Knights of Columbus

On November 11, 2013 at 6:00pm the Holy Innocents Council will host an open meeting in the Parish Hall. Members, families, and Catholic men 18 years and older that are interested in becoming Knights are invited. We will start with Benediction in the Church, followed by food and drink in the parish hall, and a presentation by Bill Moriarty of many programs available through our Knights of Columbus insurance.

Blessing of the Golden Arrow Center

There will be a blessing of the newly-renovated Golden Arrow Center for Mothers and Children following the 10:00 a.m. Mass this coming Sunday, September 1. Please join us for this special occasion and learn more about how you can become involved in this important parish outreach ministry. Light refreshments will be served.

Golden Arrow Benefit Dinner and Auction!

barbara felisky a bit of tuscany painting “Autumn in Tuscany” . . .Spend an evening in Italy!

On Saturday evening, October 19, there will be a dinner and auction benefiting the Golden Arrow Center and all the wonderful pro-life work it does!  The evening will include a gourmet Italian dinner, a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets are only $25 per person or $200 for a table for eight.  This event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 4801 Progress Boulevard and will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and the opening of the silent auction.  Dinner will be served at 6:30.

Please call 589-3537 or 582-2827 to purchase tickets or for more information!

Anyone interested in helping with the event or donating live or silent auction items, please call Emily Nolan @ 550-5584.

Parish Picnic

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 4 PM to 10PM to join fellow parishioners at St. Martin of Tours for this year’s picnic.  Bring a dish and enjoy a potluck dinner along with hamburgers and hot dogs provided by the parish, a beer garden, a Cub/Boy Scout fun tent, an inflatable bouncer and games for the young ones, activities and movie for the teens, as well as late-nite trivia for the adults.   Both inside and outside seating will be available for this fun- filled and enjoyable event.  For additional information or to sign up to assist, contact Louis Rabaut at

Feast of the Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation. St. Martin of Tours will have a Vigil Mass on Wednesday, August 14,at 7:00 p.m.,  Mass on Thursday, August 15 at 12:00 Noon, and Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

Did You Know…? The Church teaches that the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven by her divine son Jesus. Only God can rise from the dead of his own divine power, so Jesus himself ascended into heaven. But he assumed, or raised, his mother at the end of her time on earth. This teaching can be clearly seen in Saint Martin’s Ascension and Assumption murals on the inside walls of our sanctuary. While in the Ascension mural Jesus is shown rising up to heaven totally on his own, the painting of Mary’s Assumption depicts her rising up to heaven, surrounded by angels, who at Christ’s command are bringing her. Although the dogma of the Assumption wasn’t solemnly defined until Pope Pius XII did so in 1950, it has always been believed and taught by Catholic Christians since the time of the apostles – a part of the deposit of divinely-inspired Sacred Tradition that all Catholics are obliged to believe.

The Tradition of Chant in the Roman Rite

On August 18th, Dr. Paul Weber will be giving a talk “The Tradition of Chant in the Roman Rite”. The talk will be in the Parish Hall at St Martin’s at 1:30pm. Co- sponsored by Una Voce and WLCR Catholic Radio 1040. Refreshments will be provided.

Welcome Fr. Deljo

Welcome to our new associate pastor Fr. Deljo Puthur, CMI! Fr. Deljo is a member of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, and joins us from his native India where he has been involved for a number of years in hospital ministry. Archbishop Kurtz and Fr. Beach are very pleased to welcome Fr. Deljo to the Archdiocese of Louisville and St. Martins. Please join us after Mass this weekend for a welcome reception for Fr. Deljo in the Parish Hall.

Mother’s Day Prayers for Life & Pro-Life Breakfast

Saturday morning on May 11th – the day before Mother’s Day – a special effort is again being made to have as many people as possible come to the EMW Abortion Clinic at 2nd and Market to pray for the conversion of heart of those mothers seeking to abort their unborn babies. The Rosary, the Litany for Life and the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be said there from 7:00 until 8:20. Continue reading