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Parking lot repairs are scheduled to begin Monday, August 4, and last for approximately two weeks. NOTE: The Activity Center and the back church parking lots will not be available to park. Sorry for the inconvenience during this important project!

FESTIVAL NEWS   SEE MORE HERE   Festival Meeting * August 5 at 7:00PM

Friday, August 22: 6:00—11:00PM   Saturday, August 23: 2:00—11:00PM   Sunday, August 24: 12:00—8:00PM

Questions about the Festival or to volunteer, please contact: John Fournier, (248) 410-5866 or Jim Stelzer, (586) 321-4487

Our final Early Bird Drawing will be held on Sunday, July 27. Please be sure to turn in any sold or purchased tickets and money to the Parish Office by 5:00PM on Friday, July 25. Thank you for supporting our Parish through your participation in the festival! Karen Bove, Festival Raffle Chairperson, (248) 709-9055, 

Time to SIGN-UP! Volunteers Needed In order to make our Festival a great success, volunteers are needed in many areas. Volunteer Job Descriptions were outlined in the bulletin last week and they 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!

Sign-up sheets are now available in the vestibule or on the Ss. Cyril & Methodius web-site ( or call the Parish Office, (586) 726-6911.

Festival Advertising * Deadline August 1, The Parish Festival is quickly coming up and the Festival Booklet has room for more ads. If you have or know of a business or organization that would like to get exposure in the booklet to the hundreds of people who attend the annual Festival or if you would like to put a 2 line "In memory of," time is running short. All ads must be received by Friday, August 1. Forms are in the vestibule on the sign-up tables or online at the parish website. Any help you can give to fill up the booklet helps the entire Parish. Thanks in advance for your support. Thank you, Frank Banks, (586) 604-3368. Placing an ad in the Program Booklet.

Kids Tent for Festival * Games/Prizes Needed  Please see this Flyer

Donations are needed for both the Kids Carnival Games Tent and the FREE Kids Area. Please bring your new toys to the church and place them in the marked boxes in the vestibule. It doesn’t need to cost an arm or a leg! Items should be priced at $1-$5 each. Anything from the games, toys, or crafts section will do. The following is a list of greatest wants from the kids: Chalk, Jump Ropes, Hula-hoops, Slinkys, Craft Kits, Stickers, Bubbles, Squirt Guns, Mini skateboards, Lego mini figures, Glow-in-the-Dark Sticks, Dress-up fairy wings, silly hats, foam swords, Action Figures, Race Cars, Inflatable Beach balls, pool toys. If in doubt, gift cards are always welcome. Gift cards should be delivered to the Par-ish Office. Thank you for supporting our Parish and our Festival! For more information, please contact the Chairs: Chris & Monica Natzke, (248) 410-6373

Festival Cooking  It takes A LOT of time, energy and love to cook all the delicious home-made food for the Festival. Details and dates are on the sign-up sheets in the vestibule. Please sign-up today if you would like to help. Questions, please contact: Andrea Davis, (586) 405-4666

Volunteer Forms       Job Descriptions    Download these form (PDF) copy and fill out

Catechism Corner - Attention New Parishioners  Have you registered your children for Catechism? All students must be registered by Friday, August 1. Classes will begin Wednesday, September 10, at 6:15PM. 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, at (586) 254-9212.

Conferral of the Miraculous Medal

At the apparition of November 27, 1830, Our Lady appeared to Sister Catherine Labouré and left a concrete sign, the Miraculous Medal. This medal signifies her maternal love for us and serves as her invitation to assist her in building the Kingdom of God. She told St. Catherine: "Have a medal made based on this model. Grace will be abundant for all those who wear it with confidence."

On July 26, 2014, there will be a solemn ceremony of conferral of the Miraculous Medal, during which the Church blesses the medal with solemn prayers and imposes it upon the shoulders of the wearer who according to Holy Mary’s promise will thereby receive "great graces."  

Fellowship after the 9:30AM Sunday Holy Mass Sunday, July 27, hosted by the St. Raphael Health Ministry. Come and enjoy coffee, bagels and muffins with your friends, and meet new ones. For info, please contact Mary Richards, (586) 323-4037

St. Monica Sodality Holy Mass takes place next Sunday, July 27, at 1:30PM. Please take time from your busy summer schedule to join us for Mass and prayers for our fallen away family members and friends!

YOLOYoung Adult Ministry Attention: Young Adult Men & Women (18-35 years old)!

Join us on Monday, July 28, at 6:30PM, at Boulen Park in Troy for our next Sports Night. Join us if you play soccer, volleyball, softball or other outdoors sports. Please Note: If the weather is questionable, we will cancel as many people come from a distance.

Mark your calendar for a camping trip from September 19-21. (Details will be provided as the day grows closer.) The camping trip will be an opportunity to encounter God through His creation.

On Friday, October 3, we will kick off our regular meetings which will be held every Friday evening from 7:00PM—10:00PM so keep your schedules free. We hope you are able to join us. For more information on our group or any of these events, please contact: Mary Giroux,

Paideia Homeschool Co-op Parent Information Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 30, at 10:00AM in the Overflow Room (childcare to be provided). Questions: Jenni Stec, (586) 677-5657

Junior Sarisan Folk Ensemble will hold a Car Wash Saturday morning, August 2. Suggested Donation: $5!

Piarist Fathers were founded by St. Joseph Calasanctius in Rome in 1617. In addition to the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, the Piarists take a fourth vow to educate youth. They operate between 195 and 200 schools in the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky.

The Piarist Fathers are asking for our support to help them, not only in their educational work in Appalachia but also in their many outreach programs designed to help those living in poverty in the mountains. The three Piarists stationed in eastern Kentucky minister to the Catholics in four counties who number less than 1/2 of 1% of the population.

A collection will be taken for the Piarist Fathers after all Masses on Saturday, August 2, and Sunday, August 3. Envelopes for this collection are available in the vestibule.

Rosary Society meeting will be on Saturday, August 2, after the 9:00AM Holy Mass and Rosary. We hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July and look forward to seeing you on August 2. We will discuss the Parish Festival and the Salad Luncheon at this meeting. Everyone over 18 years of age is welcome.

Northland Family Planning Prayer News The next Pro-Life prayer event at the Northland Family Planning Clinic takes place on Saturday, August 2. The event begins outside the clinic at 11:30AM and should last about an hour (bring a rosary, hat, sunglasses, umbrella and bottled water). The clinic is located at 3810 17 Mile Road (just west of Ryan Road). Please bring a friend and join us! See the Northland Family Planning flier on the church bulletin board for some weekday prayer information. Questions, please contact: Anne Marie, (586) 873-2004 or Eleanor, (586) 939-5683

Fellowship after the 9:30AM Sunday Holy Mass next Sunday, August 3, hosted by the Men's Club. Come and enjoy coffee, bagels and muffins with your friends, and meet new ones.For info, please contact: Mary Richards, (586) 323-4037

Friends of the Congo want to thank you all for a great send off for Fr. Jean last month. Our committee has grown over the last ten months and we couldn't be more blessed by our Parish's continued generosity and prayers for our brothers and sisters in the Congo.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, August 3, in Room 112 after the 9:30AM Holy Mass. We will have an update on how Fr. Jean is settling into his new surroundings, an update on some of the current events in the Congo, and then (most importantly) we will be praying the Rosary together for the Congo. All are welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact: Matthew Shults,

"33 Days to Morning Glory" Class A New Dawn in Our Life in Christ

Join us as we begin the book/DVD program "33 Days to Morning Glory" on Wednesday, August 6, from 7:00PM—8:30PM. This inspiring program teaches the importance of consecrating ourselves to Jesus, through Mary. This spiritually uplifting program, created by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC has already become the 2nd most popular group study program in the nation! In this 6-week program, Fr. Gaitley will take us on an easy-to-understand journey into the classic teachings of St. Lois de Montfort regarding Marian consecration. He will also be teaching us about the more recent insights on consecration by great contemporary saints such as; St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Saint John Paul II. There is no cost to participate in the class. If you are interested in purchasing the workbook and program materials, the cost is $23.95 (or $19.95 if you already have the book). Books can be purchased for $4 each. If you would like to participate, please contact, Mary Bann, (248) 459-8965,

Please note: We will meet at 7:00PM Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27, & September 3. Our last class will take place in Room 112 on Thursday, September 11, beginning at 6:00PM and will include the Holy Mass and Consecration.

Life Teen  "Serve the Poor Overnight": A Mini-Mission Trip Close to Home

Friday, August 8: 2:45PM—Saturday, August 9, 10:15AM

* Serve dinner at a soup kitchen (Detroit) *Distribute clothing to the homeless (Detroit) * Watch & discuss the film "The Human Experience" (PG-13) * Spend the night homeless (St. Cyril’s parking lot) * Grow in compassion, humility and gratitude * Step outside yourself to break down barriers * Be given new eyes to see the poor as your brothers and sisters

What to Wear: Closed-toed shoes with comfortable clothing. NO shorts, flip-flops, or skirts.

What to Bring: A cardboard box to sleep in/on and a light jacket or long sleeved-shirt (for the night). Do NOT bring a pillow, sleeping bag, toiletries, or a change of clothes.

Registration required: Please turn in permission form and $2 to the Parish Office by Monday, August 4. Spots are limited.

Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator, Jordan Langbeen, , (586) 943-1722

Troop 214 is sponsoring two fun, outdoor, information nights (August 12) for all children and parents interested in joining one of Ss Cyril's new groups:

Trail Life Troop 214 (Boys 6 - 18 years old) American Heritage Girls (Girls 6-18 years old)

The information night will take place at: River Bends Park, 4863 Range Drive, Shelby Twp., east side of Ryan, south of 22 Mile Road. Meet at the BB Gun & Archery Range. Open Range Times from 4:00PM—8:00PM.

Kids shoot Free. $6.00 per adult. Thank you, Jeff Freeman, (248) 703-2615

BLAST! Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training August 12 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Taught by Nurses from St John Providence Health System and developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this training is for teens age 11-15 to learn about the responsibilities of caring for children. Using scenario-based learning, this class will address staying safe and dealing with emergency situations. This class teaches the knowledge and skill necessary to safely care for infants and children, including: feeding, diapering, infant & child choking and first aid. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion.

Cost: $20 per student for book and supplies

You must pre-register. Limited number of participants. For questions and to register, please call Jane, (248) 849-5720.

What to bring: *A healthy brown bag lunch and beverage to eat during class-time. *An infant size doll or stuffed animal to practice diapering

Parents MUST drop off their child in person at the classroom to fill out paperwork.

Esto Vir! (Latin for "Be a Man") Group Brothers in Christ: It is time to get off the couch and into the game. The Great Commission (Mat 28:19) is not just for Priests and missionaries. We are the Church Militant, and it is time to engage the world. Archbishop Charles Chaput reminds us that, "We need to be more zealous in our faith, not more discreet; clearer in our convictions, not muddier; and more Catholic, not less." Join the men of Esto Vir! as we encourage each other to frequent the Sacraments, to grow in Holiness, and dare to be Catholic.

Next meeting: Thursday, August 14, at 8:00PM Info: Andrew Avery, (248) 635-6498, 

Life Teen: High School Ministry And EDGE Ministry

The Edge Middle School Youth Ministry kicks off this September! Register your 6th, 7th, or 8th grader for EDGE. EDGE nights include games, snacks, dynamic small group discussions, prayer, and a chance for middle school teens to dive deeper into their faith with their peers and an adult core team.

EDGE will run most Monday nights starting September 22 until mid-May.

Registration Fee:

$30 for your first middle schooler (with a $10 suggested donation to cover snacks),

$20 for your second middle schooler (with a $10 suggested donation to cover snacks), and

$15 for your third middle schooler (with a $10 suggested donation to cover snacks)

(*Financial assistance available if needed.)

Middle schoolers must have turned 11 years old by December 1 of this year to participate in EDGE.

Registration forms are available in the Parish Office. If you have any questions, please contact: Alexandria Lewis, (317) 331-4772 or

Core Members Urgently Needed to Join the Mission Field

We are excited to announce the brand new EDGE Ministry! EDGE will prepare middle school teens to enter Life Teen in high school. What makes Life Teen (high school) and EDGE (middle school) dynamic is that they are powered by relational ministry. Relational ministry means that we build relationships with teens in order to lead them to a relationship with Christ: we are "missionaries" to teens. Fruitful youth ministry is not about a program or events, but about discipling teens through relationships with them. Teens need committed Catholic adults who genuinely love them and are willing to walk with them on their faith journey. So who are these commit-ted Catholic adults excited to walk with teens? In Life Teen and EDGE, we call them the Core Team. Without a solid Core Team, Life Teen and EDGE cannot exist because our ministry to form disciples only happens through Christ-centered relationships between teens and Core. Life Teen and EDGE are both in need of Core Members. So we invite you to prayerfully discern if God is calling you into the mission field of youth ministry. One of the biggest blocks that someone may have in discerning the call to be a Core Member is lack of time. But God never calls us on a mission that is convenient. Currently on the Life Teen Core Team are working moms, a father of nine, a lawyer, a therapist working on her PhD, college students and a couple planning their wedding. Most would say that these adults have no time to be Core Members. But God provides what is needed for them to do ministry because He has called them. Another common block is a feeling of inadequacy, where we have thoughts like "I’ve made too many mistakes" or "The teens won’t ‘like’ me". The truth is, we all struggle with insecurities, and that’s OK. God wants us to be in a position of weakness so that He can be the one at work, not us. What God asks of us is that we are authentic, passionate about Him, and willing to walk with His teens. If you feel prompted to discern being a Core Member, please contact Jordan (Life Teen) or Alex (EDGE).

Thank you for supporting and believing in our ministry to teens!

Jordan Langbeen, High School Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator: (586) 943 1722, 

Alex Lewis, Middle School Youth Minister & EDGE Coordinator: (317) 331-4772, 

Dates of other "Park Nights":  August 27

See us now on Facebook  See Life Teen Video here

RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Please advise your non-Catholic or non-practicing Catholic friends or family who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith that our next series of RCIA Classes will start on August 28. Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 7:00—9:00PM in Room 114 and continue until the Easter Vigil next year. For more information about the program, please contact: Terry North, (586) 463-2649 or 

U. S. Flag Retirement Ceremony The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus is conducting a U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony on Tuesday, September 2, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius in the back parking lot We are collecting unserviceable U.S. Flags for the Ceremony. If you have an unserviceable U.S. Flag, you may place it in the designated receptacle in the Coat Room off the Vestibule. This year’s Ceremony will be accompanied by a small fire work display sponsored by Phantom Fireworks of Sterling Heights

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

Regina Caeli Academy is now accepting applications for Fall, 2014, at the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Campus!

Regina Caeli Academy offers: Accredited classical Catholic curriculum - uses Mother of Divine Grace curriculum. Hybrid educational model. Classes on-site Mondays & Thursdays and 3 days at home. Nursery – 12th grade. Work tuition program. For more information, see: or contact: Sue Scarchilli at (586) 268-6356 or email

One lap is 12 minutes! Walking Together is sponsored by Ss. Cyril's Health Ministry, named St. Raphael Health Ministry. This walk takes place every Monday and Thursday after the 9:00AM Holy Mass.

Young Moms: Bring your children in strollers! Young Seniors: Bring your walkers, canes and a good pair of walking shoes. Men: We encourage you.

The benefits of walking are numerous! You get to meet new people, you can walk and pray for the souls in Purgatory! Or Walk for the Success of Missions! Come On and Just Try It!

For all the Walkers: At the end of August you will be presented with a special surprise! God bless you! Bev. M. and Volunteers of St. Raphael Health Ministry

Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish has a weekly opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration beginning after the 7:00PM Thursday night Holy Mass, and continuing until the 9:00AM Friday morning Holy Mass. We could use a little help as people’s schedules change. Please consider coming in to show your love for our Eucharistic Lord. Our great need right now is between Midnight to 1:00AM and 1:00AM to 2:00AM. Thank you to all adorers who have been able to keep their commitments.

Come and find out what we already know. God cannot be outdone in generosity. Please prayerfully consider taking on an hour. For more information, call Becky Bueche, (586) 781-4635 or write 

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Latin Schola  The schola has successfully been formed and will sing approximately twice a month here for the Saturday 6 PM Latin Tridentine Mass beginning on October 26th (Feast of Christ the King in the Traditional Calendar) and for other special occasions. They practice every week on Saturday from 4:45PM to 5:45PM in Room #119. If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact Michael Semaan, (248) 250-6005.

Adult Choir—Singers Needed  Attention all parishioners! The Ss. Cyril & Methodius adult choir is currently holding practices on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00PM. We need more of all voices - sopranos, altos, tenors and basses! We encourage all those who want to participate in the Holy Mass in this sacred and special way to join us. Our repertoire covers a wide range of musical periods. Please join us! St. Cecilia patroness of musicians, pray for us!

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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