Ss. CYRIL & METHODIUS SLOVAK FESTIVAL Friday, August 28: 6:00—11:00PM (Family Night), Saturday, August 29: 2:00—11:00PM & Sunday, August 30: 12:00—9:00PM,

Festival Cooking Dates * August 8 & 15 If you would like to help cook stuffed cabbage for the Festival, please sign up on the sheets in the vestibule. Cooking dates are: Saturdays, August 8 & 15, 10:00AM—6:00PM Questions, please contact: Andrea Davis, (586) 405-4666

Festival Meeting * August 11 at 7:00PM We are in the final planning stages of our Festival. Plan to come to our next Festival Meeting that takes place on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00PM to hear how the plans are progressing.

In order to make our Festival a great success, volunteers are needed in many areas. Volunteer Job Descriptions are located on a sheet in the vestibule. Decide how you can contribute to the success of our Parish Festival and please sign up in one, or more, areas to help on one, two or three days of our Festival! You may sign up on the sheet

Kids Tent for Festival, Toy donations are needed for the Kids Carnival Games Tent and the FREE Kids Area. Boxes are available in the vestibule for new toys. Items should be priced at $1-$5 each. We accept games, toys, or crafts! If in doubt, gift cards are always welcome. Gift cards should be delivered to the Parish Office. Thank you for supporting our Parish and our Festival! More information, please contact: Chris & Monica Natzke, (248) 410-6373

Festival Security Needs YOU, We are looking for men and women, 18 years old and up who would like to help out during this year's annual Festival! Many hands make a light load, and we are always in need of help. (We need about 21 people EACH day.) Please consider helping in this area. Thank you! *** All security volunteers must be approved by Father Ben. ***

You may either sign up on the sign-up sheet in the vestibule or contact: Dave Ziarko, (586) 354-0514 or George Ingham, (586) 651-0783

Please consider one or more of the jobs listed below. If something strikes your fancy, make a check by it and then check the day(s) and time of day you are available. Return this form to the collection basket, to the parish office, or by e-mail to  by Friday, August 21.  (Download Form)

VOLUNTEER  POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS – Please consider the areas where you would like to volunteer and then sign up. You can sign up on the volunteer form on the back, on the sign-up sheets in the vestibule (available July 18), Volunteers should be 16 years of age or older unless otherwise noted. (Download Descriptions)

Catechism Corner Attention New Parishioners!!!  Have you registered your children for Catechism? Classes will begin tentatively, Wednesday, September 16, at 6:15PM. Please say a prayer that all the repairs on the Activity Center are completed on time and keep an eye on the bulletin just in case we must delay the start of the Catechism school year. Also, please note that there will be no registration on the first day of class.

We are in the process of ordering books at this time, so we need to hear from you as soon as possible to assure your child will have their books the first week of class. To register your child, please call Paul & Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212 or email . If you are not a new parishioner but just forgot to register your child, please contact us as well.

8th Grade Confirmandi – Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 10, as it is the first of two mandatory Confirmation Retreats for this year’s Confirmandi. Father Ben has asked that you invite your Confirmation Mentor to attend with you. It will run from approximately 10:00AM—3:00PM. We will confirm the time when we get closer to the date. If your mentor cannot attend, you must bring one of your parents.

*Please Note: There are a few upcoming events at the church that will give the 8th graders an opportunity to earn their service hours. The Festival is always looking for responsible young people and Alice Tocco, Christian Service Coordinator for our parish, is looking for Confirmandi to assist her at the Parish Ministry Fair on September 19 & 20. Please contact Alice at (586) 752-7282 if you are interested in helping.

7th Grade Confirmandi (Parents) – Please note there will be a mandatory meeting for students and parents on Wednesday, September 9. That evening we will explain the requirements for the new two-year Confirmation Program. This meeting includes all parents of 7th grade students in the program and registered homeschooled students.

Thank you, Paul & Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212

Assumption (Personal) Novena Begins Friday, August 7 Begin a personal Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday, August 7, nine days prior to her Feast Day on Saturday, August 15:

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.

Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven. From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. I ask for this favor: (Mention your request). When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you. Amen.

Assumption Novena Begins Saturday, August 15

The Assumption Novena begins Saturday, August 15. Novena Mass Cards are now available after week-end Holy Masses and in the Parish Office on Weekdays from 10:00AM-5:00PM. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most precious gift anyone can receive.

Blessed roses will be available (for a free-will donation) after all Holy Masses (while they last). These roses may be taken to the sick and homebound or for your own personal use.

iNVICTUS Christus (for Men) 

Join the men of iNVICTUS Christus as we encourage each other to serve the Lord our God, frequent the Sacraments, grow in Holiness, and dare to be Catholic in every aspect of our lives. Next meeting: August 13, 8:00PM, Activity Center Contact: Ace Tacderas,

The iNVICTUS Christus Leadership Team is seeking men of action to assist us in planning and executing our inaugural "Call to Arms" Men’s Conference scheduled for November 14. Please prayerfully consider sharing your God-given talents in this endeavor. Next Planning Mtgs: August 10 & 24, 7:30PM, Room 117

Contact: Tom Vitale, Website       Listen to the information here.

iNVICTUS CHRISTUS Sponsoring 3-on-3 Basketball

Get your game on! The men of iNVICYUS CHRISTUS are hosting the inaugural SSCM 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, August 8, at the parish parking lot hoops. Teams, comprised of players High School age and older, are invited to a double elimination tourney culminating in a final championship game. Each randomly seeded team must have 4 players on their roster and may be co-ed. Please sign up your team and provide the team Captain's email information on the poster board in the vestibule.

Registration begins at 10:15AM, opening prayers and tip-off at 11:00AM. Team fees are $40 and will be collected 45 minutes before tip-off. All proceeds to benefit Ss. Cyril & Methodius and our Sister Parish in Tanzania. Families are welcome to watch the competition and participate in children's activities on the hill. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for purchase during the event. For more information, please contact: Eric Agustin,  or Darren O'Brien,

Pro-Life Update REMINDER TO ALL YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 12-19 YEARS OLD Registration will continue till the end of this month for the Jeopardy Game Show that is being presented by Right to Life – LIFESPAN Ed Fund and Educational Center for Life at Madonna University on Saturday, August 8, from 11:00AM—4:00PM. Some students from our parish have registered already and I know several others who said they will register. This is a really fun event for the students and family/friends who come to watch the show! And, you get to learn a lot more about pro-Life issues! Categories include: Fetal Development, Terminology and Technology; Pro-Abortion vs. Pro-Life and Effects of Abortion; Abstinence and Healthy Choices; Laws and Cases; Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and End of Life; Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning; Famous People and Quotes; Books, Media, Movies, Music and Websites. Age groups: 12/13, 14/15, 16/17, and 18/19. Bingo 4 Life will also be played while the Game Shows are going on for those students who are not participating in the Game Shows. Prizes for winners of the Game Shows and prizes for winners of the Bingo 4 Life. Cost is $18 for Contestants and $7 for Guests (covers pizza, munchies, desserts, and beverages, plus Contestants get a Game Show T-shirt). Call me at (248) 816-1546 or e-mail me at  to register or go to  to register.

Thank you! Lynn Gura, Youth Director, Right to Life – LIFESPAN

St. Joseph’s Adoptive Parents Support Group Please consider joining the St. Joseph Adoptive Parent Support Group if you have been blessed to grow your family through adoption or are interested to learn about the process. We provide a safe and confidential environment to offer emotional and prayer support.

We will meet following the 9:30AM Holy Mass next Sunday, August 9, in the Heritage Room. If you have any questions, please contact: Denise Strasz, (586) 764.6263, or 

Our Lady’s Rosary Makers Meeting Wednesday Afternoon Meeting * August 12 in Room #113 from 1:00PM—3:00PM For information, please contact: Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 or Helen, (586) 469-3181

Mission Appeal At the weekend Holy Masses on Saturday and Sunday, August 15 & 16, a Pallottine priest, Fr. Kishore SAC, will be here to speak about the missionary work of the Pallottine Missionaries in India. Fr. Kishore is presently serving as an associate pastor at St. Michael Parish, Livonia, MI. Prior to this he has worked in India for a number of years and has much knowledge of the missions.

The congregation of the Pallottine Fathers and Brothers, founded by St. Vincent Pallotti, is present in 50 countries all over the world. In India, the Pallottines have been involved in the work of evangelization for the last 64 years. Recently, they have taken up mission work in Taiwan too. The Pallottines work in partnership with laity throughout the world furthering the church’s mission to renew faith and rekindle love. The help and support of many generous people makes it possible to continue God’s work. Your own efforts to support the Missions all over the world are greatly appreciated. Know that when you give to the Missions, you give to a good cause. For more information on the Pallottines visit: 

RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) We will have an Information Session for those interested in learning more about the RCIA program after the 9:30AM Holy Mass on Sunday August 16. Please advise your non-Catholic or non-practicing Catholic friends or family who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith that our RCIA classes will start on August 27. Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 7:00PM—9:00PM and continue until the Easter Vigil next year. Location of classes will be announced. It is very important that those interested plan on attending from the beginning, as the first few classes are particularly important for a complete understanding of the Catholic Faith. For more information, or to register in advance for the program, please contact: Terry North, (586) 463-2649 or 

St. Cyril’s Book Club Come join us as we embark on a spiritual journey. For the month of August, the St. Cyril’s Book Club will discuss "Windows into the Life of a Priest", by Fr. Robert A. Lange. This is an autobiographical story of one man’s Catholic priesthood and his role as an effective apologist for our faith.

We will meet to discuss this book on Monday, August 17, at 7:00PM in Room 115. This book can be ordered at Faith@Work, (248) 250-9216, and can also be ordered online.

WEEKLY Ministries/ Meetings

Legion of Mary With over 2 million active members and 20 million auxiliary members in the world, place yourself under the banner of Mary so that with her help you may develop greater holiness in your own life as well as spread a deeper devotion to her among others. We meet every Monday at 7:00PM in Room #116. For info: Nicholas Crédi, (248) 568-3434 or Joanne Swatowski, (586) 574-9348; web-site:

Calix is an association of Catholic members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon who wish to develop their faith more fully as it relates to their recovery. One need not be Catholic or a member of a 12-Step program to attend. If you or a loved one struggle with alcohol or other drugs, you are welcome.

We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 8:00PM in the Activity Center. Please enter by the 18 Mile West door. Matthew Talbot, pray for us. For more information, please contact: Larry or Cassie Giroux, (586) 739-5297

Eucharistic Adoration  From Sunday, 10:00 PM, to Saturday, 9:00 AM, (with the exception of Holy Mass times) come visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, “Who gives Himself to us in the Eucharist as the expression of Infinite Love, the mystery of our faith, the fountain of our Christian life…” (The Holy Father, San Pablo Airport). NOTE: For Adoration is the Church during daytime hours and in the Chapel overnight Contact: Julie Varchetti, (586) 214-1825 or  See Adoration 101

Electronic Giving Now Available If you would like to have your church donation automatically sent from your bank to ours, please see the authorization form in the vestibule. Questions: please contact Suzanne Navarre, (586) 726-6911, or Form here

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