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
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.
No Daily Mass the week of October 18 - 22
There will be NO 9:30 AM Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Friday – Oct. 18, 19 and 22 and NO 7 PM Mass, Confessions or Perpetual Help Devotions on Oct. 20 while the priests are at their Convocation.
John McGovern in concert - Sunday October 24
John McGovern, organist, will perform Sunday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. Included will be selections from JS Bach, Demessieux, Dupré, and Sweelinck. Your free will offering helps to support the parish's music ministries.
Cider and Donuts after Masses October 23 & 24
The Knights of Columbus, St. Pius X—Council #3848 will be offering free cups of cider and donuts after each Mass on Saturday and Sunday, October 23 & 24. Please join us. If weather is bad we will have it in the parish center.
October 24 is World Mission Sunday
This year World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on October 24. This special day is an opportunity for Catholics worldwide to join together to pray for the missionary work of our Church and to give what we can to missionaries and churches overseas that need our help.
The World Mission Sunday Collection – one of just three personally requested by our Holy Father each year – supports young and poor churches overseas.
Feast of All Saints - Feast of All the Faithful Departed: November 1 & 2
Because November 1, the Feast of All Saints, falls on a Monday this year, the obligation to attend Mass that day is “abrogated” or “lifted.” We will have Mass on Monday, November 1st at 9:30 AM, our usual weekday Mass time.
On Tuesday, November 2, the Feast of All Souls, we will have our regular morning Mass at 9:30 and an evening Mass at 7:00 PM. At that Mass we will pray for all those who have died this past year from our parish. As the name of each deceased person is read, a bell will be chimed and a family member will receive a flower in his/her memory.
Christian Service is collecting greeting cards!
Friendship, Happy Birthday, Sympathy, Congratulations, Thankful, Thinking of You, Encouragement, or even blank inside. Please don’t go out and purchase new ones. We’re looking for any unused ones that you might have at home. Please drop them off to the office during regular business hours or you can drop them in the
mail slot to the left of the office doors.
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!
October: Toilet paper
November: Thanksgiving food
December: Christmas food
Again, thank you for the generous support you consistently give all of our programs!
Families of Parishes - Wave 2 - July 2022
Visit the AOD Website
Our Central Macomb Vicariate Family 4 includes:
St. Blasé 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
For Widowed Men and Women
For further information about Widowed Friends and upcoming events, visit our website at www.widowedfriends.org
Sacred Heart Major Seminary needs your help for Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner, and Sacred Heart Major Seminary needs your help. Each year the seminary community opens their doors and their hearts to over 2000 children from the surrounding Detroit neighborhood so that the kids can have a fun and safe place to play games and trick-or-treat. But they need your help to make this year a success! They are asking for donations of Halloween candy that will then be passed out to the many kids. If you are willing to participate in this important ministry by donating bags of candy please bring them to our Halloween candy collection boxes in the Church or Parish Office entrance before October 24. Thank you!
Retrouvaille of Metro Detroit
The Retrouvaille Program is for Married Couples Facing Difficult Challenges in their Relationship
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:
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 AOD Facebook
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
More information about the Archdiocese’s efforts to
address abuse may be found
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
News from St. Martin de Porres Parish Ministries and Groups
Active Christian Women's Club
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.
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
Why is it…when a woman goes into an abortion clinic, the champions of “choice” only offer the choice of abortion?
Why is it…that we are flooded with images of violence in our media, yet it is deemed entirely inappropriate to provide the public with a factual description of what takes place in an abortion?
Please pray for a renewed respect for human life.
Parish Representative for Right To Life
Toastmasters at St. Martin de Porres
Are you looking to:
- Improve your speaking skills?
- Build your confidence?
- Become a better leader?
Unity IV Toastmasters meets virtually two Saturdays each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon via Zoom. We are very friendly and supportive of each member to help them improve in skill and confidence. In a typical Toastmasters meeting, we have 2-3 members present prepared speeches. Members of the group then provide evaluation and constructive feedback for each speaker. We also have a session of Table Topics each meeting, wherein members and guests have the opportunity to present an impromptu 1 – 2 minute speech about a given topic. It’s fantastic practice and a lot of fun to participate.
Do you ever get nervous speaking in front of strangers? Are you an introvert that struggles to make small talk with new people? That was definitely my story before I joined Toastmasters. It’s true that the more you speak, the more comfortable it becomes. Toastmasters has helped me to gain confidence and remove the anxiety I used to have when I had to speak in public. It’s been an amazing journey. Toastmasters also provides you with the opportunity to take on leadership roles. We would like to extend an invitation to anyone in the community who is interested in learning more. Here are our Zoom meeting dates for November:
November 6th, November 20th
We welcome guests to attend our zoom meetings to see if we are the club for them. If you would like to join us, please contact me. We hope to meet you soon! (See the September 26 parish bulletin for contact information)
Unity IV Toastmasters
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:
1050 74th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49513
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)
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. Jim Bedra (Weekend Maintenance)
7. Christina Corona (Director of Christian Service)
8. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
9. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
10. Jeanne Kelly (Bookkeeper)
11. Larry Lage (Part time Special Projects Manager)
12. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
13. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
14. John McGovern (Part time Musician)
15. Mark Miller (Evening Maintenance)
16. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
17. Brian Tomaszewski (Head of Maintenance)
18. Parish Council & Commission Members
19. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
21. Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
22. Altar Servers
23. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
24. Archdiocese of Detroit
25. Bishop Robert Fisher
26. Music Ministry
29. Homebound Parishioners
31. Families of Parishes