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. 

​ ·  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)


May 2022​



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 


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Parent Information
2021-2022


St. Martin de Porres
Christian Formation Office

Parent/Student Handbook


​Click here to view & download




Links to Catholic Family Resources


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


The Archdiocese of Detroit


Sadlier Religion Resources

                                      

Catechist magazine

RCL Benziger



   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 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.



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

Return by mail to: 
St. Martn de Porres atn.: Mrs. Acord
31555 Hoover Warren, MI 48093

Return by fax 586-264-4013 or by email to formation@smdeporres.com

.....NO MONEY IS DUE NOW. HOWEVER, YOU MAY MAKE A FULL OR PARTIAL PAYMENT AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU!

FULL PAYMENT DUE BY OCTOBER 1, 2021.



​​ Christian Formation News & Events


 Please join us for the second season of the Chosen Movie on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. If you haven’t seen season one, we will catch you up. We will watch one episode a week and discuss some reflection questions after each episode. There are eight episodes in season two.

The Chosen is an amazing, biblically-centered, quality video series that tracks the life of Jesus through the Gospels. It’s a fresh look at the Gospels for those who have been reading the stories for years or for those who are just curious about who Jesus is and was. It allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew Him and chose to follow Him. The technical execution of all the scenes, which feels human and believable, will draw you into a sense of what it might have been like to be living
​in the moment and the types of conversations that might have occurred.

I hope you will join us to enhance your faith journey and to reflect on your own
personal relationship with Jesus. Open your minds and hearts to Jesus to understand what has been written in Scripture. We have had great conversations within the group watching season one. If you’re more comfortable watching the movie, eating popcorn and listening to the conversations taking place, that’s okay too. You will definitely be touched by each episode 



 God Bless,


​ Sandy Acord
 Director of 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