Welcome to St. Mark Church!
St. Mark Church is a Roman Catholic parish in Cranston, Rhode Island and is located in the Diocese of Providence under the leadership of our bishop, The Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, D.D.
St. Mark Church has 1800 registered families (3900 individual parishioners.) We invite you to become a true part of this parish community by registering; either by giving us a call or sending us an email.
Please take some time to browse the pages of this website; learn about who we are as a community of faith and the services our parish provides. If you are thinking about moving to the Cranston area, we cordially invite you to make St. Mark Church your parish home.
Rev. Anthony W. Verdelotti
Registration for 2014-2015
Registration Form and Calendar can be downloaded by clicking here.
If your child is not currently a part of the Religious Education Program and will be in grades 1 through 10 next academic year, please contact the Parish Office. Students who attend Catholic schools in grades 2, 9, and 10, must also register and attend religious education classes at St. Mark in order to receive First Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated on
Saturday, October 25, 2014
at 11:00 AM in St. Mark Church.
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick brings the graces of the Holy Spirit to the sick person. It is available to anyone seriously ill, the elderly, or anyone about to undergo major surgery. This sacrament brings healing, comfort, and strength. In the past, people looked upon this sacrament as the “last rite” and avoided it. It is not only for those in danger of death. The Church presents it as the Sacrament of healing in preparation for a healthier life.
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
You are asked to register by calling
Sr. Angelina Giramma, M.P.F. at the Parish Office,
at 942-1616 by Monday, October 20th.
On the day of anointing, you will be assigned a special seat and name tag. Only those registered by Monday, October 20th may participate in this communal celebration of this sacrament. Those not registered by Monday, October 20th will be invited to come at a later date. This is to ensure that the Sacrament of Anointing will be administered with the spirit of respect and honor it truly deserves.
“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.” Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catholic Church is unashamedly Pro-Life!
For a fact sheet from the U.S. Bishops
on the Obamacare Abortifacient Mandate,
All Catholics should frequent the Sacrament
of Confession regularly
Click here for a quick refresher!
Click here for our Confession schedule.