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.

GOD loves us as we are: no sin, fault or mistake can make Him change His mind.

– Pope Francis

BINGO! BINGO! 21 January 2017

BINGO! BINGO!  Saturday, 21 January 2017 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, 28 January 2017

Mandated Reporter Training Opportunity

Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, 1313 Fifth Avenue, East McKeesport, is hosting a diocesan sponsored Mandated Reporter Training (MRT) session on Saturday, 21 January 2016, 9am-Noon.  Sign up through diopitt.org or email Colleen Murin at: cmurin@diopitt.org.

PENGUIN HOCKEY RAFFLE TICKETS

2016 Stanley Cup Champions!  A chance to win TWO tickets to a game on Friday, 24 March 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders at 7pm at the PPG Paints Arena PLUS $100 CASH. Tickets available before and after all weekend Masses, at the Administration Center or by calling Elena Plan at 412-706-1766.  Winning number taken from 7pm PA Lottery Daily Pick 3, first number drawn, on Monday, 20 March 2017. Donation: $5.00 per ticket with two chances to win per ticket.

Saint Mark Parish Hosting NET Retreat

Saint Mark Parish Youth Group is Hosting Our First NET Retreat on Sunday, 29 January 2017 from 10AM to  4PM at our Port Vue Site Saint Joseph church at 1125 Romine Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15133.

WHAT IS A NET RETREAT?

NET Ministries (National Evangelization Teams) is an international youth ministry that challenges young Catholics to Love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.  A team of 12 young adults conduct the retreats for youth in grades 6-12 with MEGA enthusiasm by using large group presentations, small group discussion, music, drama, personal faith sharing, one-on-one prayer, and Holy Eucharist.

Registration begins at 9:30AM.  Retreat includes drinks, snacks and lunch.  We will conclude the retreat with an exciting High Energy Mass at 3PM to fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation.

If you are interested in attending our NET retreat please contact: Lori DiMarco 412-678-6275 ext 105.

All Saint Mark Parishioners in grades 6-12 and Youth Group members attend for FREE!!  All others only $10 per person.

Host Families Needed for NET RETREAT

Saint Mark Parish Youth Ministry is hosting our first NET Retreat and we are requesting your assistance in housing one or more members of the team of 12 young adults (aged 20-27) for an overnight stay at your home. The NET Retreat Team members would be arriving Saturday evening, 28 January, at the Youth House. You will be required to transport them from the Youth House to your home for the evening. On Sunday morning, 29 January, you may provide breakfast and then transport them to the Port Vue site, Saint Joseph church. That is all that you would be required to do. If you are interested in being a host please call Lori DiMarco at 412-678-6275 Ext. 105.  Thank you very much for your kindness.

Snow Cancellations

For everyone’s safety, a delay or cancellation at South Allegheny is our notice of the cancellation of morning Mass or Communion Service. Please listen to the radio or watch TV for delays or cancellations.  Safety first! Be careful!  For Saturday & Sunday MASSES, if we experience severe weather, PLEASE stay home.  Your Sunday obligation is dispensed.  Again, safety first! Be careful!

POLKA MASS, MARDI GRAS AND DANCE

Saint Mark Parish is hosting a Polka Mass, Mardi Gras and Dance on Saturday, 25 February 2017.  The evening festivities begin with a POLKA MASS at 6:00PM at Saint Mark Parish, Liberty Site, Saint Eugene church. MARDI GRAS festivities begin in Father Rowan Hall following the Mass.  Admission to Mardi Gras festivities is $10.00 and includes DANCING from 7:30PM to 10:30PM to the sounds of J-Tron Production.  Food menu includes: Stuffed Cabbage, Haluski, Hot Sausage, Salad, Beer and Soft Drinks. BYOB.  Tickets are sold before and after all weekend Masses or by calling the Parish Office at: (412) 678-6275; Elena Plan (412) 706-1766; Cathy Esack (412) 980-2918; and at the door.  Come and join in the fun!!!!

Click here to view Mardi Gras flyer!

FESTIVAL 3,4,5 AUGUST 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our SAINT MARK PARISH FESTIVAL 3,4,5 AUGUST 2017
Help make this 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.

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

6 March 2017, 7pm at Corpus Christi Parish

1 May 2017, 7pm at Saint Robert Bellarmine

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

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