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 ANNOUNCEMENT!

Good Morning! We wanted to remind all of our high school parents that classes WILL begin this Sunday, August 16th. You will receive additional information on the changes that have taken place for this school year within the next few days. If you do not receive an email from us by Thursday, August 14th, please contact the Church Office.
 
Key Changes for the 2020-2021 School Year:
*Class will be from 6pm - 8:30pm
*No food will be served
*Students are asked to wear masks
 
We are blessed to have a campus large enough for the classes and students to maintain social distancing. New spaces on campus will be utilized this year including the Pavilion, Library, Activity Center and Church. Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance and we feel that by taking these new measures, we can provide a safe place for your child to grow in their love for Christ. We are looking forward to the new school year!
*For our first gathering on August 16, check-in will be in the church building. On subsequent class evenings, students will go directly to their class areas and check in with their teacher.

 

First Communion

If you have a child receiving 1st Communion this year, you should have already been contacted to schedule the Mass at which your child has been assigned. If you have not been contacted or do not know which Mass your child has been assigned, please contact our PSR Secretary, Stephanie Ducote, thru the Church Office at 225-647-8461.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Sat, August 15th for practice!
2020 Communion Schedule Image

 

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

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

 

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

 

 
 

 

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.)

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

Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 EZ 9:1-7; 10:18-22

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Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Clare, virgin

Reading 1 EZ 2:8—3:4

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Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Reading 1 2 COR 9:6-10

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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.

 

Our next "Drive By" Food Pantry Drive will be Friday, September 4, 10:00-12:00 PM

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

(Contact Patty Decoteau, 225-936-7737 or email [email protected]

 

Office Hours

Monday- Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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