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

POLKA MASS, MARDI GRAS AND DANCE

Saint Mark Parish is hosting a Polka Mass, Mardi Gras and Dance on Saturday, 25 February 2017.  The evening festivities begin with a POLKA MASS at 6:00PM at Saint Mark Parish, Liberty Site, Saint Eugene church. MARDI GRAS festivities begin in Father Rowan Hall following the Mass.  Admission to Mardi Gras festivities is $10.00 and includes DANCING from 7:30PM to 10:30PM to the sounds of Jack Tady and the Tady Bears.  Food menu includes: Stuffed Cabbage, Haluski, Hot Sausage, Salad, Beer and Soft Drinks. BYOB.  Tickets are sold before and after all weekend Masses or by calling the Parish Office at: (412) 678-6275; Elena Plan (412) 706-1766; Cathy Esack (412) 980-2918; and at the door.  Come and join in the fun!!!!

Click here to view Mardi Gras flyer!

PENGUIN HOCKEY RAFFLE TICKETS

2016 Stanley Cup Champions!  A chance to win TWO tickets to a game on Friday, 24 March 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders at 7pm at the PPG Paints Arena PLUS $100 CASH. Tickets available before and after all weekend Masses, at the Administration Center or by calling Elena Plan at 412-706-1766.  Winning number taken from 7pm PA Lottery Daily Pick 3, first number drawn, on Monday, 20 March 2017. Donation: $5.00 per ticket with two chances to win per ticket.

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 will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at St. John the Baptist-Plum. For more information please contact Noreen at 412-296-1709.

Youth Ministry – Little Sisters of the Poor Bingo

Our Youth Ministry is facilitating a Bingo at the Little Sisters of the Poor in March. Personal care items and/or monetary donations are appreciated.  Donation boxes are at the back of each worship site.  Any questions, contact Lori DiMarco at 412-678-6275 (ext.105). Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Snow Cancellations

For everyone’s safety, a delay or cancellation at South Allegheny is our notice of the cancellation of morning Mass or Communion Service. Please listen to the radio or watch TV for delays or cancellations.  Safety first! Be careful!  For Saturday & Sunday MASSES, if we experience severe weather, PLEASE stay home.  Your Sunday obligation is dispensed.  Again, safety first! Be careful!

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

SNOW…ICE…FREEZING…AUGUST…??? SAINT MARK PARISH FESTIVAL It hardly seems possible, but it is time to plan and prepare for our Parish Festival.  As you may know the specialty baskets are a very important and fun part of our festival.  In order to put together those beautiful baskets, we need your help!  Please keep in mind the Christmas and Valentine and even Saint Patrick merchandise that will go on sale post holidays.  Please put any new items at the entrance of either worship site marked Specialty Baskets. Thank you.  You are what makes our Festival the best in the area and our baskets the most talked about!

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!

severe weather emergency preparedness

Tips to prepare ourselves for extreme weather conditions:

  • Have an emergency kit with food, water, medicine and blankets/clothing to last for at least 72 hours.
  • Never use a generator, grill, etc., inside a home.
  • If a carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location or open a window or door.
  • Bring pets inside during winter weather.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible. If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. Wear a hat and scarf.
  • When outdoors, watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
  • Check on older neighbors to make sure they are safe during periods of severe weather.
  • Be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and get involved.

reflection: Stewardship of Time

Time is a uniquely valuable Gift from God.  What will YOU do with this personal gift from God, which is unique to you? Think of God first in everything you do.
• Pray often! Thank God for your life, your health, your family. Pray 10 times a day, maybe 100, just say “thank you Lord”.  Talk to Him, He will listen.
• Give a warm heartfelt greeting to every one you meet; be friendly and kind.
• Play a game with your children or friends that THEY want to play.
• Volunteer at church and/or help in a community project.
• Visit someone who is sick, in the hospital or in a nursing home.
• Read the Bible.

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

6 March 2017, 7pm at Corpus Christi Parish

1 May 2017, 7pm at Saint Robert Bellarmine

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

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http://www.facebook.com/saintmarkdiopitt

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