Ash Wednesday

Mass Schedule
8:00 a.m.
12:00 Noon
7:00 p.m. (extraordinary form)

HolyLent

 

 

 

 

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.

Buy Valentine Chocolates This Weekend!

Valentines_ChocolateRemember your sweetheart with a gift of Muth’s Finest hand-dipped Chocolates! Valentine chocolates in a heart shaped box are available for sale following all the Masses this weekend of February 6th and 7th. Please support the work of the Golden Arrow and make someone in your life very happy with a purchase at our annual candy sale. Small hearts are $3.50 a box or 3 for $10 and the Large heart are $6.00 each. All proceeds support the pro-life work of the Golden Arrow Center for Mothers and Children.

Stand Up in Defense of Human Life

Join Archbishop Joseph Kurtz at 3:00pm, this Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Annual Archdiocesan Pro-Life Mass here at Saint Martin of Tours. More than 150 parishes, schools and organizations come together annually to witness to the sanctity of human life. Please join us!

This is a photo of a dad with his hands in a heart shape holding his 3 week old infants feet.

Christmas & New Year’s Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24

Children’s Mass, 5:30 p.m.
With Christmas carols beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Mass at Midnight
Preceded by a concert of Christmas Music, beginning at 11:20 p.m., presented by the St. Martin Choir, Organ & Ensemble

Christmas Day, Friday, December 25
9:00 a.m. Mass
12:00 Noon Extraordinary Form Mass

Mary Mother of God – Holy Day of Obligation:

New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31
5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass

New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1
10:00 a.m. Extraordinary Form Mass

Immaculate Conception

Immaculata2Holy Day of Obligation

7:00 p.m. Vigil Mass, Monday December 7

12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m. (F.E.), Tuesday, December 8

Pancake Breakfast

KofClogoReminder: St. Martin’s Knights of Columbus Holy Innocents Council invites you to a fundraising pancake breakfast after each Mass this Sunday in the Parish Hall.

Adult………………………… $5.00

Child (under age 10) ……… $3.00

Entire Family …………….. $20.00

First Holy Communion Registration

Parents who have children who will be at least 7 years of age by next May and who will be making their First Communion here at Saint Martin’s that month are asked to please contact the Director of Religious Education so that we register the children for receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist and can also give you further info. (If your son or daughter is in the Sunday morning First Communion class here at Saint Martin, they are already registered and there is no need to call.)

STUDENT SCHOLA PROGRAM

Schola Cantorum

“School of Singing”

Building upon the success of St. Martin’s recent Chant Camp, we are happy to announce the establishment of a regular academic program in music for the training of young musicians. Mindful of the Second Vatican Council’s mandate that “much emphasis should be placed on the teaching of music,” and of the important role in the cognitive, artistic and spiritual development that music plays, the Student Schola Program will:

  1. Train students in singing technique, solfege, sight-reading, and rhythm skill.
  2. Form students in the music of the Church, particularly Gregorian Chant.
  3. Instill a sense of the beauty of the liturgy and the importance of the Church’s sung worship.

Prerequisites

There is no age limit for students, and no prior musical training is required. However, first-time students should be old enough to read English fluently.

Schedule

The Student Schola will meet each week on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s to work on musical training, liturgical formation and to prepare music for up-coming liturgies.

Weekly rehearsals will be held:

September 16th-December 17th

January 20th-May 11th

The Student Schola will also sing for Masses at St. Martin’s throughout the year. The full academic schedule will be provided after the close of registration.

Absences

Students are allowed 4 absences per year. 2 tardy appearances constitute 1 absence. (Extraordinary circumstances excepted)

Registration

Parents may register their children for the Student Schola Program by filling out the registration form on the back of this brochure and returning it to the parish office with the registration fee by September 11th.

Tuition:

1 child: $350

2 children: $500

3 or more children (family discount): $700

Payments may be made in full or half each semester, although registrants should commit to the full academic year in fairness to their fellow choristers.

Fees cover the cost of: Binders and other supplies; Music copyright; Sheet music; Student Schola assistant(s)

Instructor

Dr. Paul Weber received his first musical training as a chorister in the Appleton Boychoir. He subsequently studied the boyschoir at the Cathedral in Lichfield, England on a Breckenridge Scholarship. His holds degrees in organ and sacred music from Lawrence University and Yale University. Dr. Weber is the Director of Sacred Music & Organist at St. Martin’s.

 REGISTRATION FORM

Student Schola registration form

 

A Star-Spangled Evening

Please SAVE the Date Saturday, October 17th and make plans to attend the Golden Arrow Center’s fundraiser dinner “A Star-Spangled Evening” at the Knights of Columbus Hall 4801 Progress Blvd. Doors open at 5:00 PM and dinner is served at 6:30. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. For more information or to reserve tickets please call Emily Nolan at 550-5584. We appreciate your support of our pro-life outreach ministry.

RCIA Classes

RCIA logoThink 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 in September. 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.