Online Connections

To help protect our staff and parishioners during the coronavirus outbreak, our offices will be closed until further notice.  Our staff will be working remotely during this time.  If you need to contact one of our staff members, please go here for our parish directory.    If emergency sacramental care is required, please call 253-922-7882 and listen for the appropriate prompt.


This page is the landing place to find the most recent updates and announcements, and links to new content as we grow our online Parish community.  


If you do not currently receive our e-Newsletter we encourage you to sign up -  just drop an e-mail to the Parish Office .  

Also follow our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information, under St. Martin of Tours Fife Catholic Parish.  Just "like" the page and see the feed on your Facebook page.


All public Masses and group meetings are cancelled.


St. Martin of Tours church is open for private prayer on Sunday and Monday mornings from 10 am until noon.  

Fr. Michael and Fr. Anh also invite you to use the private prayer times at All Saints, available daily 3-6 pm.


Confessions are now by appointment through the Parish Office.  Please call (253) 922-7882.  Leave a brief message and clear phone number if you need to leave a voicemail.  Staff will return your call.


Video replays of Holy Week litugy at All Saints are available here.


Please check back frequently.

Last update: 5/29/2020




RESOURCES

  • Local Liturgical resources

    St. Martin of Tours church is open for private prayer on Sunday and Monday mornings, from 10 am to noon.


    Fr. Michael & Fr. Anh invite you to also use the private prayer times at All Saints, available daily 3-6pm.


    Confessions are available by appointment through the parish office.  Please call the office at 253-922-7882 and leave a brief message with a clear telephone number for our return call.


    Resumption of Public Masses

    Pierce County is still in phase 1 and Mass is not yet  permitted inside of church spaces.  Staff are working daily to address liturgical needs for reopening and to assure the safety of parishioners is a priority.

    A few words from Fr. Michael:

    We are committed to the health and safety of parishioners and the greater community. Our parish has received reopening guidelines that include a number of things that need to be in place before the public celebration of Mass.

    Once we have informed the Archbishop that required safety measures are in place, the Archbishop will then approve the resumption of public celebrations of the Eucharist in the parish according to the new protocols. Due to the measures and milestones we need to achieve, our parish will not be ready for public masses this weekend. 

    We will keep you informed as the day approaches when the Archbishop has given us the go ahead and what protocols parishioners must follow.


  • Local, National & international Liturgies

    Please click here to visit our page dedicated to live-stream and recorded Mass resources.


    We encourage you to frequently visit both Northwest Catholic online and the Archdiocese of Seattle website for updated content and messages from Archbishop Etienne.


  • Praying at Home

    Please click here to visit our page dedicated to prayer resources for home.

    We also encourage you to follow our parish Facebook page @AllSaintsPuyallup and our liturgy Facebook page @ASPuyallupMusic for uplifting content to connect you with our community of faith. 


  • Continued Parish Stewardship

    About half of our parish income is normally collected at weekend Masses.  While our doors are closed and parishioners cannot attend Mass, our parish still has expenses and employees working remotely.  Bills are still coming in and need to be paid.   We thank those who have already made the shift to online giving.  If you are able, and have not set up electronic giving, please consider your options at this time


    You can set up electronic giving through the parish website giving page here.   One-time and recurring options are available.  Call the office if you need assistance to set this up: 253-286-0020.


    You can also mail in your contribution to our parish office address:

    St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish

    2303 54th Ave E

    Fife, WA 98424


  • Life's Challenges in a Time of COVID-19

    During these uncertain times, we are all experiencing different life and relationship challenges. We invite you to consider the areas where you might need more assistance than usual.

    Know that whatever you are feeling, you are not alone.

     

    The "Self-Care During the Pandemic" resource was offered by Emily De La Torre, a nationally board certified, licensed Catholic mental health counselor, who specializes in marriage and family therapy.  She owns and operates Pax Family Counseling, a group counseling practice in downtown Vancouver. 

     

    We hope that by sharing this information with you, you too may become more aware of your brothers and sisters in need, and how you can either help them, or help yourself.    Download the information here.

     

    Topic areas include: Marital Stress, Family Stress, Family and School at Home, Facing Anxiety and Stress, Facing Domestic Violence, and Healthcare Professionals and PTSD.