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Pastor’s Welcome

Welcome to the website for St. Mark Parish in Catonsville, Maryland!

Established in 1888, as Catonsville grew from a village of summer estates to a thriving, year-round community, St. Mark quickly became a multi-generational parish.  Today, at any Sunday Mass, one will still see grandparents praying with their children and grandchildren.  Many generations have also graduated from St. Mark School, moving on to academic success both in secondary and higher education.

Our parishioners have always exhibited a deep commitment to the Catholic faith and an extraordinary spirit of generosity.  At this point in our history, we are enthusiastically responding to Archbishop William Lori’s request to assess our parish needs and identify how we might use our gifts to strengthen our faith both in southwest Baltimore County and in various ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore.   It is our hope that our revamped website will be an essential tool for learning about the Parish Planning Program that, we pray, will enrich the task of discipleship.

We hope that the St. Mark website will serve as an important channel of communication for parish and archdiocesan programs. If what you seek is not obvious, please contact the parish office for assistance. Please pray for the success of our parish and for the future of God’s Church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

May Christ, the Light of the World, guide us!

Fr. Whatley
Pastor

ASH WEDNESDAY & LENTEN SCHEDULE

Ash Wednesday is February 10. St. Mark will offer Mass with the distribution of ashes in the Church at 7:45 AM & 1:30 PM.

Please join us on Fridays in Lent (Feb 12, 19 & 26, Mar 11 & 18) for Stations of the Cross led by Deacon Presberry in the Chapel at 7:00 PM.

Archbishop Lori has asked all parishes to set aside March 4 for Adoration & Reconciliation, so Stations will not be celebrated on that Friday. More information will follow.

Mission

“We the members of St. Mark Parish, a Roman Catholic Community, welcome all to celebrate and live as Jesus teaches us:

  • to love one another
  • to worship and to witness
  • to learn and to teach
  • to be open and accepting
  • to share in God’s Kingdom as we proclaim and perpetuate the Body of Christ.”

All are welcome to join us in this mission…

Mass Schedule

Daily Mass (Chapel):
7:45 a.m. Mon-Fri
8 a.m. Saturday
Rosary after each Mass

Saturday (Church):
Confessions 3 – 3:45 p.m.
4 p.m. Traditional Mass

Sunday (Church):
7:30 a.m. Traditional Mass (no music)
9 a.m. Family Mass, Contemporary Music
11 a.m. Traditional Mass, Adult Choir
5 p.m. Youth & Family Mass

Holy Days: As announced


FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP

CATHOLICS EXCUSED FROM THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS DUE TO UNSAFE TRAVEL CONDITIONS

Archbishop William E. Lori is reminding Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore that Church law excuses them from fulfilling the Sunday obligation to attend Mass due to a grave cause, such as unsafe travel due to severe weather conditions.

Those who cannot safely attend Mass are encouraged to listen to the locally produced radio Mass, which is broadcast live from St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Baltimore on WCBM-680 AM at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and re-aired the same day at 6:30 p.m. (also streamed online at www.wcbm.com) or watch the Mass on TV.  Church of the Nativity in Timonium will be streaming its weekend Masses (5pm on Saturday and 9am, 10:30am, 12 noon, and 5:30pm on Sunday) at churchnativity.tv.  The Eternal Word Television Network also broadcasts the Mass at various times each day. Check www.ewtn.com for listings.  Those intending to attend Mass are encouraged to check with their parish first for information regarding possible changes to the weekend Mass schedule.

The Archbishop prays for the health and safety of all.

News from St. Mark Parish in Catonsville

We want your pictures of sacraments, activities, or sports which have occurred on St. Mark campus for our website.  Please e-mail them to nreiter@archbalt.org if you wish to share your happy memories.