Saint Mark Catholic Church Newsletter
July 2017
Parking Lot Updates
We appreciate your patience with our work this summer on the parking lot.  We are making many changes to improve the visibility and operation.  We have also added several handicapped spaces.  We will also be installing new signage over the next few weeks.  We expect all changes to be completed by early September.
Faith Formation Registration

Mission Statement

To support parents in their vocation as primary educators of their children in order to help students grow in Christ and become intentional disciples. 

Faith Formation will be offering programs for students in 1st-5th grade and Confirmation I, II, and III (traditionally 6th-8th grade) during 2017-18 school year.  For more detailed information on these programs, please visit or  

To register for this year, please visit our website at  Payment is now available through the Registration form. Registration for Fall 2017 is due no later than August 15th.   Any forms received after August 15 will have a late fee of $25 charged and some class choices my not be available due to classes being full.   

Serve as a Catechist: To have a successful program, many adults are needed.  You can serve as catechists, aides in the classrooms and lobby monitors.  Please prayerfully consider helping in this very rewarding ministry.  Please contact the Faith Formation staff if you have any questions on volunteering.  We will happily meet with you and provide you with all the support you need. 

  1. Co-Catechists/Core Members:  All classes have 2 adults to teach the material to approximately 15 students.   All supplies and teaching materials will be provided.  
  2. Catechist Aide:  This volunteer position helps the catechists with the class by taking attendance and helping the students with activities such as games or crafts.
  3. Lobby Monitor:   During class sessions, this volunteer stays in the lobby to help Faith Formation staff, and assist catechists and parents during arrival and dismissals.
Michael Griffith
Director of Religious Education

Faye Nye
Coordinator of Elementary Faith Formation

Theresa Benson
Confirmation Coordinator

Sonnet Bonelli
Coordinator of Adult Formation & Online Homeschool

Summer Movie Nights!
6:15 pm to 9 pm

Come watch popular movies and discuss how their themes speak about our Catholic lives! 

August 6 : Senior Sendoff
August 13: Toy Story 3
August 20: Facing the Giants

BRING: Comfy chair or blankets to sit on.

Dinner and snacks will be provided.
Community Outreach 
August 1-15
In August we are collecting School Supplies for the Missionaries of the Poor in Monroe.  

Items needed include: marble composition notebooks, No. 2 pencils, pens (black, blue and red ink), highlighters, soft pouch pencil cases, crayons, colored markers, colored pencils, pocket folders, 3-prong pocket folders, wide-ruled notebook paper, 2 inch binders, 1 ½ inch binders, 5-tab dividers, 3x3 sticky notes, glue sticks and backpacks  

Thank you for Sharing Your Gifts!
Perpetual Adoration
Our Lord is waiting to spend an hour with you each week.

Can you spare an hour a week to spend time with the Lord? Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel has many openings. Please consider joining this important Ministry.
SeptemberFest 2017 is coming!

Mark your calendars!   SeptemberFest 2017 will take place on September 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm.  Lots of fun food and activities are being planned.  More information coming soon!  If you want to help, contact Beth Zuhosky at