Welcome to
ST. MARK Youth Ministry

 


For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” – 1 Corinthians 11: 23-25

This Diocesan annual theme has been chosen for the 2021-2022 year of ministry as part of the Diocese of Arlington’s three years of preparation leading up to the Golden Jubilee in 2024.
Each of the preparatory years will have a specific focus and in this first year, we are each invited to reflect especially on the Institution of the Eucharist.

The Eucharist! The “source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC 1324)! This is what St. Paul passes on to the first Christians in this Scripture reading. And this is what we are able to receive today: Our Lord Himself, in this wonderous sacrament! Jesus instituted  the Eucharist to remain with us always. Each time the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated, we remember and make present what Christ has done for us.

Join us this year of remembrance as we both look back and move forward, ever aware of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who dwells among us in the Eucharist.

 

ST. MARK Youth Ministry offers programs for Middle School (grades 6-8), High School (grades 9-12), and College-aged (ages 18-22) youth.

Youth Ministry strives to help the parish become a “Church for young people, which will know how to speak to their heart, en-kindle, comfort, and inspire enthusiasm in it with the joy of the Gospel and the strength of the Eucharist; a Church which will know how to invite and to welcome the person who seeks a purpose for which to commit his whole existence; a Church which is not afraid to require much, after having given much; which does not fear asking from young people the effort of a noble and authentic adventure, such as that of following of the Gospel.”

–St. John Paul the Great, 1995 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

 

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 St. Mark Young Adult Ministry

ST. MARK Young Adult Ministry reaches out to young adults in their 20s and 30s, whether single or married. We strive to meet spiritual, social, educational, service, and communal needs through various programs.

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 2 MINUTES TO VIRTUE SERIES (from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington)

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SUGGESTIONS – COMMENTS – INQUIRIES – QUESTIONS:
Please call 703-938-5656:

 

Kevin Flores – Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
kflores@stmark.org

Kevin is starting his 11th year here at ST. MARK as the Director of Jr. High, High School, College and Young Adult Ministries. He is generally in the office Sunday thru Thursday, with Friday & Saturday off except for retreats or other Youth Ministry events. Kevin and his wife Evelyn just celebrated 29 years of marriage in August 2021.

 Sarah Lundquist  Religious Education & Youth Ministry Office Administrator
slundquist@stmark.org

Sarah and her family are longtime parishioners here at ST. MARK, and she has volunteered in the Religious Education programs for numerous years. She also sings in the choir at the 5:30 pm Saturday Mass. Sarah is here Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.

  Mariclaire Rourke  WorkCamp Stakeholder
browngssoccer@hotmail.com

Mariclaire is a longtime parishioner here at ST. MARK. Her three children were involved in Youth Ministry, especially WorkCamp when they were high school teens. Mariclaire has also been involved in other aspects of Youth Ministry, from WorkCamp and Pilgrimages to Catechist and Confirmation Retreat Leader. She stepped up to the role of Stakeholder for High School Diocesan WorkCamp 2022. Thank you for your yes!

Sarah Kirk – Parish Council Rep for Youth Ministry
skirkbtr@gmail.com

Sarah is another longtime parishioner here at ST. MARK. Her children were involved in Youth Ministry, including High School WorkCamp and Catholic Life Communities. Sarah has also been involved in other aspects of Youth Ministry, from WorkCamp to Catechist and Confirmation Retreat Leader. She is the curator at Turner Farms in Great Falls. For the last two summers, WorkCamp has helped Sarah transform part of the farm into a mini retreat center. Thank you Sarah for your tireless support!

 

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