MARK PRICE
Missions - Retreats - Conferences

Friends,
I am Celebrating 40 years in Ministry - WOW!

A couple months ago in this newsletter I mentioned that I would provide an overview of my 40 years in ministry.  


The following are some of the highlights:   

BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF MY FAITH
  • I Believe the Apostles/Nicene Creed
  • I Believe in Sacred Scripture
  • I Believe that if you don't stand for something you will fall for anything
  • I Believe we must Stand strong for our faith
  • I Believe we must adopt the mindset and become like1st century Christians in our level of commitment
  • I Believe in the words of Edmund Burke - All that is required for the triumph of evil is for good (people) to do nothing
  • I Believe that all life is sacred and a gift from God
  • I Believe that God can use each of us just as He created us, just as we are
  • I Believe that we are a Holy Nation, a royal priesthood, a people set apart...
  • I Believe the words of Mother Theresa - That we are called to be Faithful...
  • I Believe in what GK Chesterton said, "If I were shipwrecked on a desert island and could have only one book I would like it to be a book on shipbuilding."
  • I Believe our faith is something we share        
  • I Believe It is not the role we play in life but how well we play the role we are given - Given by God
  • I Believe that anyone of us can count the number of seeds in an apple but only God can count the number of apples in a seed (Dr. Robert Schuller)
  • I Believe in Prayer
  • I Believe in love and forgiveness
  • I Believe that it it is not about how many times we stumble and fall short but how many times we get back up
That is a partial list of the foundation of my faith.


GROWING UP
  • Born and Raised in San Diego, California
  • Baptized at Mary Star of the Sea, La Jolla CA in 1956 / Haley was Baptized there in 1998
  • Altar Boy in Latin Mass
  • Raised by my parents to go to church and to love church
  • I was raised to believe that we are called to serve God and that the only way we can serve God is by serving each other. - John 21:16 - If you love Me, Tend my sheep.
  • I was involved in church all of my life
  • Catholic School, Catechism, CYO (Catholic Youth Organization), Investigated and discerned the seminary, etc.

MINISTRY - 1974 TO PRESENT

Worked with Youth (1974 - 1985)
in Parishes and Inner City

RAD Night (1983-1985)    
Monthly Stage Event for High School and College Kids 
Lay Pastor Society (1990-Present)    
The Lay Pastor Society is a simple formatted plan to show and share the love of Christ with each and every member of your church family on a regular basis, and a way to evangelize in your parish.  

Missions / Retreats / Conventions (1982-Present) 

Biblical Portrayals (1983-Present)
(Performed around the world)

- more


Ecumenical Council (2003-2006)
Served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Ecumenical Council.  

One Body, Many Parts - Saint Paul - In His Own Words (2009)
Filmed Saint Paul to celebrate the Year of Saint Paul. The film was shown in movie theaters around the United States - more

Studied for Doctorate (2009)
Invited to study for a Doctorate in Ministry at the California Graduate School of Theology. The studies were put on hold as a result of my heart attack.

Desert Project (2010)    
Filmed Judas, Simon Peter, Saint Joseph & Doubting Thomas on location 

The Divine Love Mysteries (2012 to Present)
Infinite Love - Enduring Love - God's Love - Greatest Love - Christian Love
The new Divine Love Mysteries is a way to remind us of what Jesus has called the greatest Commandments, to Love God and Love each other. 



Mark is available for:

Conventions/Conferences
Mark Price has been a favored and popular speaker at conferences for many years. He is a versatile presenter who often incorporates his extensive research on many of the Apostles and connects their life's challenges with our own. Mark utilizes passion and humor to make points and inspire his audiences.  Learn More

Missions
Have you thought about your next parish mission?
In light of all that is happening in our world today; terrorism, war, scandal, layoffs, has there ever been a better time in our history to refocus on spiritual matters? To take time to renew, discover and grow in our Faith?  Learn More

Mark offers missions of three to four nights; combining Biblical portrayals and theological reflections on the liturgical season.  Learn More

Retreats
Mark has been organizing, conducting and participating in retreats since 1975.  He is willing to coordinate and design a retreat to meet your specific needs; or participate as a presenter in retreats worldwide.  Learn More


Mark has been presenting Biblical portrayals since 1983. The portrayals of Biblical characters add a personal dimension that arouses greater interest in scripture and brings to life the message of Christ and the Church in a very unique way. Who better to encourage your parishioners to a closer walk and understanding of Jesus than those who knew Him best?  
 
Mark's years of experience help in addressing your group's needs and goals. We will work with you to tailor a message which will best address the issues and desires for the retreat and we can provide or recommend beautiful and peaceful locations for retreats around the world.  

PORTRAYALS
Simon Peter bIn 1983 Mark was encouraged by famed child actor Bobs Watson to combine his theater background with his faith based efforts.  Mark was moved by Bobs Watson and his ability to combine his acting with his faith;  Bobs was 33 years a movie actor and then 33 years a Methodist Minister.  Mark took up the challenge and developed his one-man Biblical Portrayals.  The series is entitled "In Their Own Words"...  Learn More

SAINT JOSEPH the earthly father of Jesus encourages all to become the Holy Family God wants us to be.

 

SIMON PETER reminds all that we represent the future, that we are a Holy nation, the true church of Christ, chosen by God to proclaim the glory of His Son.

 

JUDAS ISCARIOT reminds us that as he failed, so can we. There is a part of him in each and every one of us. 

 

DOUBTING THOMAS questions the resurrection of Jesus, saying he would never believe that Jesus was alive unless he put his fingers into His wounds.

 

SAINT PAUL is responsible for one half of the New Testament. A persecutor of the followers of Jesus who becomes one of His most ardent evangelists.

 

SAINT LUKE is responsible for the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He traveled with Paul and likely mended Paul's wounds using his skill as a physician. 

 

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI is the most popular Saint in the world. He is loved for his devotion to Christ, the poor,peace and nature.

 

After an evening's portrayal, Mark usually returns to the audience and expands on the message.  Mark does extensive research for each Biblical portrayal and will share his exegetical, practical and personal experience of each character, as well as answer any questions there might be.  Learn More

PRESENTATIONS
Mark has been speaking professionally since 1978.  His professional speaking was an extension of his theater background and corporate marketing and advertising experience.  When a guest speaker did not "show" for a regional marketing event Mark was asked to step in....  

The following are some of the most requested presentation topics for Missions, Conventions & Retreats:
  • "My Testimony"
  • "The Divine Love Mysteries"
  • "Divine Love vs Secular Love"
  • "She Never Heard Me Laugh - One Man's Healing Journey"
  • "Who Defines You"
  • "To Thine Own Self Be True"
  • "Let Your Light Shine"
  • "Go and Evangelize"
  • "A 12 Step Program for Ministers"
  • "Life - Our Conversation with God"
  • "If Not You, Then Who?" Assuming Personal Responsibility
  • "Believe & Achieve - How Do We Know We Believe"
  • "It's All About the Little Things in Life"
  • "Being Extra-Ordinary in Ordinary Times "
  • "Called to be Family "
  • "Being Proactive in Our Faith"
  • "The Woman at the Well"
  • The 5 Steps of Conversion
  • "In Their Own Words" - Biblical Portrayals
In addition to the time for the presentation, Mark is also available for questions and answers with those in attendance.  Learn More


Dates are Available
~Summer, Fall, Advent & Lent~
 
 
Fall 2014
Back from vacation.  A terrific time for welcome back Retreats and Presentations.
Advent 2014
Saint Joseph is the most popular Portrayal this time of year.  Either as a Portrayal or as part of a Mission.
Lent 2015
Our busiest time of the year.  All dates are locked in on a first request basis! 
Summer 2015
Ideal time for outdoor Retreats.  There are a few dates available this summer.
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