Our annual Remembrance Mass will be held on All Souls Day, Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 7PM at our Saint Joseph church Port Vue site. All are welcome to attend this event. Families and friends who have lost a loved one since the 2015 Remembrance Mass are especially invited to participate. Letters of invitation are typically mailed to those individuals listed as next of kin on the death record provided by the Funeral Home. If you know of someone who should be invited to this year’s Remembrance Mass, please contact the Administration Center. Thank you!
Our parish is hosting a Thanksgiving Community Luncheon on Thursday, 17 November 2016 at our Port Vue site, 1125 Romine Avenue. A Prayer Service will be held at 1:00pm, with the luncheon and entertainment to follow at 1:30pm. The meal includes Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, hot vegetable, cranberry sauce, dessert, and hot and cold beverages. Cost is $15 per person. Please respond by 3 November 2016 to Saint Mark Parish at 412-678-6275. Please indicate whether transportation is requested. Please join us. And invite your neighbors who may not have family or friends to join them for Thanksgiving. ALL are WELCOME!
Our Youth Group is hosting a Holiday BINGO on Friday, 18 November 2016, in Father Rowan Hall, Liberty site. Doors open at 5:30pm. Early bird games begin at 6:30 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).
On Mission for The Church Alive! As we journey ON MISSION FOR THE CHURCH ALIVE! may we be inspired to use our God-given gifts to build up the Church, which is The Body of Christ. Our parish meetings are a chance to learn about the current realities facing our diocese and how we can best align our resources to provide ministry and outreach to everyone. Our parish consultation sessions are Thursday, 10 November 2016 at our Liberty site Saint Eugene church and Tuesday, 15 November 2016 at our Port Vue site Saint Joseph church. Both sessions begin at 7:00pm. For more information on the draft models after our parish sessions, visit OnMissionChurchAlive.org.
Saint Mark Parish is hosting a Diocesan sponsored Mandated Reporter Training (MRT) session on Monday, 14 November, 6:00-9:00PM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chance to Win $1000.00. Only 100 tickets sold. $20.00 donation. Winning number is determined by the last 2 digits of the first 7pm Daily Pick Three drawing on Sunday, 25 December 2016. Tickets are available before and after all Masses.
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.
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.
7 November, 7pm at Saint Mary Byzantine Parish
9 January, 7pm at Saint Mark Parish