A group of men and women age 50 or older. Current membership is around 100. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month in the lower level at 11:30 a.m., followed by cake, coffee, and bingo. COME JOIN US.
The Funeral Luncheon Committee prepares and serves meals in Runge Hall after Funerals. They provide care and support at a difficult time for those in our parish. It allows those who are grieving to focus on their families and friends while the Funeral Luncheon Committee does the preparation and servicing of the post-funeral meal. Please contact the Funeral Luncheon coordinator if you have an interest in joining the group, even if you cannot come to the luncheons and just want to contribute a dish.
The St. Martin of Tours’ Women’s Club will focus on the Spiritual works, Charitable works, and Social Works of the women in our parish and community. In support of these efforts, the club will participate in periodic fundraising efforts to maintain the organization’s positive and economically functioning existence.
The St. Martin of Tours Men's Club provides an opportunity for the men of the parish to socialize and serve the parish in various ways.
Our activities each year include the Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, two Barbecues, two Chicken Dinners, and the Men's Christmas Party. We are also in charge of the parish Cornhole Tournaments and many other social events.
All men of the parish are welcomed and encouraged to join.
WE CAN represents Welcoming, Evangelizing, Communication, And Networking.
Our mission is to reach out to all who live within our parish boundaries and invite them to join us in prayer and friendship. Our calling is to share our message via personal contact, mailings, electronic signage, internet, web sharing, video, podcasts and social media. Our purpose is to administer to our parishioners, encourage new memberships, spread God’s word, enrich our parish life and embrace the needs of others recognizing the gifts and value of all members of the SMT family.
The Pastor, according to Canon Law (1281-1288), has among his responsibilities parish financial and temporal management. The Parish Finance Council (537) is a consultative body that assists the Pastor in meeting these obligations. Its members assist the pastor in the administration of parish temporal matters.
An active, well-formed Parish Finance Council is a key element for promoting the financial health of a parish. Although the Parish Finance Council does not have decision making authority, consultation is at the heart of the decision-making process – sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus.
Individuals who are interested in joining the Choir of St. Martin are always welcome. Interested members should have a basic ability to read music, must be able to match pitch and agree to attend weekly rehearsals. If you are interested in joining the choir, simply email Sr. Kathleen Donovan: [email protected].
The Choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday and at all major solemnities of the liturgical year. As cantors, they also assist the congregation in singing the chants and hymns of the liturgy at all other weekend Masses. Choir rehearsals are weekly from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
In addition to singing at the weekly 10:00 am Mass, the Choir sings for the following:
- Major Liturgical Celebrations
- Sunday closest to November 11—The Feast of St. Martin of Tours
- December 24 Vigil Mass
- December 25 Mass at Midnight
- Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
- Sacred Triduum
- Mass of the Lord’s Supper
- Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and
- Veneration of the Cross
- Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
- Easter Sunday
- Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The Parish Council is a representative group of parishioners who prayerfully discuss the needs of the parish community.
Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday evening of the months August through May, and on the third Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in November.
The Parish Council serves as a catalyst by which the people of St. Martin of Tours share in their common baptismal call to proclaim the Gospel, celebrate the liturgy, pray, serve the people of God, and build community.
The Tim Haber, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is offered to one 8th grade student at the end of the academic year whose virtue and faith exemplifies the spirit of Tim Haber, Jr. The recipient of this award is to be chosen by the Tim Haber, Jr. Scholarship Committee, and will be granted each year in June to a recipient who meets certain requirements.
We are pleased to announce that the Scholarship Grant Program at St. Martin of Tours will be continued into the 2020 school year. As beneficiaries of the St. Martin of Tours Scholarship Grant, your participation in the parish fundraisers is essential. Scholarships will be awarded to students attending PSR or Parochial Education.
Our PSR classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 o.m. at St. Andrew Church (309 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125). Our PSR is designed for children from K-8th Grade who attend public schools. Our PSR systematically and intentionally, within an age-appropriate and family sensitive curriculum, supports the right of every Baptized person to a religious education. Our PSR has a goal, a fully expressed Sacramental life, a satisfying prayer life, and a life integrated with the moral teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for non-baptized persons or persons baptized in another Christian Tradition who are considering entrance into the Catholic Church. If you are interested in becoming Catholic, contact Father Waldman directly for one-on-one instruction.
Mission Statement: We, the members of the St. Martin of Tours Respect Life Group, commit ourselves to prayer, education, and action in defense of human life. It is our mission to foster in our Parish community an awareness of the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death. We are dedicated to observing and promoting the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on all life issues, including abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, assisted suicide, and stem cell research.
This group attempts to carry out Our Lord's mandate: to help those in need. They organize what help can be given to those within our parish boundaries. Monthly meetings are held, discussing assistance to be given, with all matters remaining confidential.