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 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.

REP 2016-2017 Registrations – SESSIONS BEGIN on 2 OCTOBER

Registrations for our Religious Education Program for this school year are underway. Registration forms are available at the Administration Center. Financial Assistance available—speak to Father Daniel directly.  REP begins on Sunday, 2 October!

Blessing of Animals – 2 October

There is a Blessing of Animals service, Sunday, 2 October 2016, at 9:45am in the grotto of Saint Francis at the Port Vue site. Saint Francis of Assisi is the Patron Saint of Animals and known for his love of all of God’s creatures in nature. Bring your pets to the Port Vue grotto at 9:45am for this special blessing.

Are you feeling called to be an Altar Server?

We are looking for a few good people — from 3rd grade to adulthood — who can be acolytes/altar servers for Sunday Masses and for Holy Days of Obligation.  Who can be a Altar Server?  Anyone — man, woman, girl or boy — as long as you have received your First Holy Communion. Entire families may serve Mass together. Please call the Administration Center if interested. Training sessions will be scheduled in the fall.  Please consider volunteering.

SAVE THE DATES- EMHC Workshops

Our remaining fall workshop for our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is:

  • EMHC- Thursday, October 13, 6:45PM, LB

We strongly encourage your attendance.

In addition, the Diocese is hosting workshops for both Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at the following locations.  Saint Mark Parishioners must register through Julie Fleckenstein at the Administration Center 412-678-6275 or at saintmarkrep@gmail.com by Friday, 7 October.  Type workshop rsvp in subject line.

Saint Benedict the Abbot Parish, 120 Abington Drive, McMurray, PA 15317

  • Saturday, 15 October, 8:30AM

Saint Bernadette Parish, 245 Azalea Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146

  • Saturday, 22 October, 8:30AM

If you have any questions, please call the Administration Center 412-678-6275.

 

Mark your calendars! BINGO! BINGO! – 15 OCTOBER

We have a BINGO on Saturday, 15 October 2016. 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.

ATTENTION ALL BAKERS!  We request donated baked goods for our Parish BINGO. Baked goods can be dropped off on Saturday, 15 October 2016 in Father Rowan Hall anytime after 12PM. Thank you for sharing your talents! Go BONGO for BINGO!

Check us out on Facebook!

Saint Mark Parish has a Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/saintmarkdiopitt

Check it out for the latest photos and events.

Mandated Reporter Training

Saint Mark Parish is hosting a Diocesan sponsored Mandated Reporter Training (MRT) session on Monday, 14 November, 6 PM- 9PM in the cafeteria at the Port Vue Site. Space is limited to 50 participants, you must sign up through diopitt.org or by emailing Colleen Murin at the Safe Environment Office at: cmurin@diopitt.org.

Pre-Baptism Classes

7 November, 7pm at Saint Mary Byzantine Parish

9 January, 7pm at Saint Mark Parish

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.