Faith Formation at the Church of Saint Mark introduces and deepens our understanding of the Sacraments, God's Word and Tradition, our place in God's community of the Church and His calling for us to live and share the Faith.
Formation programs are tailored for various age-groups and seek to incorporate the Archdiocese's Goals for Catholic Education: Knowledge of the Faith, Liturgical Education, Moral Formation, Teaching to Pray, Community Life, and Missionary Initiative.
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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
St. Mark's Preschool offers Catechesis of the Good Shepherd™, a Montessori approach that emphasizes quiet contemplation of our faith, hands-on learning, and quiet, meaningful play.
Your child does not have to be enrolled in St Mark’s Preschool in participate.
ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION
Beginning in September, free copies of MagnifiKid! will be available from the ushers for children ages 6 -12. These weekly bulletins help kids engage with the Mass and explore the week's related themes with activities.
Evening Faith Formation classes are open to all children (parish and school) and begin September
25, 2019. Classes are from 6:30-7:45pm and are held in various rooms of Saint Mark's School- enter
through the Saint Mark's Preschool door.
New for Fall 2019: Beginning September 25th there will be weekly Youth Formation class on Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:45 PM. We will have a class of 6th and 7th graders as well as a Confirmation Preparation class for 8th graders.
Confirmands in 8th Grade and up will complete other Confirmation preparation like service hours, interviewing their sponsor, completing a saint project and attending the Winter Retreat (with a special track for Confirmands).
IGNITE YOUTH MINISTRIES
The mission of IGNITE Youth Ministries is to light the fire of faith in middle and high schoolers, help them have a deeper relationship with the Church and give them the necessary formation, tools and community to embrace the Catholic Identity and walk with Christ each and every day!