Parents who have children who will be at least 7 years of age by next May and who will be making their First Communion here at Saint Martin’s that month are asked to please contact the Director of Religious Education so that we register the children for receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist and can also give you further info. (If your son or daughter is in the Sunday morning First Communion class here at Saint Martin, they are already registered and there is no need to call.)
“School of Singing”
Building upon the success of St. Martin’s recent Chant Camp, we are happy to announce the establishment of a regular academic program in music for the training of young musicians. Mindful of the Second Vatican Council’s mandate that “much emphasis should be placed on the teaching of music,” and of the important role in the cognitive, artistic and spiritual development that music plays, the Student Schola Program will:
- Train students in singing technique, solfege, sight-reading, and rhythm skill.
- Form students in the music of the Church, particularly Gregorian Chant.
- Instill a sense of the beauty of the liturgy and the importance of the Church’s sung worship.
There is no age limit for students, and no prior musical training is required. However, first-time students should be old enough to read English fluently.
The Student Schola will meet each week on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s to work on musical training, liturgical formation and to prepare music for up-coming liturgies.
Weekly rehearsals will be held:
September 16th-December 17th
January 20th-May 11th
The Student Schola will also sing for Masses at St. Martin’s throughout the year. The full academic schedule will be provided after the close of registration.
Students are allowed 4 absences per year. 2 tardy appearances constitute 1 absence. (Extraordinary circumstances excepted)
Parents may register their children for the Student Schola Program by filling out the registration form on the back of this brochure and returning it to the parish office with the registration fee by September 11th.
1 child: $350
2 children: $500
3 or more children (family discount): $700
Payments may be made in full or half each semester, although registrants should commit to the full academic year in fairness to their fellow choristers.
Fees cover the cost of: Binders and other supplies; Music copyright; Sheet music; Student Schola assistant(s)
Dr. Paul Weber received his first musical training as a chorister in the Appleton Boychoir. He subsequently studied the boyschoir at the Cathedral in Lichfield, England on a Breckenridge Scholarship. His holds degrees in organ and sacred music from Lawrence University and Yale University. Dr. Weber is the Director of Sacred Music & Organist at St. Martin’s.
Please SAVE the Date Saturday, October 17th and make plans to attend the Golden Arrow Center’s fundraiser dinner “A Star-Spangled Evening” at the Knights of Columbus Hall 4801 Progress Blvd. Doors open at 5:00 PM and dinner is served at 6:30. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. For more information or to reserve tickets please call Emily Nolan at 550-5584. We appreciate your support of our pro-life outreach ministry.
Think you might want to become Catholic or do you know someone else who might be interested in exploring this possibility? Our parish program designed to help non-Catholics learn more about Catholicism begins again in September. For those coming into the Church, a Catholic sponsor is required. If you do not have one, we will be happy to provide one for you. We welcome all inquirers! If you would like more information about the program, please contact our Director of Religious Education at 582-2827, x106.
Monday, July 13th – Thursday, July 16th
St. Martin’s is excited to offer a new opportunity for children to learn about singing and reading music, particularly Gregorian chant.
No experience is necessary. There is no age limit. The only prerequisite is that participants must be able to read English fluently.
Schedule and Curriculum
Students who attend the chant camp will learn basic singing technique, ear-training and rhythm skills. Students will also explore music as it relates to the Sacred Liturgy and prayers of the Church. Sung prayer will be a daily part of the curriculum as will opportunities for fun and making new friends. The camp will culminate in singing at the noon Mass on Thursday.
10:00 – Morning session. Prayer, warm-ups, solfege, ear-training and rhythm exercises.
12:00 – Mass
12:30 – Lunch *Children must bring a bag lunch*
1:15-2:15 – Afternoon session. Repertoire and singing the liturgy.
10:00 – Morning session
12:00 – Noon Mass – Sung by the Chant Camp choristers.
Students will be dismissed after the Noon Mass.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Weber, Director of Sacred Music & Liturgy, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church
Registration Fee: $50/student
Come and help us celebrate the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help this Saturday, June 27th! The Vigil Mass is at 4:00 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 renovation of the Parish Hall. Please be as generous as possible!
Jesus Christ, the Son of God made flesh, preached the coming of the Kingdom of God. After redeeming the Kingdom during His Pascal Mysteries, Jesus took possession of it at his Ascension and began to rebuild it at Pentecost. We’re happy to host Splendor of Truth Ministries founder, Dr. Nicholas Lebish, this Saturday evening, May 23rd at 5:30 pm, for a Bible study on Acts 1-2 in honor of these two magnificent solemnities! The event is free of charge. All are invited.
Beginning June 14th, the new Sunday Mass schedule will be as follows:
7:45, Low Mass
9:00, English Sung Mass with Hymns
10:30, Ordinary Form High Mass with Choir
12:15, Extraordinary Form High Mass with Choir
*The Saturday 4:00 Vigil Mass and 3:00 Confessions will remain at their current times.
Thank you to everyone who contributed their valuable insight and generosity in the process of revising our weekly Sunday celebration!
The annual May Procession at St. Martin’s, which is open to any child mature-age 5 through high school, will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 with a pot-luck dinner to follow. This most beautiful devotion is a profound experience in the soul of a child and will always be remembered. Most clothing is provided. To register a child, please text or call Sheree Lally at (502) 773-3121 with name and age. Practice is this Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Potluck dinner following procession; parish providing meat and drinks. Please bring side dish, dessert or salad to feed approximately 10 people. Call (or email) Rectory to sign up or for questions about the dinner.
Our Confirmation class is engaged in another service project this weekend, April 25 & 26. They are having a bake sale after all the Masses to benefit an international Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need. This organization, founded by a priest at the end of World War II, is under the guidance of the Holy Father and has as its mission to help the suffering and persecuted faithful worldwide. One of ACN’s current endeavors is helping Christians who are under siege in Iraq and Syria. Please help our Confirmation class assist these persecuted brothers and sisters of ours by buying some of their homemade treats or by making a generous donation to this worthy cause!