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, 11am
Port Vue Site
1125 Romine Ave
McKeesport, PA 15133

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

Sunday Masses: 8am
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 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.

Notes From The Choir Loft

The choirs of Saint Mark Parish will be resuming
rehearsals the week after Labor Day with the
Traditional Choir resuming their normal Wednesday
evening practices beginning on Wednesday, 9
September 2015 from 7pm until 8:30pm at the Port
Vue (Saint Joseph) site. If you enjoy singing with a fun
group of people, this is the ministry for you! All ages
are welcome!
The HandBell Choir will resume their Sunday morning
rehearsals on Sunday, 13 September 2015 at 9:15am at
the Port Vue (Saint Joseph) site. We encourage new
members to join and all ages are welcome! No worries
about coming from a non-musical background, we are
a gregarious group of people who are happy to provide
technical and musical instruction. We will have you up
and ringing in no time!
Cantor training is available to anyone who is
interested in becoming a cantor. There will be a special
introductory class on Thursday, 10 September 2015 at
7pm at the Liberty Borough (Saint Eugene) site. Any
person who is interested in becoming a cantor but is
unable to attend may contact Brandy Irish-Gerjuoy at
412-426-0008 to schedule an individual appointment.
If you are interested in joining either the
Traditional Choir or the HandBell Choir, please
contact Brandy Irish-Gerjuoy at 412-426-0008 or
via email brandyorganist@gmail.com.

McKeesport Area Catholic Marriage Preparation

Marriage preparation for engaged couples in the McKeesport area
will be held on Friday and Saturday, 6 and 7 November 2015. The
event will take place at Saint Robert Bellarmine Church Parish
Center in East McKeesport, from 7 to 9pm on Friday and from 10am
until 3pm on Saturday. A $35 registration fee per couple includes a
meal, refreshment breaks and all materials. Please plan to arrive by
6:45pm on Friday to receive the materials you will need. If you have
any questions please call Mary Gates at 412-667-0029.

What is the RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
is a way for adults…
 Who would like to learn more about and/or become a
member of the Catholic Church.
 Who have never been baptized or have been
baptized in another faith and are interested in the Catholic
Church.
 Who are Baptized Catholics (over 18 years old) and have
not received the Sacraments of Confirmation,
Eucharist or Reconciliation.
Our area RCIA Journey begins 13 September 2015 at
Corpus Christi Parish Hall 803 Market Street. Have
questions, need more information, want to register, or want
to become part of the RCIA Parish Team?
Please contact Sister Joel at: 412-754-2092.

10th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men

Saturday, 19 September
at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Our Annual
Gathering of Catholic Men is a one of kind event for you to
be challenged, encouraged, and to encounter Jesus. Don’t
miss this awesome day. Get more info at cmfpitt.org.

Envelopes for Your Use in the Pews

Donating loose cash in the offertory collection? Consider using our new multi-purpose envelopes found in the pew hymnal holders. You can designate Maintenance/ Buildings and Grounds or Parish Share. This ensures your donation is non-assessed income and that your donation is credited properly. Thank you!

Parish Share 2015

We recently began our Parish Share Program for 2015. Parish
Share is an effort by every parish to support the operations and
activities of our Church of Pittsburgh. Every parish participates.
Every parish is assessed 17.6% on their income from the previous
fiscal year. Our 2015 assessment is $63,391.00.
Parish Share cards were already mailed to all registered
parishioners. If you did not receive your materials, please contact
our office at 412-678-6275.
We thank all our parishioners for contributing to the Parish Share
program in the past year. And we ask all parishioners to pledge
$40.00 per month to support our efforts for this new year. If
you can offer more, please do so. Every pledge, no matter the
amount, helps us reach our goal.
The benefit of going beyond our assessment is that all
funds we raise above our goal are kept in the parish for us
to use as we need — and these funds are not assessed.
As stewards of God’s many gifts, let us rejoice and
share our gifts with others.

Baptism Instruction Class

The next Baptism Classes for parents:
14 September—Queen of the Rosary
9 November—Saint Mary Romanian

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.