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.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed this year from January 18 to 25. We are all invited during this week, to join with the people around the world to pray for Christian unity. The theme for this year celebration is: Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power," taken from the book of Exodus 15:6.
Prayer: O God, your right hand is glorious in power. Extend your hand to help us discover new ways that unite your people in the Body of Christ, the Church. May the strength of your hand take away all misunderstanding and prejudice that hinder our calling to be one in body and spirit. Draw us together in the bond of peace, of faith and charity that we may be one in Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever. Amen.
On Saturday January 6th, 2018, the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church celebrated The Epiphany Festival of with the children and youths. The activities started at 3.00 pm on the Captain Hodge Square and began with an openings prayer lead by Rev. Fr. Adam Oleszczuk SVD, Pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish.
It was a fun and spirit filled day for the children and youths. They marched in procession to the church, led by the New Generation Drum band. In church they saw the story of the Three Wise Men, who brought gifts for the child Jesus. The children also brought gifts for less fortunate children and had their own Christmas gift blessed. The celebration then continued at the St. Martin of Tour Parish Hall where they had group activities, received drinks and cupcakes and were entertained by the Catholic Youth Group Dancers. The highlight of the afternoon was to find “baby Jesus” in a cupcake. The winner was 7 year old, Harris Zephir. He received a gift and he was crowned “King for the day”. The activities ended at 5.00 pm.
On entering the New Year we would like to wish each and every one of you that Christ be indeed in the center of our lives and that the Spirit of the Holy Family of Nazareth remain in every home of our parish throughout the New Year 2018.
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