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  •         WELCOME
         to our Website




    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.
     

  •      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 
      CATHOLIC  CHURCH


     
    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)





     
  •     BE A PART OF THE
            NEW ST. MARK
               DIRECTORY

    Sign up today!

    Be a part of the new St. Mark family directory!

    St. Mark is partnering with Lifetouch Photography for professional photography that will connect parish families. In your one-hour session you will be professionally photographed, immediately view your photographs and be able to purchase photography gifts. For participating, each family will receive a complimentary 8x10 photograph and a parish directory.Sign-ups will be available online at

    https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/ycmd1r4x/ beginning Saturday, April 28.  Available photography dates are May 24 - 26, May 29 – June 2, June 5-7 and June 14-16. Appointments Tuesday through Friday are from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday appointments are from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



                        
     

  • 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.



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

    We have Adoration after the 8:00 AM Mass until 9:00 PM every Tuesday  

  • 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 OF THE DAY

    Saint Conrad of Parzham

    Saint of the Day
    for April 20

    (December 22, 1818 – April 21, 1894)

    Saint Conrad of Parzham’s Story

    Conrad spent most of his life as porter in Altoetting, Bavaria, letting people into the friary and indirectly encouraging them to let God into their lives.

    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. His Liturgical Feast Day is April 21.


    Reflection

    As we can see from his life as well as his words, Conrad of Parzham lived a life that attracted others because of a special quality, something Chesterton alluded to when he wrote, “The moment we have a fixed heart we have a free hand.” If we want to understand Conrad, we have to know where he fixed his heart. Because he was united to God in prayer, everyone felt at ease in Conrad’s presence.