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Mission Statement

The A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service) Retreat, as offered through St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, is one visible sign of this community living out its mission “to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to all God’s people through work and action.” This evangelization retreat experience is intended to be a doorway through which individuals gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be an active, conscious, participating member of St Mark the Evangelist parish and the larger Catholic Church. The primary purpose of A.C.T.S. is to strengthen this parish as a Eucharistic Catholic Community, through renewed participation in worship, fellowship and service.

 All adult retreats will be held at the Cordi Marian Retreat Center, San Antonio.

A.C.T.S. Core Team Philosophy

The A.C.T.S. Core Team recognizes the call to help the parish family attain a deeper relationship with the Lord and with fellow parishioners through Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service.  Under the direction of the pastor, the A.C.T.S. Core Team seeks to support, direct and guide the A.C.T.S. community in its evangelization efforts.

A.C.T.S. Core Team Goals 

  • Evangelize as many parish members as possible to a communal faith experience.

  • Coordinate diverse prayer opportunities that are meaningful and representative of the liturgical celebrations of St. Mark the Evangelist parish.

  • Help participants understand Vatican II teachings about the Catholic faith.

  • Facilitates participant's discernment of their personal gifts after their retreat experience.

  • Encourage them to use their gifts in building up the Kingdom of God.

  • Develop a love of the Sacred Scriptures as they are used in the day-to-day liturgies of the Church.

  • Increase awareness of the variety of ministries that are part of the St. Mark parish community.

For more information on A.C.T.S. please contact Jonathan Bassett at

Our Future Retreats


Men’s Retreat - March 21-24 2024  Register HERE.

Women’s ACTS in Spanish – May 2-5, 2024

Men in Recovery - May 30 – June 2, 2024

Women’s Retreat – June 20-23, 2024

Men’s ACTS in Spanish – September 26-29, 2024

Women in Recovery – November 14-17, 2024

Men in Recovery – November 21-24, 2024


Men’s ACTS  – February 27-March 2, 2025

Women’s Retreat – March 27-30, 2025

Women’s ACTS in Spanish – May 15-18, 2025

Men in Recovery – June 19-22, 2025

Men’s Retreat in Spanish – October 16-19, 2025

Women in Recovery – 13-16, 2025

Men in Recovery – November 20-23, 2025


Women’s ACTS in Spanish – February 19-22, 2026

Men’s Retreat – March 26-29, 2026

Women’s Retreat – May 21-24, 2026

Men in Recovery – June 25-28, 2026

Men’s ACTS in Spanish – September 24-27, 2026

Women in Recovery – November 12-15, 2026

Men in Recovery - December 3-6, 2026


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