Get Involved

 Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God's people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church's life.”—Communities of Salt and Light, p. 1

 
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It is natural to think that because the Church is well established there are already “people” doing every job within the parish. Truly, without the help and support of those of us in the pews, it would be very difficult indeed! SMT parish needs each of us to help in supporting our pastor and his associates to do the crucial work of our Lord and his Church.

As a parish reliant on prayer, the best way to serve your parish is with your active participation in Mass every weekend and Holy Days of Obligation. By joining your prayers to those of your fellow parishioners, and showing by your presence how important it is to participate in the eucharistic life of your parish, you strengthen the entire Body of Christ.

 
 

Liturgical Ministries

 

 St Paul reminds us that although we are one body, God has given each of us a uniquely different gift. Can you carry a tune? Perhaps the Music ministry is for you? Like to meet and greet? How about our Hospitality Ministry or ushering at a weekend Mass? Have a gift for public speaking? Sign up for Lector training. Bringing Christ to others through the Eucharistic Ministry, the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ is a great powerful and humbling honor.

While at Mass and in your personal prayer time, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in other ways you can serve your parish, either through a ministry or one of our outreach committees. Take an honest look at your God given talents and strengths, and reflect on how you can best use them for His great glory.

 
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Liturgical Ministries

  • Altar Servers - Get your kids involved, sign them up to help serve at Mass
  • Eucharistic
  • Lectors
  • Ushers
  • Sacristans
  • Music Ministries
  • Hospitality

Catechism

 

A catechist is a teacher of the principles of Christian religion, especially one using a catechism by definition, but much more in practice. It is the responsibility and calling of every Catholic to share our faith with others. What better way to do this than through one of our catechetical programs here at SMT. You will grow and learn even more in your faith as you walk with others on their journey to draw closer to God. We encourage you to prayerfully consider joining one of our formation teams, working either with children, youth, or adults.   

 

 

Committee for the Poor

‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’  Mt 25:40

 
 

 

Respect Life

Human Dignity

 

The St. Martin of Tours Respect Life Ministry focuses on the dignity of all humans, from conception to natural death. This ministry is regularly involved in pro-life efforts including 40 Days for Life prayer vigils at abortion clinics, gifts to expectant moms at St. Anne’s pregnancy home, feeding of the homeless, participation in the ADLA One Life LA event and regular attendance at diocesan training and leadership events, as well as coordinating and hosting educational events related to life issues. In addition, the ministry chairperson shares current social justice information with parishioners through the bulletin to disseminate relevant developments and church doctrine on a variety of issues relating to the dignity of all life.

The ministry meets a few times a year and is open to anyone who is interested. Please contact the parish office for more information.

 

 
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Sick and Homebound

also known as Outreach

 

The Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick/Homebound (aka Outreach) has been trained in the proper way to obtain the Eucharist from our church and to bring it to sick and homebound parishioners.  Each minister has a pyx to contain the Host, and a booklet with the prayers for giving Communion to the homebound.  Requests for a Eucharistic visit can be made by emailing or by calling the Parish Office at 310-476-7403.

This is a very rewarding ministry, and the joy and gratitude the Eucharistic ministers receive from those to whom we bring Christ  in the Eucharist makes it a joy to be a part of this work.

 

 
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Knights of Columbus

To inquire, please contact the Knights of Columbus directly


 

Safeguard the Children

VIRTUS TRAINING: Mandatory for all volunteers

 

Per Archdiocese policies we need to have all parish volunteers participate in the Virtus Training.  This includes: ushers, mass coordinators, choir, lectors, Eucharistic ministers – basically, any volunteer regardless if they are working with adults OR children.  For those working or interacting with children in any capacity they will also need to sign the Guidelines for Adults Interacting with Minors Form each year of service, and complete the Live Scan fingerprinting process.  These records will be kept in the parish office upon completion.

In the meantime if you or your volunteers would like to attend training at another site, a list of locations may be found below.  If you are working in any capacity with minors, this will includes but not limited to—catechists, mass coordinators, and altar server coordinators—you also need to complete the Live Scan Fingerprinting. Please note that if you have not yet been trained or if your training has expired you will not able to volunteer until you attend a new training. If you attend training at a different location you must send in a copy of your certificate to the parish office.