20s/30s Group at Saint Mark's

College and graduate students and young professionals are an integral part of the parish community at Saint Mark's. Folks in their 20s and 30s gather often for community, mutual support, learning, and service both at the parish and for occasional joint events with our neighboring parishes.

Simple Suppers

The 20s/30s group at Saint Mark’s meets monthly for our popular Simple Supper series. These get-togethers take place in the homes of our members or at the parish and are a really wonderful way to get to know one another better. The menu is as simple or as complicated as the host would like – the conversation is always engaging, the atmosphere relaxed, and there is plenty of laughter. We also always take the time to have Mass together with hearty, home-baked bread and a glass of simple red wine. If you’re new to Saint Mark’s and interested in getting to know this 20s/30s group better, or if you’ve been a member for a while now and want to grow your relationships here, these Simple Suppers are for you (and friends, roommates, neighbors, and work colleagues are always welcome!). 

Upcoming Simple Supper Dates

All gatherings are at 6:30 p.m. Please email 20s30s with any questions, to RSVP, or to get the addresses for home gatherings.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Home potluck dinner, Ang’s Home

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Potluck dinner and themed discussion at Saint Mark’s in the Parish Hall

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Home potluck dinner

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Potluck dinner and themed discussion at Saint Mark’s in the Parish Hall

Other Events

Winter Retreat: February 15-16, 2019

The 20s/30s ministry will participate in an overnight retreat Friday evening, February 15 through Saturday afternoon, February 16 at the Community of St. John Baptist, an Episcopal convent in Mendham, New Jersey. This is an opportunity for young adults to get away from the city and spend time in reflection, prayer, and fellowship. Cost is $90 per person, and spaces are limited. RSVP now to 20s30s@saintmarksphiladelphia.org!

Lenten Quiet Day: March 30, 2019

The 20s/30s ministry will also offer a Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont (1116 Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010). This event will be held in conjunction with the young adult ministry from Good Shepherd. The day will open with Morning Prayer and then be filled with time for guided meditations (led by Father Näz Javier, the priest-in-charge at Good Shepherd), prayer, quiet reflection, lunch, and Mass. Please email 20s30s@saintmarksphiladelphia.org if you have any questions about this event.

Fr. Mullen celebrates a simple Eucharist with his homemade bread at Church of the Crucifixion

Fr. Mullen celebrates a simple Eucharist with his homemade bread at Church of the Crucifixion