Widowed Friends’  annual picnic is on Sunday, July 23, at Riverbends Park on 22 Mile Rd between Ryan and Shelby Rds. Mass will be at noon followed by the picnic and other activities (1- 5pm). Cost is $20 for members and $24 for nonmembers. This is a catered event so you must  RSVP. To RSVP and for more information, please contact Sandy at 586-991-7374.


Are you a golfer? We play golf every Monday at Cracklewood Golf Course, located at 24 Mile Rd. and Romeo Plank. Please arrive by 9:30 am. Golf begins at 10 am. To sign up or for more info regarding fees, etc. call Evelyn at 586-751-4172 or send an email to evewilk@wowway.com. Hope to see you there!


​​Widowed men and women are invited to join us for cards, games and fellowship on the 1st Thursday of each month at Ss. John and Paul, 7777 28 Mile Rd. just west of Campground in Washington, MI. Please bring a small snack to share and your own beverage.

Dinner Club

The Dinner Club meets at a different location on the 3rd  Wednesday of every month. You must RSVP by Feb.11th  to Sharry at 248-840-0063. Reservations only/No Walk-Ins

​​​Widowed Friends Movie Club 
Meets on the 3rd  Sunday of every month at the AMC Forum, 44681 Mound Rd., Sterling Hgts., 48314.  Dinner follows at Uno Chicago Grill, 44805 Mound Rd., Sterling Hgts.

For further information about Widowed Friends and events, visit our website.

Catholic Counseling, Therapy Services in Macomb County

Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety or depression? Want to tackle a substance abuse issue? Trying to overcome grief from the loss of a loved one or a relationship? For these and dozens of other life challenges, Christ-centered therapy and counseling are a phone call away to the Lapeer office of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. Flexible appointment times including evenings and Saturdays. Most insurances accepted and no one is turned away based on ability to pay. Learn more by calling 586-416-2300 or email: chalmersd@ccsem.org

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Living and Learning Workshop for Seniors on August 23

Learn about the therapeutic benefits of music and movement at a fun midday workshop for seniors on Wednesday, August 23 in Troy. This third annual Senior Living and Learning Seminar will feature a playful approach to movement through mindful and expressive dance, sure to get your body moving, your mind expanding, and provide an infusion of joy! Lunch included, no charge for the workshop, advance registration necessary. Learn more by calling Trista Johnston 248-559-1147, ext. 3941 or email: johnstont@ccsem.org 

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Volunteer for Mercy in Action Service Day - October 14

Join us to give unified witness to the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy through local service projects like sprucing up parks and cemeteries, helping those in need with chores and tidying up around the house, stocking food pantries, helping veterans, and other efforts! Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is working with parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit on our second annual regionwide Day of Service in support of our neighbors in need. Learn more about service projects in your area and register to volunteer! Get involved by calling Joyce Hyttinen at 248-537-3304 or email: hyttinenj@ccsem.org

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The Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit has announced that the date for the Father Solanus Casey beatification ceremony will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit. This follows the historic announcement by Pope Francis on May 4 that Father Solanus Casey will be elevated to Blessed in the Roman Catholic Church. Details on the Fr. Solanus Casey beatification ceremony, including ceremony time, will be released in the coming weeks and available at solanuscasey.org/beatification. Ticket information will be made available by August 15. Ford Field will be configured to accommodate approximately 60,000 guests for the ceremony.

St Martin de Porres Festival of Ministries

Join the Knights!

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus and
dedicated to the principles of  Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish Center, Room 1

​We invite you to visit the Council's Website


Be sure to mark Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st in your social calendar! That is the weekend selected for our Festival of Ministries. Everyone in the area is invited to visit several displays highlighting all of our parish ministries and services. Refreshments and activities are planned for that weekend. 

Please begin to prayerfully discern the gifts and talents that you have. God has created each of us uniquely with a variety of gifts and talents. Don’ t ever underestimate yours. Take some time
during this beautiful summer season to reflect on talents and skills you may have that could benefit others. St. Martin de Porres Parish has a wide range of opportunities for service and various ministries of which you might like to be a part.

Beatification of Venerable Solanus Casey

Mercy In Action Day 2017

Painting With A Twist

You are invited to attend an evening of inspirational preaching by Fr. Patrick Gonyeau Associate Pastor of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament On Monday, August 14, 2017 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 28301 Little Mack St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Experience an evening of inspirational preaching, uplifting music, Eucharistic Adoration, and opportunities for private confession.

St. Martin de Porres, in partnership with St. John Providence Parish Nurse Program, will be offering a “Matter of Balance”  class this fall. The 8 week class will be offered on Tuesday mornings from 10:30am until 12:30pm starting on September 12 and ending October 31. The class would benefit anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength; anyone concerned about falls or who has fallen in the past; and anyone who has restricted activities because of falling.

The goal of the Matter of Balance eight week workshop is to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle and increase activity levels. In the workshop, participants will learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and promote exercise to increase strength and balance. Participants in this interactive workshop will engage in group discussion, problem- solving, skill building, assertiveness training and learn exercises to help increase flexibility, range of motion and strength.

You must register for this free class. Do this by calling 1-866-501-3627 (press option 3). Class size is limited, so please call if you would like to attend. The class will be taught by Renee’  and another nurse from St. John Providence Community Health.

Life Remodeled

Other Local Events

The International Order of Alhambra is a fraternal Catholic organization of men and women (18 years of age and older) dedicated to assisting persons that are intellectually disabled or handicapped. The Order’s mission is threefold: 
- To provide assistance, education and residence for persons developmentally disabled 
- To identify, mark, preserve and commemorate Catholic historical places, events and persons of international importance 
- To promote fraternalism and sociability among its members 

The Michigan region has six active caravans of Catholic men and women supporting the needs within our state. Galicia #77 Caravan was chartered in 1949 and is one of the oldest Alhambra Caravans in the Michigan region. The regional caravans sponsor Christmas parties, a trip to the Shrine circus, fishing derbies, picnics and many other fun-filled events. Belonging to the Order of Alhambra makes you feel good after working one of the charitable events and is a great way to meet people with your same faith and beliefs. 

If you are interested in learning more about the organization or want to become involved, check our website www.galicia77.org

Ice Cream Social

Active Christian Women's Club


Jul 22nd - Memorial mass on Saturday at 5PM for deceased
member Stella Kolcz.

Jul 25th – Birthday Breakfast at Ram’s Horn following 9:30 am Liturgy. Happy birthday to club
members Marlene Kania, Bernie Corbeill and Dee Budny and to all who celebrate birthdays in July. 

Mark your calendars: ACWC 40th Anniversary Celebration is to be held at the Polish Century Club on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2PM. The Anniversary Committee continues to prepare for this event throughout the summer. Further details will be forthcoming.

On Going – Craft Group meets Tuesdays at 9:30 AM in the Parish Center, Room 6. New crafters are always welcome.

Pictorial Directories

We have a few Parish Directories left. If you would like to purchase one the cost is $10.00 per directory and can be bought at the Parish Office during normal business hours.

Mass Schedule

5:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Monday  Tuesday  Friday
9:30 a.m. 

7:00 p.m. 

​Wednesday 7:45 p.m.

Saturday 3:00 p.m.

or call the Parish Office
for an appointment

Perpetual Help Prayers

Wednesday, 6:25 p.m.

Mass 7:00 p.m.


Mondays 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Countdown To Kentucky


Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan will bring help, healing, and hope to more than 20,000 people in our region regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity. We see the face of Christ in all we have the blessing to serve. Support our many works of mercy:

Adoption and Foster Care 
All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in Detroit
Services for Seniors 
Project Hope Prolife Ministry
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling 
Journey to Housing Homelessness Prevention
Bridges to HOPE Poverty Reduction in Detroit
Christian Service and Healthcare Ministries
Special Needs Ministry
Hispanic Outreach Services 
Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Services 

All funds received will support works of mercy right here in southeast Michigan. 

“The works of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan are works of mercy. We are an instrument of God’s love and mercy.” - The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit and President of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan.  

To learn more and make a donation online, visit www.ccsem.org, email info@ccsem.org, or call 248-552-0753.

The mission takes place July 23- 29. Thank you so much for your support of our Mission Team last weekend. Your generous spirit is always a blessing. Your emotional and prayer support give the motivation and spiritual energy essential for Christian Service work. 

Even though only a few of us we be physically going to Kentucky, this is a very much a parish ministry. Your prayers will carry us, and we will be praying for you. Please stay informed of our progress by following our trip on the website. Again, your support is very much appreciated. Many blessings to you all. Follow our team here!


F.A.M. News and Events

Win Tickets to see The Sistine Chapel Choir!

St. Martin de Porres Parish Ministries and Groups

Now that schools are out and summer is here, please don’t forget about your parish while you are away up north or on vacation. ​The easiest way is to sign up for Online Giving. Just visit our web page at Connect Now

We would greatly appreciate it. Have a safe and happy Summer.

The Parish Ushers will hold their bi-monthly meeting in the Parish Center on Thursday, August 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.

​“Retrouvaille is a program designed for couples who have become distant in their marriage relationship or who may be dealing with a serious crisis. The program begins with a weekend experience, followed by a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over two to three months. The main emphasis of the program is on communication between husband and wife. There are neither group dynamics nor ​group discussions during the weekend.” 

Programs for 2017 start the following weekends:

July 14 (Spanish)
September 15
October 13 (Spanish)
October 27

For more information, call 800-470-2230 or Visit the Retrouvaille Web Site for Program Dates.


We are pleased to announce that we are collecting used stamps again. Arrangements have been completed with The Sisters of Notre Dame for the collection of the stamps. They advise that all money realized will be used via their charities to feed the poor. A very worthy cause, as the need is great.

As in the past you may place your stamps in the GREEN  box
located on the shelves just outside of the ushers room. Thank you for your efforts in this worthy cause.

Be one of 17,000 volunteers on a six- day beautification blitz in central Detroit neighborhoods surrounding Sacred Heart Major Seminary, St. Charles Lwanga and St. Moses the Black parishes as part of Life Remodeled. Work ranges from sweeping, removing litter and brush, lawn mowing, painting and more. The project kicks off July 31 and runs through August 5, 2017. Volunteers from AOD parishes, schools, ministries as well as Sacred Heart Major Seminary and Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan are invited to serve. More info and registration at www.aod.org/liferemodeled

Subscribe or renew to The Michigan Catholic newspaper and you’ ll automatically be entered to win 1 of 4 pairs of tickets or an autographed CD of the choir! The Sistine Chapel Choir is returning to the United States for the first time in 30 years and for the first time in the esteemed choir’ s history they will perform at the Detroit Opera House. In fact, Detroit is one of only three cities they will visit in the United States. The Sistine Chapel Choir Concert Ticket Contest ends August 28th . See full contest rules and subscribe by visiting themichigancatholic.org/choircontest or by calling (313) 224- 8002.

Every year the Michigan Department of Community Health is required to release a report on the number of abortions performed in Michigan. There has been some very encouraging news in our lifesaving work. Abortions in Michigan dropped 2.8% from 2015 to 2016. Minor abortions dropped another 3%. Minor abortions are down a whopping 79.3% since 1990. Overall, abortions in Michigan have dropped 46.2% since 1987. Michigan has one of the greatest success stories in our
country. God has been working mightily in our midst! Let’ s keep on praying for more success in our work to respect life at all stages.

Regina Falkowski - Parish rep for Right to Life

Are you looking for a place to be of service and help our Parish community? Please consider becoming a Parish Usher. Everyone is welcome! Please see the Parish Bulletin for contact information.

Our next meeting is Thursday, August 3rd 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center

The Knights of Columbus  St. Pius X Council 3848 will host its 4th Annual Ice Cream Social on 

August 5th  and 6th after ALL Masses. Please join us!

Experience the love of Christ: An Evening of Praise

St. Martin de Porres Church News

Catholic Charities and Local Ministries

A Matter of Balance Workshop

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

Painting with a Twist is Coming to St Martin de Porres


Friday, August 18, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(ages 21 and older)

****SPONSORED BY The Education Commission****


Location: 31555 Hoover Rd Warren, 48093
Cost: $40.00 per guest
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Painting begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. 
Reserve your seat today by visiting the link and passcode provided below or calling Painting with a Twist - Ferndale directly at 248 850-7182

Class Registration/Info Link:
Registration Password SMDEPORRES

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For Widowed Men and Women

Usher's Meeting

Right To Life

When parishioners think about volunteering to become Stephen Ministers, they are often overwhelmed by the idea of caring for a stranger who is experiencing a difficult time in their life. What happens if the care receiver doesn’ t like the Stephen Minister and doesn’ t want to share anything? Will the caring cause the care receiver more pain? How does the Stephen
Minister know what to say? What if the Stephen Minister says the wrong thing? This is a lot to think about!

Fear not!  One of the outstanding features of the Stephen Ministry program is that the Stephen Ministers are NOT  sent out to care for their care receivers without training on pertinent topics. Because the Stephen Ministers are working with people who are experiencing a difficult time in their lives, the Stephen Ministry training supports them in the situations mentioned above. The training topics include: recognizing and accepting feelings, the art of listening, process versus results, assertiveness, crisis theory, and confidentiality, how to have a caring visit and others. There are also a lot of opportunities to practice real life scenarios so that the caregivers are equipped to serve the care receivers in the best ways possible.

Please call Florence Murphy at 586-264-7515 to find out more about the Stephen Ministry training that begins in September. We look forward to hearing from you. You’ ll be glad you did.

Susan Madro

The Archdiocese Mercy in Action Day this year will take place on the morning of Saturday, October 14, 2017. Our cluster of churches will be working with Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers to help clean up the property of local people in need and also with the Carmelite nuns to help clean up the property around their convent. Please mark this day on your calendar and consider spreading the love of Christ through your service. More information will be coming soon about this important event.

Attention all teens!

    F.A.M. Tigers Game Tuesday, July 25. Meet at 5:30 p.m. Come join us!