Pentecost - Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth
painting of church
St. Mark Emporium Church


Congratulations to our
First Holy Communion Class
as they receive the Holy Sacrament this weekend
William, Clara, Kamden,
Emmylina, Cora, William, and Luke
First Communion Class 2018

See what’s on St. Mark's Facebook page (St Mark Catholic Church Emporium):

More First Holy Communion photos & Parish Mission photos.

Don’t forget to check out the video of Fr. Paul singing

“I Can Only Imagine" below.....


Festival Raffle Tickets are now for sale after masses on the weekend and at the rectory.  Tickets are $5 each and only 1500 tickets will be sold.  First place winner will receive $1000; Second place $500; and Third place $250.  The sellers of the winning tickets will receive $100, $50, and $25.  Please help us meet our goal of selling all of the tickets this year by selling chances to your family and friends.  Thank you.

Father Paul singing
"I Can Only Imagine"

If you would like to donate monetarily to the victims who lost their homes
in the recent fires that occurred 8th in Emporium
please drop off your donation to the rectory in an envelope marked

or drop in the collection basket at mass.  
Thank you in advance for your care and concern for our neighbors in need.

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: 6:30 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. beginning April 14, 2018; through mid-November
Sacrament of Penance: Saturday prior to 4:30 p.m. liturgy

Posts of Interest


Weekly Bulletin