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    Shown above are our wonderful parish priests.
    Father Ted Vitale, C.P. Non Resident Associaste, our pastor Rev. Msgr.Patrick K. Hambrough and Rev. Msgr. Charles J. Forst, Retired, in Residence.

    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.

  •        WELCOME

    Christina Sanders, Ph.D. comes to St. Mark’s Parish with 16 plus years of experience in the area of Catholic religious education on both the parish and school levels. During these years she has ministered to the needs of adults and children at Our Lady of Sorrows (St. Louis), St. Michael the Archangel Parish and School (Shrewsbury), Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School
    (St. Louis), and St. Monica Parish (Creve Coeur). 
    In May 2004, Christina earned her doctoral degree in Public Policy Analysis and Administration from Saint Louis University. In March 2011, she received certifications to be an Elementary and High School Parish School of Religion (PSR) Coordinator as well as
    Elementary and High School PSR Catechist (Religion Teacher) from Paul VI Pontifical Institute (Archdiocese of St. Louis).
    Christina graduated from Notre Dame
    High School (Lemay) and St. Stephen Protomartyr School (St. Louis).
    On February 13, 2006, Christina adopted her son, Kenneth, from China. They along with her mother, Dolores Sanders, reside on The Hill and in St. Ambrose Parish. This fall, Ken entered 7th grade at St. Ambrose School.
    Christina is an active parishioner at St.
    Ambrose where she is a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Vacation Bible School (VBS) Co-planner, and Athletic Association Board Member.
    Christina is excited and humbled to join the Parish Staff as Pastoral Associate. She looks forward to meeting as many parishioners as possible during her initial days
    and weeks. Please do not hesitate to contact  her at 314-743-8604 or christinasanders@


  • 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 9AM 11AM,

    Weekday Masses: Monday thru Friday  6:30 AM & 8:15 AM  and Sat. 8:15 AM.
    *During the School Year 8:15 Mass on Friday is at the School. All other masses are at the church

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

    Sunday Mass times are changing to:
    7:00, 9:00 and 11AM 
    Saturday Mass will remain at 5:00PM
    Please make a note of these new times for our Sunday Celebration of Mass.


  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available from 3:30-4:30PM on Saturdays or by appointment.  
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    St. Gaspar

    Feastday: October 21

    Birth: 1786

    Death: 1837

    Gaspar, who was born in Rome, the son of a chef, in 1786, received his education as a Collegio Romano and was ordained priest in 1808. Shortly after this, Rome was taken by Napoleon's army, and he, with most of the clergy, was exiled for refusing to deny his allegiance to the Holy See. He returned after the fall of Napoleon to find a wide scope for work, as Rome had for nearly five years, been almost entirely without priests and sacraments. In 1815, Gaspar founded the Congregation of the most Precious Blood with the approval of Pope Pius VII. His wish was to have a house in every diocese, and he chose the most neglected and wicked town or district. The kingdom of Naples was in those days a nest of crime of every kind; no one's life or property was safe, and in 1821 the pope asked Gaspar to found six houses there. He was very happy to do this, but he had many difficulties to overcome before it was accomplished. In 1824, the houses of the congregation were opened to young clergy who wished to be trained specially as missionaries. In his lifetime, their work covered the whole of Italy. Journeying from town to town, enduring endless hardships, threatened often even with death, Gaspar always taking the hardest work himself, they preached their message. One of his principles was that everybody should be made to work. He therefore founded works of charity in Rome for young and old, rich and poor of both sexes. He opened the night oratory, where our Lord is worshipped all night by men, many coming to Him, like Nicodemus, by night who would not have the courage to go to confession by day. His last mission was preached in Romeduring the cholera outbreak of 1836. Feeling his strength failing, he returned at once to Albano, and made every preparation for death. After the feast of St. Francis Xavier he went to Rome to die. He received the last sacraments on December 28, and he died the same day. Various miracles had been worked by St. Gaspar during his lifetime, and after his death many graces were obtained by his intercession. He was canonized in 1954.