Ministries

Altar Servers

Young people who have celebrated their First Communion are eligible to assist at Mass in this wonderful service to God.

 

This is a wonderful start for young people to become actively involved in ministry in the faith community.  Adults are also welcome and they help during funeral celebrations and other times as needed.  

 

Training is provided. For more information please contact the parish office.

Children's Liturgy

Children’s liturgy is available to children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 4.  While the parents attend the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass, their children are taught that day’s scripture in language and with projects tailored to their understanding, with accompanying crafts and arts. 

 

For more information or to volunteer please contact the parish office.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers of Communion help with the distribution of Holy Communion under both species to the community at all masses, weekdays, Saturday and Sunday,  as well as to the sick and shut-ins as advised .    

 

To have Communion delivered to the sick or shut-ins, please contact the parish office at 289-956-0221.

Hospitality

Hospitality ministers in our parish have the function of making parishioners and visitors welcome and “at home”, before, during, and after celebrations.  They hand out worship booklets/bulletin, direct processions, collect the gifts of the people of God, etc.

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We appreciate that those who have newly moved into our community can come worship with us and have their names registered in the parish database by completing the registration form found in the church foyer and dropping it off in the collection basket or the parish office. The welfare of everyone is our concern.

The ministry schedule is developed every two months.  If you would like to join, please contact the parish office.

Lectors

On restoring this ministry to lay readers, Pope Paul VI writes, “Let the reader be aware of the office he has undertaken and make every effort and employ suitable means to acquire that increasingly warm and living love and knowledge of Scripture that will make him a perfect disciple of the Lord”.  Through the Scriptures and homily, God speaks anew to his people, provoking them to deep thoughts, resolutions and intercessions; and in the Eucharist, God’s people respond with resounding praise and thanksgiving.

 

If you would like to be a lector or would like more information, please contact the parish office.

Music Ministry

“He who sings well prays twice” says St. Augustine of Hippo. St Paul admonishes Christians to “Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:12-16). Our choirs promote these Christian values.

 

The Adult Choir sings and plays at the 10:00 am Mass every second Sunday, and a small group of musicians is present on the other Sundays.

The Saturday 5:00 pm choir welcomes all musicians to join in this wonderful ministry.

 

There is a need for more musicians, singers and instrumentalists alike, in our parish. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the parish office.

Sacristans

Sacristans are volunteers who are devoted to overseeing the day-to-day care of the worship objects and space, including the sacristy. Since preparation is the key to prayerful liturgical celebration, sacristans often work behind the scenes before and after celebrations.

 

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the parish office.

QUICK LINKS

MASS TIMES

Saturdays: 5:00 pm

Sundays: 10:00 am

Weekdays: 9:00 am

No Mass  on Mondays

CONTACT

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am - 12:00 am

St. Martin of Tours

166 West St, P.O. Box 74

Smithville, ON L0R 2A0

Phone: 289 956 0221

Email: st.martins@cogeco.ca

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