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Parish Staff

 

 

Pastor:

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:

parishassociate@st-martha.org

 

Music Director/Organist:

Kristopher Schave

 

 

 For more information please contact:

parishsecretary@st-martha.org

 

 

 

Parish Staff

 

 

Pastor:

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:

parishassociate@st-martha.org

 

Music Director/Organist:

Kristopher Schave

 

 

 For more information please contact:

parishsecretary@st-martha.org

 

 

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 http://gift.st-martha.org 

Information on GIFT (Giving In Faith Together) our Parish building campaign can be viewed at http://gift.st-martha.org 

Announcements
 
 

 

Fish Fries Are Here!
February 20 through March 27, Fridays during Lent. 
(not on Good Friday this year)
From 5 - 7 p.m. or until the fish runs out. 
Take out service is available.
The Fish Fries are a very, important fundraiser for our parish. 
As in the past this is all-you-can-eat! 
The Cost will be:
· Adults      $10.00
· Seniors    $9.00 (65 and over)
· Children  $5.00 (5-12 yrs)
· Children 5 and under are free.
 
The menu is the same and includes: Baked cod, batter dipped and deep fried pollock, french fries, baked potatoes, macaroni & cheese, Fr. Jon’s coleslaw, traditional creamy coleslaw, bread and desserts. Beverages include lemonade, coffee and iced tea.
 
If you would like to help the following is an online site to go to:
We're using VolunteerSpot, an online signup and reminder tool, to organize the Lenten Fish Fry's. Please sign up for St. Martha Fish Fry 2015 - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:   
   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/nz5t2p
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Laura Elias at 517-230-5218 or lrelias@att.net and she can sign you up manually.
 
Please call Laura or the parish office if you have any questions. Looking forward to working with you this year.
 

 

Fish Fries Are Here!
February 20 through March 27, Fridays during Lent. 
(not on Good Friday this year)
From 5 - 7 p.m. or until the fish runs out. 
Take out service is available.
The Fish Fries are a very, important fundraiser for our parish. 
As in the past this is all-you-can-eat! 
The Cost will be:
· Adults      $10.00
· Seniors    $9.00 (65 and over)
· Children  $5.00 (5-12 yrs)
· Children 5 and under are free.
 
The menu is the same and includes: Baked cod, batter dipped and deep fried pollock, french fries, baked potatoes, macaroni & cheese, Fr. Jon’s coleslaw, traditional creamy coleslaw, bread and desserts. Beverages include lemonade, coffee and iced tea.
 
If you would like to help the following is an online site to go to:
We're using VolunteerSpot, an online signup and reminder tool, to organize the Lenten Fish Fry's. Please sign up for St. Martha Fish Fry 2015 - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:   
   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/nz5t2p
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Laura Elias at 517-230-5218 or lrelias@att.net and she can sign you up manually.
 
Please call Laura or the parish office if you have any questions. Looking forward to working with you this year.
 
 

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

 

http://usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-resources/lent/ideas-for-evangelization-during-lent.cfm

 

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

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

 

http://usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-resources/lent/ideas-for-evangelization-during-lent.cfm

 

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

Announcements
 
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW THE NEW Mass Volunteer SCHEDULE FOR Jan. 25 through May 17, 2015. 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.

Lent & Easter

 

Schedule

 

Ash Wednesday Mass & Distribution of Ashes at 8:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Fridays during Lent:

All you can eat Fish Fry:  5-7 p.m.

Stations of the Cross:  2:30 p.m.

Holy Week:

Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m.

Good Friday:

Rosary at Noon

Good Friday services at 1 p.m.

Stations of the Cross at 2:15 p.m.

Saturday Easter Vigil Mass

  7 p.m.

Easter Sunday Masses: 

  8 & 10 a.m. and 12 Noon

 

Please note that Mass volunteers are needed for Holy Week. 

Please call the office to help.

 

 

 

Lent & Easter

 

Schedule

 

Ash Wednesday Mass & Distribution of Ashes at 8:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Fridays during Lent:

All you can eat Fish Fry:  5-7 p.m.

Stations of the Cross:  2:30 p.m.

Holy Week:

Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m.

Good Friday:

Rosary at Noon

Good Friday services at 1 p.m.

Stations of the Cross at 2:15 p.m.

Saturday Easter Vigil Mass

  7 p.m.

Easter Sunday Masses: 

  8 & 10 a.m. and 12 Noon

 

Please note that Mass volunteers are needed for Holy Week. 

Please call the office to help.

 

 

 

 

 

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 fo 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

 

 

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.

 

 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Worthy Reception fo 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

 
 

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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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