Father Mark was ordained on May 19, 2012, as a Carmelite Friar of the North American Province of St. Elias. Prior to entering the Order of Carmelites, Fr. Mark served as Director of Outreach Priests for Cross Catholic Outreach between 2002 and 2004. While his role with Cross has evolved over the years, Fr. Mark’s commitment to advancing Catholic evangelization through serving the poor with humility has endured.
As an Outreach Priest, he is able to see the power of creating a conduit of material and spiritual exchange between the Catholic dioceses of the developing world and U.S. parishes.
Fr. Mark says, “We very often experience the love of God in how we care for each other. When we experience this — when we become Christ for others, people’s hearts acquire an attitude of openness to God’s presence in life.”