Remember your sweetheart with a gift of Muth’s Finest hand-dipped Chocolates! Valentine chocolates in a heart shaped box are available for sale following all the Masses this weekend of February 6th and 7th. Please support the work of the Golden Arrow and make someone in your life very happy with a purchase at our annual candy sale. Small hearts are $3.50 a box or 3 for $10 and the Large heart are $6.00 each. All proceeds support the pro-life work of the Golden Arrow Center for Mothers and Children.
Christmas Eve, Thursday, 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, beginning at 11:20 p.m., presented by the St. Martin Choir, Organ & Ensemble
Christmas Day, Friday, December 25
9:00 a.m. Mass
12:00 Noon Extraordinary Form Mass
Mary Mother of God – Holy Day of Obligation:
New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31
5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1
10:00 a.m. Extraordinary Form Mass
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