Spring Update: St. Martin de Porres Parish

Response to COVID 19

St. Martin de Porres Parish


Dear Parishioners,
       As we enter into this unchartered territory amidst the coronavirus outbreak, I want to share with you some information that might be helpful in regards to our parish.  Please keep in mind that this information can change frequently as more guidelines are put into place by our government, our state, and our diocese.  I ask that you continue to pray for all those affected by this virus and that you never waver in your trust that God will protect us and bless us in these challenging days ahead.  Stay home and stay safe.       Fr. John

Healing Prayer
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. 
 Never permit me to be separated from You.


Prayer During A Health Crisis

Compassionate and Loving Father,
In the face of confusion and concern
impart to us the calm of your presence.
In You, allow us to find hope and healing.
Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.
Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom.
Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.
Wrap your arms around our world
and hold us in your love.
Allow us at this time of trial to then
serve as instruments of that love to all we meet.
We ask this in Your Name.



Click here to read our most recent bulletin.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week Update
All locations are closed to the public at this time.
All services will be live-streamed whenever possible. 
Palm Sunday Mass will be at 10:00. (Currently closed to the public.)
Blessed palms will be available at all the Churches starting Saturday, April 4 at noon.
Holy Thursday Mass will be at 7:00 pm. (Currently closed to the public.)
The Good Friday service will be at 3:00 pm. (Currently closed to the public.)
The Vigil will be at 8 :00. (Currently closed to the public.)
Easter Sunday Mass will be at 10:00                                                            

What Do I Do About My Offering? 
   In light of the precautions we have recently put into place, here are some options for making your weekly/monthly offertory contributions. Please consider one of the following options:                            
 1. Mail-in your offertory envelope(s) to your church office.                                                               
 2. Set up online contributions through our website using our online giving vendor - Vanco Services. You have the option of setting up one time donations or setting up weekly donations for a set period of time by adding a start and end date, or this might be a great time to convert to online giving as your regular means of supporting our parish.                                                                                                Thank you for your continued support of our parish during this crazy time.  

Streamed Mass by Fr. John on Sunday, March 22 at 10 am. This Mass will be accessible via our website or St. Vincent de Paul Facebook page. 


Streamed Mass by Bishop Matano on Sunday, March 22 at 11 am
Through the kindness of Saint John of Rochester Parish, Fairport, Bishop Matano will offer this Sunday's Mass, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, at 11 am. This Mass will be accessible via www.dor.org. The diocesan website will redirect you to the live feed. 

Click here for the Catholic Courier list of parishes
with live stream Masses available. 


To Our St. Martin de Porres Families that participate in Faith Formation and Youth Group,
As your Faith Education Team, we wanted you to know we are here to support your faith journey during this trying time. Over the course of the next few weeks, our normal gatherings have been canceled. Therefore, we will be sending things to you via e-mail, the bulletin and utilizing our website, www.stmartinrochester.org to share information and to keep in touch. Please, if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us and we will help you the best we can.
Kate and Sean Esposito, our Youth Ministers Kate.esposito@dor.org or Sean.esposito@dor.org
Kathy Kuntz, Faith Formation Coordinator for St. Columba and St. Vincent locations Kathy.kuntz@dor.org
Anna Steele, Faith Formation Coordinator for St. Mary Anna.steele@dor.org
Again, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are here to help in any way we can.
God Bless and Stay Healthy,
Kate, Sean, Kathy, and Anna

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