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 440 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:
NOTICE: If there is a funeral on a Monday or a Wednesday, there will be NO morning Mass that day.
Mondays & Wednesdays at 8am
For St. Marcus & St. Lawrence students: Free VBS bags can be picked up on July 26-30 starting at 6PM. Freewill offering will be accepted. Pick bags up at:
Faith Lutheran Church of Becker
11755 Sherburne Avenue
Becker, MN 55308
Also - through the St. Cloud Diocese:
"Camp Creation Online Vacation Bible School"
“Camp Creation: Day by Day with God,” a free online Vacation Bible School, is being offered for parishes and families in the Diocese of St. Cloud during the week of August 3-7. It will be an ‘asynchronous’ experience — those who would like to participate may join in from 9 a.m. to noon each day during the VBS week or whenever they wish, after the activities have been posted the for each day. Every Day of Camp Creation will have a Bible passage from Genesis Chapter 1, songs, prayer, activities & snack ideas…& a few jokes! Start saving your empty toilet paper rolls for activities on Day 5!
It will be hosted at:
(There is no need to register.)
WHAT’S NEW: St. Cloud Diocese Weekly Family Activities
You can go to this website anytime to view family activities that relate to that weeks readings. Go to:
REOPENING GUIDELINES (Posted May 2020)
Fr. Joe’s Pastoral Nature Notes
Confessions are by appointment only. 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.
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.
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.
Sunday Mass has resumed at 8am. Mass will stay at 8am through the end of September.
At this time we are not having Saturday Mass. As soon as we add Saturday Mass to the schedule, we will post it here and also on the St. Marcus answering machine. 320-743-2481.
We also have Mass on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8am. If there is a funeral scheduled on a Monday or a Wednesday, there is no morning Mass.
Baptisms and Confessions: 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 SCHEDULES.....................for the months of July, August and September were emailed at the end of June. If you did not get an email, please call or email Kathy to let her know. or 320-743-2481 Note: We are not having Altar Servers for the months of July, August & September.
The bulletins have started up again (as of June 21) and you can view them on this website. We are not printing them at this time.