St. Martin of Tours Parish - Valley City, OH

A Catholic Parish since 1840 in the Cleveland Diocese
WE WELCOME YOU

Mass Times

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

WEEKDAY MASSES
Tuesday - 5:00 pm
Wednesday & Fridays - 8:30 am

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

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

Office Hours

For Essential Business
(please wear a mask or face covering)

Monday - Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday and Friday 9am - 2pm

A Neighbor or relative without internet? Call or email with their home address for a bulletin to be mailed.

Prayer for Christian Unity

     Every year the Buckeye Area Ministerial Association sponsors a Prayer Service for the Octave of Christian Unity (January 18-25).  This year participating communities will give a reflection and lead a prayer online. 

 Click here: Daily Meditation/Prayer

Day 1 (January 18): Called to be a Disciple 
Day 2 (January 19): Rev. Jim Watson 
Day 3 (January 20): Father Ed Suszynski
Day 4 (January 21): Stephanie Woods 
Day 5 (January 22): Colene Conley/ St. Martin's
Day 6 (January 23): Rev. Brian Burke
https://youtu.be/WLlRVykaWjg
Day 7 (January 24): Rev. Pam Hahn
https://youtu.be/G1gJ-dZtI7I 
Day 8 (January 25): Deacon Paul Kipfstuhl

Mass and Novena for Life

On Friday, January 22nd, the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, a Mass for Life will be celebrated at 8:30 am in our parish church - AND - online in our Cathedral in Cleveland at 10:00 am.

We encourage all who value the sanctity of life and the protection of unborn children to consider:

Attend or View the Mass for Life
Pray the Rosary or Chaplet of Mercy
Make the Stations of the Cross
Fast and/or Abstain
Attend the Candlelight Vigil at 7:00 pm 
Medina Co. Courthouse

Click and Download:  9 Days for Life Novena

Let us pray for President Biden, the Supreme Court Justices, and Expectant Parents. 

Divine Mercy Chaplet

2021 Offertory Envelopes & Calendar

Offertory Envelopes

 

 

 

 



Can now be picked up in the Parish Office weekdays 9:00am to 2:00pm - or - AFTER weekend Masses through January in the Conference Room.

Financial Health Workshop

Sponsored by Primerica, this workshop provides helpful information on budgetting and guidance on making sound investments.

Saturday - January 23, 2021
12:00 Noon
Parish Hall

Light lunch is provided.

Catholic Family Formation (PSR for 2020-2021)

Families that registered in September 2020 for Sacramental Preparation (Confession, Communion, or Confirmation) please check your email for January Guide Sheets and instructions on obtaining a Baptismal record for your candidate (child or youth) receiving a Sacrament in 2021.

REGISTRATION for our next Catholic Family Formation (2021-22) is in May.  Program begins in the Fall 2021.

The Catholic Faith. On Demand.

Know what Christ has revealed and the Catholic Church has faithfully taught.

Formed.org offers hundreds of movies, video programs, audios and ebooks.  These opportunities are FREE and available 24/7 online or on your mobile app.  They have helped people (Catholics and non-Catholics) to know Christ and His Church better.  Register HERE:  https://stmartinvc.formed.org  Just enter our parish name and your email.  It's easy!  God bless.

Message to Young People

Faith Formation Groups

Financial Health Workshop - January 23, 2021
Saturday - 12:00 Noon - Parish Hall
A short workshop sponsored by Primerica to assist with financial management for individuals and families.  Please contact the parish office to register.  Lunch provided.

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. 

Pope Francis' Encyclical: "Fratelli Tutti"  (All Brothers)
Begins December 1 - January 26, 2021
Tuesdays - 12:30 - 1:30pm  Parish Meeting Rooms
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.. 

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.

Winter Advisory

PLEASE BE AWARE:            Our contract for snow removal has changed for this winter, 2020-2021.  PLEASE only park and walk in the plowed and salted areas of the parking lot and sidewalks.  As always, watch your step when walking to and from your car.      Be safe.  Thank You! 

WeShare Online Giving

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For your Sunday Offertory tithe and other Giving Opportunities

Thank You for supporting the ministries of St. Martin Parish.

Sunday Offering

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.

Catholic Mass on Mass 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. 

Spiritual Communion
    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.

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Stay Informed with Flocknote Texts

Flocknotes

flocknote is a texting service to keep our parishioners and friends Up-to-Date.  We can send a text to your cell phone to remind you of things that are upcoming, a change or cancellation of an event, an urgent message, or a notice that didn't make it in our weekly bulletin or this website.  The only fees to join flocknote are the fees your cell phone provider/plan may charge for text messages.
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More people enrolled due to the pandemic.  flocknote has been an effective way to keep you informed.  

Stations of the Cross

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.  

  • Until further notice, no one is obligated to attend Sunday Mass.  Please arrive on time for Mass.
  • Do Not Come to the Church if you tested positive for COVID-19, with a fever or other COVID symptoms, or without self-quarantining 14 days after close contact with anyone with COVID.  
  • 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.  Households can sit together, but must distance 6’ from another household. 
  • 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 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.

St. Martin of Tours Parish