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Parish Ministries at St. Mark


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St. Mark Parish Ministries help build a faith based community, stronger families, aid those in need, and contribute to everyday parish needs

Knights of Columbus
Women's Group
Women's Catholic Book Club
Women's Prayer Group
Religious Education Committee
Family Group Ministry
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Music Ministry
Altar Servers
Altar Decorations
Parish Pastoral Council
Parish Finance Committee
Threads of Love
Respect Life

Knights of Columbus



The St. Mark Knights of Columbus Council #9197 is a fraternal group of of over 70 Catholic men that undertakes charitable service projects to benefit St. Mark and the community.  

The Knights of Columbus meet the first Thursday of each month in the church hall to plan all activities.  The group schedules meetings at which they host parish events or get together as a group with their families. 

Some of the larger parish projects have included fundraisers to buy a new organ, new tabernacle, and refurbishment of "Our Lady of Fatima" statue and landscaping.  

Some ongoing projects are hosting parish dinners, sacramental receptions, group yard cleaning projects, fundraisers and socials.  The Knights handle food service at the Summer Festival.  They also provide monetary support for various charities that include Big Brothers, the Mother of Life Center, Threads of Life, and St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

Upcoming Events

Coffee Social after the 8:30 and 10 AM masses on the 2nd Sunday of each month. .

Our Council meets at 7 PM on the first Thursday of each month except in July and August. 

How to Join

Please contact the rectory for contact information. 

Welcome our newest members

Bob Clow
Rob Goode


Tom Raczelowski:  Grand Knight

Michael Mikolay:  Past Grand Knight

Joseph O'Neill: Financial Secretary

James Rafferty:  Warden

Manuel Neronha, Jr. : Chancellor

Marcel Lenneman: Recorder

Jeffrey Rezendes: Outside Guard

Women Organizations


About the Women's Group

The Women's Prayer Group is a Parish organization that sponsors social, charitable and community activities.  It is comprised of a dedicated, hardworking group of volunteers who share their many talents and devote much time in the Parish activities.  They offer assistance and support to many Parish families.   If you can knit, sew, bake, do flower arranging, artwork or other crafts, or can offer a pair of helping hands, there's a place for you!  Please contact the rectory for details

About the Women's Book Club

 The Women's Catholic Book Club seeks to enrich spiritual growth and faith of its members through sharing ideas and reflections about books.  Reading selections chosen by the group are aimed at spiritual growth in faith.   Some of the books are chosen from a national Catholic Book Suggestion List.  Occasionally a gues speaker is invited to the discussion group.  The Women's Catholic Book Club is open to all women of the community.  Meetings are held every other month at St. Mark Church.  Come bring a friend!  Please contact Laura Yentch at 560-0071  

About Women's Prayer Group

 The mission of the Women's Prayer Group of St. Mark is to support the needs of women, their families, the community, and the world at large through prayer.  

The members of this vibrant Parish ministry meet on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM for one hour of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church. 

All women are invited and encouraged to attend this faith sharing experience.  Please contact the rectory or contact Judy Rosati at 423-2497.  

Religious Education



Please contact the rectory for details or email Karen Montoya at

Family Ministry



The Family Ministry's mission is to draw children, moms and dads of our parish to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of Catholic Faith community.  The ministry encompasses all of the interests and areas of parish family participation, i.e., religious formation classes, altar servers, music, sports, CYO and prayer sharing.  The focus is to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of families. 

A continuous Family Ministry needs strong, committed adult leaders.  This is an area where your involvement can make a big difference.  We encourage and welcome volunteers to work with our moms, dads, and children in many different capacities.  

Please contact the rectory for details or email

Rite of Christian Initiation



Content coming soon.  please contact the rectory for more information. 

Music / Servers / Lectors


About Music Ministry

Please contact the rectory or our Music Director, Mrs. Meagan Morales

About Altar Servers

Please contact the rectory for more information.  

About Lectors

Please contact the rectory for more information.  

About Altar Decorations

Please contact the rectory for more information. 

Parish Pastoral Councils


About Parish Pastoral Council

Please contact the rectory for more information. 

About Parish Financial Committee

Please contact the rectory for more information.  

Pro-Life Groups


About Threads of Love

  Threads of Love is a ministry aimed at healing and binding together the hearts of parents at a time of uncertainty about their baby’s health or when they lose an infant.  

 Its mission is to show parents the love of Christ at a time when their pain is difficult to endure.  A gift packet containing a handmade gown and receiving blanket, knitted cap, small doll and prayer card is given to the parents.   

This group also makes internment gowns for infants. The goal is not to clothe babies but to use these clothes as an instrument for reaching parents at a time in their lives when they need reassurance that God is with them and that He is always faithful.   

This special ministry was started in our Parish by Therese Poisson in 1996 and remains the only chapter in New England.   

We currently serve the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Women & Infants’ Hospital in Providence and Metro West Medical Center in Framingham, Ma.   

We welcome new members who can contribute their talents to this worthy mission. Please contact Therese Poisson at (401) 423-0872 

About Respect Life

Please contact the rectory for more information.