In Valley City, Ohio
We are a people of faith, hope, and charity deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ through the celebration of the Eucharist, service, prayer, and study.
We welcome individuals and families to be an active part of this mission.
Season of Lent
Fridays of Lent - Days of Abstinence from meat
Mass at 8:30am in the chapel
Confessions from 6:00-6:30pm
Adoration from 6:30-7:00pm
Stations of the Cross from 7:00-7:30pm
Saturday Vigil - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am & 10:30am
Monday - 5:00pm
Wednesday & Friday - 8:30 am
Saturday 4:00-4:45 pm or by appointment
Holy Days - 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
Federal Holidays - 9:00 am
Closed Saturdays/Federal Holidays
ADORATION CHAPEL HOURS
Monday - Friday 7am-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 7am-7pm
Adult Faith Enrichment for Lent
On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14 we begin the Lenten Season.
Please pick up your reserved copy of the Lenten Companion - a daily book of scripture and reflection questions as we walk with Jesus to Jerusalem.
On Tuesdays of Lent at 12:30pm or 6:30pm bring your Companion booklet for discussion as we deepen our relationship with the Lord. Tuesday Sessions begin Feb. 20 and conclude on Mar. 26.
Companion books also include a Way of the Cross booklet. Total $15. Those who preordered can pick up their books in the Parish Office. Or you can order online at Ascension Press for $17.95 plus s/h.
2023-2024 PSR Season
CLICK to download the PSR Calendar (2023-2024 Season)
Find the schedule for Sunday 9am In-person Sessions, At-home Sessions, Parent Meetings, Sunday Mass at 8:00 and 10:30, Sacramental Prep., etc.
Saint of the Day
In the Catholic Church we have a multitude of witnesses who have gone before us livng the Christian Life. They have done heroic acts of love including, for some of them, offering their life believing in Jesus Christ.
Our parish patron, St. Martin of Tours, is remembered every November 11th. Click the link below to be inspired by the man or woman whom the Church holds up as a model of the Christian life for us today. You too are called to be a saint. May today's Saint, pray for us!
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St Martin FOOD PANTRY
Following Jesus' call to serve as did St. Martin of Tours, our parishioners and volunteers continue to provide food and supplies through our Food Pantry. No appointment is necessary. Drive in; a volunteer will meet and assist you.
The FOOD PANTRY is OPEN
every 2nd and 4th Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
1824 Station Road
If you can help us restock our pantry shelves, a FOOD PANTRY SHOPPING LIST is available in the church and office. Next time you are grocery shopping please pick up something from our shopping list. Drop off your donations in the parish office on weekdays or after Masses on the weekends.
May God bless you for what you do for them, you do to HIM!
Support and Social Groups
Grief Share Support
Mondays - 2:00-3:30pm - Parish Meeting Rooms
Grief Share is an opportunity for mutual support for anyone experiencing a significant change or loss in their life. It includes a series of DVD presentation; each of which stands on its own. Led by staff member Colene Conley.
Tuesdays - 2:30-4:30pm - Parish Meeting Rooms
Knitting and Crochetting for the fun of it and as volunteers making items for charitable, non-profit organizations. Call the parish office for info.
Recovery in the Valley
Fridays - 7:00pm - Parish School
A Twelve-Step Program. Parking across from the school.
1st and 3rd Saturday - 8:00-9:00am - Parish Meeting Rooms
An opportunity for spiritual input, reflection on the readings, and intercessory prayer. All are welcome. See Mike Lanzer for more information.
1st and 3rd Saturday - 8:00-9:00am - Parish Front Hall
Like the Men's Group above, this is a gathering of women from the parish or elsewhere. All are welcome to join together for spiritual input, reflection and prayer. See Judy Rundle for more information.
Men's Prayer Hour
Last Monday of each Month - 7:00-8:00pm - Adoration Chapel
Men of the parish gather to pray the rosary, intercessory prayer for those in need, and adoration. We pray for the intentions of people and families on our parish prayer list. Call the parish office or see Frank Sapara for more information.
Week's Scripture Readings
Readings for the week of February 18, 2024
- Sunday: Gn 9:8-15 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (see 10) / 1 Pt 3:18-22 / Mk 1:12-15
- Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 / Mt 25:31-46
- Tuesday: Is 55:10-11 / Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 / Mt 6:7-15
- Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10 / Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 / Lk 11:29-32
- Thursday: 1 Pt 5:1-4 / Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 / Mt 16:13-19
- Friday: Ez 18:21-28 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8 / Mt 5:20-26
- Saturday: Dt 26:16-19 / Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8 / Mt 5:43-48
- Next Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 / Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 (116:9) / Rom 8:31b-34 / Mk 9:2-10
St. Martin Parish is pleased to offer Catholics a place to be with the Lord in prayer, praise, and adoration. The Adoration Chapel is open daily. Pope Francis and the bishops of the United States are calling Catholics to revive their faith and devotion for Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament. Visit Him Today.
Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, you give us your flesh and blood for the life of the world, and you desire that all people come to the Supper of the Sacrifice of the Lamb. Renew in your Church the truth, beauty, and goodness contained in the Most Blessed Eucharist.
Jesus living in the Eucharist, come and live in me.
Jesus healing in the Eucharist, come and heal me.
Jesus sacrificing yourself in the Eucharist, come & suffer in me
Jesus rising in the Eucharist, come and rise to new life in me.
Jesus loving in the Eucharist, come and love in me.
You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.
Cemetery Decorations and Consecration
Beginning November 1st, all grave decorations will be cleared from the cemetery. You have the opportunity to replace spring and summer decorations with autumn and winter seasonal decorations until March 31st.
The Garden of the Luminous Mysteries is available for inurnments. The 72 new niches were consecrated on November 2nd, All Souls Day, and can now hold the cremated remains of Christian loved ones. Please contact the parish office for more information on funerals and burials in St. Martin Parish Cemetery.
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Angel Scholarship Fund
St. Martin of Tours parish supports Catholic Education. As a partner with St. Francis Xavier School in Medina, please consider a tax-exempt donation to the Angel Scholarship Fund and learn more about the school at their Open House.
For cash donations to the Angel Scholarship Fund, Ohioans can now receive 100% tax credit of up to $750 ($1500 if married filing jointly). The aim of this tax credit scholarship program is to award scholarships to students attending Catholic elementary and high schools. Read more at: www.catholiccommunity.org/angel.
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Mass Attendance and Broadcasts
People of St. Martin and Visitors,
Attending Mass to worship is obligatory on Sundays and Holy Days. Catholics who are ill, caring for an ill family member, or seriously concerned about covid-19 may view the Mass on days of obligation via the media.
Livestream: at Diocese of Cleveland Mass from St. John Cathedral at 8:00 AM Sundays and Noon M-F.
Television: with Cox Communications cable on Channel 45 at 11:30 AM Sundays; without cable on WUAB Channel 43 at 10:00 AM Sundays.
Radio: at AM 1260 The Rock at 4 p.m. Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
Masses When Traveling
Traveling out of town or looking for information on neighboring parishes, check out catholicmasstime.org or Click HERE for schedules by States and Cities.