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
Monday - 5:00 pm (exc. holidays)
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
(Mask or face covering is encouraged)

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

ADORATION CHAPEL HOURS
Monday 9a-5:30p
Tuesday 9a-4:30p
Wednesday & Friday 7:30a-4:30p
Thursdays 9a-7:15p
Saturday 1p-6p

2021-22 PSR Registration



PSR REGISTRATION for the 2021-2022 Season
is now CLOSED. 
Please check below the calendar
for PSR.
 

High Schoolers
preparing for Confirmation in
2022 will be contacted at a later date.

Thanks to all for your online and in-person
registrations.  Materials will now be ordered.

Turn in Signed Permission Slips to the PSR Office.

          CLICK HERE FOR PARENTAL PERMISSIONS
            (Medical Info, Photos, Activities A)

          CLICK HERE FOR THE PSR CALENDAR
          (2021-2022 Season)

          CLICK HERE FOR OUR COVID PROTOCOL
          (Current policy)

Safety recommendations for Mass Attendance

People of St. Martin and Visitors,
Please click the link below to read the August, 2021 letter from Bishop Malesic, Bishop of Cleveland, regarding our care for one another's safety while attending Mass or other parish functions.   Fr. Dan

Bishop's Letter to the Faithful on Covid-19 Precautions

  • Masks are encouraged to be worn when attending Mass indoors whether vaccinated or not.
  • Masks are a recommended, temporary measure during the current upsurge in the State of Ohio.
  • Please continue other safety precautions: washing hands and keeping a safe distance.
  • Catholics who are ill, caring for an ill family member, or simply concerned about their safety in large indoor gathers are NOT obliged to attend Mass.
  • Get tested for Covid-19 if you are experiencing known symptoms or feel ill.

St. Martin Parish OKTOBERFEST

WILLKOMMEN!  Parishioners and guests are invited to an evening of fun, food and beverages, music and dancing.  Tickets can be purchased below for adults ($20) and for a child under 12 ($5). 

CLICK HERE for Oktoberfest Tickets

Tickets are also in the office or Gathering Area after Mass

Adult Menu                       Child Menu 
Bratwurst and Bun or         Hot Dog and Bun
  Pork and Sauerkraut         Pork and Beans
Cabbage and Noodles        Cabbage and Noodles
Perogies                              1 Dessert & 1 Beverage
1 Dessert & 1 Beverage                                                  

Beverages: Beer, Root Beer, Water
Desserts:    Assorted varieties
Extra Beverage or Dessert: $1.00 ea.

Food Provided By: Old Schoolhouse Catering, Litchfield
Music Provided By:  Hofbraūhaus of Cleveland

Autumn Pilgrimage

     Enjoy our Autumn
     Pilgrimage to
     Lancaster, PA

       October 20-22, 2021

       Click above "Lancaster PA
       Pilgrimage" 
for more 
       information and registration.

All are welcome! Join Colene Conley on this beautiful Autumn trip.

Support and Social 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.  Group concludes with a trip to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15.  NEXT GROUP begins OCTOBER 4, 2021

Recovery in the Valley
Fridays - 7:00pm - Parish School
A Twelve-Step Program.  Parking across from the school.

Men's Prayer 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 Bill Dolata 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. 

Wholly Stability
Mondays - 4:15-5:15pm - Parish Meeting Rooms
An opportunity for low-impact stretching with chairs for increased body strength and stability.  Led by a certified instructor.  Fee is $5.00 per session.

Wholly Mats
Mondays - 5:30-6:30pm - Parish Meeting Rooms
An opportunity for whole body exercises with floor mats to increase strength and stability.  Led by a certified instructor.  Fee is $7.00 per session.

Knitting Circle
Tuesdays - 2:00-4:00pm - Parish Meeting Rooms
Knitting and Crochetting for the fun of it and as volunteers making items for charitable, non-profit organizations.  POSTPONED until the latest Covid-19 surge decreases.  Call the parish office for info.

2021 Communions and Confirmation

Families that registered in September 2020 and began Sacramental Preparation for Confession, Communion, or Confirmation - please note the following:

CONFIRMATION - Thanks to all the Candidates who made the commitment to attend the retreat on August 29.  Be sure your Letter to the Bishop or Appointment with the Pastor are competed by September 8.  Sponsors must be fully-initiated and practicing Catholics.  Each sponsor must provide a "Sponsor Certificate" from their pastor by September 15.  Rehearsal for Confirmation Canidates and Sponsors is September 25 at 6:00pm in the church.  The Confirmation Mass with Bishop Roger Gries, OSB is September 26 at 2:00pm.  Refreshments and certificates will follow in the Hall.

FIRST COMMUNION - All our Communion Candidates are scheduled to celebrate their first reception of the Eucharist.   Celebrations will be with the parish community at a weekend Mass of the family's choosing.      

New Coordinator for PSR

The Sidor Family 

We are happy to welcome Mrs. Sarah Sidor to the staff as our Coordinator for PSR.  When not at the beach with her husband, Chris, and two sons Jacob and Nathan, the family regularly attends the 8am Mass on Sundays.  

Events

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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.

Adult Faith Formation Sessions return on Tuesday, July 13 at 12:30pm.  The topic will be: A Biblical Walk Through the Mass by Dr, Edward Sri.  This 6 week presentation includes a 30 minute DVD, scripture, text on understanding what we say and do, and group discussion.  Thanks to those who registered and have begun this study on Catholic worship.  

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

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.  

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.

Cemetery Decorations

The grass mowing season began March 31st.  Please read our updated policy regarding grave decorations at the header above "Funeral and Burial Planner" or on the signs in the cemetery.  You will also find information on lots and headstones.  Thank you for keeping our cemetery safe for all who visitors and employees.

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.

St. Martin of Tours Parish