Human Dignity Committee

The St. Mark's Human Dignity Committee is devoted to serving those most in need: the hungry, the homeless, the marginalized, and the unborn. This team manages some of the most significant charitable efforts of our parish, including our parish food shelf, Loaves & Fishes, Project Home, and 40 Days for Life.

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Serve those in need, raise awareness about important social justice issues, and work to protect those who cannot protect themselves. 

Loaves and Fishes

Our Loaves and Fishes team prepares and serves dinner regularly at Catholic Charities' Higher Ground Center. Contact Faith, our Loaves and Fishes team leader, to learn more and sign up.


Upcoming dates: October 27, December 22.

St. Mark's Food Shelf

St. Mark's organizes several food drives throughout the year, and our food shelf is always accepting donations. You'll find a basket for items in the narthex of the church. Items donated benefit Keystone Community Services

Most Needed Food Items:

Canned meat products (tuna, stew, chili, etc.), Rice, Rice noodles, Fish sauce, Macaroni and cheese, Canned soup, Canned fruit, 100% fruit juice, Low-sugar cereal, Condiments, Cooking oil, Baking mixes, Peanut Butter, Herbs and spices, Baby food.

Most Needed Personal Care Items:
Bar soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toilet paper and paper products, Diapers.

"Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." (Psalms 82: 3-4)

40 Days for Life

Twice a year, once during Lent and once during the Fall, St. Mark's joins area parishes in adopting days of peaceful prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood. This life-saving effort is part of 40 Days for Life, an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.


Our fall campaign is underway! Click here to learn more and sign up.

Project Home

During the month of August, Carolyn Hall transforms into an evening and overnight center that provides emergency shelter to those in need. 

This effort, one of the most important corporal works of mercy sponsored by the Church of St. Mark, is part of a larger effort run by the Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Project Home 2020 looks a little different. But we still need your prayers and support! LEARN MORE HERE.


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