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    Shown above are our wonderful parish priests.
    Father Ted Vitale, C.P. Non Resident Associate, and our pastor Rev. Msgr.Patrick K. Hambrough.

    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.

  • Best LENT Ever

    You are invited to experience the BEST LENT EVER & journey to become the best-version-of-yourself.

    Do this in one or both of the following ways:



    St. Mark Parish is offering a six-session book study program

    Perfectly Yourself:  Discovering God's Dream For You

    by Matthew Kelly of Dynamic Catholic

    Mondays, Feb. 26th, Mar. 5th, 12th, & 26th, & Apr. 9th & 16th

    6:45 - 8 P.M.

    Parish Offices (4200 Ripa Ave. / 63125)

    Cost for sessions & book is $FREE

    For more info &/or register, contact Christina Sanders (Pastoral Associate) at 314.743.8604 or christinasanders@archstl.org.



    Sign up for email program at DynamicCatholic.com/Lent ; & receive inspirational & transformational

    emails & video on your computer &/or device.


    Have a blessed Ash Wednesday and Season of Lent.


    St. Mark, pray for us,


    ~~ Christina

  •      PARISH SCHOOL         OF RELIGION 2017

    Please click on Education and Faith Formation above and then on Parish School of Religion to the right. You will then be able to click the links necessary to register for PSR.

  •           ST. MARK 

    St. Mark Church St. Mark School
    4220 Ripa Ave 4220 Ripa Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63125 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,

    Starting September 5, daily mass will be offered Monday through Friday at 6:30 AM and 8:00 AM. Saturday at 8:00 AM. Please note the time change of 8:00 to better accomodate the school schedule.

    During Lent we will have an additional Mass at 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday.

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

    We have Adoration after the 8:00 AM Mass until 5:00 PM every Tuesday during lent. We will return to our normal time of 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM after Lent is over.

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

    Even though our new address is 4220 Ripa Ave, correspondence should be addressed to 4200 Ripa Ave. 

    Saint Patrick

    Saint of the Day
    for March 17

    (c. 386 – 461)

    Saint Patrick’s Story

    Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two solid qualities in him: He was humble and he was courageous. The determination to accept suffering and success with equal indifference guided the life of God’s instrument for winning most of Ireland for Christ.

    Details of his life are uncertain. Current research places his dates of birth and death a little later than earlier accounts. Patrick may have been born in Dunbarton, Scotland, Cumberland, England, or in northern Wales. He called himself both a Roman and a Briton. At 16, he and a large number of his father’s slaves and vassals were captured by Irish raiders and sold as slaves in Ireland. Forced to work as a shepherd, he suffered greatly from hunger and cold.

    After six years Patrick escaped, probably to France, and later returned to Britain at the age of 22. His captivity had meant spiritual conversion. He may have studied at Lerins, off the French coast; he spent years at Auxerre, France, and was consecrated bishop at the age of 43. His great desire was to proclaim the good news to the Irish.

    In a dream vision it seemed “all the children of Ireland from their mothers’ wombs were stretching out their hands” to him. He understood the vision to be a call to do mission work in pagan Ireland. Despite opposition from those who felt his education had been defective, he was sent to carry out the task. He went to the west and north–where the faith had never been preached–obtained the protection of local kings, and made numerous converts.

    Because of the island’s pagan background, Patrick was emphatic in encouraging widows to remain chaste and young women to consecrate their virginity to Christ. He ordained many priests, divided the country into dioceses, held Church councils, founded several monasteries and continually urged his people to greater holiness in Christ.

    He suffered much opposition from pagan druids and was criticized in both England and Ireland for the way he conducted his mission. In a relatively short time, the island had experienced deeply the Christian spirit, and was prepared to send out missionaries whose efforts were greatly responsible for Christianizing Europe.

    Patrick was a man of action, with little inclination toward learning. He had a rock-like belief in his vocation, in the cause he had espoused. One of the few certainly authentic writings is his Confessio, above all an act of homage to God for having called Patrick, unworthy sinner, to the apostolate.

    There is hope rather than irony in the fact that his burial place is said to be in County Down in Northern Ireland, long the scene of strife and violence.


    What distinguishes Patrick is the durability of his efforts. When one considers the state of Ireland when he began his mission work, the vast extent of his labors, and how the seeds he planted continued to grow and flourish, one can only admire the kind of man Patrick must have been. The holiness of a person is known only by the fruits of his or her work.

    Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of: