St Martin of Tours BulletinParish News!

VIRTUS WORKSHOPS:  All volunteers, ministers, and staff of St. Martin of Tours Parish MUST have attended a VIRTUS Workshop in order to continue in their ministry. These workshops will help us all become more vigilant in protecting our children from danger. If you have not attended a VIRTUS Workshop, please consider attending one of the following:

St. Martin of Tours, AMITYVILLE

Tuesday, Sept. 26th7:00PM

Wednesday, Oct. 4th7:00PM

In order to register, please contact Michelle at the Rectory at 631-264-0124.

GIRL SCOUT PRAY AND PLAY DAY:  Brownies through Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to the Girl Scout Pray and Play Day on Saturday, September 30th, at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Eastport. Crafts, fun and prayer will begin with registration at 9:30AM. Mass begins the program at 10:00AM, followed by the Rosary Walk and outdoor Stations of the Cross. The afternoon workshops (themed “Team Jesus”) will conclude at approximately 2:30PM. For information, please call Mary Ann Ferri at (516) 293-2735. Thank you.

SCRIP:  Scrip is available for purchase in the Rectory, Monday through Friday, from 9:00AM until 4:30PM. We will begin selling Scrip after Mass beginning the weekend of September 23rd and 24th.

CONTRIBUTIONS: St. Martin’s would like to thank the families who are currently giving through credit card and automatic bank payment. If you would like to learn more about this easy, safe and secure way of giving, please contact our Business Manager, Michelle Hackett at (631) 264-0124

PRE-CANA: Pre-Cana Host Couples are needed for this ministry. For more information, please call Deacon Richard at 516-293-2735.

SAVE THE DATES:  The Knights of Columbus will sponsor their first Men’s Retreat from October 27th until October 29th. There will be a “Special” Guest Speaker for the retreat. It will be held at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington. If you are interested, please contact Bernardo Batista at 631-592-9595 or Patrick Woods at 516-798-0139 for more information.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: The St. Martin’s  Children’s Choir will begin singing at the Sunday 9:00AM family liturgy Mass on Sunday, September 17th.  All weekly children’s choir rehearsals are immediately following the 9:00AM Mass each Sunday until 10:25AM in the rehearsal room behind the organ.  Children 3rd grade through 8th grade are welcomed.  New members are needed.  We are looking for instrumentalists, especially flute and guitar players.  Any children interested please come to the choir area just prior to the beginning of the9:00AM Mass or following the Mass.

HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR AND ENSEMBLE:  A New High School Choir and Ensemble will be starting this year. Any singers and instrumentalists who are interested, please  contact Peter Schubart at pschub@optonline.net or call the Rectory at 631-264-0124. The High School Choir is open to all 9th through 12th graders. All instrumentalists are welcome, especially strings, woodwinds, and guitars.  They will provide music once a month at the 9:00AM Sunday liturgy and special masses and Holiday services throughout the year.  The group will be rehearsing on Thursday nights/twice a month from 7:00PM to 8:30PM.

ADULT CHOIR:  The St. Martin’s Adult Choir is looking for new members. The Adult Choir sings at the 10:30AM Mass. Choir rehearsals take place in the Church on Wednesday nights from 7:45PM to 9:15PM. The first choir rehearsal will be on Wednesday, September 20th in the Church. The Choir will resume singing on Sunday, September 24th at the 10:30AM Mass.

1ST GRADE REGISTRATION:  If you or someone you know has a child entering 1st grade this September please remember that    children must come to Religious Education Classes for First Grade as part of their preparation for receiving First Penance and First Communion in Second Grade. These sacraments require two years of preparation.  Classes for First Grade begin in October so PLEASE pass the word and register the First Grade children!

GRADES 2-8 REGISTRATION:  Please come to the rectory and register if you have not done so.

CLASSES BEGIN AS FOLLOWS:

Grade 1 Classes begin October 17th

Grades 2-6 Classes begin September 19th

Grade 7 Classes begin September 28th

Grade 8 Classes begin November 16th

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please consider the ministry of catechesis for the 2017-2018 year! Teaching our children about their faith is a  wonderful way to touch the future of the Church. We are also in need of co-catechists – those who assist the main catechist in the classroom with attendance, projects, and substitute in the event the catechist is absent. Hall monitors are needed as well. Please call the Religious Education Office at 631-691-1617, if you are interested.

revised 2017-2018 registration form

CYO BASKETBALL REGISTRATION:  There will be registration for CYO basketball at St. Martin’s Gym, on Saturday, September 16th (12:00-2:00PM), Sunday, September 17th (1:00-3:00PM), and Monday, September 18th (7:00-9:00PM). Forms will be distributed in the schools and may be returned by mail. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.amityvillesports.com or contact Mike   Mehary by email:mehazh@optonline.net or call (W) 516-623-1111×218 or (H) 631-691-1208.

VOLUNTEER COACHES: Volunteer Coaches are needed, especially at younger levels. We will only have travel teams for girls grades 4 and 8 because there are not enough interested girls or coaches for teams in the other grades.  We need girls for these two teams, especially 7th and 8th grade girls. There will be an instructional program for Grades 1-3 that starts in November and Boys Travel, Grades 3-8 starts in October.

2018 MASS BOOK:  The 2018 Mass Book is now open.

St. Martin's Church outside view

St. Martin of Tours, Amityville, NY