Catechism Corner ∙ All Classes Take Place in the Church Building
Saturday, February 23, from 10:00AM—2:00PM: 7th Grade Confirmation Retreat w/Mentor or Sponsor in the Fr. Mikus Hall
Wednesday, February 27, at 6:15PM: Class for All / Benediction for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th
Wednesday, March 6: NO CLASS (Ash Wednesday)
Please watch the bulletin for when classes will be able to return to their classrooms in the Activity Center and when the
Kindergarten group will be welcomed back to their home in the Fr. Mikus Hall. Thank you for your understanding.
Catechism questions, please contact:
Paul or Carroll Schuller, Directors of Religious Education, (586) 254-9212 or email@example.com
Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference VI February 9th 2019 Audio Forms Available
Pro-Life Student Poster Contest ∙ February 22
FOR JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Knights of Columbus St. Nicholas Sterling Heights (Council 711) announces the start of its 2019 Pro-Life Student Poster Contest! The THEME is: Every Child is a Gift from God!
Cash prizes of $100 for 1st prize, $50 for second prize and a $20 gift certificate to Faith @ Work for 3rd place winner in each group (grades7/8, 9/10 and 11/12).
Contest forms and instructions can be obtained from your youth group leader or from the Parish Office.
All posters must be submitted NO LATER THAN February 22
St. Monica Sodality Mass ∙ Sunday, February 24
Earlier this month we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. More than six million people travel each year to Lourdes in hopes of obtaining physical and spiritual relief. The St. Monica Sodality likewise prays for the spiritual healing of our loved ones.
We invite you to join us for Holy Mass and prayers next Sunday, February 24, at 1:30PM.
St. Bernadette, pray for us.
WHATEVER IT TAKES ∙ February 25
LifeTeen is hosting Justin Fatica of Hard as Nails Ministry on Monday, February 25, at 7:00PM in the Father Mikus hall. This event is OPEN TO ALL PARISHIONERS, though the talk is geared towards ages 13+. This event is free-will donation only.
You can preregister for at: https://www.eventbrite.com, and search for: “Hard as Nails Ministry”but registration will also be available at the door.
We have a God who is our Father who will do whatever it takes to show His love for you. God the Father will do whatever it takes to prove to us how much He loves us as His sons and daughters, even giving us His only Son. In turn we hope that, at this event, each of us will do whatever it takes to make a commitment to live for Jesus Christ and to hand over our lives to Him.
"Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart."
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Northland Family Prayer News ∙ Saturday, March 2
Although we hear much in the media about compassion, choice and human rights, in some cases we see that life is becoming more and more vulnerable. We as Catholic Christians are called to action, but we may be unsure what action to take. One suggestion is to offer our sacrifices and prayers for the protection of life from conception to natural death and for those who do not share our views.
Please join us for a Pro-life prayer and witness event taking place on Saturday, March 2, outside the Northland Family Planning Clinic from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. The clinic is located at 3810 17 Mile (just west of Ryan Road). We also invite you to the Pro-life rosary at church each Saturday. The Joyful, Luminous and Sorrowful Mysteries are recited before the 9:00AM Holy Mass, starting at 7:50AM. The Glorious Mysteries are recited immediately following the 9:00AM Holy Mass.
Questions, please contact: Anne Marie, (586) 873-2004
Reverse Raffle Sponsored by the K of C ∙ March 2
We had so much fun, we’re doing it again! The St. Nicholas Knights of Columbus #7011 are sponsoring their 2nd Ever Reverse Raffle Drawing on Saturday, March 2, at Ss Cyril & Methodius Parish in the Fr. Mikus Hall. Everyone is invited. The Grand Prize is $6,000. Doors open at 4:00PM, dinner is served at 5:00PM, and the drawing starts at 6:00PM. Ticket sales and side-game sales end at 5:45 PM.
A Reverse Raffle is a raffle where the LAST ticket drawn wins the Grand Prize, not the first ticket drawn. Grand Prize winner need not be in attendance to win, however, you’ll miss out on the fun if you’re not there. We will also play side games and there will be second-chance options available for purchase at the event. There will also be random attendance drawings throughout the evening.
Tickets are $25 each, which includes raffle ticket and dinner the night of the drawing. One ticket admits one for dinner, which has been upgraded from the last time! Guaranteed good eats!
Tickets are available in the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish Office, in the Gallery after Holy Masses next weekend, or from any member of St. Nicholas Knights of Columbus. Sales will continue up to the day of the event. Only 500 tickets to be sold.
If you have questions or need to purchase tickets, email raffle chairman, Carl Bontomasi, at FS7011@mikofc.org. In the event that 500 tickets are not sold, the grand prize reverts to 50/50 of all tickets sold. All proceeds of the raffle go towards St. Nick’ charities (seminarian support, feeding the needy, pro-life programs, etc.).
Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Baby Bottles ∙ March 2 & 3
The Knights of Columbus pro-life baby bottle/loose change collection starts next week! A few coins in a pocket or the bottom of a purse, or collecting dust on the counter may not be worth much. But when gathered up with coins from family and friends, and pooled together with coins from the rest of the parish, they can become a significant charitable gift.
This Lent, the Knights of Columbus St. Nicholas Council, will be collecting change to donate to Gianna House. Gianna House provides a home and loving care for local teenagers and for these mothers and babies up to 1 year after the birth of the baby. Next weekend members of the council and the squires will be handing out baby bottles after all Holy Masses. Please take one home, fill it with change during the weeks of lent, and return it on Palm Sunday weekend. Donations in the form of a check made out to: St. Nicholas Council 7011 will also be accepted. Together, each of our small donations will go a long way toward helping Gianna House provide for these vulnerable women and children.
Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Meal ∙ March 16
Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Served Family Style
Saturday, March 16, at 6:00PM at St. Rene Goupil Hall
$15 per person / Refreshments Included, Purchase Tickets in the Ss. Cyril & Methodius
Parish Office or Contact: Ken Pullis, (586) 939-8525, Joe Honce, III, (248) 224-1132
As a Lenten Almsgiving, your attending will help support the Knights fourfold ministries: * Service to the Poor * Aid the Mentally Impaired * Support Priests and Seminarians * Support Right to Life
LIFE TEEN SPRING 2019 RETREAT March 29th- 31st Ss. Cyril Activity Center & Echo Grove Camp Leonard, MI
Mission Trip to Holy Family Parish, our Sister Parish, in Tanzania Summer, 2020
If you were unable to attend the Information Meeting regarding our trip to our Sister Parish in the summer of 2020, but you are interested in attending the trip or have questions about the trip, please feel free to contact:
Brendan Newell at Brendan.Newell@Microsoft.com
Rummage Sale ∙ April 1 - 5
Mark your calendars! The Ss. Cyril & Methodius Rummage Sale will take place April 1-5. As you are cleaning out your closets, drawers, basements and cupboards, keep in mind that we accept housewares, working electronics and small appliances, clean clothing and bedding, furniture, decorations, jewelry, sports equipment, craft supplies, books, toys, baby items, etc. Tax donation receipts are available at the time you drop off your treasures for our sale! Details will follow soon!