SUPPORT OUR CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN - 


As the social justice arm of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) works to bring the love and mercy of Jesus Christ to those in need. Won’ t you help CCSEM care for the least ones who are the images of Jesus Christ among us? 


CCSEM annually brings help and hope to more than 20,000 persons, regardless of their race or religion, culture or creed. CCSEM serves families from all walks of life through 13 locations in the six counties of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Ministries include the All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in southwest Detroit, Hispanic Outreach, Services for newcomers to the United States, Behavioral Health Services, the Project Hope ministry for expectant mothers and mothers with young children, Adoption and Foster Care Services, and Services for Senior Citizens.


You can donate in one of three ways: use the envelopes provided by your parish, go online to ccsem.org/donate, or mail a check to CCSEM at 15945 Canal Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038. 

To learn more, call Kelly Luttinen at 248- 548- 4044 ext. 3621 or email luttinenk@ccsem.org. 

“The works of Catholic Charities of  Southeast Michigan are the corporal works of mercy. We are not principally a social service agency, but an instrument of God’s love and mercy.”


- The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron,

Archbishop of Detroit and President of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

An Invitation to Join Us!

Do you feel that you would like to strengthen your spiritual life? The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites may provide just what you are seeking. The Spiritual benefits are very rewarding! We
meet the fourth Sunday of each month at St. Hubert’s in Harrison Township. Men and women, married and single, as well as diocesan priests and deacons, “Come and See!” Inquiry meeting on May 20, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Please call in advance: Margaret (586) 764-5128 or Judy (586)
222-6872.

For 40 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities." Last year, Gleaners distributed more than 42 million pounds of emergency food to over 500 partner schools, soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties.  We are in critical need of volunteers. Just two hours will make a difference.

My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG) is a nutrition-focused pop-up grocery that provides families and individuals who have limited access to affordable, healthy foods with a new shopping option within their communities. Educational programming and free food giveaways encourage increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. Volunteers are needed to greet shoppers, assemble orders on our truck, bag orders for customers, and assist with market set-up and tear-down.

MONDAYS
8:30 am–10:30 am - Park Place of Harper Woods Senior Apartments (19460 Park Drive, Harper Woods)

TUESDAYS
4:00 pm–6:00 pm - Madison-Solberg Tower Senior Apartments (27777 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights)

WEDNESDAYS
4:00 pm–6:00 pm - Center Line Park Senior Tower (8033 E 10 Mile Road, Center Line)

Learn more at: http://www.gcfb.org  

Volunteers may sign up for just one date or for as many dates as they would like.

St. Martin de Porres Parish Ministries and Groups

Online Giving, is a secure program that allows you to easily transfer funds from your account to ours. If you like, you can try out the system without creating an account. Instead, select the “Quick Give” option which is right underneath the Existing User Login
section. The website will then take you to a page that describes the Quick Give process. From there, click “Continue Quick Give” and make your donation


...Read the FAQ


Sign up or see your giving history at anytime, just by logging in at our Parish's web page at 
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Our mission trip to Kentucky with our friends from St. Michael takes place July 22-28, 2018.

I know that it seems a long way off, but there is a lot of work that needs to be completed
very soon to ensure that we have our reservation with the mission.


Please email me (rheileman@smdeporres.com) or leave me a note in the parish office with any questions or  concerns. Thank you ahead of time for your cooperation. Reminder to all participants: “Protecting God’ s Children”  class information is on the AOD website

Renee’

Spring Clothing Drive

Help Needed With New Transportation Ministry

Armchair Aerobics Announcement

Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

Mission Trip To Appalachia - July 22 - 28

Catholic Charities and Local Ministries

On Tuesday, April 24 at 6:15 p.m., we will gather in church for a Celebration Mass and the final Faith Formation session for the program year. 

Catholic Charities of SE Michigan Celebration

Contemporary Music Group Concert

INTERFAITH VOLUNTEER CAREGIVERS

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors” 


For those in need looking for assistance with transportation, errands, light housekeeping, visits, phone calls, etc. contact the IVC (Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers) for information on what might be available for you. Check out their website: interfaith volunteer caregivers Macomb or call (586) 757-5551

Catechists and Faith Formation Families Mass

The Parish Ushers will hold their bi-monthly meeting in the Parish Center on Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. Would you like to be of service to our Parish Community? Please consider becoming a Parish Usher. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please come to our May 3rd meeting or see the Parish Bulletin for contact information.

News from F.A.M. 

Right To Life

Active Christian Women's Club


He is risen – Alleluia, Alleluia!
ACWC wishes to extend blessings and happiness to
Fr. Nick, Deacon Marion, Sister Pat, Staff Members and Parishioners. HAPPY EASTER!


​​​​Upcoming:

  • Apr 21 –  Mass for deceased member Ann Raney at 5:00 p.m.
  • Apr 24th  - Birthday Breakfast at Ram’s Horn following 9:30 AM liturgy. Happy
    Birthday to club members and all ladies with Birthdays in April. 

  • Apr 27th  - Board MeeAng at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Center Teen Room following
    9:30 a.m. liturgy. 

  • On-going – The Craft ladies meet every Tuesday, at 9:30 am in the Parish Center, Room 6.

SAVE THE DATE and join us for the 65th Anniversary Celebration of the Knights of Columbus, St. Pius X Council # 3848.


When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m.
Where: St. Martin de Porres Social Hall


EVERYONE is INVITED - More information to come!!!

Pancake Breakfast

Formed - Catholic Resource now Available

On Sunday, April 29, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, we will welcome our second level students who
have been preparing all year to receive Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist for the first time. Please pray for these little ones and for their parents, that their First Eucharist will be the first of many, many encounters with the Eucharistic Lord!

Join the Knights!


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


​We invite you to visit the Council's Website


VIEW THE FLYER

Opportunities
When I read the parish paper, I am reminded of all of the opportunities that await us to participate in our Faith. There are opportunities for prayer, adoration and Mass as well as helping others in our community.

Stephen Ministry is under the category of helping others through Christian service. We bring caring and listening to individuals who are experiencing a difficult time in their lives. It is done on an individual basis and lasts as long as the care receiver needs/wants it. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to live out our Faith. 


Please contact Florence Murphy for additional information about joining the Stephen Ministry at 586-264-7515.

Happy Spring!


Susan Madro

Although it really hasn’t felt like it, spring is here. For many, it is a time for ”Spring Cleaning.” It is a good time to go through our belongings and assess what we really need or want to keep. Often, we realize that we have much more ‘stuff’ than we need and we can share those things with someone who is struggling. For many years we have had a clothing/household goods drive in May and brought all of your donations to the Fr. Beiting Appalachian Mission in Kentucky. Unfortunately, due to some administrative decisions in the Lexington diocese, the mission’s warehouse has been closed, so they will not be accepting any donations at this time. We will, however, still be having the clothing drive. I have spoken with the facilitator at St. Dominic Outreach in Detroit, and they would be happy to accept our donations. The program will take place the weekend of May 19 & 20. We will be accepting donations of clean, gently-used clothing for men, women and children. We will also accepting donations of household linens, such as sheets, towels, blankets and dish towels. Also needed are small household goods such as dishes, small appliances, pots and pans, glasses, etc. All of these things should be clean and in good working order. Unfortunately, we will not be collecting furniture this year.

On Sunday, May 20, we will need some volunteers to help empty the truck at St. Dominic. The more volunteers, the easier and quicker the job gets done. Please email or call me in the parish
office if you can help help. Any volunteer under 18 must be accompanied by their parent. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity and support.

Renee’

Other Local Events

Ushers’ Bi-Monthly Meeting

St. Martin de Porres Church News

We have become more and more aware of a need in our parish for drivers to Mass, doctor appointments, tests and so on. As many of our parishioner’s age, they are dealing with health or vision problems that affect their ability to drive. As they struggle to remain independent in their homes, getting to appointments is very difficult, especially if family
does not live close or they have very little family. Our Christian Service Commission has
been working with Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers to collaborate with them to develop a transportation ministry. We are in need of a few “Liaison” volunteers to help coordinate volunteer activity within our congregation to arrange rides for the people in need. Liaisons will keep track of who needs help and who is willing to help, and then make matches between the two parties. The best candidates for this role will be well-organized, have computer knowledge and enjoy working with others. Perhaps you are newly retired or are
a stay-at-home parent with strong computer and communication skills. Most importantly, though, you should have a strong desire to help the frail and disabled among us. Training and ongoing support is provided from Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers and the St. Martin
​de Porres Christian Service office. Liaisons will take turns facilitating the program. If you think you may be interested in this important ministry, please contact Renee’ in the Parish Office.

(**If you think you may be interested in being a volunteer driver, please watch for articles concerning this in the near future.**)

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

A gentle reminder that on Monday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m., all leaders of our parish organizations will meet in the parish center conference room to coordinate calendar events and fundraisers so that there will not be competition or conflicts in our parish calendar. We are trying to combine and streamline these events. Hope you can make it!

Knights of Columbus Anniversary Celebration

All Widowed Men and Women are invited to join us in celebrating Mass on Sunday, April 29th, at St. Malachy, 14115 14 Mile Rd., (East of Schoenherr ) at 2:30 PM. After Mass , we will enjoy refreshments and conversation in the Social Hall. Volunteers are needed for set-up and/or clean-up. For more information call Sandy at 586-991-7374..

St .John and Paul, 7777 28 Mile Rd. Washington Twp.

on the first Thursday of every month, May 3 from 2 - 4:30pm. Please bring a small snack to share and your own beverage. For more info please contact Ellen at 586-781-5781


All Widowed Men and Women are invited to enjoy dinner and Tom Sage, a Neil Diamond Impersonator, at Zehnder’s Restaurant in Frankenmuth on Thursday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $50, all inclusive. RSVP to Joanne at 810-324-2304 or 810-531-4621 by April 26.


All events sponsored by Widowed Friends, a “peer” support group. For further information about Widowed Friends, visit our website at www.widowedfriends.org

Who: Euchre players over 21 years of age

Where: St. Martin de Porres Activity Center

When: Saturday, April 21. Registration from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Deal at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 in advance. Limited to 140 seats
​1 coney dogs & bag of chips included

Cash bar with beer, wine, pop, and water


Cash Prizes!


Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. Pius X Council 3848
Proceeds benefit a Parish family in need

We Welcome To The Feast...

Troop 1954 invites you to a delicious Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 6th, 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Breakfast includes: 2 sausages, beverage, and all you can eat pancakes. The cost is $6.00 adults, $4.00 children 4-10yrs, and 3yrs and under are free. There will also be a a Bake sale and Raffles.

For Widowed Men and Women

Save the date and make your reservation today to help Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
expand the daily acts of love we are blessed to annually provide to more than 20,000 individuals
and families throughout the region!

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
Annual Celebration 2018 will be on Saturday, April 28
Somerset Inn • 2601 West Big Beaver Road • Troy, MI 48084
4:30 pm Mass (optional) – St. Thomas More, 4580 Adams Road, Troy
6:00 pm Registration/Cocktail Hour

Silent and Live Auctions • Dinner • Music • Dancing
Sponsorship packages now available to professional offices, business, and institutions.
Table and individual tickets now on sale!
Join the celebration today!
Call Farrah Shammas at 248-778-6150 or shammasf@ccsem.org

Come join the St. Martin de Porres Contemporary Music Group for an evening of Praise and Worship music on Sunday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Martin de Porres parish church.
The evening will be a faith-building, uplifting and spirit raising experience. Family, friends & neighbors are welcome. The concert is free (a goodwill offering is encouraged to help supporta

the music ministry at St. Martin). Help us to “Praise and Worship our Risen Lord ” and feel the Holy Spirit in song!

K of C Euchre Night

Many of you may be aware that this summer we will have some construction going on in the Parish Center. The atrium will be closed in to become some much needed storage for our varied Christian Service projects. (I am very excited about this!) The company completing this project would like to get started early in May, so we have been asked to eliminate many of our programs during that time. Because of that, our Armchair Aerobics season will be cut a little short. Our last class and annual luncheon will take place on Wednesday May 2 at 10 a.m.  I am sorry for the inconvenience, but the long-term benefit for our community will be great. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. I hope to see many of you there.

Renee’

St. Martin de Porres Parish presents an exciting web link to the Augustine Institute, which produces FORMED, a Catholic resource of books, films, pamphlets and other social media to help us grow in our faith. Included are bible study, official Church documents, child-friendly teaching tools and teen-friendly learning experiences. Go to smdeporres.formed.org and enter the parish code 8GMZQ4.


Enjoy the thousands of resources to jump start and grow your Catholic Faith! It’s never too late to learn, from cradle to grave, and to share your faith with others!

Every year, nearly 1 million unborn babies die in abortions in America. Some are capable of feeling excruciating pain while they are being aborted. Many can already suck their thumbs or yawn. Most already have a heartbeat and all of them are unique, living human beings with their own DNA. 


Please keep praying for respect for human life.

Regina Falkowski
Parish rep for Right to Life

Retrouvaille


A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages. 

Do you feel lost, alone, or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Does talking about it make it worse?

Retrouvaille can help!

Upcoming 2018 Programs

May 4-6,

August 10-12,
​October 5-7


This could be the best gift you ever give yourself, your children, your family, and your friends!! There is an alternative to divorce.

**Please pass this information on to anyone who you suspect might be a hurting couple**

For more information or to register, call 800-470-2230 or visit the Retrouvaille Web Site for upcoming program Dates.

Meeting of Parish Leaders

Upcoming events:
April 22, 2018: FAM 7:00 p.m. in the teen room
May 5 & 6: Flower sale after all masses. FAM immediately following 11:00 teen mass and Middle School night at 5:00 p.m.
May 20, 2018: Parent Night!!!!! 7:00 p.m. 

Attention Teens it is time to sign up for Steubenville!!! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity. Please lcontact Nick or Stephanie or come to FAM on the 22nd!

​Attention all Students 8th- 12th  grade! If you would like to join F.A.M. or have any questions regarding F.A.M. please feel free to call, text or email:​

Nick Mercier at mercieryouthministry@gmail.com and/or
​Stephanie Guzak at sguzak@smdeporres.com