Adult Formation - OCIA


   Growing Faith and Engaging Hearts  

Sunday, November 26, is Christ the King Sunday. It’s the last Sunday of the Church year. It’s the Sunday we honor Jesus as the king of our lives and the king of the world. In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus was using the general differences in the behaviors of sheep and goats to teach an important lesson about the way He sees people. He observes our behavior and will judge the choices of our hearts. If we are to be the blessed sheep in life, not the cursed goats, we must recognize the needs of others and work to help them. We must strive to treat everyone we meet as if we were serving Jesus Himself. Jesus is looking for service motivated by compassion, rather than service done for show. God’s sheep must follow the example of their compassionate Good Shepherd. Living the Gospel message is how we learn to follow Jesus’ unselfish, loving example. It’s how we avoid being a self-serving, stubborn goat. We should strive to do the work God gives us to do and try to grow our spiritual lives. Do you show love for others as Jesus shows love for you?

God Bless,

Sandy Acord
Director of Christian Formation

​class schedule:


4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. -

Levels 5, 6, and 7

  6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. -

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8

  7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. -

Level 9 (Confirmation)

St. Martin de Porres - Christian Formation

   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:

   St. Martin de Porres & Protecting Children:

   Safe Environment - information for parents

​ ·  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 has adult formation from September to February.  Please contact the Parish Office at 586-264-7515 for more information on joining the program.​​

   2023-2024 Religious Education
registration form


Please click the link above to
download, print, and complete
​the form.

If mailing, return to:

St. Martin de Porres

Attn.: Mrs. Acord

31555 Hoover
Warren, MI 48093

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  


Links to Catholic Family Resources

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Archdiocese of Detroit

Sadlier Religion Resources


Catechist magazine

RCL Benziger

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”

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

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. 

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