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)

Faith Formation Advisory Committee 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.


Religious Education

Teachers and Students: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Students in grades Pre-K through 8th Grade Confirmation meet Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. See bulletin or contact Deacon Tim for the 2021-2022 Religious Education Schedule.
Religious Education for High School Students has been temporarily suspended.
See the Bulletin for more information.

Contact information

Administrator of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Deacon Tim Harte

Adult Bible Study

Temporary Suspension of Adult Bible Study Until Further Notice

Due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in our county and state, Thursday night Adult Bible Study has been suspended until further notice.  Return to this website or check the bulletin for updates.

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 for more information


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. 

Chris Urbanowski
765-346-7995 or email

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