Pastoral Care and Prayer Ministries
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King is an international order of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service and evangelism who find community and spiritual support in local chapters of three or more. Chapters are formed in churches (and church-related institutions) and are under the oversight of their own clergy. Membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic traditions, and there are approximately 25,000 Daughters in the US and 5,000 international Daughters in eighteen countries. The chapter housed at Saint Mark's prays daily for all who are on our prayer list and for others who have been made known to them. For more information, contact chapter president Mary Ablaza.
Monday through Saturday at 8 am, except when a Mass is scheduled, we gather in the chapel for Morning Prayer as given in the Book of Common Prayer. At the intercessions, each name on our Prayer List is spoken aloud and lifted to God. All you need to do is be present and pray with us.
Lay Eucharistic Ministry
In addition to serving the chalice to communicants during the Mass, Lay Eucharistic Ministers are authorized to take communion that has been blessed on Sunday to those who are unable to be in church. Contact Fr. Mark for more information or to express your desire to serve in this way.
Home and Hospital Visitation
Saint Mark’s Knitting Ministry creates handmade prayer shawls and blankets for members of our community. They welcome all knitters, crocheters, weavers or practitioners of handwork of any kind. All levels of experience are invited to participate – knitting and basic crochet lessons will be available for those who want to learn. To learn more, please contact Aimee Powers.