Mass schedule (almost) fully restored

With the exception of the 7:00 AM Holy Mass in Simpson Bay on Wednesday October 25, 2017, all Masses are back to their pre-Irma schedule. Please click HERE to see the full schedule.

 

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.

 

How S.V.D. came to St Maarten

We read in the book SOUALIGA CATHOLICA  that the first and the second priest in our parish were Dutch diocesan priests, not members of a religious order or congregation. They served our community from 1841 till 1887, Father ten Brink 15 years and then Father Nieuwenhuis  for no less than 34 years.  After them there was a long list of Dutch Dominicans, members of the Order of Preachers.  In 1978  Father Heillegger opened the row of Antillean and Filipino diocesan priests and since 2005 the Missionaries of the Divine Word (SVD) are in charge of the parish of St Martin of Tours. How did this worldwide congregation found their way to our island ?

 

To find the answer please click on Father Thomas.

 

 

 

 

"St. Michael, the Archangel", a daily prayer

After Holy Mass we pray the prayer of St. Michael, the Archangel. 

Saint Michael the Archangel, 
defend us in battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, 
by the Divine Power of God, 
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

The history of the St. Michael prayer goes back two centuries. 
to know the reasons behind this beautiful prayer we kindly ask you to visit our Church teachings page.