Faith Formation

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church | Martinsville, Indiana

Mission Statement

St. Martin of Tours Parish through its educational programs strives to make the development of the Catholic faith a lifelong process, by teaching the truths of Jesus Christ as revealed by Christ in sacred Scripture and through the magisterium of the Church, and by providing programs that will give deeper faith and spiritual growth through understanding of basic Catholic beliefs. (adapted October 17, 1994)


Goals

Our goals are to give support to and serve as advisory group for the Administrator of Religious Education. We are liaisons to the board for the catechists, with each member assigned 3-4 catechists to assist in any way possible. We coordinate the first communion reception and the catechists’ brunch and provide assistance at the first communion retreat and vacation bible school if needed.


Programs

Religious Education

Teachers and Students: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten-7th grade meet from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Students in grades 7th -12th grade meet every other Sunday from 6:00-8:30 p.m
See the Bulletin for more information



Contact information

Administrator of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Contact:
Deacon Tim Harte


Adult Bible Study

Thursday evenings twice a month – 7:00-8:00.
This is a continuous bible study–feel free to join in at anytime
Contact Deacon Tim at 765-349-7660 or tharte@rnetinc.net for more information


RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a series of meetings that explain Catholic Christianity. Anyone interested in increasing their knowledge, or obtaining additional knowledge about the Catholic faith, is invited to contact either Deacon Tim Harte or Fr. Steve Giannini at 765.342.6379. You do not need to be a member of the Catholic Church or join the church to attend.


Ladies Faith Group

The ladies faith group is open to all women parishioners. This group seeks to promote a sense of community and support as we develop our Catholic spirituality through reading, reflecting, praying, sharing, and exploring our faith experiences.  We meet twice a month – once in person and once virtually = for an hour and a half. No preparation is required prior to attending meetings. We read a selected book together during meetings, and then discuss what we’ve read and explore how it impacts our faith journey. Topics discussed vary and discussions are informal. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m. Meeting attendance is flexible. If you are unable to attend consistently, that is okay. You are always welcome to join us. 

Contact
Chris Urbanowski
765-346-7995 or email urbanowskic@yahoo.com

Babysitters are needed for the Tuesday night class and the Advent Bible Study—great opportunity for service hours.