Theology of the Mountain For the past five weeks I have been living in beautiful Seattle, accompanying my youngest son as he attends a summer ballet program at the Pacific Northwest Ballet. I’m thankful for a pastor and administrator who respected my family needs and allowed me a short sabbatical. I’m thankful for organists and…

Those words, shouted by the religious leaders of Jerusalem on the morning of Jesus’ crucifixion, never fail to shock me when we read them aloud during the Good Friday liturgy. Sometimes, in my imagination, I can almost personalize those words – I HAVE NO KING BUT CAESAR! That shocks me even more and I have to…

This past weekend, St. Mark parish was blessed with a visit from two Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, a religious order founded in Nashville TN in 1860. Sister Peter Marie and Sister Beatrice spent almost four days here, touching upon every nearly aspect of our parish life. They met with our elementary and middle-school students, spoke at…

We are so fortunate to live in a beach community! Any time we want, we can drop everything, drive a few miles or even walk a few blocks – to Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Topsail Beach, or Oak Island – and appreciate the beauty and majesty of the Atlantic Ocean…except when we don’t because time is…

A little liturgical quiz for you: Which of the following words does not belong with the others? Gaudete     Requiem    Laetare     Quasi modo     Magnificat The word “Magnificat” does not belong because it is the only one which is NOT the first word in a Latin Introit (Entrance Antiphon) for Mass. Today (Sunday March 15th)…

St. Mark Lion

Welcome to the new website for St. Mark Catholic Church! It is our hope that this site will become your digital Church home and that you will come here for information and inspiration. All of the same information that you are used to is here along with a great deal of new content. You can listen…