"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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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM
Chapel open until 11:00 PM
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 PM
Solemn Services with Veneration of the Cross
Stations of the Cross: 7:00 PM followed by Confessions
Blessing of Easter Food Baskets: Noon
Confessions 3:00 — 4:30 PM
Easter Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM
Easter Sunday Masses: 8:30 AM 11:00 AM
-Rosary is recited at 7:30 AM
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.
EASTER BASKET BLESSING
On Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 12:00 to 12:30 pm in the :St. Mark’s Hall we will have a special food blessing. It is a tradition to have a basket of food blessed on Holy Saturday, which will be used by your family on Easter Sunday.
Please join us for our our First Annual Basket Blessing to bless Easter meals and learn more about this wonderful tradition. Questions on Faith Formation, Youth or Young Adult Ministry? Please contact Kris Burgio at 227 6824 x 203 or email@example.com
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Divine Mercy Sunday is April 26th! Please join us at 2:30 PM for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Scripture, Homily, and Divine Mercy Chaplet (sung), closing with Benediction.
For the history behind Divine Mercy Sunday,go to the following website: https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/chaplethistory.php
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.
Please try to attend the 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.
STAND OUT FOR LIFE
Saturday Morning, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM outside the downtown Planned Parenthood abortion facility (114 University Ave. 14605). 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: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
Friday, April 19th, from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM in St. Mark's Hall
Assist at Fish Fry
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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.
St. Mark’s Men’s Club will host a Ziti Dinner Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Cost is $8 Per Person (under 5 free). Dinner Includes: Ziti, Meatballs, Bread and Salad Served in the Church Hall or take out ALL ARE WELCOME
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Father Louis Sirianni, Pastor
- Deacon Frank Pettrone, Pastoral Associate
- Deacon David Cadregari, Deacon
- Joyce Martelli, Finance Director
- 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