Chalk it Up to Faith!
Spiritual resources for teachers, parents and mentors.
Holy Week 2019
Choosing what to attend during Holy Week
During Holy Week (April 10 to 15, 2019) we remember the stories that lead up to Jesus's death on the cross and his resurrection on Easter. Check the church calendar below for all the liturgies and rituals of this action-packed week, which include the Stations of the Cross, an Agape Meal, commemoration of the Last Supper, washing of feet, veneration of the cross, parishioner reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus, and more.
Wondering which events are most age-appropriate for your kids? Find a list of offerings and recommendations on the Lent Page.
Two ways to celebrate Easter
- April 20 at 8 pm: The Great Vigil of Easter. It’s a long liturgy, but it’s got everything: fire, smoke, darkness, story telling, music, and the resurrection of Jesus!
- April 21: Easter Sunday liturgies. There are FOUR services, at 8 a.m., 9: a.m.; 10:15 a.m. (full-church Worship.Together); and 11:15 a.m. And there are Easter egg hunts in between. Check the parish calendar (below) and website for more details.
Sign up now for Vacation Bible School and Choir Camp
Busy families plan early for summer activities. Registration is now open for St. Martin's summer Vacation Bible School, Aug. 5-9, and Choir Camp, Aug. 19-23. Learn more about these engaging camp opportunities on St. Martin's web page.
When is it?
Events for Children, Youth and Families can be found on the parish calendar above, along with many additional parish activities. Here are some dates to make sure are on your calendar:
- Kairos classes for children in grades 1-8 meet Sundays at 9:15 am in the fall and the Spring, with several weeks off to enjoy the Kairos Cool Yule for Families from Dec. 2 through Jan. 6.
- High School gatherings are every second and fourth Sunday at 12:15 pm in the Houston Room.
- Worship.Together our full Eucharist for preschoolers and their families is every Sunday at 9:15 am in the church.
It's never too late to register your children for these faith formation opportunities. Use the link below.
About this site
Need suggestions on how to pray with your children? Looking for an activity to use in a Kairos class? This site is a place for those supporting children, youth and families at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields to find and suggest resources to use in helping youngsters and families grow in their faith. Here you'll find a growing set of activities, crafts, games, links, prayer and Scripture resources and more. Need a resource that isn't here? Contact Barb Ballenger, Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care, at email@example.com to let her know what you're looking for.