"St. Mark's Parish is a Catholic, Christian Community of believers, gathered together to joyfully worship God.  Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we seek to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of our people, and charitably minister to all."

 

MASS TIMES

Daily Mass (M-F) - 8:00 am
(check bulletin or online calendar for exceptions)

Saturday - 5:00 pm (anticipated Sunday Mass)

Sunday - 8:30 am and 11:00 am

Confessions:
Saturday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Other times by request.

ROSARY

The Rosary is recited before Daily Mass (Monday-Friday) at 7:30 AM 

Father Lou's BLOG

NEW PARISHIONERS

Welcome to St. Mark's, we would love to have the chance to meet you.  CLICK HERE SO WE CAN CONTACT YOU

 

Do you know someone who is interested in the Catholic Faith?  For more information, visit our Growing in Faith page to watch a short video: BECOMING CATHOLIC

November-Month of the Souls in Purgatory

The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Church commemorates all her faithful children who have departed from this life, but have not yet attained the joys of heaven.

One of the most commonly recited of Catholic prayers in times past, this prayer has fallen into disuse in the last few decades. Prayer for the dead, however, is one of the greatest acts of charity we can perform, to help them during their time in Purgatory, so that they can enter more quickly into the fullness of heaven.  

Click Here to recite the Prayer - ETERNAL REST

For more information on the Month of the Souls in Purgatory, CLICK HERE

November 16 – Saint Gertrude the Great

Saint Gertrude of Eisleben is the most celebrated of several Saints of the same name, and for this reason the ancient authors named her Gertrude the Great CLICK HERE for more information on this beautiful Saint.

NEW PROGRAM -- ALPHA YOUTH

What is ALPHA YOUTH?  Alpha is a chance to explore and question the meaning of life.  Over a series of nine session, you'll find out about the basics of Christian faith.  Each session involves a main talk and some time to say what you think, or just listen.  Food will be provided at each session.  These sessions are for those in Grades 6 through 12th. Watch the trailer before for more information.  STILL TIME TO JOIN US!

Sessions will be held from Noon until 1:30 PM on the following days in the St. Mark's Old Church area (Back of church hall)

November 11 & 25  / January 13 & 27 / February 24 / March 3 / April 7 & 27

To register CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE FORM

For additional information, please contact Kris Burgio at 585-227-6824, ext. 203 or via email at kristine.burgio@dor.org

YOUTH MINISTRY

INTERESTED IN OUR YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM?!  

Click and read our newest  Fall Youth Ministry Newsletter

FORMED

Looking for a movie, book or podcast to enjoy in November?   See what FORMED recommends!  Give it a try today!

To see what types of media are available CLICK HERE

You must be signed in to view  content on FORMED.  CLICK HERE for info on how to access FORMED 

 

YOUNG ADULTS (18-35 yr)

We want to stay in touch with you and your family and share upcoming events and plan new activities to enhance your experience at St. Mark’s! Let’s talk after Mass and get the conversation started about Young Adult Ministry. Please check out the new Young Adult Bulletin Board. It is located on the wall just before the entrance to the Church Hall.

FALL BIBLE STUDY

A STUDY ON LECTIO DIVINA PRAYER                

Prayer is as necessary for our spiritual life as breathing is for our physical life! If you agree with this statement, this study is for you. “Though prayer is one of the essentials of a thriving faith, we often feel as if we’re talking to ourselves or, worse, as if we’re talking to no one at all. How can something so vital to the Faith be so elusive?”

Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God includes: • The Lectio Divina approach of Reading, Reflecting, Responding, and Contemplating • Penetrating questions and insights for the six video sessions • Additional resources for a fuller understanding and application • Daily reflections to deepen the meaning of prayer in your life • Space for personal journaling.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY Fall 2018 Bible Study Registration                                          

NEW MEN PROGRAM

NEW - Fall Men's Program has started!  Still time to join us on Tuesdays mornings!

To discover more about this highly dynamic men's program and register, click on our Growing in Faith - That Man is YOU page

PRO-LIFE GROUP

Next Meeting November 5th

Join us for this new gathering at St. Mark's, “Mercy for the Least of These”.  Come discover this new opportunity to grow your Faith.  Mercy for the Leasts's motto is taken  from two important Gospel passages: The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:2537) and The Judgment of the Nations (Matthew 25:3146). CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

SOCIAL MINISTRY

Do you have any extra Christmas Cards, Calendars , or all occasion cards?  Bring a smile to those in the Livingston Correctional Facility so they can use these to send to their loved ones, to give them hope and inspire them for the days ahead.  Our Christmas Card Calendar Project will run from November 1st through November 30th.

Please drop your donations off at our Blessed Mother Mary's statue in the Narthex.

  

SOCIAL MEDIA

Have you "LIKED" our Facebook Page?!

Follow our Facebook page St. Marks Church Greece Facebook Page  for the most up to date information, inspiring articles, events, and photos!

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS

Sunday, November 19th the Social Ministry Committee will be providing baskets of food for the needy in our area.  Please consider making a donation of food.   The committee needs the following items:

Weekends of:

Oct. 27-28 Pasta, pasta sauce, mayonnaise, instant potatoes, ketchup, mustard

Nov. 3 - 4  Rice, applesauce, peanut butter, jelly, toilet paper, shampoo

Nov. 10-11 Cake/cookie mixes, frosting, pudding, jello, paper towels, dish detergent

Also, look in the Narthax for the sign up sheet to delivery baskets on Sunday,November 18th.  Questions can be directed to Lois Kendrick at 585-225-4758.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

CAN YOU HELP?

  1. Your help is needed to operate the computer projection system during masses. IT’S MUCH EASIER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK! Contact Deacon Frank at 2276824 ext. 205 or email frank.pettrone@dor.org
  2. Volunteer Drivers needed for Lifespan of Rochester - Drivers needed to take elders to their appointments, grocery shopping, banking, etc.  For more information contact Sr. Anne Guerin at 585 244-8400 ext. 142
  3. Tutors needed immediately!  Can you commit an hour a week? No teaching experience required.  For more information, please contact Sister Evelyn Breslin at Notre Dame Learning Center - 585-254-5110

UPCOMING EVENTS

PRO-LIFE GROUP MEETING

Monday, November 5th in the Library from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

BOOK MARK'S (Book Club)

Tuesday, November 6th in the Library at 7:15 in the library

SENIORS ON THE MOVE

Wednesday, November 7 at 11:30 AM in Church Hall

ALPHA YOUTH

Sunday, November 11th at Noon, in the Old Church Area, back of church hall

THANKSGIVING & ADVENT DINNER

Saturday, November 17th after the 5:00 PM Mass

THANKSGIVING FLOWER DISTRIBUTION

Sunday, November 18th drivers needed to deliver flowers to shut-in's  before/after Masses

 

Church Census - Action Required!

                      

Have you filled out your Census for St. Mark's yet?  Please help us by providing necessary information so we can better serve you and your family here at our parish.  Open the link to complete:  Census Form for St. Mark's Church

If any questions, please contact Deacon Frank Pettrone at  at 585 227-6824 or at frank.pettrone@dor.org 

Staff

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed on National Holidays