We, the parishioners of Saint Mark, Fallston, of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, gather according to the Roman Catholic tradition to `tell the story` and `break the bread` -- the story of Jesus, the Christ. This story enables us to talk about God and ourselves. By virtue of our Baptism, we commit ourselves to the mission of Jesus Christ which is the building of God`s Kingdom here on earth.
We realize our foremost task is to become a COMMUNITY -- a community in which the words of Sacred Scripture ring true:"See how they love one another", and "By their fruits you shall know them." As a community we will nourish our own religious life in order that we may witness to the saving presence of God in the world.
Therefore, we strive to be:
- a WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY -- through enlivening liturgies and sacramental celebrations, to praise our God and Father and to nourish ourselves by our common sharing at the Lord`s table.
-a LEARNING COMMUNITY -- through openess of mind and heart to further nourish ourselves and our children by growing in knowledge and understanding of our religious roots and traditions.
-a WITNESS COMMUNITY -- through our words and actions to reach out to those baptized Catholics who have separated themselves from our table, to our Christian brothers and sisters in the area and to our world of work and play.
-a SERVING COMMUNITY -- through our efforts to search out and respond to the needs of the lonely, the poor, the handicapped, and the troubled in our area and in any region where "the works of Jesus" should be made visible.
We pray that our minds and hearts will be open to respond to God`s call to be truly the "People of God."