As a large and vibrant parish, St. Mark’s hosts and sponsors a variety of activities. Please see the list below for information on the many activities that take place here on a regular basis.

Ark of the Covenant Catholic Homeschool Catholic homeschool Moms and their children (all age levels) meet once a month.

Contact: Tracy Smith, 910-793-4873,

Baptism Preparation One-session course prepares parents & godparents for baptism of a child. Session in English at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tues. of each month. In Spanish at 9:30am-11:30am on the 1st Sat. of each month.

Contacts: Sandy Ellsworth & Denise Morrison, 910-398-6509,

Bautismo Preparación-Hispanos Las pláticas para la preparación bautismo son el primer sábado de cada mes a las 9:30am. Los bautismos son por lo general los sábados a las 10am o 11am y también durante la misa del domingo a las 1:30 pm.

Contacto: la Oficina Parroquial, 910-398-6509,

Christ the King Catholic Church Christ the King Catholic Church, located in Riegelwood, has been a Mission parish of St. Mark for over 10 years.

Contacts: Maria and Wick Westmoreland, 910-655-9956

Confirmation for Adults Instruction for adults who have received the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist and wish to receive Confirmation.

Contact: Sandy Ellsworth & Denise Morrison, 910-398-6509,

Finance Council Provides direction to the Pastor regarding all parish financial matters. Members are appointed by the Pastor.

Contact: Ed Sordellini, 910-509-1800 ext.18,

Marriage Encounter Weekend experience for married couples to strengthen marriage and deepen their relationship.

Contact: Diocese of Raleigh, Office for Marriage and Family Life, Adrienne Yates, Director, 919-821-9753,

Marriage Preparation Information on preparation and counseling for couples preparing for marriage. Couples should contact the Pastoral Secretary six months prior to the marriage date.

Contacts: Sandy Ellsworth & Denise Morrison, 910-398-6509,

Natural Family Planning Includes scientific, natural and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone pregnancies. These methods support God’s design for married love!

Contact: Allison B. Lamporte, 910-279-6860,

Pastoral Council This is an elected group that provides guidance to the pastor related to church ministries and events.

Contact: Bob Shields, 910-264-5211,

Religious Education The development, implementation and administration of all Faith Formation programs with a focus on motivational adult programs for re-evangelization.

Contact: Sandy Ellsworth & Denise Morrison, 910-398-6509,

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults RCIA is for adults interested in coming into full communion with our Catholic Christian Faith. The process takes place over the course of a year and restores the original order of the Sacraments of Initiation.

Contact: Paul Townend, 910-792-1931,

St. Mark Catholic School Serving students in pre-K through 8th grade, SMCS offers a strong academic curriculum, religious instruction and athletic programs in a safe and faith-filled environment. (Mary Myers, Principal)

Contact: Lisa Erling, 910-398-6532,

Strategic Planning A group that addresses major Parish initiatives.

Contact: Caleb Strittmatter, 910-398-6515,

Sunday Coffee & Doughnuts Coffee and doughnuts are served most Sundays after the 9:30am Mass. All are welcome to come and socialize in the Parish Hall or under the nearby breezeway.

Contact: Tim Niggel, 910-470-5490,