Youth matters

-“The Little friends of Jesus” was installed as members of the Music Ministry in our Parish.

-The following groups participated in the Youth Mass on Sunday March 31, 2019
1. Little Friends of Jesus – Music ministry
2. The St. Joseph School Choir- They sang the Meditation song
3. The Youth Group – They” did the readings, announcements, prayers of the Faithful and were ushering.
4. The Confirmation candidates Year 2, Philipsburg Campus were in charge of the collection and participated in the offertory.

Please click the St. Joseph School Choir for more pictures

Installation of Altar Servers

New members installation

On January 26th, 2019 could have been a regular vigil Mass at the Saint Martin of Tours church,  Philipsburg. But there was something special added. On that day 6 candidate altar servers where officially installed into the ministry of altar servers. The candidates installed for the 2018-2019 school year are:

  • Charlynaisha John (St Dominic Primary School)
  • Josue Reales (St Joseph Primary School)
  • Justice Barlette (Sr Borgia Elementary School)
  • Nichelle Richardson (St Dominic Primary School)
  • Royce Fernandez (St Dominic Primary School)
  • Tiara Hodge (St Joseph Primary School)

The candidates formed part of he entrance procession and went to their reserved pews while Fr Adam and the other altar servers serving that day went up on the sanctuary. The Mass continued as normal until after the homily when the installation of the candidates took place. The coordinator of the ministry was called forth. From the ambo the coordinator called the candidates by name to come forward and stand in front of the altar, facing the congregation.

Raising their right hands they were asked by Fr Adam about their seriousness and devotion in joining the ministry to which they promised in front of everyone present in church. After making their promises and the congregation being witness to it, one by one they went to the altar where each received their own certificate to sign. Thereafter they went into the sacristy and came back out standing in front of the altar wearing their albs ready to serve.

Together they all received their final  blessings where a prayer was done over them and being blessed with holy water. The congregation welcomed the newest members of the ministry who stayed on the sanctuary to serve the remainder of the mass together with the other altar servers. Click the picture for more of this evening.

 

 

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.

Sing to the Glory of God; JOIN A CHOIR!

Body and Soul Band extends a warm welcome to all parishioners who love to sing and would like to share their talent with others to join the group. Interested persons please call Fedlyn Lloyd at 580-2895 or Ann Joseph at 527-3895
Parents who are interested in letting their children join The Little Friends of Jesus Choir, please contact Yolette Hasink at 581- 6615 or Ann Joseph at 5273895.

 

Wedding bells at the church?

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.

 

Contact Us

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish

Address : Frontstreet 51, Philipsburg
Country : Sint Maarten
Phone : +1 (721) 542-2303
Fax : +1 (721) 542-5892
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