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: Fri. 12:00 noon

Father Rowan Hall 412-678-3443
Parish Nurse Office 412-678-6275 x102
Religous Education Office 412-678-6275 x105
Mary of Nazareth Catholic 412-672-2360

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

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

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.


Saturday, 23 July, 10am-4pm & Sunday, 31 July, 10am-
4pm. Any questions contact Pat Muic: 412-672-6373.
Thank you!!

Stuffed Cabbage for Our Festival

Volunteers Needed and Appreciated!!
We are making Stuffed Cabbage,
SATURDAY, 16 JULY, 9:00AM—Port Vue Site.
Lunch and air conditioning provided. Please consider
offering your time and talent to help our Parish. Lots of
fun! Good times! Laughs! Smiles! Hugs! New friends!

Advance Ticket Sales for Festival Rides

Five rides will be featured at our
festival this year. We are offering
a strip of ten ride tickets at a
discounted rate of $17.50. (Each
ride takes one ticket). This
discounted rate is only good for tickets purchased
prior to the Festival. If purchased at the Festival, a
strip of ten tickets will cost $20.00. (Individual
ride tickets will also be available at the Festival.
Cost is $2.50/ ticket.) The discounted tickets can
be purchased at our Saint Mark Parish
Administration Center and Cathy Esack Hair
Styling Center. For detailed information about the
five rides, please see the posters on display at both
of our worship sites.

Festival Tickets

Each family is asked to buy/sell 1 book of tickets. Sell 8 tickets
and you get 2 free. Sell all tickets and be eligible for the Sellers
Bonus Drawing. Please pick up your tickets; no tickets will be
mailed!! Additional tickets available in the Parish Office or by
asking Elena Plan or Cathy Esack. Thank You!!


Inside your Festival Ticket envelope is a Festival Volunteer Form. Check out the areas that absolutely need help so we
can function for the three days of the Festival, and please choose an area where you feel comfortable volunteering your
time. If you don’t have a preference, the Food Booth is in great need of help for morning preparation in Father Rowan
Hall, in the booth during the Festival, and evening clean up. These are very important areas of our three day Saint Mark
Festival. Please be a part, in some way, of this most important fundraising and fellowship event in our Parish. Thank you!

Festival Donations: Ladies of Charity

The Ladies of Charity are sponsoring
EXTRAVAGANZA for our Saint
Mark Parish Festival again this year.
We need your help! Please consider
donating a gift card to help us meet
our goal of having at least $300 in
gift cards each evening. Gift Cards
in any amount are welcome.
Please put your donation in an
envelope marked “Ladies of Charity – Festival” and
place it in our weekly offertory collection or send it to
our Parish Administration Center.
Thank You for your generosity!


For a $50.00 donation, your name or business name will appear on one of our booths for all three nights of the Festival. A
complete list of Booth Sponsors will be an insert in the bulletin prior to the Festival. Thank you for your support!!
Please contact the Parish Administration Center by 15 July 2016.

Festival Specialty Baskets

Only two months to prepare and finalize before the
Festival! The Basket Team is so grateful for all the
donations we have received. Of course, we are still hoping
to meet our goal of 200+ baskets for the three nights but
only with your help. Here are some more ideas:
Red White and Blue: We have three coolers on wheels
and are looking to fill them with barbecue needs.
Avengers: a new basket this year.
Disney Princesses
Crossword & Jigsaw Puzzles
Cleaning and Car Washing Supplies
Pets: slowly coming in
Beauty Basket
Dad’s Basket
Toddler Toys
As always, thank you so much. Your generosity keeps us going.
Please put your donations in the baskets marked Specialty Baskets at
the entrances to the churches. One more time: Thank you.

Festival Kitchen Help

We are in need of a volunteer or volunteers to lead a
crew of kitchen helpers for our Parish Festival. The
kitchen crew will be making and prepping all the food
needed for the outside food booth, including making
and cooking Stuffed Cabbage, Haluski, Pierogies, and
slicing buns, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. If interested in
leading this group, call Cathy Esack at 412-980-2918.

Saint Mark Crafters

We need your crafts. We are looking for blankets, pillows,
afghans, flower arrangements, door wreaths, wood working and
any sports themed materials. Any completed crafts can be given
to Kathy DeCarlo: 412-678-3019. Arrangements will be made for
pick up. Thank you for your generosity!

Wheelbarrows of Cheer for our Festival

One Wheelbarrow of Cheer will
be given each night of our
Festival. Donations are
greatly appreciated. Sports,
beach and summer theme items,
coolers, beach chairs, alcohol-of all kinds, wine,
wine coolers, beer, soda, mixers, snacks & party
food items are all needed.
Donation drop off information:
Cathy Esack Hair Styling Center, 2713 Liberty
Way (during business hours), Monday &
Wednesday, 9am-9pm; Friday, 9am-4pm;
Saturday, 9am-1pm. Please do not leave items if
the shop is not open. Donations also accepted by
Deb Urda, 412-853-5086. Thank you for your
continued and generous support!!
Any donation is appreciated! Thank you!

Festival Flea Market and Antiques

We are in need of gently used, but loved items for our
parish festival flea market. We are also seeking
antiques this year. All donations must be in WORKING
CONDITION. The following items are not accepted:
clothing, draperies, tires, computers or broken electronics
and dirty/unclean items. Drop off at Father Rowan
Hall: 10 July–17 July; weeknights 6pm-8pm,
Saturday 9:30am-2pm and Sunday 1:30pm-4pm.

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.

VBS Volunteers Needed

We are looking for Adult and
Youth Volunteers (7th grade and
older) to assist with Vacation Bible
School this year. If you can help,
please call the Administration Center
412-678-6275 and give your contact
information. Thanks so much!!!

REP 2016-2017 Registrations

Registrations for our Religious Education
Program for next school year will begin this
weekend. Registration forms will be sent home
with current students and will also be available at
the Administration Center. Discounts for ALL
early registrations. Financial Assistance also
available—speak to Father Daniel directly.

Mary of Nazareth Catholic School Registration

Registration has begun for our parish school, Mary of Nazareth Catholic School. Registration is being accepted for preschool, three and four year old children, as well as for kindergarten through grade 8. Qualifying students in grades 4-8 may take advanced placement classes. For more information please contact the school office at 412-672-2360.

Pre-Baptism Classes

11 July, 7pm at Saint Patrick Parish
12 September, 7pm at Queen of the Rosary Parish