According to their website, Glenmary Home Missioners were founded in 1939 to help establish, expand, and sustain a Catholic presence in parts of rural America not otherwise effectively represented.  Glenmary's presence in Arkansas is now largely complete, but for decades the priests, brothers,

and other missionaries of this order served many different communities well until they became incorporated into the Diocese of Little Rock.

Several Glenmary priests served the Monticello area, the last two, Fathers Dan Dorsey and Chet Artysiewicz, have served as the past two presidents of the Glenmary order.  Father Dan helped secure the original St. Mark Church and associated educational facility, while Father Chet was the driving force behind the fundraising and construction of the current church. 

Father Chet Artysiewicz welcomes a new Catholic through the Holy Sacrament of baptism

St. Mark Church, Monticello (Drew County, AR)

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     St. Mark bulletins

Also attends (in Desha County, AR):

     Holy Child of Jesus Church - Dumas

     St. Mary Church - McGehee

St. Mark, Holy Child, and St. Mary churches are part of the South Delta Deanery of the Diocese of Little Rock


Phone:  (870) 367-2848

Fax:  (870) 367-5868

St. Mark Office:

110 North Hyatt Street

Monticello, AR 71655

stmkoff at

Office Hours:

     Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

St. Mark Rectory:

452 W. Jefferson St.

Monticello, AR 71655

(870) 367-5974

St. Mary Church:

401 North 3rd Street
McGehee, AR 71654

Holy Child of Jesus Church:

807 East Waterman Street
Dumas, AR 71639

Pastor:  Fr. Mark Abban
Secretary:  Denise Adams
Choir Director:  Anita Skinner
Director of Religious Education:  Hope Bragg

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