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No Daily Mass October 14 - 18


There will be NO  9:30 AM morning Masses or adoration, 7:00 PM evening Mass this week or confessions while the priests are at a convocation in Boyne. Please keep them in your prayers as they discern the will of the Holy Spirit during their time together




Craft Fair Ticket Sales October 19


The ACWC will begin selling tickets on Saturday, October 19, for the November 2nd Fall Craft Fair.




Organ Recital Sunday October 20


John McGovern will present works by J.S. Back, Hindemeth, Howells, Lubeck, Milford, Pachelbel, and Paine on Sunday, October 20, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Your free-will offering helps support the SMdP music ministries.




New Altar Server Training Saturday, October 26


NEW ALTAR SERVER TRAINING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH 11:00AM IN CHURCH Man, woman, boy, girl, family: consider the call to become an altar server at the weekend Masses. If you have made your First Communion and attend Mass regularly you are invited to come to the training session. Please pray about it.  Please call the office by Oct. 23rd if you will be coming so adequate materials can be prepared.




Trunk or Treat Sunday, October 27


​The Knights of Columbus St Pius X Council 3848 will sponsor their annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 27, at 3:00 p.m. Adults line up their cars with decorated trunks and pass out treats to all children in costumes (children must be in costume). Please pre-register - view the flyer for contact information.


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Mercy In Action Day Saturday, October 26

This year's Mercy In Action service day will take place Saturday, October 26. Registration forms are now available in the Parish Office.


Please submit your completed registration forms into the Parish Office ASAP so shirts can be ordered and plans can be completed. Thank you!


Mats for the Homeless on October 26, from 9:30 - noon
If you can sort, cut, or tie knots we need you! Bring scissors a Q crochet hook (if you crochet). We have plenty of bags available. Formation students: Earn service hours!


Also on October 26th, one of our sites will be packing boxes for our troops. We are hoping to add letters, notes, cards, colored drawings from children...into these boxes for our soldiers. Anything that will give them encouragement would be appreciated! Have a family night making cards, coloring pictures, being crafty, or just signing a card...we would love to have several items in every box! Please bring your items to the parish office by October 21st. That week I will bring them to St. Jane where the boxes will be packed. Thank you for your assistance with this.




Mass of Remembrance November 2 at 11:00 a.m.


This year, because November 2 – the Feast of All Souls - falls on a Saturday, the Mass of Remembrance for all those who have died this past year will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 AM and not in the evening. The 5:00 Evening Mass will the vigil Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.




Annual Fall Craft Fair and Bake Sale November 2


ACWC’s Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale is Saturday, November 2, 2019 9AM – 4PM.

Tables are $30. Please see the Parish Bulletin for reservation and contact information.


Bakers, YOU are needed! Please help us fill our tables with baked goods made from your tried & true recipes. All your donations can be dropped off Saturday, November 2 after 9AM. Please contact Ruth C. to advise her of your contribution. Blessings to all of you and your support. Our sincere thanks to our beloved parish community for all that you do.




Euchre Night - November 16


Who: Euchre Players over 21 years of age
Where: St. Martin de Porres Parish Activities Center
When: Sat. November 16, 2019    
Registration 6:00 -6:45pm.      Deal at 7:00pm
Tickets: $15.00 in advance –Limited to 140  seats


Pizza & Salad included - Beer, Wine, Pop & Water Available Cash Bar

Cash Prizes, 50/50s/ Basket Raffles | Profits Benefit – Coats For Kids


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Holiday Giving Program


Many plans are in the works for our Holiday Giving Program. We will have tags on our Giving Trees as we have in the past, but if you are unable to shop and want to contribute, please send monetary donations to the parish office c/o Renee’ HGP. If you, your family or a group you are involved and want to adopt a family, please contact Renee’ in the Parish Office NO later than Friday, October, 18th before we start making tags for the trees. Thank you for your support.


Other Upcoming Local Events


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 vac@aod.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 aginvestigations@michigan.gov

More information about the Archdiocese’s efforts to

address abuse may be found 

at protect.aod.org.


​Active Christian Women's Club

​​​​​​Upcoming:​ 


  • Oct 13 – Mass for deceased member Beverly Michon at 11 AM liturgy 
  • Oct 19 & 20 - Craft Fair Ticket sales in Church lobbies after all Masses. 
  • Oct 25 – Board Meeting 10:30 AM in the Parish Center Room 1.
  • Oct 26 & 27 - Craft Fair Ticket sales in Church lobbies after all Masses. Oct 26 – Memorial mass for Anthony Burger at 5 PM mass.
  • Oct 29 – Birthday Breakfast at Leo’s following 9:30 AM liturgy. Happy Birthday to Fr.
    Nick, Lorraine Van O, and all ladies with birthdays in October.
  • Nov 2 – Craft Fair opens at 9AM – 4PM in the Parish Center. Saleable arts and crafts (by ACWC and Vendors), bake sale items, lunch, raffle tickets and much more for all to enjoy at the fair. 
  • On Going – The Craft Group meets every Tuesday, 9:30 AM in the Parish Center, Room 6 
  • Members of ACWC: Our records, as well as the Parish Office’s must be accurate and up to date, for us to be able to contact you by phone or mail when necessary. If you have either relocated (including Nursing Home or Assisted Living) or have a new phone number, please contact Diane B or the Parish Office so the records may be
    adjusted.

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Holiday Giving Program

Many plans are in the works for our Holiday Giving Program. We will have tags on our
Giving Trees as we have in the past, but if you are unable to shop and want to
contribute, please send monetary donations to the parish office c/o Renee’ HGP. If you,
your family or a group you are involved in want to adopt a family, please contact Renee’
in the Parish Office by the first week in October. Thank you for your support.


Blessings,
Renee’



Monthly Collections:
October: Toilet paper
November: Thanksgiving food and turkeys
December: Christmas food and turkeys

Starting in March we have also been keeping a portion of your weekly food donations for this program. A portion of the food goes to St. Veronica in Eastpointe and we store a portion of the food dated for the following year so we know it will be good until well after Christmas. Again, thank you for the generous support you consistently give all of all of our Christian Service programs! 

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

​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

While Respect for Life should always be a priority, we give special attention to it this month. When we hear the words “Respect for Life” our attention is usually drawn to the unborn and the issue of abortion. But it is so much bigger than that. Life is a gift given by our Creator which is precious. It includes those who are physically, mentally and emotionally challenged, the elderly, the poor, the persecuted, the abandoned as well as all of nature – our plants, animals, and environment.

Take a few minutes this month to reflect on how you respect life and is there more you can do to protect it in your area of God’s Kingdom?

Regina 
Parish rep for Right to Life



St. Martin de Porres First Saturday Memorial Association
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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:
Diocesan—Dave Laney
1050 74th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49513
1-800-783-1623
Email: DLaney@Diocesan.com



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.”

October 2019

1. Fr. Nick Zukowski (Pastor)
2. Deacon Marion Jurewicz (Permanent Deacon)
3. Sr. Pat Whalen (Worship Coordinator)
4. Janis Ayoub (Administrative Assistant))
5. Christine Cabe (Director of Christian Formation)
6. Greg Dominick (Evening Maintenance)
7. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
8. Renee Heileman RN (Parish Nurse/Christian Service Director)
9. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
10. Larry Lage (Maintenance/Building Manager)
11. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
12. John McGovern (Music Director)
13. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
14. Dawn Peters (Bookkeeper)
15. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
16. Brian Tomaszewski (Weekend Maintenance)
17. Parish Council & Commission Members
18. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
19. Lectors
20. Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
21. Altar Servers
22. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
23. Archdiocese of Detroit
24. Bishop Robert Fisher
25. Central Macomb Vicariate
26. Seminarians
27. People of the Parish
28. Homebound Parishioners
29. Vocations
30. Parish Choirs
31. Volunteers

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St. Martin de Porres Church News

For Widowed Men and Women

Widows & widowers are welcome to join “Widowed Friends ” for a great lunch on Friday,  Oct. 18th  at 1PM at Cleopatra Mediterranean Grill, 19027 Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe. MUST  RSVP to Joanna @ 586- 777- 4651 by Oct. 14th .​​​


For further information about Widowed Friends and upcoming events, visit our website at www.widowedfriends.org




Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Fundraiser November 8


The 26th annual All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner Fundraiser sponsored by the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers will be Friday, November 8, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids 4-12 years old. Carry-outs available. Pasta, sauce, salad, and rolls will be served. Silent Auction and Tin-Can raffle, 50/50 & door prizes, and a bake sale will also take place.. 


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Encore Remarriage Workshop - December 7

Considering getting married again? Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) can help you and your future spouse welcome Christ into your union, improve your communication skills, and position your relationship to grow stronger over time! The session is led by CCSEM therapist Dr. Janusz Wrobel. Encore remarriage workshops focus on replacing communication styles from the previous relationship with new ones based on trust and friendship. Couples bringing children into their new union will benefit from additional content on talking with children about the pending marriage and issues that can arise in a blended family.


The next Encore workshops is December 7. Sessions are at CCSEM in Royal Oak at 1424 East 11 Mile Road. To learn more and register, call 248-548-4044 ext. 3100 or email crewsh@ccsem.org.

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