in less than two weeks. We are half way through the year and looking forward to celebrating our rich tradition during Catholic Schools Week January 28- February 3. Registration has begun for the next school year. Please call the school at: 412-672-2360 for more information.

Catholic Parish Cemeteries Association (CPCA)

All parish cemeteries throughout the diocese will soon be managed by The Catholic Parish Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of  Pittsburgh. The management of Calvary, St Mary Czestochowa, St Mary German, Sacred Heart begins Monday, November 27. The Corpus Christi Cemeteries office will be closed. All records will be transferred to the CPCA Allegheny Regional Office at 1000 Logue Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (phone 412-256-9370); e mail cpca@cpca-pgh.org. For all cemetery concerns after Monday, 27 November 2017, please contact the CPCA Allegheny Regional Office.

Set your feet…

If your feet aren’t right…nothing else will be. Set your feet in Love of GOD and Love of neighbor as yourself…and wherever you go from there, or whatever you do or say, will be much more compassionate, caring, forgiving, patient, kind, generous, supportive and peaceful. Again, if your feet aren’t right…nothing else will be.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please take advantage of it being offered MONTHLY for your convenience, AFTER the 6PM Vigil Mass and the 11AM Sunday Mass on the LAST Sunday of each Month, and ANYTIME UPON REQUEST.  If you or someone from your family desires to receive the Sacrament, please inform the Priest and remain in the church AFTER MASS. To schedule a visit at any other time, please contact the Administration Center. Thank you!

Bereavement Support

St. Angela Merici’s newly formed Bereavement Support Group will meet for 6 sessions on Thursdays beginning on All Souls Day, (November 2) at 10:00AM at Faith Lutheran Church, 1656 Lincoln Way, White Oak.  Please call 412-672-9641 for more information.

Saint Mark Music Ministry

Openings for Cantors, Choir Members and Handbell Ringers!
The Music Ministry is seeking singers who are interested in joining the Traditional Choir and/or joining the Handbell Choir. We are also looking for cantors to help lead the congregation in song during the weekend Masses. If you are interested in singing or playing handbells, please contact Brandy at 412-426-0008 or email: brandyorganist@gmail.com or speak with her after any of the weekend Masses!

Festival 2, 3 & 4 August 2018!

Mark your calendars!  Help make next year’s festival better than ever! If you are interested in being involved with the festival please contact Cathy Esack at: 412-980-2918 or 412-672-8666.

STEWARDSHIP OF FAITH

Faith: Learn it, Live it, Then Pass it On!  Our faith is a treasured gift from God.  Learn more about your faith each day and ask God for the wisdom to live it in your actions and share it!

  • Read the Bible, the greatest work ever penned by the hand of man through the inspiration of God. It is the blueprint to your life’s purpose here on earth. God speaks to each and every one of us individually through His word by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Hold a home Bible study with your family.
  • Read Bible stories to your children.

The more you learn, the more you will want to learn. Everyday you have an opportunity to put into practice all that God has revealed to you.

Stewardship of Talent

The sharing of the essence of who we truly are, our talents, are gifts from God! He instilled them in us before we were born for His purpose.

 
• Make a list of all your God given talents and decide how best to use these special gifts to give to Him and others. Honor God everyday as you use your talents. Examples are: singer, musician, teacher, gardener, carpenter, painter, writer, listener, business man/woman, speaker, artist, counselor, kind person, etc.

• Share your list with your church and community, offering your talents to be used whenever needed.

Take some time this week to reflect on Stewardship and how you are using your God given talents. And consider offering some of your talents and time to build up our parish and community.  Thank you!

Stewardship of Treasure

Stewardship of Treasure is a Matter of the Heart. Pray to God asking for wisdom to understand that your treasure is a gift from Him.  God does not want your money, He wants your heart. For from your heart you will joyfully share His treasure.

  • Think of God first. Give your gift to God from the first fruits, not what is left over.
  • Give the gift of treasure to God from your heart as a sacrifice to Him with true joy, not out of obligation.
  • Pray for the wisdom to understand the difference between your wants and your true needs. Then with joy, give back to Him.

Please be generous with God’s gifts to you!

When There is No Foundation

Many people are dying a slow death because their hope lies in the traditions of the Church ONLY, and not in JESUS! Have a relationship with Him, not a building. Make sure wherever you assemble, that the foundation is JESUS!

Share a ride, share God’s love

As an act of personal evangelization, consider offering a ride to Mass to neighbors who are elderly or cannot drive. This is a blessing to them, and to you! Help fill our churches and someone’s life with God’s love. Thank you!

Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM)

There is a newly formed Substance Addiction Ministry in the eastern suburbs offering hope, healing and reconciliation to those touched by addiction. We will meet at 7:00PM on the third Wednesday of every month for a Rosary for Recovery followed by a gathering for all who are afflicted or affected by addiction. It will be a safe, confidential place for people to seek education, referral and support. For more information please contact Noreen at 412-296-1709.

Click for more information:  Substance Addiction Ministry

Why Use Offertory Envelopes?

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 envelope in the offertory basket. If you are in need of envelopes, please notify the parish secretary.

Active parish church membership is a requirement for those who may be asked to be Godparents for a Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation.

Active parish church membership is also a requirement for those who register their children in Catholic schools. God draws us to Him at Mass.

Pre-Baptism Classes

  • 8 January 2018, 7pm at Saint Mark Parish
  • 5 March 2018, 7pm Corpus Christi Parish

If necessary, Father Daniel can accommodate parents’ schedules by appointment.  Please call to schedule a meeting with him.

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