The groundbreaking for St. Mark Church was in September 1988. St. Mark began as a mission of Immaculate Conception Church in 1990 and the first mass was celebrated on Christmas Eve. On January 1, 1993, the church was given the name of St. Mark, and it became an official and separate parish in July of 1995. At that time, Rev. Eugene Sweeney, S.M. was assigned as the first pastor. He served in that position until July 2004. Fr. Dan Triulzi, S.M. was welcomed as associate pastor in November 2001. In July 2004, the Rev. John J. Klobuka, S.M. was installed as the new pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church. Rev. D. Timothy Thompson became pastor from 2007 to 2011 after the Marianist order was transferred from the Ft. Worth Diocese. Our current pastor is Rev. Baby George. The parish continues to grow from 413 registered families in 1996 to about 1,803 registered families in 2014.
The Bulding Committee is coordinating the process of relocating the parish to our new site at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Crawford and John Paine Roads in South Denton, the approximate middle of our parish boundaries. After a successful capital campaign and obtaining all the necessary governmental approval and permits, the start of the Phase I began the Summer of 2013. In this place a new Parish Activity Center and Religious Education Building are currently under contstruction. The existing property has sold. After the remaining debt on the Phase I construction has been paid, plans for Phase II, the construction of a new church, will be initiated.