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.
FAMILY FUN DAY 2018 is planned for Sunday, November 4th at the grounds of the Risen Christ Church in South Reward. Lunch tickets are available at U$10.00 and U$12.00 for fish plate. Please support this event as it aims to raise money to pay for our insurance which comes to U$50,000.00. Thank you.
On Sunday, September 30th, the church celebrates Catechetical Sunday focusing on the theme “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ. " Catechist from our parish will be called forth to be re-commissioned for their ministry at the Mass at the Risen Christ Church in Reward at 11:00 a.m.
Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.
THE SCHEDULE OF THE CATECHETICAL CLASSES is as follow:
In Philipsburg in the Parish Hall;
- Monday's at 7:00pm; RCIA (Adults)
- Tuesday's at 4.00pm; Post-Communion
- Wednesday's at 4:30pm; Confirmation Year 1 and Year 2
- Thursday's at 4:00pm; F. Communion Year 1
- Saturday's at 10:00am; Baptism class for Children and Youth
In Reward in the Risen Christ Community Center;
- Saturday's at 9:30am; F. Communion Year 1 and 2, also for Confirmation Year 1.
- Saturday's at 5:30pm; Confirmation Year 2 (Tr. Osnel)
Mary, Star of the Sea Church in Simpson Bay reopened on Sunday, August 19th for all services after major renovations. We would like to thank for all donations and prayers during the time of restoration. We thank God for being back at our little church. Please join us at Mass on Sundays at 5:00 pm.