Social Justice

Building on the success of our monthly Excell Network Breakfasts, St. Mark Parish is forming a Social Justice Ministry!
Our mission: To increase our positive impact on the local community through practical works and personal charity, inspired by Gospel values and guided by Catholic Social Teachings.
If you are called by the Spirit to demonstrate your love for our neighbors through your actions, please consider joining the Ministry. Our first informational meeting is Wednesday, September 21 at 7 PM in the parish hall.
Contact person-Bill/Mallet at or (650) 303-7266
We restore dignity to people returning home from prison by providing scholarship stipends to empower students to achieve their academic and career goals.


Excell Network hosts monthly breakfasts to support the restorative justice scholarship program which assists students on probation and parole as they continue their education.  

At our monthly breakfasts, you will meet Excell Network team leaders as well as justice-involved students currently receiving a scholarship. Through these breakfast events, we will be connecting community members to “go under the hood” of what it means to support those trying to re-enter society after incarceration. 

All breakfasts support the restorative justice scholarship program, which assists students on probation and parole as they continue their education. Attendees at the breakfasts hear students’ stories; build a community of participants and supporters; and, of course, enjoy a delicious meal. Please consider supporting our brothers and sisters in their pursuit of hopeful, productive lives.

Please visit to learn more.

This year there are two sites. St. Agnes Parish in San Francisco will host the breakfasts on the second Saturday of the month and St. Mark’s Parish in Belmont will host on the third Saturday of the month.
Click HERE to listen to the Students’ stories.
Click HERE to learn about the support to students.
Click HERE to get your ticket at $20 per person.
Click HERE to read the article on the event.
The next Excell network breakfast is on October 15 at the parish hall from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. Click above to buy your ticket or email to reserve your seat (or to volunteer for the event).



Saturday, April 16th



Saturday, March 19th


Julio Escobar introduces the students.

Thanks to all who attended and supported the breakfast and, all volunteers for the work done to make the event another successful one at St Mark.  
Over 70 attended and we collected more than $1,500 in ticket & merchandise sales that will go directly to helping the formerly incarcerated. 
Here are a few quotes from our attendees…

Trung Tong, a student, shares his story.

“Listening to the speaker’s story, I gained a better understanding that one should not define a person because of their past. We, as a society should be understanding, forgiving, and supportive of each person’s life-changing journey towards redemption.” ~ Gabby Arceo
Very pleased that we are doing this outreach. Looking forward to learning more.” ~ Peter Boncose, our guest from St Gregory parish
And of course, a very warm Thanks to the Ladies Guild for preparing such a delicious & nutritious meal!

For further inquiries, please contact: 

Julio Escobar | (415) 614-5572 |

Bill Mallet –