St. Martin of Tours - Valley City, Ohio

About the Family Life Ministry

This blended ministry helps to empower the parish to develop a family perspective that reflects a Christian vision of the family along with helping to understand the family and its members as it develops through life, respect the diversity of family structures, and offers support to families in addressing their concerns. Family Life provides enhancements for Married Couples, Seniors, Bereaved, Step Families, Single and Parenting along with Separated and Divorced. It helps to promote a vision of family ministry that reflects the teachings of the Catholic Church and to share in the teaching ministry under the guidance of the Bishop of Cleveland.


The Ark Encounter Trip Travel with us aboard a deluxe highway coach to Covington, Kentucky. Enjoy exploring one of the most impressive new attractions in the country. Following the design and dimensions that were given to Noah in the Old Testament, 100 skilled Amish carpenters labored for over six years to build the largest wooden structure in the world! The cost is $299 for 2 registrants, $295 for three, and $379 for one. A $50 per person deposit is due to reserve your seat and the final payment is due by July 20. The trip includes one-night lodging, one dinner cruise, one breakfast, all sightseeing, and entrance fees. There are brochures available in the Gathering area or for more information, contact Colene Conley in the Parish Office. Click HERE to learn more about The Ark Encounter attraction.

7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free Join us in this small group study to learn to achieve balance between your faith and your finances. We'll go over deepening your relationship with God, building a support network for living your Catholic faith, strengthening your marriage and family life, breaking free of the bondage of consumer debt, and making a realistic faith-based plan for the future. Classes begin on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 7-8:30 p.m. To register for this six-session study, call the church office at (330) 483-3808 and direct your questions to Colene Conley. Registration is required to be submitted by April 20th to participate.

Grief Share Grief Share is for people grieving the death of a loved one. It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. The Grief Share group will meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. The support group discussion will focus on a video and then other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what the video and what is going on currently in your life. Classes will begin Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 1-2:30 p.m. and will be held in the Parish Center meeting rooms. Sign up sheets will be in the Gathering Area, call Colene Conley at the office with any questions.

Yoga Classes We will be using the Chair Yoga method. For anyone who has not experienced it, you don't know what you're missing! It is fabulous stretching, learning how to really breathe, tips on learning how to walk on ice and even break a potential fall. You will enjoy the wonderful community fellowship. Our certified instructor is Lisa Whittman from Our Lady of Help of Christians Parish in Litchfield. Classes will begin Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Parish Center meeting rooms. Sign up sheets are located in the Gathering Area. Please call Colene Conley in the church office with any questions.


If you need help right now, call Colene Conley, Pastoral Associate/Family Life Minister at (330) 483-3808 ext. 249.