Hear ye! Hear ye! The 2016 Vacation Bible School theme is
KINGDOM OF CHRIST. This year,
we are going to learn how to be
Knights of Mercy through stories,
music, skits and so much more!
VBS will take place at the Port Vue
site 27 June-1 July from 9am to
noon everyday, with a special
family night on Thursday, 30 June.
Early bird registration (through
June 6th) is $15 per child.
Registration (June 7th-June 27th) is $20 per child. Please
note: If any family needs tuition assistance, please contact
Father Daniel. All information will be kept confidential.
In consultation with our Pastoral Council and Parish
Staff, there is NO CHANGE in Mass Location for our
11:00am Mass. We continue the 11:00am Mass at our
Port Vue site Saint Joseph church this summer.
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
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!!!
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.
Our Youth Group is facilitating a Bingo at the Little
Sisters of the Poor on 22 May 2016. Personal care
items and/or monetary donations are
appreciated. Any questions, contact Lori DiMarco at
History & Meaning of the Mass
Join Father Daniel as he leads us in exploring the
history and meaning of the Mass.
24 April through 22 May
followed by 6:30pm Sunday Mass
Port Vue site Saint Joseph church
Meets the third Wednesday of the month,
7-9pm at Saint Robert Bellarmine
church, Father Scanlon Lounge. Next scheduled meetings are 16 March 2016 and 20 April 2016. Dr. Barbara Coyne, professional Grief Counselor, facilitates the meeting. Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited and welcome! No pre-registration required. For further information call 412-824-2644.
Our Youth Group is hosting a BINGO on Friday, 15 April 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. Chinese Auction, 50/50, Instant Bingo, Food and Door Prizes. For tickets or for special needs seating, call Lori DiMarco at 412-583-2293.
Legacy Grotto Bricks are available for purchase from now until 22 May 2016. The bricks can be personalized and will be installed for you as weather permits. To order a brick, forms with more details are located at the entrances to the churches. Create a legacy of faith and love with your personal message on a brick at the Grotto, a prayerful setting for your legacy.
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.