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.

Nurses Week 2018

The St. Maarten Nurses Association will be hosting their Nurses Week from May 6th to May 12th under the theme NURSES: Transformational Leaders, Advocating for Quality Health Care. It has been the custom of the Nurses of St. Maarten to give God thanks in everything and host a thanksgiving service. This year the Nurses will join in our celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday, May 6th at 8:30 am at St. Martin of Tours Church in Philipsburg. Let us pray for all nurses that God guide their work and help them to find meaning in the service they offer.

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KNEELERS AND HYMNALS IN THE VARIOUS CHURCHES

KNEELERS IN THE VARIOUS CHURCHES

We are kindly requesting your cooperation to safeguard our church pews and kneelers, during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, prayers and meditation. After communion please put down and lift up the kneelers very softly and gently as your fellow parishioners are praying or meditating.

HYMNALS

Parishioners are also kindly asked not to bend the Hymnals
or the pages as markers while using them.

Holy Week 2018

The St. Martin of Tours Parish celebrated Holy Week 2018 in its three churches. Many parishioners and guests filled the churches to be witness to one, some or all of the celebrations. All experienced the services as impressive. For a pictorial of the Holy Week celebrations in the different churches, please click the picture.

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, April 22nd, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday."  The purpose of this day is to fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).  Please pray that young men and women of our island would hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.