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The Bishop has made significant changes to our diocese’s pandemic protocols for parish events and liturgies that will take effect (see dates in link above.) Although restrictions are being removed at the diocesan level, pastors have the authority and the Bishop’s support to retain any of the past protocols if they deem them to be in the interest of the health and safety of their parishioners.
The Ministers Schedule covers July & August 2021. From there on the schedule will always be: September thru February and March thru August. Saturday Mass will remain at 5pm and Sunday Mass will remain at 8am. (Altar Servers will be scheduled. We are also switching to two Ushers per Mass and One Lector per Mass. At this time we are not scheduling Cup Ministers.) We welcome new volunteers to help as a Sacristan, Eucharist, Lectors, Ushers and Altar Servers. Please call the office at 320-743-2481, Extension 4.
Wanted at St. Marcus: Janitor/Maintenance Worker. For information, please click the link below - or you can pick up information at the entrance of church. (Parking lot side entrance of St. Marcus. If you have questions, please call Father Joe at: 320-743-2481, Extension 2.
St. Marcus Janitor/Maintenance Worker Position Link
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.
*** Bishop Andrew Cozzens, as Vicar of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has an urgent request that he has asked us to share with every priest, parish, and school. You can watch his short video message here.
Blessed Sacrament Adoration and Personal Prayer Time:
We have the opportunity to honor Jesus by visiting the Blessed Sacrament after Wednesday Mass, from 8:30am to 11:00AM.
At least 2 or 3 people should be present during adoration times. We are in need of regular weekly adorers, so that others who may not be as available can stop and pray when they are available.
Please prayerfully consider this special time with Jesus.
WELCOME TO ST. MARCUS CHURCH
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.
ABOUT ST. MARCUS
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.
Questions about BAPTISMS, FUNERALS or WEDDINGS – Please call Fr. Joe at 320-743-2481, Extension 2.
NOTICE: WE ARE NOT TAKING HALL RENTAL APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
Electronic Giving to St. Marcus
Please download, complete and return the Electronic Contribution Form to automate your giving. Thank you.
A link to what Fr. Joe referenced during his June 19/20 homily. Suffering Link.
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