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 Second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in Sexton Hall.

Yearly dues are $5.00 – payable each July – through either regular collection or Online Giving.


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


Meals on Wheels

Chairperson: Carla Boder
St. Martin’s delivers meals each Monday.  Delivery takes about one hour every couple of months.  Please call 342-9303 if you would like to volunteer.

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: 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 765-342-0873 if you would like to assist at the Red Barn.

Baptismal Bibs

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

Server Robes

Chairperson: Shirley DePauw
We launder the server robes 3-4 times a year.  If you could assist us by doing 7 robes (1 load), please call 765-342-3351.

Funeral Meals

Chairpersons: Bev Kitchen and Karen Cox

Our ladies cook and serve funeral meals.  Call 317-403-2813 if you are available to help prepare, serve or 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

Altar Society

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