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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:
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.
8:30 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed on National Holidays
- Father Louis Sirianni, Pastor
- Deacon Frank Pettrone, Pastoral Associate
- Deacon David Cadregari, Deacon
- Jim Pudetti, Finance Director
- Deacon James Chatterton, Bookkeeper
- Kristine Burgio, Religious Education / Youth Ministry
- Terri Nicolosi, Administrative Assistant
- Joe Ilardo, Music Director
- Connie Schmeer, Parish Secretary
- Samir Agic, Maintenance
- Andrew Tantalo, Parish Organist
- Jack Fiannaca, Parish Organist
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.
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.
Stations of the Cross
7:00 PM on Fridays during Lent followed by Sacrament of Penance (Confession)
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
Easter Food Baskets
On Sunday, March 25, the Social Ministry Committee will be providing food baskets for the needy in our area. We are asking for specific items before the basket deliveries, which include peanut butter, jelly, macaroni & cheese, ketchup, pancake mix, syrup, pudding, jello, frosting, juice. Also needed, applesauce, rice, instant potatoes, cereal, paper towels, tuna, mayo, soup, crackers, mustard, toilet paper. These are the foods most needed, but any non perishable items, personal care and paper products are always welcome.
Please be sure no food has passed its expiration date. Leave the food in the boxes at the entrances to the Church. Monetary donations to provide perishable food may be left in the collection box in the Narthex. Also, drivers are needed to deliver the food baskets and to deliver flowers to the shut-ins in our Parish on Sunday, March 25.
If you can help, please use the signup sheets on the table in the Narthex, call Lois Kendrick at 225-4578. May God bless you for your generosity.
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 www.dor.org 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: email@example.com
If any questions, please contact Deacon Frank Pettrone at at 585 227-6824 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
40 Days for Life Spring 2018 Rochester Campaign
Do you think you can do more to end the scourge of abortion? One of the most proven, effective means to decrease abortion is 40 Days for Life. In the 10 years that 40 Days for Life has been taking place, over 14,000 babies have been saved from abortion!
Take part in the Rochester area’s first Spring 40 Days for Life Rochester Campaign from February 14 through March 25. Through prayer and fasting embrace human life and promote the end of abortion. Volunteer to pray with your friends, in a peaceful vigil, outside of Planned Parenthood, 114 University Ave.
Visit www.40DaysforLife.com/Rochester for info and to sign up for prayer vigil times. For more info, contact Rick Paoletti at (585) 489 9555 or Roc40DFL@gmail.com
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.
SAVE THE DATES!
- 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