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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.
On Sunday June 11 we celebrate the Feast Day of the mystery of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit– the Most Holy Trinity. The Church teaches us that although there is only one God, yet, there are three Persons in God. The Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God, yet we do not speak of three Gods, but only one God. They have the same nature, substance, and being.
In the first week of June, Fr. Adam leaves for his vacation. He will be away for three months. During his absence, Fr. Dominic Baok, SVD will assist Fr. Yohanes in the parish ministries. We wish Fr. Adam a safe trip and much enjoyable time with his family and friends in Poland and expect him back at the end of August, the beginning of September 2017.
On Saturday May 6, 2017 the Youth Group of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church organized a fundraiser: "PRE-Mothers' Day Fashion Show" at the St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall, Back street.
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