The Acolyte Program at St Mark’s Cathedral is for young people in the 5th through 12th grades. Acolytes assist the priest in our Worship Services. They also may serve at special events such as Annual Church Conventions and funerals. A person must attend on Acolyte Training Session per year. We have an Early Bird Training Session on August 13th after the 10:30 Eucharist Service. We normally have at least one more training session in September. For more information, contact Jacques Lasseigne.
The Boys and Girls Choir at St. Mark’s is a choir for children ages 7-14. The choir is dedicated to the highest musical standards, so educating and forming young people through music, and to enriching the cultural life of Shreveport. The Boys and Girls Choir sings Choral Evensong on Sunday evenings during the school year. St. Mark’s Cathedral offers free, professional music education to choristers that make a full commitment to the rigorous program. In addition, to offering unique musical opportunities, the choir program coordinates monthly social and enrichment events for choristers at no cost. Choristers perform weekly with professional singers and sing major choral works with orchestra every year.
St Mark’s Boys and Girls Choir rehearsal every Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:30 in the Choir Room. For more information contact Derrick Meador – Derrick@stmarkscathedral.net
Sunday School for Grades 4th – 5th will meet in the old nursery room. They will study the Lectionary readings for each Sunday using videos and student leaflets. Teaching this class will be Melissa Flores, Casey and Kevin Payne, Val and Blair Irion and Holly Woodard.
Sunday School for Grades 6th – 8th will meet in the Youth Lounge in the Ministry Center. Teaching this class will be Gary Love, Bob Ewing, Patrick Caraway, Erin Dicharry and Robert McVie.
Sunday School for Grades 9th – 12th will meet in the Youth Room in the Ministry Center. Teaching this class will be Jason Waltman, Michael Ameen, Jeff and Holly Hood.
EYC meets on Sunday nights 5:30-7PM in the Youth Room at St. Mark’s unless we have a special event. We will enjoy dinner and conversation together to catch up with each other and then dive into a devotion. Following our devotion time, we will break off for a fun activity to end the night! Some of our activities include outdoor movie night, giant volleyball, life-size mario kart, water gun wars, and so much more!! EYC also helps host the Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner, Easter Egg Hunt, and prepares care kits for the homeless throughout the year. Grades 6-12 are welcome and we encourage anyone to bring a friend! Please contact Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or follow us on Instagram (@smceyc) for all of the latest news and updates!