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 “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.”


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:

 How do I Become Catholic?   

Pontifical Good Friday Collection

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land.  Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education.

The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians.  In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees. When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.


For more information about Christians in the Holy Land, visit:


St. Mark's Knights of Columbus will serve Fish Fry dinners priced at $11/dinner from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the church Hall on the following Fridays of Lent:  March 9, 16, 23 and Good Friday, March 30th. 

Dinners include coleslaw or salad, potato, roll, coffee or tea.  Pizza is also available at $2/slice; and Ziti dinners at $6.  Take out service is also available.  

Stations of the Cross

7:00 PM on Fridays during Lent followed by Sacrament of Penance (Confession)

Experience the Catholic faith in a whole new way through FORMED this Lent.  Watch, Read, and reflect for 10 minutes a day.

Not on FORMED yet, see registration information to the right of this article.  Once registered, click on Daily Lenten Reflections on the main page to receive your daily reflections from Bishop Hying.

What is FORMED? How to Register...

We’ve purchased a gift for each of our parishioners! In fact, we are investing in our future and your future! That gift is a subscription to FORMED, a wonderful website that has been called a “Catholic Netflix.”

FORMED has inspiring movies and video based studies, audio presentations and e-books from the Church's most compelling speakers and authors.  With your free access to FORMED, 24/7 on your television, phone, laptop, iPad, or Kindle. 

Give it a try!   Start enjoying your GIFT! CLICK TO ACCESS & REGISTER FOR FORMED                                                       


Magnificat Rochester (a ministry to Catholic Women) invites all women to a breakfast on Saturday, April 14th, seating begins at 8:30 a.m. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12 Noon at the Diplomat Banquet Center, 1 Diplomat Way (off Lyell Avenue), Gates.  Confessions will be heard at 8:00 a.m. and again at the end of the program.

Our speaker is Karen Dalton, MD, who converted to the Catholic faith in 1993, from a life of secular humanism and has never looked back.  She felt called to change the focus of her career after moving to Rochester.  She received certification to become a Napro Technology Medical Consultant.  She is currently the Director of the Gianna Syracuse Center for Women’s Health and Fertility.  She also works at Grace Family Medicine in Rochester doing both primary care and Napro Technology consultations.  Come and hear her story of conversion and motivation to protect life at all levels.

Reservations are $20.00; after April 7th  $22.00; Students $12.00.  Registration is required, no tickets sold at the door. 

To register, mail check to:  Magnificat Rochester, PO Box 24787, Rochester NY 14624; include your name, address, phone number and email address.  You can also register via PayPal on our website at:

For more information call Kathy Murty at 436-1284, or send an email to: 

Please give a gift which allows us to continue Jesus’ mission today by:

  • Forming and educating priests, deacons and lay ministers
  • Educating our young in the Catholic Faith
  • Serves people most in need • Providing needed services to minister in our world today

YOU can make a pledge (and you don’t have to complete the payments until May 2018) in several ways.

1) You’ll find envelopes at our entrances, and in our pews.

2) Make a donation at  identifying St. Mark’s Church with our parish number, 044

3) Contacting the diocesan Gift Office at (585)328-3228 x 1331

Any amount you can give will help. No gift is too small or too large!  THANK YOU to all who have made a pledge and are paying on your commitment.


Church Census - Action Required!


Have you filled out your Census for St. Mark's yet?  Just as Mary and Joseph had to return to Bethlehem to complete their census, we need you to also complete yours! 

Please help us by providing necessary information so we can better serve you and your family here at our parish.

1. Open the link:  Census Form for St. Mark's Church

2. Complete information in fields as specified  (click enable editing at top of document if message appears)

3. Print a copy and drop in the offering basket at Mass OR

 SAVE on your computer and return back to St. Mark's electronically to:

If any questions, please contact Deacon Frank Pettrone at  at 585 227-6824 or at 


Do you love to Garden?  Is your thumb GREEN?

Our garden has been tended beautifully by Lucy Arena for 17 years.  From all of us at St. Mark’s a huge THANK YOU!  And God bless you.

St. Mark’s is looking for someone to tend this small garden.   Is this something you would like to do?

If interested, please contact Deacon Frank Pettrone at 227-6824 x 205.



Do you know people who are going through a difficult time in their lives?  Offering a prayer shawl to them as a sign of love, comfort, and support may be just the thing they need to help them get through a crisis or give them the strength to carry on for a long time. 

Members of St. Mark prayer shawl ministry have been knitting and crocheting shawls for 13 years as a labor of love and to show they care.  These colorful, cozy shawls have been blessed and are available, at no cost, to anyone who requests one.  Contact the parish office during business hours, or call Julie Zwiebel at 585-227-4208 evenings and weekends.  

If you would like to help us make these shawls, the group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3 PM in the Parish Library.  Feel free to drop in or call Julie for more information.




The Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet at 500 Maiden Lane, distributes gently used clothing at no charge to residents of Greece and Charlotte.  Volunteers are needed to unpack clothing, and staff the clothing closet, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. 

For more information or to volunteer, please call Diane Englert at 729-7382 or Mickey Corsi at 227-2133.


  • Good Friday Prayer Service and Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Abortion:
    • March 30th at McQuaid Jesuit High School
  • St. Mark's Men's Club 
    • April 3
  • "The Bread of Life" Presentation
    • April 5 at 7:15 PM at St. Mark's by Father David Tedesche
  • Magnificat Rochester
    • April 14th at Diplomat Banquet Center
  • St. Mark's Women's Retreat
    • May 4-6 at Notre Dame Retreat House
  • Youth Ministry Garage Sale
    • June 14-17 St. Mark's Hall

Mass Times

Normal Schedule
Daily Mass (Monday thru Friday) - 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.

Office Hours

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



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