Give Thanks with Online Giving
To support your parish if you are able, you can easily go to online giving and either set up for weekly donations or a one time donation. We need your support now more than ever.
Sign up, or see your giving history at anytime by logging in at our Parish's web page at Connect Now.
OR - Give through the AoD!
St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren, has an online-giving link for weekly offering and for the CSA via the Archdiocese. The online-giving domain is: https://give.aod.org
A GIFT TO THE CSA IS A GIFT TO YOUR PARISH!
If you are still prayerfully considering your CSA pledge, you may mail your completed pledge card in the pre-addressed envelope that is provided you. You may also pledge your gift to our parish campaign by giving online at GiveCSA.org.
2023 Catholic Services Appeal begins in May
Your gift to the Catholic Services Appeal makes it possible for more than 170 ministries, services, and programs to respond to the physical and spiritual needs of countless individuals and families in Southeast Michigan. Thank you for your support.
Memorial Day Mass Monday May 29 at 9:30 a.m.
Please join us Monday, May 29 for Mass at 9:30 a.m. as we honor those who have served our country.
All parish offices will be closed on Monday
Knights of Columbus Meet Thursday, June 1
Men of St. Martin de Porres Parish:
“In service to One, In service to All.” This is the motto of our fraternal organization. Our service begins at St. Martin de Porres Parish by supporting its mission and our Pastor, Fr. Nick, throughout the year. Many of our members serve in our ministries within our parish. Our council is involved with local community services and a number of charitable organizations.
If you are interested in seeing what the Knights of Columbus is about, I would like to invite you to our next meeting, this Thursday, June 1st at 7pm, in Room #1, in the Parish Center. I would also like to invite you to come at 6:30pm, as we pray the Holy Rosary, before the meeting, as a council. Please join us and see what we are about.
Kevin Labudde, Grand Knight
St. Pius X Council # 3848
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration June 2
Eucharistic Adoration will be Friday, June 2, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Benediction is at 3:00 p.m.
In our world of constant changes and uncertainty, the Holy Eucharist is the only anchor we have. Jesus promises to be with us always – anytime and anywhere. Being in His presence during Eucharistic Adoration is not only beneficial to ourselves but can be a tremendous force for our world. We know prayer can change the hearts of even the most stubborn of people.
If we want Jesus to be with us, we need to be with Him. Adoration of the Eucharist is well worth the time we take from our busy schedules.
Taking some time to participate in Eucharistic Adoration will require a serious look at our priorities. The commitment on our part is minimal, but the benefits will be eternal. Please consider making this a priority. If we want to see changes in our country and our world, it begins here.
Join us even for a few minutes June 2
Vacation Bible School at St. Blase June 19 -22
St. Blase is having Vacation Bible School from June 19th – June 22nd from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for students in pre – K – 5th grade. Our students are welcome to attend. The cost is $25 per child. The theme is Stellar: Shine Jesus’ Light. Kids will blast off into space and explore the galaxy as they shine Jesus’ light! There will be bible games and
activities with a concert on Thursday, June 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. for the kids to share the songs they learned that week. Click here to view the flyer
Please register in the St. Blase Parish Office or at stblase.org.
Rummage Sale drop off & sale dates
SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
Drop off dates are July 20, 21, & 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.
Sale dates are August 3, 4, & 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Start cleaning out your closets and get ready to donate your gently used items.
Spirit of Giving Hope - Upcoming Collections
The Spirit of Giving Hope 2023 Holiday Program Monthly Collection is:
May – Tooth Brushes and Tooth Paste
June – Shampoo and Conditioner
July – Dish Soap, Dishwasher Tablets or Liquid
August – Laundry Soap, Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets
September – Toilet Paper
October – Paper Towel
Also, a reminder about our food pantry: when donating food items from your own house, the expiration date needs to be at least a year from the day that item(s) are donated. Due to Health Dept. regulations, any item that is donated damaged, previously opened, or used for any reason will not be accepted. Please remember that when donating food for the less fortunate, we all have value in the eyes of the Lord!
Vets Returning Home Donation Bins for Clothing and Shoes ONLY!
In past years our annual clothing drive has always helped St. Dominic’s Outreach in Detroit. Because of the amount of donations it had become difficult and overwhelming for the volunteers involved to load and then unload the truck by having to take the bags to the second floor of the center. So, allowing us to continue our mission to help support those in need, we have decided to partner up with Vets Returning Home Center in Roseville by becoming a host for their clothing bin locations. These bins are strictly for men's, women's and children's clothing and shoes ONLY ...let me repeat this, clothing and shoes ONLY. Household items or furniture of any kind will NOT be excepted at all for any reason. Please don’t be the reason the bins are removed for not following the donation requirements.
Bins will be emptied monthly and taken to VRH Center where families of the center will take what they need and then the overflow of clothing will be taken to the VRH resale store to be sold (keep in mind the proceeds from the store comes back to VRH Center) to help support their programs. As always, Thank you for your support! Please feel free to contact me at the office with any questions you may have.
Director of Christian Service
Printing Mass Intentions
Please remember that you must schedule your Mass intentions at least 2 weeks before the anniversary or special intention date if you want them to appear in the parish bulletin. If you phone or come in to say that you forgot to do this, we are sorry, but this two-week advance notification is necessary because of the bulletin copy submission deadline, which is ten days before the weekend of bulletin distribution. Also, only 3 intentions per Mass. Thank you.
Saints Among The Saints Family of Parishes
Our Central Macomb Vicariate Family 4, now titled "Saints Among The Saints" includes with St. Martin de Porres:
12151 E. 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, 48312
Mass: Saturday - 4:00 p.m. | Sunday - 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:30 a.m.
Confession: Saturday 3:00 p.m.
38900 Dodge Park Rd
Sterling Heights, 48312
Mass: Saturday - 4:30 p.m. | Sunday - 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a.m.
Confession: Wednesday 8:00 a.m. & Saturday 3:30 p.m.
St. Michael Parish
40501 Hayes Rd
Sterling Heights 48313
Mass: Saturday 4:30 p.m. | Sunday 8:00, 9:45, & 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:30 a.m.
Confession: Saturday 3:00 p.m.
News from St. Martin de Porres Parish Ministries and Groups
Active Christian Women's Club
ACWC is bringing back the fall CRAFT FAIR! We are adding a few twists and bringing back a few favorites, too. The Craft Fair will be held at St. Martin de Porres Church from 9A-4P on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Excited, right? Me, too! But now for the important part…
For this event to be successful, fun, and memorable, we really need to secure VENDORS (non-food, please) … and that is where we need your help. Do you or someone you know have handmade items or products to sell? Have you ever wanted to display your wares for possible sales, but didn’t know where to go? Were you a part of this Craft Fair years ago? If you answered yes (which I am hoping you did!), please contact Maribeth at 586-855-8556 to sign up for your space. There will be a fee of $30 per space, which includes a 60” table (ours), or you may bring your own table.
More details will be forthcoming. Please pray for a successful return of this amazing event. Thank you!
Join the Pius X Council
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
For contact information or to learn more, visit the Council's Website
Right To Life
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Your generous support at the Mother’s Day Flower Sale raised $1,033 for LIFE!
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who helped sell flowers—especially the amazing gentlemen of the Knights of Columbus.
Calling all chocolate lovers! Right to Life will be selling delectable candy bars on Father’s Day weekend - $1/bar.
Blessings of joy to all!
Parish Rep for Right to Life
Right To Life Resources: Online Help:
(800) 57WOMAN or (800) 579-6626
(877) LIFE OPTIONS or (877) 543-3678
Text for help: (800) 712-4357
Blessings to all!
Parish Rep for Right to Life
St. Martin de Porres First Saturday Memorial Association
* What is the St. Martin de Porres first Saturday Memorial Association?
It is a special offering made by parishioners through which your intentions are remembered at the 5:00 Mass to be celebrated each FIRST SATURDAY of the month throughout the entire year.
* What is the requested offering?
A yearly offering of $60.00 is asked for the intentions to be remembered at this Mass, to be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at the 5:00 pm Mass.
* How do I list my Intentions?
You may list your intentions one of two ways. As one individual name: Mary Jones or you may list family groupings: The Jones Family. Multiple names may be listed but require an additional offering of $60.00 for each name listed.
* When will these Masses begin?
As the memorial begins to form, and intentions are submitted, we will begin the Masses in May of this year. Some have already submitted names. The “intention year” will then be from May to May. And then we begin again. If you wish to continue having
your intentions remembered at these Masses, you will be asked to renew your offering each year.
* How do I become part of the “St. Martin de Porres First Saturday Memorial Association?
Please submit the form at the bottom of the back page with your payment to:
Diocesan—St. Martin de Porres #557
1050 74th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49513
For questions or for Credit/Debit payment call Susie Boone at 1-800-783-1623
Monthly Prayer Calendar
It is a privilege to pray for one another as baptized people. Here at St. Martin’s all parishioners are remembered at a Mass every weekend. Below is a list of those who are employed at St. Martin’s and those who are liturgical ministers or serve within the Archdiocese of Detroit who also need our prayers. We ask that on the day given you offer a simple prayer for that person or group that they be given the help they need to be “joyful missionary disciples.”
30. Homebound parishioners
1. Fr. Nick Zukowski (Pastor) (Priest in Solidum)
2. Deacon Marion Jurewicz (Permanent Deacon)
3. Sr. Pat Whalen (Worship Coordinator)
4. Sandy Acord (Director of Christian Formation)
5. Michael Adams (Music Director)
6. Val Cimini (Weekend Maintenance)
7. Christina Corona (Christian Service)
8. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
9. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
10. Nancy Jankovic (Weekend Maintenance)
11. Larry Lage (Part time Special Projects Manager)
12 Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
13. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
14. John McGovern (Part time Musician)
15. Mark Miller (Evening Maintenance)
16. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
17. Brian Tomaszewski (Head of Maintenance)
18. Kelly Winn (Bookkeeper)
19. Parish Council & Commission Members
20. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
22. Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
23. Altar Servers
24. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
25. Families of Parishes
26. Bishop Robert Fisher
27. Music Ministry
30. Homebound parishioners
How To Report Abuse
The Archdiocese of Detroit encourages individuals to
report clergy sexual abuse of minors and others – no matter when the abuse occurred. Individuals may contact local law enforcement authorities and/or they may report to
the Archdiocese of Detroit
by calling the Victim
Assistance Coordinator at
(866) 343-8055 or by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, the Michigan
Attorney General’s Office
can be contacted at its
toll-free reporting hotline at (844) 324-3374
(Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
or by email at email@example.com.
More information about the Archdiocese’s efforts to
address abuse may be found
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
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“Sparks and Embers” Youth Group for Grades 5-8 & 9-12
Meets Every Sunday at St. Blase Parish from 12:30 pm -- 2:30 pm. St. Blase Parish, one of the four parishes in our Family of Parishes, has an active Youth Group. It is a safe space where young people in Middle and High School can come together and share food, have fellowship, make friends, have some fun, and dive deeper into their Catholic faith without even realizing it!
We invite all youth in grades 5 -- 8 (Middle School – “Sparks”) and grades 9-12 (High School – “Embers”) to join them on Sundays from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm at St. Blase Parish, just 1 ½ miles north of St. Martin de Porres.
All are welcome from all parishes in our Family! You just have to be open to being part of an amazing group of youth! They meet every Sunday. No need to register. They just need parental contact information when the kids are dropped off. Invite your teens and “tweens” to have some fun -- diving deeper into our faith, playing games, sharing stories, and letting youth be youth!
God is good! All the time! For more information, contact Diann Chase in the St. Blase Parish Office: 586-268-2244, Ext. 206 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Widowed Men and Women
For further information about Widowed Friends and upcoming events, visit our website at www.widowedfriends.org
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