The Miracles of The Gospel of Mark


I can explain and identify the types of miracles in the Gospel of Mark


Reflect prayerfully on the Scripture reading as you listen.

Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to [his] disciples to set before the people; he also divided the two fish among them all. They all ate and were satisfied. 

Mark 6:41-42

Lord Jesus, you fed the crowd with a miracle that multiplied five loaves and two fish. You continue to feed us today with the miracle of the Eucharist, your Body and Blood. We pray, O Lord, that you draw us nearer to you in the Eucharist so that, having been fed, we too can go out and do your will. 

Hail Mary... 


The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines a miracle as “a sign or wonder, such as  a healing or the control of nature, which can only by attributed to divine power.”

Discussion Questions

For Mark and the other Gospel authors, a miracle is an act of God that is witnessed by people. In the Bible, Jesus performs four main types of miracles. 

We do see many of these types of miracles in the Old Testament and in the Acts of the Apostles, but Mark focuses on Jesus’ performing miracles to show that He is the Messiah and the Son of God. 

Activity 1: The Miracles of Mark’s Gospel

As a group read the story of the miracle from Scripture and then create a brief skit to  demonstrate the miracle. Every student should be involved in the skit in some way.