Give Thanks with Online Giving
We have much to be thankful for! You can use the “Quick Give” feature to give a one-time gift without creating a login, and you’ll see a list of our special funds from which you can choose to contribute. We’ll also be giving thanks when you use Online Giving because it’s so easy for us to process! For more information...
Sign up or see your giving history at anytime, just by logging in at our Parish's web pageat Connect Now.
Remembering Those in Service to Our Country
Starting in December we will begin a list of Parishioners or relatives of parishioners who are in the military. Please fill out the form from the November 24 parish bulletin and return it to the parish office. Please provide the following Information;
Name & Rank
Branch of Service
Where they are stationed at
Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity - January 18-25
We praise you for sending your Son to be one of us and to save us. Look upon your people with mercy, for we are divided in so many ways, and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love.
We ask this gift, loving Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
March Madness ~~ Lottery Tickets
"March Madness Lottery" tickets will be on sale after January 1, 2020 Tickets will be available for sale the entire months of January and February, with the 3-digit drawings beginning March 1st. The goal is to sell all 1,000 lottery tickets, pay prize money to 97 winners, and net the church $2,500. Look for more articles in the bulletin and on the website for ticket availability and places to purchase your tickets.
We Are Now On YouTube...!
St. Martin de Porres has created a YouTube channel dedicated to recording significant
events, programs, Masses, and other comings and goings of our church life. For instance, if you were not able to attend the Tree Trimming Service on December 19th, you can watch a segment of it on YouTube. The creation of this channel is to inform and inspire our parishioners to become more involved in the great work of our church. To access the channel, either from your computer or mobile device, click here go to www.youtube.com , and search "St. Martin dePorres, Warren, Michigan". There you will find a video of one of Fr. Nick's homilies, and a clip from the Tree Trimming service.
The creation of this channel is part of a new and developing Technology Ministry. If you would like to help in developing the tools and content of this ministry ... especially you young hackers and tech geeks ... please see the January 19th bulletin for contact information.
World Marriage Day – February 9
Held each year on the second Sunday in February, this day honors the lifelong commitment of husband and wife. World Marriage Day events provide the visible sign of support couples need to continue to make the daily decision to love one another.
At all the Masses February 8 & 9, a special blessing will be given to all married couples. We invite those who are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year to fill out the form and return it February 1st in the collection baskets or at the parish office during the week. We will publish those names in a future bulletin.
Warming Center February 16 - 23
For the next couple of weeks volunteer forms will also be available at the back of church under the statue of St. Martin de Porres and in the Parish Office. Warming Center is a traveling shelter program that gives homeless persons in Macomb County a warm place to sleep and get a meal. Our week of hosting the program begins February 16. Many volunteers are needed to have the successful program we have facilitated for so many years. We are known for our hospitality and our loving and accepting attitude towards our guests. I ask every volunteer to see the face of Christ in every one of our guests and to be the face of Christ for them. We are asking that you make this decision to volunteer a prayerful one.
I understand that some of you cannot physically volunteer to be here that week to serve, but I ask for your prayers. Grace is needed throughout the week to do this program well. There are also other things that can be done to help with preparations, including taking a tag from the ‘Warming Tree.’ Homemade desserts are especially appreciated. Please contact me in the Parish Office if you have any questions or concerns about the program.
In February, we will be collecting some new or gently used things that our guests may need. This includes hoodies, backpacks, small luggage on wheels, insulated gloves, sweatpants, woman’s warm socks, long johns, and blue jeans. When it is very cold, it is important that our guests layer their clothes for insulation to stay warm. If the items are used, please be sure that they have been washed before they are brought to the Parish Center,
I am excited to be hosting this important program again this year. I believe that it builds community in our parish and also spreads Christ’s love to those in need. Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.
Please click here to view and volunteer for some of the jobs we will need volunteers for. Please check off which jobs you are available for and fill out the information portion. Please return completed forms to the Parish Office or the collection boxes in Church or the Parish Center no later than Sunday, January 26th.
Renee’ Heileman RN
Parish Nurse/Christian Service Director
8-Week Bible Study of Romans begins February 26
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. Begins February 26
Book Fee $27
St. Martin de Porres Parish Center
Please register by February 24
With study materials by Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, Romans: The Gospel of Salvation provides an authentically Catholic way to understand this challenging epistle.
Call Chris Cabe to register or for more information, 586-264-7970
Stump The Pastor Returns in February
Coming Soon to the St. Martin de Porres Parish Center: Hug a Mug Coffee House featuring Stump The Pastor. Fun, laughter, and music served with light refreshments, Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Click here to view the flyer
Annual Mission Trip to Appalachia August 2 - 8
ARE YOU THINKING YOU MIGHT WANT TO BE A MISSIONARY?
Our annual mission trip to the Fr. Beiting Appalachian Mission in Kentucky is scheduled for August 2-8, 2020 this year. If this is something you might consider doing, it is important that you take the “Protecting God’s Children” class through the Archdiocese of Detroit. Click here for dates and registration for these classes available on the archdiocese web site. This class is only required once to participate in church ministries, then a background check is required every seven years. Please call Renee’ in the Parish Office if you have any questions.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the Archdiocese’s efforts to
address abuse may be found
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
On Wednesday, January 22nd, we observe the 47th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in our country. That law has resulted in over millions of innocent lives being destroyed and numerous other lives being forever scarred.
It is also a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. We, as Catholic-Christians, need to increase our efforts at prayer, fasting and speaking out to demand a change in legislation which will end abortion and protect all life.
Contrary to what the secular world promotes, abortion has nothing to do with “women’s rights”. Once a child is conceived the rights belong to him or her.
Right To Life Representative
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 two Saturdays each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in the Parish Center. 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.
I joined Unity IV Toastmasters about two years ago to help build my confidence and comfort level in doing presentations for my job. 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. I am the President of Unity IV Toastmasters and would like to extend an invitation to anyone in the community who is interested in learning more. Here are our meeting dates for January and February:
January 25, 2020
February 1, 2020
February 29, 2020
Our February 29th meeting will be a special event called “Goal Getter,” where we will learn about setting and achieving goals. We welcome guests to visit our 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 January 19 Parish Bulletin for contact information.
President, Unity IV Toastmasters
Cancelled Stamp Collection Continues
We are still collecting used stamps. Arrangements have been completed with The Sisters of Notre Dame for the collection of used stamps. They advise that all money made from the used stamps will be used via their charities to feed the poor. A very worthy cause as the need is great! As in the past you may place your stamps in the green box located on the shelves just outside of the usher’s room. Thank you!
At St. Martin de Porres Church, He is waiting for you!
Come, visit the Eucharistic Lord Who is waiting to visit you. The main church door (with the handicap button) is open on Monday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and on the First Friday of the Month from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.
Exceptions are on holy days of obligation and legal holidays.
Take a break from the busy-ness of your day and stay with the Lord for a brief while. On Mondays, the Holy Eucharist is locked in the tabernacle; on First Fri- days we have a simple Exposition at 12 Noon and adoration until 3:00 PM, when we close with Benediction. Come for quiet, rest and prayer!
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
SMdP Lottery - Here's how it works:
Purchase a $5 raffle ticket
Your ticket is good all month
Tickets are numbered from 000 to 999 and assigned randomly
Only 1,000 tickets will be sold each month
The more you purchase, the better your chance of winning
Watch the Michigan lottery evening drawing
Every day of the month at 7:28 p.m. on WDIV (Channel 4) after Wheel of Fortune, or go to www.Michigan.gov/lottery after 8:00 p.m. OR watch the Sunday bulletin to see if you are a winner
There are 90 chances to win. Here is how you win:
If your number matches the 3-digit lottery number you win $50
If your number matches on Wednesday, you win $100
The Seller of the Wednesday matching ticket wins $50
If your number is one number down you win $10
If your number is one number up you win $10
Here's an example:
Evening lottery number is 123
Your number is : 122 you win $10
Your number is: 123 you win $50 or $100
Your number is: 124 you win $10
Here is how your contribution helps:
100% of the proceeds from this raffle will be used for the general operations, repair, and maintenance of our parish facilities.
Ticket Sales begin January - Start winning March 1st
Watch the bulletin for updates
View the FAQ
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. Michael Adams (Music Director)
5. Janis Ayoub (Administrative Assistant))
6. Christine Cabe (Director of Christian Formation)
7. Greg Dominick (Evening Maintenance)
8. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
9. Renee Heileman (Parish Nurse/Christian Service Director)
10. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
11. Larry Lage (Maintenance/Building Manager)
12. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
13. John McGovern (Part time musician))
14. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
15. Dawn Peters (Bookkeeper)
16. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
17. Brian Tomaszewski (Weekend 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. Central Macomb Vicariate
29. Homebound Parishioners
31. Parish Choirs
Active Christian Women's Club
For Widowed Men and Women
Tuesday, Jan. 21 @ 10am:
Widows & widowers are invited to join “Widowed Friends” for breakfast at the Pancake Factory (3rd Tuesday of each month) on the NE corner of Schoenherr & 23 Mile Rd. Along with conversation and friendship enjoy great breakfast choices! For info contact Ellen @ 586- 781-5781.
For further information about Widowed Friends and upcoming events, visit our website at www.widowedfriends.org
Saturday, January 25th @ 1pm:
Widows & widowers are invited to join “Widowed Friends” for a delicious lunch and friendly conversation at Kabob Hut, 37867 Mound Rd (between 16 & 17 Mile Rd) in Sterling Heights. Must RSVP by Jan. 23rd to Esther at 586-264-1939.
St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School Open House
3-year old Preschool—8th Grade
Thursday January 30, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm
Stop in and see what a St. Isaac Jogues education can offer your family!
Where Christ is Our Teacher
Dominican Literacy Center needs volunteer tutors. Help one person move toward employment, GED, high school completion, higher education, vocational training. Help one person read, do math or learn basic computer skills. Give two hours a week. Open M-Th, 8AM-8PM; F Sat. 9AM-2PM. Call 313.267.1000 or email@example.com.
Location: Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner,
Suite 1414, Detroit, MI 48213.
Orientation monthly, Tutor Training Workshop Saturday, January 25th 8 am to 4 pm.
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