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.

Saint Mark Parish Community Festival August 1-3, 2019

Saint Mark Parish Community Festival will be on August 1, 2 & 3, 2019, at our Saint Eugene Church, 3210 Liberty Way, Liberty Borough. The Food Booth opens nightly at 5 PM and features haluski, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, hot sausage, funnel cakes with toppings available, fried oreos, funnel cake fries, fried twinkies and other delicious surprises! The Festival also features games, rides, cash prize drawings, wheel barrow of cheer, nightly ground prizes, specialty baskets, super stars basket raffle, bingo, instant bingo, flea market, rides, bake sale, children’s area, nightly entertainment, craft baskets and photo booth too! The festival hours are 6 PM to 11 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 5 PM to 11 PM on Saturday. DJ Tim will spin tunes all three evenings. On Friday night enjoy live country music by Tim Litvin & the Nature Boy Band from 7 PM to 9 PM. Saturday night features Polka music with Jack Tady and the Tady Bears from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The Texas Roadhouse mascot Andy the Armadillo will join us on Friday night. Come and enjoy!!!!! Only service animals permitted on grounds. A special “Pre-Sale” for the flea market/antique sale will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9 AM to 1 PM in Saint Eugene Church, Father Rowan Hall, 3210 Liberty Way. There is a $5 admission fee per person for the “Pre-Sale” and children under 12 are free. WE ARE A TOBACCO FREE EVENT!

Saint Mark Festival Tickets

Our Saint Mark Festival Tickets are available for pickup before and after all Masses the weekends of June 1/2, 8/9 and 15/16. Each family is asked to buy/sell 1 book of tickets: Buy 10 get 2 FREE! Please pick up your tickets; no tickets will be mailed!! Additional tickets available in the Parish Office or by contacting Cathy Esack.
New This Year! Early Bird Drawing!
A $50.00 weekly drawing in July for early return of sold ticket stubs & money on full packets of tickets. All tickets in a packet must be sold to be eligible to win. The sooner you turn in your sold ticket stubs & money, the more chances you have to win!
Turn-in by: Drawing on:
July 1 July 8
July 8 July 15
July 15 July 22
July 22 July 29

Festival Set-up, Teardown & Clean-up

ATTENTION Men, Women and all Kids!!!  WE NEED YOU!

  • On Sunday, 28 July, we need help setting up tables and tents for the Festival. Come at 9 AM and we will work together for the day.
  • On Monday, 29 July, we need help with electrical set up and finishing up the booth set up.
  • On Saturday, 3 August, we need help in starting to tear down at 10 PM.
  • On Sunday, 4 August, we need help to tear down the tents, tables and booths and clean up the church grounds at 9 AM. Food, drinks and blessings will be offered.

ALL are welcome!!!

Festival Bake Sale

We will have a bake sale each night at the festival featuring your delicious homemade baked goods. Here are some ideas for things that sell very well at the bake sale: hand held items, such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes, rice krispy treats. Please consider the heat of the summer when deciding what to bake. Drop off for baked goods: before 3PM, in Father Rowan Hall, after 3PM, at the bake sale booth.

The baking is according to last name:

  • A through I — Thursday Night
  • J through Q — Friday Night
  • R through Z — Saturday Night

If you can’t bake on your night, we welcome your baked goods any night. Thank you! Your donations are appreciated.

Wheelbarrows of Cheer for our Saint Mark 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, snack & party food items are all needed. Donation drop off information: Mari Ann Palestra, 905 Morton Avenue, Port Vue (call 412-667-0297) or 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. Thank you for your continued and generous support!!

Festival Specialty Baskets

Time sure does fly by! Here it is, just a few short weeks away. A chance to showcase our super baskets at our Festival on August 1, 2, and 3. If you have new items at home that you have not yet placed in the baskets at the back of each church, please do it now! We still need items to make as many baskets as we have had in previous years. Donate whatever you like, items that are on sale or clearance are fine. We will transform them into fabulous baskets. But if you need some ideas, here is a list:

Themed character items for children such as

  • Pokemon, Cars, Disney princesses, super heroes, Barbie etc.
  • Car care items such as sponges, buckets, wheel cleaners etc.
  • Men’s items tools, work gloves, etc.
  • Back to school items are always a big hit
  • Backyard barbecue/picnic items such as themed plates, small grills, grilling tools, etc

Please remember we can’t do it without your help!!  And as always, THANK YOU for your generosity in helping us to create 70+ baskets for each night of our festival in addition to our craft baskets and 3-night baskets.  Please note all basket donations must be received by Sunday, July 21 to allow for preparation and sign-making.  All items received after that date will be held for future specialty baskets.

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. Drop-off dates: 15-19 July, 6 PM-8 PM at Saint Eugene Church, Father Rowan Hall. Thank you!

Saint Mark Parish Festival Flea Market Pre-Sale:  $5 Admission, Saturday, 27 July, 9 AM-1 PM. Any questions, contact Pat Muic: 412-377-8215. Thank you!

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 $20.00. (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 $22.50. (Individual ride tickets will also be available at the Festival. Cost is $2.50/ ticket.) Discounted tickets can be purchased at our Saint Mark Parish Administration Center & Cathy Esack Hair Styling Center.

Festival yard Signs

Attention residents of Romine Avenue and Washington Boulevard! Yard signs advertising our Festival are available. If you live on Romine Avenue or Washington Boulevard and would be willing to post a Festival sign in your yard prior to our Festival, please contact Tom Ponchak or Cathy Esack. Thank you!

Attention all crafters!

It’s festival time and WE NEED YOU!!

WE NEED YOUR TALENTS!!!!

We are in need of flower arrangements, wreaths, afghans, pillows, fleece blankets, wood working, sports blankets/pillows and any other craft items that you can share for the craft baskets. We also need blankets and pillows to be made. Fiberfill is available for your use! Please contact Cathy Esack for drop off information at 412-980-2918.

 

Grief Self-Help Group

Meets the third Wednesday of the month, 7-9PM, at Saint Robert Bellarmine Church, Fr. Scanlon Lounge, 1313 Fifth Avenue, East McKeesport PA 15035.  Next scheduled meetings: June 19, 2019.  Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited and welcome. No fee or pre-registration required. For more information please call 412-824-2644.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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 Substance Addiction Ministry in the eastern suburbs offering hope, healing and reconciliation to those touched by addiction. We 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 is a safe, confidential place for people to seek education, referral and support. For more information please contact Noreen at 412-296-1709.

The next Substance Addiction Ministry Rosary for Recovery will be Wednesday, June 19 at St. Michael Church, 750 Wall Ave Pitcairn, PA 15140.

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.

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