"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.

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LENTEN ACTIVITIES

FRIDAY NIGHTS

  • Knights of Columbus Famous Fish Fries 5:00 PM
  • Stations of the Cross 7:00 PM
  • Confessions following Stations of the Cross

SUNDAYS

  • March 31st LIVING Stations of the Cross 12:30 PM
  • April 7th  Lenten Presentation by the “Spoon Man”

 

MASS TIMES

Daily Mass (M-F) - 8:00 am
-Rosary is recited at 7:30 AM

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.

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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

ROSARY SOCIETY

The Rosary Society is hosting St. Mark’s Annual St. Joseph’s Table on Sunday, March 17, 2019 following the 11:00 AM Mass.

Sign up sheets will be in the Narthex beginning March 3rd for “meatless” dishes such as pasta dishes, i.e., macaroni & cheese or tuna casserole, salads, potatoes, vegetables, eggs and desserts.

If you need more information, call Connie Davis at 225-3285.

STAND OUT FOR LIFE

Saturday Morning, March 23, 2019 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM outside the downtown Planned Parenthood abortion facility (114 University Ave. 14605). Featured Speaker will be Leonard Jones.  We stand in love for the children in the womb being killed, the pregnant moms in need being exploited and wounded by the lie of abortion, and even for the abortionist and all abortion workers.

Together we can point the way to real help and support. Love will end abortion. The media, community leaders, and elected officials can ignore a gathering of 100 of us; but what about 500; what about 1000? Together we can make a big difference if we are willing to put our pro-life convictions into action by participating in this monthly event of Christian unity, prayer and peaceful public witness for the end of abortion. Do not be afraid and do not be ashamed Come, Stand Out for Life. You are needed!  Save the dates of future Stand Outs: 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27

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For more information on St. Mark's "Mercy for the Least of these" CLICK HERE

EASTER BASKETS

On Sunday, April 14, the Social Ministry  Committee will again be providing baskets of food for the needy in our area.  We are asking for specific items each of the 4 weeks before the  basket delivery.

  • March 16-17   applesauce, instant potatoes, canned fruit & vegetables, paper towels
  • March 23-24   tuna, rice, mayonnaise, soup, crackers, mustard, toilet paper
  • March 30-31   pasta & sauce, jelly, cake & cookie mixes, ketchup, dish detergent
  • April 6 - 7        pancake mix, syrup, pudding, jello, frosting, juice, shampoo, bread

Also needed are single serve ready-made items such as pudding cups, microwave mac & cheese, canned Chef Boyardee, etc.

Please be sure no food has passed its expiration date.  Leave food in the boxes at the entrances of the Church.  Monetary donations may be left in the collection box in the Narthex at any time. 

Drivers are needed to deliver flowers to shut-ins in our Parish on Sunday, April 14.  If you can help, please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex or call Lois Kendrick at 225-4758.  Food baskets will be delivered by the Boy Scouts and Youth Group.  May God bless you for your generosity

                                                                                                  

 

FREE MOVIE EVENT - "UNPLANNED"

As you may have heard, there is an upcoming movie by the name of "Unplanned" which presents the powerful story of former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson and her conversion to being a leading Pro-life advocate. It also details the role 40 Days for Life played in that process.

The movie hits theaters on March 29 but here in Rochester we will have two premier showings, one on March 25 at the AMC Theater in Webster and the other on March 28 at the Regal Henrietta theater. The movie is rated R because it shows an abortion. There is no other violence, nudity or sexual content. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No children under the age of 6 are allowed. Both showings are 7:00 PM. Admission to these premier events is free to anyone who preregisters. Free will donations will be taken at the theater with the proceeds going toward the purchase of a mobile ultrasound unit and to the Focus Pregnancy Help Center. In order to reserve your tickets, you must text Rick Paoletti at (585) 489-9555 with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • The number of tickets you wish to reserve •
  • The date / location of the showing you wish to attend. 

Tickets are limited so don't delay!

If you can't make these showings, be sure to attend the regular theater showings starting March 29. The turnout for the first week is critical to prolonging its run in the theater.  It is important to enable as many people as possible to see this film as it will be very impactful in affecting people's attitudes toward abortion.

 

NCYC - YOUTH

Young Church NCYC is an opportunity of a lifetime that will allow you to form relationships and explore your faith in ways you never imagined. The deadline for NCYC registration is rapidly approaching.

Please see Mrs. Burgio to place your reservation no later than March 15, 2019. If you missed the informational meetings and have questions, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with your family to discuss the NCYC pilgrimage.

In a distinctly Catholic setting,
the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants
to
encounter Christ, experience church,
and be
empowered for discipleship.

for more information go to: http://www.ncyc.info/

 

 

BIBLE STUDY

 STILL TIME TO JOIN US! 7:00 PM MONDAYS

A Study on Evangelization using the Acts of the Apostles. Who better to look to for guidance on evangelization than the Apostles and disciples of the early Church? This is a ten-part series that combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ.   CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM, The cost for your book and class will be $14.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM in St. Mark's Hall

Assist at Fish Fry, followed by Living Stations Practice

CLICK HERE for upcoming events, activities and how to join!

ALPHA YOUTH

What is ALPHA YOUTH?  STILL TIME TO JOIN US!  Alpha is a chance to explore and question the meaning of life. These sessions are for those in Grades 6 through 12th.  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) on

  • April 7 & 27

To register and watch a short video  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 GARAGE SALE

St. Mark’s Youth Ministry will be holding a garage sale in the Church Hall on Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, June 16th.  This will be a fundraiser to raise funds for activities to enhance the faith of our youth and young adults.

We are looking for both donations of goods and help with the organization and pricing of the merchandise. If you are interested in helping with this event. Please contact Kris Burgio at 585-227-6824, ext. 203 or via email at kristine.burgio@dor.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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

CAN YOU HELP?

  • We are looking for people who can volunteer once in a while to complete small tasks in the Parish Office.  Please call Terri at 585-225-6824 if you would like to help.  

  • Our parish recently purchased new altar server robes and cinctures to replace our worn robes. If you are able to make a special donation to cover this expense of approximately $2,000, please drop your donation into our Sunday collection in an envelope labeled with “ALTAR SERVER ROBES” and your name (and envelope number if you have it). Any amount would be gladly accepted.                                                                                
  •  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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

MEN'S PROGRAM

Men's Program, TMIY - The Winter/Spring session starts on February 5. Join us on Tuesdays mornings! To discover more about this highly dynamic men's program and register, for more details and information click on our

Growing in Faith - That Man is YOU page 

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