Parish Picnic This Saturday!

Please join us this Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 4 PM to 10PM, at St. Martin of Tours for this year’s picnic. For additional information or if you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Louis Rabaut at stmartinpicnic@gmail.com.

Feast of the Assumption

Holy Day of Obligation

Mass Schedule:
August 14 (Vigil) – 7:00 p.m.
August 15 – 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m. (Extraordinary Form)

Maafa 21: Black Genocide

maafa-dvd10In observance of  Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week July 20-26 (as observed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) join the St. Martin’s Respect Life Committee for a free viewing of the documentary Maafa 21:  Black Genocide Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

This documentary highlights: uugenics, forced sterilization, Planned Parenthood, racism, history of the Pill, and abortion.

Snacks will be served.

Fortnight for Freedom: Holy Hour for Life, Marriage and Liberty

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom is being observed this year from June 21 to July 4, 2014.  In conjunction with this observance, our Respect Life Committee will be hosting a Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life, Marriage and Liberty tonight, July 2 at 7:00 in the evening, followed by light refreshments in our parish hall. Please bring family and friends to join us as we pray before the Blessed Sacrament for the protection of religious liberty in our nation and for a renewed understanding of and reverence for God’s loving plan for all of us.

Father Pavone – Priests for Life

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Fr. Frank Pavone from Priests for Life will be visiting St. Martins this Sunday, June 29. Fr. Pavone will be the celebrant and homilist at the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses and homilist at the 12:00 noon Mass.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help

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Come and help us celebrate the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on Tuesday, June 24th! 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 and will go toward the maintenance of our beautiful church. Please be as generous as possible!

Fortnight for Freedom

fortnight-for-freedom_logo-255x255The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom will take place this year from June 21 to July 4, 2014, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power — St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year’s Fortnight will focus on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church’s teaching. Copies of a prayer for religious liberty and another in defense of marriage from the USCCB website can be found in the back of church. Many other ideas for individuals and families wishing to observe the Fortnight can be found at www.usccb.org.

Online Giving

St. Martin of Tours is pleased to announce a convenient new way to make your regular offerings (Church, PEA, Schuhmann Center, Golden Arrow, etc).  With our new On-Line giving program, you can easily visit the Web site and set up a recurring giving schedule or make one-time contributions by checking, savings or credit card.

We encourage you to set up a schedule of recurring contributions.  It’s convenient for you and provides much-needed consistency for our parish.  If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write checks or prepare envelopes.  Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending mass, our parish will continue to receive your electronic contributions on an uninterrupted basis. To become an electronic giver, click the “Online Giving” button on the right panel. For frequently asked questions, please click on-line giving FAQ (pdf).

May Procession

mary's coronationSt. Martin’s May Procession is this Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. Please attend this beautiful tradition to honor the Mother of God!

A potluck dinner in the Parish Hall will follow the procession. To register for this, please call the parish office at (502) 582-2827 or e-mail kellymclemore@stmartinoftourschurch.org your name, phone number, and number attending. Please bring a dish to share based on your last name as follows:

A-G Salad
H-Q Side Dish
R-Z Dessert