About St. Marcus
We have been welcoming people through our doors since 1888. Maybe you would like to join us for one of our liturgies, through our religious education program, possibly through one of our social events? Or might you be in need of one of our many services that we provide? Our helpful staff and many volunteers are here to make your experience at St. Marcus one that characterizes our small town personality, warm, friendly and welcoming.
Welcome to St. Marcus Church
Fr. Joseph Backowski, Pastor
Welcome, and thank you for visiting the new St. Marcus Catholic Parish website. Located in Clear Lake, Minnesota, we are faith community rich in history and tradition.
St. Marcus began in 1888 with 18 families and we are now a community of 440 families. We are twinned with St. Lawrence Parish of Duelm.
We welcome all visitors to share in our times of prayer.
MASS & RECONILIATION
Saturday Mass - 5pm
Sunday Mass- 8am
Reconcilation at 4pm on Saturdays
Monday & Wednesday, 8:00AM
(Unless there is a funeral, then Mass would be cancelled for that day.)
NOTICE: WE ARE NOT TAKING HALL RENTAL APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
HALL RENTAL FORM LINKS:
Mondays & Wednesdays at 8am
REOPENING GUIDELINES (Posted May 2020)
Voting for judges seems strange, and I don’t know for whom to vote. I feel like I might be guessing.
What should I do?
Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Website to see a sample ballot for the upcoming election. (Click link below)
Here you can review candidate names, search for websites that tell you more about the judicial candidates and their reasons for running.You can review their stories and endorsements, and look for linked content from those sites. Also consider following candidates of interest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get a feel for how a judicial candidate thinks and feels about issues related to justice today.
FR. JOE’S PASTORAL NATURE NOTES
CLEARWATER & CLEAR LAKE EMERGENCY FOODSHELF
is located at: 1100 County Road 75 in Clearwater - in the brown Lions Park Building. Even if you've never been to the food shelf before, we are offering food to anyone on the following days:
Mondays: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tuesdays: 9:00am to 11:00am and again at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
They have an 24/7 answering service.
Please call: 320-558-2954.
You can give electronically on (or about) the 15th of every month. Simply fill out the form below and return to the office with a blank check, from the account you want the money drawn out of. Thank you.
MASKS: As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor's Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone.
SATURDAY MASS: Is at 5pm.
SUNDAY MASS: Is at 8am. Mass will stay at 8am through the end of the year.
WEEKDAY MASSES: We also have Mass on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8am. NOTICE: If there is a funeral on a Monday or a Wednesday, there will be NO morning Mass that day.
BAPTISMS: Please call Fr. Joe at 320-743-2481, Extension 2.
OFFICE VISITS for Fr. Joe or Kathy/Secretary/Bookkeeper are by appointment only. Call 320-743-2481.
Office visit for Peggy in Faith Formation, call 320-743-3346.
MASS MINISTER VOLUNTEERS
Eucharist Ministers, Sacristans, Lectors and Ushers:
The schedules has been emailed to you. There are also copies on the small table by the stairs, in the gathering area.
Our Diocesan televised Mass reaches nearly all households in our diocese through network programming on KSTC-45 at 11:00am each Sunday morning. Featuring local priests, musicians, and lectors, this Mass is a wonderful opportunity for our homebound parishioners to enjoy their faith with the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Those who can’t watch the Mass on television are invited to view it online below.
CATHOLIC RADIO STATIONS
Spirit 92.9 and K-yes on AM 1180 or 93.5 FM
If you would like a name to added to the Prayer Line, please call the office at 320-743-2481, Extention 4 and leave a message with either the person's first name only and the intention, or just the intention (no first name needed for privacy.)
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