Mass During The Week
St. Mark Celebrates Holy Mass every Tuesday – Thursday at 8 AM, and Friday at 9 AM with the school.
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Mass On The Weekends
- Saturday 9 AM
- Saturday 5 PM (Music found in the Gather Hymnal)
- Sunday 7:30 AM (Men’s Chant Choir Singing Gregorian Chant)
- Sunday 9 AM (Full Parish Choir – Music from the Church’s treasury)
- Sunday 11 AM (Women’s Schola Choir)
Saturday 8 to 8:45 AM and 3:30 to 4:30 PM
St. Mark is a perpetual adoration parish. For 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a member of our parish family is praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. We invite all of our parishioners to make Adoration a part of their prayer life. If interested, contact Mat Connolly – (206) 465-0710
Holy Mass Etiquette
How we act at Mass should help us pray, listen and worship as well as help our neighbors do the same.
We should remember:
- That Mass is holy.
- To dress appropriately. We should wear to Mass what we would wear if a King invited us to his home for a feast. That is, we should wear our best. Our best should never draw attention to ourselves but give the utmost respect to the Lord Jesus. Immodest or revealing clothing is never acceptable.
- To be on time. It is distracting when people arrive late to Mass.
- To turn cell phones and pagers off.
- To remove gum from your mouth AND dispose of it in a PROPER manner (not on the floor or pews).
- To genuflect toward the tabernacle before sitting down. Genuflecting is bending the right knee to the floor and rising up again. If one is physically incapable of genuflecting, they should instead make a profound bow. The purpose of this is to show respect to Jesus and to acknowledge His Presence in the tabernacle.
- Once we have found a seat, we should sit or kneel quietly to pray or meditate. This is not the time to socialize with our friends. If we must talk quietly, we should make it brief. The purpose of this is again to show respect for the Blessed Sacrament.
- To stay until the end of Mass. Mass ends when the priest or deacon says: “Go in peace” and we say: “Thanks be to God.” It is most polite to stay in our pews until the end of the recessional hymn. Emergencies will arise from time to time; in such cases, we should be as discreet as possible so as not to disrupt the Mass that has not yet ended.
- To reverently, gently, & silently leave the church. Again, this is to show respect of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. There is a custom where some stay several minutes after in thanksgiving for the Eucharist they have just received; the church should also be quiet out of respect for this deep union taking place. We can talk all we want once we have reached the vestibule, and we are encouraged to really yack it up at the coffee hours that follow many Masses!