Registration Fees:
One child:        $  90     
Two or More:   $ 135

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St. Martn de Porres atn.: Mrs. Acord
31555 Hoover Warren, MI 48093

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Christian Formation News & Events

Growing Faith and Engaging Hearts

Thank you to the Confirmation Candidates and Sponsors who attended our Confirmation Retreat. We had an inspiring presenter, Mary Lee Becker, who is definitely a faith-filled Disciple of Christ. She kept everyone engaged and opened our hearts and minds to further develop our relationships with Jesus. I asked the Candidates and Sponsors for their feedback about the retreat. Their responses are below.

Candidates’ responses:
- The retreat helped me to get closer to God. He is always with us.
- I was touched by the stories Mary Lee Becker talked about, especially the story about the two farmers.
- I liked talking about my faith with my sponsor when answering the questions that were given to us.
- This retreat makes me want to learn more about the faith.
- This retreat really gave me a different point of view of my Confirmation.
- This retreat reminded me of what God does and why I want to be a part of the Church. It has given me faith about moving forward. 
- I liked talking about how people should be treated and how things should be in the world.
- I learned that being Catholic you don’t need to be perfect.

Sponsors’ responses:

- The retreat was very educational. We sometimes take our faith for granted, and we need to get back to the basics.
- I enjoyed revisiting conversations regarding my faith – keeping it basic and simple. I most of all enjoyed the conversations with my niece.
- The retreat gives me a reason to re-commit to my own faith and to remember to always live the Word of God. It was a wonderful reflection to share with my candidate.
- The retreat was most impactful when Mary Lee Becker spoke on her personal experience. There are never too many first-hand experiences to share. I only wish we could have done an all-day retreat.
- Today’s retreat was a good reminder of why I was asked to be a sponsor. I found Mary Lee’s stories relatable and important as I help my nephew on his journey in faith.
- I truly enjoyed spending time with my candidate at this retreat. We were able to share stories and our reasoning about our journey with God and our faith.
- I’m glad everyone got to be involved in the conversations, and it wasn’t just one person talking.

Please keep our Confirmation Candidates and their Sponsors in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation and deepen their relationship with Jesus as they work toward becoming His disciples.

God Bless,

Sandy Acord
Director of Christian Formation

Links to Catholic Family Resources

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops                      

The Archdiocese of Detroit

Sadlier Religion Resources                                                       

Catechist magazine

RCL Benziger

Sacraments - Christian Faith Formation 
 ·  Reconciliation (First Confession) 
 ·  First Eucharist (First Holy Communion) 
 ·  Confirmation 

Sacramental preparation takes place at home and during regular class time. We assist parents and guardians as they exercise their role as the first and best educators of their children in faith formation and the practice of the Catholic faith. 

​Faith Formation Grades 1 - 9  Schedule for 2021 - 2022

​ ·  Are you thinking about becoming Catholic?
 ·  Do you know someone who is?
 ·  Do you need to complete your Sacramental preparation?

St. Martin de Porres Parish will be starting Adult formation sessions for adults who would like to discover more about the Catholic Church.

RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the program which brings new members into the Church. The Christian Worship Office in the Department of Parish Life and Services, uses CSA funds to develop certification programs for RCIA ministers and formation for RCIA teams, as well as for RCIA consultation to parishes. Please contact the Parish Office at 586-264-7515 for more information on joining the program.​​

St. Martin de Porres - Christian Formation


Partners In Faith
(click links below to view/download)

October 2021

Christian Faith Formation 

Faith formation serves to guide Catholics in more fully proclaiming Christ ​as our center and light. By providing guidance, inspiration, and support in our journey ​with Christ, we inspire Christians to incorporate our faith in all aspects of their daily life. 

Visit our Safe Environments page to learn more about our care of the children of St. Martin de Porres Parish

The Christian Faith Formation process at St. Martin de Porres is open to all children,
levels 1 through 9. Our classes begin in September and conclude at the end of April.
We welcome children from families of other parishes in the surrounding area. We
​ask that families be registered at St. Martin de Porres Church, but it is not mandatory. ​​

Programs Under Christian Faith Formation 

 ·  Religious Education 
 ·  Children’s Liturgy of the Word (11:00 a.m. Mass) 
 ·  Children’s Mass 
 ·  Summer Youth Group 
 ·  Vacation Bible School 
 ·  Level 8 Bible Study “Encounter”​​

Adult Formation - RCIA

Adult Formation Programs 
 ·  Biblical Walk with Mary 
 ·  Laudato Si: Encyclical on Climate
​        Change and Inequality 
 ·  Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
 ·  Romans: The Gospel of Salvation
​    Bible Study

Other Family Activities 
 ·  Children’s Rosary 
 ·  Family Mass 
 ·  Family Fun/Movie Night 
 ·  Tree-Trimming Service 

   For information on Faith Formation or with
   questions, please call the Formation office
   at 586-264-7970

   Sandy Acord, DRE, Ext. 233

   Mary Loria, Administrative Assistant  Ext. 231  

   Or email us at:

Parent Information

St. Martin de Porres
Christian Formation Office

Parent/Student Handbook

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​Warren, MI 48093

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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  


The 2021-22 Formation class schedule:

We will be offering in person classes on Tuesday evenings only for Levels 1 through 9, beginning September 21.

The schedule is as follows:

Levels 5, 6 & 7:

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8:

6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Level 9
Confirmation  class – 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.

All classes begin on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.