St. Martin of Tours Parish - Valley City, OH
A Catholic Parish since 1840 in the Cleveland Diocese
WE WELCOME YOU!
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
(please wear a mask or face covering)
Monday - Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday and Friday 9am - 2pm
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2021-22 PSR Registration
Click the EDUCATION IMAGE below to Register:
New Coordinator for PSR
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. With our doors open and people slowly returning, we look forward to assisting parents as they continue the religious formation of their children. PSR Registration will occur throughout August for any and all families seeking our assistance.
2021 Communions and Confirmation
Families that registered in September 2020 and began Sacramental Preparation for Confession, Communion, or Confirmation - please note the following:
CONFIRMATION - Candidates for this Sacrament will have a retreat following the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, August 29 from 11:30am-3:00pm in the school. Each sponsor must provide a "Sponsor Certificate" from their pastor by September 15. Rehearsal for Confirmation follows the 5pm Mass on September 24 at 6:00pm in the church.
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.
Once again St. Martin parishioners are asked to provide a meal for people in Operation HOMES. We are scheduled for the week of August 16-23. Due to the recent Delta surge, clients will be lodged in motels.
Would you help feed two (possibly 3) people. We need an evening meal for each HOMES participant.
God bless you for helping those in need.
Enjoy our Autumn
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.
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.
Recovery in the Valley
Fridays - 7:00pm - Parish Hall
A Twelve-Step Program
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 (A NEW GROUP)
1st and 3rd Saturday - 8:00-9:00am - Parish Hall
A new opportunity, 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.
Instructions for Mass Attendance
The following restrictions will remain in place at St. Martin until further notice:
- Holy Water will be available at all entry ways, however the baptismal font will remain empty.
- The deacon or priest will invite congregants to exchange a sign of peace. However, a simple nod of the head or wave of the hand is sufficient for those outside your household.
- The Offertory baskets will not be passed in the pews, we invite you to place your offering at designated locations in the church before or after Mass.
- The distribution of Holy Communion with a cup will not return until the bishop permits.
Finally, please remember that the dispensation from Mass attendance continues: if you are sick for any reason, or you provide health care to a person who is sick at home, or you are concerned or fearful about being in a pew with others for worship - there is no obligation. Please keep holy the Lord's Day via TV or social media until you are free to congregate with us again.
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.
Week's Scripture Readings
Readings for the week of August 1, 2021
- Sunday: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 / Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 [24b] / Eph 4:17, 20-24 / Jn 6:24-35
- Monday: Nm 11:4b-15 / Ps 81:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 [2a] / Mt 14:13-21
- Tuesday: Nm 12:1-13 / Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 12-13 [cf. 3a] / Mt 14:22-36 or
- Mt 15: 1-2, 10-14
- Wednesday: Nm 13:1-2, 25—14:1, 26-29a, 34-35 / Ps 106:6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23 [4a] / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/080521.cfm
- Mt 15: 21-28
- Thursday: Nm 20:1-13 / Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9  / Mt 16:13-23
- Friday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 / Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9 [1a and 9a] / 2 Pt 1:16-19 / Mk 9:2-10
- Saturday: Dn 6:4-13 / Ps 18: 28, 3-4. 47 and 51 / Mk 17:14-20
- Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:4-8 / Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [9a] / Eph 4:30—5:2 / Jn 6:41-51
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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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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.
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.
Masses When Traveling
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