Saint Martin of Tours Parish

Roman Catholic Church 

5450 Roosevelt Boulevard      Philadelphia, PA 19124

Office: 215-535-2962              Fax: 215-535-3091

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

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- From Your Pastor -

Father John Meyers

 

 

My Dear Parishioners:

          Recently, I was contacted by a representative of “Friends of Farmworkers”, http://www.friendsfw.org/, an organization that offers assistance to Pennsylvania’s low-income farm workers.  The reason for contacting me was the need for a meeting space to talk with an Asian woman who may be a victim of human trafficking.  I am aware from news reports that these things go on, but this brought this tragedy very close to home.  How is it possible for in our “enlightened age” people can tolerate the existence of this terrible crime against humanity? 

     Black History Month invites us to consider not just the horrors of the slave trade  in earlier centuries, but the reality that there are lessons humanity has yet to truly learn about human dignity - where it is endangered anywhere, it endangers all of us.  While we are not directly responsible for the multi-national industry that continues to enslave the poor, we do need to be responsive to the real human needs of those around us. 

     Some work in big organizations, others by simply noticing the poor, the homeless, and the marginalized along our way.  So with St. Peter we say, “Silver and gold I have not, but what I have, I give you!” (Acts 3:6)  A look of compassion, a kind word, offer of food or other assistance may be just the thing to begin a new age of miracles among us. 

- Fr. John

 


 

Information for the 2013 - 2014 School Year!

School office:  215-535-2962 x 420.

The School's Website is full of information!

Click Here for the School Information Page

 


Our Sunday Mass schedule is as follows:

 

Saturday Vigil:

  • 4:00 pm - English Mass

  • 7:30 pm - Portuguese Mass

Sunday:

  • 8:00 am - English Mass

  • 10:00 am - Spanish Mass

  • 12:00 noon - English Mass

1:30 pm Baptisms:

  • 2nd Sunday - Spanish

  • 4th Sunday - English

- Fr. John


     One of the many delightful things I have learned about this parish is our presence on the Internet.  Facebook also has a parish presence as well.  While I don’t have a lot of time to spend on the Internet, it is nice to know that we are well represented there.  I want to encourage you to share this information with family and friends.

Sadly, the Internet has a lot of content that is unhealthy for human consumption, but there are a few things I'd like to share with you that have been helpful to me:

· SACRED SPACE – is a site developed and maintained by the Irish Jesuits that offers a very simple plan for daily meditation based on the scriptures of the liturgical year.  While I cannot claim to use it every day, I do have it set as my “home page” as a way to keep this valuable tool for personal prayer handy.  I have never used it without great benefit and I am sure that you will find it helpful as well.

· REAL CATHOLIC TV – A series of messages regarding the present and future state of the Catholic Church may sometimes seem a bit harsh, but Michael Voris does have a message form a lay point of view that deserves to be heard.

· THE VATICAN also has a very interesting website that deserves attention.  Pope Benedict has been teaching a great deal on a wide range of subjects that deserve our attention. 

Enjoy! 

- Fr. John


 

May 1, 2011 was Mercy Sunday.  It was also the beatification of Karol Josef Wojtyla, Blessed John Paul II.  It was on Mercy Sunday of 2001 that Pope John Paul II designated Divine Mercy Sunday a celebration for the universal Church.

 

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Volunteers Needed..


We are in need of volunteers to maintain our appearance and enhance our liturgies - painters, cleaners, singers and musicians.  Whatever your talent, we'd love to have you!  All are welcomed!  Please contact the following people if you are able to help.

Decorating the Church - Fr. Meyers             Sewing Liturgical Items - Kathleen Coleman
Cleaning/Painting/Repairs - Mr. Rick Kirk      Lectors - Fr. Small                                 CYO/Altar Servers - Fr. Emmons                          School Volunteers - S. Ellen Giardino   Gardening - Barbara Knobbs
Singers & Musicians - Darlene Silbering

We can always use volunteers for various odd jobs. Please call the rectory if you are interested at:  (215) 535-2962 

 

  Thank You !

 

 

GOING GREEN AT SMT !

Attention School Families and Parishioners:

Job well done! 

Our Paper Recycling Program is doing well..

 

We made $1,347.35 on our recycling bin this past year. Thank you to all who contributed. Please continue to use the recycling bin for all your papers, books etc.

 

This is another way of helping your Parish and School.

Keep up the good work!

Bring all your old paper, newspapers and magazines to the SMT Parking Lot.  You'll find a HUGE BIN to deposit your waste paper.  Turn your TRASH into CASH and help SMT raise some much needed funds!

 

 

Click above to download a copy

We invite all to deposit their household paper, newspapers, catalogs, magazines, old mail, school and office papers.

Bins are for everyone in the community to use!

 

 

RECTORY OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Friday:  9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday:  3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday:  9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

(215) 535-2962 Ext. 401

SCRIP PROGRAM - CLICK HERE


 

Come See Sandy Zaleski for all your

Notary Public Needs !

 

Monday to Friday from 9AM to 4PM

in the School Office

(215) 535-2962 Ext. 404

(or email Sandy for More Information)

 sandy.zaleski@smtparish.org

 

 

 

ATTENTION:  ALL SMT ALUMNI !!

 

We are in the process of updating our Alumni Database.

Many of the email addresses that we have are invalid.

Please take a moment and update your contact information,

even if you believe our records are accurate. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATE FORM

Thank You !

 

 


 

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Schedules for Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers, Lectors & Ushers

 

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Our Mission Statement...

 

We are many people:
Created in the image of God,
embracing the diversity among us through our
many cultures.

We are one family:
Disciples of Christ united at the Eucharistic Table
and in the celebration of the sacraments, praying
in the language of our souls, under the patronage
of Mary, our Mother.

We are a Parish:
Young and old, married and single,
strong and weak.

We are serving Christ:
Guided by the Holy Spirit, through stewardship,
Welcoming all, educating our youth,
comforting those in need, actively proclaiming the Good News.

 

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RCIA... Is it for you?

 

The Catholic Church invites you, and those you invite, to come and see.

Consider the following questions:

 

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?

Are you a baptized Catholic but have yet to receive the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist or Confirmation?

Have you been baptized into another Christian religion yet possess the desire to become a Catholic?

 

If you have answered YES to any of these questions, the RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS is for you.

RCIA is a loving and learning journey in which a conversion of heart will bring you to a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

If you are interested in joining the RCIA journey, please call our rectory office at

(215) 535-2962 and leave a message.

We will contact you.

 


 

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky,

but rather openings, where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy"
 

           

SMT Class of 2003 - Little Flower Class of 2007

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