Father Rubin Reynolds

Father Rubin Reynolds

Fr. Rubin Reynolds began serving his pastorate here at St. Mark on July 1, 2009. Born in India and a member of the Indian Missionary Society until becoming a priest of the Baton Rouge Diocese in 1996, Fr. Reynolds has been pastor of St. Joseph Church in French Settlement and St. Stephen in Maurepas, and pastor of St. Gabriel Church, prior to his pastorate assignments he was parochial vicar at St. George Church in Baton Rouge, Immaculate Conception in Denham Springs and St. Thomas More Church in Baton Rouge

Announcements

High School PSR Teachers Needed

After His resurrection, Jesus instructed the disciples to, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Mt 28: 16-20).

St. Mark is in need of PSR teachers for the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.  If you have a love of your faith and a desire to live the instruction of Christ to, “teach them to observe all that I have commanded you,” then please prayerfully consider participating in this essential ministry.  Classes are on every other Sunday evening from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and will begin August 16th.

All those interested in passing on their faith in this ministry, please contact Mark Reynaud, Dir. of Religious Education at 225-647-8461 or email [email protected]

RCIA candidates please go to the Parish and Publications page for registration information

VBS Registration - https://stmarkministries.net/vbs/
VBS Order form - Click Below

Our awesome t-shirts can be purchased thru https://stmarkgonzales.weshareonline.org/VacationBibleSchool2020. These shirts can be purchased by anyone who would like to support this ministry. Adult shirts are $15 and children's shirts $10. Thank you for supporting the youth of our Parish!

VBS T-shirt

 

PSR Home School 1-8

Below are links for 1st and 2nd graders, these videos are part of their Circles of Care lesson (child protection lesson).

1st grader book reading video

2nd grader book reading video

Child Protection
To all volunteers,

The Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection has revised and updated the required training for all employees and volunteers. The Diocese requires all volunteers who work directly with children and vulnerable adults to be trained in recognizing signs of abuse. Ministries included are PSR, VBS, Children's Church, Youth Group, anyone who participates in our youth retreats, and all Homebound Ministers. All current volunteers should have received communication from the office in regards to training. You must have a volunteer application on file, completed the online training course, and signed the Code of Ethics. If you are unsure if you have met all the requirements, please feel free to contact our Child Protection Coordinator, Jennifer Creel, at [email protected] or by calling the church office.
Please know that if you have already completed training on behalf of another Church or for our Catholic Schools, you will not need to train again. If you choose to not complete the training, you will be unable to continue working with our youth on campus. Please contact us with any questions! We are more than happy to help!

The Diocese of Baton Rouge is fully committed to the protection of minors and vulnerable adults, as is St. Mark Catholic Church. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Know that we are most appreciative of your time and talent as a volunteer of our church.

Please follow the instructions below to complete your online training!

Child Protection Instructions
Summer PSR

Please click on the below link for summer home school PSR information.

St. Mark PSR Grades 1-8 Summer, 2020 Home School

Welcome or new Director of Religious Education and PSR Secretary.

Please join us in welcoming Mark Reynaud our new Director of Religious Education and Stephanie Ducote our new PSR Secretary. You can read their biographies below.

Mark Reynaud Biography

Stephanie Ducote Biography

 

***The Light Lane Festival has been postponed to October 16,17 &18, 2020*** 
***Lenten meals have been postponed*** 

As mandated by the Bishop, all Ministries will be closed until further notice!!

 
 

 

Updated Mass Schedule

All parishioners must wear mask and bring their own hand sanitizer. There will be a limit of 185 people in the church.

The Weekend Mass schedule will be:

Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00 PM.

Sunday Mass at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM.

The Weekday Mass schedule will be:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:30 AM.

Tuesday will be a communion service at 8:30 AM.

We will be following the Bishops directive please see letters below:

Bishop's Letter

Reopen procedures to parishioners

Directive Update for Phase 2

 

St. Mark YouTube Channel:

St. Mark YouTube Channel

You can stream Bishop Duca's mass daily by clicking on the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXDTkS0skdSwLfez0iYZ7cZpcoJyGvPU7

 

 

Daily Readings

Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1Am 7:10-17

Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam,

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Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Am 5:14-15, 21-24

Seek good and not evil,

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Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12

Hear this word, O children of Israel, that the LORD pronounces over you,

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St. Mark Food Pantry

St. Mark Food Pantry will open May 5th.

Starting May 5th the food pantry will open by appointment only from 9:30 am till 11:30 am on Tuesdays and Fridays.

St. Mark Food Pantry serves those who hunger within our church parish.  This vital ministry operates through donations from our parishioners.  There are several ways you can serve in this ministry.  You can donate financially by placing an envelope in the collection basket during mass labeled “Food Pantry”, bring in items needed to stock our food pantry shelves, or volunteer your time by helping to serve those in need.  Our food pantry is located in the Father Collins Conference Center and operates on a schedule.  Please contact Mrs. Patty Decoteau at [email protected] to get involved in this ministry.

Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary during Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

(Adapted from Vatican News.)

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Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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