Welcome to St. Mark Catholic Church
Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.” ~ Pope Francis
A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. ~ Pope Francis
From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us. ~ Pope Francis
Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God's love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship. ~ Pope Francis
Fill your life with praise at our worship services at St. Mark Catholic Church
Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world. ~ Pope Francis
You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person. ~ Pope Francis
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! 'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists. Everyone! ~ Pope Francis

Who We Are

Who We are
Center: Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory
Left: Auxiliary Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama
Right: Auxiliary Bishop David Prescott Talley

Saint Mark Parish was founded on June 20th, 1964. Reverend Mert McMahon celebrated the first Mass in the new church on February 4, 1968. In November, Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan celebrated the official dedication of St. Mark Catholic Church. Glenmary Mission priests served St. Mark from the time of the Church’s dedication until 1992 when St. Mark became a diocesan parish.

Many religious have served St. Mark’s parishioners. Two Sisters of Notre Dame, Sister Catherine Concannon and Sister Mary Bean, began ministering to the social and religious needs of our community in 1970. Sister Mary Burke arrived in 1980 and established our formal religious education program.

In the past ten years, our parish community has grown with the arrival of many Hispanic families. In 1990, Father Alex Keenan began celebrating Mass in Spanish. Hispanic Apostolate Sister Martha Herrera, R.F.R., came to serve the Hispanic community five years later. She laid the groundwork for religious education and a youth group for our young Hispanic parishioners.

We now have a combined diverse community of over 600 families.