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.

KNEELERS AND HYMNALS IN THE VARIOUS CHURCHES

KNEELERS IN THE VARIOUS CHURCHES

We are kindly requesting your cooperation to safeguard our church pews and kneelers, during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, prayers and meditation. After communion please put down and lift up the kneelers very softly and gently as your fellow parishioners are praying or meditating.

HYMNALS

Parishioners are also kindly asked not to bend the Hymnals
or the pages as markers while using them.

Holy Week 2018

The St. Martin of Tours Parish celebrated Holy Week 2018 in its three churches. Many parishioners and guests filled the churches to be witness to one, some or all of the celebrations. All experienced the services as impressive. For a pictorial of the Holy Week celebrations in the different churches, please click the picture.

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, April 22nd, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday."  The purpose of this day is to fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).  Please pray that young men and women of our island would hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.

Divine Mercy Sunday and the Divine Mercy Novena

The message of The Divine Mercy Sunday is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.Spend time to learn more about the mercy of God, learn to trust in Jesus, and live your life as merciful to others, as Christ is merciful to you

The Divine Mercy Novena will continue this week at 3:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church. It will end on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8th. Please come and join us in prayer.