The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults is the method that Vatican II has mandated for preparing those who wish to join the Catholic Church. This is a process of formation and education that includes: hearing and sharing the Word of God, connecting our life stories to those in scripture, praying, celebrating Rites, learning about Catholic tradition and doctrine, sharing in community, and becoming involved in the apostolic life of the Church. The goals of this initiation process are conversion and apostolic witness. RCIA meets on Sunday mornings every week from September through May in the rectory basement. Please call the Parish Office for more information.
Parish School of Religion (PSR) provides catechetical instruction to children and youth who attend public schools so that young people can grow in intimacy with Jesus, be knowledgeable about their faith, and integrate the teachings of the Gospel into their lives. Parish religion programs also prepare young people for the reception of the first sacraments. Children from 1st grade to 8th grade can enroll for PSR.
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The St. Martin de Porres Youth Group is open to all 7th grade through high school students. The Youth Group meets every month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Each month, the Youth Group also has one service or social event to attend. Please come join us and share faith, fun, and fellowship.
For more information, please call the parish office at (314) 895-1100 or you can email us at:
Emily Will, Youth Minister and James Stalling, Youth Minister: <[email protected]>
An ACTS retreat is a three-day and three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the parish community. Retreats for men and retreats for women are given separately. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the ACTS program acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats. The retreat takes on the traditions and atmosphere of the parish community sponsoring it.
The retreat facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with the Lord through:
Adoration – the call by, acceptance of, and response to God,
Community – the love and caring of each other,
Theology – the study of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith,
Service – to God and his people.