​Active Christian Women's Club

​General Meetings, Birthday Breakfast, and Craft Women’s Group remain suspended until further notice.

  • Aug 20 – ACWC Membership enrollment forms will be submitted to you in late July. Please return your enrollment forms by the above noted date of 8/20/21. Thank you!
  • Aug 27 – Board Meeting 10:30 AM in Parish Center, Room 1.


Happy Birthday to Deacon Marion and Sr. Pat; and to all the ACWC women who celebrate birthdays in August. We wish you joy & happiness. May God bless you and keep you always.


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.

ACWC Craft Fair 2021 has been transferred from May until November 6.



​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


Some state pro-life bills include measures to prohibit dangerous telemedicine abortions, ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable or ban abortions that discriminate against unborn babies based on their race, sex, or a disability. Still other legislation aims to inform mothers about the life saving abortion pill reversal protocol and hold abortion facilities accountable to basic health and safety standards. 


Let’s keep praying for respect for life.

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



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.”
​​

August:

1. Fr. Nick Zukowski (Pastor)
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. Christina Corona (Director of Christian Service)
7. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
8. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
9. Jeanne Kelly (Bookkeeper)
10. Larry Lage (Part time Special Projects Manager)
11. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
12. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
13. John McGovern (Part time Musician)
14. Mark Miller (Evening Maintenance)
15. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
16. Brian Tomaszewski (Head of 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. Vocations
30. Families of Parishes
31. Music Ministry.

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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.


St. Martin de Porres Church News

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.

...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.




New Parish Office Hours

Effective August 2, 2021, our parish office hours will be: Monday & Tuesday from 9 AM to 2 PM; and Friday from 9 AM to 12 Noon. 

Off-Hours, please use the mail slot to the left of the main doors to drop off any envelopes or communications.

Thank You!




Mass Menu for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 8

During the month of August we are going to try something new. The hymns for the upcoming weekend will be put in the bulletin so you can look them up ahead of time, if you choose, so we can all more fully, consciously, and actively participate in the liturgy. 


Processional Hymn: All Are Welcome
Presentation of the Gifts: We Come to Your Feast
Communion Hymn: Eat This Bread
Recessional Hymn: Glory and Praise to Our God




First Friday Eucharistic Adoration August 6


First Friday, August 6: Exposition will be from noon to 3:00 p.m., with Benediction at 3:00 p.m.  Friday is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.  Please join us to spend some quiet time in reflection with the Eucharist.



Saint Blase Music Festival August 5 and 6


August 5th & 6th | No Cost | All Ages
Attention music lovers! Are you interested in learning new music techniques and songs? Do you like listening to music? Then this music festival is for you, and its free! We will have music workshops for youth & teens, and for adults. We'll also have a concert at the end of the festival.

Music Workshops:
 Children and teens will learn beginner music theory through fun games and activities, while learning songs to sing at the concert on Friday evening. They'll also have an interactive session with a visiting handbell choir. They will meet Thursday and Friday, August 5th and 6th from 1 PM - 4 PM, along with participation at the concert on Friday, August 6th at 7 PM.
 
Adults will learn music and vocal techniques and tips, while learning new repertoire. They will meet on Thursday, August 5th at 7 PM.

REGISTER HERE!
 
Music Concert:
​Enjoy a night of music performed by our children and teen festival participants! All are invited to come and hear what they have been working on at their workshops. The concert portion of our music festival will be on Friday, August 6th at 7 PM.




SUPPORT PRO-LIFE AND THE HYDE AMENDMENT


For the past forty-five years, a federal policy called the Hyde Amendment has prohibited federal funding for elective abortions. This and similar provisions have enjoyed wide, bipartisan support among lawmakers and the general public. In fact, the Hyde Amendment has been signed into law every year since 1976, regardless of whether Congress and the White House were controlled by Republicans or Democrats. Unfortunately, the status of these life-saving amendments are currently in jeopardy, as powerful elected officials have called for their elimination. It is critical that pro-lifers send a strong message to Congress:    our taxpayer dollars should NOT pay for abortion. 


  • 1. Take a few minutes to sign the petition yourself at www.NoTaxpayerAbortion.com. 
  • 2. Use the related resources—including flyers, fact sheets, and graphics at www.respectlife.org/no-taxpayer-abortion—to promote the campaign widely within your parish  and community, by or on the first weekend of June. Consider written, electronic,    and verbal messages. 
  • 3. Visit the social media pages of Michigan Catholic Conference, which can be found through www.micatholic.org, during the first week of June to find shareable content. 


​   Read the full letter from the Michigan Catholic Conference​




Holiday Giving Program


It is hard to already think about Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we have found that spreading this collection out over several months makes it a little easier on the budget, as well as, the shopping experience. These products will be given to the families we help with the holidays. This is most helpful for them, as bridge cards (formally called food stamps) can only be used for food products. They may not be used for soap, toothpaste, toilet paper or other necessary household goods. Consequently, the families very much appreciate receiving these things. To help you plan how you may want to participate in this project (and maybe take advantage of sales), the products we will be collecting over the next eight months are listed below.


Thank you so much for all of your support!

 August: Laundry soap
 September: paper towel
 October: Toilet paper
 November: Thanksgiving food
 December: Christmas food

Again, thank you for the generous support you consistently give all of our programs!




Televised Mass Guide

To watch Sunday, Saturday, or Daily Mass ​from home, follow this guide: 

SUNDAY MASSES ONLINE/CABLE: 
Saturday - 7:00 pm on CTND 
Sunday - 8:00 am, 12 Noon: EWTN 
10:00 am, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, CTND
12:00 Noon from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on the AOD Facebook and web sites 

SUNDAY MASS ON NETWORK TV: 

​6:00 am on WJBK Fox 2 

WEEKDAY MASSES ONLINE/CABLE: 
8:00 am, 12 Noon and 7:00 pm: EWTN 
9:30 am, 7:00 pm, 11:30 pm: CTND




Families of Parishes - Wave 2 - July 2022


Visit the AOD Website

Our Central Macomb Vicariate Family 4 includes:


St. Blasé Parish, Sterling Heights


St. Ephrem Parish, Sterling Heights

St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren

St. Michael Parish, Sterling Heights​​​




​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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​​​For Widowed Men and Women

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




Teen Summer Mass Series - Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament


Inviting all teens to join us for monthly themed 11:00 a.m. Masses followed by food, fun, and fellowship in the Plaza!


We encourage you to dress according to the theme…

June 27: Aloha!
July 18: Christmas in July
August 29: Detroit Sports


You may choose to bring along a donation of canned goods to benefit local food pantries. For more information or to RSVP, please email here.



Retrouvaille of Metro Detroit

The Retrouvaille Program is for Married Couples Facing Difficult Challenges in their Relationship

  • A Marriage program that helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship.
  • A Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend.
  • Primarily a practical program to improve communication, build stronger marriages, and help couples reconnect.
  • Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love.


Please visit the HelpOurMarriage website for details and sign-up information for up-coming sessions.​​



Men of the Hearts Podcast–Office of Priestly Vocations

Listen now to our new podcast co-hosted by Fr. Craig Giera, Director of Priestly Vocations, and Fr. David Pellican, Associate Pastor at Divine Child Parish, as they explore the richness of priestly vocations and share how to discern a call from God. We are Men of the Hearts because both the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus beat as one to animate the call in young men. It is Mary that brings us to Jesus, and it is at Sacred Heart Major Seminary that men’s hearts are formed after the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here's the link: 


https://detroitpriestlyvocations.com/men-of-the-hearts.../


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


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