NEWS & EVENTS

Destin Wernicke grew up near Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he started playing piano and drums at an early age. He continued studying both instruments through high school and then decided to pursue music at the University of North Texas. During his Jazz Percussion bachelor’s degree, Destin was the drummer for the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band and had the opportunity to work with accomplished artists such as Maria Schneider, Gary Smulyan, and Regina Carter. He also competed with the One O’Clock at the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship and recorded the recently released album Lab 2020. Destin is now continuing his studies at UNT by working on a Graduate Artist Certificate in Organ Performance, studying with Dr. Jesse Eschbach.
Destin has served as the organist for St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Denton for the past three years, leading congregational singing with a small but dedicated choir. In March 2020, he won first prize in the undergraduate division of the William C. Hall Pipe Organ Competition in San Antonio, earning a cash prize and the opportunity to play a recital at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. Recently, The Diapason (a well-known organ magazine) recognized Destin's achievements by adding him to a list of "20 organists under 30" along with other young musicians who are making a name for themselves in the church music world. In August, Destin will take on an Organ Scholar position at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas, furthering his studies in church music and gaining experience working with choirs.

The Demessieux Year - An Organ Concert

October 16, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

Join us Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary of St. Mark Catholic Church to listen to the winners of the William C. Hall Pipe Organ Competition featuring Mr. Charles Douthit and Mr. Sungyun Kim. Admission is free.

Winners of the William C. Hall Pipe Organ Contest

September 25, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

St. Mark Knights of Columbus and Women's Guild is once again offering scholarships for graduating seniors.  Scholarships are $1000 and are awarded in the Spring of 2022. The deadline to apply is Noon, January 28, 2022. You can download the application below. Questions? Please contact Deacon Steve Marques at 210-269-1339 or Kimberley at 210-364-5342.

St. Mark Knights of Columbus and Women's Guild Offering Scholarships for Seniors

January 28, 2022, 6:00:00 PM

The Women's Guild would like to take the opportunity to invite all the women of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church to a Women's Day Retreat. This retreat is designed to give you the opportunity to spend time with Our Lord for healing and reflection. Join us Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Christopher Hall. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. Masks will be required, and seating is limited. The fee is only $5.00 and includes lunch. Contact Becky Schulze to RSVP by June 21st at btschulze@hotmail.com or 210-771-6968.

Annual Women's Day Retreat

June 2, 2021, 5:00:00 AM

The March Winged Lion has a longer article about the Knights of Columbus efforts for the American Wheelchair Mission. Due to COVID-19 lockdown there was no Wheelchair Sunday collection last June. Funds are at an all-time low. The San Antonio Diocese is the still the second largest donor in Texas and St. Mark’s has been the most generous in San Antonio for years. This is an awesome parish. Many parishioners have inquired about where to send donations.
Please ensure donations clearly note Knights of Columbus Council 7613. 
1.	 Donations by check can be sent directly to the American Wheelchair Mission at: 
Dan Moberg
American Wheelchair Mission
2600 E. Seltice Way A-172                    
Post Falls, ID 83854
(208) 457-0745 dmoberg@amwheelchair.org
2.	To use credit card to contribute go to https://amwheelchair.org/donate/.
Please note KC Council 7613 on the form.
Please send me an email jonklauenberg@satx.rr.com or text to 210-421-7962 with name/date/amount for Diocese totals.
Ways to fund one wheelchair.
3.	A wheelchair is $150.00. (Any amount will be greatly appreciated) 
4.	Get several people together to make donations towards a wheelchair. Ten friends giving $15.00 would cover one wheelchair. 
5.	Skip something like lunch one day and contribute instead. (drop an lb. or two )  
6.	Looking for a 501-C3a to help with tax liabilities? Dan Moberg sends letters to all who donate at least $150.00. If you need a letter for tax purposes contact me. 
7.	Make a gift 🎁 of a WHEELCHAIR as a Lenten offering.
 Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40

St. Mark Knights of Columbus Collecting for Wheelchairs

March 29, 2021, 5:00:00 AM

Reconciliation Services look very different this year. There will be no group services in our Deanery. Therefore we are making the sacrament of reconciliation available to you at the following times and dates in addition to each Saturday from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM:

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM and 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM,  and 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday, December 20, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM,  and 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monday, December 21, 2020 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Advent Reconciliation Services

December 3, 2020, 6:00:00 AM

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to gather together and recognize Jesus in the midst of life's journey. This event is open to all high school teens.

When: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Check-in: 8:45am
Closing Mass: 5:00pm
Where: St. Mark Parish Grounds

Event Highlights: Live presentations from young leaders. Joy-filled games and conversation. Sacraments, music, and prayer IRL. And socially distanced (but nonetheless real) time to spend with friends.

Register here: http://stmarkym.com/lakeretreat

Day on the Lake Retreat for High School Students

December 5, 2020, 3:00:00 PM

Join Msgr. Kevin Ryan on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The escorted and guided Holy Land tou departs February 7, 2022 and returns February 17, 2022. The total package price is $3,750 with a non-refundable deposit of $350 due upon reservation. Full payment is due b November 1, 2021. Space is limited so register early. Call Accent Travel Agency at 210-494-3553 to make your reservation.

Walk Where the Master Walked

November 1, 2021, 5:00:00 AM

“Wisdom has built her house...she has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table; she has sent out her maidens, she calls from the tops of the heights of the city: "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says, "Come, eat of my food and drink of the wine I have mixed...proceed in the way of understanding." (Prov. 9:1-6)

Come, join your brothers and sisters in Christ and partake of Wisdom’s feast as we dive into the gift of Theology of the Body left to us by St. Pope John Paul II.

Classes facilitated by Scott Byers 
WHEN:  One session will be offered this semester
	Sunday Evenings 6:30-8:00 PM, 
	Oct 17 — Dec 12, 2021
	(no class Nov 28 for Thanksgiving Holiday)

WHERE: Classes will be held at St. Mark the Evangelist 
	in the Shalom room (downstairs in the 
	Community Center)

WHAT:  Eight DVD Sessions in 8 nights with accompanying prayer, 
	discussion, and fellowship

Theology of the Body Returns to St. Mark

October 17, 2021, 11:30:00 PM

Come celebrate the beginning of 45 years of St. Mark Parish and 42 years of St. Mark Catholic Preschool Wednesday, September 29 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mass at 5:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary followed by live music, food trucks, games, and an open house in our preschool. We hope to see you there! Questions? Call 210-494-1606 #345.

Family Fun Night Next Week

September 29, 2021, 10:00:00 PM

Vacation Bible School is back for all children. This year our theme is God's Olympians. Join us as we learn about God's Olympians, the Saints. Discover their stories, their struggles, and the stories of Jesus that inspired their lives. Download the registration form or contact Rita Cabello at rcabello@stmarkevangelist.com

Vacation Bible School Is Back!

June 2, 2021, 5:00:00 AM

Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Ashes 
12:00, 2:00, 3:30, & 5:00 PM | Main Sanctuary 
10:00 AM & 4:00 PM | Event Center West Campus

Additional Lent Activities:

Way of the Cross | Fridays of Lent
(Pre-recorded on YouTube)

Weekday Mass Schedule |  8:15 AM (Livestreamed)
 Additional 12:00 PM Mass Tuesday’s during Lent
 Anointing of the Sick after Mass on Thursdays

Evening Prayer | Wednesday February 24; 
March 10, 17, & 24 | Day Chapel | (Livestreamed on YouTube & Facebook.)

Parish Retreat with Fr. Roger Keeler  
Monday - Wednesday March 1 - 3
7:00 PM | Main Sanctuary (Livestreamed YouTube & Facebook)

David Kauffman Concert |Thursday, March 4 | 7:00 PM 
Main Sanctuary (A free-will offering will be collected)
Presented by the Yvonne Cosgrove Concert Series

Reconciliation Opportunities
Saturday, March 20 |  9:00 - 10:30 AM
Sunday, March 21 | 9:00-9:45 AM | 1:00-1:45 PM | 4:00-4:45 PM Wednesday, March 23 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 25 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Palm Sunday | March 27-28 | Regular Mass Schedule
Main Sanctuary
March 27 | 5:30 PM | March 28 | 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Event Center West Campus

Triduum & Easter

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper
April 1 | 7:00 PM | Main Sanctuary 
(Livestreamed YouTube & Facebook)

Good Friday | April 2 | Living Stations of the Cross 3:00 PM (Pre-recorded YouTube)
The Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross,
 and Communion Service 6:00 PM 
Main Sanctuary (Livestreamed)

Easter Vigil Mass | April 3 | Private 
(Livestreamed Facebook & YouTube)

Easter Sunday | April 4 | Regular Mass Schedule 
Main Sanctuary (10:00 AM Livestreamed on YouTube Facebook)
8:00 & 10:30 AM | Event Center

Lenten, Triduum, & Easter Events

February 26, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

St. Mark the Evangelist Giving Tree will be a little different this year due to COVID-19. We are asking for unwrapped gifts or gift cards for children, and gift cards or donations for CPS gift certificates. 

Drop off will be in the breezeway November 28 and December 12 between 10 AM and 2 PM. Additional donations boxes will be located in the church before and after weekend Masses.

For more information on how you can help contact Rosemary Bailey at 210-355-6823 or rbailey1125@att.net.

Help us make someone's Christmas merry and bright!

The Giving Tree is back!

November 21, 2020, 6:00:00 AM

Join us for caroling, a shower for Mary, and a live nativity Friday, December 11, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. We will be collecting donations for Guadalupe Home, a transitional home for pregnant and parenting women and babies who find themselves homeless. We will be collecting any new baby items.

Drive Through Noel and Shower for Mary

December 12, 2020, 12:00:00 AM

St. Mark Women's Guild will hold their annual craft fair November 20-21 in the Community Center Gymnasium. There will be over 35 artisans with holiday gifts galore.

St. Mark the Evangelist Women's Guild Hold Annual Craft Fair

November 20, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

The St. Mark the Evangelist Knights of Columbus will be selling barbecue plates after Masses Sunday, October 3, 2021. Cost of each plate is $10.00. Proceeds go towards the Knights Annual Scholarship Fund.

Knights of Columbus Barbecue Plate Sales

October 3, 2021, 5:00:00 AM

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in collaboration with University Healthcare Systems is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination clinic Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM to Noon. All persons 12+ are eligible to receive the Pfizer Vaccine that day. It is a great opportunity to prepare for summer vacation, school camps, and back to school. 

Vaccines will be administered in the CYO Gymnasium West Campus. Please enter via 281 entrance. Bring a picture ID. We invite you to register on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-doughnuts-and-shots-covid-19-clinic-tickets-156961109905

Call 210-494-1606 #345 with questions.

Coffee, Doughnuts, and Shots, Shots, Shots!

June 2, 2021, 5:00:00 AM

Knights of Columbus Council 7613 will hold their 13th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, June 18th at Northern Hills Country Club. Registration will begin at 6:30 AM with a tee time of 8:00 AM. Breakfast tacos and coffee will start your day. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, Bubba Hole, and prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin.

Tournament sponsorships are:
Gold Sponsor $600 level. Four golfers play free, your company logo displayed, event and hole recognition, and one Super Mulligan.
Silver Sponsor $400 level. Two golfers play free, your company logo displayed, event and hole recognition, and one Super Mulligan.
Bronze Sponsor $200 level. 1 golfer plays free, your company logo displayed, event and hole recognition, and one Super Mulligan.
Hole Sponsor $100 level. Name recognition at event, hole recognition, and one Super Mulligan. 

Down load our brochure to register to play or sponsor the event.

Question? Contact Pete Peterson at (210) 413-8139 pete@northernhillsgolfclub.com or 
Tony Aldrich at (210) 842-1275 ta1drich0216@yahoo.com .  See you there!

Knights of Columbus Council 7613 Holds 13th Annual Golf Tournament

March 29, 2021, 5:00:00 AM

St. Mark is happy to announce that our Yvonne Cosgrove Concert Series is well underway for 2021. Although singing is absent from the pews, we invite you to our beloved sanctuary to listen to David Kauffman and his friends on Thursday, March 4th, at 7:00 PM. This is an annual Lenten tradition to bring our hearts, minds, and souls into the spirit of this penitential season. This event is free; however, the musicians will be collecting donations for their ministry. Also, CDs and other materials will be for sale immediately following. Registration is required through www.eventbrite.com at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yvonne-cosgrove-concert-series-presents-david-kauffman-and-friends-tickets-139995784159.

Be on the lookout for more concert dates this spring and fall. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook @stmarkmusicministry, and St. Mark the Evangelist Music Ministry respectively, to keep up with weekend updates, concerts, and other information.

The Yvonne Cosgrove Series Presents David Kauffman and Friends

February 27, 2021, 1:00:00 AM

Celebrate the Advent & Christmas Season at St. Mark

Advent Evening Prayer
Wednesdays, December 2, 9 &16 | 7:00 pm

Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception Mass 
Vigil Monday, December 7| 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 8 | 8:15 am & 7:00 pm

Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Saturday, December 12 | Rosary 6:00 am | Mass 6:30 am

Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24
Main Sanctuary
12pm | 4 pm* | 7 pm | 10 pm
* Children’s Christmas Pageant will be livestreamed on our Facebook Page.

The Event Center - West Campus
12:30 pm | 4:30** pm | 7:30 pm
** Children’s Christmas Pageant

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25
Main Sanctuary
9:30 am (Livestreamed) | 12 pm (Bilingual)

Registration will not go live until December 1, 2020
You must pre-register on the St. Mark Eventbrite website:  
http://stmarkevangelistccsa.eventbrite.com  
to reserve your seat(s) for the Mass you wish to attend.

Mary, Mother of God Vigil (Holy Day of Obligation)
Thursday, December 31 | 5:00 pm
Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation)
Friday, January 1 | 8:00 am  & 10:00 pm

2020 Advent & Christmas Schedule of Events and Masses

November 29, 2020, 6:00:00 AM