St Martin of Tours BulletinParish News!

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  A pancake breakfast will be held immediately following the 9:00AM Mass this Sunday, May 22nd. All are invited to attend.

CARNATION SALE:  The Respect for Life Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous support of our annual carnation sale. All proceeds go directly to birthright to continue to help them in their work to support all mothers and expectant mothers in crisis. We are very happy to say our parish will be sending them a check for $1,175. God bless you always for your generosity.

ROSARY:  St. Martin of Tours Knights of Columbus will be praying the Rosary in the Church on Saturday, May 28th at 4:00PM for the persecuted Christians in the Middle East.  Please join us! All are welcome! Wooden crosses will be sold after the Saturday 5:00PM Mass to benefit the persecuted Christians.

TAIZE PRAYER:  There will be NO Taize Prayer for the month of May. We will resume in June. Thank you!

K of C BUS TRIP:  The Knights of Columbus has organized a Bus Trip on Wednesday, June 1st. It will be to the Resorts Casino, the coin package to be determined. There will be raffles, and a 50/50. The buses will leave from the Village Parking Lot at the Amityville Library at 9:00AM sharp! Bring along a friend. Price is $36 per person. Make your reservations early. Call Henry Tomlinson at 631-789-0745 for seating. Don’t miss out on a great time.

CHARITY SPAGHETTI DINNER:  The St. Martin’s Knights of Columbus will be hosting a charity Spaghetti Dinner on  Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00PM in the Parish Center. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit kids with cancer at Stonybrook Hospital, and you will receive a chance book worth $10. There will also be a 50/50, giveaways, and a Chinese auction. For reservations, please see or contact Bernardo, 631-592-9590, Daniel Campbell, 516-243-6023, or David Barsic, 631-804-5883. If you cannot attend, we welcome your donations! Make checks payable to Suffolk Chapter Charities Inc, and forward to Paul DiOrio, 194 16th Street, West Babylon, NY 11704

LADIES GUILD ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY:  They are already planning our closing supper in June. We shall be going to Goccia D’Oro Restaurant on Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst. The date is Tuesday, June 7th and the time is 6:00PM. Cost per person will be $15. A complete dinner will be served. For reservations and information, please call Anne at 631-598-2037. Thank you!

BLOOD DRIVE:  Our parish spring Blood Drive is coming up on Wednesday, June 15th                     between the hours of 3:45PM and 9:45PM.  Please save your next blood donation and come donate with us. To be eligible, you must be 16 years of age through age 76, weigh at least 110 lbs., and be in good health. Please call Mary (631-691-5881) to make an appointment or for more information.

CARING SPIRIT MINISTRY:  The mission of this ministry is to provide social and spiritual support to mature members of our community. This will be accomplished through regularly scheduled activities that foster our relationship with God and our relationships within the parish community. Their first meeting of the season was this past Tuesday, which featured a guest speaker addressing scams that target seniors.  Their plans moving forward include: Lunch at Peter’s Diner followed by a tour of the Dominican Motherhouse in North Amityville on Thursday, May 26th; A Tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan on Thursday, June 9th; A Fall Painting Night, & various charitable projects. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 21st at 2:00PM in the Genesis Room. Social Ministry Director Keith Mainhart opens the meetings to connect the group with the Outreach Ministry. If you would like more information about this ministry, please email Keith at smtoutreach@optonline.net.

REMINDER: In the past, we have reminded  parishioners not to park in the lot next to the Church. For a while, everyone listened and did not park there. Apparently, this has become a problem again. The landlord of the building has warned is that he is going to start towing cars that do not belong in that lot. Please do NOT park in that lot. You can use the municipal parking lot across the street or the school lot.

St. Martin's Church outside view

St. Martin of Tours, Amityville, NY