There are many groups in our parish that aren’t attached to any of the staffed ministries but are valuable ministries staffed by volunteers and sometimes associated with a national organization. Our parish receives valuable financial support from their many fundraisers but, even more importantly, they also provide us with many valuable “fun raisers.” At our parish festival, everyone works together to make it a success.
The Ladies Guild sponsors a variety of gatherings for its members including a monthly brown bag lunch meeting and social, speakers, bus trips etc. They support a variety of parish projects through fundraising bake sales. The Ladies Guild also hosts the annual parish fashion show in the spring. For more information, go to the Ladies Guild webpage.
The Men’s Club brings men of the parish together to socialize and to support the parish through service and fundraising. They sponsor our annual parish Festival and take the lead in planning along with many other parish groups. They also sponsor the Sunday donuts and hospitality after the Sunday morning masses. They support many different parish ministries and programs as need arise. For more information, visit their webpage.
Italian Catholic Federation (I.C.F.)
The Italian Catholic Federation is an organization dedicated to building family spirit and bringing men and women of all ages to share their cultural heritage and catholic faith. Our parish branch 391 sponsors many activities and events that benefit not only the parish but the wider community as well. The ICF meets on the first Tuesday of the month for dinner and meeting. All are welcome. For more information, visit their website at http://www.icfbranch391.org
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society serves the poor and homeless in our community. Our volunteers meet with those in need to offer assistance with food and other basic necessities as we are able. For more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Society, go to their local website at http://svdp.org/santaclara/
Parish Scouting Programs
St. Martin of Tours sponsors many Boy and Girl Scout Troops. Our scouting programs focus on values, education, faith formation, citizenship, friendship. Our Scouts serve the community in many ways. For more info about Boy Scout Pack 390, visit their website at http://www.troop390.org
Women’s Book Group/ Women’s Retreat
The Women’s Ministry Book Club invites women to share in discussions of an inspirational or spiritual book on the 4th Tuesday of each month. This is an opportunity for women of faith to connect with one another, particularly around their love of literature. For more information, go to the Women’s Book Group page.
St. Martin’s has two adult athletic programs the first meets on Wednesday evenings and has several teams that play volleyball in the fall and again in the spring and basketball in the winter. We also have a men’s pick-up basketball league that plays on Saturday mornings. Players make a small donation that help with a variety of parish needs.