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  • St. Mark Catholic Church

    St. Mark Church St. Mark School
    8300 Morganford Rd 4220 Ripa Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63123 St. Louis, MO 63125
    314.743.8600 314.743.8640
    314.743.8618 (fax) 314.743.8690 (fax)






  • Mass Times

    Sunday Masses: Sat. Evening: 5PM Sun. Morning: 7AM 8:30AM, 10AM, & 11:30AM

    Weekday Masses: Mon.-Fri. 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM &8:15 AM*  and Sat. 8:15 AM
    *During the School Year 8:15 Mass is at the School Chapel

    Holy Day Masses: 7PM (The Evening Before) 6:30AM, 7:30AM 9AM & 7PM (The Day of)

    Lenten Mass Schedule : In addition to the above schedule we also have Mass Monday thru Thursday at 5:30 PM at the Church.
    Stations of the Cross are on Friday at 7:00 PM

  • Fr. Barron's Lent Reflections

    • Why worry excessively about what came before? Why obsess over your past sins? God is much more interested in your future than in your past. We have a God who “makes all
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available from 3:30-4:30PM on Saturdays or by appointment.   DURING LENT
    RECONCILLATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY MORNING 9:30 -10:00 AM and WEDNESDAY EVENING 4:30-5:15 PM 
  • Adult Faith

    Parishioners have the opportunity to enrich their life and that of the parish through programs or small faith communities. Contact Jane Brown 314-743-8604.
  • ST. MARK FISH FRIES

  •     2015 MARCH FOR                   LIFE

    This year the parish sent 54 young people and chaperones to Washington DC to participate in the March for Life.  They prayed for the unborn and they witnessed to the sanctity of all human life. They also enjoyed visiting various monuments and museums in our nations capital. The parish is very proud of our young people for standing up for life and grateful for the chaperones who accompanied them.


  • Welcome

                                                                                     












                                                                                                                                                       
     We introduce our beloved parish priests, From left:
    Father "Ted" Vitali, C.P., our pastor Monsignor Patrick Hambrough, Monsignor Charles Forst, Father Eric Olsen


    We thank you for visiting our parish website.  We hope the information available on this site is helpful to you.  If you need additional information, please call us at 314.743.8600 someone will be more than happy to assist you.


    If you are interested in becoming Catholic we offer a Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Program a.k.a RCIA.. If you have been away from the Church and are interested in returning we offer a program called Catholics Returning Home a.k.a. CRH.

    St. Mark Parish is a Catholic community of faith.  Our desire is to build up the Kingdom of God by sharing our gifts of time, talent and treasure with our own parishioners and with those of the larger community.  We invite everyone to join us in our many liturgical services, outreach ministries and social events.

    To build our Catholic community as One Body in Christ, many of our parishioners – and many others in the area around us – get involved in some of our many parish organizations.  These ministries provide opportunities to experience Christian learning, growth and community-building.  They focus on many areas, including:  Spiritual and Liturgical; Administrative; Christian Formation and Education; Youth; Community/World Outreach and Service; Social Groups; and Sporting Teams. 

    Our Parish Catholic School and Parish School of Religion (PSR) strive to educate our youth and to assist in their faith formation as Catholics. 

    We welcome you to St. Mark’s Parish and we invite you to visit our very active and very, blessed faith- based  community.  We invite you to grow with us in faith and service.
  • Saint of the Day

     March 26
    Blessed Didacus Joseph of Cadiz
    (d. 1801)

     
    Born in Cadiz, Spain, and christened Joseph Francis, the youth spent much of his free time around the Capuchin friars and their church. But his desire to enter the Franciscan Order was delayed because of the difficulty he had with his studies. Finally he was admitted to the novitiate of the Capuchins in Seville as Brother Didacus. He later was ordained a priest and sent out to preach.

    His gift of preaching was soon evident. He journeyed tirelessly through the territory of Andalusia of Spain, speaking in small towns and crowded cities. His words were able to touch the minds and hearts of young and old, rich and poor, students and professors. His work in the confessional completed the conversions his words began.

    This unlearned man was called "the apostle of the Holy Trinity" because of his devotion to the Trinity and the ease with which he preached about this sublime mystery. One day a child gave away his secret, crying out: "Mother, mother, see the dove resting on the shoulder of Father Didacus! I could preach like that too if a dove told me all that I should say."

    Didacus was that close to God, spending nights in prayer and preparing for his sermons by severe penances. His reply to those who criticized him: "My sins and the sins of the people compel me to do it. Those who have been charged with the conversions of sinners must remember that the Lord has imposed on them the sins of all their clients."

    It is said that sometimes when he preached on the love of God he would be elevated above the pulpit. Crowds in village and town squares were entranced by his words and would attempt to tear off pieces of his habit as he passed by.

    He died in 1801 at age 58, a holy and revered man. He was beatified in 1894.