SUPPORT OUR CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN - 


As the social justice arm of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) works to bring the love and mercy of Jesus Christ to those in need. Won’ t you help CCSEM care for the least ones who are the images of Jesus Christ among us? 


CCSEM annually brings help and hope to more than 20,000 persons, regardless of their race or religion, culture or creed. CCSEM serves families from all walks of life through 13 locations in the six counties of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Ministries include the All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in southwest Detroit, Hispanic Outreach, Services for newcomers to the United States, Behavioral Health Services, the Project Hope ministry for expectant mothers and mothers with young children, Adoption and Foster Care Services, and Services for Senior Citizens.


You can donate in one of three ways: use the envelopes provided by your parish, go online to ccsem.org/donate, or mail a check to CCSEM at 15945 Canal Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038. 

To learn more, call Kelly Luttinen at 248- 548- 4044 ext. 3621 or email luttinenk@ccsem.org. 

“The works of Catholic Charities of  Southeast Michigan are the corporal works of mercy. We are not principally a social service agency, but 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

Transportation Services for SMdP Parishioners

Over the last month a small group of volunteers has been working with Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) to learn how we could bring a transportation program to our parish. There are many people in our community who can no longer drive themselves to the places they need to go. This might be due to age and slow response time or because of a disability, such as vision
problems or a history of seizures. Many times family members are not available to give the help needed.

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to take individuals to church, to doctor appointments, to the grocery store or other such places. Volunteers, for the most part, can set
their own schedules and can determine the distance they are willing to drive. Requirements for drivers include reaching the age of 21 years, having a background check, completing a short
orientation, and proof of a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Additional liability insurance is carried by IVC. We are hoping to set up our first orientation at the end of summer.

As Christians, we are called to love and serve one another. If you think that you are being called to serve in this way, please call or email Renee’ in the parish office. (586-264-7515 or 
rheileman@smdeporres.com) Helping to get people out to church and into the community is a big step in keeping them engaged in life and in the church. It is just another way to be a Christian Community for God’s people. Thank you for your consideration.

Renee’

INTERFAITH VOLUNTEER CAREGIVERS

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors” 


For those in need looking for assistance with transportation, errands, light housekeeping, visits, phone calls, etc. contact the IVC (Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers) for information on what might be available for you. Check out their website: interfaith volunteer caregivers Macomb or call (586) 757-5551

Join other widowers for breakfast at Lukich Family Restaurant, 3900 Rochester Road, at 9 a.m. on June 21( the 1st and 3rd  Thursdays of each month). This is a wonderful opportunity to be with others who know and understand your situation. For more information, call Ray at 248-585-5402.


June 22,  1:00 - 3:45 p.m. Cards/Games , St. Therese Lisieux, 48115 Schoenherr (between 21 & 22 mile rd). Info call Nan at 586-566-2557.


All Widowed Men and Women are invited to join us for Mass on Sunday, July 1st at 2:30pm at St. Malachy, 14115 14 Mile Rd. Sterling Heights. After Mass, we will enjoy refreshments and conversation in the social hall. For more information or to volunteer, call Sandy at 586-991-7374.​

All events sponsored by Widowed Friends, a “peer” support group. For further information about Widowed Friends, visit our website at 
www.widowedfriends.org

News from F.A.M. 

Beware of this Email Scam!!


We have been notified that in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL several parishioners are receiving fraudulent emails in which it appears the pastor is requesting iTunes gift cards. The emails are sent from a fake address similar to the pastors’ real email address, and it asks that the gift cards be sent to an address other than the parish.


Please remain alert and notify us if this happens to you. Also know any emails from St. Martin de Porres will end with @smdeporres.com


We were also made aware that a few parishes in Michigan also received these emails, St. Ronald in Clinton Township and St. Joseph South Lyons.

Light Bulbs Available:

4’ fluorescent light bulbs used but still working.

We are changing over to LED bulbs and have the old bulbs to give away FREE! We have several cases now available. What a bargain! So, if you need any please stop by the parish center. We are boxing them up as they are being changed.

Retrouvaille


A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages. 

Do you feel lost, alone, or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Does talking about it make it worse?

Retrouvaille can help!

Upcoming 2018 Programs
August 10-12, 

​October 5-7

This could be the best gift you ever give yourself, your children, your family, and your friends!! There is an alternative to divorce.

**Please pass this information on to anyone who you suspect might be a hurting couple**

For more information or to register, call 800-470-2230 or visit the Retrouvaille Web Site for upcoming program Dates.

Catholic Services Appeal 2018

We are off to a GREAT start! Our advance gift donors have set the standard and started the momentum! Now we need to hear from the rest of you!


Our registered parishioners receive a monthly packet of support envelopes which benefit our parish directly. Other envelopes are for special national collections, such as Mission Sunday, the Church in Eastern Europe and in Poland, and the Retirement Fund for Religious. Locally, there is the Missionary Cooperation Plan, Retired Diocesan Priests, the Thanksgiving Day envelope for the poor, and envelopes for church flowers. You have been generous in these special collections which crop up every month.


The Catholic Services Appeal covers additional outreach work of the Church on the national and international levels as well. Without the CSA, the burden would fall on individual parishes to support the following additional charities: The Black and Indian Missions; the Catholic Communications Campaign; Catholic Home Missions, the Church in Latin America, and the Special Good Friday collection for the Catholic Church in the Holy Land.


Remember that our American bishops encourage every Catholic household to prayerfully consider giving 1% of their annual income to the annual diocesan collection for the support of their ministry and services. For most of us, that means “A dollar a day for CSA!” Broken down, that means a sacrifice of $30 per month for ten months for a total gift of $300. Thank you and God bless you for your generous support! Keep praying for us! 
You can donate online by visiting our CSA webpage - click here


Fr. Nick Zukowski, Your Grateful Pastor

Our mission trip to Kentucky with our friends from St. Michael takes place July 22-28, 2018.


Many of you may remember from our website coverage of our mission trip last year, that the children in Appalachia are getting ready to start school at the time we are visiting and working in their area. We discovered how very little some of them have, desperately needing underwear, socks and shoes, and other clothes and supplies. Unfortunately, the warehouse thrift store is no longer available to help these families get these necessities. We would like to help them out, at least a little, by providing Walmart gift cards. (Walmart is the main store in the area)

If you would like to assist us in this, please purchase a Walmart gift card and drop it in the donation box in church under the statue of St. Martin. When we get to Kentucky, we will give these to the administrators of the Fr. Beiting Appalachian Mission to distribute to families as needed to purchase school clothes and supplies. Thank you for your consideration and caring for these extremely poor children. 

Other Local Events

EMail Scam Alert

St. Martin de Porres Church News

Catholic Charities and Local Ministries

Upcoming events:

Wednesday, June 20: Steubenville Holy Hour. Meet at 6:45 p.m. at St. Malachy Church. ALL F.A.M. Teens must attend and parents and siblings are invited!!
Fri. June 22 - Sunday June 24: 
Steubenville Conference in Steubenville, Ohio
Monday, June 25:
God Stories at St. Martin de Porres. Meet at St. Martin at 6:45pm
Friday, July 13: 
BEACH DAY at Stoney Creek Metro Park

​Attention all Students 8th - 12th  grade! If you would like to join F.A.M. or have any questions regarding F.A.M. please feel free to call, text or email:​

Nick Mercier at mercieryouthministry@gmail.com and/or
​Stephanie Guzak at sguzak@smdeporres.com

The Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM)

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


VIEW THE FLYER

This is the time of year when many people enjoy family, fun and friends in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. For some people, though, the pace of summer highlights the problems that they are encountering in their lives and they are not happy or relaxed. Some issues might be family relationships, money, job stresses, etc.

This might be the time where a Stephen Minister might be of assistance. The Stephen Minister is trained to listen and care for you as you deal with issues that are of concern to you. There is no cost and your conversations with your Stephen Minister are completely
confidential.

Do you think that you might be interested in receiving the services of a Stephen Minister this summer (or any time of year, really)? If so, please contact Florence Murphy at 586- 264- 7515 for more information.


Susan Madro

Right To Life

Active Christian Women's Club


​​​​​​Upcoming:



  •  Jun 26th – Birthday Breakfast at Ram’s Horn following 9:30 am Liturgy. Happy birthday to club members and to all who celebrate birthdays in June. 
  • On Going – No crafts May 14th thru July 8th due to construction. Continue to review bulletin for updates. Crafts to resume Tuesdays at 9:30 AM in the Parish Center Room 6
    upon completion of construction. New crafters are always welcome. Please also note: All donations to the craft group for various events can be brought to the Parish Center Office for storage during the construction period. Thank you.

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
    
    E-mail:
parishoffice@smdeporres.com

For 40 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities." Last year, Gleaners distributed more than 42 million pounds of emergency food to over 500 partner schools, soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties.  We are in critical need of volunteers. Just two hours will make a difference.

My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG) is a nutrition-focused pop-up grocery that provides families and individuals who have limited access to affordable, healthy foods with a new shopping option within their communities. Educational programming and free food giveaways encourage increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. Volunteers are needed to greet shoppers, assemble orders on our truck, bag orders for customers, and assist with market set-up and tear-down.

MONDAYS
8:30 am–10:30 am - Park Place of Harper Woods Senior Apartments (19460 Park Drive, Harper Woods)

TUESDAYS
4:00 pm–6:00 pm - Madison-Solberg Tower Senior Apartments (27777 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights)

WEDNESDAYS
4:00 pm–6:00 pm - Center Line Park Senior Tower (8033 E 10 Mile Road, Center Line)

Learn more at: http://www.gcfb.org  

Volunteers may sign up for just one date or for as many dates as they would like.

St. Martin de Porres Parish Ministries and Groups

Dominican Literacy Center


Dominican Literacy Center for adults needs volunteer tutors. Help one person move toward employment, GED, high school completion, higher education, vocational training. Help one person read, do math or learn basic computer skills. Give two hours a week. Open M-Th, 8AM-8PM; F-Sat. 9AM-2PM. Call 313.267.1000 or email thompson_dlc@yahoo.com.  or visit www.dlcliteracy.org.

Location:

Samaritan Center,
5555 Conner, Suite 1414, Detroit, MI
48213.


Orientation monthly

For Widowed Men and Women

CAN YOU HELP A CHILD STARTING SCHOOL?

Have fun on your summer vacations! We know you’ll be out of town for a few Sundays this
summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate through your regular tithes.  With ParishSOFT Giving you can contribute from wherever you are… you can even set up payments in advance if you like! And when you give online, it helps us make our budget, even when attendance is low. For more information...


...Read the FAQ


Sign up or see your giving history at anytime, just by logging in at our Parish's web page at 
Connect Now.  

Pro Choice: I personally oppose abortion, would never have an abortion and will work to lessen the number of abortions, but I think abortion should stay legal.

Pro Life: Why are you personally opposed to abortion? Why would you never have an abortion? Why do you want fewer abortions? The only reason to be personally opposed to abortion is 
because it intentionally takes the life of an innocent human being. If you believe that abortion destroys children, do you really think destroying children should remain legal? If abortion doesn’t destroy children, why should there be fewer abortions?

Please pray for an end to abortion.


Regina Falkowski
Parish rep for Right to Life

The Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM) is opening a class at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Sterling Heights. The class is open to adults whose hearts yearn to study the entire Bible. Monday evening classes will meet from September to May and will study the entire Bible in four years. All faculty members hold graduate degrees in Catholic theology. They are experienced teachers and are deeply devoted to the Catholic faith.

To learn more, you are invited to attend one of three Information Nights at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 41233 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights, on Wednesdays, June 13, July 11, and August 8 at 7:00 p.m. For more info visit www.cbsmich.org.