There are a number of opportunities for spiritual growth, reflection, and education at St. Mark.
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 on TBA.
As an adult Catholic, if you would like to be confirmed this year, please plan to attend 6 informative preparation sessions on the following Tuesdays:
TBA in the Parish Office Fireside Room
We will also need an updated copy of your baptism certificate from your Church of baptism and a completed Sponsor form which will be passed out during the classes.
Please contact Laurie McCloskey to register: 206-364-7900 or [email protected]
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Encountering Christ in the Catholic Church
INQUIRE * RECEIVE * BELONG
RCIA 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.
RCIA 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:
RCIA 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.
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) sessions for children & teens (ages 11 – high school) will be scheduled if there is interest. The first inquiry session will be held on:
RCIC 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. Maurer at the Parish Office at 364-7900.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Our Tuesday morning Bible study will resume on Tuesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:45 am in the Parish Office Fireside Room. Each class will last about 2 hours. This year we will be studying the book of Isaiah. Please contact Gretchen Miller at [email protected] or at (206) 605-5648 for more information.
Thursday Evening Bible Study
The Old Testament Covenants and the Prophets Proclaim the Coming Messiah
Bible study returns to St Mark on Thursday, January 3, 2019, when we will explore the six covenants of the Old Testament (‘testament’ is another word for ‘covenant’). A covenant is a solemn oath establishing a family bond. The common covenants in our society are marriage and adoption, however God has implemented His plan of salvation by making a series of covenants with humanity that, step-by-step, expand and restore His family into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Those six covenants are: 1) Adam and Eve – husband and wife; 2) Noah – parent and child; 3) Abraham – the tribe of the faithful; 4) Moses – a holy nation (which was first accepted but then rejected by the Hebrew people); 5) Moses – a nation built upon a revealed religion of the Law (Torah) and the Temple priesthood; and 6) David – the empire of the promised land and the everlasting king. Then, the prophets foretold the coming Messiah who would offer an eternal covenant with all humanity as the New Israel, fulfilled by Jesus Christ through His Church.
We will read selected passages from Genesis, Exodus, 2 Samuel and many of the Prophets. There will be video sessions each week from Dr. Scott Hahn or Stephen Ray. We will meet each Thursday from 7 – 8:30 pm in Sullivan Hall, from January 3 to May 23, 2019. For the first class, please read the first three chapters of the book of Genesis. If you have questions, contact the class leader:
Claude Golden ~ [email protected] ~ 206-362-2105
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 Fireside 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