The Catholic Community of St.Martin of Tours, Diocese of Willemstad, Curacao, welcomes you to our parish website. It is our hope that you will find the information you are searching for and more! We realize that our website is used not only by the local Catholics but also by others from around the world who visited our island and perhaps joined us at the Sunday Eucharist at one of the three churches located on the Dutch side of our island Sint Maarten, Philipsburg, Simpsonbay or South Reward.
The intent of this website is quite simple. We want to keep in contact with all you parishioners and international friends of the parish. We welcome your questions and suggestions. You are also invited to sign up to automatically receive our weekly parish bulletin. Just sign up by filling out your email address below, and submit.
May this website be a tool for the proclamation of the Gospel and a modest source for our continued growth and faith we share.
Couples planning for their church wedding during the months of October 2017 to February 2018 are encouraged to register before October 1, 2017 at the Center of Catechesis in the Parish Hall in Backstreet. Preparation classes are scheduled to start in the 2nd. week of October2017.
Dear friends it is that time of the year to start planning for the Rosary path. The path creates an opportunity to pray for situations in our life, our family, our country and the world as we pray the Holy Rosary. The Holy Rosary is part of our Catholic Faith. We will be walking paths representing local districts. The invitation to take part in the 2017 Rosary Path is extended to all in our parish and our community to come and walk with us and pray the Rosary. Rosaries will be provided to those persons who do not have one. This year's date is Saturday, October 7th at 5 am. We will be starting at certain designated locations which will be announced once permission has been received. Groups are especially encouraged to participate.
A preparatory meeting will be held on Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at 7pm in the Parish Hall in Backstreet.
Group representatives are especially invited to be part of the planning of this event.
On Sunday June 18 parishioners were introduced to Father Dominikus Baok, SVD. Fr Dominikus will help Father Yohanes during the period Father Adam is on leave.
Father Dominikus hails from Indonesia. His last parish was in West Virginia. He will start a 2 year TESOL course at the American University in Washington in which he will be taught to be a teacher for non-English speaking persons.
Father Dominikus will be with us till August 28.
His first impression of the Parish of St. Martin is great. He sees a lively parish in which persons take their responsibility for the betterment of the parish. He looks forward to joining our parish for a longer period of time in the future.