Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Posada

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Join us after school  on Wednesday December 17th for a fun Christmas Celebration!

We will celebrate with the Traditional Posada (when Mary and Jose are asking for shelter on their way to Bethlehem).

Children will be representing Mary, Joseph, the angels and shepherds as they go around singing Christmas Carols, knocking on doors and asking for a place where Jesus can be born. We will even have a real donkey walking with them!

At the end, we have a joyful celebration and the breaking of a piñata. Join us afterwards in the Parish Hall for hot chocolate and cookies.

  • Kids are welcome to dress up as angels or shepherds :)

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SMT LIFE MINISTRY EVENT OCTOBER 7 AT 10:30 AM
Oct
7
10:30 AM10:30

SMT LIFE MINISTRY EVENT OCTOBER 7 AT 10:30 AM

Let’s have a Bubbly Good Time!

Raise your bubbly drinks in support of Foster children, adoption, and new Moms!

La Marca Prosecco for the adults and Martinelli’s Cider for the kids

After the Family Mass

Sunday, October 7th at 10:30 AM

 

Bubbly drinks, Suzie cakes cupcakes, and Philz coffee by SMT Life Ministry and… A scrumptious bagel spread from the 6th grade class

 *Learn more about Foster care, Adoption, new Moms and ways to support them *Pick a card from our Prayer Trees! * Visit the Kids activity corner with Jennifer from Sunday School to make cards for the various agencies SMT supports throughout the year. *Bring some stuff to support foster kids in group homes!

 

List of items includes:

Towels and washcloths in neutral colors (new) ~ Twin size sheet sets (400 count or higher) ~ Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, or Kohl’s for kids clothes ~ Paper plates, napkins, plastic cutlery, zipper sandwich bags, and paper towels (to pack lunches for picnics, activities, and outings) ~ Bead and Jewelry making kits ~ Girls and boys socks adult size 8-11 (new) ~ All sizes of girl’s and teen underwear (new) ~ All sizes of boy’s and small men’s underwear (new) ~ Small and XL men’s t-shirts (new) ~ Dove or Ivory bar soap or shower gel (regular or large sizes)

 

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Catechetical Sunday ~ SMT Children's Faith Formation Resumes
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Catechetical Sunday ~ SMT Children's Faith Formation Resumes

Our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd sessions will resume.  Please contact the parish office or send an email to info@saintmartinoftours.com.  

 

CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to the religious formation for children ages 3 to 12 that is rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.

Beginning in 1954, Sofia Cavalletti, a Hebrew and Scripture scholar and member of the Vatican commission for Jewish-Christian relations, and her colleague, professor Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori trained educator, developed the Catechesis by observing and working with children at the Children’s Centre in Rome, Italy. Children gather with catechists in an “Atrium”, a space prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials. They use these items to help them absorb the most essential proclamations of our Catholic faith. CGS is presently used in over 37 countries around the world, and many Dioceses throughout the United States.

“If we want to help the child grow near to God, we should, with patience and courage...seek to go always closer to the vital nucleus of things. This requires study and prayer. The child himself will be our teacher if we know how to observe him.”

~Sofia Cavalletti

THE ATRIA AT SAINT MARTIN OF TOURS

SMT introduced Catechesis of the Good Shepherd into our Faith Formation in the fall of 2016. Within this time, we have watched the children grow in their faith through exploring scripture and liturgy materials. They work at their own pace with the materials that set afire within them the love of God. Our catechists help the children explore the lessons in the atrium, drawing focus on items following the liturgical year. Children can work in groups and individually. They plan prayer services, read scripture stories, explore the prayers and structure of the Mass, explore the geography of the land of Israel, and ponder the Kingdom of God and the many gifts that God has given us.  In the Atrium children are invited to become collaborators in the building of this Kingdom.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) If you have relatives or friends who are not Catholic and who may be interested in becoming Catholic, please have them contact Fr. Donie at 310-892-5800 or at doniekay@aol.com

Our RCIA meetings include those who have not been baptized, as well as those already baptized in other Christian denominations. Classes begin on September 10th at 7:30pm in room 1 and continue weekly.

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Altar Server Retreat
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Altar Server Retreat

New and returning servers are invited to attend our first Altar Server Retreat for the 2018/19 year.  We invite all incoming 3rd grade students interested in learning about becoming an Altar Server to join us for a their Observation year.  4th grade and above are invited to server.  Please contact Rachel at smtaltarserver@saintmartinoftours.com for information or to register as a new server.

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Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Dear Parishioners:

Our 10th annual Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Scholl Canyon. This will be the fifth Gordon Tuthill Memorial Tournament. This year, we are trying to encourage more support for the tournament by allowing sponsors and golfers to choose where their funds are to be distributed by choosing between Tuition Support, Respect Life, or Veterans. Respect Life funds will go to Lila Rose at www.liveaction.org and to KofC purchases of ultrasound equipment. Veteran support will be directed to programs at the West LA Veteran’s hospital. Tuition Support will go to Resurrection Parish School. For details, please visit out                   website: www.stmartinoftourskofc.org or email me directly at drjjsalz@gmail.com

 

Thanks for your support Knights of Columbus Council 14660.

 

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Special Collection ~ Priest Retirement Fund
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Special Collection ~ Priest Retirement Fund

Have you ever wondered what happens to our priests after they retire from teaching, preaching, and serving on a regular basis? Where do they go? Who takes care of them? What do they need? Like us, they desire rest and have needs for care and medical treatment as they grow older. Unlike most of us, though, their modest salaries were never meant to provide for them after many years of service. Your gift to the Priest Retirement Fund is a meaningful investment and true blessing for the care and comfort of our spiritual fathers as they enter the later chapters in life.   Visit prfla.org to learn more

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2018 Confirmation with Bishop Clark
May
20
5:30 PM17:30

2018 Confirmation with Bishop Clark

Please pray for the SMT children and young people who are preparing to receive their Sacraments in May. 
  
A Prayer for the young people preparing for Confirmation  on Sunday, May 20th at 5:30 pm:   All-powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ by water and the Holy Spirit, you freed your sons and daughters from sin and gave them new life. Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide. Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence. Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  

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First Holy Communion for the Children
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

First Holy Communion for the Children

Congratulations to our St. Martin of Tours First Communicants

Please pray for the SMT children and young people who are preparing to receive their Sacraments in May. For the children preparing for their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 6th at 9:30 am: O Jesus, who hast loved us with such exceeding great love as to give us the ineffable gift of the Holy Eucharist, inflame us with a burning zeal to promote Thy glory by preparing worthily the little children who are to approach Thy holy table for the first time. Protect, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, these young souls from the assaults of evil, strengthen their faith, increase their love and endow them with all the virtues that will make them worthy to receive Thee.

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Catholic Courses with Fr. Ben
Apr
19
to Jun 14

Catholic Courses with Fr. Ben

Catholic Courses with Fr. Ben

***PLEASE NOTE THE NEW START DATE***

8 Weeks
April 19th - June 14th
Thursday Evenings at 7pm
Rectory Conference Room

New Catholic Courses 8 week series with Fr. Ben.  Meeting weekly on Thursday, April 19th thru June 14th at 7 pm in the Rectory Conference Room.  This course will be done in two parts, first covering the Book of Daniel for 4 weeks, followed by 4 weeks with the Book of Revelation.  Please join us for this new class.  To register call the parish office at 310.476.7403 or email to rsvp@saintmartinoftours.com

Part 1:  The Book of Daniel invites the reader to explore a unique chapter in salvation history. Today’s Christians can feel intimidated by society’s increasing disdain for religion, something which Daniel understood all too well. God’s faithfulness to Daniel during his persecutions and sufferings is the same faithfulness he offers us today. Daniel is thus a very timely book for today’s Christians, reminding us of the unchanging nature of God’s love and fidelity, even in the midst of darkness.

Part 2:  Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem. sets the record straight with an authentic Catholic interpretation of the Book of Revelation. He gives you three keys to understanding the Book of Revelation and offers sustaining hope for Christians who have experienced or will experience the trials and persecutions that have always accompanied the Church. In addition to discussing the end of the world, Fr. McBride presents authentic Catholic teaching on topics including the Rapture, the "mark of the beast," the Antichrist, the thousand years of peace, and more in this course, Unveiling the Apocalypse.

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Holy Week 2018
Mar
25
to Apr 1

Holy Week 2018

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE   - 2018     

PALM SUNDAY
        Saturday (3/24)   5:30 PM
        Sunday (3/25)     7:30 AM
                                     9:30 AM (Mass begins outside – in front of the Church on Sunset)                                        11:30 AM  (Mass begins outside – in front of the Church on Sunset)                                        5:30 PM  (Mass begins outside – in front of the Church on Sunset)    

CONFESSION
     Monday (3/26)        7pm – 8pm Fr. Donie
     Tuesday (3/27)       7pm – 8pm Fr. Ben

There will be no Confession from Thursday through Easter.

TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY (3/29/2018)
No Morning Mass
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM   Fr. Ben  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the Mass in the Parish Center until 10:00 PM

 GOOD FRIDAY (3/30/2018)   
No Morning Mass
  Divine Mercy Chaplet      12:00 PM         Fr. Ben
  Stations of the Cross       1:00 PM           Fr. Ben
  Good Friday Liturgy         2:00 PM           Fr. Ben   Traditional Choior

HOLY SATURDAY  (3/31/2018)     
No Morning Mass
  EASTER VIGIL  7:30 PM  Fr. Donie  Traditional Choir

EASTER SUNDAY (4/1/2018)
7:30 AM   No music                
9:30 AM   Family Mass – Easter Eggs Hunt        
11:30 AM Traditional Choir     
5:30 PM   Band                       

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63rd Annual Leprechaun Ball
Feb
13
to Mar 11

63rd Annual Leprechaun Ball

Masquerade Party

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Six O'clock in the Evening
Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica
~Black Tie and Mask Optional~
 
Please visit www.smtschool.net and click on the green Leprechaun Ball button to purchase tickets, make a donation, purchase raffle tickets, or feel free to reach out personally to get involved.
 
 

 

 

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Wine Tasting Extravaganza
Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Tasting Extravaganza

The Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus is proud to announce the hosting of their 13th annual Wine Tasting Extravaganza.  Celebrate the Wines of California and enjoy fine company and fine dining at St. Martin of Tours Church.  Festivities commence at 6:30 pm, Saturday February 10, 2018 in the Parish Hall.  The cost is $40 per person.  Net proceeds to benefit Veterans, Military Chaplains Fund, Police and Fire, And tuition support for the Children of Veterans.

Raffle, Silent Auction, Live Auction

RSVP:  jimcarcich@att.net

 

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