Please visit our COVID-19 page specifically dedicated to updates surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the effects on and temporary changes to the Parish. https://saintmarkshoreline.org/covid-19-updates/.
Confessions are CANCELED until further notice due to COVID-19 exposure.
Soup Suppers are CANCELED until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions.
Stations of the Cross are CANCELED until further notice due to COVID-19 exposure. The school Stations of the Cross at 2:00 pm on Fridays and the Passion Play on Good Friday are CANCELED.
Mass During The Week
ALL PUBLIC MASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO STATE & ARCHDIOCESAN MANDATES AND COVID-19 EXPOSURE IN THE CHURCH & SCHOOL. We will be live-streaming Mass online on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am. The link to our Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/SaintMarkShoreline/
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED: St. Mark celebrates Holy Mass every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 9:30 AM. During the school year, Friday Masses will be with the school. On days where a funeral Mass is scheduled, daily Mass will be cancelled and you are encouraged to attend the funeral Mass instead.
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Mass On The Weekends
ALL PUBLIC MASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO STATE & ARCHDIOCESAN MANDATES AND COVID-19 EXPOSURE IN THE CHURCH & SCHOOL. We will be live-streaming Mass on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am. The link to our Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/SaintMarkShoreline/
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED SCHEDULE:
- Saturday 9:30 AM
- Saturday 5 PM
- Sunday 7:30 AM
- Sunday 9 AM (Full Parish Choir/Schola Cantorum – Music from the Church’s treasury)
- Sunday 11 AM (Full Parish Choir/Schola Cantorum – Music from the Church’s treasury)
Confessions are temporarily CANCELED due to COVID-19 exposure in the Church.
REGULAR SCHEDULE: Saturdays from 8:00 – 9:15 AM and 3:00 – 4:30 PM.
ADORATION IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED IN THE ADORATION CHAPEL DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS. ADDITIONALLY, THE CHURCH IS CLOSED TO ALL DUE TO RECENT COVID-19 EXPOSURE AND SUBSEQUENT CLEANING.
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!