Xavier Society for the Blind (XSB)

Xavier Society for the Blind (XSB) which was founded in 1900 to assist blind and visually impaired people learn about their faith.

If you know someone who could benefit from inspirational, spiritual and religious reading materials in braille, audio and/or large print, free of charge, please help  them at the following Website:



Altar Servers – needed

Altar Servers – needed

If you are at least in 6th grade and have made your First Communion, you are able to assist at the altar.

Call the parish office for more information.  760-744-1540


Life in the Spirit Seminar






Life in the Spirit Seminar

Presented by Deacon Steve Greco.  

Saturday, June 15:   9 a.m. -4 p.m.

St. Mary’s Parish Center 

1170 South Broadway, Escondido CA 92025

For additional information call: 760-271-7743




Click this link to hear more from Deacon Greco:      Deacon Steve Greco ” Empowered by the Spirit”


Pre- Baptism Classes

Pre-Baptismal classes are required for all parents seeking Baptism for their Infants and children.  The classes renews the spiritual awareness of parents and godparents regarding their responsibility in requesting Baptism for their child.  It also permits the parents and godparents to interact with each other in a spiritual setting prior to Baptism and be sure that all the paper work and other requirements are met.  For more information call the parish office 760-744-1540.  

Can you help?

Currently Interfaith Community Services in Escondido is in need of food items for their ‘Julia’s Pantry’ which is what they use to supply families and kids in the local community.
Many kids are able to receive free meals at school, however, Spring Break is approaching and Julia’s Pantry is there to help. 
If anyone is interested in helping out by purchasing some of essential food items needed (listed below) I would be happy to meet at St. Mark’s parking lot on Saturday, April 6th to collect the items and take them to Interfaith.
– Macaroni & Cheese boxes 
– Cereal
– Packaged Beans
– Pasta
– Crackers
– Cookies
– Bread
– One-serving Tuna packs
– Granola Bars (soft type are best)

The Movie the Unplanned







Unplanned.  It is now playing at the cinemas in San Marcos.   

Trailer for the Movie Unplanned

The Story :

As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation,

Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices.

Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood,

fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.

Until the day she saw something that changed everything.


St. Mark’s Homeless Shelter 2019:

Sat, March 16th – Sat, March 30th 

 Shelter Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church

845 Chestnut Street Escondido

If you would like to donate money or shelter supplies, please drop off at the parish office (checks payable to: St. Mark’s Homeless Shelter).

NEEDED A COUPLE MORE OVERNIGHT HOSTS.    (9pm-7am), please contact Anna Marie Head at:  annamh73@gmail.com   760-525-7678  



At this time we are in need of overnight volunteers.  

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Also please let me know if you are interested in other ways to contribute.
Thank you all very much!  May God continue to bless us all 🙂
God is a nurturing Shepherd who knows just what you need (Psalm 23)
Hello everyone!  I wanted to share that our dinner hosting and overnight hosting schedule have been filled! We are so blessed!
As previously mentioned, it is recommended to have 2 hosts for overnight so if anyone is able to volunteer as a second overnight host on any of the “OPEN” dates listed in the schedule below, please let me know.
I will send everyone shelter guest information as it becomes available to me.  And, I will email the dinner and overnight volunteers with a friendly reminder a couple days prior to your scheduled host date.

Do You Feel the Call to Serve in a Ministry?

A call is an invitation from God to develop the potential in us.  For more information call the parish office:   760-744-1540



Altar Servers   

 Eucharistic Ministers 

Minsters of Hospitality (ushers) 

Ministers of the Word (lectors)