Organizations and Groups

Organizations and Groups

American Heritage Girls

“… there is an obvious need for a cultural change for our nation and its daughters; a need for girls to know the love of Christ, the joy of lasting friendships and the fun of new wholesome experiences – in essence, the need for a ministry for girls that has transforming significance.” ahgonline.org

American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. It also provides fun, wholesome activities for girls 5-18yrs.; such activities help them to find what is true, beautiful and meaningful.

AHG members participate in a multi-level Troop System. This family-friendly model allows sisters and a trusted adult to be in the same Troop, attending meetings at the same time and place, yet having some time in their separate age- level patrols. Under the guidance of dedicated leaders, AHG Troops participate in programming that fosters servant leadership, life-long friendships, life skills and opportunities to know the love of Christ. The AHG program serves as an outreach for our Charter Organization, St. Mark Parish, allowing girls to put legs on their faith –becoming an outward sign of Christ’s love in their community all the while making a girls’ faith relevant to her everyday life.

If you have a daughter or know a girls from 5-18 yrs. who would like to join a group like this, or if you possess the moral, educational and emotional qualities to guide Youth and would like to join as an adult member, please contact Elizabeth Muzyka elizabeth@muzykafamily.com or 469-855-2001.

Troops of Saint George

The Troops of Saint George is a Catholic father-and-son group. It holds troop meetings working on spiritual, physical, patriotic, family and manly skills. There are campouts available monthly as an opportunity to spend quality time with your son and the other families in the troop. If you are looking for a brotherhood of fathers and sons in which to learn, live, teach and experience the Catholic faith in all its fullness, while enjoying the outdoors come join us! We look forward to praying the rosary around the campfire with you. Catholic author and Professor Dr. Taylor Marshall founded the Troops of Saint George (TSG) in 2013. It is the only apostolate of its kind for fathers and sons with a mission to create Catholic gentlemen and teach and exercise heroic virtue.

TSG Troop 77, The Magnanimus 77th, began July 1st, 2013. Several Catholic families in Collin County founded Troop 77 in the summer of 2013. The first two years they met at the home of a St. Mark parishioner. In the fall of 2015, Fr. Cliff and the St. Mark community gave TSG Troop 77 a parish home. The troop has approximately 75 members comprised of boys age 6 and up, and their fathers. In the Magnanimous 77th, we go hard to go home to heaven! We view the sacraments as our path to light the way for the formation of holy Catholic men and boys.

Parati Semper! Prepared Always!

For more information contact: Peter Reisinger, peter@reisingerfamily.net, 214-693-5496

St. Michael’s Military Support

The St. Michael’s Society Military Support Group is for anyone interested in supporting our military troops and their families. Group meets monthly for prayer and service projects.

Contact: Dale & Donna Heidenreich 972-596-4493

Pray for our service men and women serving around the world: Almighty and Eternal God, protect these soldiers with the shield of Your strength and keep them from all evil and harm. Return them home safely, that all who love them may praise You. – Amen.

June 2020 Prayer List

  • Charles Awotwi
  • Devon Barber
  • Zachary Bolduc
  • John Bryson
  • Nicholas Burns
  • Joseph Campbell
  • Mitchell Carton
  • Omar Cerutti-Pellecer
  • Matt Dale
  • Trae Draeger
  • Matthew Esplin
  • Aliyah Gallegos
  • Tyler Godbey
  • Paul Halladay
  • John Helms
  • Brandon Henderson
  • Shane J. Henderson
  • David Henson
  • Diana Lira Hinojoza
  • Brandon Hornung
  • Keneshaun Jackson
  • John Robert Johnson
  • Christopher Keating
  • Jermaine Lawton
  • Cris Layar
  • Dominic Liberto
  • Samuel Litz
  • Sergio M. Longoria
  • Michael Lucas
  • Jesus G. Martinez
  • Andrew McAleavy
  • Tyler Mc Intyre
  • Rafael J. Morrison
  • Ryan Moshell
  • Douglas Phalp
  • Taylor Pruss
  • Christine Rehbein
  • Blayton Reid
  • Coby R. Rice
  • Lindsey Rohr
  • Carl Rossini
  • Rachel Schweers
  • Santosh Singh
  • Ben Thomas
  • Brandon Thompson
  • James Virgin

If anyone has a relative on active duty, please contact Dale Heidenreich ( DHeidenreichTx@aol.com ) to add them to this prayer list.

Women of St. Mark

Women of St. Mark (affiliated with National Council of Catholic Women) invite all women of the parish to join hands and hearts to support women in growth and spirituality, as well as opportunities to serve the parish. Join us in making new friends, through fun, fellowship and informational programs.

All are welcome! For more information contact Julia DeVaney 214-785-7176.

Boy Scouts: Troop 285

Boy Scout Troop 285 is for young men ages 11 to 18 (grades 6 to 12) and is a boy-led program emphasizing outdoor skills, citizenship and group leadership, organized by patrol. Their motto is “Be Prepared” and they progress through the ranks at their own pace by earning merit badges, mastering life skills and taking increasingly challenging leadership roles. Weekly troop meetings and monthly campouts allow them to practice new skills and test their limits as they strive toward the rank of Eagle.

Contact: Ben Guthrie 214-418-9550

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is an organization for boys in 1 st through 5 th grades. The scouting program emphasizes the principles of character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship, family understanding, respectful relationships, personal achievement, friendly service, fun, and adventure.

Pack 285 is a small but active pack…We have campouts at least twice a year and many other sponsored activities throughout the year and even over the summer. The entire pack meets on a monthly basis and each den (grade level) meets a few times a month. .

The advancement trail starts with earning the Bobcat badge, followed by the ranks of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and the Arrow of Light. Each year builds upon the last, but boys can join at any time during elementary school or the school year and still achieve their rank in the Spring. As the Cub Scouts program moves forward, each step prepares the individual for Boy Scouts and continuing their scouting adventure. We encourage the boys to live by the scout law in all aspects of their life and to have a lot of fun in the process

Visit pack285TX.com for more information.

Contact: Colin Delaney, 972-838-3068, colin.delaney@usoncology.com

Plano Area Roman Catholic Homeschoolers

Plano Area Roman Catholic Homeschoolers (PARCH) is a homeschooling support group, and an official Parish organization of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. Organized for purpose of facilitating information and support for Catholic homeschooling families, PARCH sponsors a yahoo group, support meetings, curriculum informational sessions and homeschooling workshops, field trips, park days, and daily Mass attendance, along with seasonal activities and celebrations for Catholic homeschooling families. While PARCH provides access to myriad information, and events, its greatest service to others is in the sharing of wisdom and in the gift of friendships. Opportunities for Community Service abound within PARCH as our homeschooling families help organize and volunteer for St. Mark Parish activities/events and others throughout the calendar year.

Contact: For information on Catholic homeschooling, for support in getting started, and to connect with other Catholic Homeschooling Families, please contact Jennifer Dostalik at 972-795-9832 or Stephanie Reisinger at 972-424-0828

Catholic Daughters

Organization for Catholic women who are involved in a large number of charitable works throughout the Americas. CDA are dedicated to corporal and spiritual works of mercy. All Catholic women age 18 and over are invited to participate.

Contact: Mary Cieslewicz at 817-995-2928.

Cenacle

Contact Information: Josephine 972-867-2192 and Marguerite 972-424-9779

Cursillo

Cursillos serves to evangelize families, ministries, neighborhoods, work environments and others throught the formation of small Christian communities. The Diocese of Dallas Cursillos Movement involves: the Pre-Cursillo, the 3-Day Cursillo weekend, and the Post Cursillos. Please call for more information.

Contact: Dalia Amaya: 214-840-9652

K of C: Santa Maria Council #6065

Learn more about our Knights of Columbus Council here.

Serra Club

The North Central Dallas Serra Club and Serra International’s mission is to promote and support vocations of Seminarians, Priests and vowed religious life in the Catholic Church. We meet once a month on the 3rd Monday evening of each month at Canyon Creek Country Club to listen to dynamic speakers from the Dallas area and enjoy dinner together. Members are also invited to attend the 6:30 am Mass on the First Friday of each month and breakfast afterwards at St. Mark. Several times a year we are invited to attend Mass at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving where we each take donuts or pastries to share with the seminarians after Mass. It is wonderful to offer support and get to know the future priests for the Dallas Diocese.

Please consider joining us to support our Priests and promote Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life!

Contact: Kathi Thompson, 972-965-0563, kathi@kathithompson.com

St. Vincent de Paul

We at the Saint Vincent de Paul Society have as our mission to assist, spiritually and materially, people in need. We take as our inspiration and challenge the word of Jesus Christ in Matthew 25:35-36, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you visited me.”

We are a nonprofit social organization dedicated to servicing people in need, regardless of race or religion

Contact: 972-282-8077

Please consider donating food to the St Mark Conference SVdP food pantry by clicking on this link.

If you would like to send your SVdP donation envelopes to us, please use the following address:

SVdP St Mark Conference
PO Box 866041
Plano TX 75086

To donate, please click below. At ‘apply my gift’, please select “OTHER” and in the comments, please note the donation is for St. Vincent de Paul.