First Public Mass at St. Mark on Sunday July 5th!

Friday, June 26 . Updated at 3:00 PM

As we reopen, we will only offer the 9:00am English and 12:00pm Spanish Masses. Additional mass times will be added as our capacity, volunteer base, and demand increases. Masses will continue to be available via live stream.

Cuando volvamos a abrir, solo ofreceremos las misas en inglés a las 9:00am y en español a las 12:00pm. Se agregarán misas adicionales a medida que aumente nuestra capacidad, base de voluntarios y demanda. Las misas continuarán estando disponibles a través de transmisión en linea.


Volunteers have been present at the Sunday Masses on June 14, 21, and 28, as they are receiving hands-on training as we prepare to welcome you back on July 5th. If you are interested to serve as a volunteer, click on the link below.

Los voluntarios han estado presentes en las misas dominicales los días 14, 21 y 28 de junio, ya que están siendo preparados para darles la bienvenida el 5 de julio. Si está interesado en servir como voluntario, haga clic en el enlace a continuación.


Confessions are available on Saturday’s at 5:00pm. Confessions are taking place outside in the Church Patio. Please follow the instructions from the volunteer(s) who will guide you through safety procedures.

Las confesiones están disponibles los sábados a las 5:00 p.m. Las confesiones están teniendo lugar afuera en el patio de la iglesia. Siga las instrucciones de los voluntarios que lo guiarán a través de los procedimientos de seguridad.


We recommend that you read all the safety guidelines specific for Saint Mark Church.

Le recomendamos que lea todas las pautas de seguridad específicas para la Iglesia de San Marcos.

Blessings and hope to see you soon! | ¡Bendiciones y esperamos verlos pronto!


The first phase of reopening went very well. A good number of people showed up on June 13th to disinfect the whole church. We are on target for July 5th!

La primera fase de reapertura fue muy bien. Un buen número de personas se presentaron el 13 de junio para desinfectar a toda la iglesia. ¡Estamos en el blanco para el 5 de julio!

Reopening Saint Mark Church

Monday, June 8.

There is reason for rejoicing. Bishop Clark has approved Saint Mark’s plan for reopening. But, please, understand that we still need to exercise patience.

After twelve weeks of corona-induced silence, the community of Saint Mark hopes to come to life again on Sunday June 14. And, like an immobilized patient making her first steps, also Saint Mark will start to move slowly and gradually.

After watching television images of crowded protests in the street, I myself had the thought “Why bother?” “Let’s just open up the place!” But that is not how we work in the Church. We remain responsible even if others are not. Corona is NOT over. The number of infections is on the rise. If a second lockdown might happen, it will not be because of us. Please allow us to take care of your and your loved one’s safety.

At this time, our staff is putting together a team of volunteers and finalizing a reservation system that will grant you a limited access to the coming four masses of June 14, June 21, June 28 and July 5. English at 9am, Spanish at 12pm. Those will be live-stream masses with a maximum of 75 people present. To give as many parishioners as possible a chance to attend during this period, you will be able to make just ONE reservation. But you can make that reservation for your whole household. These Masses are a test drive, to see whether our plan works.
From July 12, more Masses will be added, if safety can be guaranteed.

This Thursday, June 11, after consultation with the Parish Leaders, the reservation system will go online.
We will notify everyone again through Flocknote.

Greetings, Fr Albert

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Here you can download the PDF-document issued by the Archdiocese about reopening the parishes, to give you an idea what we at Saint Mark have to comply with.

Opening Up Saint Mark Church after COVID-19

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June 5, 2020

Under strict guidelines, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is allowing a gradual reopening of the Parishes to the public. The Saint Mark Administration is currently in the process of submitting a plan to the Bishop for approval.
The earliest possible Masses would be June 14, 9am (English) and 12pm (Spanish) by reservation only.

Login info will be provided after the approval of the Bishop.

Parish Staff and volunteers are in the process of putting all the necessary procedures in place for a safe reopening of Saint Mark.

Stay tuned!

Fr Albert

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Vigil of Pentecost

We are ending our Easter Season with a Bang!

On Saturday, May 30, Saint Mark Church will present and on-line Pentecost Vigil-Prayer-Concert.

 

Maria Vargo and Cesar Marquez will sing with the Mark Balling trio, accompanied by Arturo Solar on trumpet and your own Fr. Albert on saxophone.

 

We will make a musical journey through the Scriptures of the Pentecost Vigil.
All will be live-streamed to your home.

You will not want to miss this. So tune in at 7 PM!

 

 

If you have a specific prayer to the Holy Spirit, please pass it on to us through the chat-box!

Requiem Mass, May 20, 2020.

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During the restrictions placed on our society to stop the spread of COVID-19, funeral Masses have been suspended. That has resulted in situations where families had to part from their beloved dead in a way that can be rather functional than spiritual.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:00pm, Saint Mark Church celebrates an online Requiem Mass for all those who have passed in the last months for whom no Mass could be offered. They don’t need to be parishioners.

All families who would like their deceased loved ones to be included in this Mass, are invited to send in a picture and some basic facts, like: name, date of passing and age.
Call the office at 310-821-5058 or email info@stmarkvenice.com

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