Baptism is the beginning of our journey of faith within the Church. At baptism parents promise to "raise their child in the practice of the faith." This, of course, presumes a relationship with the Church through worship, an individual prayer life as well as a willingness to conform their own life to the Gospel of Jesus Christ within the Church. To be baptized at St. Marcus parents must:

1.    Be registered and active (Eucharistic) members of the parish

2.    Participate in the Baptism Preparation Session (sign up through the parish office)

3.    Provide the necessary information about the child and his/her birth, etc.

First time parents must attend a baptismal class prior to the baptism of their child. Please contact Peggy (320-743-3346) to schedule the class.


You need to call Father Joe to schedule the baptism. 320-743-2481, Extension 2.



Baptism: Special Classes

If your child has not been baptized or was baptized in another Christian denomination, please contact Father Joe in the parish office 320-743-2481, Extension 2.

Baptism Contact

Fr. Joseph Backowski

Rectory: 320-743-6220

Parish Office: 320-743-2481, Extension 2
Fax: 320-743-3346

St. Marcus Catholic Church
8701 Main Avenue
P.O. Box 237
Clear Lake, MN  55319

Office: 320-743-2481

Father Joe, Ext. 2

(Rectory: 320-743-6220)

Kathy, Secretary/Bookkeeper, Ext. 4

Peggy, Faith Formation, 320-743-3346


Kathy, Secretary/Bookkeeper:

Faith Formation: 

Office Hours:

Visits By Appointment Only

Winter Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  

8AM to 1PM
Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  

8AM to Noon

Mass Times:
St. Marcus
Saturdays – 5PM
Sundays – 8AM
Mondays – 8AM
Wednesdays – 8AM


(Note: If there is a funeral
on a Monday or a Wednesday,
there will be no morning Mass.)
St. Lawrence:
Sundays – 10AM
Tuesdays – 8AM

St. Marcus - Clear Lake:
Saturday at 4:00pm
St. Lawrence – Duelm
After the Sunday Mass

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