St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church

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.

Mass Times

WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday Vigil - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am & 10:30am

WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday - 5:00pm
Wednesday & Friday - 8:30 am

CONFESSIONS
Saturday 4:00-4:45 pm or by appointment

Holy Days - 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
Federal Holidays - 9:00 am

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-2:30pm
Sunday 9am-Noon
Closed Saturdays/Federal Holidays

ADORATION CHAPEL HOURS
Monday - Friday 7am-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 7am-7pm

2024 Chicken BBQ

Join us for our 62nd Chicken BBQ Fundraiser
Eat In or Take Out

Although food prices have sky-rocketed we will serve 1000 Chicken BBQ meals at the same price as last year -- $15.00 per meal.   Meals are prepared and served on site.  Pre-ordering is now closed.  The remaning tickets will be sold at the door that day on a first come/first serve basis until all the meals are gone.

Thank you for your Pre-Order and support to St. Martin Parish.  Pick up your pre-ordered meal ticket at the Parish Hall Entrance between 11:30am and 3:30pm.  Remaining tickets may be purchased for $15 upon arrival at the Hall Entrance until 3:30pm or once all meals are sold.   See you at the Chicken BBQ.                        

Menu:   1/2 BBQ Chicken, Redskinned Potatoes, Green Beans, St. Martin Cole  Slaw, Roll and Butter, Fruit Pie, and Beverages (coffee, lemonade, ice tea, water)

Extras:   Beer/Soda Tent, 50/50 Raffles, Gift Basket Raffles (min. $25 value), K of C Big item Raffle, and a Homemade Bake Sale

Others:   Lawn Games and Open Fishing - free and fun

 

 

2024-2025 PSR

First and Foremost our THANKS to Almighty God for a  blessed, Spirit-filled, rain-free week of religious education.  Praise and Thanks to God!
We could not have done it without the support of the parents to have 120 youth with us this past week for PSR.  Our thanks to Mrs. Sarah Sidor, PSR Coordinator, and the Catechists for each Growth in Faith Level, and the young men and women who volunteered to assist the children and catechists.  Your reward will be great in heaven, but until then plan on an appreciation get together!  Thank You!

N.B. PSR continues in the fall with a one-hour presentation each month through April, 2025.  Parents and PSR participants must attend 3 of the scheduled presentations.  Children and youth preparing for Sacraments in 2025 (Confession, Communion, and Confirmation) will have an additional preparatory program to attend. 

 

Events

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Annual Appeal for the Missions

The weekend of July 6 and 7, we welcome Fr. Ted Keating, S.M., a Marist priest from Washington, D.C.  Father Keating will describe the mission work performed in underdeveloped parts of the world where the Gospel of Jesus is preached and lived by the Marist Fathers and Brothers.  

Growth in Faith for Adults

Our series on Catholicism by Bishop Barron ended June 18th.  Please watch for the next presentation in our Grow in Faith Series (GFS):  Season Four of "The CHOSEN".

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.
Knitting Circle 
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.
Men's Fellowship
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.
Women's Fellowship
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.

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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Facility Rentals

Looking for space to rent for a family celebration, a group event, or a fundraiser.  CLICK HERE or the link "Facility Rentals" in the header above.  Our Rental Manager can assist you with scheduling your event.

  Half Hall 64-104 Guests

  Whole Hall 170-300 Guests

Single or Double Buffet Line

Eucharistic Revival

Adoration Chapel

      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.

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!

Cemetery Decorations and Consecration

The Garden of the Luminous Mysteries is available for inurnments.  The 72 new niches were consecrated November 2, 2023, 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.
The Luminous Mysteries:
1) The Baptism of the Lord 
2) The Wedding at Cana
3) The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4) The Transfiguration of the Lord
5) The Institution of the Eucharist
                        

St. Francis School and the Angel Scholarship

St. Martin of Tours parish supports Catholic Education.  As a partner with St. Francis Xavier School in Medina, we encourage you to consider a Catholic Education for your child or grandchild.  Read more about the tremendous opportunities SFX Grade School has to offer.

See more:  St. Francis Xavier Catholic School

Have you heard of the Angel Scholarship Fund?  The aim of this tax credit scholarship program is to award scholarships to students attending Catholic grade or high schools.  For donations to the Angel Scholarship Fund, Ohioans can now receive 100% tax credit of up to $750 ($1500 if married filing jointly) from taxes owed to the State.  

Read more: Angel Scholarship Fund

 
 

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Mass Attendance and Broadcasts

People of St. Martin and Visitors, 
Below are sites to hear the Word and participate in worship when an illness restricts attendance at Mass.
Livestream: at Diocese of Cleveland Mass from St. John Cathedral at 8:00 AM Sundays and Noon M-F.
Television: 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.