Catholic Courses with Fr. Ben
Apr
19
to Aug 3

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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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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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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St. Vincent De Paul Bundle Sunday
Jan
28
7:30 AM07:30

St. Vincent De Paul Bundle Sunday

Our Parish is having a Bundle Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. Please bring your usable clothing and usable household items on this day. Their truck will be here at our Church parking lot. Please help them in their endless efforts to assist the needy. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances. Please call (323) 224-6280 or (800) 974-3571 for a free special pick-up at your home. Please help us the lives of local children & families in need.

Thank you!

 

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Enrichment Series
Jan
15
to Apr 23

Enrichment Series

A new Enrichment Series entitled “Christian Witness” focuses on the effect of Christ’s life  and teaching on humanity.

DVD Presentations include:

“Restless Heart”  - The Confessions of St. Augustine
“Entertaining Angels”  - The Life of Dorothy Day
“A Time for Miracles”  - The Story of Elizabeth Seton
“Serra”  - The Missionary Work of Junipero Serra
“Footsteps in the Wilderness” -  The North American Martyrs
“St. Philip Neri” - His Work among the Poor Youth of his day
“Monsieur Vincent” - The Inspiration for the St. Vicent de Paul Society
“Amazing Grace” - The Story of William Wilberforce
“St. Peter” - His Life and Times
“St. Paul” -  His Life and Times
“From Christ to Constantine” -  Trial and Testimony of the Early Church
“The Face” - Jesus in Art

Classes begin with Fr. Donie on Monday, January 15th at 7:30 pm and continue weekly.

 

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City of Saints Teen Conference
Jan
2
to Jan 31

City of Saints Teen Conference

All youth of high school age are invited to attend the 4th annual City of Saints Teen Conference August 3-5, 2018 at the University of California, Los Angeles. City of Saints Teen Conference is hosted by Archbishop Jose Gomez and the Office of Religious Education at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It is a wonderful local opportunity for young people to engage in their faith, and leave empowered to live as saints within their communities. Cost is $210 per participant and includes their registration, food, and housing. Space is limited, so act fast! Find out more by visiting their website at www.cityofsaints.org.

To register, contact Rhiannon Jensen in the Faith Formation Office at 317.476.7403 or email rhiannon@saintmartinoftours.com

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Christmas Bags for the Homeless
Dec
10
8:00 AM08:00

Christmas Bags for the Homeless

The Committee for the Poor is accepting donations for their annual Christmas Bag Collection for the Homeless.  

In past years, we have raised approximately $25,000.00 during the month of November to fill 2,000 or more Christmas backpacks which are distributed through the works of many Catholic organizations.

Donate today through the Give tab at the top of the page.  Please indicate "Committee for the Poor" under special instructions.

And Join us on December 10th in the Parish Center to assemble the more than 2000 bags!  8 to Noon.  

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Advent Wreath Making
Dec
3
8:00 AM08:00

Advent Wreath Making

Come Make an Advent Wreath! Start your Advent in a special way for you and your family. Please join us on Sunday, December 3, anytime between 8am until 1 pm in the Parish Center. It's EASY! It's FUN! Learn to make your own traditional Advent wreaths. All supplies for the fresh wreaths will be provided. A $15.00 per wreath contribution to help cover the cost of supplies is suggested. There will also be an 11 am Advent Prayer Service in the Parish Center for families to have their wreaths blessed. We look forward to seeing you there! ~ Cynthia Velky and Erin Lynch

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Distribute Thanksgiving Food at Resurrection Church
Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

Distribute Thanksgiving Food at Resurrection Church

Join the Committee for the Poor Wednesday , November 22nd at 10am at Resurrection Church 3324 E. Opal Street Los Angeles 90023 to distribute Thanksgiving food items   to families in need.  

We will meet  in the  Resurrection Church   parking lot at 10am and serve for  approximately 2 hours. This is also a   suitable activity for older children. 

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Coat Drive ~ Committee For the Poor
Nov
12
7:30 AM07:30

Coat Drive ~ Committee For the Poor

ONE DAY ONLY - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH In the spirit of St Martin of Tours our Patron Saint whose Memorial we celebrate November 11th and who gave half his cloak to a poor man, the Committee for the Poor will collect new and gently used warm items (coats, blankets ,sleeping bags ,beanies etc.) for St Joseph’s Center Homeless Services. Please drop off your donation items at the Parish Patio on November 12th only. Thank You!!!

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Lantern Walk
Nov
9
5:15 PM17:15

Lantern Walk

Join the Parish and School Communities as we celebrate the feast of St. Martin of Tours with our annual Lantern Walk and Dinner.

Lantern making and activities begin in the Parish Center at 5:15 pm
Play on the steps at dusk with a lantern walk
Dinner to follow in the Parish Center

Please enter using the upper 2 gates and upper parking lot only. The lower gate will be closed for the safety of the children for this event.

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40 Days for Life
Sep
27
to Nov 5

40 Days for Life

You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization!  Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 750,000 volunteers! Praise God for these victories;  proven results from 20 coordinated campaigns:   13,305 babies saved from abortion, 154 abortion workers converted, 89 abortion centers closed.  

Here’s how to take part:
Vigil location: Outside FPA located at 12304 Santa Monica Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA   90025
Vigil hours: 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday and Saturdays 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Local contact: Joseph Schirripa 310 472 4300 Schirripa@prodigy.net  

40daysforlife.com/Los Angeles

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Sep
25
to Mar 31

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 in September and continue weekly.

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