Classes begin Tuesday, September 20th. 

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ownload, print, and return the 2022-23 Registration form:


    2022-2023 Registration Form



 Since we dedicate the month of October to the Blessed Mother,

I hope everyone will pray the Rosary often. St. John Paul II loved

the Rosary. He prayed it every day and encouraged families to

pray it together. He wrote an Apostolic Letter about the Rosary,
in which he encouraged the inclusion of the Luminous Mysteries.
St. John Paul II shared his way of describing his daily Rosary with
the people by saying, “It’s our daily meeting which neither I nor the
Blessed Virgin Mary neglect.”


How can we ignore this invitation to say the Rosary?

Pray the Rosary to learn more about Jesus and His life. The Rosary is a
set of prayers we pray while meditating on specific events in the life of
Jesus. We reflect on His life from before His birth (in the Joyful Mysteries),
during His life (in the Luminous Mysteries), during His suffering and Passion
(in the Sorrowful Mysteries), and after His Resurrection (in the Glorious

 Mysteries). Jesus devoted His life to teaching about God, performing miracles,
and fulfilling His mission on earth. As you reflect on events in Jesus’ life,
you can understand more about Him, His great love for you, and His
willing sacrifice for you.

By meditating on the events in His life as you pray the Mysteries of the Rosary,
you can learn how to be more like Him in virtue and have greater peace
in your heart. Think of the Rosary as our heart’s prayer – our own personal and
family bouquet to Mary.


  God Bless,

 Sandy Acord
 Director of 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:

   formation@smdeporres.com




The 2022-23 Formation
​class schedule:


We will be offering in person
​classes on Tuesday evenings
only for Levels 1 through 9


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.



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


Adult Formation - RCIA


Links to Catholic Family Resources


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


The Archdiocese of Detroit


Sadlier Religion Resources

                                      

Catechist magazine

RCL Benziger


​ ·  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

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


October 




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