Prayer for protection

God, our Father, Creator and Lord of the Universe, you have set the earth on its foundation and all elements of nature obey your command. You give food to all flesh, cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain to the earth ─ We humbly beseech you Lord, Most High, to keep us safe from all dangers and to calm all the storms of life that threaten us: especially the attack of whirlwinds and tornadoes, the calamity and destruction of hurricanes, the din and damage of hail storms, the striking of thunderbolts and lightning, and the devastation of floods and tidal waves.May we be secure in your loving protection, seek your Will in all our experiences, and serve you always with grateful hearts. We ask this through Christ, our Lord, Amen.

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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.

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.