St. Mark Emporium Church
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Community Lenten Services

March 25 - 6 pm at The First United Methodist Church
"Praise Him in Muisic and Song"

Good Friday Community Service
First Baptist Church at noon

Area Lenten Penance Services
Thursday, March 22, 6:30 pm, St. Boniface, Kersey
Sunday, March 25, 3:00 pm, St. Joseph, Force
Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 pm, St. Marys, St. Marys

    St. Mark - St James Holy Week Schedule

Please make plans to come to Holy Week Services, especially Easter Vigil.

Holy Thursday, March 29th @ 6:30 PM

“On the night before he died, He took bread….” Come!! This is THE actual night!
How we start? Everyone brings Bells and rings them!
Consolidate your Rice Bowl change, and bring non-perishable food items.
Transfer of the Holy Eucharist to Altar of Repose (O’Connell Hall). Plan to spend time in silent Adoration.  Adoration concluding at 10:00PM with night prayer.

Good Friday, March 30th @ 2:00 PM

Most solemn time to spend together commemorating the time Jesus died on the Cross for us.

@ 8:30 PM

Please make it a priority to come to the heart and soul of our liturgical year, the core of what we believe.
Meet outside for the Service of Light.


Make Wednesdays your Lenten Day
Start with the Lenten Luncheon at 12:05 pm
Stations of the Cross at 4:30 pm (NO Stations on March 14)
Exposition of the Blessed Sacreament at 5 pm
Confession - 6 pm
Benediction - 7 pm

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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