• Youth Retreats
Update
  • Registration is now open for the spring 2015 Men's ACTS Retreat.  See the news article on the front page of the website.

  • The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated after the 6:30am Mass on the third Thursday of the month and on the first Monday after the 6:30pm Mass.

  • The Quilters are looking for more members.  No experience needed, just a desire to learn and have fun.  See the bulletin for details. 
  • The 4pm Christmas Eve Mass will be very crowded.  Arrive early.  Overflow seating will be available in the Day Chapel.
  • Spend an hour in Eucharistic Adoration this week.
  • Save the Date - January 25, 2015, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Gym.  Come out and join us in raising funds for our youth attending summer camps.  

 

Parish Reconciliation Services

Wednesday, March 25
7:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary

Saturday, March 28
9:00 AM in the Main Sanctuary

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Our Catholic church treasures the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our parish offers a communal celebration of penance during Advent and Lent.  We invite you to join us on one of the dates above.

            If you’d like to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation, here’s what to do:

            Prepare. Prayerfully recall your sins. Some will be specific actions. Some represent a more general pattern of behavior.

            Go to the priest. Visit when he’s in the reconciliation room at your parish or ask for an appointment. You may either kneel anonymously behind a screen or sit in a chair where you may speak face to face.

            Be welcome. You and the priest may greet each other. Make the Sign of the Cross. He may urge you to have confidence in God. You may indicate the interval since your last confession or anything else that will help. Just use common sense. Either you or the priest may read from Scripture.

            Confess your sins. Some penitents begin with a formula like, “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.” But you don’t have to. Let the priest know your sins. You may discuss the sins you confess so the priest can give you the best counsel.

            Receive a penance. The priest will recommend some action after you leave to indicate to God the sincerity in your heart. Usually he suggests prayer or self-denial. If it sounds difficult, let him know.

            Pray for forgiveness. The priest may invite you to say a prayer of sorrow aloud. If you remember the Act of Contrition, you may use it. But you may also speak simply from your heart.

            Receive absolution. This is the best part. The priest proclaims absolution, and God forgives your sins.

            Conclude. The priest may say, “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.” If so, answer, “His mercy endures forever.” Or he may conclude informally.

            Change! Go forth, and with God’s help, begin to live a new life of freedom from the slavery of sin!

  • St. Mark Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 4th

    Children 8 years old and younger are invited to participate in the egg hunt. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come out and join the fun, enjoy

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  • Women's ACTS Retreat Registration Now Open

    Calling all women 18 years and older! Are you looking for a way to deepen your relationship with God, to renew yourself spiritually and to grow in fellowship with other women of Christ? If so, we invite you

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  • Women's Guild Fundraiser at BJ's Brewhouse

    Join us for a delicious way to raise money! The Women's Guild is sponsoring a fundraiser where you get to enjoy delicious food in fun atmosphere along with your family and

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  • Get Hooked on the Lenten Fish Fry

    Have you missed the Fish Fry at St Mark during the Fridays of Lent? If you did, do not fret. The Knights of Columbus and Women’s Guild plan to feature a delicious meal and the trimmings each Friday of Lent except Good Friday. The price will be $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children

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  • Women in Recovery ACTS Retreat - Registration Open

    You are invited to attend the 8th St. Mark’s Women in Recovery ACTS Retreat. The retreat is designed for women in recovery or women affected by a loved one’s addiction. All are welcome! It is an opportunity to enter into a deeper relationship with our Lord and our Community. An ACTS weekend is a chance to relax and focus on your faith walk

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To spread the good news of Jesus Christ to all God's people by word and action.

Church Location

1602 Thousand Oaks Drive
San Antonio, TX 78232
210-494-1606
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Stewardship Reflections

March 22, 2015

Fifth Sunday of Lent

I will draw everyone to myself!  Throughout Lent we've been hearing how Jesus explained the reason for his coming, to save us from the slavery of sin.  The more we accept and understand the mystery of our Lord's unfailing love for us, the more we want to get closer to him.  It is, as the prophet Jeremiah said, written on our hearts.  We understand what Jesus was trying to tell his disciples because we know about his passion, death and resurrection.  But we sometimes forget the message of the Gospel delivered by Christ.  The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.  God is with us and we only have to approach the Son to know the Father.  May the love we experience empower us to turn our hearts over to God!