Carmel Marie Schoenbaechler
July 16, 1917 – November 28, 2012

Joan Ann Rossini
April 17, 1952 – December 25, 2012

Rev. Charles Schoenbaechler, CR
March  30, 1916 – April 17, 2013

Rev. Raymond Leo Hofmann, CR
December 15, 1928 – May 9, 2013

Marion Davis Strange
June 16, 1931 – May 22, 2013

Mary Elizabeth McDonald
January 3, 1924 – June 6, 2013

Rebecca J. Tingle
April 21, 1952 – August 12, 2013

Donald Paul Lyons
June 18, 1926 – August 14, 2013

Craig Wischerth
October 10, 1947 – August 16, 2013

Thomas Joseph Butler
August 18, 2013 – August 19, 2013

Elizabeth Kennedy Simon-Thomas
July 21, 1923 – September 15, 2013

Young Adults

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30(ish), please join us on November 3 for a Young Adults gathering at 6:00pm. An Indian dinner will be served. During this session we will share ideas about future events and discuss the needs of this age group. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kelly McLemore at (502) 582-2827, or on our St. Martin of Tours Church Facebook page.

Senior Hour

Please join Fr. Beach on November 11 from 10:00-11:00am in the Parish Hall for a reflection, conversation, and coffee. Although this is a “Senior” Hour, there is no age limit and all are welcome.

Thank You!

The Golden Arrow Center wishes to say Thank You to everyone who helped make the auction dinner “Autumn in Tuscany” a success! At this time we have raised $18, 567.50 to support the pro-life work of the Golden Arrow. Thank you to our auction committee for their countless hours, our donors and sponsors for their donations of auction items and gifts of financial support and the Knights of Columbus Councils who helped fill our tables and especially the K of C Assumption Council who acted as our hosts, providing both the hall, their chef and many volunteers to prepare and serve our delicious Italian dinner. We could not have held this fundraising event without your support! If you were unable to attend, please consider making a donation to “The Golden Arrow Center” and help us reach our goal of $20,000 raised. With your help we are slowly chipping away at the $30,000 dollar deficit that we faced when we re-opened in April.

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.