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TAIZE PRAYER:  Join us for Taize Prayer Around The Cross on Friday, September 23rd at 8:00PM in the Church. Prayer around the Cross is a way of expressing an invisible communion not only with Jesus, but with all who love Him and know what it is to suffer with Him and know the power of His resurrection. The Cross is laid down surrounded by candles. The prayer begins with meditative chants, a reading from Scripture, and some silence. Then while the meditative singing continues, those who wish come up to the Cross to pray, silently entrusting their hopes, dreams, challenges, and burdens to Him. All are invited to this opportunity for experiencing God.

ADULT CHOIR:  The St. Martins Adult Choir is looking for new members. The Adult choir sings at the Sunday morning 10:30 Mass. Choir rehearsals take place in the church on  Wednesday nights 7:45 to 9:15PM. The choir’s first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, September 21st in the church. The Choir will resume singing on Sunday, September 25th at the 10:30AM Mass.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  A pancake breakfast will be held immediately following the 9:00AM Mass next Sunday, September 25th. All are invited to attend.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR:  The St. Martins Children Choir will begin singing at the Sunday 9:00AM Family Liturgy Mass on Sunday, September 25th. The Children’s Choir will have their 1st rehearsal on Tuesday, September 20th from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.  All other weekly choir rehearsals are immediately following the 9:00AM Mass each Sunday until 10:25AM in the rehearsal room behind the organ. Children 3rd through 8th Grades are welcomed. New members are needed. We are looking for instrumentalists, especially guitar and flute players. Any children interested please come to the choir area just prior to the beginning of the 9:00AM Mass or following the Mass.

PIUS SPECIAL COLLECTION: The special collection for retired priests living at St. Pius X Enriched Living Facility will take place next weekend, September 24th-25th. At retirement, our Priests often have given forty years or more to the mission of our Church and bringing people closer to Christ. The St. Pius X Residence enables these dedicated men who need extra care and attention to live at a facility that provides them, with that special care, while still enabling them to serve as active fully engaged members of the community. The Catholic Church of Long Island is blessed and privileged to be able to care for our senior priests – men who have dedicated their lives serving God and our community. We welcome your support of this important endeavor. For more information or to donate online go to www.drvc.org/stpiusx.

GOLDEN WEDDING JUBILEE:  This Fall, those couples that have been married fifty years or more will be honored during liturgies on Sunday, October 23rd at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa & on Sunday, November 6th at the Church of Christ the King in Commack. Both liturgies will begin at 2:30PM. Couples may  register for ONE liturgy. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the Rectory Office. Registration forms must be received by the Diocesan Office of  Worship by October 7th for the Mass on October 23rd, and by October 21st  for the Mass on November 6th. If you have any questions, please call 516-678-5800 ext. 207.

SISTERS OF SAINT DOMINIC ANNUAL GALA:  Many of you know the Dominican Sisters of Amityville  through our ministry in schools, health facilities, parish affiliations, etc.  During this 800th Anniversary of the Order of Preachers, we celebrate and honor those who daily dedication and hard work foster the creation of a caring community.  The Dominican Gala will be held on Tuesday, October 25th, at the Crest Hollow Country Club, to benefit the ministries of our Sisters. For further information about our 50/50 raffle or a listing in the 2016 Dominican Gala Journal contact Mary Fuchs, Director of Advancement, at 631-842-6000 ext. 241. Thank you!

K of C BUS TRIP:  The Knights of Columbus have organized a Bus Trip on Wednesday,              November 2nd to Yonkers Casino. 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 $30 per person. The coin package will be determined. Make your reservations early. Call Henry Tomlinson at 631-789-0745 for seating.

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