NEWS & EVENTS

The Knights of Columbus Council 7613 resumes their Lenten Fish Fry Dinner Fridays during Lent. They will serve from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Your meal will include fried fish, french fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, and dessert or grilled fish tacos for $10.00. Children's half portion of fried fish plate or a grilled cheese with fries and dessert is $5.00. Dine in Christopher Hall or carry out. Drive through is available too. All profits support donations that Knights of Columbus Council #7613 supporting our parish, youth, and other charitable needs. See you all there!

Fish Fry Fridays During Lent

March 4, 2022, 11:00:00 PM

The St. Mark Children's Choir is seeking members for Easter Sunday Mass. Choir rehearsals will begin March 6 at 12:00 PM in the Day Chapel. Practice is weekly on Saturday ending April 10th. Contact Joshua Frilling, Director of Music Ministry, at (210) 494-1606 or jfrilling@stmarkevangelist.com.

Children's Choir is Seeking Members

March 6, 2022, 6:00:00 PM

Featuring the St. Mark the Evangelist Music Ministry.
Friday, December 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church Main Sanctuary 1602 Thousand Oaks Dr. San Antonio, TX.

The Yvonne Cosgrove Concert Series Presents A Festival of Lessons and Carols

November 30, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

In January, we will start a new study at St. Mark’s.  The study is: Mary, the Bible and the Mother of God.  Dr. Brandt Petre will guide us through eight sessions through topics titled “The New Eve”, “The New Ark”, “Mother of the Messiah”, “Mother of Sorrows” and others.  Each session will consist of group study and videos on each topic.  The material presented is based on both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Here is an excerpt from the session “Mother of Sorrows”.

Sometimes, Mary can be seen like an unreachable unrelatable figure.  A sinless woman with a perfect son – what could she know of the troubles we are facing?  In this session, we will gain a fuller understanding of the deep suffering Mary experienced in her life which qualify her, next to Jesus as someone we can turn to for compassion and strength.

f you have ever wondered about Mary, the Mother of God and her role as our Mother and advocate, come and join us for this study.  We expect to begin on Thursday, January 6 and continue for eight weeks.  Contact Don Cosgrove, 210-710-0722, or cosgrove-don@msn.com with any questions you might have.

Thursday Night Studies in the Catholic Faith Starts a New Series!

November 30, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

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

A Jerusalem Marketplace Vacation Bible School will take place July 11 to July 15 at St. Mark the Evangelist. Stay tuned for registration information. For more information contact Rita Cabello (210) 494-1606.

Save the Date! Vacation Bible School is Back!

July 11, 2022, 2:00:00 PM

The Knights of Columbus Council 7613 hosts 24 hour adoration beginning at 3:00 PM Friday, March 4, ending 3:00 PM Saturday, March 5 in the Adoration Chapel. Begin this Lenten Season by spending time with our Eucharistic Lord.

24 Hour Adoration

March 4, 2022, 9:00:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the Advent Season in preparation of the coming of Jesus Christ!

2021 Advent & Christmas Calendar of Events
at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)
Vigil Tuesday, December 7| 7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 8 | 8:15 AM & 7:00 PM

Parish Reconciliation Service
Wednesday, December 15 | 6:00 PM

Las Posadas - St. Francis Circle
Sunday, December 19 | 3:00 PM

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Sunday Only, December 26 | 7:30 & 10:00 AM, 12:00, 2:00 & 5:00 PM

Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God
Saturday, January 1 | 9:00 AM

Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday & Sunday January 1st & 2nd | Regular Mass Schedule

Baptism of the Lord
Saturday & Sunday January 8th & 9th | Regular Mass Schedule

Advent Events

November 30, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

BSA Troop 500 is selling beautiful Poinsettia Plants for $12.00 each on December 5, 2021 after the 7:30, 10:00 and Noon Masses.   The monies raised are used for campouts, purchasing camping equipment and merit badges, and scout credit to help pay for summer camps.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Boy Scout Troop 500 Poinsettia Sale

November 30, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

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

The Yvonne Cosgrove Concert Series presents David Kauffman with Mark Schuenemann. 
SAVE THE DATE- Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7:00-8:30 pm

David Kauffman Returns to St Mark to present a one-night Lenten Mission “Generosity…The Pathway to Conversion”

David Kauffman is prolific artist, whose works touch and inspire people worldwide. He is the founder of Good For The Soul Music™ in San Antonio, Texas. Kauffman is a songwriter and recording artist, screenwriter and movie producer, husband and father whose creations are described as “good for the soul.”  Please join us for our Lenten Mission of song and story with reflections for the Lenten Season. 
A Free Will Offering will be collected to benefit the Ministry of David Kauffman.
All are welcome! Bring the Family!
For more information contact Josh Frilling, Director of Music Ministry, at (210) 494-1606. See you there!

David Kauffman In Concert

March 25, 2022, 12:00:00 AM

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the     2022 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The competition will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the St Mark’s Community center gym.  Registration and warm-up shooting starts at 6:30 pm. Please arrive between 6:30-6:45 pm. 

The K of C Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually with winners progressing through local, district, regional and state competitions.  All boys and girls will participate in their respective age divisions (age as of January 1, 2022).  All contestants on the local level will be recognized for their participation in the event. A K of C engraved leather basketball, will be awarded to each age category winner. Participants will be required to provide proof of age, beginning at the District competition.    

For additional information, please contact Chris Huggins at 210-669-3141.  Entry forms will be available on the day of the event, as you enter the gym at St Mark’s.   There is no fee to participate.

CYO basketball coaches are encouraged to bring your entire team. Have your players show up in their uniforms and challenge each other for the highest score. This is a fun event that can help promote team building and good sportsmanship.

COME AND JOIN THE FUN, STEP UP TO THE LINE AND
GIVE IT A SHOT!

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

January 16, 2022, 6:00:00 AM

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown there was no Wheelchair Sunday collection last year. 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.
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

To use a credit card to contribute go to https://amwheelchair.org/donate/.
Please note KC Council 7613 on the form.

Please send me an email to wheelchairSM21@gmail.com and a text to 210-275-7921  with your name, the date of your donation and the amount of your donation.

Here are some ways to fund one wheelchair.

A wheelchair is $150.00. (But any amount is greatly appreciated)
Get several people together to make donations towards a wheelchair. Ten friends giving $15.00 would cover one wheelchair.
Make a gift 🎁 of a WHEELCHAIR as an Advent gift.
Make a donation in memory of a loved one.

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.

If you would like to see the Knights in action, go to www.amwheelchair.org/video and click on the “Knights of Columbus” link at the bottom of the page.  While on the site check out the many ways the American Wheelchair Mission provides mobility to those in the most need.

 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

American Wheelchair Mission

November 30, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

The Knights of Columbus and Women's Guild have opened up their scholarship applications for high school seniors graduating in 2022.

Scholarship Applications are Open!

November 10, 2021, 6:00:00 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