Altar Society

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church | Martinsville, Indiana

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 welcome to join us.

The Altar society meets on the First Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Sexton Hall.

Yearly dues are $5.00 – payable each July.

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  • President: Helen Smith – 812-322-5028
  • Vice-President: Ashley Janneck
  • Secretary: Kathleen Janneck
  • Treasurer: Bev Kitchen  


Christmas Giving Tree

The Altar Society Giving Tree goes up the 1st Sunday of Advent. Ornaments are placed on the tree representing parish shut-ins, residents of long term care facilities as well as Martinsville families in need. Parishioners are encouraged to take ornaments from the tree and return their wrapped gifts to the church. Help is always needed for this project. If you feel called to help with this ministry, or you have questions: contact Bev Kitchen 765-342-4810.

Altar Linen Care and Cleansing

  • What you will need:
  • Your own Washer and Dryer
  • A Container for Pre-Soaking the Altar Linens
  • An Iron and Ironing Board

If you care to help with Altar Linen Care call the Parish Office at 765-342-6379.

The Red Barn Food Pantry and Thrift Shop

Chairperson: Patty Owens
The Red Barn is located on Morgan Street and sponsored by the Women of Martinsville churches.  It is also the referral service of the Morgan County Food Pantry and sells gently used clothing.  Patty is the manager and always looking for volunteers.  Call 765-342-9063 if you would like to assist at the Red Barn.

Baptismal Bibs

Chairperson: Carol Schaaf
If you would like to help embroider bibs, call 765-342-7416.

Server Robes Care and Cleansing

Chairperson: Helen Smith
We launder the server robes 3-4 times a year.  If you could assist us by laundering 1 load of  (7) robes , please call 812-322-5028.

Funeral Meals

Chairpersons: Karen Cox & Bev Kitchen

Our ladies cook and serve funeral meals.  Call 317-840-1821 or 765-342-4810 if you are available to help or would like to donate a dessert.

KAIROS Prison Retreat Ministry

In April and October, volunteers gather at Sexton Hall to bake 200 dozen cookies for a prison ministry retreat.

Chairperson: Helen Smith

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