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On Sunday September 24 the celebrations for Catechist Sunday 2016 was concluded in the St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall with a light breakfast. This years theme: "Prayer: The faith Prayed", invites all Catechists and Catholic school teachers to devote themselves to a deeper study and practice of prayer for their own spiritual good and for the good of those they serve.
The festivities had started on Saturday September 24th with a "Holy Hour before the blessed sacrament" at 6 AM in the St. Martin of Tours Church. Afterwards the group enjoyed a "light breakfast" at the Parish Hall.
On Sunday all Catechists renewed their commitment to the teaching of Catechesis during the 8:30 AM Mass in Philipsburg. They also received their certificate of commitment.
In a concluding word both Reverend Father Adam, SVD, and Mr. Claudewick Peterson, President of the Parish Council, addressed the group expressing their gratitude for the work that is done in the parish.
For a pictorial, please click the picture.
The annual Novena of our Lady of La Salette started on Saturday September 10 with the renewal of the LaSalette promise by the members of the La Salette prayer group. Afterwards Father Adam introduced Fr. Elveau Augustine from the Commonwealth of Dominica who is the preacher for this year's novena. The novena continues till Monday September 19th. All interested are invited to join the La Salette Prayer group on one or more days of the novena at the parish church of the St. Martin of Tours parish in Frontstreet. (For some more pictures, please click the photo)
The Parish of St. Martin of Tours is actively looking for Proclaimers of the Word of God (a reader) at one of our liturgical celebrations. Interested persons can leave their name at the Parish Office. The Risen Christ Church needs 4 Readers, The St. Martin of Tours Church needs 2 readers for Saturday Mass and 1 Reader for Sunday Mass while the Mary Star of the Sea Church needs 2 readers. If you are the parishioner that can lead us in spreading the word of God, we would like you to contact either one of the priests or the parish office.
Registration for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation continues at the office of the Catechetical Center from Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Requirements for First Communion are: Baptismal Certificate and a copy of Passport from parents and child. Requirements for Confirmation are: Baptismal Certificate and copy of Passport from the parents, Baptismal Certificate, First Communion Certificate and copy of Passport from the child. We also require Baptismal Certificate, Confirmation Certificate and copy of Passport from godparents. Registration fee: Fls. 36,00 or $ 20.00. All classes are beginning during the week of September 5th.