Flower and Mulch Sale

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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.

Get Your Easter Basket Blessed!

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.

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Holy Week & Easter Sunday Schedule

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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)

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

easter eggThe 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.

Ash Wednesday

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

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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

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

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