Parish Photo Directory Sign-Up

St. Mark's parishioners are invited to sign up to have their portrait photographs taken in January!  Below are the dates for appointments.  Times are given on the website that you can link to below...

Friday, Jan. 2;     Saturday, Jan. 3;     Tuesday, Jan. 6;     Wednesday, Jan. 7;     Thursday, Jan. 8;

Friday, Jan. 9;     Saturday, Jan. 10;    Tuesday, Jan. 13;     Wednesday, Jan. 14;     Thursday, Jan. 15

Each household that has their photo taken will receive a free 8x10” photo and a free photo directory!  To sign-up by phone for a photo appointment, call Renee during parish office hours at 796-1604.  Or... on this icon to access the website where you can sign up:

Parish Photo Directory

Please note that website sign-up is disabled on weekends when the manual sign-up sheets are in the back of church (both cannot be used at the same time...).

Also, greeters are needed on the days of photos being taken.  Two persons will man the front table as greeters where families/households check in.  Greeters will work for four-hour periods.  The sign-up sheet is in the back of church.  You can call Angie McCoy with questions about greeters at 304-5918.

Liturgical Volunteers for Christmas & New Year's Masses

Christmas and New Year's (Solemnity of Mary) Liturgical Volunteers and Mass Times

Volunteers are needed for Liturgical Roles on Christmas and New Year’s.  Sign up sheets are on the back tables in church or you can call the parish office at 796-1604.  Mass times: Christmas Eve at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm and Christmas Day at 11:00 am.

New Year’s Mass times are: Dec. 31st at 4:00 pm and January 1st at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. The Parish Office will be closed December 25th & 26th, along with January 1st.

From the Vatican: Remember that Christmas is not about gifts or parties

( The Pope talked about why Christians should reflect the happiness that comes with the season.

"On this Sunday, the Church looks ahead to the joy of Christmas, which is precisely why it's known as the Sunday of joy.”

He reminded the parishioners that Christmas is about a lot more than gifts and parties. He then explained that Christian joy is one that comes with prayer and with giving thanks to God.


Fourth Sunday of Advent

The greatest of the Advent figures makes her appearance in the Gospel for today. Mary the mother of God is the new Eve, the one who, through her expectation and obedience, undid the sin of Eve and Adam. They tried to seize God's gifts; Mary accepted them as a grace.

Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38

From the Vatican: Pope's Mass: There are many 'hidden saints' who live out the Gospel in their daily lives

( Pope Francis talked about so called 'hidden saints.' Men, women, parents, religious and every day people who live out the Gospel and give hope.

"Let's think about all the priests who don't publicize it, but who work in their parishes with great love: Teaching catechesis to children, caring for the elderly, the sick, and preparing newlywed couples...Every day it's the same, the same, the same. They don't get bored because their foundation is solid like a rock. It's Jesus. This is what gives Holiness to the Church. This is what gives hope!”


If you have not picked up your Stewardship Forms please contact the parish office to arrange for pick up.

The forms are to be returned to the parish office.  Thank you.



Adoration Chapel

"On the Cross Jesus said 'I thirst'.  From the Blessed Sacrament Jesus continues to say to each of us 'I thirst'.  He thirsts for our personal love, our intimacy, our union with Him in the Blessed Sacrament". Mother Theresa of Calcutta

Adoreres are needed as partners for the following hours: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 am, 2:00-3:00 am, 8:00-9:00 am, and 8:00-9:00 pm.

Please contact Ruth May @ 259-3902 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if interested.


Daily Server List

The new schedule is posted for daily servers.  Please view the parish website under the heading News and then Ministry Schedules for a list of when your son is scheduled to serve daily Mass.  Thank you.

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Fr. Kapaun Pentagon Ceremony

Hall of Heroes Ceremony for Fr. Emil Kapaun


Latest Podcast

Lectio Divina

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Intro to Lectio Divina - Part 1


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