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Catechism CornerCatechism begins at 6:15PM and ends at 7:30PM, so please arrive promptly to drop off and pick up your child.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOW IN PARKING LOTS
Registered families should have received a calendar and program notes. If you did not receive these important notes, please see your child’s teacher or Paul and Carroll Schuller.
Wednesday, October 1, at 6:15PM: Class for all. Benediction- K, 1, 2 & 3
Wednesday, October 8, at 6:15PM: Class for all. Benediction- 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
Wednesday, October 15, at 6:15PM: Class for all. Benediction- K, 1, 2 & 3
Wednesday, October 22, at 6:15PM: Class for all. Benediction- 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
Wednesday, October 29, at 6:15PM: Class for all. Benediction- K, 1, 2 & 3
Questions, please contact: Directors of Religious Education: Paul or Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212
Life Teen High School Ministry
ATTENTION PARENTS! Substance Abuse Night: FOR PARENTS & Other Interested Adults
Parents: in October we will hold two Life Nights on the important issue of substance abuse. In order to help prepare you to continue the discussion at home with your high schooler, we are hosting a night on substance abuse especially for you—the presentation is also open to all adults.Wednesday October 1, 6:15-7:30PM in the South Hall
Some of the Issues Covered: how teens gain access to drugs, the most commonly abused drugs in our area, the effects of drugs, symptoms or warning signs of substance abuse, reasons why teens use drugs/alcohol, common misconceptions, and how to respond as a parent. Presenter: "CARE" of Southeastern Michigan, http://www.careofsem.com
Registration Opening Soon for Life Teen’s Annual Fall RetreatNovember 14-16 at Echo Grove Retreat Center (Leonard, MI)
For the last two years, we have taken the high school teens on a weekend retreat during the Spring. Because tremendous fruit has come from these retreats, we’ve discerned that it was time to add a second retreat in the fall. We cannot wait for this weekend with the teens!
For updates on our events, visit us on Facebook: "Ss. Cyril & Methodius Life Teen Ministry" Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator,Jordan Langbeen, email@example.com (586) 943-1722
Feast of St. Therese of the Child JesusPrayer to St. Therese of the Child Jesus, The Little Flower
O Little Flower of Jesus, ever consoling troubled souls with heavenly graces, in your unfailing intercession I place my trust. I make this petition to the Heart of Our Blessed Savior for the blessing of which I stand in greatest need (mention petition here). Shower upon me your promised roses of virtue and grace, dear St. Therese, so that swiftly advancing in sanctity and in perfect love of neighbor, I may someday receive the crown of eternal life. Amen.
ThisWednesday, October 1, the Feast Day of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, blessed roses will be available (for a free-will donation) after all Holy Masses and in the church during Adoration (while they last). These roses may be taken to the sick and homebound or kept for your own personal use.
St. Raphael Health Ministryon the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month for Chair Exercise. Exercise takes place in the Father Mikus Hall after the 9:00AM Holy Mass. The next class is this Thursday, October 2. Questions: Bev Moran, (586) 254-6534
Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Meeting in Activity Build. Thursday Oct 2, 8pm. We lead the Rosary at 6:30pm. Please join us
YOLO Young Adult MinistryYoung Adult Men and Women 18-35 Years Old:
Starting onFriday, October 3, we will kick off our regular meetings which will be held EVERY Friday evening from 7:00PM—10:00PM. Our nights for October include the Kickoff (October 3), a night on confession (October 10), a night on the effects of sin and need for healing (October 17), and a game night (October 24)!
Stay tuned for details on each of the events! Also, we are looking for young adult volunteers to help in five different areas: planning, outreach, hospitality, prayer, and environment. If one of these areas is something you might be interested in or for more information on our group or any of our events, please contact: Mary Giroux, yolo.live4Christ@gmail.com
Rosary Society meetingSaturday, October 4, in the Fr. Mikus Hall after the 9:00AM Holy Mass and Rosary. We will enjoy time to visit, eat snacks, discuss the Salad Luncheon and the wonderful retreat we had last month. We hope you can join us. All are welcome over the age of 18.
Northland Family Planning Prayer News We know that children learn not just from books, but by our example. Let our children see us standing up for life as we pray at the Northland Family Planning Clinic. Prayer begins outside the clinic on Saturday, October 4th. The event begins at 11:30AM and should last about an hour (rain or shine). The clinic is located at 3810 17 Mile Road (just west of Ryan Road).
Weekday prayer also takes place at the clinic on Mondays at 8:45AM and on Fridays at 7:45AM. See the Northland Family Planning flier on the church bulletin board for other weekday prayer info. Questions, please contact either: Anne Marie, (586) 873-2004 or Eleanor, (586) 939-5683
Fellowshipafter the 9:30AM Sunday Holy Mass on October 5, 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
Pro-Life Baby Shower at Ss. Cyril & MethodiusIn conjunction with Life Chain Sunday, Ss. Cyril & Methodius will host a parish-wide "Baby Shower" during the weekend of October 4 & 5 for a young mother whose baby has been saved from the clutches of an abortion mill and also to benefit Wee-Care, an offshoot of Right to Life-LIFESPAN. This mother is in need of many things, as well as Wee-Care who, during this last year alone, helped over 500 mothers struggling to provide for these beautiful babies who have been given a chance at life.
We will be collectingeverything baby from diapers and clothes, to gift cards to purchase some of the larger items that are needed, such as cribs and other items that may be too large for one person to purchase. Any gift, no matter how small, will be used and appreciated.
Items will be collected in the vestibule after each Holy Mass beginning with the 4:00PM Holy Mass next Saturday, October 4. Thanks to everyone, in advance, for your generosity.Barbara Fournier, (248) 930-8185
LIFE CHAIN SUNDAY begins Respect Life Month. Annually, on thefirst Sunday in October (October 5 this year), LIFE CHAIN invites people of all ages in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for 90 minutes (from 2:00-3:30 p.m.), while holding an approved Pro-Life sign. Thanks to Fr. Ben, our parish will once again host a chain! Approved signs for the event will be provided so please do not bring your own signs! If you cannot stand for the 1 ½ hours, that’s okay, just bring a chair along! Also, be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately!
40 Days for Life—Parish Adoption DayAll Parish organizations and individuals, please join us for an hour of prayer to end the evil of abortion: Tuesday, October 14 1:00PM-7:00PM Woman Care Abortion Mill, Strip mall on the south side of Fifteen Mile Rd. at the end of Dodge Park Rd. COME BE A WITNESS FOR LIFE!
Cherish LIFE always! God bless you! Lynn Gura, Pro-Life Ministry
Ushers MeetingAll ushers, and any gentleman interested in becoming an usher, please attend the upcoming Ushers Meeting on Thursday, October 9, at 7:00PM in Room #116. We are in need of more ushers at all Holy Masses. Questions, please call: Frank Moran, (586) 254-6534
Harvest Dinner DanceSaturday, October 11
The Šarišan Slovak Folk Ensembles invites you to a Harvest Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 11, starting at 6:00PM in the Father Mikuš Hall. The night features a delicious homemade Slovak Dinner, including: Breaded Pork Tenderloin (rezeň) – Baked Chicken (kurča), potatoes, Stuffed Cabbage (holúbky), green beans, salad, rolls, butter, and pastries with coffee. Ticket Price: Adults $22 / Children 17 and under: $11 / Children 4 and under: FREE. Price also includes Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, traditional new wine "Burčiak", dancing to DJ music by Šarišaners, Cheer Basket Raffle & Silent Auction. For tickets call:
Milan Straka, (248) 478-3818, Daniela Grisak, (248) 659-8522 or Ss. Cyril & Methodius (586) 726-6911 * Proceeds benefit the Junior and Šarišan Ensembles *
Knights of Columbus, we are a band of brothers, a network of men around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor. The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men, each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. We stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles we cherish while lending our support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight.
Sunday, October 12; Knights of Columbus from the Saint Nicholas Council will be inviting men over the age of 18 to join our Order. After each Holy Mass we will present a short informational talk about the Knights of Columbus. Please visit our recruitment table in the church vestibule after Holy Mass.
These invitational events are a prelude to a unique opportunity for the men of our parish. The K of C-Saint Nicholas Council will host a Major Degree Ceremony at Ss. Cyril & Methodius onSaturday October 25.
If you have ever thought about joining our Order, now is the time. If you are a first or second degree knight and would like to advance to the third degree, now is the time.
A man wishing to join the Knights will be able to advance through the first, second and third degrees of our all in one morning. You will arrive as a candidate and leave as a full Knight. To take advantage of this program, please visit our informational table or callTom Starynchak, (586) 489-8661.
Annual Salad LuncheonOctober 19, 3:00—6:00PM
This is a wonderfully fun annual event sponsored by the Rosary Society. All proceeds benefit Ss. Cyril & Methodius.
* A wide variety of delicious salads are served for lunch. (We kindly ask all attendees to bring a salad that serves eight for our buffet table. The salad should be in a disposable container, please.)
* A variety of raffles are held throughout the event for a chance to win prizes: Showcase Baskets, Handmade Afghans, New comforters, bedspreads and throws, and 50/50.
* Admission tickets are now available for purchase! Cost is $10 per ticket (or you may purchase a table for 8 for $80). Tickets are available in the Parish office. Please get yours soon. Tickets are limited.
* Afghan Raffle tickets are also available for purchase in the Parish office. The grand prize is a beautiful handmade quilt. We also raffle off handmade afghans, and new comforters, bedspreads and throws.
* How you can help make this event a success: Please consider:
* making an afghan for our Afghan Raffle. (Afghans should be full-size, or baby blanket size.) Should you need yarn, please see the box in the church vestibule.
* donating a new full/queen size comforter, bedspread or throw.
* donating a basket for our Showcase Basket Raffle. All items in the basket should be new. Use your imagination and get creative! (If you need an empty basket, please see the contact information below.)
As the Salad Luncheon gets closer, we will accept all donations in the Parish Office.
Questions regarding the Salad Luncheon, please contact:Karen Bove, (248) 709-9055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ss. Cyril’s Book ClubOn May 5, 1995, something extraordinary happened to Dr. Gloria Polo Ortiz, a dentist from Bogota Columbia. She was taking shelter from a storm with her nephew, when both of them were struck by lightning. What happened to her afterwards was a miracle which led to her conversion and a life of abandonment to the will of God. She now tells her story in many different countries around the world, and has the approval of her diocese in Bogota, Colombia, and her spiritual director. Her testimony is an inspiration for all of us, and will increase our faith in Christ Jesus and His Holy Catholic Church.
St. Cyril's Book Club will meet onMonday, October 20, at 7:00PM in room 112. We will be reading: "Struck By Lightning" by Dr. Gloria Polo. This book is available on spiritdaily.com. Faith At Work Catholic Book Store may also be able to order it: (248) 250-9216. Gina Smak
"Life—A Spiritual Battlefield—How to Win"Rev. Christopher Crotty, C.P.M., is an ordinary priest with extraordinary spiritual gifts. Through the intercession of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, he has brought countless people to healing of mind, body, and spirit.
Father Crotty will present "Life—A Spiritual Battlefield—How to Win" onSaturday, October 25. Registration and Rosary begins at 8:00AM with Holy Mass at 9:00AM. The talk will conclude at approximately 1:00PM. Includes refreshments, talk, and healing service.
Registration: $12; family: $20. Please register ahead if possible. Send check made out to Marian Peace Center of Detroit and mail to: P. O. Box 721248, Berkley, MI 48072. For more information: www.marianpeace.org, or (586) 268-3731
Art & Craft Show Hosted at Ss. Cyril & MethodiusCalling all Artisans and Crafters for an Art and Craft Show to be held at Ss. Cyril & Methodius on Saturday, November 15, from 9:00AM–4:00PM. Start now to make/prepare items to sell. To reserve a table or for questions, call: Chris, (586) 752-4332 or email email@example.com
Calixis 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 thethird 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
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, callBecky Bueche, (586) 781-4635 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
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