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Saint Martha's Catholic Church

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Welcome to Saint Martha's

Saint Martha's is a parish of the Diocese of Nashville located in Ashland City, providing the means of grace for Christians of Cheatham County. We welcome all the faithful, whether living nearby or passing through, for celebration of the Sacred Liturgy.

The parish is pastored by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Butler.

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Amen.

Important Dates

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Mass Times

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Adoration Times

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Confession Times

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Divine Office

Saturday

8:30a Lauds (English Liturgy of the Hours)

4th Sunday of the month

5p Vespers, Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1961 Editio Typica (available from Baronius Press)

please see the calendar for parish events and any schedule changes

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CONTACT

Office Hours:

Tues - Fri | 9a - 4p

3331 Bell St

Ashland City, TN 37015

615-792-4255

Communcation

Religious Education

Class Descriptions

 

St. Martha offers faith formation classes for children as young as 3 years old through adult.

 

Classes will resume on August 25th and continue to meet on every Sunday,

except the 3rd Sunday of each month, from 10:15-11:15.

Space is limited in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) atriums. 

Enrollment in the CGS atriums will be based on order of registration and last years attendance.

 

Level 1 (3-5 years old): capacity is 15 students

Level 2 and 3 combined (6-12 years old): capacity is 25 students

We have the capacity to open up a second level 1 atrium if we have enough catechists and assistants. 

Please contact Lauren Delius if you would like to assist in the CGS atrium.

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Congratulations to those Confirmed on May 11th

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Congratulations to our First Communicants

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Questions

Contact Lauren Delius,

 Director of Religious Education, 

dre@stmarthas.org or 615-681-3935

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Confirmation Formation: (12+) - Video and book based

The sacrament of Confirmation may be received at the age 13 in the Diocese of Nashville.  

 

St. Martha's Confirmation formation program will study from Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation by Ascension Press.  Confirmation preparation is a two year program. 

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Teen & Adult Formation: (13+) - Book based

This program offers a comprehensive, deep-dive into Catholic teaching; bridging the gap between the St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism and college level Theology.  This year's study will cover Fr. John Laux's book Catholic Morality, first published in 1928.

At the end of each year we complete a 6 week Marian Consecration through

St. Maximillian Kolbe's Militia of the Immaculata.

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The CGS program refers to the classroom as the "atrium."  In the early Church, the faithful were prepared for initiation into the life of the Church in a place prepared for the spiritual life. They called this place the “atrium.”  The atrium should be a place of spiritual retreat for children.  A place of work, study, and prayer, where work and study become contemplation of God, and prayer.

The themes presented in the atrium are taken from the Bible and the liturgy (prayers and sacraments) as the fundamental sources for creating and sustaining Christian life at every developmental stage and, in particular, for illuminating and nourishing the child in his/her most vital religious need.

A few of the themes presented include:

  • The articles and gestures of the Mass and sacrament of baptism

  • Biblical New Testament stories of the incarnation

  • The prophecies that foretold of the incarnation

  • The land of Israel, where Jesus truly lived

  • A few of the Kingdom of God parables

  • The Good Shepherd

  • The History of the Kingdom of God (older children in level 2)

  • Moral parables (older children in level 2)

  • Prayer

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: (3-12 years old) - Montessori based

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RESOURCES

FORMED.org is a great resource for Catholic books, videos, etc.

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Saint Benedict, pray for us!

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