WUOL Holiday Choral Concert on November 24th
Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church is pleased to host the annual WUOL Holiday Choral Festival this year on Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 PM. The festival features local choral ensembles including the University of Louisville Cardinal Singers and the Choir of St. Martin's.
This event is ticketed. Tickets are available for purchase at the following link:
A blessed Veteran's Day to all our service men and women especially our own Fr. Carr.
Oh God, you have blessed us with brave men & women who are willing to defend our freedom. May your protection and grace surround them. Let your healing hand be upon those who suffer wounds. Help us to honor and support them. Let us ever be mindful of each sacrifice made.
Blessed Saint Martín of Tours,
full of the Spirit of the Lord
always having inexhaustible charity for the needy.
You, who full of love and generosity
when you saw the begger that was freezing from cold,
without knowing that in truth he was Christ,
did not doubt to give him half of your cape,
and did not give it completely to him
since the other half belonged to the Roman army;
you, who did not seek recognition
but only to favor your neighbor,
found glory before the Lord.
And when the Savior appeared to you
dressed with the half-cape
so as to express appreciation for your gesture
and He told you "today you covered me with your mantle",
you decided to no longer serve the army
and to dedicate your life to God
and to the salvation of souls,
being from then on a propagator of the faith
and a holy man totally dedicated
to whomever was in need.
Glorious Saint Martin,
you who worked miracles and prodigies,
who with joy, amiability and
the most exquisite goodness
won over the hearts of all
and did not cease to ever work for their wellbeing:
give me your hand and help me to come out
of all lack and scarcity
which today afflicts me and weighs me down.
Glorious Saint Martin, my blessed patron,
I humbly ask you with great faith
that you attain from God,
the fount of all Mercies
that my ways on this earth,
my work and my toils
be cleansed and opened with clarity.
In the name of Omnipotent God,
Saint Martin of Tours,
remove all that harms me
and give me work and prosperity.
O blessed relief, give me your saintly protection,
assist me, I beg you, in these difficult times:
(with much faith ask now for what you need)
You, noble Saint Martin, who have miraculous power
take my supplications with haste to the Heavens,
ask for my home all that is good;
may sorrows, ruins and miseries leave,
and may the Lord deign I merit
blessed fortune in my work (business),
and with it, abundance and prosperity,
so I may give freely to all in need.
Saint Martin, blessed Bishop of Tours,
may your virtues and charity
accompany me always.
I will not cease to pray to you
and to thank Almighty God
for all the favors granted;
and I promise to be charitable
and giving with all my brothers and sisters in need.
Saint Martin please intercede for me;
free and protect all my loved ones and I
from all that is evil.
Pray the Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary and Gloria
There will be an organ recital on Monday, November 11th, at 7:00 PM featuring our own director of music, Dr. Emily Meixner. The music will include works by Bach, Buxtehude, Widor, Vierne, and contemporary composer, Nico Muhly. As it is also the feast day of our patron, Saint Martin of Tours, the program will also include a hymn in his honor. This event is free and open to the public. A collection will be taken up during the concert for the organ restoration fund.