4-21-13 - St. Martin of Tours Parish
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church
Father John Meyers
Father Rayford Emmons
Father William Small
Stanley M. Zaleski
8:00 a.m., 10:00 Spanish, 12:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Brazilian
Consult pg. 2 for times
Confessions: Saturdays 3:00-3:45 p.m. & by Appt.
Eucharistic Adoration: Weds 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Rectory Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday- Friday
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 9AM - 8PM
From 6:30 - 8:00 someone is at the
rectory for the Spanish Community.
Closed 12:00 - 12:30PM
Saturday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
1:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Closed 12:00 - 12:30PM
11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
999 Sanger St.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
5450 Roosevelt Blvd.
Phila. PA. 19124
Use the above Rectory phone with the
extensions listed below:
Tuition & Notary Public
Mrs. Sandy Zaleski, ext 404
Homebound / Hospital
To make arrangements for a home
or hospital sick visit, contact the
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Mrs. Susan Kedra, ext.420
Sister Ellen Giardino, I.H.M.
Mr. Gregory Stejskal ext. 415
PREP (CCD) - Tuesday Evening
6:45 - 8:00 PM
Every Wednesday from after the
8:15 Mass until 5:00 PM
Please have your funeral director
contact us directly.
Second Sunday of every month
8:00 AM Mass
Parish Prayer Groups:
English-Monday Evenings 8:00PM
in the Lower Sacristy
Spanish-Thursday (same place)
Brazilian– Sunday 7pm upper
Wednesday Evenings 7:30 PM
The Kings Men
Men’s Parish Prayer Group
Wednesday 7:15—9:00 PM
Rectory Board Room
Tuesday Mornings following the
8:15 am Mass in the Chapel
Ultreya (Spanish) 7pm in the chapel on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Friday 11:00 AM School Hall
Learning English (ESL)
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
6:45 - 8:15 PM
We welcome new parishioners to
register: After Saturday Vigil or
First Tuesday of every month at
7:00 PM (Spanish)
First Thursday of every month at
7:00 PM (English)
Contact the priest after Sunday
Mass to begin the preparations.
Spanish Baptism - 2nd Sunday
English Baptism - 4th Sunday
Godparent / Sponsor
A person must be registered in the
parish for 6 months & be a Catholic in good standing to receive a
letter of eligibility.
Contact a priest for an appointment
immediately upon formal engagement. Wedding dates will only be
set after meeting. A minimum 6
months required prior to a wedding.
Quinceaneras / Sweet 16
Contact a priest at least 6 months in
advance and before committing to
a date. Prerequisites: Baptism, First
Communion, Confirmation, and
attendance at a workshop.
I AM THE GOOD
THE LORD; I KNOW
MY SHEEP, AND
MINE KNOW ME.
My Dear People,
Two weeks ago I had to tell you about a serious shortfall
of $80,000.00 for our parish. For any who missed it, the
details are available on our parish website. However, several people have stepped up with substantial donations
which total more than $27,000.00 to help with the cause.
While there is more that needs doing, I want to share this
encouraging news as well as thank you for all that you are
doing to help us through this time.
Hace dos semanas tuve que contarles acerca de un
grave déficit de $ 80,000.00 para nuestra parroquia. Si
necesita mas detalles, están disponibles en nuestro
sitio web parroquial. Sin embargo, varias personas
han respondido con donaciones muy generosas que
ascienden a más de $ 27,000.00 para ayudar con la
causa. Pues hay más cosas que hay que hacer, pero
quiero compartir esta noticia positiva y expresar gratitud por todo lo que están haciendo para ayudarnos en
Also, a few parishioners have stepped up to begin cleaning the parish church on Mondays (3pm) and Fridays (5pm).
Anyone who would like to join them will be most welcome.
Besides helping out, working together is a great friendship
builder. Some of you may remember the “Altar and Rosary
Society” of times past. Perhaps it is time to renew this association.
Shortly, there will be more information about fundraising
for the parish, but what matters most is that we take this
situation, as with all other things, to prayer for guidance on
how we might personally respond with faith, hope, and love.
Además, un pocos feligreses han ofrecido a limpiar la iglesia parroquial los lunes (15:00) y viernes
(17:00). Cualquier persona que quiera unirse a ellos
será muy bienvenida. Además de ayudar, trabajar juntos es un constructor de gran amistad.
En breve, habrá más información acerca de la recaudación de fondos para la parroquia, pero lo más
importante es que tomemos esta situación, al igual
que con todas las otras cosas, a la oración para obtener orientación sobre la manera en que personalmente
podría responder con fe, esperanza y amor.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Do you have a few hours to help clean the
school? We are looking for young people to
work together to clean the school for the upcoming school year. We supply all the cleaning products, you supply the muscle. Maybe
you will meet some new friends too! If you are
interested call Rick at 215-535-2962 x 426 and
leave your name and phone number.
Manna bags will be distributed at
all of our Masses on the weekend
of May 11-12. Kindly return your
filled Manna Bag on Saturday,
May 18 or Sunday, May 19.
Canned food items in greatest
need are: beef stew, tuna fish,
fruit, vegetables, pasta, soups, and
pork & beans. Thank you for
reaching out to people in emergency situations.
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Bolsas de maná se distribuirán después de cada
misa el fin de semana
de 11 y 12 de mayo. Por
favor, devuelve su Bolsa
de Maná el sábado
18 de mayo o domingo 19
de mayo. Comida de lata
frutas, vegetales, pasta,
sopa y habichuelas son
las más necesitadas.
Gracias por su ayuda a
los demás en sus tiempos
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
10:30 Souls in Purgatory
MONDAY, APRIL 22
6:30 Will Allen
8:15 Joan Catherman (Birthday)
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
St. George & St. Adalbert
6:30 Rosalie A. McGuire
8:15 Nunzio Minissale
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
6:30 Jo-Ann Wallen
8:15 Eugene Lewis Sr. & Jr.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
6:30 Loretta DeNofa
8:15 Thomas M. Goodchild
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
6:30 Kellianne (Boyles) Dennis
8:15 Patricia Andrews 2nd Anniversary
4:00 Wedding Jennifer Torres &
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
8:15 Joseph Osiecki
Horas de oficina Rectoría
Lunes - Miércoles-Viernes
9:00 AM a 7:00 PM
Martes y jueves de 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
De 6:30 - 8:00 alguien está en la rectoría
de la comunidad española.
Sábado: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Domingos de 9:00 AM a 1:30 PM
Adoración del Santísimo
- En la capilla
- Después de la misa a las
8:30 A.M. hasta 5:00P.M.
- Bendición a las 5:00 P.M.
HORAS DE TARJETAS
Lunes 1:00 P.M.—6:30 P.M.
Martes Viernes 11:00 A.M.—6:30 P.M.
Sábado 3:00 P.M.—5:30 P.M.
Domingo 9:00 A.M.—12:30 P.M.
Les damos una
bienvenida a los
a nuestra parroquia. Se puede
registrarse: después de la misa
Deben hablar con un
sacerdote después de
la misa. Deberán
estar registrados y ser
miembros activos en
la parroquia por lo
menos 3 meses antes
del bautismo de su
Es necesario ser
registrado en la
parroquia y ser
un católico práctico por lo menos 6 meses
antes de que
pueda recibir una
carta de elegibilidad.
Uno que necesita una carta de eligibilidad, tiene
que ser inscrito en la parroquia por lo menos
seis meses antes de pedirla.
Inscripción--Para inscribirse como miembro de
San Martín de Tours, Deben l hablar con un
sacerdote después de la misa a 215-535-2962.
Círculo de Oración--Cada jueves a las 7 PM se
reúne el grupo de oración en la iglesia.
WE ARE HIS PEOPLE,
THE SHEEP OF HIS FLOCK.
Llame a un sacerdote para hacer una
cita tan pronto que
se hayan comprometido. Es necesario
que se reúnan con
un sacerdote para
obtener una fecha.
Se requieren 6 meses para hacer preparativos.
de la rectoría
hacer los arreglos para la
misa. Favor de
pedir que el
director de la
Favor de comunicarse
con un padre por lo
menos con 6 meses
adelantado y antes de
que decida una fecha.
Pre-requisitos: Bautismo, Primera Comunión, Confirmación y hay que asistir
a un taller.
y ASILOS de
Para hacer cita
casas o asilos
con la rectoría.
Alma Bauer, Margaret Boychak, Patricia Burkart, Eugene Burns, Mary Jo Callan, Baby Patrick Carlettini,
Rose Marie Cushman, Anne DeCarlo, Josephine DiRaddo, Jeffer Escobar, Kathleen Famigletti, Mike Foley,
Arthur Galvo, Jim Gerle, Jennifer Gillen, Anthony
Gross, John & Linda Humpries, Frances Kinkaid, Chris
Kozlowski, Sue Anne Kruszewski, Rick Lawson, James
Lewis, Patricia Link, Hector Luis Martinez III, James
McMahon, Jr., Dawn Meehan, Patti Ann Palma, David
Perales, Pat Reynolds, Julie Ann Seiler, Sabrina Simpson, Theresa Smith-Dingas, Candice Stover, Joseph
Taylor, John Wallen, Baby Madison Woltemate
We welcome the newly baptized into our faith
community. Matias Joel Francisco
Please remember the deceased in your prayers. May they
rest in the peace of Christ.
Sister Mary Arthur Hoagland IHM
Sister Mary Alice Monihan IHM
Mary Ellen Maguire
IN MEMORY OF HELEN RUANE
$15.00 - Bob & Lee Carr
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We remember all our Military Personal who are
serving our country. May God bless you and keep
you safe. Major Richard Alsdorf Jr. A.F. Stevielynn
Brown, SSGT James Carey, Sr. Airman Michelle
Carey, A.F.Tech Sergeant Daniel Colon, PFC, SS
James Daniels, PRI. Robert Dooner, PFC Luke
Flanagan, Commander Erin McAvoy, Major
Thomas McAvoy, Lewis (Kip) Moore, Corporal
Sam Quintana, Marieeliana Russo, Staff Sgt. Andrew Sickel, SFC. Jose L. Vera, Jeffrey J. Wallen,
SSG Christopher Weber, SFC Matthew Weber
OUR UNITED STATES MILITARY!
Theology on Tap Northeast
Young adults (21-35) are invited to the
spring series of “Theology on Tap Northeast.” These
four Monday evenings will include casual eating,
drinking, and faith-related discussion. Come one
week or every week. The topics will be:
Listening Session with the
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput,
The Catholicism of J.R.R. Tolkein
Fr. Chris Landis
We will meet at Gearo’s Grille (1913 Welsh Road,
Phila. 19115), beginning at 7:30 PM. There is no cover charge.
REACH PHILLY ALL YOUNG PEOPLE COLLEGE STUDENTS
Discover how you can live out the New Evangelization!
MEET NEW FRIENDS
FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, will be hosting REACH, a
New Evangelization Prayer Breakfast on Friday, May 10 at the Drexelbrook in Drexel Hill, PA.
FOCUS is a national outreach that invites college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His
Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same. FOCUS has teams of missionaries on 74 college campuses
across the nation.
REACH is an opportunity for local community members to gather in prayer and fellowship, to encounter Jesus
Christ in the Eucharist, to hear the words of inspirational speakers, and to learn more about how they can live
out the evangelical mission of the Church in their families, parishes, workplaces, and communities. The morning will begin with the Rosary at 6:30am, followed by Mass with Archbishop Chaput and Breakfast-Program
from 7:30-9:30am. For more details about this event, and how to purchase your tickets, please visit our website: www.focus.org/reach.
REACH|philly Featured Speakers:
George Weigel, Catholic theologian and author
Sister Joseph Andrew, OP, founding member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
Brian Gail, author and national speaker on faith and family
RECOGNIZING THE SAINTS AMONG US
Come see SMT students in a play commemorating
the Celebration of Since 1743
Join us for the Celebration Since 1743!
If you are interested in volunteering come to the rectory office at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning for a
meeting. Since 1743 is a African Cultural Heritage
Catholic tribute to Priests, Nuns, Deacons and Religious Orders Who have worked in the Tri State Area
& Black Catholic Community. We will celebrate
with a Choir from Haiti and local Gospel Choir
Group. There will be food and refreshments with
performances by Singers and Cultural Dance
Troupes. This will be a great learning experience
and fellowship at St. Martin of Tours parish.
Information call 215-535-2962
“THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION”
This program will be offered in both Spanish and
English on April 27-28, beginning 9:30 a.m. Saturday and concluding Sunday following noon dinner.
As an important part of this Year of Faith, the invitation is to take a closer look at the whole concept of
the “New Evangelization.” It was Pope John Paul II
who first coined the concept in 1979 when he called
the Bishops in Latin America for a commitment to an
evangelization, new in its ardor, its methods and expression.
Program Presenter is Fr. Domingo Rodriguez, S.T., a
Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity, a writer, speaker and retreat facilitator. Retreat will be held
at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center 3501 Solly
Avenue, Phila. Info. Call 267-350-1830
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NAZARETH ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
Spring is here and so is your opportunity to visit Nazareth
Academy High School and meet our faculty, students and
tour our school. NAHS, located at 4001 Grant Avenue.
Please visit our web site to view the up coming events
here at Nazareth Academy. www.nazarethacademyhs.org.
On April 23 we host the Annual Spring Sneak Peek. We
offer the following Camps; (Art, Glee, Discover Science,
Lacrosse, Soccer, Cheerleading, Strength and Conditioning,) Please check out website for above camps. Nazareth
will host Minute to Win It! Girls in grades 6 & 7 are invited to tackle 12 unique challenges. Check out the website for all the fun and games.
ARCHBISHOP RYAN HIGH SCHOOL
The Archbishop Ryan High School community will host
an E-Recycle event - Anything with a Plug
(televisions, computers, air-conditioners, small appliances. etc.) at the school on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9
am to 1 pm. Proceeds to benefit Archbishop Ryan High
School Scholarship fund. For information on the event
call 215-637-1800 - x 269.
ST. MARTIN OF TOURS STUDENTS EXCEL
AT FATHER JUDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Our parish recently received notification of the performance of our high school students on the Third Quarter
Report. We are particularly proud of those who demonstrated academic excellence.
Students who achieved first honors include: Justin M.
Roarty, Nicholas W. Trimarco, Brendan Gerard Graham,
Toan K. Hoang, Brian J. McGarry, Daniel P. McGarry
and Santiago Vallejo.
Among those earning second honors were the following
students from our parish : Joseph A. Gonzalez, Michael
McGarry Jr., and Daniel M. Pera.
Catching Up on More School News…
A Reminder that Spring is Around the Corner!
Last month, those who were able, enjoyed a taste of Spring at the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show. We are so happy to announce that
four students from the same family entered displays with the Junior
Garden Club – and all four won prizes in the Pressed Flower Division!
As you know, Great Britain was the theme of the Flower Show so the
Charles girls, Allyah in 8th grade, Abiana in 5th, Aryelle in 4th and Aihyonna in Kindergarten designed their flowers and plants in the image of
the Queen’s crown! Their clever idea carried out well the theme of the
entire show! Great job, girls – we are proud of you!
Mission School Efforts Allow SMT to Continue “Growing”!
Now that we are experiencing more spring-like weather with flowers and plants beginning to burst
with a beauty that truly relieves the heaviness of winter days, we are delighted to tell you that a
“spring-like” atmosphere of bursting good news about our school has dispelled the “doom and
gloom” of notions or attitudes that our school just wasn’t going to make it after the Blue Ribbon
Commission decisions were made.
We are among 14 truly fortunate schools to belong to the newly formed, well-constructed
and efficiently run Independence Mission Schools. Pastors, principals and other administrators have been meeting monthly to construct IMS Catholic schools that will be vibrant, alive,
educationally challenging, and affordable for families in our area. While many Catholic
schools in our nearby community are experiencing difficulty because of declining enrollment
(which often leads to cutting important programs), we are delighted to say that we have more
than doubled our original goal of 50 new students by registering over 80 new families and 108
new children! We are opening new classrooms in some of our grades to meet the needs
of those who have chosen to send their children to SMT…knowing they will receive a quality
Catholic education. It is unusual for us, this early in April, to have such positive numbers…
and we have another OPEN HOUSE scheduled for April 23rd, from 9 to 11 am!
Financial scholarships are being awarded to every family that joins our school family…thanks to the
efforts of numerous people who sought out donors and enrolled our children in programs that ensured some type of scholarship. The increased enrollment equates to greater revenue so that we can
maintain the programs we have now and be able to do even more in the years ahead – all as a Mission School. This will relieve the parish in the coming years of the expense of school salaries, utilities
and maintenance, making it easier to focus on other programs that will advance the mission of the
We are aware that there is the need to raise an estimated $60,000 by June 30, since our last tuition
collection will be in April and salaries and utilities need to be paid through June. Our parishioners
and school families have always supported the parish school in the past, and the school has remained
solvent. Several parish and school bills that accrued over the past few years went unpaid and needed to be cleared now – and this caused the deficit. With our pastor, we ask that you consider making
a one-time or monthly donation to help raise the necessary funds, realizing, we hope, that as a specific benefactor to our school and parish, you will be remembered daily in the prayers of our students, faculty and staff. We thank you, in advance, for your support! God bless you!
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