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Masses for Christmas and Holy Family
DUE TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC these restrictions apply:
1. Safe-distance Seating of ONLY130 PEOPLE at any Mass
2. Face masks or coverings over nose and mouth are required
3. No one is obliged to attend, and if you are ill, do not attend
4. Singing is limited; choirs and children pageants cancelled
Consider in your plans one of the following 8 Masses:
Dec. 24 - Christmas Vigil: 4:00, 6:00, and 10:00 PM
Dec. 25 - Christmas Day: 8:00 and 10:30 AM
Dec. 26 - Holy Family Vigil: 5:00 PM
Dec. 27 - Holy Family Day: 8:00 and 10:30 AM
Liturgical Minister Schedules
Please see above the UPDATED Liturgical Minister Schedule for Advent and Christmas.
Please sign up for the next schedule: January 2 - March 21
Weekday Mass is M-F at 12 Noon from St. John Cathedral. Click here to attend live or on demand that day: Diocese of Cleveland Mass
Beginning November 22 Sunday Mass will be televised on WUAB Channel 43 at 10:00 AM. Channel 43 is an over-the-air channel that does not require a cable service. The TV Mass also can be accessed on demand starting Saturday evening and running throughout Sunday on the link above. In addition, the Sunday Mass can be heard on the radio, at 4 p.m. Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays on AM 1260 The Rock. Also, the Mass is televised for Cox Communications cable subscribers at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on channel 45.
My Jesus, I believe that You
are in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I long for You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You
sacramentally, come at least
spiritually into my heart.
As though You have already come,
I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You;
never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Week's Scripture Readings
Readings for the week of November 22, 2020
- Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 / Ps 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6  / 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 / Mt 25:31-46
- Monday: Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5 / Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 [cf. 6] / Lk 21:1-4
- Tuesday: Rv 14:14-19 / Ps 96:10, 11-12, 13 [13b] / Lk 21:5-11
- Wednesday: Rv 15:1-4 / Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 7-8, 9 [Rev 15:3b] / Lk 21:12-19
- Thursday: Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a / Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5 [Rev 19:9a] / Lk 21:20-28
- Friday: Rv 20:1-4, 11—21:2 / Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a [Rev 21:3b] / Lk 21:29-33
- Saturday: Rv 22:1-7 / Ps 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7ab [1 Cor 16:22b] / Lk 21:34-36
- Next Sunday: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 / Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19  / 1 Cor 1:3-9 / Mk 13:33-37
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Faith Formation Groups
Grief Share Support
Mondays - 2:00pm - 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.
Healing Movement - Stretching and Lite Exercise
Mondays - 4:00pm - Parish Meeting Rooms
This opportunity provides a body, mind, spirit connection by means of physical stretching and lite exercise. Led by Michelle Plikerd a person can gain more energy and peace of mind through lite body movement. No registration is required. Bring a mat if you have one; a balancing chair is provided.
Pope Francis' Encyclical: "Fratelli Tutti" (All Brothers)
Begins December 1 - January 26, 2021
Tuesdays - 12:30 - 1:30pm Parish School
At your request a continued study for parishioners and guests on the Pope's latest encyclical. For eight sessions we will delve into the issues Francis considers significant for our lives as Catholics. All are welcome, but limited to 40 participants for CDC COVID-19 safety procedures. The entire encyclical is found at the Vatican website: Papal Encyclical - Fratelli Tutti Read it or download it and take notes, if you like..
Catholic Family Formation (PSR for 2020-2021)
REGISTRATION is NOW CLOSED - Sessions begin Oct. 4
Please contact us in April 2021 to Register
for the next season of the Catholic Family
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Thank You for supporting the ministries of St. Martin Parish.
Thank you, Parishioners, who continue to support your parish in these unsettling times. Many are struggling to make ends meet, but if you can assist thank you. You can mail your weekly Offering to the parish office. Mail is received daily; do not mail cash. You can also sign up at WeShare Online Giving (at the left) or call them for assistance. WeShare Support Teams are available at 800-950-9952 (then press #3 and then press #2) to get you connected, or, by email at: [email protected] (that is @4 LPi.com). Without your Offering parish funds will evaporate quickly but bills, like the mortgage and utilities, will continue. God bless you for what you are able to do.
Oh, Christmas Tree...
We invite our households the year to decorate our Parish Christmas Tree in the Gathering Area of the church.
Beginning December 6, the Second Sunday of Advent, we invite households to bring a TREE ORNAMENT to place on our Parish Christmas Tree. It can be an ornament from your family collection, or an ornament you made at home. Please attach your family name to it, especially if you want it returned.
We'll collect the ornaments after Masses or during the week in the office. Staff will be sure it is hung on the tree by Christmas. Though we can't gather for our traditional Christmas Open House, we can still be gathered around the Christmas Tree.
2021 Calendars and Christmas Gift
We are grateful to Bauer Funeral Home for their ongoing service to our community and for their donation of 2021 Calendars to our parish households. May they be blessed by their kindness to us. Calendars will be distributed at church during Advent and Christmas.
We are grateful to our parishioners for your ongoing support during this past year of 2020. Pleae accept this gift of Matthew Kelly's latest book: A Practical Guide to Life's Essential Daily Habit: I Heard God Laugh. Matthew Kelly is a well-known and well-read Catholic author. We hope you will enjoy his insights and practical wisdom for a happy and healthy 2021. God bless you and your family this year.
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More people enrolled due to the pandemic. flocknote has been an effective way to keep you informed.
Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
We wanted to share with you our final totals of all the aluminum pull-tabs we have received this year. Thanks to the Help from the St. Martin Parish community and residents of Medina County, we did 350 lbs this year. All for the Ronald McDonald House in Akron.
Below is a photo of Mahrianna & Julianna with filled boxes of pull-tabs ready to be dropped off. Our entire family would like to say THANK YOU to the parishioners of St. Martin of Tours for their continued contributions to this charitable work for the Ronald McDonald House. God bless you all!
Stations of the Cross
Divine Mercy Chaplet
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.
Instructions for Mass Attendance
The Ohio Bishops respecting the Governor’s safe-reopen plan permits us to gather for Mass with some restrictions. Do not assume the spread of the virus has diminished.
Weekend Masses: Weekday Masses:
Saturdays 5:00pm Tuesdays 5:00pm
Sundays 8:00am and 10:30am Wed. and Fri. 8:30am
- Until further notice, no one is obligated to attend Sunday Mass. Please arrive on time for Mass.
- Do Not Come to the Church: with a fever of 100 degrees or higher, a persistent dry cough, runny nose, or shortness of breath, or without self-quarantining 14 days after close contact with anyone with COVID-19.
- Please stay home: If sick in anyway, uncomfortable or fearful in large gatherings, vulnerable to or at high risk of infection.
- Wearing a face mask (or covering) is required throughout the Mass, except the brief moment to receive Communion. Please bring a clean mask or covering to wear.
- To maintain social distancing, only 130 people can be seated safely in the church. Ushers can direct you to a designated pew. Households can sit together, but must distance 6’ from another household or non-family parishioner.
- At Communion, please lower your mask below your chin BEFORE extending your hands to receive the Host. If you must receive on the tongue, approach a lay minister of Communion at the end of the line so sanitizing precautions can be taken. The cup will not be distributed.
- Please maintain a 6’ social distance as you leave.
- For those who cannot join us at church, a Sunday Mass can be found on line.
Your understanding at this unprecedented time is appreciated.