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

60 Years in the year of St. Jospeh

EXCITING NEWS! In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis' proclamation of the Year of St. Joseph and out diocese's 60th anniversayr, the Diocese of Baton Rouge will be celebrating "60 Years in the Year of St. Joeseph" form May 1,2021 - March 19, 2022. If you're interested in learning more aobout "60 Years in the Year of St. Joeseph," please visit diobr.org.60years and follow @DioceseBR on Facebook. #StJoeandTell

Announcements

Blessing of the Animals will be held October 3rd in the parking lot near the Pavilion. 

 

Masks Mandate in effect for everyone attending any indoor Church events.

 

Letter from Bishop Duca on COVID and School Guidelines.

Revisions to School Guidelines

 

 

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High School PSR Annoucements

The High School Parish School of Religion (PSR) program needs teachers for the 9th and 10th grade classes starting in August. Classes are on Sunday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm, twice a month. Classes are team-taught so you do not have to teach a class alone. All materials will be provided. If you are interested in this important ministry, please call Deacon Mark at the parish office at (225) 647-8461. 
Please note the change in time for our 11th grade PSR classes. Our 11th grade class will meet from 9:00-11:00 am Sunday mornings in the Activity Center. Students will then be expected to attend 11:00 am Mass. Our 9th and 10th grade classes will continue to meet on Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm. Dates for this year’s classes are: 

August 15     August 29 
September 12     September 26 
October 3       October 17 
November 7        November 28 
December 5    January 9 


There will be a parents’ meeting for 9th grade PSR parents on Wednesday, August 4th at 6:30 pm in the Activity Center. At least one parent for each student is expected to attend. There will be a parents’ meeting for 11th grade PSR students and parents of Catholic school students expecting to confirm this school year on Wednesday, August 11th at 6:30 pm in the Activity Center. At least one parent for each student is expected to attend. 
This year’s high school retreat, including 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, will be on Sunday, October 31st. St. Mark will be hosting the National Evangelization Team (NET) to present this year’s retreat. We are in need of families willing to house/host NET team members on the evening prior to the retreat. We need housing for 12 NET team members. If you are interested in hosting a NET team member, please call Deacon Mark at the parish office. 

Special Announcement about Mass

Saturday Vigil mass will be held at 4:00 PM.

Sunday and Monday mass is cancelled due to Hurricane IRA. This is per the Bishop's instructions. You have given dispensation

Bishop Duca's Message on the death of Fr. Danny Roussel

Mass Schedule

 

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.

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Daily Readings

Thursday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I Rom 3:21-30

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Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I Rom 2:1-11

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Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I Rom 1:16-25

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St. Mark Food Pantry

The food pantry will open by appointment only from 9:30 am till 11:30 am on Tuesdays.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

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

 

Office Hours

Monday- Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Announcements

 

HIGH SCHOOL PSR ANNOUNCEMENT!

 
Key Changes for the 2020-2021 School Year:
*Class will be from 6pm - 8:30pm
*No food will be served
*Masks are optional
 
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.
 

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

 

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

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