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: April 8, 2020:
The suspension of weekday and weekend Masses is extended through Friday, May 15, 2020. Church buildings and parish offices will remain closed to the public during this time. There should be no Eucharistic adoration. There should be no gatherings of any kind - of more than 10 people.
LIVESTREAMS OF CHRISM MASS & HOLY WEEK/EASTER LITURGIES with Bishop Donald Kettler (Father Joe will be participating) Click the Link Below.
April 9, 7 p.m.
April 10, 12:05 p.m.
April 11, 8 p.m.
April 12, 9:45 a.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM FR. JOE
Family Prayer and Activties for Holy Week
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 the "Give Us This Day" April issue that you can pick up. The 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
Father Joe will be doing Private Masses. The Mass Intentions for the Masses are as follows:
April 4: + Audrey Imholte
April 5: * For the People
April 6: + Joe Goenner
April 8: + Howard & Oreta Gray
April 9: + Henry Koren April
April 12: + For The People
April 13: + Audrey Imholte
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.