Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Incorporated. A Registered Charity. No' 232709
Fr. Vincent McShane
Sr. Clarissa and Sr. Ijeoma (Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
Tel: 0151 421 1758
Sr. Catherine Farrelly (Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul)
Tel: 0151 220 2525
Sat 5.15pm Holy Family church
9.30am St. Mark's church
11.00am Holy Family church
6.00pm St. Mark's church
Information on all other Masses, including weekdays, can be found in the News section.
The Presbytery & Parish Office
Tel: 0151 486 9883
Fax: 0151 486 9885
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 1:00pm
If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
St. Mark (first century AD), one of the 12 Apostles chosen by Jesus, is traditionally considered the author of the Second Gospel.
Little is known of Mark as a person. He is called "John" in three of the texts of the New Testament (Acts 12:12, 25; 13:5, 13; 15:37). The early Christians gathered at his family's house in Jerusalem (Acts 13:13). He accompanied Paul and Barnabas on Paul's first missionary journey as far as Perga in Pamphylia. The last mention of Mark is in the Acts when it is noted that he journeyed to Cyprus with Barnabas.
Mark's closest relationship seems to have been with Peter. Peter sends Mark greetings in his first letter (5:13), and Papias, a 2nd-century Christian writer, states that Mark copied down the words of Peter and thus composed the Gospel that carries his name. As far as can be judged from the testimony of Christian writers in the 2d and 3d centuries, Mark composed his Gospel in Greek some time between A.D. 63 and 70. If, as has been surmised, Peter was one important source for Mark's Gospel, and if the assigned date of composition is correct, it is possible that Mark accompanied Peter to Rome, going on from there after Peter's death.