Why Join the Youth Group?
It can be tough out there on our own. In our hearts, we know we are called to love others and be faithful to God’s word – but it’s not easy. Not everyone defines love the same way. Jesus said, “Love consists in this – laying down one’s life for a friend.”
Every day, there are caring adults and other teens who lay down their lives for us – by giving us their attention, time, prayers and friendship.
No one is perfect, but our God is – and He is always there for us. God calls us to love, to forgive, to be patient and to make a difference. He calls us to do this together as His Church.
Friendships made in youth ministry groups can grow into lifetime friendships as we continue in this faith-filled community we call the Catholic Church. We welcome you to join us by contacting the parish office at 650-591-5837.
WHO WE ARE
The St. Mark Youth Group is for high schoolers who desire to grow in their faith while also building communal connections.
Through a blend of spiritual, service and social activities, teens are encouraged to experience the awesomeness of God the Father and to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
By way of monthly Youth Masses, the teens participate in all aspects of the Celebration of the Mass by serving as lectors, ushers, gift bearers and Eucharistic ministers.
Monthly Faith Sharing meetings allow the teens to talk openly regarding spiritual, moral, ethical or even secularly based issues and explore God’s direction and purpose for their lives.
What We Do (faith & service)
- Monthly Youth Mass (third Sunday, 11:30 of each month)
- Monthly Faith Sharing Night (second Sunday of each month)
- Christmas Shopping for Catholic Worker House
- Souper Bowl of Caring Collection Fundraiser and Donation
- St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Help Center volunteering
What We Do (social)
- Summer Camping Trip
- Easter See’s Candy Fund Raising Drive
- Movie Nights
- Ice Cream Socials
- Bowling Nights
- Halloween Haunted House
- Roller Skating
And much, much more…