St. Martin of Tours Parish - Valley City, OH
A Catholic Parish since 1840 in the Cleveland Diocese
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Saturday - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Monday - 5:00 pm (exc. holidays)
Wednesday & Fridays - 8:30 am
Saturday 4:00-4:45 pm or by appointment
Holy Days - 7:00 am & 7:00 pm
Federal Holidays - 9:00 am
(Mask or face covering is encouraged)
Closed Saturday/Federal Holidays
ADORATION CHAPEL HOURS
Wednesday & Friday 7:30a-4:30p
2021-22 PSR Registration
On December 5 our PSR children in Level 2 of their religious development will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) for the first time. We look forward to sharing with them the mercy and forgiveness of Jesus Christ that comes through the ministry of the Church.
Connecting this Sacrament to that of their Baptism, we ask the parents or child to bring their Baptismal Candle to this celebration. If you cannot find the Candle from their Baptism, another candle will be provided.
To our 14 High School Candidates for Confirmation: We will meet in the Parish Hall on Sunday, December 12, at 9:00am to review the preparation process. N.B. this meeting is NOT for those in PSR.
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+ Rose Marie Austin
We are sad to announce the death of Rose Austin on November 14. Rose had been a member of the parish staff since November 2002. Her positive and cheerful spirit will be greatly missed. For many years she served as personal assistant to the late pastor, Fr. Thomas Dunphy. Yet, Rose was often found in the front office as receptionist and recorder of registrations. She kept the parish informed with her artistic skills at creating signs. She was a vibrant parishioner who regularly shared her faith and joy in the Lord through songs of praise. She was a member of the Infant of Prague Guild. Rose was also involved beyond the parish with the Diocesan Charismatic Renewal. May the angels lead her into Paradise. May Jesus, on whom Rose kept her eyes fixed, now look upon her with eyes of love and joy as she enters eternal life with Him. With gratitude for the gift Rose has been, may she now rest in peace! Mass of Christian Burial in the church on Monday, November 22 at 11:00am.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joan and Colene, St. Martin Staff
Friends - Last week the staff gathered to celebrate the Feast Day of our patron, St. Martin of Tours, November 11. During the luncheon we had a surprise visit from the Unruly and Unduly Judge, Joan Weigel, who brought in a stack of missalettes to preside over the Swearing-AT ceremony of our staff member, Colene Conley. She recently was Duly-Elected to the York Township Board of Trustees. We extend our best wishes to Colene and three other St. Martin Parishioners who were elected to Trustee Boards: Rick Monroe (York); Sean Lackey and Paul Schaefer (Liverpool). Thank you for your service to our townships.
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Adult Faith Formation Sessions
Evening Session - "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" by Dr. Edward Sri. This six-week study on the four parts of the Mass begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 7 and continues through December 12. Session is held in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend.
Afternoon Session - "Pivotal Players" by Bishop Robert Barron. This six-week program reflects on the lives of six Saints of the Church whose lives have had a profound affect on Christianity: Augustine, Benedict, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, and Ignatius. And we will also include the life of your patron saint. Sessions begin Tuesday, November 23 at 12:30pm in the Parish Meeting Room.
Holy Day and Holiday Masses
Thursday, November 25
9:00 AM Mass
Wednesday, December 8
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
7:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Friday, December 24
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 25
Nativity of the Lord
9:00 AM only
(5pm Vigil Mass? - NO)
Sunday, December 26
Feast of the Holy Family
8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Saturday, January 1
Feast of the Mother of God
(5pm Vigil Mass? - YES)
Week's Scripture Readings
Readings for the week of November 21, 2021
- Sunday: Dn 7:13-14 / Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5 [1a] / Rv 1:5-8 / Jn 18:33b-37
- Monday: Dn 1:1-6, 8-20 / Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 [52b] / Lk 21:1-4
- Tuesday: Dn 2:31-45 / Dn 3:57, 58, 59, 60, 61 [59b] / Lk 21:5-11
- Wednesday: Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 / Dn 3:62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67 [59b] / Lk 21:12-19
- Thursday: Dn 6:12-28 / Dn 3:68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 [59b] / Lk 21:20-28
- Friday: Dn 7:2-14 / Dn 3:75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81 / Lk 21:29-33
- Saturday: Dn 7:15-27 / Dn 3:82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 / Lk 21:34-36
- Next Sunday: Jer 33:14-16 / 1 Thes 3:12—4:2 / Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 [1b] / Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
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. The grass mowing season concluded on Oct. 31. Seasonal Decorations are permitted. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our cemetery safe for all are visitors and employees.
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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
- 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.
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