Our Ministries


Saint Martin de Porres offers many different programs and organizations to minister, as well as opportunities for you to serve others. These programs and organizations provide parishioners the opportunity to manifest their Christian values; taking into consideration their individual skills and talents, and put those values into action.  Please take some time to browse through the different programs and organizations that make up Saint Martin de Porres.


Children’s Liturgy of the Word – This ministry helps young people to better understand the Word of God at Mass on Sunday. It is led by committed and approved adults.
Yvonne Clark-Velazquez – 215-634-3587
Kathy Waters – 215-880-1024

Altar Servers – Those in this ministry serve the Church by assisting the Priest at Mass. This ministry is open to youth beginning in 4th grade.
Melvin Burton, Jr. – 215-617-7641

Communication Ministry – This ministry serves as resource to the community by recording various events in the life of the Church.
Rick Cothran – 215-370-0962
Doug Stanford – 267-688-8337
Ed Allen – 267-972-8534
Kevin Gray – 267-446-3656

Golden Age Ministry – Open to all over 50, this ministry offers various services and programs for fellowship, hospitality and fundraising. They meet the last Friday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Community Hall.
Gloria Felder – 215-228-6981
Rita Felder – 215-223-3748

Men of Saint Martin – This ministry is for men who seek to draw closer to Christ and mentor young people in the Church.
Rick Cothran – 215-370-0962
Doug Stanford – 267-688-8337

Gospel Choir – This ministry is for those who wish to sing God’s praise and lead the congregation in worship. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Church.
Tonya Dorsey – 609-502-7414
Angela Taylor – 267-970-1504

God’s Men – St. Martin De Porres men’s music ministry established in 2016, serves to honor God through their songs of worship. Rehearsals are held after mass on most Sundays.
Eduardo Luna, Choir Coordinator – 267-258-2933

St. Martin De Porres Hymn Choir – this music ministry serves to honor God through a more traditional sound of singing hymns directly from the hymn book. Rehearsals are held the Wednesday before they sing. Anyone interested in singing with the Hymn Choir can call or email
Tonya Dorsey – 609-502-7414 / tdorseymusic@gmail.com

G.S.D. Crew – A ministry of helps by God’s people, giving an offering of their time, talents, and resources for the care and maintenance of the church. Fun, and fellowship, while working for the kingdom of God.
Rick Cothran – 215-370-0962
Doug Stanford – 267-688-8337

Martineer Women – Christian women of The Martineer Women ministry is made up of faith, integrity, love, spirituality and grace. We are a fundraising ministry for our parish and also provide support for others ministries endeavors whenever needed. The Martineer Women sponsors an annual upscale fashion show and luncheon every Fall and a semi-annual Roman Chances drive in which 100% of the profit is donated to the parish. The Martineer Women strive to be a beacon of light to everyone we encounter.
Yvonne Gray- 215-226-1994
Melody Cooper – 215-432-4127

Hospitality Ministry – This ministry offers fund raising events for the Church and assists with funeral luncheons. They meet every first Sunday in the Community Hall.
Deloris Bolden – 215-226-3270
Karen Powell – 215-221-1279

Willing Workers – This ministry raises funds for the Church and assist with various projects as needed.
Jackie Coleman – 215-228-3226
Georgia Grant – 215-292-5437

Ministers of Holy Communion – This ministry assists the Pastor in offering Holy Communion.
Barbara Brown – 267-539-6607
Arlette George – 215-242-4661

Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee – This Committee serves as a resource to the community on the needs of our sisters and brothers.
Janell Lavender – 267-408-5923
Germaine Edwards – 215-888-3697

Preparation for the Sacraments – Those interested in receiving the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, namely Baptism, First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation are prepared by this ministry.
Sr. Lynn Marie Ralph, SBS, D.R.E. – 215-791-5207

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) – Adults who wish to join the Catholic Church or receive other Sacraments are served by this ministry.
Sr. Lynn Marie Ralph, SBS, D.R.E. – 215-791-5207

Lectors – Lectors proclaim God’s Holy Word at Mass. This ministry is open to youth and adults.
Letitia Holloway-Owens – 609-635-3542
Mrs. Lucile Brown – 215-223-0682 (Youth Lectors)

SMDP Praise Dancers – This ministry is specifically for young ladies, who minister thorough sacred dance and movement. They meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Church.
Sr. Lynn Marie Ralph, SBS, D.R.E. – 215-791-5207

Social Ministry – The mission of the Social Service Ministry is to meet the human needs of our Community. The office is open Tuesday – Thursday.
Mary Cook – 215-225-2127
Cheryl Wright – 215-467-1035

Adult Ushers
Michael Coleman – 267-230-1856
Germaine Edwards – 215-888-3697

Youth Ushers – This ministry welcomes people to Church and seeks to serve their needs. It is open to youth and elders.
Lucile Brown – 215-223-0682
Sheila Lee – 267-228-5066
Saint Martin de Porres Catholic School
Sister Nancy Fitzgerald, SSJ, Principal -215-223-6872

Knights of Peter Claver and Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary
Church Office – 215-228-8330

Come Join Us!