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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)






  • First Day of School

    St. Mark School opened it's doors for 2014-2015 School year on Monday, August 18th.  See our First Day of School photo album for more pictures.  We're off to a great start!

  • 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.
  • 2014 TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT OUR NEW CHURCH

  • 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.
  • 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)

  • Saint of the Day

    Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Blessed Anthony Grassi
    (1592-1671)
     
     
    Anthony’s father died when his son was only 10 years old, but the young lad inherited his father’s devotion to Our Lady of Loreto. As a schoolboy he frequented the local church of the Oratorian Fathers, joining the religious order when he was 17.

    Already a fine student, he soon gained a reputation in his religious community as a "walking dictionary" who quickly grasped Scripture and theology. For some time he was tormented by scruples, but they reportedly left him at the very hour he celebrated his first Mass. From that day, serenity penetrated his very being.

    In 1621, at age 29, Anthony was struck by lightning while praying in the church of the Holy House at Loreto. He was carried paralyzed from the church, expecting to die. When he recovered in a few days he realized that he had been cured of acute indigestion. His scorched clothes were donated to the Loreto church as an offering of thanks for his new gift of life.

    More important, Anthony now felt that his life belonged entirely to God. Each year thereafter he made a pilgrimage to Loreto to express his thanks.

    He also began hearing confessions, and came to be regarded as an outstanding confessor. Simple and direct, he listened carefully to penitents, said a few words and gave a penance and absolution, frequently drawing on his gift of reading consciences.

    In 1635 he was elected superior of the Fermo Oratory. He was so well regarded that he was reelected every three years until his death. He was a quiet person and a gentle superior who did not know how to be severe. At the same time he kept the Oratorian constitutions literally, encouraging the community to do likewise.

    He refused social or civic commitments and instead would go out day or night to visit the sick or dying or anyone else needing his services. As he grew older, he had a God-given awareness of the future, a gift which he frequently used to warn or to console.

    But age brought its challenges as well. He suffered the humility of having to give up his physical faculties one by one. First was his preaching, necessitated after he lost his teeth. Then he could no longer hear confessions. Finally, after a fall, he was confined to his room. The archbishop himself came each day to give him holy Communion. One of Anthony’s final acts was to reconcile two fiercely quarreling brothers.

     

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

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