Give Thanks with Online Giving
During these next few weeks please remember to continue 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!
The AoD has modified the CSA Online Giving platform so that parishes can use it for online offertory, through a fund separate from CSA called “Parish Online Offertory.”
St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren, has a parish-unique online-giving link for CSA. The parish-unique online-giving domain is: http://smdeporres.aodcsa.org
You may also mail your church support envelope to us or bring it at your convenience to the mail drop box at the parish office.
Prayer Resources and Links
To help support and guide your at-home prayers and observances during this stay-at-home period, visit our Resources page for links and available programs we hope will enrich your faith journey.
As Mass Resumes
Please sit in only the 2 sections of pews on each side of the middle aisle to maintain social distancing.
No Daily Masses July 6 - 17
There will be NO Daily Masses on the following days:
July 6, 7, 8, 10,13, 14, 15, 17
There will be no rosary and Perpetual Help Devotions on July 8 and 15.
And there will be no confessions on July 8 and 15.
EMHC Help Needed
For our weekend Masses we are in need of 2 or 3 EMHCs to distribute Holy Communion at each Mass. During this social distancing time we only have 3 stations in front and 1 person needed for the handicapped. Hand sanitizer is available at each station.
I know several of you are at Mass and I understand if you don’t yet feel comfortable helping but if you are comfortable doing so please sign the sheet when you come in to help us facilitate a smoother reception of this great sacrament.
We are accepting your Mass intentions, please schedule them at least 2 weeks before the anniversary or special intention date. You may drop off your intention at the mail slot outside of the administration office. Just list name, date and time of Mass along with your donation. Or email us at:
Thanks for your cooperation!
Music News - Bringing Back the Basics of Singing at Mass
The Archdiocesan Academy of Sacred Music has issued updated recommendations for congregational singing. We will begin singing again this weekend in short simple segments with sung dialogues, the refrains of the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia), and also the Ordinary of the Mass. The Ordinary is comprised of the parts of the Mass that do not change depending on the liturgical calendar such as the Gloria, Creed, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation, Amen, and Lamb of God. We will be singing simple settings of all except the Creed, which we will recite as normal.
When singing, please keep your mask on and sing softly. Normally, I would ask you to sing out loud and proud, but at this time we need to just sing softly and know the Lord hears the gusto in our hearts.
Michael B. Adams
HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAM
Listed below is the normal schedule we use to collect these important products needed for our program. As I have informed you in the past, bridge cards cannot be used to purchase these things. Only food can be purchased with the cards. As we get back to a somewhat normal existence and attend church again, we may have to alter the collection somewhat. Collection boxes will be placed in the back of church as we normally do. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Our food collection for this program is also a couple of months behind due to the crisis. Please check dates on the food you are able to donate. We can only use food with expiration dates of 2021 or later for the program. Here is our “wish list.”
June: Shampoo and deodorant
July: Bottles of dish soap
August: Laundry soap
September: paper towel
October: Toilet paper
November: Thanksgiving food and turkeys
December: Christmas food and turkeys
I so appreciate your understanding and flexibility in meeting the needs of God’s children in need. We are a strong community and you share your blessings in very generous ways. Thank you so much.
Vacation Bible School (June)
Appalachian Mission Trip (August)
SMdP is Now On YouTube
Want to watch Fr. Nick's Easter homilies, message to the Religious Education students, or keep up with other events and goings on in the church? Then tune into our church's new YouTube channel. Click here to go to www.youtube.com or search "St. Martin dePorres, Warren, Michigan". It will take you to all the posted videos and if you join the site (which is free), you will be notified of new videos as they are posted. This is another
great way to watch the church in action!
2020 Mission Trip Update
I am sad to report that due to the Covid-19 outbreak and pandemic this year, the decision has been made to cancel the mission trip to the Fr. Beiting Appalachian Mission this year. Much prayer and discernment has gone into this decision and it has been decided that cancellation would be best for the health and well-being of all involved. We do plan to continue with this ministry next summer.
Remembering Those in Service to Our Country
We have begun a list of Parishioners or relatives of parishioners who are in the military. Please fill out the form from the November 24 parish bulletin and return it to the parish office. Please provide the following Information;
Name & Rank
Branch of Service
Where they are stationed at
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
Since the decriminalization of abortion by the court decision Roe v Wade, 62,500,000 babies have been destroyed in America. If we took a moment of silence for each baby lost to surgical abortion, using one minute as a “moment”, we would be silent for 118.9 years. The silence would be a deafening roar.
Right To Life Representative
Cancelled Stamp Collection Continues
We are still collecting used stamps. Arrangements have been completed with The Sisters of Notre Dame for the collection of used stamps. They advise that all money made from the used stamps 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 usher’s room. Thank you!
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.
Why start such a memorial?
This Monthly Memorial fulfills many of your requests for monthly prayer for your special intentions or for a loved ones who are deceased; your intentions will be listed each week on the back of the parish bulletin. Your offering of $60.00 per year will help to support the parish bulletin.
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 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 form on bottom of bulletin Memorial page with your payment to:
1050 74th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49513
SMdP Lottery - Here's how it works:
Purchase a $5 raffle ticket
Your ticket is good all month
Tickets are numbered from 000 to 999 and assigned randomly
Only 1,000 tickets will be sold each month
The more you purchase, the better your chance of winning
Watch the Michigan lottery evening drawing
Every day of the month at 7:28 p.m. on WDIV (Channel 4) after Wheel of Fortune, or go to www.Michigan.gov/lottery after 8:00 p.m. OR watch the Sunday bulletin to see if you are a winner
There are 90 chances to win. Here is how you win:
If your number matches the 3-digit lottery number you win $50
If your number matches on Wednesday, you win $100
The Seller of the Wednesday matching ticket wins $50
If your number is one number down you win $10
If your number is one number up you win $10
Here's an example:
Evening lottery number is 123
Your number is : 122 you win $10
Your number is: 123 you win $50 or $100
Your number is: 124 you win $10
Here is how your contribution helps:
100% of the proceeds from this raffle will be used for the general operations, repair, and maintenance of our parish facilities.
Ticket Sales begin January - Start winning March 1st
Watch the bulletin for updates
View the FAQ
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.”
1. Fr. Nick Zukowski (Pastor)
2. Deacon Marion Jurewicz (Permanent Deacon)
3. Sr. Pat Whalen (Worship Coordinator)
4. Michael Adams (Music Director)
5. Janis Ayoub (Administrative Assistant))
6. Christine Cabe (Director of Christian Formation)
7. Greg Dominick (Evening Maintenance)
8. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
9. Renee Heileman, RN (Parish Nurse/Christian Service Director)
10. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
11. Larry Lage (Maintenance/Building Manager)
12. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
13. John McGovern (Part time musician))
14. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
15. Dawn Peters (Bookkeeper)
16. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
17. Brian Tomaszewski (Weekend Maintenance)
18. Parish Council & Commission Members
19. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
21. Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
22. Altar Servers
23. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
24. Archdiocese of Detroit
25. Bishop Robert Fisher
26. Central Macomb Vicariate
29. Homebound Parishioners
31. Parish Choirs
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
Active Christian Women's Club
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
For Widowed Men and Women
For further information about Widowed Friends and upcoming events, visit our website at www.widowedfriends.org