Christmas Candles and Poinsettias

Very soon the Christmas decorations will begin appearing in church. Again this year, you have the opportunity to give an offering for an individual poinsettia or a set of candles to be place in the stained glass windows. Your gift will be in honor or memory of a relative/friend.  Their names will be placed in the crèche shortly before Christmas and also in the bulletin.

Suggested offerings:  $15.00 for flowers and $10.00 for seven day candles.  We will replace the set of candles once during the Christmas Season.

Please submit the form below and place your donation in the flower envelope for the Sunday collection.


If you prefer, you may also print off this form: candle/flower donation form and return it to church with your donation.


Purse Sale!!

Please join us at The Golden Arrow Center for our purse and jewelry sale following all the Masses this weekend. Refreshments will be served and the opportunity to shop for greatly discounted designer handbags, wallets, and jewelry is not to be missed! Hours are: Saturday, December 7th from 5-6:30 PM and Sunday, December 8th from 8:30-2:30 at the Golden Arrow Center located at 626 S. Shelby St. 40202 For more information contact Emily Nolan at 550-5584 or the Center at 589-3537. Please help support our Pro-life work!

WUOL Holiday Choral Festival

Classical 90.5 WUOL is proud to present the 8th annual Holiday Choral Festival on Sunday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the season amidst a brilliant array of voices and musical selections in the beautiful setting of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.

This year’s program will, for the first year ever, feature four choral performances including the nationally-acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble and The Louisville Chamber Choir, a new choir created by Kent Hatteberg. The University of Louisville Cardinal Singers (also conducted by Hatteberg), the Louisville Youth Choir’s Descant Choir conducted by Dr. Louie Bailey, and newly appointed music director and organist at St. Martin of Tours, Paul Weber will also perform.

Admission is $12 for Louisville Public Media Members, $15 for non-members and $10 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased at, by phone at 877-435-9849 or at the Louisville Public Media office at 619 S. Fourth St. For more information, please visit

Organ Recital

St. Martin’s Director of Sacred Music & Organist, Paul Weber, will give an organ recital on Friday, November 22nd, the Feast of St. Cecilia, Patroness of Musicians, at 7:30 p.m.  The program, played on St. Martin’s landmark 1894 Farrand & Votey organ, will include music of Bach, Buxtehude, Alain, Franck and Durufle.  A free-will donation will be taken to benefit the maintenance of St. Martin’s historic organ.

Typhoon Relief Collection

Super Typhoon Haiyan, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour, slammed into the Philippines on the island of Samar the evening of November 7, 2013, and hit Vietnam on Sunday, November 9. Thousands of people are feared dead, and local officials report approximately 9.5 million people have been affected.

This weekend there will be a second collection after all Masses for those effected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. These funds will be used to support the efforts of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services (the official international humanitarian agency representing the U.S. Catholic Church) to respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care and assist in the long-term recovery from the disaster. Collection funds will also be used to support the long-term need to rebuild the Church after widespread destruction.

Feast of All Saints

Mass Schedule:

Vigil,Thursday, October 31 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1 – 12:00 Noon, 7:00 p.m. (Extraordinary Form)

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.