Blessing of Easter Foods

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Please join us in the church Holy Saturday, April 4 at 9:00am for a blessing of Easter food baskets. In many Eastern European countries, it has been a tradition for many years to have a basket of food blessed on Holy Saturday. Parishioners and guests are encouraged to bring baskets of food they intend to eat on Easter Sunday. Children are also encouraged to bring their Easter baskets.

Common food items to include are: eggs (decorated and non-decorated), bread, butter, cheese, ham, baked goods, wine, salt, and candy. However, please feel free to bring any food items you incorporate in your Easter meal. A white candle is also often included to symbolize Jesus, the Light of the World.

For more information on this blessing, please click on the following links:

https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=1064

http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/polisheaster/a/blessing-baskets-swieconka.htm

Holy Week

Holy Thursday, April 2
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
11:30 a.m. – Rosary
12:00 Noon – Office of Readings
7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 3
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
11:30 a.m. – Rosary
12:00 Noon – Stations of the Cross
1:00 p.m. – Confessions
3:00 p.m. – Chaplet of Divine Mercy
7:00 p.m. – Solemn Commemoration of the Passion and Death of the Lord

Holy Saturday, April 4
8:00 p.m. – Great Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 5
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. – Mass
12:00 p.m. – Mass in Extraordinary Form

Lenten Devotional Concert: Stabat Mater

This Friday’s Lenten concert will feature 18th-century composer Pergolesi’s setting of the Stabat Mater (At the Cross Her Station Keeping) for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano and Strings.  The St. Martin’s Choirs will also sing the rarely-heard Missa Tempore Quadragesimae (Mass in the Time of Lent) by Johann Michael Haydn.

Friday, March 27th, 7:30 p.m.

Free admission

Pergolesi Concert Poster

 

Saint Joseph Vespers & Dinner

SaintJosephVespers will be sung at 6:30p.m. on March 19 with the St. Martin’s Choirs and guest organist, Daniel Schwandt. The Eleventh Annual Saint Joseph Dinner will follow. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this Italian celebration honoring the foster father of Our Lord. The cost for this dinner will again be only $12.50 per person and this will include a freshly made salad, various pasta dishes, hot breads, assorted desserts, coffee, soft drinks and wine. Tips will be accepted by our teens and they will all go toward the support of youth activities at Saint Martin’s, as will any and all profits from the sale of dinner tickets. Contact the rectory soon to purchase your tickets!

Total Transformation: Understanding Lenten Practices in Scripture

Every Lent the Church encourages us to intensify the threefold practice of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in order to detach ourselves from the world and embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ with greater passion and commitment.  This coming Saturday evening, February 21, from 5:30 till 7:00 p.m., in Saint Martin’s parish hall, we’re happy to host Splendor of Truth Ministries founder, Dr. Nicholas Lebish, for a biblical, spiritual, and practical study of this threefold path to virtue and holiness.  Coffee and refreshments will be available.

Respect Life Mass


On January 22, 1973 our Supreme Court issued a decision that made abortion legal in our country. Because of that decision, over 1 million unborn children lose their lives to abortion each year. Please join Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and representatives from around the archdiocese at St. Martin of Tours on Sunday, January 18 at 3:00pm to celebrate the annual respect life memorial Mass. This year 42 white roses will be displayed to mark each year since the Roe v. Wade decision.

Syro-Malabar Rite Mass

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Father Beach, Father Deljo and friends smile following Saint Martin’s December 6 Syro-Malabar Rite Mass held in honor of the newly-canonized Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara.  Saint Chavara is the founder of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, the order to which Father Deljo belongs.

Christmas Mass Schedule

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Christmas Eve, Wednesday, 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 at 11:20 p.m.

Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25

9:00 a.m. and
12:00 Noon (Extraordinary Form)

 

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