Evangelization

Welcome to our Evangelization page!

At St. Mark, our Evangelization Office oversees all Adult Faith formation (small groups bible studies, CRHP, Welcome 2.0), The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), and Confirmation. The purpose of our ministry is for the Salvation of Souls, and we spend our time helping people to grow deeper in their relationship with the God who created them through the Church that he founded. Put more simply we are here to serve you and help you reach the heights of what God has called you to. Please pray for us as we continue this ministry of the Parish and know that we will be praying for you. 

Programs

Contact Information

Meet our Evangelization Ministry Team!

Confirmation

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church “It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace: 

  • it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, ‘Abba! Father’;
  • it unites us more firmly to Christ;
  • it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us;
  • it renders our bond with the Church more perfect;
  • it gives us special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never be ashamed of the cross. (CCC 1302-1303). 

Our Confirmation program is a two-year program where we equip the parents to be able to fulfill their office as teacher of their children. We know that parents have the biggest impact on the lives of their children, and this duty to raise up their children in the faith is not a duty that can be abrogated or delegated, but rather is the ultimate end of marriage. As Pope Pius XI wrote in the 13th paragraph of Casti Connubii “Christian parents must also understand that they are destined not only to propagate and preserve the human race on earth, indeed not only to educate any kind of worshippers of the true God, but children who are to become members of the Church of Christ, to raise up fellow-citizens of the Saints, and members of God’s household, that the worshippers of God and Our Savior may daily increase”. The first command of God in Genesis is to “be fruitful and multiply (Gen 1:28)” not only that the population would increase, but more fundamentally that we would raise more worshippers of the one true God. We want to be able to help parents to live out this mission. If you have any questions about our Confirmation program please email Sandra or Julie at slopez@stmarkplano.org and jgonzalez@stmarkplano.org

Confirmation Resources

Sacramental Preparation & Registration

If your child is in 7th through 12th Grade and needs Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation. It’s important that you know that there is a two-year Sacramental Preparation in order for your child to receive this Sacrament. We normally begin registration during Summer Break, you will find the Online Registration Form available here during that time. Here you’ll also find all supplemental Resources to help you in the journey.

If you have any questions, please call our St. Mark Office and request to speak with someone in our Confirmation Ministry for Assistance.

Si su hijo está cursando del 7mo al 12vo grado y necesita Preparación Sacramental para la Confirmación. Es importante que sepa que hay una preparación sacramental de dos años para que su hijo reciba este sacramento. Normalmente comenzamos el registro durante las vacaciones de verano, encontrará el formulario de registro en línea disponible aquí. Aquí también encontrará todos los recursos suplementarios para ayudarle en el caminar.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a nuestra oficina de St. Mark y solicite hablar con alguien en nuestro Ministerio de Confirmación para que le asistan.

Bilingual Confirmation Lessons

Confirmation candidates must complete a series of lessons as part of their sacramental preparation. You can find the bilingual confirmation lessons by following the link.

Bilingual Confirmation Prescription

We expect our Confirmation candidates to follow certain guidelines as they confirm their faith. This includes memorizing important prayers, attending Mass, and having an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church. For more details, view our checklist below.

Bilingual Confirmation Saint Guidelines

Each Confirmation candidate chooses a Saint venerated by the Catholic Church to be their role model and spiritual companion for their lives. For more detailed information, view the guidelines for picking your Saint.

Confirmation Retreat

Find more information about the confirmation retreat by downloading the following document.

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is a process by which people come to learn more about the teachings of the Church and decide whether they would like to receive the sacraments of initiation, becoming a Catholic, or not. This process typically last for a year, but it can take longer based upon each individual person. These classes teach the fundamental Catholic teachings of the Church. These classes are available in both English and Spanish. For more information contact Ruth Sanchez at rsanchez@stmarkplano.org.

RCIA is for people over the age of 7 who need all of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation), people who were baptized as protestants and want to become Catholic, and for those adult who are baptized Catholics that have not yet received Holy Communion and Confirmation. 

Bible Studies

We have many different groups that meet weekly in our parish. We have many different Bible study groups, apologetic classes, etc., in both English and Spanish. If you are interested in joining one of these, or are interested in leading a small group please email Kaleb at ktrojacek@stmarkplano.org or Ruth at rsanchez@stmarkplano.org

CRHP/Welcome 2.0 Retreats

Our CRHP and Welcome retreats are an amazing opportunity to be able to grow in your relationship with God. These retreats were created for people in all stages of their spiritual lives, whether they be practicing Catholics, non-Catholics, or people who are just beginning their search for truth. 

During the pandemic we have had to postpone our retreats until further notice. We hope to be able to host these retreats once again soon. In the meantime, the CRHP teams are continuing to meet and pray for all of the people who will be going on the future retreats. For more information about CRHP or Welcome please contact Ruth at Rsanchez@stmarkplano.org

Contact Us!

Parish Center
Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm /// Friday 9am – 12pm
1105 W. 15th St.
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 423-5600

Kaleb Trojacek
Director of Evangelization
ktrojacek@stmarkplano.org
ext. 284

Ruth Sanchez
Coordinator of Evangelization
Focus on Adult Faith Formation
rsanchez@stmarkplano.org
ext. 225

Julie Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant
jgonzalez@stmarkplano.org 
ext. 239

Sandra Lopez
Coordinator of Evangelization
Focus on Confirmation
slopez@stmarkplano.org
ext. 233

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Our mission is to serve you
and to help you become the person which God created you to be. We will be praying for you.
God bless you!