If you are experiencing a difficult time in your life, you may want to have a Stephen Minister assigned to you. Their goal is to listen to the thoughts and feelings of their care receiver for as long as is needed. They usually meet for about an hour a week and continue for as many weeks as the care receiver and Stephen Minister feel is necessary. It simply feels good when someone takes the time to listen to you. See the bulletin for contact information.
The Christian Service Commission exists as a model and resource to enable the entire parish community to put the social teachings of the Church into action in the community and in the world. The Commission creates and/or promotes, at the parish level, programs which strive to address human needs and achieve justice, whether locally or in the broader communities of the Vicariate, Archdiocese, state, nation, or world. This commission meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
MINISTRIES UNDER CHRISTIAN SERVICE COMMISSION
· Active Christian Women’s Club (ACWC)
· Bereavement Ministry
· Blood Drives
· Boy Scouts
· Clothing and Household Goods Drives
· Chaplain Services to Local Nursing Homes
· Communion to the Sick and Homebound
· Food Collection for the Poor
The F.A.M. (Friends and Messiah) Teen Group is an active part of our faith community here at St. Martin de Porres. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Teen Room. Our Teen Group includes youth in the 8th through 12th grades, and we also have a F.A.M. Summer Youth program which includes 7th grade students. Our F.A.M. activities include: indoor and outdoor team challenges, off-site events, including Christian service opportunities, Teen Masses with contemporary praise music, group prayer and fellowship. Each year we attend a 3-day Fall Camp Retreat, as well as the Catholic High School Youth Conference at the Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio. We are truly one FAM-ily in Christ! For more information, please see the bulletin.
The Bereavement Ministry
Parishioners, would you consider becoming a member of our Bereavement Ministry? We visit the funeral home or 'in state' at Church to offer our condolences to the family. Thereafter, a letter and reflection are sent to the family. If the answer is yes, please contact 'Christian Service' at (586)264-7515. Thank you.
Funeral Brunch Ministry
Both men and women are welcome to help. Volunteers provide food items, work at the brunch (setting tables, prepping food, serving food and cleaning up after the meal) or act as a team leader at the brunch. If you can help with this ministry of serving the grieving, please fill out the short form below and return it to the parish office. Thank you in advance for your support. Download the form by clicking here.
· Funeral Brunch
· Holiday Giving Programs
· Hospitality--Coffee and Donut Ministry
· Knights of Columbus
· Mission Trip to Appalachia
· Parish Nurse Ministry
· Right to Life
· Stephen Ministry
· Warming Center for the Homeless
Ushers at St Martin de Porres
Looking for a place to be of service and help to our Parish community? Please consider becoming a Parish Usher. Everyone is welcome! For more Information, please come to our Bi-monthly meeting, or see the Parish Bulletin for contact information.
St. Martin's music ministries are rehearsing! New singers and instrumentalists are always welcome. First rehearsal dates are listed for each group below. Consider and pray about joining! Anyone interested in joining the funeral Choir or Cantor program may leave a message at the parish office.
The Evangelization Commission serves as a catalyst for the total evangelizing effort in the parish. The Evangelization Commission works directly with the pastor, pastoral staff, Parish Pastoral Council, Parish Finance Council and the parish commissions to ensure that evangelization is the parish priority and is integrated into all areas of parish life.
What is Evangelization?
According to the U.S. Bishops, “Evangelizing means bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the Gospel itself. At its essence are the proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ and the response of a person in faith, which are both works of the Spirit of God.” (Go and Make Disciples, 10; cf. Evangelii Nuntiandi, 18)
In its broad sense, evangelization is a single, but complex reality of interrelated ecclesial activities encompassing the entire prophetic ministry of the Church that includes, for example, a systematic catechetical instruction. (cf. EN, 44) In other words, all that the Church does should touch every aspect of our lives. It also challenges us to constantly learn about and deepen our personal faith in Jesus Christ.
What is the New Evangelization?
The phrase “new evangelization,” made popular by Pope John Paul II, refers to a new effort at a comprehensive proclamation of the Gospel to the baptized that, “have lost a living sense of the faith, or even no longer consider themselves members of the Church, and live a life far removed from Christ and His Gospel.” (Redemptoris Mission, 33)
Why does Your Parish Exist? To Evangelize!
It is the task of the Evangelization Commission to find creative ways to deepen our faith and to evangelize ourselves first. This would include bible study, spirituality workshops, retreats, and days of recollection. With this personal formation we can “go and make disciples.” Will you join us? “Come and see!”
This commission meets bi-monthly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
The Worship Commission promotes and strengthens the continuing liturgical renewal of the Second Vatican Council. The Worship commission promotes ongoing education, planning, and evaluation in the areas of the liturgy. The Commission is also involved with liturgical celebrations and is the liaison for relations with other Christian and non-Christian churches and religious bodies.
The Worship Commission collaborates with the other parish Commissions and the Parish Pastoral Council, and the Office of Christian Worship. It develops and establishes objectives to realize and accomplish parish and Archdiocesan goals and ecclesiastical norms in the area of liturgy and parish worship. The Commission proposes and submits its priorities and budget to the Parish Pastoral Council and develops and oversees the evaluation of its own work as well as that of Parish liturgical life.
Ministries Under The Worship Commission
· Altar Servers
· Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
· Ministers of Hospitality (Greeters and Ushers)
· Music Ministries, which include the Adult Choir, Contemporary Choir, Children's Choir,
Handbell Choir, and Resurrection Choir
· RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Learn More
Active Christian Women's Club
Join with the women of St. Martin de Porres in faith, friendship, and service. The ACWC sponsors many events during the year, as well as organizing on-going collections for the Holiday Giving Tree and Craft Committees to benefit those in need.
Visit the News page of this site for upcoming meetings and events
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
The Education Commission provides educational opportunities for parishioners of all ages. It participates in an advisory capacity in the Christian Faith Formation program for the children
and youth of the parish. It recommends potential topics of interest for adult faith formation
and creates programs to meet those needs. Any adult of the parish may serve on the Education Commission. Members should have an interest in the faith needs of children, youth, and adults and be willing to work to meet those needs. This commission usually meets the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Have you considered the Annulment Process, but just never found the right time to pursue it? Or thought the process would be too hard to do? Perhaps this is the right time. Sr. Noreen O’Connell has helped many, many people prepare and submit their annulment paperwork. She will meet with you one hour a week for about 4-5 weeks until all the paperwork is completed and ready to be submitted to the tribunal. It is not an easy process and you have probably heard how difficult it is to do. But, with Sr. Noreen’s help she will guide you through all the steps. With this guidance, the process is much less complicated and the rewards are many, especially the healing that takes place. If interested, call her at 586-755- 6011 to set up your first appointment.
“I look forward to helping you”,
Sr. Noreen O’Connell, O.P.