St. Martin of Tours Parish
Welcome to St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish and to Autumn in Valley City! You are most welcome to visit us here online or to join us at Mass any Sunday. Catholics seeking a spiritual home centered on Jesus Christ and his works are welcome to contact our parish staff to assist you and your family.
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 - 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
Federal Holidays - 9:00 am
(Masks are optional)
Closed Saturday/Federal Holidays
ADORATION CHAPEL HOURS
Tuesday & Thursday 9a-4:30p
Wednesday & Friday 7:30a-4:30p
Anniversary Mass with Bishop Malesic
We are truly grateful for Bishop Edward Malesic's presence with us and ministry as we celebrated our 20th Anniversary of Dedication of the parish's fifth church, the burning of its mortgage, and the annual feast of our patron, St. Martin of Tours. Click the link below for photos of the day.
Thank you for your many donations of gently used coats and jackets. The organization ONE HOPE has collected all your donations and will distribute them to adults and children in need this winter.
We are unable to accept any more donations at this time. However, in the spirit of St. Martin of Tours, who shared his cloak with a man in need and found he had served Christ, we hope to repeat this coat/jacket drive next year.
God bless you for your participation in this corporal Work of Mercy.
IOP Holiday Craft Show
The Infant of Prague Holiday Craft Show will return this Saturday, November 19,
after a two years hiatus due to the pandemic. We will have over 60 craft displays, food, and available baked goods. Join us in the St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall.
St Martin FOOD PANTRY
St. Martin's life was changed by an act of charity to a poor man. Following the Gospel Call of Jesus as St. Martin did. Our volunteer parishioners continue the work of providing food supplies through our Food Pantry to those in need. No appointment is necessary.
The St. Martin of Tours FOOD PANTRY (1824 Station Rd.) is open on the following Thursdays between Noon - 2:00pm.
December 8 for sure, and possibly December 22 as well
If you can help us restock the shelves of our parish pantry, you would be a blessing to many who call on us for food. For your convenience click the following link for a recent FOOD PANTRY SHOPPING LIST. Next time you are out grocery shopping please pick up something from our shopping list. Drop off the pantry items 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!
Next PSR Sunday In-person Sessions is November 6 at 9:00am
in the parish school. Please join us for the 10:30 Mass with our Bishop, Edward C. Malesic, to celebrate our Dedication Anniversary.
Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation
begins in early 2023.
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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 a 5 part series entitled "The Faithful Revolution". These five hours highlight the documents and activities of the Second Vatican Council. It is a wonderful perspective and explanation of the Council by persons who attended or were involved with the Council.
Week's Scripture Readings
Readings for the week of December 4, 2022
- Sunday: Is 11:1-10 / Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 / Rom 15:4-9 / Mt 3:1-12
- Monday: Is 35:1-10 / Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 / Lk 5:17-26
- Tuesday: Is 40:1-11 / Ps 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13 / Mt 18:12-14
- Wednesday: Is 40:25-31 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10 / Mt 11:28-30
- Thursday: Gn 3:9-15, 20 / Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 / Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 / Lk 1:26-38
- Friday: Is 48:17-19 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 / Mt 11:16-19
- Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 / Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19 / Mt 17:9a, 10-13
- Next Sunday: Is 35:1-6a, 10 / Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 / Jas 5:7-10 / Mt 11:2-11
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 Mike Lanzer for more information.
Men's Prayer Hour
Last 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 informatin.
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.
Knitting Circle - Resumes March 1, 2022
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.
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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.
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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.
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.