To become an Altar Server is a privilege and an honor. It is a commitment from you to God. There are people counting on you. First, Father depends on you. He needs to know you will be there on time. He needs to know you are prepared. With your help, Father, can ensure Mass goes smoothly. Remember also the people in the congregation count on you. Without you an important part of prayer leadership is missing. You have been called to serve. Your parish is grateful that you have responded to God’s call. What a privilege to serve God!
Altar Server Guidelines
- All servers are expected to be at the Church 15 minutes before Mass begins.
- Servers are to sign in when they serve.
- Servers are expected to fulfill their assigned times to serve. All servers are expected to find their own replacement at Mass if they cannot make it for whatever reason.
- Servers are expected to wear “CLEAN, NEAT clothes” at Msses.
- Servers are expected to hang up their vestments after Mass.
- Servers are expected to know and say the appropriate responses and participate in the Mass by singing the songs and praying along with the congregation. This is your first and most important duty. Your other duties don’t make any sense without first participating with everyone!
- Servers are expected to serve at funerals and weddings when asked.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist our priests by faithfully serving Holy Communion at Mass and to those that are shut-in at home, senior residences, nursing homes and hospitals. Contact: Edgar Perez, Coordinator at 917-753-1795.
Lectors fulfill our Parish mission "to bear witness to Christ's living presence among us." The lector is the liturgical minister responsible to proclaim the printed word of God to the congregants at Mass and possibly other sacramental celebrations. The lector brings the printed Word to Life by their voice, their attitude and their physical demeanor. Contact Ms. Stephanie Rizzo, Coordinator at (718) 743-5338.
Members are: Fr. Robert Mucci, Patrick Marvello, Stephanie Rizzo and Ron Brigando.
Finance and Development Committee
Members are: Fr. Robert Mucci, Mr. Tom Kubat, Mr. Louis Russo and Ms. Sara Gozo.
Contact Mr. Jim Trainor at (647) 319-0897 for information about the choir at St. Mark.
Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers)
St. Mark Parish Ushers are committed to the promotion of participation and involvement of the community by setting an example of service; promoting caring individuals, basic dignity and respect for individuals, and promoting family life by encouraging individual involvement at Mass.
St. Mark Rosary Society invites you to join in the endeavor to honor, Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in support of our parish. To instill in its members a greater awareness of their Catholic spirituality and heritage and encourage other members of our parish and their families to embrace this special devotion to Our Lady. Particularly in these trying times, we realize that many need comfort, solace and peace, which Our Lady has promised to those who pray the Rosary faithfully. All are welcome to join us at our monthly Rosary Society meetings held on the first Sunday of every month at the 9:30AM Mass with our meeting, coffee and cake following in the school cafeteria. Contact Kathy Fackovec at 718 934-7964.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St Vincent DePaul Society will bring aid and the comfort of the Gospel to the needy and suffering, ever seeking to make Christ's loving presence felt in those served. To recognize the dignity of all children of God and develop a person-to-person relationship with those assisted. To bring hope that Christ brought to the world and invite all St. Mark Parishioners to give expression to the commandment "to love one another" in gifting of food, clothing and funds. Contact Tom Scalese at (718) 891-0443.
Maureen Genoversa, Coordinator
Contact Joan Belt at (718) 332-2663 for more information.
St. Mark Youth Group will offer a place of acceptance for everyone. Since youth need support in their faith, the core team pledges to provide the structure and guidance needed, by creating opportunities for both spiritual and social growth by: conveying the message of Jesus to the youth of the parish, creating a supportive environment and safe place to be and encourage regular involvement and cooperation among members. Our objectives are to sponsor community and philanthropic activities, to educate us on current issues and create a balanced program with education, social activities and religion. Contact Michael Davis 347-574-1628.
St. Mark Sports Association
The Saint Mark Sports Association is a nonsectarian community based program. We strive to provide an environment where children can have fun in a structured, disciplined manner. We have a program where children will learn a sport while incorporating sportsmanship, values and positive self-esteem for all participants. We provide opportunities for all children to achieve and excel in sports. To promote a safe environment where players can grow socially, athletically and emotionally. Contact Jim Bahan at (718) 769-5374.