St. Mark Catholic Parish

"…The seed is sprouting and growing…" (Mark 4:27)

About Our Parish

st-markSt. Mark Catholic Parish in Kitchener, Ontario is a faith-filled Catholic community, striving to live our values, and to build up the Body of Christ in this world through sacrament, sacrifice and outreach. We are a welcoming community, inviting all to share in the fullness of Jesus. We seek to build God’s church on earth by sharing our time, talent and treasure for the benefit of all.

St. Mark’s seeks to develop its outreach and spiritual life through many activities and groups.  Members of our parish family are actively involved in the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Women’s League, RCIA program, Adoration Chapel, Alpha program, among many other groups and activities.  At St. Mark’s, there are many opportunities to build faith through education, prayer, fellowship and service.

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ADORATION CHAPEL – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Tuesday through Friday, 1:00-8:00 pm.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS – We invite you to become a registered parishioner.  Please fill out a form from the church lobby and drop it in the collection basket or at the parish office.  Please call if you would like Father to bless your home.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES / PRE-AUTHORIZED DEBIT – To receive an annual tax receipt for your donations you are encouraged to use offertory envelopes and/or to enroll in our monthly debit plan.  Offertory envelopes can be requested by filling out a parish registration form, or if you are already registered, simply call the office to request a box.  Debit plan enrollment forms are available in the church lobby.

BAPTISM – Baptisms are celebrated during Sunday Mass.  Two months’ notice is required.  Please pick up a baptism form in the church lobby, introduce yourself to Father after Mass and give him your completed form at that time.  A date for baptism will be confirmed by the parish office only after you have met with Father and started the preparation process.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – Adults seeking conversion to the Catholic faith are invited to inquire with the parish priest.  This program begins each Fall and runs until Easter.

MARRIAGE – At least 6 months’ notice is required.  Please introduce yourselves to Father after Mass to start the process.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK / HOSPITAL VISIT – If you or someone you know is in need of the Sacrament of the Sick, please call the parish office or see Father after Mass.  Please advise the office of hospital admissions to request Anointing or a pastoral visit.