Welcome to
ST. MARK Youth Ministry

 

CELEBRATING

57 YEARS…

(since August 1965)

 

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

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 wondrous 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.

 

 

 

The Diocesan Youth Office is following the Diocese on the three years leading up to the Golden Jubilee in 2024. The first year “REMEMBER” started on the First Sunday of Advent (November 28, 2021) and ended on Christ the King (November 20, 2022). The second year “REJOICE” began on November 20, 2022. This second year will focus on Mary, the Mediatrix of All Grace and the Model Disciple, who shows us how to receive the Word and bear the Word to the world. The third year “RENEW” will begin on November 26, 2023 and lead into the 50th Jubilee Year of our Diocese.

Join us for these three years of Remembering our past with gratitude, Rejoicing in the current vitality of our Diocese and then Renewing and strengthening our faith for the future.

 

Here at ST. MARK we have lots to offer:

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 12th year here at ST. MARK as the Director of Youth 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. He also oversees Scouting, CYO Sports and is in charge of the yearly Confirmation Retreats. Kevin and his wife Evelyn celebrated 30 years of marriage in August 2022.

 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. Her husband Todd is the Scout Master for BSA Troop 1978G here at St. Mark.

  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 serving as a Catechist and Confirmation Retreat Leader. She stepped up to the role of Stakeholder for High School Diocesan WorkCamp 2022 and 2023. 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 serving as a Catechist and Confirmation Retreat Leader. She is the curator at Turner Farms in Great Falls. For the summer of 2020 & 2021, WorkCampers from ST. MARK, St. Luke and St. Leo helped Sarah transform part of the farm into a mini retreat center. Thank you, Sarah, for your tireless support and service!

 

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