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Parish Staff




Fr. Jonathan Wehrle


Associate Pastor:

Fr. Phillip Schweda


Administrative Assistant

Christine Korpela


Minister of Service

Sr. Anita Parks


Senior Citizens

S. Pat Newhouse


DRE Grades prek-12

Jackie Rosalez


Youth Minister & RCIA

Pete Fiero


Bulletin Editor:


Music Director/Organist:

Kristopher Schave



 For more information please contact:



St. Martha Parish     


 St. Martha Parish


1100 West Grand River Ave.


Okemos, MI  48864


 Phone:  (517) 349-1763



 Fax: (517) 347-3536





Information on GIFT (Giving In Faith Together) our Parish building campaign can be viewed at 

YM College Intern Position
Youth Ministry College Intern Position Now Available - Wednesday, August 05, 2015

 We are looking for a faith-filled, energetic, teen loving, Catholic college student to help us out in our youth ministry program.  You will be teaming up with our leader who has been working with our youth group for several years.  You will be required to attend the Intern Formation bimonthly class at St. John's Student Center, help plan and implement Youth Ministry activities (which will include retreats, lock-ins, and service trips) and group meetings(which take place every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 6-8 PM) and help plan and attend teen Masses.  You must be at Sophomore status or beyond. The pay is $10/hour for up to 10 hours, with flexible hours- except for the Sunday meeting times.  Click on the link for more details.  

Contact Jackie Rosalez at 230-8082 or  for more information and to apply.


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The USCCB lists six simple ways for parishioners to evangelize using Lenten customs and symbols:


This site is full interesting reading.  Just click on the link and explore.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW THE NEW Mass Volunteer SCHEDULE for Sept 13 - Dec 27. If you are not able to fulfill your assigned roll please call someone else on the schedule and arrange to switch with them or ask them to take your date.



A few Practices for parents and catechists to foster Eucharistic devotion:


1. Regularly attend weekend Mass with the family. Come for prayer before and after Mass.

2. Adore the raised Body and Blood of Christ at Mass with the silent phrase, "My Lord and my God."

3. Participate in Eucharistic adoration where possible.

4. Genuflect with reverence before the Blessed Sacrament.

5. Make visits to the Blessed Sacrament altar individually and with the whole family.

6. Engage family in regular Scripture study and catechesis on the Eucharist.

7. Read lives of Eucharisitc saints such as St. Katharine Drexel and St. John Neumann.


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Worthy Reception of Holy Communion


First, we approach the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by our remote preparation.  This includes regular prayer and reading of Scripture, the faithful and loving fulfillment of the daily responsibilities of our state in life, and regular participation in the Sacrament of Penance, including daily repentance for sin by an examination of conscience and recitation of the Act of Contrition.

Second, our attentive proximate preparation includes our prayerful recollection as we come to Mass and fasting from food and drink for at least one hour prior to receiving Holy Communion as our health and age permit.   Proximate preparation also includes dressing appropriately and modestly.


From United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Weekend Liturgies


Saturday:  5:00 p.m.

Sunday:  8:00 & 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.


Daily Liturgy


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m.

     (Followed by the Rosary)

Wednesday:  6:00 p.m.

     (Preceded by Our Mother of Perpetual Help devotions)


Sacrament of Penance

Saturday:  3:00 - 3:45 p.m.


Parish Office Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 

          9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wed.:  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fri.:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Summer hours are reduced from Memorial Day through Labor Day


Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 

          9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fri.:  9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon    

Wednesday hours remain the same.



We extend a warm WELCOME to all new families moving into St. Martha Parish.

Please register as soon as possible at the parish office. 

 For families who plan to move from our parish,

or have a change of address, please inform us at 349-1763.  Thank you!




St. Martha Parish Picnic, September 12, 2010. Wonderful day, great food and lots of fun!
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