2018 Contribution Statements
2018 Contribution Statements are available. Please complete this form and drop it in a collection box or at the Parish Office. Allow 1 week for pick-up, or 2 weeks for mailing.
Mardi Gras Wine & Cheese Party Saturday, March 2
On Saturday, March 2, from 6-10pm St. Martin de Porres will once again have a Mardi Gras Wine and Cheese Party in the Parish Center. The event will be sponsored by St. Martin de Porres and hosted by the Contemporary Choir. There will be cheese and crackers, vegetable trays, pizza, chips, pop and wine. A DJ will also be there for your entertainment. You can dance the night away, or just enjoy the music.
This party is free to all parishioners. Bring the family and enjoy some social time with your fellow parishioners before we start the solemn time of Lent. New parishioners are
encouraged to join in the fun. Hope to see you there!
Please return your old palm branches the weekends of February 23 & March 2. There will be baskets in the back of church for them. These will be burned for our ashes on Ash Wednesday. Thank you!
Parish Ushers meet Thursday March 7
The Parish Ushers will hold their bi-monthly meeting in the Parish Center on Thursday, March 7th, at 7:00 p.m. Would you like to be of service to our Parish Community? Please consider becoming a Parish Usher. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please come to our March 7th meeting or see the Parish Bulletin for contact information.
Women's Retreat February 22 -24
Ladies, do you need to get away but can't afford a trip? How about a weekend at Capuchin Retreat on Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24. Enjoy the quiet, the 95 acres of beautiful grounds, a private room with bath, and five great meals. Also included are staffed talks, prayer experiences, time for reflection, and the opportunity for private meetings with staff members. All of this for only $170.
This year's theme is "Holiness is...." In Ephesians 1:4, we read, "God chose us in (Christ) before the world began, to be holy and blameless in his sight, to be full of love." The documents of the Second Vatican Council reminded us that all are called to holiness. But "holiness" can be a big topic and we might think we don't really know what it is. And so on this retreat we will reflect on various meanings of that word and what it might mean for us as we respond to God's call.
Do something good for yourself! Make a relaxing weekend retreat. For more information please see the Parish Bulletin for contact details.. God bless you!
Encore Remarriage Workshops
Considering getting married again? Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) can help you and your future spouse welcome Christ into your union, improve your communication skills, and position your relationship to grow stronger over time! The session is led by CCSEM therapist Dr. Janusz Wrobel. Encore remarriage workshops focus on replacing communication styles from the previous relationship with new ones based on trust and friendship. Couples bringing children into their new union will benefit from additional content on talking with children about the pending marriage and issues that can arise in a blended family. The next Encore workshop is Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Additional workshops will take place on April 27, Sept. 7, and Dec. 7. All sessions are at CCSEM in Royal Oak at 1424 East 11 Mile Road. To learn more and register, call 248-548-4044 ext. 3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Craft & Vendor Show February 24
Warren Community Center,
5460 Arden Ave
February 24 from 10 am to 4 pm
St. Mary’s Retreat House - March 1 - 3
We all struggle in life. It’s part of our journey. Some people struggle more than others. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we don’t know how we got there, or maybe we just don’t want to take responsibility for our actions. Maybe the situation was so painful (loss of a loved one, divorce, abortion, adultery, feeling unloved, sickness, abused), we buried it deep down inside us that we can no longer function. When we find ourselves in that deep dark place within our lives remember your LIFEGUARD
WALKS ON WATER!
Fr. Cornelius is presently ministering in Ecorse in the Archdiocese of Detroit where he is known for his captivating preaching. His past experience includes teaching in a Diocesan seminary and preaching retreats in Nigeria. He has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Gregorian University in Rome and is the author of five books and is involved in the training of formators for the African Continent.
For more information or to register for the retreat, please call either Dee Woolley at 313-999-9386, Lauren Howling at 313-377-8602 or Lia Maloney at 313-299-2992.
Parish Nurse/Healthcare Ministry Retreat
Parish Nurses and Healthcare Ministry leaders, mark your calendars for your annual retreat on Thursday, March 28, at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills. The theme this year is: “Search for Wisdom: Experience the Power of Renewal through Spiritual Reflection, Humor and Music Enrichment.” Speakers will include Bridget Deegan-Krause, Chaplain and Formation Guide for Catholic healthcare systems nationwide, Kathy Neuman, a psychiatric nurse/nurse practitioner who teaches at Madonna University, and Cammie Coffey, board certified music therapist at St. Joseph Mercy Home Care & Hospice. To register go to:
CCSEM Announces “Time, Talent and Treasure” Parish Award Winners
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan will honor five Catholic parishes with our annual "Time, Talent, and Treasure" awards at our upcoming Annual Celebration April 27th at Petruzzello's in Troy. The award-winning parishes include:
Christ Our Light Parish, Troy
St. Anthony, Temperance
St. Christopher, Marysville
St. Kenneth Parish, Plymouth
St. Lawrence Parish, Utica
Come learn what these parishes are doing to support our ministries serving those in need in southeast Michigan. To register to attend the CCSEM Annual Celebration, contact Farrah Shammas at 248-778-6150 or email@example.com.
For Widowed Men and Women
For further information about Widowed Friends and upcoming events, visit our website at www.widowedfriends.org
Right To Life
People cry over animal abuse commercials, so why don’ t people cry for babies who are aborted? They are just as helpless as the animals, but they are humans - flesh and blood. Today’ s society has misguided sympathies.
Parish rep for Right to Life
Simplify with Online Giving
You can click on the online giving link and not miss a week of donating. This service can help in case you forgot your envelope, are homebound, on vacation - whatever the reason. Or, if you have a smart phone and have downloaded the myParish app, you can also donate from there. We have close to 100 parishioners who are already using our online giving! For more information...
Sign up or see your giving history at anytime, just by logging in at our Parish's web pageat Connect Now.
St. Martin de Porres First Saturday Memorial Fund
What is the St. Martin de Porres First Saturday Memorial Fund?
This special offering is made by the publishers of our Sunday bulletin through which your intentions are remembered at the 5:00 p.m. Mass to be celebrated each First Saturday of the month throughout the entire year.
Why start such a memorial?
The Monthly Memorial fulfills many of your requests for monthly prayer for your special intentions or for those loved ones who are deceased; your intentions will be listed each week on the back of the parish bulletin. Your offering of $60 per year will help to support your Parish bulletin.
What is the requested offering?
A yearly offering of $60 is asked for the intentions to be remembered at this Mass to be celebrated each month. You are all welcome to attend this 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 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 January of this year. The "intention year" will then be from January to January. 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 from the February 10th bulletin with payment to:
Diocesan - Dave Laney
1050 74th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49513
Family Mass & Soup and Bread Supper March 5
We will celebrate a parish-wide Family Mass at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, followed by a soup & bread dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Colorful Art meets Friday March 8
Please join us for creativity and fellowship on Friday, March 8, 1 - 3 p.m. in the Parish Center.
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
We invite you to visit the Council's Website
Spring is Coming
As we sit in our homes, getting away from the snow, ice, and frigid temperatures, we think ahead to warmer days. Flowers will be blooming and birds singing outside. God provides us with so many wonderful things. As the weather and seasons go, our lives are filled with days that all we want to do is stay away from our problems, but we know that as the seasons change, God will give us light and warmth to overcome our problems.
As Stephen Ministers we are God's instrument to help you find that perfect season. We have the willingness to listen to you and support you, never judge you, through your times of need. If you are interested in having a Stephen Minister, or maybe you would like to become one, please contact Florence Murphy at (586) 264-7515, and let the sunshine in!
Pączki Day – March 5
Last day of feasting before Lent begins. Come join us in the Parish Center (Rooms 4&5) following 9:30am liturgy, for a celebration of “Pączki Day” prior to the beginning of lent on March 6, 2019. All are welcome. 1st Paczki free, thereafter a Free Will Offering is appreciated.
Bottle and Can Drive
In our Teen/Community Room in the Parish Center, we have an area consisting of a couch, benches, coffee table and a chair. These items were donated a long time ago. Students in all levels use the furniture during their class time. We are in need of new furniture. To help purchase furniture, the students will be collecting clean empty pop cans and bottles. If you would like to donate, there is a blue barrel located in the parish
center vestibule. We would like to thank you in advance for your donation. If you have any questions, please contact the Christian Formation Office at 586.264.7970.
Mission Trip : Potential Missionaries
Most of you are aware that for the last three years a group of people from our parish and from St. Michael’s parish for the last two years) have traveled to Louisa, Kentucky in the summer for a mission trip. Besides growing spiritually on these trips, we have done home repairs for some of the people living in the Appalachian Mountains. It has been hard but fulfilling work for those who participated. I also hope that reading the blog has been inspiring for those at home praying for the success of the mission trip.
This year we are planning on going on this trip July14 thru the 20th. If you are interested in going on this mission trip, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me in the parish office. I know this seems like a long way off, but registration paperwork must be completed and submitted by the end of March. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and in good health and willing to do physical labor. (Construction skills are needed by some of the volunteers to lead the projects.) You must also complete a “Protecting God’s Children” class that is facilitated by the Archdiocese of Detroit. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to serve God and His people.
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
Warming Center Information
After much preparation, our week to host the Macomb County Warming Center begins this weekend! Sunday night we will welcome our homeless brothers and sisters into our Parish Center to enjoy a hot meal and stay warm during the night. I am so appreciative for all of the support you have given this program. Following are a few reminders as we begin this week of service.
Volunteer schedules are posted in the vestibule of the church and in the Parish Center. If you are unable to serve when you are scheduled, please call the Parish office and leave a message for me. (As I will be here every night, I will be home getting some sleep during the day)
If you volunteered to serve and were not assigned due to a parish group serving a meal, or an over abundance of volunteers, you may still come and visit with guests or fill in as needed. Arrival times for volunteers are as follows:
- Those doing afternoon preparations for our guests, please arrive at 3:30pm daily
- Evening volunteers (intake, dinner and store) please arrive at 6:30pm
- Overnight volunteers please arrive at 10:00pm
- Breakfast volunteers please arrive at 5:30am
If you have taken a tag off of the Warming Tree, please bring in the item you have purchased when indicated on the tag. Non- perishable items may be brought in ahead of time, but perishable items (such as bread, bananas or milk) should be brought in on time. Items may be brought in early between 7- 8am (please knock hard on center doors so we know you are there, we may be in the back cleaning up) or during regular business hours from 9am until 5pm. Please let a parish staff member know if the item needs to be refrigerated.
If you are volunteering, please remember to follow the instructions of the Warming Center Security personnel or the parish volunteer in charge of specific areas. A lot of thought and preparations have gone into this week, so there is sound rational for our decisions. Thank you for trusting us.
I look forward to wonderful and inspiring week working with all of you to serve God’s people. If you are unable to physically serve in the building, I ask for your prayers. They are an integral part of our success. I am excited for this opportunity for our whole parish to live out our Christian values in such a united way for such a meaningful purpose. Thank you for all of your support!
Recertificaton of Lectors and EMHCs March 2
ATTENTION: ALL CURRENT EMHCs:
RECERTIFICATION MEETING – SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND -11:00 a.m.
This meeting is required for all who distribute Holy Communion at parish Masses and for those who take Communion to the homebound or nursing homes on a regular basis. The Archdiocese requires that you be certified every five years. Those wishing to serve as new EMHCs should also attend this meeting and then Sr. Pat will meet with you following the general meeting for more specific directions.
A Recertification meeting for you will be scheduled at a later date.
February & March 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.”
22. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
23. Archdiocese of Detroit
24. Bishop Robert Fisher
25. Central Macomb Vicariate
27. People of the Parish
28. Homebound Parishioners
1. Fr. Nick Zukowski (Pastor)
2. Deacon Marion Jurewicz (Permanent Deacon)
3. Sr. Pat Whalen (Worship Coordinator)
4. Janis Ayoub (Administrative Assistant))
5. Christine Cabe (Director of Christian Formation)
6. Greg Dominick (Evening Maintenance)
7. Zora Dziurman (Part Time Administrative Assistant)
8. Renee Heileman (Parish Nurse/Christian Service Director)
9. Lori Isaac (Office Manager)
10. Larry Lage (Maintenance/Building Manager)
11. Bruce Langlands (Contemporary Choir Director)
12. John McGovern (Music Director)
13. Mary Loria (Administrative Assistant)
14. Dawn Peters (Bookkeeper)
15. Jackie Sciotti (Housekeeper)
16. Brian Tomaszewski (Weekend Maintenance)
17. Parish Council & Commission Members
18. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
20. Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
21. Altar Servers
22. Archbishop Allen Vigneron
23. Archdiocese of Detroit
24. Bishop Robert Fisher
25. Central Macomb Vicariate
27. People of the Parish
28. Homebound Parishioners
30. Parish Choirs
Active Christian Women's Club
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