There are a number of opportunities for spiritual growth, reflection, and education at St. Mark.
Bishop Barron’s “Pivotal Players” Study
Bishop Robert Barron’s CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players showcases a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of western civilization. Journey with Bishop Barron to explore the lasting influence of these Pivotal Players.
Facilitated by parishioners Paul and Gina Sundberg, and Fr. David Mulholland, the study will take place on Thursday evenings beginning August 31st, 2017 from 7 – 8:30 pm in Sullivan Hall. There will be 14 sessions to go over this first part of the series and a schedule will be provided at the first class. The only cost is the Study Guide which is $20.00.
Register by signing up in the vestibule of the church or by calling the parish office at 206-364-7900!
If you are an adult baptized Catholic who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, now is your chance!
We will celebrate the sacrament at Saint Mark Parish in the Spring. Inquiries begin in February 2018.
As an adult Catholic, if you would like to be confirmed this year, please plan to attend 4 informative preparation sessions with Fr. David Mulholland on the following Tuesdays:
TBA in the Parish Office Conference Room
Please contact the Parish Office to register: 206-364-7900 * [email protected]
DISCOVER CHRIST – formerly known as RCIA (Christian Initiation)
Encountering Christ in the Catholic Church
INQUIRE * RECEIVE * BELONG
Discover Christ sessions are an opportunity for you to ask questions about Jesus, the Church, the Catholic faith, as well as who you are, your purpose in life, and whether God is calling you to become part of the family of faith here at Saint Mark Parish.
Discover Christ sessions for adults will be held on Wednesday evenings in Sullivan Hall, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The first session will be held on:
Wednesday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Sullivan Hall
Discover Christ sessions will be presented in three phases:
INQUIRE . . . where we will inquire and ask questions about God, Jesus, and the Church; the purpose of human life; where we are going; how to begin to pray; and the process of conversion;
RECEIVE . . . teaching on the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Christian life through scripture and catechesis on the richness of the Catholic faith;
BELONG . . . where you can come to know what it means to be a son or daughter of God in the family of faith at Saint Mark parish, with a focus on preparing to celebrate the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic faith: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.
Discover Christ sessions for children & teens (ages 11 – high school) will be held on Thursday evenings in the Parish Office Fireside Room, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., two times per month. The first session will be held on:
Thursday, September 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Office Fireside Room
Discover Christ sessions for children & teens will focus on:
- Understanding who we are as God’s children;
- Learning about God and Jesus and developing a life of faith;
- Exploring ways to pray and deepen our relationship with God;
- Receiving the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith;
- Preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist)
Please contact Laurie McCloskey at the parish office to sign up or ask questions: 206.364.7900 x 105; email: [email protected]
If you love your faith and would like to help mentor someone on their journey, please sign up to become a sponsor or join the Discover Christ team. Please contact Fr. Mulholland at the Parish Office at 364-7900.
Our bible study of the Gospel of St John will begin in January 2018 in Sullivan Hall, and will meet each Thursday until early June. More information can be found HERE. Join us!
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Our Tuesday morning Bible study will resume on Tuesday, September 19th at 8:45 am in Sullivan Hall. Each class will last about 2 hours. This year we will be studying the Gospel of Matthew utilizing Jeff Cavin’s program Matthew: The King and His Kingdom which is available at Ascension Press for $28.95. The book of Matthew stands at the beginning of the New Testament as a bridge between the Old and the New. It gives us the key to understanding the rest of the New Testament by explaining further what God’s plan was and how it is finally coming to pass. If we read the gospel carefully, we will see that Jesus is raising us to a new level of holiness and empowering us to live it. Please contact Gretchen Miller at [email protected] or at (206) 605-5648 for more information.
St. Gianna Molla Women’s Faith group
Are you an adult woman in love with her faith? Would you like a place to know, share, and love your Catholic faith with other women? Want a community of prayer, fellowship, and love?
Starting at 7:00 pm, we will be having a women’s group on Wednesday evenings in the Parish Office Conference Room. Come for discussion, prayer, and study about the faith as we walk through a deepening of hearts.
Contact the Parish Office for more information and to sign up: 206-364-7900, or simply show up to a meeting!
“Whatever God wants.” – St. Gianna Molla