Valley City, Ohio

 

We are a people of faith, hope, and charity deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ
through worship, service, and study. 

We welcome individuals and families who are drawn to be an active part of this mission. 

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

Office Hours

For Essential Business
(Masks are optional)

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

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

2023 Parish Lenten Mission

Our 2023 Lenten Mission Presenters:

Fr. Norm Douglas &
Mr. Larry Vuillemin

"GETTING CENTERED
IN AN OFF-CENTERED WORLD"

March 6, 7, and 8
7:00pm

Thanks to those who volunteered to make this a successful Lenten Mission.  See you at the remaining Team Meetings and then at the Mission.  God bless you in your love for one another in this parish.  We still seek volunteers on the team, but especially hope for a good turnout at the Mission.  

CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL

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CLICK this link to view videos from Bishop Malesic

An In-pew appeal will be conducted February 25 / 26 at St. Martin of Tours.  Our parish pledge goal is the same as last year: $53,860, which was surpassed by your generous donations.  Thank you from those who will be helped and healed by this year's Catholic Charities Appeal.

Tie Blankets for Akron Children's Hospital

Once again we are making Blankets for Akron Children's Hospital.  We had such a great turn out of youth last year, we invite the teens and young adults of the parish to another Blanket and Pizza Event on Saturday, Feb. 11.  Come for the 5pm Mass and meet Fr. Alan Bower, and join us in the hall afterward for making blankets and eating pizza!  What a deal.  All to beneft children and families at Akron Children's Hospital ICU ward.  Thank You.  

St Martin FOOD PANTRY

St. Martin's life was changed by an act of charity to a poor man.  Following Jesus' call to serve as did St. Martin, our parishioners and volunteers continue to provide food and supplies to the needy through our Food Pantry.  No appointment is necessary.  

The FOOD PANTRY is OPEN
every 2nd and 4th Thursday
Noon - 2:00pm 
1824 Station Road

       If you can help us restock our pantry shelves, you would be a blessing to  many who need food.  For your convenience click the following link for a recent FOOD PANTRY SHOPPING LIST.  

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!

2022-2023 PSR and CONFIRMATION

Please click the calendar below for our next PSR Sunday In-person session at 9:00am in the school.  PSR students should be attending Sunday Mass with their family.

CLICK HERE for the 2022-2023 PSR CALENDAR

   Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the fall of 2023 has begun.  Please click on the header link 'Sacraments' above, then click on the drop down menu to 'Confirmation' to register.  Youth can download the form and bring it to the office or register at the online site.  Adults who were baptized Catholic but never Confirmed can also download a registration form.

The Catholic Faith. On Demand.

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

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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

TUESDAYS at 12:30pm  We offer Jeff Cavin's series, "The Bible Timeline".  All are welcome to delve into the bible to learn the story of God's plan of salvation.  Cavins takes us throught the important 14 books of the bible that help us to learn the story with out getting discouraged but by keeping our interest in what God has planned from the beginning to the end.  Join us.  If you did not register purchase your own workbook online at ascension press.com and join us.

TUESDAYS at 6:30pm  We offer Bishop Barron's 10-part presentation entitled, "Catholicism" starting on January 24th.  There is no fee nor registration.  We will meet in the Parish Meeting Room through the Hall Entrance.  All are welcome.

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.  NEXT GROUP begins JANUARY 9, 2023

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.

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
4th 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.  See Frank Sapara for more information.

Events

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K of C Dinner Dance

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The Knights of Columbus are holding a Dinner Dance in St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall on Saturday, February 18 from 6:30 - 10:00pm. 

Tickets go on sale January 22nd after Mass in the church or on the K of C website.  

Family Bowling

You are invited to join St. Martin Parishioners for an afternoon of Bowling on Sunday, March 12th from 2:00-4:00pm at Lodi's Strikes and Spares Bowling Lanes. 

Reservations are required and Tickets will be sold in the church gathering area beginning February 26th.  Join us for another opportunity for parishioners - young and old - to come together for some fun and fellowship.

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Synod 2021-2023

        In October 2021 Pope Francis called for a world-wide Synod.  The process of consultation will continue to May 2023.   The Diocese of Cleveland is participating.  For more information on the Synod and to submit an Individual Participation, click the link below to our Diocesan website.  

https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/synod

St. Martin of Tours Parish

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.

Mass Attendance and Broadcasts

People of St. Martin and Visitors,
Attending Mass to worship is obligatory on Sundays and Holy Days.  Catholics who are ill, caring for an ill family member, or seriously concerned about covid-19 may view the Mass on days of obligation via the 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.