"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."
(check bulletin or online calendar for exceptions)
Saturday - 5:00 pm (anticipated Sunday Mass)
Sunday - 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Saturday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Other times by request.
The Rosary is recited before Daily Mass (Monday-Friday) at 7:30 AM
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.
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? STILL TIME TO JOIN US!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
NEW MEN'S 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
As you prepare to celebrate this Christmas season with your families and friends, please keep in mind those in need.
One way to brighten their holiday is to participate in the Annual Advent Giving Tree project sponsored by St. Mark’s Social Ministry Committee. This year the Committee will be collecting gifts for the Catholic Family Center (helping clients from Children and Family Services) and the Women’s Care Center (supporting mothers and babies in need). The tree will be displayed in the Narthex beginning the weekend of November 18/19.
Please take an ornament tag, then choose a gift from the suggestions listed on the tag, attach the tag to the gift and return the gift unwrapped no later than 12:30 PM, Sunday, December 2. The tag assures that the gift will get to the intended child. Some teens will request store Gift Cards. If you purchase a Gift Card, please put the Gift Card and tag in an envelope marked Advent Giving Tree and put the envelope in the wooden collection box in the Narthex.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity. May God bless you during this holiday season. If you have any questions, please contact Susan McCoy at 441-9194.
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Follow our Facebook page St. Marks Church Greece Facebook Page for the most up to date information, inspiring articles, events, and photos!
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.
ST. NICK IS COMING TO TOWN
Pancake Brunch with St. Nick on Sunday, December 2, from Noon until 1:30 PM in the Church Hall. Join us for a delicious pancake brunch and fun faith filled activities with St. Nick.
STAND OUT FOR LIFE SATURDAY
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 9:00 10:30 AM at Downtown Planned Parenthood Facility at 114 University Avenue.
Let’s keep building this monthly event of Christian unity, prayer, and peaceful public witness for the end of abortion. Your presence matters! Featured speaker: Deacon Ed Knauf Praise and Worship Leader: Maria Salamida Theme: Matthew 25:40
Join us on December 3 for the next 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
Magnificat Rochester invites all women and men to a breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 1st; seating begins at 8:30 am program starts at 9:30 AM and ends at noon at the Diplomat Banquet Center. Confessions will be heard at 8:00 AM and again at the end of the program.
The speakers are Liz and Kent Gilges. Their daughter, Elie, was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was nine months old. She was given six weeks to live. By the grace of God, Elie lived ten years, touching the lives of many people including Pope John Paul II. Elie, who never spoke, was Kent’s bridge to Jesus, as he eloquently writes in his book, A Grace Given.
Reservations: $20.00; after November 24th: $22. 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 ($21.00) on our website at www.MagnificatRochester.org.
For more information: call Kathy Murty at 4361284, or send an email to: MagnificatRochester@frontier.com
FORMED is an online service for accessing thousands of Catholic videos, audios and ebooks. It is on demand anytime, anywhere! As a member, you will have access to entertaining movies, inspiring audio talks, informative bible studies, and much more.
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
CAN YOU HELP?
- 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 email@example.com
- 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
- 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
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
SENIORS ON THE MOVE
Wednesday, November 20th at 11:30 AM in Church Hall (Bring your own lunch, beverages provided)
For the Ladies of the Church, Lakeview Community Church at 30 Long Pond Road invites you to join them on December 2, from 3:00-5:00 PM. Please RSVP by November 24 to 585-225-6988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRO-LIFE GROUP MEETING
Monday, December 3rd in the Library from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
- Father Louis Sirianni, Pastor
- Deacon Frank Pettrone, Pastoral Associate
- Deacon David Cadregari, Deacon
- Jim Pudetti, Finance Director
- Joyce Martelli, 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
8:30 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed on National Holidays