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 coordinator 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, 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten-7th grade meet from 9:00 – 10:15 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

A.R.E. of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Contact:
Deacon Tim Harte

deaconth@att.net


Adult Bible Study

Thursday evenings twice a month – 7:00-8:00.
Meets during the school year
Adult continuous bible study–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. Dave 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 continues to evolve. All ladies 18 and older from the parish are always invited.  Regular attendance is not required.  We meet two Tuesdays per month from 7-8:30 pm.  We will  have a topic and presentation at one meeting and then a less formal group sharing, discussion, and time for socializing, at the next meeting. . This is an open and flexible group.  If you are not able to attend every meeting, that’s okay. Please always feel free to join us.

Contact
Chris Urbanowski
765-349-0821

Deacon Tim
765-349-7660

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