St Martin de Porres Church

31555 Hoover RD
Warren, MI 48093



Rev. Nicholas Zukowski, Pastor
Rev. Mr. Marion Jurewicz,​ Deacon

Tel: (586) 264-7515
 Fax: (586) 264-4013
  Formation: (586) 264-7970  


    E-mail:
parishoffice@smdeporres.com

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Our Mission:​

We, the parishioners of St. Martin de Porres of Warren, reflecting the qualities of
our patron saint, strive to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, celebrate the
mystery of God’s love ​in our midst, and serve one another and the wider human
community, thus continuing the ​Mission of Jesus Christ.

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​- Reviewed and approved by the Parish Pastoral Council ​June, 2016 





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Welcome to St. Martin de Porres Church


Celebrating 60 Years!


Click here to read or download  
of Archbishop Vigneron's letter of congratulations for St. Martin de ​Porres Parish.


Click here to read or download
Fr. Roman Pasieczny's letter of congratulations to St. Martin de Porres Parish.


Visit the Gallery
for pictures from ​the recent anniversary celebrations​


Mass Schedule

Saturday
5:00 p.m.

Sunday
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Monday  Tuesday  Friday
9:30 a.m. 

Wednesday
7:00 p.m. 


Reconciliation
​Wednesday 7:45 p.m.

Saturday 3:00 p.m.


or call the Parish Office
for an appointment


Rosary
Perpetual Help Prayers

Wednesday, 6:25 p.m.

Mass 7:00 p.m.


Adoration

First Fridays of the Month from 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m.



Parish Office

Open Mondays & Tuesdays
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon


 

  • Rummage Sale August 11, 12 & 13
  • Feast of the Assumption August 15, Mass at 9:30am
  • Backpack Drive for St. Dominic’s Outreach Center August 20 & 21
  • Knights of Columbus serve free bowls of ice cream to all parishioners after each Mass on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28
  • The Spirit of Giving Hope collects laundry soap, fabric softener and dryer sheets in August
  • St. Blasé Bible Studies - Deacon Ed McLeod, September 19 to November 7. Register by August 15
  • Organ Concert by John McGovern Sunday October 16 at 4pm

   
My "Nick"el's Worth

St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres
By: Fr. Nick Zukowski​    Parish Pastoral Council    Parish Finance Council



Homily: 31 July

Co-Chairpersons:
Gary McMenamin
Fr. Nick Zukowski

Presider: 
Fr. Nick Zukowski, Pastor


Homily: 24 July
 

Commission
Representatives:  

Chairperson: 
Mike Garcia

Homily: 17 July

Christian Service: 
Linda Samulski
Council Members:
Homily: 04 July
Education: 
Zora Dziurman

Jerry Cipkowski
Larry Lage

 Homily Archive

Finance
Fr. Nick Zukowski




Financial Report
​07/21 - 03/22

Knights of Columbus:
Ed Sobczak 
 

Meetings are quarterly as
needed the 1st Tuesday
of the month at 11:30 a.m.


Worship: 
Jerry Cipkowski



Central Macomb Vicariate Rep
Gary McMenamin





Meetings are held the first
Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.





PLANNING AHEAD…
This year, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven falls on a Monday, August 15th. This is one of those holy days where if it falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the Obligation to attend Mass that day is lifted. We will have one Mass tomorrow at the usual time of 9:30 AM only. There will be no evening Mass.

HELP OUR FINANCIAL PLANNING…
Thanks to your generosity, we are at the 68% mark in this year’s Catholic Services Appeal. We still need to raise $32,941 in order to make our parish target for this year. Otherwise, the difference has to come out of our operating funds. So far, we have heard
from 221 of our 745 households. That’s only 30%. The average ten-month pledge gift has been $250. Thank you! If the remaining 70% or 542 parish households gave $25 a month for ten months, or a one-time gift of $250, we would raise $135,500, and the parish would receive a refund of $100,000! This could go to repairing and restriping our parking lots. Please take this to your prayer. Open your hearts… and then your wallets! “We lift them up to the Lord!”

WHY DO YOU DO THAT?...
Folks have been asking me different questions, so here they are with my answers:


“Why do you not process in church at the beginning of Mass, but you do at the end of Mass?” Because of my compromised health, I can no longer walk and sing in the Opening Procession. By the time I get to the Presider’s Chair to start Mass, I am “huffing and puffing.” By sitting down in the Presider’s Chair before Mass begins, I can catch my breath, sing the Opening Hymn while I am seated, and start the Mass with vigor. I sit down again after the homily. At the end of Mass, as I process up the main aisle, I no longer have to project my voice as the Presider. I can read the words of the Recessional Hymn, and then catch my breath while greeting parishioners and guests once I reach the back of church.

“Why do you make the Sign of the Cross at the end of the Penitential Rite at the start of the Mass?” This gesture reminds me that my Venial Sins are forgiven. When I invite us to call to mind our sins, and then lead the Penitential Rite, the next prayer that follows is actually called “the Absolution.” They are similar, but not identical to what the priest says during Confession. During Confession, the proper Words of Absolution are said. During Mass, I ask that the Lord give us His Absolution with the words, “May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.” Making the Sign of the Cross used to be done always.

“Why do you sit on a stool when you give out Holy Communion? And why do you no longer genuflect at the proper moments during the Mass?” The medications that I take to control my compromised health do have the side effects of dizziness and loss of balance. I can no longer stand to give out Holy Communion and still maintain my balance. The stool helps me do this. If I attempt to genuflect at this time of my life, there is no guarantee that I will get up again!


Fr. Nick Zukowski

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