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: Thurs. 12:00 noon


Father Rowan Hall 412-678-3443
Parish Nurse 412-754-0317
Religious Education Office
412-678-6275 x100
Youth Group 412-678-6275 x105
Mary of Nazareth Catholic School
412-672-2360

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

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 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.

GOD loves us as we are: no sin, fault or mistake can make Him change His mind.

– Pope Francis

Feast Day of Saint Mark – 25 April

O Glorious Saint Mark, through the grace of God our Father, you became a great Evangelist, preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ.  May you help us to know Him well so that we may faithfully and joyfully live our lives as His disciples. Amen.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to our young ones receiving First Holy Communion.  May the Body and Blood of Christ keep you safe for eternal life.  Become what you receive! Live what you receive!  Share what you receive! God’s relentless mercy and His mighty and tender love!

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!

FROM THE PARISH NURSE: EYE HEALTH

It is very important to remember to incorporate your eye health as part of your regular health check-ups. Having a full eye exam is one of the best things you can do so you are seeing the best you can and keeping your eyes healthy. Millions of people have problems with their vision and some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness.  Here are some tips for keeping your eyes healthy:

*Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
*Know your family’s eye health history.
*Eat right to protect your sight.
*Maintain a healthy weight.
*Wear protective eyewear.
*Quit smoking or never start.
*Wear sunglasses.
*Give your eyes a rest.
*Clean your hands and your contact lenses–properly.
*Practice workplace eye safety.

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. The first Rosary was Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at St. John the Baptist-Plum. For more information please contact Noreen at 412-296-1709.

FESTIVAL 3,4,5 AUGUST 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our SAINT MARK PARISH FESTIVAL 3,4,5 AUGUST 2017
Help make this year’s festival better than ever! If you are interested in being involved with the festival please contact Cathy Esack at: 412-980-2918 or 412-672-8666.

FESTIVAL SPECIALTY BASKETS

IT’S SPRING! The Festival Specialty Basket Team is sorting and getting excited about preparing 200 + baskets for our Saint Mark Parish Festival. We have a reputation for having beautiful and valuable baskets, thanks to all your donations! As the weather warms, the Basket Team hopes you will be looking for good deals. Thank you to those who have already been shopping and leaving your contributions in the baskets at the entrances to both worship sites. If you are wondering what to buy, here are a few suggestions:

Spring Gardening: Gloves, bucket, sprinkling can, small gardening tools, seeds, hose, pots and soil, etc.
Easter Sales: Decorations
Spring Cleaning: Items to make things fresh.
Baby Basket Boy and Baby Basket Girl: Appropriate items for newborn and up to two years old.
Your Favorite Basket Items!
We depend on your generosity. We thank you.

Festival Flea Market

We are in need of gently used, but loved items that you may be discarding in your spring cleaning for our parish festival flea market. All donations must be in WORKING CONDITION. The following items will not be accepted: clothing, draperies, tires, computers or broken electronics and dirty/unclean items.  Drop off in July; dates to be announced.  Thank you for your generosity!!

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is to be offered AFTER the 11AM Sunday Mass on the LAST Sunday of each Month. If you or someone from your family desires to receive the Sacrament, please inform the Priest and remain in the church AFTER MASS. Thank you!

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

1 May 2017, 7pm at Saint Robert Bellarmine

10 July 2017, 7pm at Saint Patrick

If necessary, Father Daniel can accommodate parents’ schedules by appointment.  Please call to schedule a meeting with him.

Check us out on Facebook!

Saint Mark Parish has a Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/saintmarkdiopitt

Check it out for the latest photos and events.