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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)

     

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

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

    April 20
    St. Conrad of Parzham
    (1818-1894)
     
     

    His parents, Bartholomew and Gertrude Birndorfer, lived near Parzham, Bavaria. In those days this region was recovering from the Napoleonic wars. A lover of solitary prayer and a peacemaker as a young man, Conrad joined the Capuchins as a brother. He made his profession in 1852 and was assigned to the friary in Altoetting. That city’s shrine to Mary was very popular; at the nearby Capuchin friary there was a lot of work for the porter, a job Conrad held for 41 years.

    At first some of the other friars were jealous that such a young friar held this important job. Conrad’s patience and holy life overcame their doubts. As porter he dealt with many people, obtaining many of the friary supplies and generously providing for the poor who came to the door. He treated them all with the courtesy Francis expected of his followers.

    Conrad’s helpfulness was sometimes unnerving. Once Father Vincent, seeking quiet to prepare a sermon, went up the belltower of the church. Conrad tracked him down when someone wanting to go to confession specifically requested Father Vincent.

    Conrad also developed a special rapport with the children of the area. He enthusiastically promoted the Seraphic Work of Charity, which aided neglected children.

    Conrad spent hours in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. He regularly asked the Blessed Mother to intercede for him and for the many people he included in his prayers. The ever-patient Conrad was canonized in 1934.