The following family has recently registered in the parish: Michael & Diana Scheve

Please warmly welcome the newest members to our parish family!

If you are new and are interested in joining the parish, you may contact the Parish office at 796-1604.

  • In the weeks ahead, our parish representative from Solutio, Inc., will be setting up the advertising for our website for the year.
  • Please consider participating in this effort since the revenue from the ads is what makes the website possible at no cost to the parish.
  • It’s a great way to get your name in front of the families in the parish.  Advertisements may be purchased for a business, family memorial, or you can sponsor an ad supporting Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus, Vocations, etc.
  • Please give these ideas some thought. We need and appreciate your help!  If you are interested or just curious as to prices and want more information, please contact 316.448.0312 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Funeral Mass

The funeral Mass for Mitchell Speck, will be celebrated Tuesday, October 21st at 10:30 a.m.  The Rosary Vigil will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 20th. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind--and your neighbor as yourself." This is the way that Jesus summed up the law and the prophets. Finally, it is a matter of love, and the love of God and neighbor are tightly intertwined. I try to illustrate this principle by telling the life of Rose Hawthorne, a woman who loved God precisely by loving some of the most ostracized people of her time.

Gospel: Matthew 22: 34-40

St. Mark’s Quiltathon

St. Mark’s Quiltathon

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer has touched many in the St. Mark community. During the last year, it has become a very personal issue for several parishioners, including Karen Marcotte and her family, friends, and neighbors. To show support for Karen and all those who have been affected by breast cancer, St. Mark is hosting a three-day Quiltathon, during which a special Breast Cancer Awareness quilt will be pieced. The project will run from Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Thursday, Oct 23.  Anyone wishing to participate can come to the quilt room in the basement of the Parish Hall at any time and for any length of time between 8:45 in the morning (after Mass) and 9:45 in the evening.  Everything for cutting, pinning, sewing, ripping seams, and pressing will be provided. No special skills or supplies are needed.

March for Life

Join the Diocese of Wichita for the March for Life youth pilgrimage to Washington, DC to stand for Life! The pilgrimage will be from Tuesday, January 20 thru Sunday, January 25, 2015. Cost per pilgrim is $375: $275 of this may be covered through fundraising. If you would like more information on going with the St. Mark’s group, contact Terry Nemechek at 794-3728. Registration forms:


(Romereports.comIn his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that God never gives us a gift without the added grace of the Holy Spirit. Reflecting on Jesus' parable on prayer, the Pope said that God not only forgives, but always gives more than we hoped for.

"This is the gift, this is God’s added extra. God never gives you a gift, something that you ask for, without wrapping it up well, without adding something extra to make it even more beautiful. And that little bit more that the Lord, the Father gives us, is the Spirit. The true gift of the Father is the one that prayer does not dare to hope for. 'I ask for this grace; I ask for this, I knock and pray so much... I only hope that you will give me this'. And He who is Father, will give me that and more: He will give me the gift of the Holy Spirit.”


28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


"Jesus places everything in its proper relationship to God. But he also chastises those who are involved in power games. God is ultimately in charge and rules over even Caesar."

Gospel: Matthew 22: 15-21

Funeral Dinners--Assist in Preparing Food


Description: Assist in preparing meals for funeral dinners held at St. Mark's.  Duties include preparing meat and vegetables and peeling potatoes.

Commitment: As needed.

Questions and to sign-up: Brenda Mies at 796-0708.


RCIA Classes

Monday, September 8 will be the first session of RCIA for this fall.  It will be held in St. Isidore's Hall (the south section of the Parish Life Center, which is to the east of the church) from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Sessions will be held most Monday evenings from thereon out, through Easter.  The catechesis this year will utilize the "Symbolon" series from the Augustine Institute.  Any Catholics who would like to learn more about their Faith are welcome to attend.

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