Altar Society

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church | Martinsville, Indiana

St. Martin of Tours Altar Society is a service organization with the mission to coordinate many ongoing projects that fill the needs of our Parish and to represent our Parish in the community for the honor and glory of God. Our primary service is the care of the Altars and Sanctuary.
All ladies of the parish are considered members. You are invited to join us! Your support and participation are welcomed and appreciated. Annual dues of $5.00 are collected in the month of July to support our ministries. Dues are payable through either envelopes provided and placed in the collection basket or through Online Giving through the parish website. (Dues accepted any time of year.)

The Altar society meets on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Sexton Hall. We hope to see you there!

Officers July 2023 – June 2024

  • President: Helen Smith – 812-322-5028
  • Vice-President: Carol Schaaf
  • Secretary: Karen Cox
  • Treasurer: Bev Kitchen


Meals on Wheels

Chairperson: Not Filled
Currently meals on wheels is not an active ministry in Martinsville. In the past St. Martin’s delivered meals each Monday. If you feel called to fill this ministry, please call Parish Secretary Lynne Kluesner or Father Steve Giannini.

Altar Linen Care

  • If you care to help with altar linen care call Lynne Kluesner at the Parish Office 765-342-6379

Red Barn

Chairperson/Manager: Patty Owens
The Red Barn is a store on Morgan Street run by the women of Martinsville churches. It manages the referral service of the Morgan County Food Pantry and sells gently used clothing. St. Martin parishioners donate cereals, canned spaghetti and pasta products. These non-perishable food donations may be placed in the cabinet in the outer east vestibule at any time. Patty is the manager and is always looking for volunteers.  Call 765-516-3259 if you would like to assist at the Red Barn.

Baptismal Bibs

Chairperson: Carol Schaaf
All babies baptized will receive a commemorative bib. If you would like to help embroider the Baptismal Bibs, call Carol at 765-342-7416.

Server Robes

Chairperson: Helen Smith
Server robes are laundered 3-4 times a year, or as needed. If you could assist this ministry call Helen at 812-322-5028. (7 robes = 1 load.)

Funeral Meals

Chairpersons: Bev Kitchen and Karen Cox

Funeral meals are prepared and served in Sexton Hall. Our ladies cook and serve the funeral meals.  Volunteers are needed to help with this ministry. Home made desserts are needed for each funeral meal. To donate desserts or help prepare and/or serve funeral meals call either Bev at 765-342-4810 or Karen at 317-840-1821.

KAIROS Prison Retreat Ministry

Semi-annually (April & October) 100 dozen cookies are baked and packaged in Sexton Hall for use in prison retreats through the Kairos Prison Ministry. Call Helen to participate in this sweet ministry.

Chairperson: Helen Smith