​“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:
  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.

The rosary will be prayed in church every
Tuesday and Thursday in October at 6:00 p.m.
The only time change will be Tuesday, October
​10th  when the family rosary will begin at
7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 14th  at 12 noon we will recite our Rosary in front of our church. We will be honoring the 100th  anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima and praying for blessings on our country. Last year we had over 60 people turn out to pray on the front lawn. We have a beautiful gathering: a huge banner with Our Lady of Fatima and the words, GOD BLESS AMERICA. We also display the American flag. There is no doubt to passers-by, the reason for assembly.

Organ & Violin Recital

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is an eight-part DVD series, guided by Dr. Edward Sri. You will experience an extraordinary pilgrimage through Mary’s life and see why she is an essential part of our Faith.

The series begins Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. Sessions last between 1 and 1-1/2 hours.   Book Fee: $25 (Make check payable to St Martin de Porres)

Seating Limited to 20.  Please register before October 9th. Register by phone or email. 
586.264.7970 or formation@smdeporres.com

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Other Local Events

Mercy In Action

We have had 453 parishioners contribute to the 2017 CSA campaign. If you have not already made your donation please do so as soon as you can. You can either drop your donation off at the Parish Center, mail it in, place it in Church, or make your donation online. Remember that all money over our target amount will come back to the parish. Thank you!

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

Abortion is not a question of what a woman does with her own body. It is a question of what she and he doctor do to the entirely separate, unique human being who is developing inside her body.

Let’ s continue to pray for respect for all life.

Regina Falkowski - Parish rep for Right to Life

Helping Our Brothers and Sisters affected by Hurricanes

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.

Active Christian Women's Club

St. Martin de Porres Church News

Catholic Charities and Local Ministries

Presenter: Fr. Ben Luedtke
10-1-17 “ Mystery of Faith”
10- 2- 17 Life Confessions
10-3-17 “ Eucharist”
10-4-17 “ Mary

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

“Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”  (St. Mother Teresa)

Last weekend there was a flyer in the bulletin with information about the archdiocese wide “Mercy in Action Day.”  Please consider participating in this important day of service. We will be partnering with other churches (including St. Michael, our mission trip partner) to do outdoor fall cleanup projects for the Carmelite nuns and for local seniors and disabled persons. It will take place the morning of Saturday, October 14.

If you would like to participate, we have volunteer forms in the parish office. I will also be available in the Parish Center from 9:30am until 12:30pm this Sunday, September 10, to answer questions and distribute volunteer forms. We are being asked to turn in our number of volunteers by this Monday, Sept. 11. If possible, please try to fill out a form by Sunday. If you cannot commit by this time, but are considering being part of the team, please see me in the parish center to inform me and to give me your tee shirt size.

I hope to team up with you for this one day service project. You will represent both our church and the local Catholic community.


ACWC Fall Card Party

The Fall Arts & Craft Show will be held November 4th. Tables are available to display your crafts. Cost is $30 each. Please see the Parish Bulletin for contact information to reserve a table

Attention all ​Bakers:  We need your help to fill our tables for the November ACWC Craft Fair and Bake Sale.  All your delicious donations can be dropped off November 3rd after 9:00 a.m.

40 Days For Life

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is starting the period of inquiry for adults who have not completed the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and/or Confirmation. If you know anyone who has not completed all of these sacraments or know someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, please contact the Parish Office at 586- 264-7515 for more information.

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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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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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


One of the things that regularly occurs in Stephen Ministry is the opportunity to connect with the care receiver’ s deeply held thoughts and feelings. Feelings are not always easy to express but the time that Stephen Ministers spend listening and caring for their care receivers helps care receivers learn to recognize, accept, express and trust their feelings of hurt or loneliness, among others.

While people may experience this connection where Stephen Ministry is not involved, the ministry does provide the opportunity for it to occur in a context that is non-judgmental and confidential. If you are interested in providing this type of experience to someone who is
hurting, please consider becoming a Stephen Minister. For more information, please contact Florence Murphy at 586- 264-7515.

Susan Madro

Beatification of Venerable Solanus Casey


Sept 26 -  Birthday Breakfast cancelled. Celebration of member Ruth Ceci will be October 31 with October celebrants.
Sept 29 -  Board Meeting @ 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Center.
Sept 30 -  ACWC will be participating in the Festival of Ministries September 30th and October 1, 2017 after all masses.

Please note: We continue to need items for gift baskets for our annual Fall Card Party. Your contributions can be brought on Tuesdays, Craft Room 6 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 am. Our sincere thanks for your donations.

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

Fall Arts & Crafts Fair coming in November

Upcoming F.A.M. Events


For Widowed Men and Women

You Are Invited To Walk To Bethlehem This Fall

Right To Life

Mary:  A Biblical Walk With The Blessed Mother

A campaign for peaceful prayer in front of the abortion clinic on 15 Mile and Dodge Park will begin on Sept. 27 through Nov. 5. A kickoff rally will be held on Sept 24 at 2:00pm at the
clinic. For more information call 586- 899-8715.

October 1 – 4  at 7:00 p.m. 
Four Nights at the St. Dorothy Site
12255 Frazho
Warren, MI 48089

Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Gratiot Ave. (15 mile to 16 mile) Signs distributed @ Star Theatre sign (in parking lot) Gratiot & 15 mile.

What is Life Chain? 

People silently giving prayerful witness for sanctity of human life. Since 1973 over 56 million babies have died. Right to Life: Warren – Center Line Info: 586-268-8607 or 856-756-1945

Interested in Golf? Movies? Cards? These are just a few of our sponsored activities. 

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


Sweetest Day Marriage Enrichment Event

The F.A.M. hopes everyone had a wonderful summer. We have GREAT NEWS! It is fall Kick- Off for F.A.M. on Sunday, October 1, 2017. We will meet in the Teen Room at 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing those wonderful familiar faces and would love to see some new faces walking
through the door! Come join us, meet new friends, strengthen your relationship with Jesus, and have a great time!

Upcoming events: 
Sunday, October 15 Movie Night at F.A.M. 7pm in the Teen Room 

Friday, October 20, 2017 through October 22, 2017, Fall High School Retreat at Simpson Park.

Attention all High School Students! If you would like to join F.A.M. or have any questions
regarding F.A.M. please feel free to contact Nick Mercier at mercieryouthministry@gmail.com and/or Stephanie Guzak at sguzak@smdeporres.com

Sunday, October 8, 2017 marks the 26th Annual SouperBowl Benefit for the Capuchin Soup
Kitchen . The “ SouperBowl”  isour premiere fundraising event of the year. All proceeds are designated to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The fun will take place at the Century Banquet Center located within the American Polish Century Club, 33204 Maple Lane Drive, Sterling Heights, (14 Mile & Hoover) from noon to 7:00 p.m. Delicious soups will be served as well as breads and baked goods – all donated by Detroit area's finest restaurants and bakeries. There will be raffles throughout the day and continuous live entertainment including the best Detroit area Celtic bands, Singers, and Irish step dancers. For additional information/tickets please contact:

·   Paul Gowdy, President AOH -  Father Solanus Casey Division: 586 573-4121
·  Mary Ochab, LAOH -  Ethel Kennedy Division: 586 751-3575
·  Cindy Lloyd, President LAOH -  Ethel Kennedy Division: 586 776-7954

Life Chain


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.

Couples in their first 10 years of marriage are invited to treat each other to an entertaining, enjoyable and relaxing Sweetest Day dinner date night along with other Young Married couples!  View The Flyer

Saturday, October 21, 6:30- 9:00pm 
St. Mary’s Parish (Royal Oak)
$45 per couple

Includes dinner, desert, open bar, live entertainment, and dancing!
The evening will feature Certified Relationship Expert Dr. Tim Hogan, Psy.D. who will be our tour guide as he takes us through “The Amazing Marriage Adventure”. Through a mix of proven insights, humor and take away strategies Dr. Hogan will offer guidance on how to successfully navigate the twists and turns and sometimes peril of the unfolding marriage journey! Engaged couples welcome to attend! Babysitting is available. 

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Detroit Marriage and Family Ministry.

St. Martin de Porres Parish Ministries and Groups

Pray The Rosary With Us

RCIA Classes Forming Soon

Please join us Sunday, October 22, at 4:00 p.m. for an organ
recital. With John McGovern, Organist, 
and Pamela A. Compasio,
Violinist, performing works by J.S. Bach, Bruins, Caccini, Diemer,
Gounod, Mendelssohn, and Sweelinck. A portion of your free-will
offering will help support St. Martin's music ministries.

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Thank you to all the families that have signed up for Online Giving! If you manage your bills online, we’re sure you’ ll like the convenience of giving to your church online. It’ s safe and secure, and you decide exactly when your gift is made and where it
goes. You can even view your giving history and pledge progress at any time, just by logging in at our web page at  Connect Now

We are happy to report that St. Martin de Porres Parish has been permitted to receive the 200 tickets originally requested. They will be shipped to us on October 15. If you are planning on attending the Beatification Mass at Ford Field on Saturday, November 18th, you need to be aware of the following information:

-  You must have a ticket to enter Ford Field. There is no cost for the ticket.
-  Ford Field asks that everyone attending the Mass needs to provide their name, as well as if you will need seating in the handicap section.
-  Limited seating in compliance of the American Persons with Disabilities Act is available. We also need to know if you will be coming in a wheelchair.
-  It is highly recommended that you ride in one of our rented buses that will be in our parking lot on Saturday, November 18th  at 1:30 PM. We need to know the exact number of our people taking the bus. Please let us know.
-  If you are NOT taking the bus, you may pick up your ticket(s) at the parish center office AFTER October 23, 2017. You will be responsible for its safekeeping. If you lose your ticket(s), it/they cannot be replaced. 

-   If you ARE taking the bus, you may pick up your ticket at the bus area on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The cost for the bus ride to and from Ford Field is based on how many people will be taking the bus. Right now, we estimate the cost to be $20 per person, cash only. This includes the tip for the bus driver. Payment may be made at the parish office between October 9 and November 3, 2017.
-  The buses will leave the church parking lot at 2:00 PM SHARP. Estimated time of return is 8:00 PM. The Mass will begin at 4:00 PM. There will be concession stands open at Ford Field. No outside food or beverages are allowed.

Security is very tight at Ford Field. There are many restrictions as to what can and cannot be brought into the seating areas.  Go to the Ford Field.com website and type in Security Regulations to see the list of items.

“THANK GOD AHEAD OF TIME!” Venerable Fr. Solanus Caseyl

Details on the Fr. Solanus Casey beatification ceremony, including ceremony time, will be  available at solanuscasey.org/beatification

We will be starting the “Walk to Bethlehem”  exercise and prayer program the week after our Festival of Ministries. (First week of October) Individually, we will keep track of the amount of exercise we do and try to add some prayer to that. Every week you will be asked to deposit a mileage card into our program boxes either in the Church or Parish Center. There, new mileage cards will be available to keep track of the next week’ s “miles.”  Hopefully, we will celebrate our ‘arrival’  in Bethlehem at our Tree Trimming Service on December 14.

This program is for people of all ages and is meant to help encourage a team spirit within the
parish and support good health in body, mind and spirit. Our miles will be tracked on world maps in the church vestibule and parish center. Packets of information with details of the program will be at the Parish Nurse table at the Festival of Ministries. Please consider taking
“ the walk”  with us!

SouperBowl Benefit for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Flood Relief provided by Catholic Charities, USA.  CCUSA is the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church. Catholic Charities supports disaster response and recovery efforts including direct assistance, home repair, home rebuilding, health care services and other programs. Catholic Charities uses case management that enables long-term

disaster recovery.

Pray and give today: •Donations: 1-800-919-9338 or give online
•General Inquiries: info@catholiccharitiesusa.org
•Donor Relations: donations@catholiccharitiesusa.org

St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish Mission

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 Fall Card Party will be held Thursday, October 12th. Tickets are $8. Please see the Parish Bulletin for contact information to purchase tickets or stop by the Parish Center kitchenette on Tuesdays, 9:30AM – 11:30AM. We continue to need items for gift baskets. Your contributions may be brought on Tuesdays, Craft Room 6

40 Years 1977 - 2017 Active Christian Women’s Club

Approximately 120 members and guests attended the 40th Anniversary of the ACWC. Honored guests were Monsignor Hall, who approved the initiation of the club in 1977, Father Nick and his sister, Kathy, Deacon Marion & Yvonne, Father Roman, Fr. Jerry and the office staff. The menu was excellent and the table decorations were beautiful. A special tribute was
made to the 10 surviving Charter Members with a heart shaped ruby pin. Past and present Officers and living and deceased members we also honored – no one was forgotten. May our dedication to the 3 S’s of Spirit, Social and Service on which we based our foundation continue. They have served us well for the past 40 years.