Walking with Moms in Need

In January, our parish held a “Gabriel Sunday” at which we introduced Walking with Moms in Need, a process in which Catholic communities respond to the needs of pregnant and parenting women. The Gabriel Project is one of the ways our diocese does this.

Thirteen women in our parish have been trained to offer spiritual and emotional support to moms in need. These volunteers, called “Angels” (after the Angel Gabriel), were commissioned on June 4. They are ready to assist women in our parish or in the community by walking with them during their pregnancy. For information, contact Valerie Haas at 303.956.5476. If you are a mom in need, or you know one, give us a call at 720.819.6735, or visit

Corpus Christi Procession & Picnic

Join us for our Corpus Christi procession on Saturday, June 10 immediately following the 4:00 pm Mass. Father will lead a procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the block of St. Mark, in front of King Soopers, and back to the church. This is not only an ancient tradition of the Church, but a wonderful way to witness our faith as we anticipate the Eucharistic Revival. 

Following the procession, we will gather for a potluck picnic hosted by our Knights of Columbus. Parishioners are asked to bring a side or dessert to share: 

Last names ending in A–M: side dish

Last names ending N–Z a dessert. 

Knights will provide the meat and the drinks. See you there!

Missions Weekend

June 3–4

This weekend, we are pleased to welcome Fr. Dennis C. Callan, SVD to St. Mark to celebrate Mass with us and speak about the many ministries of his religious community, Divine Word Missionaries. They are an international religious community of missionary priests and Brothers serving in 79 countries helping to build chapels, celebrate the sacraments and spread the Word of God in remote mission communities.

As a Divine Word Missionary, Fr. Dennis served in Taiwan for 18 years and another 16 years in South Korea before returning home to the United States in 2016. While in Taiwan, Fr. Dennis served as formation director for the congregation’s China Province and general affairs director at Fu Jen Catholic University. While in Korea, Fr. Dennis taught in the seminary at Suwon Catholic Univeresity, worked among migrant workers, served as a contract priest for the U.S. Army and served as regional superior for his congregation. Currently, he is the superior delegate of the North American provinces responsible for the care of Divine Word Missionaries from other provinces who come to the United States.

Nearly 6,000 active Divine Word Missionaries minister in the far corners of the world. They build hospitals to care for the sick and schools to educate the poor. They teach the hungry to farm, and they provide life’s necessities—water, food and shelter—in impoverished communities. These priests and Brothers help those neglected and forgotten by society to build a better future. They also foster vibrant Catholic communities of service and faith around the world.

This mission appeal is part of the Missionary Cooperative Program of our Diocese of Colorado Springs. Please be generous with your prayers and contribute to the second collection to help support the missionary work of the Divine Word Missionaries. To meet some of the people Divine Word Missionaries help, please read the stories at

First Friday Adoration

June 2 from 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Join us for First Friday Adoration at St. Mark! Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 9:00 am and will continue throughout the day, concluding with Benediction at 6:00. This is a beautiful way to encounter our Eucharistic Lord, and we encourage you and your families to join us every first Friday.

Sign up for a Holy Hour:

Sign up for a one-hour Adoration time slot here. You can also find other scheduled Adoration opportunities at St. Mark. You do not need to sign up to join us for Adoration, but many people find great benefit in committing to a scheduled time.

School Supply Drive

Jun. 17–18, Jun. 24–25

Catholic Charities of Central CO-Castle Rock office has partnered with the Douglas County Education Foundation to support their local school supply drive for the upcoming 2023–24 school year.  The drive will run the weekends of June 17–18 and June 24–25.

Most needed items include #2 pencils, spiral notebooks, washable markers, pens, ruled paper, pink erasers, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, composition books, pocket folders, dry erase markers, 1” binders, graph notebooks, and flash drives.

Call our Catholic Charities office at 720.215.4521 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer with the school drive.

New Men’s Ministry

Band of Brothers: Clothed with Power from on High

Starts June 10
Meets second Saturday of each month after the 8:00 am Mass

Have a plan of action. Battles are often won or lost before they begin. 
–The Manual of a Christian Knight

The battle for souls, the family, and a Christian society is real. As a man, you are hard-wired to protect, to provide, and to lead. A Band of Brothers at St. Mark invite you to equip yourself and be empowered with the grace of the Sacraments for mission.

Questions? Contact Dan Timmerman at

Faithful Citizenship Townhall

Jun. 4 at 6:30 pm
at St. Thomas More, Centennial

The Colorado Catholic Conference will be at St. Thomas More to discuss the outcome from the most recent regular session of the Colorado General Assembly. Learn about bills and enacted laws concerning life, housing, education and more.

The Town Hall meeting will be live-streamed and made available after the presentation on St. Thomas More’s You Tube channel.

Vacation Bible School

July 10–13, 9:00 am–12:15 pm

Kindergarten–4th Grade

Theme this year: “Saints in the Making!” Kids K–4 will learn about a new saint each day, with crafts, music, and games. Learn more and register below.

New Ministry for Girls

The St. Thérèse Altar Society is a new ministry for girls in grades 3-12 to serve at St. Mark and more deeply discover their feminine virtue and vocation.

After initial training, girls in grades 3-8 will be allowed to assist as shadows and Junior Sacristans. Girls in grades 9-12 who have been confirmed may become trained as Sacristans. Girls will learn about liturgical arrangements and preparations for the Holy Mass, as well as their importance in facilitating a beautiful, reverent Liturgy for the Lord. Through this service, girls are invited to participate more actively in parish life and cultivate a deep reverence for the Mass.

The St. Thérèse Altar Society will also include opportunities for monthly prayer and quarterly events that help girls explore the beautiful vocations of religious life and marriage. Activities will include prayer, formation in authentic feminine dignity, service projects, social events with religious sisters, and more.

To join the ministry or find out more, fill out the interest form below. You will be added to the contact list, and invited to an information night this summer as well as initial training and kickoff events.

Women’s Evening of Prayer

Thursday, Jun. 15 at 6:30 pm The consecrated women of Regnum Christi return to St Mark! Join Tammy Grady and Melanie Zoll for a spiritually-reflective evening of prayer. This event is free! Please RSVP below.

Due to the diocesan priest retreat, there will be no Mass, Adoration, or Confession June 5–9.