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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:
"Perfectly Yourself "- Book Discussion
Enjoy the book and join us for a book discussion in the double classroom off the Hall on the following three Sundays from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
April 8 - Chapters 1-3
April 15 - Chapters 4-6
April 22 - Chapters 7-9
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: www.MagnificatRochester.org.
For more information call Kathy Murty at 436-1284, or send an email to: MagnificatRochester@frontier.com
St. Mark's Women's Retreat - May 4-6
Ladies of St. Mark’s, it is time once again to RETREAT to the Notre Dame Retreat House overlooking beautiful Canandaigua Lake. Pack your bags and leave your stress behind. Come for a relaxing, spiritual weekend shared by women from our parish and several other parishes from our Diocese. Renew old friendships and make new ones.
This year’s theme at the Women’s Retreat is Faith, Hope and Love. Come and join us in learning how we can improve and grow every aspect of our lives through the virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.
The retreat runs from Friday night May 4 to Sunday, early afternoon on May 6. Please consider joining us and bring a friend! ALL are welcome!
The suggested donation for the weekend remains the same as last year, $150. for a single room and $120 each person for a shared double room. Money should never be a reason not to come. You are encouraged to give what you can give. Your donation is private. No amount is too small.
Register early! They fill up quickly and once they are full, they have waiting lists.!
For more information or to register please call: Sandy Bligh at 2276431 or Mary Ann Glasow at 2258916 or visit www.notredameretreat.org.
St. Joseph's House
The next team of parishioners, led by Kevin Zwiebel will be serving at St. Joseph’s House on April 14, 2018. If you are interested, call Kevin at 225-4208
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Rosary Society will host other parishes to our Annual Ecumenical Dinner. The dinner will start at 6:30 pm. (Note the time change.) This is a dish to pass supper. All the women of the parish are invited to attend. We hope to see you there.
Men's Club Dinner
JUNE 7, 2018
St. Mark’s Men’s Club annual ADULT DINNER at Red Fedele’s Brook House. Details to follow soon.
ALL ARE WELCOME. SAVE THE DATE !
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
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
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.
SAVE THE DATES!
- Youth Ministry Garage Sale
- June 14-17 St. Mark's Hall
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