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

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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

Other Local Events and Ministries




Drug Take Back Day - April 27 -  at St. Michael


Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 27 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40510 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights. Curbside drop-off available.





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The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

In the Bible in a Year Podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz guides you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes. Using an
exclusive reading plan in The Bible Timeline (a groundbreaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by Biblical scholar Jeff Cavins) you won’t just read the Bible, you’ll finally understand how all the pieces fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!

If you have struggled to read the Bible, this podcast if for you. It’s offered by Ascension Press. Each 20-25 minute episode includes 2-3 scripture readings, a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz, and a guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in His Word. Tune in and live your daily life through the lens of God’s Word! Go to ascensionpress.com for more information and to sign up for the podcast.



Retrouvaille


Retrouvaille has helped troubled marriages for 45 years.  Only one marriage really matters; Yours. Let us help. 


But only one matters, YOURS!

WE CAN HELP
 
HelpOurMarriage.org or 1 – 800 – 470 - 2230 24 hrs





For Widowed Men and Women

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

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



Active Christian Women's Club



  • Apr 09 – Anniversary Mass for deceased member Julia Pollack at 9:30 AM liturgy.
  • Apr 10 – General Meeting 1:30 PM in the Parish Center. Doors open at 1:00 PM.
  • Apr 19 – Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch (included) served at noon. Tickets are $15 each, available each Tuesday, in the Parish Center kitchenette, 9:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., and at the April general meeting. Purchase deadline is Sunday, April 14, 2024. (No tickets will be sold at the door). Questions? Contact Chairperson DoloresGoniwiecha. Donations for the raffled gift baskets/gift cards are needed. Your contributions may be brought to the kitchenette on Tuesdays between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and at the April General Meeting. 
  • Apr 26 - Board Meeting will be held at 10:30 AM in the Parish Center Room 1.


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


Truth. Even Pilate asked, “What is truth?” in one of his encounters with Jesus. Today, it seems like many people have their own set of truths, implying that what works for me might not work for you. Truth cannot go both ways for good and for evil. Our hearts know what Jesus stood for. As Jesus’s followers, we are to be likeminded – His position is to be our position. Like our Master, we are to be witnesses for God and Truth against sin and ignorance.

As we speak the truth about life and show kindness in our words, hearts may be changed; and through changed hearts, we could see changes in laws and government to protect all life.

We are truly blessed people! We have Jesus, who laid His life down for us, willingly, so we could live— and live abundantly. Let us continue to be on His side!

​Blessings of peace to all!

Maribeth C.
Parish Rep for Right to Life


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!


Right To Life Resources:  

Online Help:


teenbreaks.com

optionline.org

bethany.org

Helplines:
(800) 57WOMAN or (800) 579-6626


For men:
(877) LIFE OPTIONS or (877) 543-3678
Text for help: (800) 712-4357

Blessings to all!

Maribeth C
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




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!


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


Give to the CSA online 




2023 Contribution Statements


2023 Contribution Statements will be available after 1-15-24.  Please drop in collection box or at Parish Center mailbox.


Download Request Form Here





Spring Card Party April 19


Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch (included) served at noon.

Tickets are $15 each, available each Tuesday, in the Parish Center kitchenette, 9:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., and at the April general meeting. Purchase deadline is Sunday, April 14, 2024. (No tickets will be sold at the door). Questions? Please see the March 10 bulletin for contact information.

Donations for the raffled gift baskets/gift cards are needed. Your contributions may be brought to the kitchenette on Tuesdays between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and at the April General Meeting.


Click here for more contact details and to view the flyer




Euchre night - Saturday, April 20


Who:  Euchre players over 21 years of Age

Where: St. Martin de Porres Parish Center

When: Saturday, April 20 - 6:00 p.m. registration & 7:00 p.m. deal

Tickets: $20 includes pizza & salad from 6 - 6:30; cash kitchen after 6:30 - Beer & wine available.

Cash prizes, 50/50, basket raffle.

Sponsored by St. Pius X K of C #3848

Proceeds to benefit Sisters of St. Joseph (Sr. Pat's motherhouse)




Ladies Night Out - Wednesday April 24


Save the date!  Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm for our Girl's Night Out in the Parish Center.


ARE YOU Single or married? “You should come!” 
New to the parish?  “You should come!” 
Parishioner?  “For sure you should come!” 
DO YOU  DESERVE A NIGHT OUT?  “Absolutely!”  

Please say you’ll come for Wine and cheese, Bunco, and lively conversation.


Please reply by April 20th. 
Beverly Savage, ACWC Chair 


Or register online at  https://form.jotform.com/240854572694063



Click here to view the flyer and for more contact details




​Ladies Tea Saturday  May 11

Save the date: Saturday, May 11, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Center
Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited so please register by May 5.

- Quilt Raffle

- Keepsake photos opportunities

- Wear a fancy hat (optional)


Register by calling Sandy Acord at 264-7970 or 

please click here https://form.jotform.com/240751323562047


Sponsored by Family Ministry


Click here for more contact details and to view the flyer




Sunday Eucharistic Adorations: Next date - May 26

Another opportunity for growing deeper in love with Jesus in the Eucharist will be available on the following dates: 

MAY 26
JUNE 23


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.​




Vacation Bible School at St Blase - June 17 - 20


Vacation Bible School at St. Blase for grades Pre-K to Grade 5, June 17 - June 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Concert on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  The cost is $25 per child. Register by June 5 at stblase.org or in the St. Blase Parish Office.




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.

Christina 

Director of Christian Service




We are no longer Collecting:

- Cancelled stamps
- Campbell soup labels
- Religious Articles

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:


St. Blasé Parish

12151 E. 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, 48312

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.


St. Ephrem Parish

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.