Think you might want to become Catholic or do you know someone else who might be interested in exploring this possibility? Our parish program designed to help non-Catholics learn more about Catholicism begins again on Tuesday evening, September 13. For those coming into the Church, a Catholic sponsor is required. If you do not have one, we will be happy to provide one for you. We welcome all inquirers! If you would like more information about the program, please contact our Director of Religious Education at 582-2827, x106.
Come and help us celebrate the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on Monday, June 27th! Mass is at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will follow in the parish hall. Donations for the dinner will be accepted at the door for our parish. Please be as generous as possible!
Please join us in the Parish Hall after Mass this weekend, June 11 and 12, for a look at our newly expanded and renovated space!
Light refreshments will be served.
St. Martin will once again hold its annual Corpus Christi procession this weekend, Sunday May 29. A period of Eucharistic Adoration will begin at the close of the 10:30am Mass. Weather permitting, we will process outside at approximately 12:00 Noon.
Please join us for this wonderful celebration!
The St. Martin’s American Heritage Girls troop 1031 will be taking orders for flowers and mulch after Masses this weekend, April 9 & 10. You can purchase flowers for your personal gardens or the flower beds at St. Martin’s! Thank you for generosity.
On March 26, Holy Saturday Morning at 11:00 a.m., you and your family are invited to bring your beautifully decorated Easter baskets. You can place any food items that you and your family will share on Easter. Examples of foods are: ham, sausage, boiled eggs (especially if decorated) bread, butter, salt shaker, baked goods, apples, oranges and other favorites. If you have room in your basket, why not have your special bottle of wine blessed. You may top of your basket with some fresh flowers especially if you have your own daffodils blooming in your yard. Children are invited to decorate and bring their own little baskets filled with their favorite goodies to be enjoyed on Easter day.
When many of our Eastern European Ancestors came to America, they brought with them some beautiful traditions which added a particular beauty to the Easter Holydays. Among the most popular is the Traditional Blessing of the Foods that would be eaten on Easter morning. After a strict Lenten fast and abstinence, specially prepared foods were made in advance for the blessing. A family basket would be filled with these foods and then covered with a crocheted cloth. Often the cloth had an Easter emblem or the words ‘Christ is Risen’ crocheted on it. Each of these foods had a special significance.
Holy Thursday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. – Solemn Commemoration of the Passion and Death of the Lord
Holy Saturday, March 26, 8:30 p.m. – Great Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday, March 27, Normal Sunday Schedule – 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., & 12:15 p.m. (Extraordinary Form)
The Knights of Columbus Holy Innocents Council will be sponsoring their annual Easter Egg Hunt for children on Easter Sunday, immediately following the 9:00am, 10:30 am, and 12:15 pm Masses. The Knights will have plastic bags to collect the eggs in or children can bring their own baskets!
We are currently seeking donations of candy and plastic eggs. You can bring them to the church or the parish office.
7:00 p.m. (extraordinary form)
Directives for Lent
I Days of penance in the United States
- Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
- Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also of fast, that is, limited to a single full meal.
II Those Bound to Fast and Abstain
- All those who are 14 years old and older are bound by the law of abstinence.
- The law of fast binds all who are 18 years to 59 years old.