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 - 12:30pm, 1pm - 4pm - Mon. thru Fri.
Bulletin deadline: Fri. 12:00 noon


Father Rowan Hall 412-678-3443
Parish Nurse Office 412-678-6275 x13
Youth House 412-678-7446
C.C.D. Office 412-678-6275
Mon Yough Catholic 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.

Baptism Instruction Class

The next Baptism classes for parents is offered:
Monday,8 September 2014 – Queen of the Rosary Parish
Monday, 3 November 2014 – Saint Robert Bellarmine

CHANGE OF MASS LOCATION

Our 11AM MASS is celebrated at our
Port Vue Worship Site beginning
Sunday, 28 September 2014.

A Musical Note from the Choir Loft

It’s that time of year when we begin preparing for a
new year in the church calendar! Part of preparation is
the roll out of the music ministry rehearsals. In
sharing the schedule, I’d like to invite all of you to take
advantage of one or more of our music ministry
opportunities and invite a friend to do the same! I am
available either in person or over the phone (603) 315-
4531 or (412) 521-1632 to answer any questions that
you may have about Saint Mark Parish Music Ministry
and I look forward to your questions!
Here is the line up:
TRADITIONAL CHOIR: Wednesday evenings, 7-9PM,
beginning 3 September 2014, Port Vue site.
HANDBELL CHOIR: Sunday mornings, 9:15 – 10:30AM,
beginning 28 September 2014, Port Vue site.
CONTEMPORARY PRAISE AND WORSHIP GROUP: every
other Tuesday evening, 7 – 8:30PM beginning Tuesday, 16
September 2014
CANTOR WORKSHOP (5 SESSIONS)
Monday, 22 September 2014 7-8:30PM
Monday, 6 October 2014 7-8:30PM
Monday, 20 October 20 2014 7-8:30PM
Tuesday, 4 November 2014 7-8:30PM
Monday, 17 November 2014 7-8:30PM
There is always an extra chair in the choir loft and I
welcome everyone to give the music ministry a try. We
are looking for new choir members and new cantors, so
please share your talents with the parish!

“5 for 5” Tickets!

Saint Mark Parish is selling the “5 for 5″ tickets. The
tickets replace the $1,300.00 Monthly Tickets. There
are 5 chances to win $500.00 at the cost of $5.00
each. The ticket plays on the 7pm first number drawn
PA Daily Number on October 7, 14, 21, 28 and 31,
2014. Please support this important parish fundraiser
by purchasing and/or selling these tickets. Thank you!

SCRIP Orders

Saint Mark Parish Enrollment code: 72777C99396L4
Orders for gift cards using the scrip program are due
on the following dates:
7 September, 21 September, 5 October,
19 October, 2 November, 16 November,
30 November, 8 December, 15 December,
Orders can be placed using either paper order forms or
online @ shopwithscrip.com.

Refurbishing the Grotto at our Liberty Site

My name is Patrick Ruffing and as my Eagle Scout
project I have chosen to refurbish and restore the
Grotto to the Blessed Mother at our Liberty Site.
Any monetary donations are greatly appreciated to
help finance this project. Donations can be made to
Saint Mark Parish. Please put donations in an
envelope marked ‘Grotto Refurbishment’ and
place in the offertory basket.
Thank you very much for your assistance!

Night at the Races

Saint Mark Parish is hosting a
Night at the Races,
Saturday, 27 September
2014 at 7PM at our
Liberty site. $20 admission
includes buffet, beer, soda and
one horse. BYOB-mixers are provided. Owner of
winning horse receives $40. You must be at least
21 years old to attend. Tickets on sale 30/31
August. Checks payable to Saint Mark Parish.

Volunteers are NEEDED

Volunteer HELP is needed with various
tasks, including lawn work, basic painting,
etc. If interested, contact us at 412-678-
6275. High school students looking to earn
service hours are encouraged to volunteer!
Thanks! We need you!

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday/ 6:30-7:30pm with Rosary at 7:15pm/Liberty Boro
Rosary recited before daily morning Mass.
Miraculous Medal Novena on Wednesday after Mass.