St. Martin de Porres Parish
4720 Castle Road
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022
"We saw this star in the east, and we came to worship him." -- Matthew 2:2
Your friends at Immanuel Anglican Church wish you a very fruitful Epiphany season and all the best during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Read the rest of the letter here. (PDF file)
Truth and Reconciliation
From the Archbishop, on the launch of the Appeal for Survivors and Their Communities:
"This province has many wounds in its history, but this is the deepest, beginning with the First Peoples of this land, their experience of colonization, and most acutely, their experience of the Indian Act and the residential school system. ... [I]n recent weeks, we have heard a strong request for the Catholic Church to take ownership for its involvement in the schools, for wounds that have their origin there but continue on in intergenerational trauma and in systemic injustice. It is our profound desire to do so, continuing past efforts and undertaking new initiatives of commitment and solidarity."
You can find information on the Archdiocese's response to the current events regarding Truth and Reconciliation, including the Catholic TRC Healing Response, on our Truth and Reconciliation page.
Helping Each Other
Support St. Martin's Parish
Through this difficult time, St. Martin's Parish still needs your support. Please remember to continue your donations.
During this time of social isolation, let's care for each other by connecting with others who might be lonely with a phone call. Let's spread Jesus' love as far and wide as we can.
Monseigneur Reymundo Asis, Pastor
Sarah Possberg and Alison Sander: Office Administrators
Cheri MacFarlane: Pastoral Assistant
Please welcome our new Pastoral Assistant, Cheri MacFarlane. Please take a moment to introduce yourself and to welcome her to the parish!
Beginning January, we will be saying the rosary prior to every weekend Mass. If you are willing to lend your voice as a rosary leader, please register using signup.com. If you do not yet have access to signup.com - or for more information - please contact the parish office.
Save the Date: St. Martin de Porres Parish Annual General Meeting: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Lost and Found items will be on a table near the hall doors until the end of January. Please take a moment to check it out!
Collection Envelopes are available at the back wall of the church.
Finances: The Finance Council continues to keep a close eye on our financial situation. Please continue to remember our parish’s financial needs and we sincerely thank you for your continued support. Information on ways to support the parish can be found on our Donations page.
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Sunday, January 16, 2022)
Tuesday to Friday - 9 a.m.
Saturdays - 5 p.m.
Sundays - 10 a.m.
Reconciliation: See below.
**Please offer your prayers for Father Peter. He suffered a stroke and is recovering.**
Beginning January, we will be saying the rosary prior to every weekend Mass.
Masks are Required for Weekend Masses
Given the recent surge in Covid cases in the province we feel it is prudent to require all parishioners ages 5 and older to wear a mask at all times while inside the church.
Please be sure your mask is fully covering your nose and mouth for the entire time you are in the church, office, or any part of the facility. Masks can be briefly removed while receiving Communion. Thank you for your cooperation. -- St. Martin's Pastoral Council
Regarding pew barriers: In order to accommodate everyone who attends weekend Mass, the Liturgy Committee has decided to remove pew barriers for the two centre sections of pews. Barriers will remain up on every second pew in the two outer sections. Please choose your seat according to your own preference.
Contact tracing will not be required.
Maintain hand sanitizing practices that were implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sign of Peace
The Sign of Peace by shaking of the hands may resume at the comfort level of individuals in attendance. For individuals with cold or flu symptoms, shaking hands and other physical touch are not recommended. The Sign of Peace may be expressed with a bow or similar ritual gesture.
Choirs and congregational singing may resume. Masks are required.
It is recommended that the collection of financial donations remains unchanged for now and that baskets that are passed from person to person not be used.
All individuals distributing communion must use hand sanitizer prior to and after distributing communion.
Reception in the hand is to be the norm.
Reception of the Blood of Christ should not resume at this time.
Communion on the tongue may return. *see below
Further and more complete guidelines can be found in this PDF document from the Archdiocese.
*Important: If you wish to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, please wait until everyone else has received, and then stand at the end of Father Rey's communion line. He will be using hand sanitizer after each person who receives on the tongue and would appreciate your patience.
For those unable to attend mass due to scheduling or other restrictions, other mass options include:
Archdiocese of Regina Christmas Season Livestream Mass Schedule
December 24: 11 p.m. (Christmas Carols for 1 hour before Midnight Mass) - Livestreamed from Holy Rosary Cathedral
December 25: 9 a.m. - Livestreamed from Resurrection Parish
January 1: 11 a.m. - Livestreamed from Holy Rosary Cathedral
Livesteam Link: www.youtube.com/ArchdioceseRegina
Resurrection Parish Livestream - Sunday masses
Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Daily Mass (click on YouTube at the bottom of the video if you prefer to watch it on YouTube.)
Rosary and Adoration - Livestreamed on YouTube from Christ the King Parish each weekday at 1 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m.
or by appointment.
Find information on COVID-19 considerations in the Archdiocese on their website.
Thinking Faith Podcast
This is a podcast brought to you by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives. CLICK HERE to listen to the latest episodes.
"We, the Catholic Community of St. Martin de Porres,
centered in the Eucharist, continue to be called to live Gospel values through
love, acceptance, praise and service in keeping with our tradition of social justice."