​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

An unborn child is totally human from conception and has the same God given rights as others. Our country declares that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

We have an obligation to speak out against legalized abortion and to do our part to stop it.


Regina F

Right To Life Representative



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!



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:
Diocesan—Dave Laney
1050 74th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49513
1-800-783-1623
Email: DLaney@Diocesan.com



SMdP LOTTERY/RAFFLE

​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.”

August 2020

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, RN (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
20. Lectors
21. Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
22. Altar Servers
23. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
24. Archdiocese of Detroit
25. Bishop Robert Fisher
26. Central Macomb Vicariate
27. Seminarians
28. Volunteers
29. Homebound Parishioners
30. Vocations
31. Parish Choirs

Other Upcoming Local Events


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

​Active Christian Women's Club

PLEASE NOTE: All activities are subject to cancellation if coronavirus restrictions are still in place.


​​​​​​Upcoming:​ 


  • Aug 21 – Deadline for ACWC annual membership dues.
  • Aug 23 - Memorial mass for deceased member Elizabeth Lemaster at 11:00 AM liturgy.
  • Aug 25 – Birthday Breakfast at Leo’s Coney Island has been suspended until further notice.
  • Happy Birthday to Deacon Marion and Sr. Pat; club member Gloria M. and to all the women who celebrate birthdays in August.
  • Craft Group - The Craft Group meetings have been suspended until further notice.
  • ACWC – Birthday Breakfast Location – Leo’s Coney Island (formerly Ram’s Horn) 28501 Hoover, Warren, MI 48093.

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

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


For Widowed Men and Women

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





Give Thanks with Online Giving


During these next few weeks please remember to continue 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!


The AoD  has modified the CSA Online Giving platform so that parishes can use it for online offertory, through a fund separate from CSA called “Parish Online Offertory.”

St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren, has a parish-unique online-giving link for CSA. The parish-unique online-giving domain is: http://smdeporres.aodcsa.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.




Prayer Resources and Links


To help support and guide your at-home prayers and observances during this stay-at-home period, visit our Resources page for links and available programs we hope will enrich your faith journey.




As Mass Resumes


Please sit in only the 2 sections of pews on each side of the middle aisle to maintain social distancing.


Watch a video on Mass Guidelines during the pandemic




Please Note: No Daily Masses


There will be NO daily Masses on the following days:

Monday, August 10th – 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 11th– 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 12th – 7:00 p.m. (no confessions)
Friday, August 14th – 9:30 a.m.

NO Rosary or Perpetual Help Devotions on August 12th

Please call or go on line to the neighboring parishes for their weekly schedule. Some of their regular schedules change due to retreats, vacations and social distancing.

NEIGHBORING PARISHES

ST. FAUSTINA PARISH – 586-772-2720

ST. BLASÉ PARISH – 586-268-2244

ST. MALACHY PARISH – 586-264-1220

ST. LOUISE PARISH – 586-751-3340

ST. ANNE PARISH – 586-264-0718




Feast of the Assumption August 15


Saturday, August 15 is the feast of the Assumption of Mary. While not an obligatory holy day this year we will have a 9:30 morning Mass in her honor. This Mass will be in addition to the regular 5:00 evening Mass for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.




Mass Intentions

We are accepting your Mass intentions, please schedule them at least 2 weeks before the anniversary or special intention date. You may drop off your intention at the mail slot outside of the administration office. Just list name, date and time of Mass along with your donation. Or email us at: 


parishoffice@smdeporres.com

Thanks for your cooperation!




March Lottery Checks

We are in the process of mailing out checks to all the March lottery winners, due to the fact the our office is still not opened. We are looking for a few addresses for people who won in our March Madness Lottery.  Please see the August 2nd bulletin for the names of winners whose addresses we are missing. Thank you for your assistance!




HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAM

Listed below is the normal schedule we use to collect these important products needed for our program. As I have informed you in the past, bridge cards cannot be used to purchase these things. Only food can be purchased with the cards. As we get back to a somewhat normal existence and attend church again, we may have to alter the collection somewhat. Collection boxes will be placed in the back of church as we normally do. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Our food collection for this program is also a couple of months behind due to the crisis. Please check dates on the food you are able to donate. We can only use food with expiration dates of 2021 or later for the program. Here is our “wish list.” 

 August: Laundry soap
 September: paper towel
 October: Toilet paper
 November: Thanksgiving food and turkeys
 December: Christmas food and turkeys

I so appreciate your understanding and flexibility in meeting the needs of God’s children in need. We are a strong community and you share your blessings in very generous ways. Thank you so much. 

Renee’




Canceled Events:


Appalachian Mission Trip (August)




​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".  It will take you to all the posted videos and if you join the site (which is free), you will be notified of new videos as they are posted. This is another
great way to watch the church in action!




Remembering Those in Service to Our Country

We have begun 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 
Relative of

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