Welcome to the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish

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.

Baptism

As of February, the celebrations of the Sacrament of Baptism in our parish will be on 1st Sundays in Philipsburg and 3rd Sundays in South Reward.

 

The Parish of St. Martin of Tours is registering children between the ages of 4 to 12 years (Primary school age) for the Sacrament of Baptism. The registration will end by the end of January. Please check with the Center for Catechesis and Parish Office for more information. 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed this year from January 18 to 25. We are all invited during this week, to join with the people around the world to pray for Christian unity. The theme for this year celebration is: “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us,” inspired by 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. The passage invites Christians around the world to celebrate God’s reconciling grace, to recognize the pain of the deep divisions which afflict the Church, and urges us to become ambassadors of Christ’s message of reconciliation. There will be an ECUMENICAL SERVICE organized by the Christian Council of St. Maarten/St. Martin (comprising the Anglican, Methodist, Moravian, Roman Catholic and Salvation Army) on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25th at 7:00 PM at the St. Martin of Tours Church in Philipsburg. Come join in worship with other Christian brothers and sisters. 

Three Kings 2017

On Saturday January 7 the feast of the Three Kings was celebrated with the youth of our Parish. After the parade on the Boardwalk the group led by the Three Kings came to the parish church where father Adam welcomed them. He explained the attentive audience the meaning of the Three Kings. Afterwards father Adam blessed the gifts the children had received in the past Christmas. The children had also brought an extra gift to be given to the needy children. The K1 Britannia Foundation received the gifts on Sunday in the Parish Hall and promised to make sure that the presents would go to needy children.
On Saturday the party was closed off with drinks and a cup cake. One of the cup cakes contained a bean which was found by one of the younger members of the group. She came up on stage to receive her special present from the three kings.

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Closing of the Christmas Season

On Saturday evening the 2016 Christmas season was closed of with a pageant of the students in the different parish programs. An appreciative crowd witnessed a talent explosion of the various youth groups in our parish.

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