St. Martin of Tours - Valley City, Ohio


About Sozo

(sode'-zo); This Verb is Greek and it seems to be a concept, a calling or a mission only accomplished through Love. It means (literally or figuratively): To Save, i.e., Deliver or Protect, To keep Safe and Sound, To Rescue from Danger or Destruction, To Save from Suffering, To Restore to Health, To Deliver from Evil, To Cure, To Renew, Heal, Preserve, Do well, Be or Make whole.

SOZO is here at St. Martin’s to develop and build our High School faith community. Through evangelization and the power of the Holy Spirit we use faith based activities to guide our teens into a deeper relationship with Jesus, family, friends & community. Jesus wants us to experience SOZO through Him, with Him and for the Glory of God the Father. We strive to empower the youth to become aware of their unique gifts and identity. We encourage recognition of how they fit into the Kingdom of God here on earth as strong confident disciples building up the Body of Christ.

Upcoming Activities and Volunteer Opportunities

Reflection and Fun SOZO high school students are invited to attend an afternoon of reflection and fun on Saturday, October 28. We will meet in the Education Building at 1 p.m. and complete teachings on life lessons. We will attend the 5 p.m. Mass, eat, and then take a trip to Beriswill's for the corn maze. Students can participate in all or part of the day- the cost is $8 for supplies and the corn maze. We must have at least 10 students signed up! If you are interested, please email

Monday After-School Special Join us in the Education Building on Mondays after school from 2:30-7:30, where we'll play games, watch movies, and discuss Catholic teachings. Come and go whenever works for you. Transportation to and from the local high school will be available. Click HERE to download the permission slip for the year. We hope to see you there!

Buckeye Late Arrival Days Buckeye High School and Junior high students are invited to attend 8AM morning Mass followed by breakfast in the Education Building on Late Arrival days. We have volunteers that will drive them to school after. The next one will be October 11th. Email Terri in the office if you have questions.

Teen Service Opportunities @ St. Martin's