2015 LENTLENTEN FAST & ABSTINENCE:
All Catholics who have reached their fourteenth year are bound to abstain entirely from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent. All Catholics between the ages of eighteen and fifty-nine inclusive are also bound to observe the law of fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This means limiting oneself to a single full meal & avoiding food between meals. Two other lighter meals, which together do not equal a full meal, may be taken during the day.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church every Thursday at 2:00PM and every Friday at 7:30PM during Lent. All are encouraged to take part in this solemn Lenten practice.
OPERATION RICE BOWL:
As we begin our Lenten journey, you are invited to participate in Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl. Throughout Lent we will pray, fast, learn, and give as a way to reach out in solidarity with our brothers & sisters around the world. Please be sure to take home a Rice Bowl packet starting on Ash Wednesday and follow this simple yet powerful Lenten practice. Rice Bowls should be returned at Mass on the Fifth Sunday of Lent– March 22nd.
Welcome to Saint Martin of Tours website. Join us as we strive to live our lives as we dream of St. Martin's as a Eucharistic Community celebrating our Life in Jesus Christ by Prayer, Learning, and Service.
Saint Martin of Tours was founded in 1897, at the request of Bishop Charles McDonnell, the second bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. At that time, the Parish served the 25 to 30 known Catholic families of the Seaford, Massapequa, Amityville and Copiague areas. During the summertime, this number increased by another 10 to 20 families.
Today there are approximately 2,500 families registered at St. Martin's with the physical parish boundaries including Amityville, East Massapequa, and portions of Amity Harbor, Copiague, and North Amityville
The Parish has a thriving elementary school, with approximately 400 students enrolled from nursery school through eighth grade.
St. Martin's is also very active in our local community, working with other Christian churches in the village, through Amityville Ecumenical Ministries, on common causes.
We invite you to become more informed about St. Martin's so that you can avail yourself of many of our worship, educational and social programs. We hope you search our site and spread the good news.
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