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  


    E-mail:
parishoffice@smdeporres.com

For Widowed Men and Women

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



News from St. Martin de Porres 
​Parish Ministries and Groups


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.


St. Martin de Porres Church News

​Active Christian Women's Club


ACWC would like to extend best wishes to Fr. Nick, Deacon Marion, Sr. Pat, Staff members and parishioners a happy New Year. May 2021 bring a close to the pandemic with health, happiness, and security. May God bless all our families and friends so that we may all once again gather in love and harmony.

​General Meetings, Birthday Breakfast and Craft Meetings remain cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic.

Jan 28 – Birthday Breakfast cancelled until further notice.

Happy Birthday to club members Mary T, Marian C, and all those who celebrate birthdays in January.

Jan 27 – Board Meeting conference call.


Crafts cancelled until further notice.


Correction for the Spring Luncheon at the Gazebo: The date is planned for Sunday May 16, 2021.



​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


Regarding abortion: The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acceptance of evil. The tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in defending life lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in abortion are full of
passionate conviction. Ask God for the fire of His Holy Spirit to defend life at all stages.


Regina F.

Parish Representative 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. 

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



SMdP LOTTERY/RAFFLE

​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.”

January 2021:


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. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
10. Larry Lage (Part time Facilities Manager)
11. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
12. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)

13. John McGovern (Part time Musician)

14. Dawn Peters (Bookkeeper)
15. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
16. Brian Tomaszewski (Daytime 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. Volunteers
28. Homebound Parishioners 29. Parish Choirs
30. Vocations
31. Families of Parishes

Other Upcoming Local Events

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.

...Read the FAQ


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 the pandemic, visit our Resources page for links and available programs we hope will enrich your faith journey.




2020 Year-End Contribution Statements


Contribution Statements will be available February 1, 2021. Clip the form from the parish bulletin or download the form here


Please allow 2 weeks mailing time. Thank you!




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.

You may drop off your intention with the name, date and donation in the outside office mail slot., we are sorry, but this two-week advance notification is necessary

Thanks for your cooperation!




Unleash The Gospel - Led By The Spirit On Mission


A Pastoral Message from our Archbishop Allen Vigneron On Families of Parishes
January 5, 2021

“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12: 4-5)

For two millennia, Christians have worshipped together in memory of Christ’s promise, “where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” (Matthew 18:20) These gatherings became parishes, which exist today to serve as centers of evangelization for the entire community. As some of us begin to return to Mass following health guidelines to keep us and our families safe, we do so as members of the body of Christ – a community of joyful missionary disciples who come together to encounter Christ, to grow as His disciples and to witness His love and mercy to all those around us.

This is the foundational truth of our transition in the Archdiocese of Detroit to Families of Parishes. Just as the faithful have for generations come together to pray and worship, our parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit are uniting in pursuit of our shared mission to unleash the Gospel. And just as the first disciples were sent forth two-by-two as brothers, our parishes are going forth together, not isolated but accompanied.

You may have recently heard – or will hear soon – the list of parish groupings that we will utilize to transform our diocese into a community of parish families. It is my prayer that each of these families – and the faithful within – will see in themselves a reflection of Christ’s first disciples, who came together, sharing their gifts and talents to spread their faith to the ends of the Earth. Our walk in faith was never meant to be a solitary journey. As our diocese continues to follow in the footsteps of the first disciples, we offer this month’s issue of Unleash the Gospel (see the AOD website) in celebration of our belonging to the eternal community, the body of Christ. Like the earliest Christians, we are recipients of God’s abundant grace and have been sent forth together to proclaim Christ’s message of salvation. Thanks be to God!




​SMdP On YouTube

Want to watch Fr. Nick's homilies, messages 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"




Remembering Those in Service to Our Country

We are maintaining a list of Parishioners or relatives of parishioners who are in the military. Please provide the Parish Office the following Information;

Name & Rank
Branch of Service
Where they are stationed at 
Relative of

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