Community Building/Social Justice

Chairperson:
Jim Cross
Staff Contact: Charlotte Henderson 443-981-3162

Respect Life
Addressing pro-life issues in all stages of life: the March for Life in Washington D.C., St. Mark’s Give a Gift for Life, the Archdioscen 40 Days of prayer and any projects providing support to uphold the dignity of human life.

Bereavement Support Group
Each person experiences grief in his or her own way. Meeting every other Tuesday throughout the year, this group offers a place to talk about your grief, fears and other feelings which can be there after the death of a loved one.

Caregivers
A support group for persons who are taking care of a loved one, due to illness or infirmity. Also volunteers who offer their time to relieve the caregivers for a few hours when needed. This support group meets on the third Monday of each month in the White Hall. Please check the bulletin for updates and information.

Food Pantry
St. Mark’s food pantry serves many families here in Harford County and the surrounding areas through the generosity of our parishioners. These families are referred by other area churches or organizations such as Birthright, SARK and Harford County Family Services.

Gabriel Network
Meeting the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of women in crisis pregnancies as well as needy mothers and infants throughout our area.

Hearts and Hands for Haiti
St. Mark has a sister parish in LaLomas, Haiti.  We are connected to St. Joseph’s in the mountainous area of Haiti which is located south of Cap-Haitien and just north of St. Michel, through prayer and service.  Our goal is to provide funds to support the feeding program for the 2 schools  of the parish serving approx. 2000 children.  Each year during Lent we ask our parish to sponsor a bag of rice for $40.00 to help meet our goal. It takes seven 50 pound bags of rice to feed the children per day.

Holiday Baskets
This ministry helps less fortunate members of our community and surrounding areas have a more joyful celebration during Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ministry to the Homebound
This ministry gives spiritual support to the homebound through communion and prayer.

Our Daily Bread
On the second Wednesday of each month volunteers from our parish prepare and or serve casseroles at Our Daily Bread in Baltimore. Please click  the following link for the parish our daily bread recipe