Our ministries extend the work of the Catholic Church in one way or another. Whether enhancing weekly mass with music or visiting with those in need of our thoughts and prayers, ministry makes God's kingdom alive in our community today.
The Bible is God’s Word, and Jesus is the Word made Flesh. Just as Mary gave flesh to the Infant Christ, so too do readers give flesh to the Word Who is Christ. Lectors are his mouthpieces. Christ is present of course, regardless of the lector’s style, but the reality of His presence is strengthened and increased when Lectors proclaim the word with faith and skill.
Boys and girls in grades four through High School are invited to serve as Altar Servers at all Liturgies. Altar serving is one of the few ministries made available to the young people of our parish. It is a very important ministry and we encourage the young people to take part in it. Although the duties of the altar servers are many and varied, the most important responsibility of the altar server during Mass is to pray. Training sessions are held several times a year. If your child is interested in becoming an Altar Server, please contact the rectory during office hours.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
The Eucharistic Minister is an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, appointed by the Pastor to assist in the distribution of Holy Eucharist during Sunday Liturgy as well as to bring Holy Communion to those who are unable to come to the Table of our Lord. It is a sacred ministry because it is about bringing our Lord to His people.
Ms. Michelle Joseph Our Lady of Victory
Fr. Daniel O. Kingsley Saint Peter Claver
Cora Greene Holy Rosary
We the parish of Saint Martin de Porres have four active choirs that lead our congregations in our three church sites on the weekend. They all make up the Saint Martin de Porres Parish Choir, which sings at all major parish events.
Rehearsal are held on Wednesday evenings from 7pm - 9pm September through June
Mr. Rasaan Bourke Director of Music of the Parish
Mr. Joseph Murray Assoc. Organist of the Parish
There is ongoing registration for our School of Faith Formation. Registration forms will soon be updated to the website shortly.
Registration fee is $35.00 per child.
Ms. Michelle Joseph Director of Faith Formation of the Parish
Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers)
Responsible for fostering a hospitable, welcoming and safe environment at all liturgical celebrations.
Mr. Michael Davis Our Lady of Victory
Mr. Kirk Godoy Saint Peter Claver
Mr. Rudson Winston Holy Rosary
To assist the Parish in spreading the Word of God and the Catholic Faith in the community.
Mrs. Marina Brown Our Lady of Victory
Mr. Stanley Davis Saint Peter Claver
Ms. Sheila Fye Holy Rosary
To formulate liturgical programs, which will recruit, train and involve parishioners in the various liturgical ministries of the church; the choir. ministers of Holy Communion, Mass coordinators, ushers, lectors, acolytes and altar servers.
Fr. Alonzo Q. Cox Pastor
Fr. Daniel O. Kingsley Committee Chair