Welcome to the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish

The Catholic Community of St.Martin of Tours, Diocese of Willemstad, Curacao, welcomes you to our parish website. It is our hope that you will find the information you are searching for and more! We realize that our website is used not only by the local Catholics but also by others from around the world who visited our island and perhaps joined us at the Sunday Eucharist at one of the three churches located on the Dutch side of our island Sint Maarten, Philipsburg, Simpsonbay or South Reward.

The intent of this website is quite simple. We want to keep in contact with all you parishioners and international friends of the parish. We welcome your questions and suggestions. You are also invited to sign up to automatically receive our weekly parish bulletin. Just sign up by filling out your email address below, and submit. 

May this website be a tool for the proclamation of the Gospel and a modest source for our continued growth and faith we share.

Prayer for protection

God, our Father, Creator and Lord of the Universe, you have set the earth on its foundation and all elements of nature obey your command. You give food to all flesh, cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain to the earth ─ We humbly beseech you Lord, Most High, to keep us safe from all dangers and to calm all the storms of life that threaten us: especially the attack of whirlwinds and tornadoes, the calamity and destruction of hurricanes, the din and damage of hail storms, the striking of thunderbolts and lightning, and the devastation of floods and tidal waves.May we be secure in your loving protection, seek your Will in all our experiences, and serve you always with grateful hearts. We ask this through Christ, our Lord, Amen.

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A Father's day gift

The male parishioners who are fathers were recognized during this week's masses with a lovely coffee cup courtesy of the Parish council and both the priests. Together with the special father's song preformed by Father Yohanes the fathers present were acknowledged. On behalf of all those fathers THANK YOU. 

Thank you for your participation

We would like to thank the organizing committee and all those who have helped and participated in the last Saturday’s June 9th Walk for God's Mercy during Hurricane Season. The support from our faith community was overwhelming. Thank you again. Let us continue to pray for protection against hurricanes and other natural disasters.

"God, our Father, Creator and Lord of the Universe, you have set the earth on its foundation and all elements of nature obey your command. You give food to all flesh, cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain to the earth ─ We humbly beseech you Lord, Most High, to keep us safe from all dangers and to calm all the storms of life that threaten us: especially the attack of whirlwinds and tornadoes, the calamity and destruction of hurricanes, the din and damage of hail storms, the striking of thunderbolts and lightning, and the devastation of floods and tidal waves.

May we be secure in your loving protection, seek your Will in all our experiences, and serve you always with grateful hearts. We ask this through Christ, our Lord, Amen. '

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Sunday June 3rd is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. We celebrate Christ’s institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper. Corpus Christi touches the very essence of our faith. Today, we give thanks for this gift of Christ’ body and blood. More importantly, we strive to imitate the self-giving nature of our God himself. As we celebrate and consume the Eucharist, we commit ourselves to the journey of transformation. May we grow daily into the Eucharistic Christ who reaches out to all people and who gives himself fully for the life of the world.

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