Rev. Thomas A. Wagner, MDiv, Administrator of the Roman Catholic Community of Elizabeth, Glassport, South Allegheny

Saint Eugene church
3210 Liberty Way, McKeesport, PA 15133 (Liberty Borough)

Weekday Masses: Tuesdays at 6:30pm & Thursdays at 8:00am
Sunday Mass: Sat. Vigil 6:00pm
Saint Joseph church
1125 Romine Ave
McKeesport, PA 15133
(Port Vue Borough)

Weekday Masses: None

Sunday Mass: 9:00am
Administration Ctr.
1125 Romine Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15133
(Port Vue Borough)
Email Us
412-678-MARK (6275)
Fax: 412-673-1393

Hours: 9:00am to 1:00pm Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
Bulletin deadline: Wednesdays at 12:00 noon, 18 days prior to publication date


Father Rowan Hall 412-678-3443
Parish Nurse 412-754-0317
Religious Education Office
412-678-6275 x102
Youth Group 412-678-6275 x105
Mary of Nazareth Catholic School
412-672-2360

Sacraments
Reconciliation:
7:00pm-7:30p.m. Tues. & Sat. at Saint Eugene church.

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 celebrated any Sunday after Mass and during Mass on the Fourth Sunday of the Month. Previous arrangements are necessary. Please contact Father Wagner at 412-751-0663.
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.

FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO! April 12

Benefits the Youth Ministry Program
Friday, April 12, 2019
St. Eugene Church, 3210 Liberty Way, Liberty Boro
Doors open at 5:30PM Early birds at 6:30PM.  Regular games start at 7:00PM All paper format.  Advance Ticket – $20.00 Ticket at Door – $25.00 (Includes: 20 Regular Games 50 pts, 3 Specials 100 pts).  Early Birds, All Nighter, Magic Number, Quickies, Winner Take All Double Bingo & 500 pts Must Go Jackpot are not included in the ticket package.  Chinese Auction, Door Prizes, Food, 50/50, Rip Opens.  For tickets or special need seating, call Lori, 412-678-6275 ext.105 or Cathy, 412-980-2918.

Ladies of Charity Easter Basket Project

The newly-formed Ladies of Charity for our Grouping needs your help! The Ladies of Charity are accepting donations to fill Easter Baskets for the Sick & Homebound. They are kindly requesting that you place your donations in the baskets provided in each church.
Please consider: Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Baby
Powder, Hand Cream, Small Puzzle Books,
Tissues and Toiletries.
Please no alcohol-based products, mouthwashes or razors. Thank for your kindness!

Festival Flea Market

Saint Mark Parish Festival Flea Market is in need of gently used, but loved items, that you may have found in your spring cleaning and would like to donate to the flea market. All donations must be in good working condition. These items will not be accepted: clothing, draperies, tires, computers or broken electronics and unclean items. Dropoff in July; dates to be announced. Thank you!

NEEDED: Facilitator & Team for Craft Baskets

Facilitator and Team Members are needed for the Festival. For information or interested call Cathy.

Festival Specialty Baskets

Mark your calendar… Saint Mark Parish Festival – August 1-3, 2019.

WE NEED YOU! Our basket team will soon be hard at work, sorting our donated items to create our exceptional specialty baskets. Please keep us in mind when you are out shopping. Look for items that are on sale and also the treasures that can be found in the clearance aisle. We are accepting new items (never been used) which can be placed in the labeled baskets at each church. Here are some of the many ideas:
+ Look for items after all holidays Retailers mark down left over items 50% 90% off!
+ Baskets geared to children All the latest themed characters, Minions, Paw Patrol, Hello Kitty, Doc McStuffins, WWE Wrestlers,
Vampirina
+ Household items toasters, mixers, baking pans, cookware
THANK YOU in advance for any donation.

Saint Mark Parish Music Ministry

Hand Bell Choir will meet on Monday, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at St. Joseph Church, Port Vue.  Adult Choir will meet on Monday, from 7:30 – 8:30 pm at St. Joseph Church, Port Vue.  Any questions, stop and see Pam after Mass.  New Members to both Choirs are welcome!

Scheduling Masses for 2019

The Mass Requests for 2019 will begin with the Mass Request Form in the bulletin on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Anyone celebrating their 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversaries in 2019 should call the Parish Office before November 12, 2018 to scheduled a Mass.

No requests will be taken over the telephone Until Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

 Three (3)Mass Intentions per family (please only one weekend date).

  • No Mass intentions will be accepted for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, All Souls Day or Thanksgiving Day.
  • After Wednesday, January 9, 2019, you may call for any open dates. At that time, you will be welcome to schedule additional Mass Intentions.
  • After Spring 2019 Mass Times Could Change.

2019 Liturgical calendars

Liturgical Calendars are available. Donations are accepted and always appreciated. Our thanks to Willig Funeral Home for providing the calendars.

New! Quilting Club

Bring your sewing machine and join us on Mondays at 11:00AM in the Saint Joseph meeting room. All are welcome! For more information call Kathy at 412-672-4508.

INTERIM SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

 

Interim SUNDAY Mass Schedule (beginning 20 October 2018)

Saturday Vigil 4:00pm Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
Saturday Vigil 6:00pm Saint Mark Parish                   Saint Eugene church 3210 Liberty Way McKeesport, PA 15133
Sunday 9:00am Saint Mark Parish                   Saint Joseph church 1125 Romine Avenue McKeesport, PA 15133
Sunday 9:30am Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
Sunday 11:00am Queen of the Rosary church 530 Michigan Avenue Glassport, PA 15045
Sunday 12:00noon Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037

INTERIM WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

 

Interim WEEKDAY Mass Times (beginning 15 October 2018)

Monday 8:00am Queen of the Rosary church 530 Michigan Avenue Glassport, PA 15045
9:00am Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
Tuesday 9:00am Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
6:30pm Saint Mark Parish                        Saint Eugene church 3210 Liberty Way McKeesport, PA 15133
Wednesday 8:00am Queen of the Rosary church 530 Michigan Avenue Glassport, PA 15045
9:00am Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
Thursday 8:00am Saint Mark Parish                        Saint Eugene church 3210 Liberty Way McKeesport, PA 15133
9:00am Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
Friday 8:00am Queen of the Rosary church 530 Michigan Avenue Glassport, PA 15045
9:00am Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037

 

INTERIM CONFESSION TIMES

 

Interim CONFESSION Times (beginning 15 October 2018)

Tuesday 7:00pm-7:30pm Saint Mark Parish                   Saint Eugene church 3210 Liberty Way McKeesport, PA 15133
Saturday 11:00am-11:30am Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
Saturday 1:00pm-1:30pm Queen of the Rosary church 530 Michigan Avenue Glassport, PA 15045
Saturday 3:15pm-3:45pm Saint Michael church 101 McLay Drive Elizabeth, PA 15037
Saturday 7:00pm-7:30pm Saint Mark Parish                   Saint Eugene church 3210 Liberty Way McKeesport, PA 15133

On Mission for The Church Alive!

Be Positive! Pray! Be Patient! Participate! And Prophesy when necessary — speaking the truth in love!  Keep doing what you do best:  loving GOD, loving others, giving of yourself for the sake of others, glorifying GOD, participating in your own salvation, and manifesting the Kingdom here and now! And GOD will bless us all!

Saint Mark Parish Coffee House

Common Grounds COFFEE HOUSE is open after 9:00 AM Mass at Saint Joseph church.  Please join us!

Offertory collection envelopes

Offertory Envelopes can be placed in the offertory collection at any of the three parishes, Saint Mark, Saint Michael, Queen of the Rosary. The counters will separate and sort the offertory envelopes, then the offertory envelopes will be returned to the proper parish for deposit and recording.

On Mission Implementation Phase Prayer

Father of Mercy,
During this tie of implementation help us to grow in unity
with St. Mark Parish, St. Michael Parish
and Queen of the Rosary Parish.
Grant us the wisdom and willingness to understand
how our parishes will become stronger and more vibrant
in fulfilling the mission of the Church.
Assist us in opening our arms to welcome others
as we continue to journey
On Mission for The Church Alive!
Help us, O Lord, to trust in the future
you have planned for us.
This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Combining of Weekly Bulletins

Effective Sunday, 21 October 2018, our weekly bulletin will be combined into ONE BULLETIN with postings/news/events of Saint Mark, Saint Michael and Queen of the Rosary Parishes. The new bulletin will be up to 16 pages. To accommodate for the timely submission of information regarding our Saint Mark Parish, written requests must be received by noon on the Wednesday 18 days prior to publication. Email requests to: saintmarkparishdiopitt@gmail.com.

REP begins Sunday, 7 October

Our Religious Education Program begins Sunday, 7 October 2018.  Registration forms are available at the Administration Center and at both church entrances.  Please see the Catechetical Administrator for a Parent Packet if you were unable to attend the REP Open House on 23 September.  Please note that the Mass schedule has changed as of 21 October 2018.  Our REP session begins with Sunday Mass at Saint Joseph church at 9:00 AM with classroom time immediately following, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  We will be dismissing from the church.   

Ministry to the sick and shut-ins

Our Parish Nurse, Ladies of Charity and Clergy are available for home visits and distribution of Holy Communion. Please call the parish office if you want a visit or request the Sacraments.  Thank you! GOD bless you!

Can We Move Beyond Justice to Mercy?

“Justice on its own is not enough. With mercy and forgiveness, God goes beyond justice, he subsumes it and exceeds it in a higher event in which we experience love, which is at the root of true justice.”- Pope Francis, The Name of God is Mercy

When we are hurt or wronged, it is natural to seek justice. God shows us a better way that leads to love. Let us pray this week that we can help move our world beyond justice to mercy and forgiveness. May the leadership of Pope Francis inspire us to lead like Jesus.

Catholic Parish Cemeteries Association (CPCA)

All parish cemeteries throughout the diocese are now managed by The Catholic Parish Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of  Pittsburgh. The management of Calvary, St Mary Czestochowa, St Mary German, Sacred Heart begins Monday, November 27. The Corpus Christi Cemeteries office will be closed. All records will be transferred to the CPCA Allegheny Regional Office at 1000 Logue Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (phone 412-256-9370); e mail cpca@cpca-pgh.org. For all cemetery concerns after Monday, 27 November 2017, please contact the CPCA Allegheny Regional Office.

STEWARDSHIP OF FAITH

Faith: Learn it, Live it, Then Pass it On!  Our faith is a treasured gift from God.  Learn more about your faith each day and ask God for the wisdom to live it in your actions and share it!

  • Read the Bible, the greatest work ever penned by the hand of man through the inspiration of God. It is the blueprint to your life’s purpose here on earth. God speaks to each and every one of us individually through His word by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Hold a home Bible study with your family.
  • Read Bible stories to your children.

The more you learn, the more you will want to learn. Everyday you have an opportunity to put into practice all that God has revealed to you.

Stewardship of Talent

The sharing of the essence of who we truly are, our talents, are gifts from God! He instilled them in us before we were born for His purpose.

 
• Make a list of all your God given talents and decide how best to use these special gifts to give to Him and others. Honor God everyday as you use your talents. Examples are: singer, musician, teacher, gardener, carpenter, painter, writer, listener, business man/woman, speaker, artist, counselor, kind person, etc.

• Share your list with your church and community, offering your talents to be used whenever needed.

Take some time this week to reflect on Stewardship and how you are using your God given talents. And consider offering some of your talents and time to build up our parish and community.  Thank you!

Stewardship of Treasure

Stewardship of Treasure is a Matter of the Heart. Pray to God asking for wisdom to understand that your treasure is a gift from Him.  God does not want your money, He wants your heart. For from your heart you will joyfully share His treasure.

  • Think of God first. Give your gift to God from the first fruits, not what is left over.
  • Give the gift of treasure to God from your heart as a sacrifice to Him with true joy, not out of obligation.
  • Pray for the wisdom to understand the difference between your wants and your true needs. Then with joy, give back to Him.

Please be generous with God’s gifts to you!

When There is No Foundation

Many people are dying a slow death because their hope lies in the traditions of the Church ONLY, and not in JESUS! Have a relationship with Him, not a building. Make sure wherever you assemble, that the foundation is JESUS!

Share a ride, share God’s love

As an act of personal evangelization, consider offering a ride to Mass to neighbors who are elderly or cannot drive. This is a blessing to them, and to you! Help fill our churches and someone’s life with God’s love. Thank you!

Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM)

There is a newly formed Substance Addiction Ministry in the eastern suburbs offering hope, healing and reconciliation to those touched by addiction. We will meet at 7:00PM on the third Wednesday of every month for a Rosary for Recovery followed by a gathering for all who are afflicted or affected by addiction. It will be a safe, confidential place for people to seek education, referral and support. For more information please contact Noreen at 412-296-1709.

Click for more information:  Substance Addiction Ministry

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

Future dates have not yet been published.  Check back soon for updates!

 

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