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Saint Mark Adult Faith Formation


The Catholic Church of St. Mark has ministries for women and men, which provide unique opportunities to deepen your faith, to have fellowship, and to become the best versions of the women and men that God created us to be.


Small Faith Groups

Growing in our faith never ends.  We are called to continue to deepen our relationship with Christ our whole life long.  We believe that being in relationship with one another is essential to deepening our faith and strengthening our parish.

Our ongoing small faith groups allow us to gather, learn, and share/discuss the traditions, sacraments, theology and prayers of our Church while building community.

For 2022 – 2023 we will be looking at the following topics:

  • Fall/Advent: The Case for Jesus (Formed/Edward Sri/9 sessions)

  • Spring/Lent: Who Am I to Judge: Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love (Formed/Edward Sri/8 sessions)

  •  Easter/Pentecost The Biblical Roots of the Mass (Ascension/Edward Sri/5sessions)



The Men of St. Joseph (MOSJ) is more than a Bible Study or prayer group. We are a group of active lay Catholic Men, dedicated to supporting each other as we strive to become our families’ spiritual leaders by strengthening our faith, living each day as “real world” examples of Christ, and positively influencing our communities. Through prayer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Men of St. Joseph dedicatee themselves to the following mission: “Put the family in the hands of the Father.”
MOSJ is open to adult men of all ages, especially those men who are actively involved in their work, communities and families. We acknowledge that our incredibly hectic schedules and personal time demands lead us to a “life of quiet desperation,” racing through each day, unable to set aside the time needed to focus on building a deep relationship with God. Our weekly morning meetings are a tangible commitment to making real life changes. MOSJ members gather to read and discuss the Lectionary Readings for upcoming weekend’s Mass, focusing on our relationship with God and each other before our minds become cluttered with the day’s events. In doing so, we strive to positively develop and nurture meaningful spiritual lives, actions by ordinary men that will hopefully inspire others to join with us on this lifelong journey. 
If you’re interested, please join us each Thursday at 6:00am in the Great Hall. Topic: Lectionary Readings for the upcoming weekend’s Mass
If you would like to learn more about The Men of St. Joseph, please visit the national website at, or f you have questions about our MOSJ group at St. Mark, please contact either Dan Wood (757-647-2135) or Dave Fritsch (757-477-9788).

Ladies Book Club

book club
The Women’s Book Club continues to seek new membership. This group is comprised of women of varied ages and diverse backgrounds. It is a compatible group with members who share an appreciation for the Catholic Church and its teachings. The group strives to learn more about our Catholic faith through the works of varied authors and genre. Every other month, for approximately 90 minutes, the ladies gather to share ideas and insights acquired from a preselect
ed book.

Our next meeting will be on March 14th, 2023 at 6:30pm in the Saint Mark Library. Please consider joining us for a lively and informative discussion. New members are always welcome! Questions? Contact Kendra at OR you may also contact Sharon Katzman 

 We are currently readin"Pearl in the Sand" by Tessa Afshar"

the quiet light

A historical fiction novel that will invite you into the untold story of Rahab’s journey from lowly outcast to redeemed child of God. Rahab’s home is built into a wall, a wall that fortifies and protects the City of Jericho. However, other walls surround her too, walls of fear, rejection, and unworthiness… Years of pain and betrayal have wounded Rahab’s heart—she doubts whether her dreams of experiencing true love will ever come true… A woman with a wrecked past—a man of success, of faith... of pride. A marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.