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



Active Christian Women's Club

  • ​​​​​Oct 02 – Corporate Communion at 11 AM liturgy. Please sit in the reserved section for ACWC members. We encourage you to wear your blue scarf. Thank you. 
  • Oct 08 - Mass intention from ACWC for deceased member Patti Pavelek at 5 PM liturgy.
  • Oct 12 - General Meeting in Parish Center Rooms 4-5 beginning at 1:30 PM. Our activity will be a movie regarding our soldiers and their sacrifices for us. 
  • Oct 22 - Mass intention from ACWC for deceased member Florence Schoenherr Warnez at 5PM liturgy. 
  • Oct 28 – Board Meeting 10:30 AM in Parish Center Room 1. 
  • Oct 29 – Mass intention from ACWC for deceased member Inge Burger at 5PM liturgy. 
  • Oct 30 – Mass intention from ACWC for deceased member Barbara Ritter at 11 AM liturgy. 
  • Oct. - ACWC extends many blessings and happiness to all those women whose birthday is in October.



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


We know that truthful knowledge is empowering. It can make a difference. It can change a life. It can SAVE a LIFE! The following is taken from the Right to Life of Michigan website. Be in the know…we need to be knowledgeable, so we can discern the truth from the lies.

A Radical Proposal (#3) for Michigan - The Reproductive Freedom for All proposed constitutional amendment (which will be on the November ballot) is not about reproductive freedom, which already exists. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU’s amendment would radically distort Michigan’s Constitution to create a new unlimited right to abortion, which would spill over and affect many other issues.

This poorly-worded amendment would repeal dozens of state laws, including our state’s ban on tax-funded abortions, the partial-birth abortion ban, and fundamentally alter the parent-child relationship by preventing parents from having input on their children’s health. 

Learn more about what this constitutional amendment would do and read the official garbled wording for yourself at: www.rtl.org.

“If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and
seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will
forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14


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 Brian Morano at 616-894-2821



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.”


September

29. Volunteers
30. Homebound parishioners


October

1. Fr. Nick Zukowski, Priest in Solidum (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. Val Cimini (Weekend Maintenance)
8. Christina Corona (Director of Christian Service)
9. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
10. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
11. Jeanne Kelly (Accounting)
12. Larry Lage (Part time Special Projects Manager)
13. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
14. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
15. John McGovern (Part time Musician)
16. Mark Miller (Evening Maintenance)
17. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
18. Brian Tomaszewski (Head of Maintenance)
19. Parish Council & Commission Members
20. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
21. Lectors
22. Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
23. Altar Servers
24. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
25. Families of Parishes
26. Bishop Robert Fisher
27. Music Ministry
28. Seminarians
29. Volunteers
30. Homebound parishioners
31. Vocations


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



Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Needs You!


Are you newly retired, a stay-at-home parent, have a flexible work schedule or are looking for something to enrich your faith life? Please consider joining the group of our Family of Parishes - Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers!

We are currently looking for volunteers to drive senior parishioners to church, for doctor
appointments or errands. Being this type of volunteer does not require a large time commitment and you can set your own schedule.

If driving does not appeal to you, but you would still like to help, we need IVC liaisons! This ministry is more administrative and involves matching parishioners who need transportation services with volunteers. It is a ministry that can be done from your own home in two-week shifts suited to your schedule.

Orientation and training sessions to help you serve seniors will be provided by IVC at a later date. Call Linda Samulski at (586) 929-2478 for more information.




Aquinas College Open House – Saturday, October 8 and November 12

Aquinas College welcomes any high school students and families to our Fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 8 or Saturday, November 12! Choose your own path throughout the day to get the inside scoop on academics, athletics and scholarships, as well as our Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service! Details and registration information can be found at aquinas.edu/openhouse.




For Widowed Men and Women

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




Retrouvaille of Metro Detroit 


Retrouvaille's Next Marriage Saving Weekend
October  14-16
Farmington Hills, Mi

Call: 248-382-8281 or 800-470-2230


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.
  • We have a 70-80% success rate* in helping struggling marriages. (Many on the brink of divorce)  *varies by community
  • Endorsed by the Archdiocese of Detroit, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Francis

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 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.../




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



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

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 


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.

A GIFT TO THE CSA IS A GIFT TO YOUR PARISH!

If you are still prayerfully considering your CSA pledge, you may mail your completed pledge card in the pre-addressed envelope that is provided you. You may also pledge your gift to our parish campaign by giving online at GiveCSA.org.




The Spirit of Giving Hope 2022


We are starting to collect the following items for our Holiday baskets.

September: toilet paper

October: Paper towel

 

Thank you for your overwhelming generosity during the holidays.

Christina,
Christian Service




First Friday Eucharistic Adoration October 7


In our world of constant changes and uncertainty, the Holy Eucharist is the only anchor we have. Jesus promises to be with us always – anytime and anywhere. Being in His presence during Eucharistic Adoration is not only beneficial to ourselves but can be a tremendous force for our world. We know prayer can change the hearts of even the most stubborn of people.

If we want Jesus to be with us, we need to be with Him. Adoration of the Eucharist is well worth the time we take from our busy schedules.

Taking some time to participate in Eucharistic Adoration will require a serious look at our priorities. The commitment on our part is minimal, but the benefits will be eternal. Please consider making this a priority. If we want to see changes in our country and our world, it begins here.

Join us even for a few minutes on October 7 from noon to 3:oo p.m. Benediction is at 3:00 p.m.


Our Parish office hours on Friday will be from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. This is so the parish staff can all gather and celebrate Mass together on First Friday.




Free Cider and Donuts October 22 & 23 after Masses

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 22 & 23. Please join us. If the weather is bad we will have it in the parish center.




PRIESTS PENSION/RETIREMENT FUND UPDATE

Thank you for supporting this collection last weekend. Donations are still welcome and can be put in the special envelopes and dropped in the collection boxes or at the parish office. The current assessment is $7,255 per priest serving a parish. They use this money for basic needs such as food, housing and transportation once they retire. Currently the Archdiocese has 89 senior priests without assignments who give witness to the Lord’s presence by their words and lives. As senior priests are living longer and more are preparing to retire, this collection will also help with their medical bills.

With thanks for their service in Christ.




An invitation to the men of St. Martin de Porres - Mens Retreat January 2023

RETREAT FOR MEN OF ST. MARTIN de PORRES
January 20, 21, 22, 2023
At St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center
23333 Schoolcraft Rd.
Detroit, MI 48223

Weekend retreats begin on Friday with check-in at 4:30 pm. (Your room will be available at this time.) The first event of the weekend is dinner at 6:30 pm. The retreat concludes on Sunday morning after Mass (the retreat will be completed before noon.)

Registered guests will receive a postcard reminder about a week before their retreat.

The theme for 2022-2023 is Seeking Peace: Becoming Peacemakers

“Let not your hearts be troubled…Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you…I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace.” Jn 16:33; 14:27

So many times in Sacred Scripture we hear Jesus extend peace [God’s healing peace] – to individuals, to communities, to crowds… extending peace, calling forth peace, embodying peace. This peace does not come from outside – but inside – from our communion in faith and love with Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Our world continues to find itself in turmoil, conflict, unrest, fear, anger, confusion.


How do we find peace? Where do we look? How do we respond? This retreat will help us explore this healing Peace that Jesus shares and listen for how he invites us to respond.

For more information about this weekend contact Deacon Marion Jurewicz at 586-264-1457 or our Weekend Retreat Coordinator, Christine, at (313) 286-2802 or ccalleja@stpaulretreat.org. The suggested offering for retreat is $225, which includes two night's lodging in a private room with bathroom, five meals, and the retreat programming. As always, guests are invited to give more if they can, and less if they can't. A non-refundable registration fee of $30 is required to secure your spot.



Download. print, and return Registration Form




Upcoming Right To Life Events

Being a PRO-LIFE Catholic means that we speak out and take action on ALL issues that affect the beautiful gift of life. To stay up-to -date on all the facts and be in the know on all of the legislation (both pro- and anti-life) that is being introduced into Michigan courts, please visit Right to Life of Michigan’s website at: www.rtl.org. You will also find a customized pro-life voting ballot for your precinct on the website.

Mark the Calendar:


October 6-8, 2022
RTL Garage Sale (10 Mile & Ryan)


November/December 2022
RTL Christmas Card Sale


February 17, 2023
RTL Warren-Centerline Affiliate
“Love Life” Dinner
St. Josaphat - 26440 Ryan Road
More details to come


Maribeth C.
Parish Rep for Right to Life

“Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…” Deuteronomy 30:19




Formed - Your Catholic Faith On Demand 


FORMED is an exclusive Catholic website and app that can be easily accessed from your computer, cell phone, or any other connected device. FORMED provides the best in Catholic content to help parishes, families, and individuals learn about, explore, and better understand their Catholic faith… anywhere and anytime. With thousands of movies, books, documentaries, podcasts, apologetics, Bible studies, children’s programs, audio takes, sacramental and catechetical prep materials, FORMED is a definitive, go-to source for Catholics.

FORMED is easy to use. Go to www.formed.org and click on the “sign up” box. Then click on the “sign up as a parishioner” box. Next, enter “St. Martin de Porres Church” in the name of the church box. Done! In less than one minute, the world of our Catholic faith is at your fingertips! If you want the FORMED app on your cell phone, simply put the term “FORMED” in the search box of Google’s Playstore app, and follow the same sign-up process.

Put FORMED on your computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone today, and let FORMED be your trusted resource to help you “know Catholic, understand Catholic, and live Catholic.” Now we have four Catholic resources in our hands: The Holy Bible, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, FORMED, and, of course, Google!



Families of Parishes - Wave 2 - July 2022


Visit the AOD Website

Our Central Macomb Vicariate Family 4 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.




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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