Saint Martin of Tours Church

Saint Martin of Tours Church
1800 Station Road • Valley City, Ohio 44280
February 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Family Life Minister:
Youth Minister:
Education Coordinator:
Music Director:
Office Staff:
Saturday Vigil:
Sunday Masses:
Holy Days:
Mary Takacs
Colene Conley
Terri Yohman
Sue Peters
Stephen Dickson
Rose Austin, Cheryl Lasch,
Rose Strack, Joan Weigel
5:00 p.m.
8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. (Sept. - April in Chapel)
8:00 a.m. Wed. - Thurs. - Fri.
7:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to midnight on the Thursday before the
First Friday of each month.
Saturday: Chapel, 4:00 p.m. and upon request.
Contact the parish after the birth to schedule the baptism.
Contact the parish at least six months in advance.
Open during office hours.
A fair share. One hours wage per week. Try tithing.
Come to the parish office or call to register.
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m.- noon
Phone: 330-483-3808
Fax: 330-483-3848
Web Site:
Bulletin Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 p.m.
We the parishioners of St. Martin of Tours, a Roman Catholic Parish founded in
the year 1840, in Valley City, Ohio and part of the Diocese of Cleveland are
people of faith, courage and love. We are gifted people diverse in skills and
strength. People united through the power of the Holy Spirit and charged to proclaim the message of Christ. We are committed to live the Word so that
“Whatever you do, whether in speech or in action, do it in the name of
the Lord Jesus...” - Col 3:17
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February 1, 2015
Liturgical Ministers
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 1, 2015
Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the
LORD who made us. ~Psalm 95:6
Ron Pojman
Patti Schaefer
Benjamin Dillon Harmath
Teen Mass ~ Fr. Oleksiak
John Cimbulich
Josephine Diaz
Lad & John Vasel
Doris Filous
Teen Mass ~ Fr. Haag
Henry Lewis Grabenstetter
February LIGHT Program
Today, February 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, February 2, 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Please note:
There will be no morning Mass
Wednesday, Thursday
February 4, 5
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
February 11, 12, 13.
Eucharistic Adoration
Adoration will take place on Thursday, February 5 in
the Prayer Room from 8:30 a.m. to midnight. Everyone
is welcome to spend an hour with our Lord at the start of
this Advent season.
First Friday Devotions
Everyone is welcome to join us on Friday, February 6
at the 8:00 a.m. Mass in the Chapel and renew your
commitment to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Donuts,
pastry, juice, and coffee will be served in the Parish
Avila Holy Hour
Friday, February 6 in the Prayer Room after
First Friday Breakfast.
January 31/February 1
Lectors & Ministers of Communion
Gloria Roach, Mary Takacs, Fred Heppner,
Mary Jo Palmer, Sue Monroe, Faith Monroe,
Terry Scaduto, Anna Marie Carlson
John Kipp, Bill Dolata, Brian Turner,
Joy Turner, Sharon Ruder, Amy Kocias,
Betsy Lanzer, Mike Lanzer
Bill Bihn, Megan Lasch, Cheryl Lasch,
LaVerne Roberts, Pat Milczewski,
Dawn Artale, Tim Weber, Bill Perkins,
Toni Oppenlander, Jackie Gluck
Cantors & Musicians
Brenda Scheiman, Dave Morris
Choir, Steve Dickson
Mary Ann Scheiman, Rick Monroe, John Gill,
Paul Scheiman, Rudy Koishor, Tom O’Grady,
Joe Pasuit, Christine Pickens
Frank Engel, Bill Huttinger, Ray Kemp,
Robert Kowalski, John Discenzo, Scott Mesmer,
Stephen Melillo, David Pesarchick
Dan Innocenti, Mike Jurkowski, Bob Walter,
Mario D’Amico, Jared Swank, Mark Ziemer,
Diehl Belza, Paul Maitino
Gilbert Calta, Joan/Hannah Howells
Kathleen Mowery, Carolyn Squire, Helen Wilk
Susan Ulmer, Ann Marie/John Krynock
Aileen Bracken, Megan Monroe, Collin Hubeny,
Kaitlyn Hubeny, Caroline Srail
Clayton Kowalski, Franklin English, Joshua Koval,
Emily Koval, Noah Koval
Faith Belza, Grace Belza, Nicole Maitino,
Sarah Ziemer, Sam Ziemer
February 7/8
Lectors & Ministers of Communion
Fred Heppner, Catherine Poland, Karen Mangan,
Thelma Marquard, Jack Marquard,
Anna Marie Carlson, Tim Bartczak
Terry Kenneally, Judy Rundle, Tom Rundle,
Don Haag, Roger Hassler, Nancy Hassler,
Rose Strack, Marge Bacik
Bill Perkins, Nicholette Tixier–Walters,
Betty Bush, Mike Reindel, Patty Dolata,
Bob Malecha, Cindy McCafferty, Becky Kelley,
Don Kelley, Herb Dean
Cantors & Musicians
Brenda Scheiman, Dave Morris
Choir, Steve Dickson
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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Liturgical Ministers continued...
5:00 Mary Ann Scheiman, Rick Monroe, John Gill,
Paul Scheiman, Vern Krieger, Ken Dombrowski,
Jim Haight, Jeff Peters
8:00 Frank Engel, Bill Huttinger, Ray Kemp,
Stephan Walter, Randy Conrad, Joe Pate,
Sue Pate, John Borucki
10:30 Dan Innocenti, Mike Jurkowski, Bob Walter,
Mario D’Amico, Kristen Perkins, Zoli Takacs,
Eric Lucius, Joe Majkrzak
5:00 Jan Bartczak, Betty Westlake, Karen Mangan
8:00 Sharon/Fred Ruder, Jean Engel
10:30 Anne B., Laurie/Christa S., LaVerne R.
5:00 Rachel Krieger, Josie Peters, Eric Noonan,
Emily Beck, Maggie Berkheimer
8:00 Hope Conrad, Dylan Lucas, Ryan Lucas,
Emma Gill, Cora Gill
10:30 Alexandra Dean, Hannah Dean, Chase Capela,
Shane Capela, Emily Greenland
Knights of Columbus ~ Pasta Knight
The Knights of Columbus would like to invite you to
Pasta Knight ~ an evening with numerous pasta options
for you to choose from! Mix and match pasta types,
robust sauces and other flavorful ingredients. Tickets are
only $10 for adults and a mere $5 for those under 12.
Conveniently served right after Mass at 6:30 p.m. on
Saturday, February 21. Come hungry and leave happy.
We thank you for your support. Mangia.
Knitting Ministry
The Knitting Ministry will not meet Monday evening,
February 2 and Tuesday afternoon, February 3.
Crusaders for Christ~Journey to the Cross
Ever wonder what the Stations of the Cross are all
about? This Lenten season, all 6-7-8th graders and their
families are invited to join us as we take a closer look at
the Stations. We will meet every Friday night during
Lent, starting on February 20th from 6:15 p.m.—7:30
p.m. From 6:15-6:45 we will spend time learning the
history of the Stations of the Cross, how praying the
Stations can bring us closer to Jesus, and each week take
a closer look at 2-3 stations. Stations then start at 7:00
p.m. in the chapel. Parents, please talk with your
students about this great opportunity to make this part of
their Lenten offering. Sign up in the Gathering Area or
call Sue Peters at 330-483-3808, ext. 237.
Baptism Preparation Class
St. Martin’s next Baptism Class will be Tuesday,
February 10 from 7:00—8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center
meeting room. This class is a requirement of the Diocese
of Cleveland for all first time parents who wish to have
their baby baptized. Godparents are also welcome to
attend. Call the office at 330-483-3808 to register.
Annual Contribution Statements
If you would like a printed copy of your 2014 annual
contribution statement, please mail us a STAMPED, self
-addressed envelope or drop one in the collection basket.
Statements will be mailed upon request only. You may
also stop by the office beginning January 18 and pick
up your statement or we can fax it to you.
Family Life Ministry~Marriage Enrichment
For everyone from Singles to Newlyweds to seasoned
Marrieds, come and experience your love language
along with your mate’s love language. Some spouses
communicate their love with gifts, some with physical
touch, and others with acts of service. Still others prefer
words of affirmation or quality time. Come and find out
which one works best in your marriage on Saturday,
February 14 from 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. in the Parish
Center. Enjoy a light Valentine dinner and share together
your own Love Language. Call 330-483-3808 for
reservations or sign up in the Gathering Area.
Crusaders for Christ Lenten Retreat
All 6-7-8th graders are invited to our Lenten retreat on
Sunday, February 22 from 1:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. in the
Parish Center. Our theme is “The Potter’s Hand”. We
will look at how God is the potter and we are the clay.
Each student will have the opportunity to make their
own clay pinch pot. We will also discover our spiritual
gifts and how we may use them as God molds us in his
image. This is going to be a great interactive afternoon
for our youth. Sign up in the Gathering Area or call Sue
Peters at 330-483-3808, ext. 237.
SOZO High School Youth Group Retreat
The high school retreat is being changed from an over
night retreat to a one day retreat held on Sunday,
February 22 from 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. The Core
Leaders will be coming from Steubenville Franciscan
University to put on the retreat.
Confirmation Students
All Confirmation students are reminded that they need
to sign up for a part in the Live Stations of the Cross
which will be performed during the March Penance
Service after the Examination of Conscience.
January 24/25 Collection $8,535.00
358 Envelopes
Building Fund $2,395.00
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February 1, 2015
Parish Activities for the Week
LIGHT Program, 11:30 am, PC.
LIGHT Program, 6:00 pm, PC.
Bible Study, 12:30 pm, PC mtg. rm.
Quiet Prayer, 5:00-8:00 pm, Prayer Room.
Bible Study, 7 pm, PC mtg. rm.
Yoga, 11 am, Parish Center mtg. rm.
Grief Share, 1 pm, PC mtg. rm.
Intercessory Prayers, 7 pm, Prayer Room.
Contemplative Prayer, 7 pm, PC mtg. rm.
AA Meeting, 7 pm, Ed. Bldg.
Men’s Fellowship, 8 am, PC mtg. rm.
Servants of Mercy, 9:30 am, Prayer Rm.
RCIA, 9 am, Parish Center mtg. rm.
SOZO Teens, 6 pm, Ed. Bldg.
St. Martin of Tours Lenten Retreats
Francis and Francis: Living in the Holy Joy of the
Gospel ~ This Lent, gather with other parishioners to
reflect on two role models of joy ~ St. Francis and Pope
Francis. Dr. Karla Bellinger will lead us in reflection and
discussion based on the teachings of St. Francis and
Pope Francis. Saturday, March 7 starting with breakfast
at 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. The cost
is $10.
Joyfully Gifted ~ Save the date: Saturday, March 21 for
a retreat experience to help define your Spiritual Gifts.
Look for more information next week.
Pierogi and Strudel Sale
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 25801 Royalton Rd. in
Columbia Station will start taking orders for their annual
pierogi and strudel sale on February 9. Call in your
orders on Mondays, February 9, February 23, March 9
and March 23 and pick up your order Thursday, of that
week, between 2:00—6:30 p.m. Pierogis are $8 per
dozen (potato, potato/cheese, sauerkraut, ricotta cheese,
prune, apple, cabbage). An 8” strudel strip is sold for $5
(apple, cherry, cheese, blueberry). Call 440-236-5095
between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to place your order.
Medina County Master Gardener Volunteers
Leprechauns, Shamrocks, & Hops… Oh My! This St.
Patrick’s Day be inspired by all things GREEN! Join
Medina Master Gardeners and OSU Extension
Professionals Saturday, March 7 at A. I. Root Candle
Company, 623 West Liberty Street, Medina from 9:00
a.m.—12:30 p.m. Learn about growing shamrocks into
spring and many other interesting tips and ideas. Sign-in
begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $15 per person or $25
for two! Door prizes and light refreshments included.
Registration Deadline is February 20. Visit: http:// or call 330-725-4911 ext. 106 for
Dear Padre
Why can’t we all celebrate Mass
in Latin?
You said we should offer Mass in several
languages so everyone can participate. There is an
alternative: the Latin Mass. In the past, all nationalities
could attend and unite themselves to the sacrifice on
Calvary without the barrier of vernacular. There is one
God and one Church. There should be one Mass.
I’m writing this in the rectory of the Redemptorist
parish in New Orleans. Across the street is St.
Alphonsus Church, which was built for Irish-and
English-speaking immigrants in 1847. Behind the
rectory is St. Mary’s Assumption, which was built for
German-speaking immigrants in 1849. Two blocks
from here is Notre Dame de Bon Secours, which was
built in 1843 for French-speaking immigrants. Until the
1960s, Mass was celebrated in Latin, but the preaching
and music weren’t necessarily done in Latin. Latin has
been an important part of the Catholic Church since the
fourth century, but it’s important to remember that
language and ethnicity don’t bind us—Jesus does. I
think we should do whatever we can to help people
know Jesus. If celebrating Mass in Spanish, German,
English, and French is going to bring people closer to
Jesus, that’s what we should do.
~ Prayers for the Sick ~
Please keep the following friends
and family members in your prayers:
Sue Krieger, Teresa Hacker, Janet Solomon, Byron John
Olexa, Mary Sue Lenhart, Chuck Boesch, Denny Zaverl,
Gloria Stoker, Adele Borling, Pat Romanchik, Michael
DiLeonardo, Colin Kiousis, Matt Busch, Jessica Haywood,
Lillian Lasky, Carole Curtin, Emily Beck, Jennifer Streiner,
Deacon Stan Fulton, Mike Kudla, Theresa Ropelewski,
Marcie Shaw, Virginia Smith, Robert Scherler, George
Hopkins, Renee Kelly, Dave Rea, Debbie, Amy Gillingham,
Penelope Brown, Mason Lasco, Carrie Fuller, Sandy
Lombardi, Joan Howells, Ruth Clay, Marilyn DiLeonardo,
John/Maria Luich, Baby Mahrianna Petrey, Anita Gerenday,
Judy Bon, Kathy Musgrave, Don & Sarah, Riley Savel,
Corey Petro, Peggy/Kaden/Jason Hart, Bonnie Hughes, John
DeAngelis, Rick Zevchik, Dave Perkins, Peggy Russell, Judy
Hering, Pauline Incorvia, Jayne Yuravak, Betty Stiles, John
Darmstadt, Tim Donaldson, Pat Demyan, Brenda Sotak,
Michael Griffin, Jess Lahl, Ethan Krish, Michael Hart,
Marcia Mowinski
Names will be left on the prayer list for 3 months unless an
additional 3 month period or cancellation is requested.
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Today’s Readings
First Reading — Moses spoke to all the people, saying:
“A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for
you” (Deuteronomy 18:15-20).
Psalm — If today you hear his voice, harden not your
hearts (Psalm 95).
Second Reading — Brothers and sisters: I should like you
to be free of anxieties (1 Corinthians 7:32-35).
Gospel — The people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching;
he taught them as one having authority (Mark 1:21-28).
Readings for the Week
Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18;
Lk 2:22-40 [22-32]
Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-28, 30-32;
Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday: Heb12:4-7,11-15;Ps 103:1-2,13-14,17-18a;
Mk 6:1-6
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Ps 48:2-4, 9-11;
Mk 6:7-13
Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9;
Mk 6:14-29
Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-6;
Mk 6:30-34
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6;
1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39
Care more than others think necessary.
Trust more than others think wise.
Serve more than others think practical.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saints and Special Observances
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time;
Boy Scout Sunday
Monday: The Presentation of the Lord;
World Day for Consecrated Life;
Blessing of Candles; Groundhog Day
Tuesday: St. Blaise; St. Ansgar; Blessing of Throats;
Tu B’Shvat (Jewish new year of trees)
begins at sunset
Thursday: St. Agatha
St. Paul Miki and companions; First Friday
Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday
Authority From God
According to Moses, the people decided they didn’t want
to hear God’s voice directly any more. It was much too
frightening. Why couldn’t God send human teachers,
prophets, instead? God agreed, but with a warning. The
people had better listen to those teachers, because they
spoke in God’s name. That arrangement, though, had its
own problems, for them and for us. How do I know this
teacher is truly from God? And if the teacher is from God,
are all parts of the teaching meant for me? We have the
Church and scripture to help us with those questions, but
still there are always a few loose ends. That is the
powerful significance of the sentence in today’s Gospel:
“The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught
them as one having authority and not as the scribes.” The
people knew that this Jesus was authentic—truly a teacher
sent by God. They knew it by hearing him.