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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!

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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.

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Divine Mercy Sunday

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The Official Original Image of the Divine Mercy, painted and venerated as requested by Jesus Himself in an apparition to St. Faustina in 1931.

The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received and apparitions she witnessed of God’s mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread. In the year 2000, St. John Paul II, then our Holy Pope, recognized the Second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday and Canonized St. Faustina.

The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. 

The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC: 

A – Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world. 

B – Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us. 

C – Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that all the graces of His mercy can only be received by our trust. The more we open the door of our hearts and lives to Him with trust, the more we can receive.

So, on this upcoming Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, we invite you to join us as we celebrate the love Jesus has for us, welcome Him into our hearts, and open our hearts to receive His graces.

Except from The Divine Mercy Website

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Divina Misericordia

La Imagen Original Oficial de la Divina Misericordia, pintada y venerada según lo solicitado por Jesús mismo en una aparición a Santa Faustina en 1931.

El mensaje y la devoción a Jesús como la Divina Misericordia se basan en lo escrito de Santa Faustina Kowalska, una monja polaca sin educación que, en obediencia a su director espiritual, escribió un diario de unas 600 páginas que registra las revelaciones que recibió y las apariciones de las que fue testiga. Incluso antes de su muerte en 1938, la devoción a la Divina Misericordia había comenzado a extenderse. En el año 2000, San Juan Pablo II, entonces nuestro Santo Papa, reconoció el Segundo Domingo de Pascua como Domingo de la Divina Misericordia y canonizó a Santa Faustina.

El mensaje de la Divina Misericordia es simple. Es que Dios nos ama, a todos. Y quiere que reconozcamos que Su misericordia es mayor que nuestros pecados, para que lo invoquemos con confianza, recibamos Su misericordia y la dejemos fluir a través de nosotros hacia los demás. Así, todos vendrán a compartir su gozo.

El mensaje de la Divina Misericordia es uno que podemos recordar simplemente recordando ABC:

A – Acude a Su Misericordia. Dios quiere que nos acerquemos a Él en oración constantemente, arrepintiéndonos de nuestros pecados y pidiéndole que derrame Su misericordia sobre nosotros y sobre el mundo entero.

B – Sea misericordioso. Dios quiere que recibamos Su misericordia y la dejemos fluir a través de nosotros hacia los demás. Él quiere que extendamos amor y perdón a los demás tal como lo hace con nosotros.

C – Confiar plenamente en Jesús. Dios quiere que sepamos que todas las gracias de su misericordia solo pueden recibirse con nuestra confianza. Cuanto más le abramos la puerta de nuestro corazón y nuestra vida con confianza, más podemos recibir.

Entonces, en este próximo Segundo Domingo de Pascua y Domingo de la Divina Misericordia, lo invitamos a unirse a nosotros para celebrar el amor que Jesús tiene por nosotros, darle la bienvenida en nuestros corazones y abrir nuestros corazones para recibir Sus gracias.

Extracto del sitio web de la Divina Misericordia

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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

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The Annunciation celebrates the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to inform her that she was to be the mother of Jesus. On this great feast day, we not only recall Mary’s courageous “yes” to God, we also celebrate the Incarnation of Christ, our Savior. For it was there, in the womb of a woman, nine months before the celebration of the manger, that “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14).

The celebration of the Annunciation coincides with the anniversary of the papal encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life). This prophetic document on the dignity and inviolability of every human life was put forth by Pope John Paul II on the Solemnity of the Annunciation in 1995. The intimate connection of these two events highlights a profound reality about the identity and value of every human person.

Luke’s Gospel tells us that by the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ would be conceived within the womb of Mary. It was there, in the womb of the Blessed Mother, that Christ first took on human flesh and made his dwelling among us. Like us, the unborn child Jesus grew and developed beneath the shelter of his mother’s loving heart. Through Christ’s Incarnation, God chose to share fully and intimately in our humanity and bridge all distance between God and man, so that we may dwell together.

The Church teaches us that “by His incarnation the Son of God has united Himself in some fashion with every man.” God desired to dwell among us, as one of us, in order to bring us salvation. This truth “reveals to humanity not only the boundless love of God… but also the incomparable value of every human person.”

Each of us is made in the image and likeness of our Creator, to share in the very life of God himself. This reality “reveals the greatness and the inestimable value of human life.” The human person is “a manifestation of God in the world, a sign of his presence, a trace of his glory.” Created through the love of the Father, each one of us bears “an indelible imprint of God.” By sharing in our humanity, Christ invites us to share in his divinity, that we might dwell with him for eternity.

Therefore, “the Gospel of God’s love for man, the Gospel of the dignity of the person and the Gospel of life are a single and indivisible Gospel.” Through Christ’s descent to earth God desires to raise each one of us to the heights of heaven. May we recognize that to proclaim the Gospel of Life is to proclaim Christ, the one who made his dwelling among us.

from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, you can find more resources at https://www.usccb.org


Solemnidad de la Anunciación del Señor

La Anunciación celebra la visita del ángel Gabriel a la Virgen María para informarle que sería la madre de Jesús. En esta maravillosa fiesta, no solo recordamos el valiente “sí” de María a Dios, sino que también celebramos la Encarnación de Cristo, nuestro Salvador. Porque fue allí, en el vientre de una mujer, nueve meses antes de la celebración del pesebre, que “el Verbo se hizo carne, y vivió entre nosotros” (Juan 1,14).

La celebración de la Anunciación coincide con el aniversario de la encíclica papal Evangelium vitae (El Evangelio de la Vida). Este documento profético sobre la dignidad y la inviolabilidad de cada vida humana fue escrito en 1995 por el papa Juan Pablo II sobre la Solemnidad de la Anunciación. La íntima conexión de estos dos acontecimientos destaca una profunda realidad sobre la identidad y el valor de cada persona humana.

El Evangelio según san Lucas nos dice que, por medio del poder del Espíritu Santo, Cristo sería concebido dentro del vientre de María. Fue allí, en el vientre de la Santísima Madre, que Cristo primero se hizo carne y vivió entre nosotros. Como nosotros, el niño nonato Jesús creció y se desarrolló bajo el refugio del corazón amoroso de su madre. Por medio de la Encarnación de Cristo, Dios eligió compartir plena e íntimamente nuestra humanidad y crear un puente entre Dios y el hombre, para que podamos vivir juntos.

La Iglesia nos enseña que “el Hijo de Dios con su encarnación se ha unido, en cierto modo, con todo hombre.” Dios deseaba vivir entre nosotros, como uno de nosotros, para traernos la salvación. En esta verdad “se revela a la humanidad no solo amor infinito de Dios… sino también el valor incomparable de cada persona humana.”

Cada uno de nosotros está hecho a imagen y semejanza de nuestro Creador para compartir la vida de Dios. Esta realidad “manifiesta la grandeza y valor de la vida humana”. La persona humana “es manifestación de Dios en el mundo, signo de su presencia, resplendor de su gloria”, creados por el amor del Padre, cada uno de nosotros lleva “una huella indeleble de Dios”. Al compartir nuestra humanidad, Cristo nos invita a compartir su divinidad para que podamos vivir con él por toda la eternidad.

Por lo tanto, “el Evangelio del amor de Dios al hombre, el Evangelio de la dignidad de la persona y el Evangelio de la vida son el único e indivisible Evangelio.” Por medio del descenso de Cristo a la tierra, Dios nos eleva a las alturas del cielo. Que podamos reconocer que proclamar el Evangelio de la vida es proclamar a Cristo, aquel que vivió entre nosotros.

-de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos, puede encontrar más recursos en https://www.usccb.org

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The Light Is On

Join us tonight at 6:00PM for the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

Today, Wednesday March 24th, confessions will begin at 6:00PM in the Church. There will be additional visiting priests available for confession. There are only a couple of remaining opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for the Holy Week. We hope you can join us tonight with an open heart!


Hoy, miércoles 24 de marzo, las confesiones comenzarán a las 6:00 pm en la Iglesia. Habrá sacerdotes visitantes adicionales disponibles para la confesión. Solo quedan un par de oportunidades para recibir el sacramento de la reconciliación en preparación para la Semana Santa. ¡Esperamos que pueda acompañarnos esta noche con el corazón abierto!

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