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Fullness of Truth Conference : Pictures

The “Fullness of Truth” Conference this weekend was a great success! We hosted Steve Ray, Trent Horn, and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers at our parish who shared their insights into the beauty of the Catholic Church.

Below are some pictures of the event!

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Friday, June 11th Updated Mass Schedule

Although it was previously communicated that Mass today had been cancelled, our parish will celebrate Mass today for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Updated Schedule:

  • 5:00 PM English Mass
  • 10:00 PM Spanish Mass
  • 10:30 PM Overnight Eucharistic Adoration

Confessions remain cancelled. The Saturday 8:00AM Mass for the Immaculate Heart of Mary will proceed as scheduled.

Thank you for your patience!

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Priest Announcements

FR. MARCO AND FR. ROSHAN CELEBRATED THE ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR ORDINATION THIS PAST WEEK

Fr. Marco Rangel

Father Marco
Ordained June 5, 2010

Fr. Roshan Fernandez

Father Roshan
Ordained June 1, 2019

We’re blessed and proud to have them here at St. Mark! We ask that you continue to pray for our priests here at St. Mark, and all the priests around the world as they continue to serve God, His people, and His Holy Church.

FATHER RICARDO REGALADO IS COMING TO ST. MARK

Fr. Ricardo Regalado will be coming to St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church as a Parochial Vicar. Fr. Ricardo is a newly ordained priest for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. He was ordained on June 5th, 2021. We are excited to welcome Fr. Ricardo to our parish!

FATHER HENRY IS LEAVING ST. MARK – JOIN US FOR A FAREWELL POTLUCK

Fr. Henry Eraz
Father Henry
Serving St. Mark since 2014
Ordained Feb. 20, 1998

As of July 1st 2021, Fr. Henry Erazo, currently serving as one of our St. Mark Parochial Vicars, will be moving to St. Ann in Kaufman as Pastoral Administrator. Fr. Henry has been an integral part in our community here at St. Mark and he will be dearly missed. On Sunday, June 27th 2021 at 3PM, we will be hosting a Farewell Potluck in the Great Hall of the Parish Center to celebrate Father Henry. Bring your families (and your favorite dish to share) for an afternoon with your St. Mark Community and to say goodbye to Father Henry.

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Parish Life Office & St. Mark Catholic School: We’re Hiring!

Position in Parish Life Office

We are looking for a Full-Time Bilingual Administrative Assistant to assist in the coordination of the Sacrament of Baptisms. Please review the full job description below. Contact the Parish Business Manager, Michael Zeleski at mzeleski@stmarkplano.org for more information.

Job Description

General Summary of the Position

To accomplish the tasks and duties of the Parish Life Administrative Assistant as well as the particular duties of coordinating and assisting with Baptism Preparation up to their Celebration under the care and guidance of the Parish Life Ministry Office. This is a full-time position that is non-exempt and therefore requires the individual to ensure the completion of their respective duties within a timely manner deemed appropriate according to the changing needs of the parish. The position may require the individual to have weeknight availability on a monthly basis in order to assist with the Baptism preparation course. This includes all preparation and facilitating of the various assigned duties in English and Spanish.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

• Present oneself with a disposition of service, respectfully aiding the office of Parish Life by serving as an Administrative Assistant and Coordinator who is an active participant in their faith.
• Live in accordance to Catholic teaching and abiding by Church cannon law by maintaining good standing following all teachings of the Catholic Church.
• Assist and Coordinate the preparation and execution of the assigned duties within office of Parish Life, with the primary responsibility of the ministry of Baptism preparation.
• Handle phone calls and assist those seeking information about the sacrament of Baptism.
• If needed, set appointments with couples seeking infant baptisms from first contact to completion of the paperwork.
• Gather fees and verify documents to ensure completion of the preparation for the reception of the sacrament.
• Assist the office of Parish Life administratively by answering phones, taking messages, and providing administrative support as required.
• Must coordinate with director to ensure all responsibilities are covered in case of absence or vacation.
• Responsible for other duties, as assigned or deemed necessary by the Pastor.

Baptism Related Duties

• Process Baptism registrations, English and Spanish.
• Gather documents and information i.e.: birth certificates, completion of preparation class, letter of good standing, and marriage certificate for Godparents.
• Coordinate volunteers to help teach the English 6pm and Spanish 8pm Baptism classes on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
• Coordinate Baptism dates with Deacons, Priests and Mass schedule
• Group Baptisms done 1st Saturday of the month in English, and 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month in Spanish at 9am.
• Prepare certificates of completion for sacramental preparation classes.
• Ensure readiness for Baptisms
• Collaborate with Communication department to update website communications regarding baptisms.
• Prepare Baptism preparation booklets for class.
• Make participants roster for each Baptism class.
• Order supplies and materials for preparation classes.
• Reserve classrooms for Baptism preparation classes through Veronica Fonseca. (by mail, phone, or project sheet).
• Process and deliver (by hand or mail) preparation class certificates and Baptism certificates.
• File all programs materials.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Process and deliver (by hand or mail) preparation class certificates and Baptism certificates.
• Practicing Catholic living in accordance with Church teaching.
• Proficient communication in English and Spanish (written and oral).
• People skills for greeting and assisting others with sensitivity, as the role will at times require the ability to have tact and charitable words toward those undergoing grief and or stressful moments.
• Dependability, flexibility, team player mentality, willing to be contacted should needs arise outside of scheduled working hours as needed.
• Communication skills – (returning calls and email responses in a timely manner).
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
• Willingness to work and or learn programs that include Exponent HR and PDS.
• Ability to handle workload and deadlines with flexibility and adaptability to the specific needs of the office and the needs of parishioners.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Concentration in a service-oriented field preferred
• Experience in Church ministry is preferred.
• Experience working with families and couples.
• Knowledge of sacramental preparation and programming.

Position at St. Mark Catholic School

The After School Program at St. Mark Catholic School is hiring. 

Job Description:

  • Under the supervision of the on-site Director, ASP workers plan, organize, facilitate, and monitor the activities of children enrolled in the St. Mark Catholic School After School Program.
  • Monitor and interact with students to keep students engaged in intellectual, creative, artistic, and physical activities.  
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of a daily program which will meet the needs of the children in attendance.
  • Monitor individuals or small groups of students assigned to the After School Program and assure student understanding of program rules and procedures.
  • Maintain appropriate order and student conduct.
  • Monitor children to ensure their health, safety and physical well–being.
  • Maintain a clean and organized environment for students.
  • Operate a variety of After School Program equipment and supplies including iPad to check-in students, athletic equipment, arts and crafts equipment, and office equipment as assigned.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Hours: 

  • The 2021-22 school year runs from August 16, 2021 through June 3, 2022.
  • There is a required training day in August 2021 (TBD).
  • Monday-Friday 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM; 5:30-6:00 PM as deemed necessary by the on-site Director.
  • On early release days (see school calendar), hours are 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Pay:  $15 per hour

Qualifications: Must be 18 or older. Experience working with children required. Must speak English. Hired employees must complete a Safe Environment clearance and training program.

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COVID-19 Updates

Updated: June 3rd, 2021

As the number of vaccinated individuals increase and restrictions have begun to ease across the country and within our Diocese, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, we continue to recommend (not require) the use of face coverings on our campus as a precautionary measure. Whether you chose to wear a face mask or not, we encourage you to continue demonstrating mutual respect and compassion for your fellow parishioners as we transition into this new phase.

More Details:

  • Mass Attendance, Sacraments, Ministry Meetings do not require the use of face coverings, but are still encouraged in close spaces.
  • During Mass, those who wish to receive the Holy Eucharist in the tongue are no longer required to wait until the end of the line.
  • During Mass, the right side of the sanctuary will be reserved for those who wish to social distance, meaning alternate pews will remain unseated.
  • St. Mark Catholic School has separate guidelines for students, faculty, and visitors.

We thank you for your cooperation!


Walk-In Vaccination Clinic Coming to St. Mark

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Youth Ministry Summer Event Schedule!

Middle and High School Teens are all welcome!

Our Middle School and High School Youth Ministries have many activities planned this summer to keep your teen engaged!

Visit stmarkplano.org/youth for more information!

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Vacation Bible School

Bring your children closer to God this summer!

VBS this year will take place in person July 12-16! It is open to children in grades K-5. We also have spots available for teen and adult volunteers! Please see the applications below:

You may also pick up applications in the Narthex or from our Parish Office. For more information, contact Peggy Theis at ptheis@stmarkplano.org.

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Pictures: Blessing for High School Graduates!

See the pictures of the graduates and proud families below!

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This Week at St. Mark: New Saturday Morning Mass, Special Blessing for Graduates, VBS, and more

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Volunteer Opportunities!

“The Son of man came not to be served, but to serve” (Mt 20: 28)

If you have been looking forward to serving the St. Mark’s community with your talents and your time, we have great opportunities for you!

All volunteers must undergo Safe Environment training, as directed by the Diocese of Dallas. This training can be completed online this year. Once you have spoken with one of our department representatives, we will redirect you to complete the training.

Sacristan Volunteer

  • Sacristans are needed for all Masses, especially the 12:15PM Daily Mass.
  • Sacristans will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before each mass to prepare the Alter for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 
  • A Sacristan will receive the proper training on how to prepare the sacred vessels in preparation for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
  • A Sacristan will also be trained on how to properly empty & store the sacred vessels & chalice after the end of each Mass. 
  • In addition to receiving Sacristan training. The volunteer will also need to complete our Safe Environment training or annual update training. 

If interested, please contact Victor Quezada at victorquezada240@hotmail.com

Front Office Volunteer

  • Provide skilled administrative services and be able to help maintain accurate parish records.
  • Answer phone calls and transfer them to the appropriate Staff Member / Department.
  • Provide clerical services to the office manager, ministries, and parish organizations.
  • Provide receptionist services for the parish office including the handling routine questions about events, etc. and greeting visitors.
  • Distribute mail and other related material.
  • Schedule Mass Intentions online.
  • Obtain Clergy for anointing/sick calls with the assistance of the Office Manager.
  • Assist in additional duties per request of the pastor or Office Manager.
  • Must be bilingual (English and Spanish).
  • Have well developed “people skills” in interacting with all who come to the parish office.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters.
  • Able to solve problems that arise with the assistance of the Office Manager or Staff Member present.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must be computer/internet proficient.

If interested, please contact Michael Zeleski at mzeleski@stmarkplano.org

Communications/Marketing Volunteer

  • Assist the Communications and Marketing Director in creation and implementation of external communications to represent our parish including but not limited to maintaining consistent branding and design for materials in print & digital formats
  • Create and manage content for the Bulletin, Social Media, Website, E-Newsletter and Digital Displays
  • Experience in the following are beneficial, but not required
    • MS Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel
    • Photography and Videography
    • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro
    • WordPress, with a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Canva, including Pro Features 

Contact Leslie Rodriguez at lrodriguez@stmarkplano.org for more information.