St. Martin of Tours - Valley City, Ohio



For More Info and Service Opprtunities...

Weekly Bulletin

Ministries and Activities Handbook

Mass Times

Wed & Fri: 8:00am in the Chapel


Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30am


Weekly Activities December 10, 2017

  • Sunday: RCIA, 9 am, PC mtg. rm. Adult Confirmation, 9 am, PC mtg. rm. Children’s Liturgy, 10:15 am, Chapel. Crusaders Christmas Party, 11:30 am-1:30 Ed. Bldg.
  • Monday: Yoga, 11am, PC mtg. rm. PSR/SoZo, 6 pm, PC/Ed. Bldg. Rosary Recited, 7 pm, Prayer Room. Knitting Ministry, 7 pm, Ed. Bldg.
  • Tuesday: Bible Study, 12:30 pm, PC mtg. rm. Knitting Ministry, 2:30 pm, PC mtg. rm. Adoration, 5:00—8:00 pm, Prayer Room. K of C, 6:30 pm. Ed. Bldg. Baptism Class, 7 pm, PC mtg. rm.
  • Wednesday: Bible Study, 8:30 am, Ed. Bldg Pageant Practice, 6 pm, Church. Prayer & Praise Sing-a-Long,7pm,Chapel.
  • Thursday: Contemplative Prayer, 7 pm, PC mtg. rm.
  • Friday: AA Meeting, 7 pm, Ed. Bldg.
  • Saturday: Men’s Fellowship, 8am, PC mtg. rm. Parish Christmas Open House, After all Masses, Parish Center.
  • Sunday: Parish Christmas Open House, After all Masses, Parish Center. RCIA, 9 am, PC mtg. rm. Confirmation, 9 am, Ed. Bldg. Children’s Liturgy, 10:15 am, Chapel.

A Message from Father Bob Stec

...The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert: Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” The Gospel of Mark, on this second Sunday of Advent, calls us to be prepared. Not so much prepared for Christmas but more importantly prepared for the Lord. Take some time this week to pray and reflect deeply on your life. In what ways do you need to be prepared for the Lord? Use these Advent days to attend to what is most important.

Advent is a time of patient waiting. We wait for the Lord. In a special way we also pray for patience – in the line at the stores – with our family members – with ourselves. How can we breathe deeply and pray for the patience and peace of the Lord.

In these Advent days we pray for God’s guidance for Bishop Perez and the personnel board as they discern who can best serve Saint Martin’s

Many thanks for your care and compassion for those in need in this season of giving. What we do for the least, we do for the Lord. The blankets collected over these past three weeks are one more expression of your goodness.

…If you like contemporary Christian music, join us for an Advent Evening of Prayer and Worship with Colton Dixon on Sunday, December 10 at 6:30 pm at Saint Ambrose. All are welcome. Go to: for details.

May we use these Advent days to prepare for what matters most, the Lord! God bless you and keep you and your loved ones in His care.

Christmas Eve Masses will be at 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Day Masses will be at 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.