May Procession

mary's coronationSt. Martin’s May Procession is this Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. Please attend this beautiful tradition to honor the Mother of God!

A potluck dinner in the Parish Hall will follow the procession. To register for this, please call the parish office at (502) 582-2827 or e-mail kellymclemore@stmartinoftourschurch.org your name, phone number, and number attending. Please bring a dish to share based on your last name as follows:

A-G Salad
H-Q Side Dish
R-Z Dessert

Respect Life

babyThis Saturday, May 10th, in honor of Mother’s Day, pro-lifers from all over Louisville will be meeting to pray at the abortion mill from 7-8:30 a.m.

We are trying for a larger crowd than normal because it is the weekend of Mother’s Day.

Afterwards, the Respect Life Committee of Saint Martin of Tours will be holding our annual breakfast in the Parish Hall, 639 South Shelby Street.

Donations accepted for the breakfast and all proceeds will be given to the Golden Arrow Center, to assist them in their ministry on behalf of pregnant mothers and mothers of infants and young children. Please join us for both the prayers outside the clinic at 2nd and Market Streets and then at the breakfast starting at Saint Martin’s at 8:30!

Parish Survey

SurveySeveral months ago, Father Beach asked the members of the Parish Council to assist him in identifying prerogatives and needs of the parish for the purpose of long-term planning. Like any family—to which a parish may be likened—we need to plan for the future and focus on making the best use of our resources to achieve the goals that we set.

An important step in this process of long-term planning is now before you! We would like to make a request: would you take a few moments of your time to answer the following survey. The information that will be gathered through this instrument will be of great value in this process, and assist us in identifying the greatest needs of our parish at this time. This knowledge will help us to take the necessary steps to ensuring the fruitful workings of St. Martin of Tours for years to come.

This survey may be taken here!

Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa is visiting

O2O-Icon-ImageThe icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa has a fascinating history of its own. Tradition holds that St. Luke the Evangelist himself “wrote” the icon of what has now become known as “Our Lady of Czestochowa” on a cypress table in the home of the Holy Family. The Icon was damaged by anti-Catholic, Hussite raiders in 1430 who slashed it and attempted to burn her, so much so that today she is referred to as the “Black Madonna.” In a sense, she is a symbol of Poland herself, scarred but persevering in faith.  She has been credited with numerous miracles and healings – both of a spiritual and physical nature. A beautiful copy of this Icon has been blessed and consecrated at the monastery of Jasna Gora in Poland, where the original is kept, and entrusted to the defense of life and family. Now, after traveling 40,000 miles from Vladivostok in Russia through 24 countries in Europe and Canada, Our Lady will be visiting  St. Aloysius Church Peewee Valley  and  St. Martin of Tours Church on Her global pilgrimage. Please join us as we welcome Our Lady of Czestochowa to our local parishes and ask for Her protection of life and family as well as personal petitions.

You can visit http://www.hli.org/hli_campaigns/ocean-ocean-pilgrimage for more information on this pilgrimage. Fr. Peter West, vice president of HLI for Missions, is the custodian of the icon during the pilgrimage to the United States. He participated in the ceremony of dedication and application of the icon to the original, which began the first stage of the pilgrimage “From Ocean to Ocean”. For more info, please click Our Lady of Czestochowa info and schedule.

 

The Healing of Families

St. Martin of Tours Parish Seminar
By Fr. Yozefu-B. Ssemakula
Thursday April 24 through Saturday April 26
639 South Shelby Street
Louisville, Kentucky

Why Attend “The Healing of Families” Seminar?

  • Have you prayed for years for healing of your family and nothing has happened?
  • Learn this form of prayer that is effective for those stubborn personal and family problems.
  • Through your participation, experience family-wide relief and healing of spiritual, physical, and emotional problems.
  • “Redeem” your relationships and change the course of your family’s history.

For Reservations please email: ewcforlife@aol.com or call (502)426-3653. Books are available at Church, Marian Center and Tonini Church Supplies.

Please click Healing of Families Seminar Flyer for more information and a schedule.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 17
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
11:30 a.m. – Rosary
12:00 Noon – Office of Readings
7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 18
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
11:30 a.m. – Rosary
12:00 Noon – Stations of the Cross
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Confessions
3:00 p.m. – Chaplet of Divine Mercy
7:00 p.m. – Solemn Commemoration of the Passion and Death of the Lord

Holy Saturday, April 19
9:00 a.m. – Office of Readings
8:30 p.m. – Great Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 20
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. – Mass
12:00 p.m. – Mass in Extraordinary Form

Flower and Mulch Sale

The St. Martin’s American Heritage Girls troop will be taking orders for flowers and mulch after Masses this weekend. The flowers will be available for pick up at St. Barnabas on April 26. You can purchase flowers for your personal gardens or the flower beds at St. Martin’s! Proceeds from the sale will support summer camp and other troop activities.

GOLDEN ARROW PURSE SALE

The Golden Arrow Center for Mothers and Children Purse Sale will be held on Saturday April 5thand Sunday April 6th  following all the Masses . We are collecting new and gently used purses, wallets, bags and jewelry for our sale. Items may be given to the security guard in the back of church or brought to the Golden Arrow Center.

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

 

St. Joseph’s Dinner Reminder!

Tickets are still available for the 10th Annual St. Joseph’s Dinner Wednesday, March 19th, at 7:15pm! The cost for this dinner is only $13.00 per person and this includes a freshly made salad, various pasta dishes, hot breads, assorted desserts, coffee, soft drinks and wine. Tips will be accepted by our teens and they will all go toward the support of youth activities at Saint Martin’s, as will any and all profits from the sale of dinner tickets. Some tickets may be available at the door, however, in order to ensure your place at the dinner, it’s best to contact the Rectory beforehand to purchase your tickets. The evening will begin in the church at 6:30 with a special sung Vespers service, which will include prayers and music dedicated to Saint Joseph. Whether or not you are able to be present at the dinner, we hope that all parishioners and friends will attend this special prayer service honoring the foster-father of Our Lord!

“Fill Your Heart” Reminder

This is the weekend we begin collecting the small heart boxes that you’ve been filling with change, bills or checks to help the many babies saved and served by the good work of the Golden Arrow.  Please leave your donations at the guard’s table in the back of church.  We greatly appreciate your generosity!