St. Martin’s has a deeply embedded culture and long history of commitment to outreach.
We embrace Matthew 25:
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
We work to discern how best to serve those in need through financial and in-kind support, and by building connections between our parish and community organizations.In recent years, we have set a goal of tithing for Outreach and reached 7% of the operating budget for Outreach. Our annual grants program supports a range of organizations that work locally, nationally, and internationally, with $29,600 awarded in 2016 and anticipated plate offerings of $5,500 designated for specific organizations.
In addition, our members work with and support a number of community and Diocesan organizations.