Give Thanks with Online Giving
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!
St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren, has an online-giving link for weekly offering and for the CSA via the Archdiocese. The online-giving domain is: https://give.aod.org
In Remembrance - Memory Book
During this month of November we invite you to list the name/s of your deceased loved ones in our Memory book which is on the table by the Holy Family statue so that we may pray for them.
New Sunday Missals For 2023-2024
Missals are available for a donation of $4.00 each. They are located on a table near the flags and the large statue of Mary.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration December 1
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration is on December 1, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Benediction is at 3:00 p.m. Please join us to spend some quiet time with our Lord.
Part-time Custodial Help Wanted
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES PARISH, WARREN, IS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WEEKEND CUSTODIAL HELP AND WEEKNIGHT CUSTODIAL HELP
Assist the Head of Maintenance in the cleaning and upkeep of the parish church, the parish center building and the surrounding grounds. Provides general janitorial and custodial services. Must be on site for all parish weekend/weeknight events, open and close the church for Mass, and assist our Worship Coordinator as needed. Must be a self-starter, in good health, and willing to work in a Catholic environment, with some knowledge of Catholic parish life and practices.
Regular weekend hours are Saturdays from 10:00 AM (if there is a Funeral) or 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sundays from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Possibly alternating weekends with another person. Maximum hours are 19 hours per week. Regular weeknight hours are Monday through Thursday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Maximum hours are 19 hours per week. May have to work additional hours occasionally as needed and available.
A criminal background check and attending a Protecting God’s Children workshop are required.
Contact: Rev. Nick Zukowski, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone inquiries, please.
Poinsettia Sale December 2 & 3
Christian Formation will be selling poinsettias after all of the Masses on December 2 & 3 as a holiday fundraiser. There will be a variety of colors available. $12 per plant
Thank you for your support!
Little Blue Books for Advent available
Advent begins Sunday, December 3. In this time of waiting and anticipation, prepare your heart by spending time with God each day of Advent. The Little Blue Book guides you through this joyful season with short devotionals that will inspire you.
This year's Advent book focuses on the Infancy Narrative of Luke's Gospel and begins Dec. 3, 2023. Donation $2.00 per book.
ACWC Advent Christmas Luncheon December 6
Gazebo Banquet Center
31104 Mound Rd. (at 13 Mile Rd.)
Warren, MI 48092
GIFT BASKET RAFFLE - 21 chances for $10
Doors open 11:30 am
Buffet Lunch $25.oo per person
Reservation Deadline: November 22, 2023
Sunday Eucharistic Adorations: Next date - January 28
Another opportunity for growing deeper in love with Jesus in the Eucharist will be available on the following dates:
JANUARY 28 2024
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from the end of the 8:30 Mass until the beginning of the 11:00 Mass for private adoration ending with Benediction.
The Spirit of Giving Hope 2023 Holiday Program
Christmas food collection: November 13th to December 8th
Families will pick up baskets on Sunday, December 10th.
Our goal is to provide families with everyday meals.
Items to donate: Boxed potatoes, canned vegetables, cereal, oatmeal, jams, peanut butter, granola bars, pancake mix, syrup, Ramen noodle packs, boxed pasta, jar sauce, canned fruit, soups and mac & cheese. Non-perishable food items can be placed in the baskets that are located behind the last pews in church before Mass.
Giving Trees will be up in church on November 15th to December 6th
Gifts will be collected at the Tree Trimming Celebration before the 11am Mass on Sunday, Dec 10th. If unable to attend, please make sure to drop off gifts to the main office. Gift cards may be placed in office mail slot. Please do not leave gifts in church.
All food baskets and gifts will be distributed to the families on Sun, Dec 10th. Please make sure your donated gift cards and gifts are dropped off no later than Dec 10th before Mass.
Cash and check donations will also be accepted. Make checks out to St. Martin de Porres. Please make sure your envelope states “The Spirit of Giving Hope”.
Thank you for your generosity,
Christian Service Director,
Coats for Kids - Thank you!
St. Pius X Knight of Columbus #3848 and St. Martin’s Christian Service sponsored and delivered over 100 brand new coats for children of all ages to St. Dominic’s Outreach Center on Sunday, November 12th. Director of St. Dominic’s, Sherren Jenkins was so incredible grateful for all that we do for them here at St.Martin’s. She told us that it couldn't of come at a better time, because eight families had already reached out for help. Thank you,
Director of Christian Service
Spirit of Giving Hope - Thanksgiving Update
Another successful year of giving thanks for YOU! This year our parish provided a complete Thanksgiving dinner to 43 families, totaling 188 people. These families ranged from two to ten people in each household. Because of your goodness, Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, fruit, vegetables, desserts, eggs, butter and vegetable oil feed those with grateful hearts...and stomachs! Along with dinner, the household items that were collected over the last months were included in their baskets. With a surplus of tooth brushes, tooth paste, dish soap and laundry soap St. Dominic’s Outreach’s shelves were restocked for future use.
Thank you for all those who donated financial support, food, their time and talents to giving hope and compassion to those that needed it most. Cannot wait to see what YOU do for Christmas!
Your forever grateful Christian Service Director,
Vets Returning Home Donation Bins for Clothing and Shoes ONLY!
These bins are strictly for men's, women's and children's clothing and shoes ONLY ...let me repeat this, clothing and shoes ONLY. Household items or furniture of any kind will NOT be excepted at all for any reason. Please don’t be the reason the bins are removed for not following the donation requirements.
Bins will be emptied monthly and taken to VRH Center where families of the center will take what they need and then the overflow of clothing will be taken to the VRH resale store to be sold (keep in mind the proceeds from the store comes back to VRH Center) to help support their programs. As always, Thank you for your support! Please feel free to contact me at the office with any questions you may have.
Director of Christian Service
WE ARE NO LONGER COLLECTING:
Campbell soup labels
We no longer have anyone who collects these items for us. Thank you for your understanding.
Saints Among The Saints Family of Parishes
Our Central Macomb Vicariate Family 4, now titled "Saints Among The Saints" includes with St. Martin de Porres:
Mass: Saturday - 4:00 p.m. | Sunday - 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:30 a.m.
Confession: Saturday 3:00 p.m.
38900 Dodge Park Rd
Sterling Heights, 48312
Mass: Saturday - 4:30 p.m. | Sunday - 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a.m.
Confession: Wednesday 8:00 a.m. & Saturday 3:30 p.m.
St. Michael Parish
40501 Hayes Rd
Sterling Heights 48313
Mass: Saturday 4:30 p.m. | Sunday 8:00, 9:45, & 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:30 a.m.
Confession: Saturday 3:00 p.m.
News from St. Martin de Porres Parish Ministries and Groups
Active Christian Women's Club
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
TeenBreaks – We’re Here for You
TeenBreaks.com was created by teens and for teens to help with all the issues you are dealing with today. Every story on the site was written and submitted by a teen telling his/her own experience. TeenBreaks.com doesn’t tell anyone what to think or how to feel. It only shares information and experiences so you can get the facts from others who have dealt with similar issues to make good decisions for yourself.
This Weekend Right to Life Christmas Ornaments will be available after all Masses this
weekend. Donation is $5. There are four beautiful designs to choose from. Again, thank you for supporting LIFE...it is truly a beautiful gift.
Blessings of peace to all!
Parish Rep for Right to Life
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
There is help for anyone suffering from the effects of abortion:
1 (877) 586-4621 – Lumina is a post-abortion referral network that offers retreats, counseling, and other services.
1 (800) 57-WOMAN – Right to Life of Michigan has a 24-hour toll-free hotline that is operated by OptionLine to find people local agencies in Michigan that offer post-abortive counseling, pregnancy help, and adoption referrals.
Rachel’s Vineyard offers weekend retreats for those suffering from an abortion experience—both women and men. They create a non-judgmental, safe place to think and explore their feelings about abortion. Rachel’s Vineyard believes it is important for them to grieve the loss of their unborn child before they can take steps toward healing and forgiveness Women are not the only ones who can feel the pain and suffering brought about by an abortion. Studies show that abortion can also leave families heartbroken. Fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings also feel the residual undesirable impact of abortion.
Please visit RTL.org for more information and let us keep in our prayers all who are hurting from an abortion—embrace them with love!
November 18-19, 2023
RTL Christmas Ornament Sale After all the Masses.
February 17, 2024
Focus on LIFE Dinner RTL Warren/Center Line Affiliate St. Josaphat Banquet Center
Hold the date—more details to come.
More Right To Life Resources:
(800) 57WOMAN or (800) 579-6626
(877) LIFE OPTIONS or (877) 543-3678
Text for help: (800) 712-4357
Blessings to all!
Parish Rep 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.
* 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 pm 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 the form at the bottom of the back page with your payment to:
Diocesan—St. Martin de Porres #557
1050 74th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49513
For questions or for Credit/Debit payment call Susie Boone at 1-800-783-1623
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) (Priest in Solidum)
2. Deacon Marion Jurewicz (Permanent Deacon)
3. Sr. Pat Whalen (Worship Coordinator)
4. Sandy Acord (Director of Christian Formation)
5. Michael Adams (Music Director)
6. Val Cimini (Weekend Maintenance)
7. Christina Corona (Christian Service)
8. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
9. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
10. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
11. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
12. John McGovern (Part time Musician)
13. Mark Miller (Evening Maintenance)
14. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
15. Brian Tomaszewski (Head of Maintenance)
16. Kelly Winn (Bookkeeper)
17. Parish Council & Commission Members
18. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
20. Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
21. Altar Servers
22. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
23. Families of Parishes
24. Bishop Robert Fisher
25. Music Ministry
28. Homebound parishioners
30. Faith Formation
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the Archdiocese’s efforts to
address abuse may be found
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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