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 youth ministry or education programs, 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 450 families. We are twinned with St. Lawrence Parish of Duelm.
We welcome all visitors to share in our times of prayer.
Mass & Reconciliation
Saturday (year round) 5:00 PM – St. Marcus
July - December
8:00 AM – St. Lawrence
10:00 AM – St. Marcus
January - June
8:00 AM – St. Marcus
10:00 AM – St. Lawrence
Monday & Wednesday, 8:00AM
St. Marcus - Clear Lake:
Saturday at 4:15 PM or by appointment
St. Lawrence – Duelm
Sundays following Mass.
Hall Rental Form Links:
Update - 5-28-2020:
We are resuming Mass on Wednesdays. Mass will be at 8am and the church will remain open until 11am for prayer. We have not been given the green light to have weekend Mass from the Diocese. The Diocese approves each churches reopening plans. As soon as we know we are having a weekend Mass, the website and church phone message will be updated. Thank you.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM FR. JOE
Fr. Joe’s Pastoral Nature Notes
Confessions cancelled by the order of the Bishop. Only Confessions by appointment are allowed. Father Joe will offer appointment only confessions by drive up/drive thru. You can call 320-743-2481, extension #2 and leave a message for Fr. Joe. You can also try: 320-743-6220.
See Link Below for appointment only instructions.
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. Other links are listed below for radio, rosary and free "Give Us This Day" issues, on-line.
(There are also copies of "Give Us This Day" May issues that you can pick up. They are located in a
box on the parking lot side of church - by the glass doors.)
Catholic Radio Stations:
Spirit 92.9 and K-yes on AM 1180 or 93.5 FM
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.
Clearwater & Clear Lake Emergency Food Shelf.....
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. Or: 612-297-5353.
Prayer Line: If you would like someone's name added to the St. Marcus Prayer Line, please email the persons first name to:
You can also call the church at: 320-743-2481, then press 4 to
leave a message. Thank you.