Religious education in the parish of St. Mark is a ministry dedicated to the faith development of your child. Our mission is to support parents as the primary educators of their children in the ways of our Catholic faith and to strengthen your partnership in the parish community. We accomplish this mission through worship, prayer, catechesis, service and fellowship.
Discover! Finding Faith in Life curriculum is used in grades 1 through 5. Each child will receive their own Discover Kit, containing everything they need for their faith journey. Children will dive into Bible stories in their own Catholic Children’s Bible to encounter Jesus through the stories and people of scripture. Then, they connect the Bible story and hand-on activity with Catholic doctrine through age-appropriate prayers, puzzles, and challenges in their Activity Book. In addition, families will receive access to online, interactive eLearning lessons for children to use at home.
Beginning with grade 6 and continuing through grade 9, young people in the parish cover the following subjects: The Creed, Sacraments, Church History, Morality, Scripture, Jesus in the New Testament, Theology of the Body (TOB) and Prayer.
At all grade levels in addition to the course work, woven throughout the year are opportunities for prayer experiences, fellowship and service in the community.
The Sunday School program meets twice a month during the 10:00 am Liturgy in the school building. Through Scripture stories and fun learning activities, children ages 3, 4 and 5 explore their relationship to God through Jesus.
In the parish of St. Mark the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are typically celebrated in the second grade if the child has completed the first grade level of faith formation in a parish or catholic school.