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St. Mark’s University Parish

Isla Vista

Our community is excited to participate alongside all parishes, missions and Catholic centers in the Archdiocese to strengthen and renew our Church for the future. Please continue reading to learn how this campaign will benefit us.

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Letter from the Pastor

Campaign Details

Our Parish Goal


Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.

Our Parish Receives


To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.

Parish Needs


College Student Outreach

Called to Renew will develop a stable funding source for our Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) outreach program. Through this program, missionaries host large group outreach events, weekly Bible studies, and national conferences, as well as offer one-on-one mentoring to student leaders on campus. This program also helps support our joyful, Christ-centered community and encourages and equips each student to live the mission of the Church in every sector of our world.


Continuing Our Building Project

Phase II of our building project — $800,000 for the exterior church façade — has is planned and approved for construction by the County of Santa Barbara. The remainder of our campaign funds will be devoted to this long-term investment. Remodeling the exterior to reflect the church’s interior beauty will make it more attractive to our students, current parishioners, and future generations of Catholics.

A Bold Plan of Renewal

We — the Catholic faithful — are the agents of renewal for Church and society. I am grateful for this opportunity to walk alongside clergy and parishioners in strengthening our parishes and ministries, the heart of our Archdiocese.
Archbishop José H. Gomez