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St. Lawrence Catholic Church

June 20 - 23 from  9:00-11:30 am

Pre-K through 4th grade.

Click here for registration form

We need MANY volunteers to make this happen as well as  commitments from families regarding students to expect. For further information contact McKay at 320-743-3346, or contact Char or Betty at St Lawrence. We're looking forward to a MONUMENTAL WEEK


Please keep Leon Weis in your prayers. He had hoped to come to Mass and the Saturday social for some camaraderie this past weekend, however, he  broke his hip Friday night.  In addition, he also ended up receiving a pacemaker implant.  According to his family,  he is doing well, and is recovering at St. Benedicts Therapy Suites in Sartell, MN.  Prayers appreciated!

Mass on Monday May 23rd will be at Noon


Saturday Social is back! Please join us after the 5:00 pm Mass on the first Saturday of the month. The next social will be on Saturday June 4th.

Free Breakfast Monday:  On the 3rd Monday of the month, free breakfast is served following the 8:00 am Mass. Following breakfast a movie will be chosen by those wanting to stay.  The next free breakfast will be served on Monday June 20th.


Father Stuart Long's dramatic conversion to Christ before becoming a priest led many people to Christ and the Catholic Faith.  His courageous witness left a special legacy in the Diocese of Helena. 

Viewers should be warned that the film contains objectionable language, violence, and adult content.  However, it's our hope that the redemptive story of Fr. Stu's conversion will invite viewers to faith and strengthen believers. 

Bishop George Thomas, who ordained Father Stu to the priesthood, and Bishop Austin Vetter, the current Bishop of Helena agreed; Father Stu-raw and unfiltered, combative and grace-filled, witnessed to the truth that no one is ever beyond the reach of redemption.

Mark Wahlberg writes, " Years ago the pastor of my parish shared with me the true story of Father Stuart Long. Stu was a man from Montana who'd been a state champion boxer,  a failed actor, a butcher, and a troublemaker- he was a flawed man who eventually found himself, like so many of us, looking for a higher purpose.  He found his purpose in the pursuit of faith, driven by a desire for a deeper relationship with God.  His is a true redemption story. 

Father Stu became an inspiration to many despite countless obstacles, facing those obstacles with grace, courage, and humor.  I found his story so inspiring that I knew I had to find a way to bring it to the big screen.  It was important to me that people get the chance to meet this man and learn from his story.  It was a journey that took many years and the hard work of some incredible collaborators. 

Those who knew Father Stu during his life were forever changed by him.   It's our sincere hope that through this film we can expand Stu's contributions beyond the communities he touched in life and share his story with the entire world.

This has been a passion project for me and I'm so excited to finally be able to tell this story.  I'm humbled by the opportunity to honor this amazing priest. 

Mark Wahlberg

Visit the Father Stu website at: for additional resources and information.  They are offering special group sales discounts when a group brings their priest!



Blessed Sacrament Adoration and Personal Prayer Time:

Adoration is a sign of devotion and worship of Jesus Christ.  Spending time in Eucharistic Adoration with our Divine Lord is a good place to go to ask what he wants with our life.  Please prayerfully consider spending some time each week in adoration, in union, and contemplation of the Lord present in the Eucharist.

We have the opportunity to honor Jesus by visiting the Blessed Sacrament after Wednesday Mass, from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Father Joe's note on Ukraine: 
Many people of the Ukraine are of an ancient faith tradition. Eastern Orthodox, Greek Catholics, Latin Catholics, and Jews, make up almost 75% of the Ukranian population.  These are our brothers and sisters in the ancient faith that has been handed on to us. Please consider helping to relieve the suffering financially by following the link below and selecting one of the Catholic non-profits who can bring these people aid as soon as possible.  As Catholic Christians we are called to help others carry their cross just as Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus to carry his cross. update-where-to-give-to-help-Ukraine   Thank you,FJ

Memorial Day Color Guard Ceremony Schedule:
9:00AM St. Marcus Cemetery Clear Lake
9:15 AM Hwy 10
9:45 AM Highland Cemetery
10:00 AM Mount Hope Cemetery Clearwater
10:15 AM St. Lukes Cemetery Clearwater
10:30 AM Acacia Cemetery Clearwater

Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom.  May your day be filled with memories and peace.



When planning a funeral, we request that your first step is to contact a funeral home. A funeral home will walk you through the steps needed in order to proceed during this difficult time. The funeral home will then contact Fr. Joe to finalize the date of funeral.
.After a date has been set - Fr. Joe will contact the family to discuss the details of the Funeral Mass. 
Please click the link below for details of the funeral procedures at St. Marcus (and also at St. Lawrence.)

Funeral Policies & Procedures Link


Liturgical Minister Contacts: 
Sacristans please call the church office at 320-743-2481,   Extension 4.

Eucharist Chair: Carlos & Clara at 320-558-6997

Lector Chair: Deb at 320-493-3722

Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers) Chair: Mike at 320-743-6622

Altar Server Chair: Jennifer at 320-230-4346


Please call Fr. Joe at 320-743-2481, Extension 2.


Welcome, and thank you for visiting the 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 430 families. We are twinned with St. Lawrence Parish of Duelm.


Since 1888, St. Marcus has served catholics in the local community. Learn about our community.


Discover the variety of ministry opportunities available at St. Marcus Catholic Church.


St. Marcus offers numerous opportunities for you to get involved and share your talents.


Hall Rental







Electronic Giving to St. Marcus
Please download, complete and return the Electronic Contribution Form to automate your giving. Thank you.

New Parishioner Registration Form


Wheat Field

A link to what Fr. Joe referenced during his June 19/20 homily.  Suffering Link.

Current Events

Below is a link to the, ancient city  of Nineveh, now known as Mosul.  Pictures taken of Mosul before and after ISIS:  Iraqi photographer contrasts how ancient city’s landmarks once looked and how they appear now after fanatics’ reign of terror

Mosul Link