St. Mark Emporium Church
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Community Lenten Services
February 25. - 6 pm at CMA Church with Fr. Paul preaching

Lenten Luncheons
Every Wednesday at 12:05 pm in O'Connell Hall
February 28  -  Rev. Jim Horton from First Baptist
March 7  -  Rev. Joe Short from United Methodist
March 14  -  Fr. Paul Siebert

March 2  -  Rev. Lionel Owen from CMA Church 
Lunch of soups and sandwiches is followed by an inspiring talk and you will be back to work on time.  
A $4 donation is requested each week.


Whole Community Catechesis

‘Catholic Faith Explained’

Four Sundays during Lent

(Feb.25th through March 18th), after 9:00 AM Mass (10AM to 11:30AM), in O’Connell Hall, we will have Journey of Faith Adult sessions.  Parents, please consider coming while your children are attending Religious Ed.   All Adult parishioners of St. Mark & St. James are encouraged and welcomed to attend.  This is a great faith opportunity for those who want to enrich their spiritual lives and prepare for the Easter season.

Parishioners and employees are encouraged to be cautious about sharing personal information
Parishioners at an Erie parish recently received an email from a scam artist claiming to be their pastor, requesting financial help. Please include the following notice on your parish website, occasionally in your weekly bulletin, and forward it to your employees to keep everyone safe from fraud:
In this age when personal data can be misused by scam artists, please be aware that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, clergy, and entities such as parishes and schools will never solicit your personal or business information by any method unless initiated by you. Should you receive an unsolicited request for such information, exercise extreme caution. Contact the person or entity by using official contact information. Do not respond using contact information in the potential fraudulent request.

Greetings It's hard to describe what makes a parish. There are so many facets to a church that it would be difficult to compose a complete list. In fact, words cannot completely describe what St. Mark/St. James or any worshipping community truly contains.

We have wonderful parishishes and we are proud of the great body of people, as well as the wonderful facility in which we gather in the name of the Lord.

It is a blessing to serve as Pastor here at St. Mark and St. James. May God's blessings always be with you.

Fr. Paul
Pastoral Vision
We at St. Mark/St. James glorify Jesus Christ as we...
Pursue full and active participation rather than presume regular faith practice of our members.
React to the changing conditions of the local Catholic Community.
Strive first and foremost for Spiritual renewal in every committee, organization, or activity.
Build belonging for the various age groups, personalities, genders, and states of life.
Invite the occasional and nominal back to their spiritual home.
Serve the needs of the greater community.

Mass Times for St. Mark, Emporium
Daily: 8:10 a.m. (also 5 p.m. on First Friday)
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.
Vigil of Holy Day: 6:30 p.m.
Holy Day: 9 a.m.
Sacrament of Penance: Wednesday at 6 p.m. & Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Mass Times for St. James, Driftwood
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. (mid-April through mid-November)
Sacrament of Penance: Saturday prior to 4:30 p.m. liturgy

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