February 7 & 8, Opus Sanctorum Angelorum: Children’s Consecration to the Guardian Angel

Work of the Holy Angels

Weekly Meetings Legion of Mary, Calix, Eucharistic Adoration Information


Catechism Corner   Catechism begins at 6:15PM and ends at 7:30PM, so please arrive promptly to drop off and pick up your child.

Class/Benediction Schedule: Wednesday, February 4, at 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th

Wednesday, February 11, at 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Wednesday, February 18, Ash Wednesday: NO CLASS

Wednesday, February 25, at 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th

Please pray for all our students especially those preparing for their sacraments. Thank you!

Questions, please contact: Directors of Religious Education: Paul or Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212

Catechism Cancelation Notification 

It is your responsibility to check if class has been cancelled. You can check our website. It would say “classes cancelled” a decision will be made by 1:00pm day of classes. Normally it says “No Closures” Please look for this before you need it. Also See Safety Concerns, Guidelines for a sick Child here

Super Bowl Party hosted by the Men’s Club, will take place in the Fr. Mikus Hall on Sunday, February 1. Festivities begin at 6:00PM. Pizza, Chicken, Salad, Snacks and Beverages are included. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED and will go on sale the weekend of January 17 & 18 as follows:

FREE to Men’s Club Members and their wives or significant others (additional $5 per person fee at the door, if no ticket).

FREE to non-members who decide to join and pay the $10 annual dues (additional $5 per person fee at the door, if no ticket).

OTHER GUESTS are most welcomed: $10 per person in advance and $15 for walk-in.

Enjoy the game on our super HD screen and surround sound system. Questions: John Fournier, (248) 606-8636

Total Consecration to Jesus thru Mary Monday, February 2, the Presentation of the Lord is the next opportunity to make or renew your Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. For those who have been preparing the last 33 days, using Fr. Hugh Gillespie’s book Preparation for Total Consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort, the formal consecration will take place in the Church, following the Holy Rosary at 5:45PM, and 6:15PM Holy Mass.

Please call Jenni Hulway, (586) 453-4580 to register, and insure enough forms are on hand. If you are making your renewal, you need not call. The next opportunity to make your Consecration will begin February 20 and conclude March 25.

EDGE Youth Ministry Monday, February 2  for Rules, Rules, Rules - teens will explore how obedience leads to true freedom, specifically how God showed his love for Israel in the Old Testament by giving them laws. Teens will discuss how God prepared His people's heart for the coming of His Son as well as look at how obedience is necessary in their own life. How Obedience to God Leads to True Freedom.

Join us next week for Get Ready to Give Up - A night on preparation for the season of Lent. Questions about EDGE: Alexandria Lewis (317) 331-4772 or edgecyril678@gmail.com

Life Teen High School Ministry  Monday February 2, We are taking a break from our "Theology of the Body" series to just have fun and build community! Our evening begins with Holy Mass at 6:15PM, and the social Life Night immediately follows until 9:00PM.

Please note that originally this night was scheduled to be on pornography. But due to speaker availability, the night on pornography has been moved to February 9.

Life Teen Spring Retreat (March 6-8) for Upperclassmen: REGISTRATION OPEN

This retreat is for our Juniors and Seniors (those graduating in 2015/6). It will challenge them to courageous leadership and evangelization within Life Teen and the universal Church.

Echo Grove Retreat Center (Leonard, MI)

Registration: Permission form, waiver & $100 must be turned in by Friday, February 20 (Please note that there are two separate forms that must be turned in—the permission/medical form and the Echo Grove waiver). Form and waiver are available in the office and on our Facebook page.

On the fence about registering for this retreat? Here is an excerpt from a teen’s testimonial regarding her experience of the last retreat: "Life Teen’s Fall Retreat was a wonderful experience I will never forget. I had never before been on a weekend retreat, and I had never been in a small group, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was actually really nervous. Turns out that I had absolutely no reason to be nervous at all! … Overall, this retreat made a lasting impact on me and I strongly recommend that anyone who is searching for a better relationship with Christ to go on the next retreat!" To read the whole testimonial and see the video recap of the fall retreat, visit our Facebook page "Ss. Cyril and Methodius Life Teen Ministry".

Fellowship Group Go deeper in the topics that impact you as male/female, Create stronger brotherhood/sisterhood, be challenged to become the man/woman God has created you to be!

Who: High School Teens  When: Tuesdays, February-March, 7:00—9:00PM  (men and women alternate Tuesdays)

Women’s Fellowship   February 3 & 17, March 3 & 17 (No meeting March 24 due to Lenten Mission)

Men’s Fellowship   February 10 & 24, March 10 & 31

For updates on our events, visit us on Facebook: "Ss. Cyril & Methodius Life Teen Ministry" Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator, Jordan Langbeen, jordan.langbeen@gmail.com (586) 943-1722

Men’s Club Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00PM in the Overflow Room. All men are invited. Questions, please contact: John Fournier, (248) 606-8636

YOLO Young Adult Ministry   Attention Young Men & Women: We would like to invite you to join us this Friday, February 6, for the 7:00PM Holy Mass in the parish, followed by a dinner, and a night on discernment. Mrs. Rochelle Rosenbaum will be speaker for the evening and will share her testimony with us on the importance of discerning God’s will in our lives. As she has much experience in working for the Church and familiarity with the topic, we can guarantee it will be a great night!

Also in February is another social outing. On Friday, February 13, we will go to Dave and Busters (45511 Park Avenue, #D, Utica, MI 48315) at 7:00PM for food, drinks, games, and fellowship! Looking forward to another fun night!

Starting on Friday, February 20 and all through Lent, our focus will be on Scripture! As Sacred Scripture is a great way to deepen our relationship with Christ and grow to love His Word, each week we will look at Sacred Scripture in a new way! Stay tuned for details! If you have any questions, please contact:

Facebook page: YOLO Live 4 Christ or Mary Giroux, yolo.live4Christ@gmail.com 

Consecration to the Guardian Angel for Children By Fr. Wolfgang Seitz, Canons Regular of the Holy Cross

Saturday, February 7, and Sunday, February 8, Fr. Wolfgang will preach at all the Masses on the role of the angels in our spiritual life and, particularly, on the benefits of a Consecration to the Guardian Angel for Children. This topic may be of special interest for families.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux is a prominent saint who cherished a special devotion to the Holy Angels. At the age of nine years, before her First Holy Communion, she consecrated herself to the Holy Angels. This fitted very well her Little Way, since our Lord Himself associated littleness with the presence and care of the Holy Angels: "See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, their Angels in heaven always behold the face of My Father in Heaven" (Mt 18:10).

The sooner a child learns to know and to love its Guardian Angel, the more likely it will keep its soul pure for God, and the surer it will find its way to God throughout its life.

The consecration to the Guardian Angel has the aim to give the child an understanding of the holy Guardian Angel; helping the child to love him, listen to him and receive from him its "first religious instruction", that is to say, the angel helps the child distinguish good from evil and helps it learn the first virtue of a child, which is obedience.

After each Mass, parents who are interested to consecrate their child(ren) to the Guardian Angel can get all necessary information and the application form in the vestibule.

Eligible for the consecration are children from 4 to 13 years of age. A sponsor, normally a parent, is also required.

Formal Consecration to the Guardian Angel on February 21! Fr. Wolfgang will return on Saturday, February 21, to receive the consecration of the children. There will be a ceremony in the morning and one around noon.

Returnable Cans & Bottles Collection for World Youth Day Pilgrims on Saturday & Sunday, February 7 & 8 (Weekend after the Super Bowl) Returnable bottles and cans will be collected before & after all Holy Masses on the weekend of February 7 & 8. If you are able, please save your bottles and cans until that weekend and bring them with you to church. Pilgrims from World Youth Day, 2016, will be available to collect your bottles and cans before/after all Holy Masses. 

Rosary Society Meeting after the 9:00AM Holy Mass and Rosary on Saturday, February 7. We will be discussing the Tea Party, Rummage Sale and much more. Please join us for friendship, snacks and planning our 2015 events. Everyone 18 years old and older are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you.

Northland Family Planning Prayer News Let's take the pro-life momentum from the 2015 March for Life and put it into action in our local communities. Please pray about how you can participate-we invite you to join our peaceful Pro-Life prayer/witness event outside the Northland Family Planning Clinic on Saturday, February 7, 11:30AM. Clinic is located at 3810 17 Mile Road - just west of Ryan Road. Prayer should last about an hour (rain, snow or cold). Anne Marie, (586) 873-2004 or Eleanor, (586) 939-5683

Columbian Squires Investiture Ceremonyu Sponsored by Saint Nicholas Council #7011, the Investiture Ceremony of the new Squires will take place on Saturday, February 7 at 2:00PM. Holy Mass is at 4:00PM.

Children’s Choir will practice on Sundays, February 8 and 15 after the 9:30AM Holy Mass. The next performance is February 22 at the 9:30AM Holy Mass. Please arrive at 9:00AM in the Music Room to rehearse on February 22. Thank you, Bethany Cabrera, (313) 522-7238

St. Joseph’s Adoptive Parents Support Group Sunday, February 8. Current and Prospective Adoptive Parents: Please join us as pray for each other and provide emotional support. We meet the second Sunday of each month in the Heritage Room immediately following the 9:30AM Holy Mass. Questions: Denise Strasz, (586) 764-6263

Tea Party  "St. Francis & His Friends" All ladies, age 15 and over, are invited to sign up for a table at the upcoming Tea Party that takes place Sunday, February 8 from 3:00PM—6:00PM.

The Rosary Society and Fr. Ben host this annual event as a way of thanking you for your support of the many activities in our parish. This is not a fundraiser, but a lovely afternoon of fellowship and tea. Ladies are warmly encouraged to host a table at no cost, and invite their friends.

Tables are still available for the popular Tea Party.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 4, at 5:00PM. Plan a wonderful afternoon filled with plenty of hot tea and enjoyable conversation with great friends. Sign up today! Hostess information sheets can be found on the poster in the vestibule.

We look forward to enjoying your company at the Tea Party! Information, please contact: Andrea Davis, (586) 405-4666

World Marriage Day  Sunday, February 8, 3:00 PM, San Marino Club, 1685 E. Big Beaver, Troy. CELEBRATE MARRIAGE! This day was given an Apostolic Blessing by Pope St. John Paul II. Dinner served at 3:30PM, Speakers, Fr. Ben Luedtke and an inspirational marriage testimony of young couple. Music by Rennie Kaufmann. $55/couple by January 30. After January 30, $65/couple. Register Online at www.worldmarriageday.org or contact: Rich & Fran, (586) 979-0192.

Awaken Ministry Join hundreds of other Catholics for a night of praise and worship, dynamic preaching and a profound experience of Eucharistic Adoration! We are so excited to welcome our very own Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron to speak at Awaken! He is pleased and encouraged at the various means by which the Holy Spirit is bearing fruit in the hearts and lives of God's people through Awaken Ministry, and looks forward with great joy, to sharing on the topic of God's limitless love! Come and be blessed as our Chief Shepherd joins us for a night of praising and worshiping our Lord in the most Blessed Sacrament!

Bring your family and friends to this powerful experience of Christ’s love on Sunday, February 8, from 7:00PM—8:30PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. www.awakenministry.org

St. Raphael Health Ministry is presenting a talk on "What do I do with my Essential Oils?" February 09, at 10:00AM, (after the 9:00AM Mass) in Overflow Room. Now that you have learned about the Essential Oils, and you may have purchased some, you may wonder how to properly use them. Attend this talk to learn the different techniques of applying and enjoying the oils. Contact/Questions: Michelle Burke, (248) 879-2406

Rosary Makers  Wednesday afternoon, February 11, in Room #113 from 1:00PM—3:00PM. For more information, please call: Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 or Helen, (586) 469-3181  

Esto Vir! (Latin for "Be a Man") Group February 12, at 8:00PM "One of the gravest errors of our time is the dichotomy between the faith which many profess and the practice of their daily lives… The Christian who shirks his temporal duties shirks his duties towards his neighbor, neglects God himself, and endangers his eternal salvation." (Second Vatican Council,Gaudium et spes)

So which would you choose: popularity or salvation? Brothers in Christ, this world makes it far too easy to sacrifice faithfulness to God on the altar of secularity. St Paul reminds us to "not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Rom 12:2). Join the men of Esto Vir! in a total transformation as we encourage each other to frequent the Sacraments, grow in Holiness, and dare to be Catholic in every aspect of our lives.

Contact: Ace Tacderas, esto-vir.sscm@gmail.com

Family St. Valentine’s Day Dance Saturday, February 14 Everyone is welcome! Youth, singles, couples even whole families are invited to a fun night of: Square and Modern-type Dancing!

6:30PM: Doors Open    7:00PM—9:00PM: Square Dancing with a Dance Instructor    9:00PM—11:09PM: DJ Music

Tickets will be available for purchase in the Parish Office: $10 / Adults (18 years and older)    $7 / Youth (8 - 17 years old)    FREE / Kids (7 and younger)    $40 per family of 5 or more

Admission includes decorations, pop and music. Chili, hot dogs and chips will be available for purchase. For more information or tickets, please call Mary Hale, (586)773-8261

Book Club  Monday, February 16, at 7:00PM in Room 115. The selection for February is: "My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir" by Colleen Carroll Campbell. "A poignant and powerful spiritual memoir about how the lives of the saints changed the life of a modern woman. In My Sisters the Saints, author Colleen Carroll Campbell blends her personal narrative of spiritual seeking, trials, stumbles, and breakthroughs with the stories of six women saints who profoundly changed her life: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth. Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity's liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of all contemporary Christians"- men as well as women. Come join us! This book can be ordered online and at Faith At Work Catholic Book Store, Troy, (248) 250-9216.

Junior Sarisan Slovak Folk Ensemble Interested in our fantastic Children’s Slovak Dance Group?

The Junior Sarisan Slovak Folk Ensemble is is holding their annual try-outs for any new members interested in joining. Children ages 8-17 are invited to try out on Tuesday, February 17, and on February 24 at 5:45 PM in the Fr. Mikus hall at Ss. Cyril & Methodius. Attendance on both dates is required. Kids should dress accordingly (no jeans, boots or restrictive clothing). For more info, please contact Junior Group Director: Daniela Grisak, (248) 659-8522

Women’s Fellowship/Feminine Genius meeting on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00PM in the Ping-Pong Room of the Activity Center (same room as the January meeting). Join us as we discover the mystery of authentic womanhood with scripture, prayer, and a short presentation. Questions, please contact: Gabriella Stegner, (586) 201-9710

Regina Caeli Academy will host an Open House on Sunday, February 22, from 2:00PM—4:00PM in the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Activity Center, 3777 18 Mile Road.

Regina Caeli Academy:  Is a private tutoring center in the Catholic tradition and is faithful to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. Provides a "classical" style of education, Offers a classroom experience Monday & Thursday, Provides the student with an accredited diploma, Assists parents in meeting deadlines and testing requirements, Provides accountability, Is affordable.

Come see us! www.rcahybrid.org  •(989) 402-5109

Rummage Sale * SAVE THE DATES The annual Ss. Cyril & Methodius Rummage Sale will be the week of March 16 – 20. Write in on your calendars now; you won’t want to miss it! As in past years, we will accept donations of: house wares, working small appliances, tools, working electronics, computers, TV’s, clean clothing and bedding, knick knacks, sports equipment, baby items, books, furniture, decorations, crafts, jewelry, outdoor stuff, etc. If you can bring it in, we can sell it! Tax donation receipts will be available when you drop off your treasures.

Drop off dates will be Monday, and Tuesday, March 16 and 17 ONLY. More information will follow closer to the event.

If you have any questions, please call Redina Simon (586) 212-0783.


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: www.legionofmarymichigan.org

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 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.

In Order to Begin Perpetual Adoration, Adorers are Still Needed as Outlined Below

Hour of Day is Followed by the # of Adorers Still Needed:

We are still in need of just a few more Adorers. If you feel like God is asking you to sit with Him,

please email us at adoration247@gmail.com or call Julie Varchetti at (586) 214-1825

*Designates no Adorers will be needed if Holy Mass will be celebrated

Monday: 12-1AM (3) 1-2AM (2) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (2)

Tuesday: 12-1AM (2) 1-2AM (3) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (2)

Wednesday: 12-1AM (1) 1-2AM (2) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (2)

Thursday: 1-2AM (3) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (2) Friday: 1-2AM (2) 3-4AM (2)

Saturday: 12-1AM (2) 1-2AM (2) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (3)

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 bueche@fettesmfg.com 

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 snavarre@saintcyrils.org. Form here

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