About St. Mark's
On November 18, 1960, 10.19 acres of land was purchased for a new parish. There was a one and one-half story stone house on the property that
later became the parish house and religious education center. In 1965 the parish was canonically established and Fr. John P. Coleman was appointed as the first pastor.
Presentley, St. Mark's serves over 2,550 families and is the second largest parish in the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph.
St. Mark's Mission Statement
St. Mark's mission is to be a vibrant, prayerful and welcoming Catholic family, guided by the teaching of Jesus Christ, committed to justice, charity, peace, lifelong
education and faith formation.
Read more about our parish 5 year plan
Fair Trade Coffee
In February of 2009, members of the Just Faith ministry came before the parish council and addressed them with a request that the parish use Fair Trade coffee at all parish functions.
Information and data on Fair Trade products and the benefits supported by purchasing Fair Trade products was presented along with coffee provided by the group for sampling. After hearing the proposal from the Just Faith Ministry, the Council approved purchasing Fair Trade coffee for all parish events. Since one of our parish plan goals will be "to promote justice, charity and peace" it is appropriate that we, even at some increased cost, demonstrate our commitment to justice and uplifting the poor.