December 1 & 2: the Lock-in at St. Malachy 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
December 3: Christmas shopping for those in need. 

Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10:  The F.A.M. Teen Group will once again be selling beautiful poinsettias this year for $12 to support our Catholic High School Youth Conference trip to Steubenville, Ohio.

December 17, 2017: F.A.M. Christmas Party!!!


For more information contact:

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

Kindergarten – 8th Grade Students are invited to “gift their voices” on Christmas Eve at the 5:00pm Mass! Choir rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays, December 5, 12 and 19 in the Church, 6:30pm – 7:15pm. View The Flyer

Please contact Mr. John Mc Govern, Director of Music, 586-264-7515 or jmcgovern@smdeporres.com with any questions

During the months of November and December we will be collecting food for our Thanksgiving and December baskets for those in need. We will be collecting non- perishable food items for a holiday meal, as well as, food staples for the families. 

​Items needed include stuffing mix, boxed potatoes, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables and fruit, jello, tuna, peanut butter, soup, dry pasta, noodles and rice, pasta sauce, crackers, cereal or oatmeal. These things can be brought to Mass on Sundays. Please check that expiration dates are 2018 or later. We will also be collecting frozen turkeys to give to the families we are serving. We would like to give one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. We will have between 60 and 65 families to provide for. Please bring turkeys to the parish office during regular business hours.

Renee’

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

At this time of year, we take time to recognize and give thanks for the “givers”  in our communities. Theses are the people in our community who take the time to make themselves available to others. They are the people who are “there”  for us when we need them. 

We salute the Stephen Ministers who are among this group. They quietly visit with their care receivers. listen to their concerns, pray with them and care for them. Each situation is unique and care is tailored to the care receiver’s needs. These visits take place for as long as the care receiver wants and are confidential. It is a long term commitment on the part of both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister. We are grateful to the Stephen Ministers
for their giving.

If you think you would be interested in becoming a Stephen Minister and join one group of “givers”,  please contact Florence Murphy at 586-264-7515.


Susan Madro

Students in Level 8 Christian Formation classes are collecting Warm Unders for the Homeless  as part of their Christian Service commitment, in preparation for Confirmation. Warm socks; long underwear in sizes L, XL and XXL, plus T shirts and men’s underwear in all sizes will be collected now through December 11. 

Please consider donating, all items must be new. You may drop off your donation, in the barrel located outside of the Christian Formation Office. Thank you for your support of this program!

Level Eight Students

​“Retrouvaille is a program designed for couples who have become distant in their marriage relationship or who may be dealing with a serious crisis. The program begins with a weekend experience, followed by a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over two to three months. The main emphasis of the program is on communication between husband and wife. There are neither group dynamics nor ​group discussions during the weekend.” 


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

The Judelaires will perform at St. Martin Sunday, December 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming F.A.M. Events

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Other Local Events

Tree Trimming will be Thursday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m.

Pro-“choice”?  It is not “choosing”  that is an issue, but rather what is chosen. An abortion is an act of violence which victimizes another human being, and thus is not a valid “choice”.

 Please pray for an end to abortion.

Regina Falkowski - Parish rep for Right to Life

We have now made our way to Algeria. This past week we have 
walked a total of 1422.2 miles for a grand total of 5781.8 miles in our
journey to Bethlehem. Keep up the good work!

Renee

Week of November 19:
Accountability: We all must account for how we have used the gifts God has
given us. As we are coming to the end of the Church year we can reflect
on our actions for the last 12 months. Have we used that time wisely and in ways pleasing
to God? This should fill us with hope and not fear about accounting to God.

Walk To Bethlehem

Active Christian Women's Club

St. Martin de Porres Church News

Catholic Charities and Local Ministries

The ACWC Bake Sale Group wishes to extend its sincerest thank you to all who responded and supportedour bake sale and our recent fair.
Your contributions and your purchases are greatly appreciated. God’s blessings to all. Sincerely,

Ruth Ceci (Chair of Bake Sale)

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

FIRST FRIDAY – December 1st
Eucharistic Adoration – Noon- 3:00 p.m.
Benediction – 3:00 p.m.

Are you age 55 or older and interested in helping young people learn? CCSEM has just the program for you! Our Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for tutors for youth in the Oakland County school system. No experience is necessary. For more information, contact Allie Van Haverbeke at 248-559-1147 ext. 3945 or vanhaverbekea@ccsem.org.

We are pleased to announce a change in our church bulletin company and would like to introduce you to David Laney with Diocesan Publication Inc. (DPI). DPI is a national company that has been in the Church publishing business for nearly 60 years. David is the  representative who will be visiting St. Martin de Porres to secure the support needed to publish our weekly bulletin.

David is a fellow Catholic and takes great pride in working for a Catholic owned company that is dedicated to serving the communication and management needs of the Church.

It is Diocesan Publication’ s philosophy to network parishioner-owned businesses with our faith community; trusted people who are often seated next to us each and every weekend at Mass. Businesses that would welcome our support in the surrounding area. It is through the generous support of these advertisers that our bulletin and other benefits are provided to St.
Martin de Porres, free of charge.

If you are an interested business owner or know of someone who might be interested you might ask, “ What is in it for the business?”  Please consider the following benefits of advertising in St. Martin de Porres community:
·   Weekly distribution and circulation of over 41,000 bulletins annually.
·   Free professional graphic design to set your ad, and the flexibility to change it throughout the year. In today’ s paperless environment, our bulletin, including your ad, will be featured on our webpage and also on www.DiscoverMass.com 
·   Your ad is a tax deductible investment in promoting your interest in the surrounding area.
·   Numerous sponsors have validated that bulletin advertising is one of the most effective tools for acquiring new and maintaining solid and valued business relationships. It’ s a great way to network your business in a trusted community.
·   90% to 95% of bulletin sponsors renew year after year, and surprisingly your ad will be seen by more dedicated eyes in your direct marketing area than in your local yellow pages.
·   In addition to all this, your ad will be featured as “ Sponsor of the Week”  to encourage Parish support.

All of these benefits for as little as a daily cup of coffee. Now that’ s value!

David Laney will be at St. Martin de Porres soliciting sponsorship ads for 2 weeks starting Monday, December 11. If you are interested in helping support the Parish by marketing your business in our bulletin, or know of a business that should be marketing in our bulletin or by sponsoring a personal “ Compliments of…”  advertisement, please contact David Laney through the Parish office at 586-264-7515

Poinsettia Sale

Adopt A Family

An important component of our Holiday Giving Program begins November 18. Our Giving Trees are up and filled with tags. On the tags are gift suggestions for those we will be serving through this program. Local families that are experiencing very tough times,
residents of local group homes for mentally and physically disabled adults, and the very poor in Detroit that St. Dominic outreach works with are the recipients of your generosity.

We are asking you to consider taking one or more tags and purchasing the item listed on
the tag. I take a lot of time and effort to be sure the tags reflect the needs/requests of the person who will benefit from your purchase. Please be sure to get the size listed. We request that all gifts be new. It is very important that the tag from the Giving Tree be attached to the outside of the gift so that it goes to the person it is intended for.

Gifts should be brought to the Tree Trimming Service in church on Thursday, December
14th . All gifts must be brought to church or the Parish Office by December 14 to ensure that they get to the families.  We will be distributing all gifts on Friday, December 15th . If you are unable to take a tag, but would like to contribute to the program, you may give a monetary donation, or donate new warm gloves, hats, scarves, or a new unwrapped toy.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

Renee’

​​​​Upcoming:


  •  November 23rd  we celebrate Thanksgiving. Let us give thanks for the many blessings God has bestowed on us. ACWC wishes Fr. Nick, Sr. Pat, Office Staff and all parishioners of St. Martin a Happy Thanksgiving.
  •  Nov 28 – Birthday Breakfast at Ram’s Horn following 9:30 a.m. liturgy. Happy Birthday to club members and all those who celebrate birthdays in November.


On Going – Craft Group meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Center, Room 6. New crafters are always welcome.

Encore Remarriage Workshop

Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the beatification of Father
Solanus Casey at Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, November 26.

The Beatification Mass for Father Casey is Saturday, November 18 at Ford Field. A member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph, as well as one of the founders of Detroit’ s Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Father Casey was renowned for his miraculous cures, compassionate counsel, and service of the poor. Pope John Paul II declared him as “ venerable”  in 1995. His beatification, at the direction of Pope Francis, is a significant step toward his canonization as a saint.

Everyone is invited to this Mass of Thanksgiving at the cathedral, thanks to your gifts to the Catholic Services Appeal. For more information about CSA funded ministries, programs, and
services, please go to www.aod.org.

Holiday Giving Food Collection

Thanksgiving Schedule

The F.A.M. Teen Group will once again be selling beautiful poinsettias this year for $12 to support our Catholic High School Youth Conference trip to Steubenville, Ohio, on the weekend of December 9 & 10. Thank you for supporting us!

For Widowed Men and Women

On Saturday, December 2nd, enjoy being with your family watching this classic holiday story on the big screen. This event is geared towards the children of St. Martin’ s Parish and their families. So bring your sleeping bag, and pillow, to snuggle up with your loved ones and enjoy this family movie. Grandparents are welcome to invite their grandchildren for an evening of fun.


We need an accurate count to order pizza. Reservations are required by November 30 , contact the Christian Formation Office, at 586.264.7970.

Are you looking for a place to be of service and help our Parish community? Please consider becoming a Parish Usher. Everyone is welcome! Please see the Parish Bulletin for contact information.


Are you a “would be”  Usher? A ”maybe”  Usher”?  A “I’ m kind of thinking about it”
Usher? Or are you just looking for a place to be of occasional service and help to our Parish community? Please consider becoming a Parish Usher. Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please come to our November 16th meeting or see the Parish Bulletin for contact information.

Family Fun Night

All Widowed Men and Women are invited to join us on Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 11:00 a.m. at Just Delicious Scones located at 28750 Utica Rd. near 12 Mile. Parking is limited - car pooling is recommended. Enjoy scones and many varieties of tea. They also serve delicious quiche. RSVP to Ester at 586-264-1939 by December 1st.


All Widowed Men and Women are invited to attend Mass on December 8th, Noon, at the International Shrine of the Little Flower. The Shrine is located 2100 Twelve Mile Rd at Woodward. After Mass we will gather at Duggan’ s Irish Pub, 3150 Woodward at 1:30 p.m. Call Marilyn for more information and to RSVP, 248-543-1018.

Sponsored by Widowed Friends, a “peer”  support group in the Archdiocese of Detroit. For further information about Widowed Friends, come visit our website at www.widowedfriends.org

Upcoming Changes to Weekly Bulletin

Our Mass of Thanksgiving will be Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, at 9:30 a.m.  


Please also note the Parish Offices will be closed both Thursday and Friday.

Enjoy an Evening With The Judelaires

Even when the weather is bad or you are ill and you can’t make it on Sunday, you can still tithe! With Online Giving, you can give from anywhere and even set up contributions in advance. This creates a safer flow of cash for St. Martin de Porres because we know when we can expect your support, and it allows you to participate in giving even when you can’t make it here. You can even view your giving history and pledge progress at any time, just by logging in at our web page at  Connect Now

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Adopt a Family for Christmas

You can relieve some of the financial burdens for needy families throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit and make their Christmas a little brighter through the CCSEM Adopt a Family for Christmas program. Nominated by Catholic parishes throughout the Archdiocese, these families are in need of help with basic necessities like food, rent, utilities and medical care. Go to ccsem.org/adoptafamily to see the list of families and donate online, or mail a check to the address below. Make checks payable to CCSEM with “Adopt a Family” in the memo line. To help a specific family, put their number in the memo line as well. The deadline to donate is December 7. Questions? Contact Kelly Luttinen at (248) 548-4044 x3621 or luttinenk@ccsem.org

CCSEM
Attn: Kelly Luttinen 
15945 Canal Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

Giving Trees

Tutors Needed

Children's Choir - Christmas Eve Service

Right To Life

Tree Trimming

St. Martin de Porres Parish Ministries and Groups

Encore Remarriage Workshop 

Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
CCSEM Royal Oak Office
1424 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067

RSVP is Heather Crews at crewsh@ccsem.org or 248-548-4044 x 3100


View The Flyer


About The Speaker

 

During this month of November
...we invite you to list the names of your deceased loved ones in our memory book which in on the table by the Holy Family statue so we
​may pray for them.

Retrouvaille

Warm Unders

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

Mass of Thanksgiving