Growing Faith and Engaging Hearts  


Please pray for our First Communicants who will celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist next Sunday, April 28th. I am very proud of them for their hard work in preparing for this special Sacrament.

This catechetical year for our religious education students will end on April 30th with a final celebration Mass. We have given out the new registration forms for the 2024-2025 religious education classes that will begin on September 17, 2024. Our doors are always open for new students so please spread the word!

We are trying to identify all of our first grade students for registration for the 2024-2025 religious education class. First grade is a required pre-requisite for the second grade Sacraments of First Reconciliation and Eucharist. If you have a current kindergartener, please call me at 586-264-7970 or send an email to sacord@smdeporres.com for registration information.


Sandy Acord
Director of Christian Formation




Formation
​class schedule:

Tuesdays

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)




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 - OCIA


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 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 - Christian Formation


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



   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



   St. Martin de Porres & Protecting Children:

   Safe Environment - information for parents