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Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to ‘I’m New’ at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Community! Explore FAQs, a map, and helpful links for newcomers. Our community is a place where friendships thrive. Together, we’re dedicated to embracing Christ’s teachings, fostering belonging, shared responsibility, and active participation to ensure the continued growth and success of our Parish.

Where do I start?

Talk to Us: Have questions? Feel free to call us at (352) 347-9317 or visit us. We’re here to assist with inquiries about our parish, Mass, the Catholic Church, and how we can assist you.

Join us at Mass. Our Mass schedule is as follows:

  • Daily Masses: Monday-Saturday at 8:00 am
  • Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Masses: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 pm

 

Visit Parish office:
  •  Monday – Thursday 8:00 am through 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunchbreak 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register with Us: You can register anytime by visiting this link on this page.

Children/Youth Activities: Saint Mark the Evangelist provides a variety of activities for children and youth. Explore the Faith Formation for Children to learn more.

Get Involved: Discover ways to participate in our parish community under the “Ministries” tab. We encourage your involvement and engagement.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Join the Parish?

Our church property provides ample parking options for our congregation and visitors. We offer plenty of parking spots across the entire campus, making it convenient for everyone. Additionally, we have a generous number of handicap parking spots to ensure accessibility and inclusivity for all.

Is There a New Member Orientation?

Yes, we offer a special new member orientation called the ‘St. Mark The Evangelist Church Tour.’ This enlightening tour takes place every month from September to May, allowing you to discover the rich history and remarkable stories behind our beautiful church. Our dedicated team will guide you through various aspects, including our 100-year-old stained glass windows, our unique Tabernacle, the restored Stations of the Cross, and the miraculous story of Our Lady of Czestochowa Icon, among many other fascinating details.

Even if you’ve taken this tour in the past, we encourage you to join us again, as each tour may reveal new surprises and insights. Please note that participation is limited to 20 participants, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance.

If you’re interested in joining us for this enlightening experience, please reach out to either Roxie Merino at 352-750-5628 or Eileen Harburger at 352-750-6577 for more information and to secure your place.

We look forward to sharing the beauty and history of our church with you on one of our monthly tours from September to May.

Where Is the Parish Located?

Our parish is located in Summerfield, Florida, at the following address:

7081 S.E. Hwy 42, Summerfield, FL 34491

What Is the Parish's Mission and Values?

Our mission at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Community is to create a vibrant, welcoming environment where ‘Friends Become Family.’ We are dedicated to knowing the heart, seeking the face, and being the hands of Christ, fostering a sense of belonging, shared responsibility, and active participation among our parishioners.

Our vision is to be a beacon of faith, love, and service, where every member finds a spiritual home and experiences the transformative power of Christ’s teachings. Our core values include community and family, faith in action, stewardship, service and involvement, gratitude and sharing, unity and love, and continuous growth.

By living these values, we aim to fulfill our mission and vision as a dynamic and spiritually enriching Catholic community. 

What Resources Are Available for Spiritual Growth?

As a valued member of our parish, you will have access to a wealth of spiritual resources to support your growth. Upon registration, parishioners receive complimentary access to Formed.org, a remarkable platform offering a vast collection of spiritual content. Explore daily readings, enriching videos, and more, all designed to nurture your spiritual journey. It’s our way of ensuring that you have the tools and inspiration you need for your continued growth in faith.

How long are the services?

Our services are usually one hour long.

How Can I Register for Sacraments?

To register for sacraments, please visit our ‘Sacraments’ section in the menu. Here, you’ll find detailed information about each sacrament, including any available forms. If you have further questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to visit our Parish office directly, or feel free to give us a call. We’re here to help you on your sacramental journey.

How should I dress?
Our Parish has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casually.We have no expectations for attire.We only ask that you dress modestly, appropriately for Church.
Where do I park?
Finding a parking spot at our Parish is never a problem! Our Parish provides a few parking lots. You don’t have to worry, you will always find free spot for your car. We also offer handicap parking spots, bus parking and more.
How Do I Support the Parish Financially?

There are multiple ways to support our parish financially. You can make secure online donations directly through our website, offering a convenient and accessible option. Additionally, if you prefer, you can send checks to our parish office. We are immensely grateful for any contributions, and your generosity plays a crucial role in sustaining and advancing our parish’s mission and community. Thank you for your support and commitment to our parish.

Are There Any Parish Events or Social Activities?

Our parish is vibrant and active, offering a variety of engaging events and social activities throughout the year. We host an array of ministries that cater to different interests and age groups. From seasonal gatherings like Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas dances to charitable events that make a positive impact in our community, there’s always something exciting happening.

In addition to our local events, we also organize enriching trips and pilgrimages to holy places, allowing our parishioners to deepen their faith and connection to the sacred. We invite you to explore our ministries and join us in these wonderful activities that foster fellowship, spiritual growth, and service to others.

We warmly invite you to join our Parish family as we journey together in faith!

If you have any questions, please contact our Parish Office.