Reverend J. Duane Gavitt, Pastor


St. Elizabeth's in Bear Creek


St. Mark's in Thornhurst 



St. Elizabeth's in Bear Creek


Weekend Mass:
Sunday 10:30 AM


Lenten Confessions:  

 10:00-10:30 AM or by Appointment



Daily Mass:

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St. Elizabeth's Church

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St. Mark's in Thornhurst


Weekend Mass:
Saturday 4:00 PM

​Confessions:  Saturday

3:30-4:00 PMor by Appointment

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We are a welcoming community called by God to live out the message of Christ

in love and service to all people. 


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First Communion

Sunday, May 8, 2022  10:30AM



Sunday, June 5, 2022  10:30AM

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Our Church Mission Statement

Humbly guided by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to help people:

  • Through prayer and worship, discover God's desire to be in a relationship with us.
  • Discover and develop the gifts and talents God has bestowed on each person.
  • Share our faith in Jesus Christ through a welcoming community, beautiful liturgy and ongoing faith formation.
  • Be of service to one another, to the communities in which we live and especially to those in need.



O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother Mary,

we, your children of every nation,

turn to you in this pandemic.

Our troubles are numerous; our fears are great.

Grant that we might deposit them at your feet,

take refuge in your Immaculate Heart,

and obtain peace, healing, rescue,

and timely help in all our needs.

You are our Mother.

Pray for us to your Son.